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  • All? (Score:3, Interesting)

    This morning the radio woke me up announcing the visit of the Dalai Lama in Paris. Just a thought...
    • Re:All? (Score:3, Interesting)

      Well, I figured if people could say it about America, we could say it about China. I didn't mean I condone the People's Republic of China. In fact, I don't even condone the forcible confiscation of wealth to fund space exploration (the way it was done over here, too). But I am happy that mankind has made another stride into space.

      I won't let this good act be overshadowed by other evil actions. I'm sure the Chinese scientists involved in this launch are quite worthy of respect.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • And indeed I thought it was amusing (as in "funny", "laugh") that I read you writing this just a few hours after being reminded of the existence of somebody who fights since dozens of years to not be a Chinese. No trolling was intended.

        FWIW I'm happy also that new steps are made in space exploration. And I don't see why the Dalai Lama wouldn't be too. As you say the people responsible for the oppression of his nation are surely not involved at all in the Chinese space program, and vice versa.

        • by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.10.16 8:49 (#24916) Homepage Journal

          And indeed I thought it was amusing (as in "funny", "laugh") that I read you writing this just a few hours after being reminded of the existence of somebody who fights since dozens of years to not be a Chinese. No trolling was intended.

          I understand. I knew there'd be political issues in my statement, but was actually thinking more about offending Taiwanese and their friends than Tibetans and theirs. Also thought about offending conservatives (of which I am one) by the play on the phrase from September 11 that "today we are all Americans," but it expressed how I felt quite well.

          I'm happy for this advancement for humanity.

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers