[geeks] Socialized medicine [was Re: nVidia 8800GT for Apple Mac Pro]
shannon at widomaker.com
Tue May 27 14:30:33 CDT 2008
On May 27, 2008, at 04:02 , Mike Meredith wrote:
> English theocracy ? If you don't want to appear to be on the lunatic
> fringe of the anglophobes (the ones over there: chained up, twitching,
> frothing at the mouth and howling at the moon), you might want to
> that phrase.
Why avoid an accurate description?
I didn't say it was the same as other theocracies, just that it was
one, and it was a reason some cited for leaving.
You made more out of it than I would bother with.
> I don't doubt that there are problems ahead. I merely doubt the scale
> of the problem. Assuming that there were a 10% growth in the number of
> muslims in the UK since the 2001 census (wildly over optimistic even
> assuming every last illegal immigrant were islamic) we would have
> 2.66 million muslims in the UK (about 4.4%) today.
I doubt percentages are relevant in any way.
In 1775, less than 10% of the colonials started a rebellion that ended
English rule in America.
Less than 30% voted agreement even after it was over.
The vast majority of America were loyalists, not rebels.
So, I'd say that exact percentages have little to do with how and what
Maybe nothing will happen as a result of muslim influx, or maybe it
will be a disaster.
More likely it will be a contributing factor along with a lot of other
"Where some they sell their dreams for small desires."
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