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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I believe our leaders are operating on a greater knowledge of world affairs than I, and their decisions are just and right.

    After giving a feather-slap to Microsoft's wrist for criminal misuse of monopoly power, and extending the Mouse's copyright beyond my likely lifetime; I find it difficult to believe that any policy puts just and right on the priority list - it is what is best for General's Bullmoose and Bullwinkle? that is clearly of the highest concern.

    • Welcome to the US/American way: capitalism & democracy - where the dollar is king and we the people have the power to change things, if we have money to throw at the people we put in power (see all the loops in there?).

      You bring up two domestic issues that most of us agree were mishandled, and there are likely more. You could also add historical international issues (Vietnam, Iran-Contra, Bay of Pigs Invasion, etc). "Just and right" are subjective to those that hand down the decisions that affect the issues, but probably more so to those that observe and judge those decisions. It sure is easy to be the backseat driver when the weight of the world isn't on your shoulders and you don't have all of the information available (or your information is biased by the provider of the information you do have).

      I can't say anything to reassure you, except you have the power to affect policies by your willingness to gather groups of voters and communicate with your representatives.

      Jason