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Posted: 27 Jan 07, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/01/26/canada.apology.ap/index.html

And rightly so. The Islamophobic racism popping up everywhere since Bush should die. As should its radical instigators.


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Posted: 27 Jan 07, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got to agree with you on that.


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Posted: 27 Jan 07, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I make sense every now and again.


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Posted: 28 Jan 07, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love rulers that are open minded and friendly :-) Let's all move to DC!!


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Posted: 28 Jan 07, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is indeed good news...
but I wish it was coming from the US end. It sounds like Canada has made the plea for the US to apologize cease and desist with these fully draconian policies, but the US has refused to do so because of the "interests of national security".
I guess Thomas Jefferson had it right in the end..."Those who are willing to trade some of their liberty for security will soon have no liberty"


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CMU HistoryGirl wrote:

This is indeed good news...
but I wish it was coming from the US end. It sounds like Canada has made the plea for the US to apologize cease and desist with these fully draconian policies, but the US has refused to do so because of the "interests of national security".
I guess Thomas Jefferson had it right in the end..."Those who are willing to trade some of their liberty for security will soon have no liberty"


I think the word 'Draconian' here is a severe insult to the Athenian Drakon, whose strict laws were at least meant to protect the citizens from the aristocratic arbitrary rule, and their violent outbursts. The Bush-administration is pushing through laws to the exact opposite: their phone-bugging law, for instance, is an outright act of a police-state.


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to agree with you on this one, Caspar, except that another definition of Draconian is
"rigorous; unusually severe or cruel" according to Webster's dictionary. That is the sense of the word that I meant to use. But police state also works.


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CMU HistoryGirl wrote:

I'm going to agree with you on this one, Caspar, except that another definition of Draconian is
"rigorous; unusually severe or cruel" according to Webster's dictionary. That is the sense of the word that I meant to use. But police state also works.


I'm not fighting the meaning of the word 'draconian' in modern language; just trying to save the poor chap's reputation a bit. After all, it's because of Drakon and Solon that we even know the phenomenon democracy.


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Posted: 29 Jan 07, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed


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