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[Powderworks] Glitch's comments

Kate Adams kate@dnki.net
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 22:50:21 -0400

And did I hear you say ...

Kate (the Perpetual Scientific, Religious, and Cultural Heretic)

At 06:46 PM 7/17/02 -0500, Terry Johnson wrote:
>For the first time that I can ever remember, I totally align against you on
>a point.  I know our government is corrupt and our fore-fathers were not
>always upstanding, but the basis upon which our government was built and the
>beliefs for which *many* good Americans have given their lives is honorable
>and just.  I will give my full allegience to the symbols that represent that
>spirit--tainted though they may be--because I believe in a higher unified
>morality that will not come from an anarchist government, but only from a
>nation bonded together with determination to peacefully co-exist.  At this
>time there is no such place on this earth like that, with the exception of
>Antarctica (<--- MOC!), but a day will come...
>Hold together.
>I may not live in the city, and I may not be as cultured as you, but don't
>judge us American faithfuls too harshly.  We mean well.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
>[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Glitch
>Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:14 PM
>To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
>Subject: FW: [Powderworks] Rights in the Workplace
>John Welk wrote:
> >The first amendment prohibits the government from supressing speech -- it
>not extend such protection to individuals or organizations.
> >I don't condone Lina's company's policy -- not in the least -- but what
>did is perfectly legal in the U.S.  Just a week or two ago a federal appeals
>court upheld the right of a Florida company to dismiss an employee involved
>political protests that were contrary to the company's positions.  The basic
>thrust of the ruling (from my reading) was that employment was not a right,
>that the company should not be forced to employ someone acting against what
>company believed to be in its best interests.
>Totally true.  The company I work for has been plastered with American flags
>since 9/11 and - most recently - an "intact" copy of the Pledge of
>Allegiance - and I am VERY sure that if my true anarchist feelings were ever
>expressed I would find my ass on the street very fast.  The good old boy
>network I work for has no obligation to employ anarchists.  I keep my head
>down, shut up, and wear long sleeves so my tattoo doesnąt show.
>Sucks, but it's true.
>"There are trivial truths and great truths.
>The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
>The opposite of a great truth is also true."
>                      --Niels Bohr
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Kate Adams
Gradual Student - Epidemiology
UMass Lowell

How Mahatma Gandhi defined the Seven Deadly Sins:
* Wealth without work
* Pleasure without conscience
* Knowledge without character
* Commerce without morality
* Science without humanity
* Worship without sacrifice
* Politics without principle