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  • Plinius

    The Green Party is a bit elitist and has lost the contact with common people. Our old socialist party, the Partij van de Arbeid has watered down from red to vague pink. (Red is the socialist colour.) I go for the Socialist Party - I know Americans don't like the word socialist - they are the left wing party with sound ideas that could benefit the 99%. Most of the other parties mouth ideals but do nothing to realize them.

  • Ian Mason

    Joan, I admire your ability to keep moving forward. It may be at a slower pace but you've kept your will and your direction.

    Chris, the politics in NL sound just like those in DK. "Liberals" are often to the right of traditional conservatives. The former left-wing parties worship at the shrine of St. Tony Blair and his policy of privitization at all costs.

    Went out to eat with some former colleagues yesterday. Quite nice although the huge restaurant was too noisy for conversation. One novel thing: crocodile meat. No, it doesn't taste like chicken.

  • Loren Miller

    Joan, we shouldn't be surprised at all that some deity is supposed to be the source of both health and disease.  If it is, indeed, omnipotent, omniscient, et cetera and created the whole schmeer, then it's responsible for the whole nine yards.  Besides, their own holy book says so:

    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
    -- Isaiah 45:7