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Subject: [Leica] Moon landing - where were you? WHAT HAVE THE ROMANS BROUGHT US
From: photo.philippe.amard at (Philippe)
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:37:24 +0200
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The way this whole thread was hijacked reminds me of the Monty Python?s 

Alan?s answer sets the biases right (for the US) I think.
The UK might think of the NHS,
France of the 1st paid holidays ever,
Spain, of democracy alla Gonzales,

And yet, someone will invariably stick to the question; WHAT HAVE THE ROMANS 



Philippe, back to ground level, and who doesn?t care a damn about 
technological advances, what some call progress, so long as they're geared 
towards supremacy, and NOT towards better understanding between people. I 
have Tina?s shots in Pakistan in mind as I?m typing this. Beautiful souls, 
very little means.

> Le 24 juil. 2019 ? 04:02, Alan Magayne-Roshak <amr3 at> a 
> ?crit :
> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at>wrote:
>> There was no insult intended. The fact really is that Americans do not
> understand what Socialism is, and how it kills initiative. That is why they
> flock >behind charlatans like Bernie Sanders, because getting something for
> nothing is inherently attractive to most people. You know about it in
> theory, after >reading deeply about it, I know about it in practice, I have
> lived this every day of my life.
>> Cheers
>> Jayanand
> ===================================================================================================================
> I think what Bernie Sanders represents is Democratic Socialism, as
> practiced in my town, Milwaukee, in the last century.  We had socialist
> mayors and
> council members for 40 years.  They were known as "sewer socialists" for
> the emphasis on infrastructure for the public good.  Their administrations
> ended corruption, backed public health and recreation initiatives, expanded
> affordable housing and parks, created budget surpluses, and was labeled
> "The best governed city in America" by (I believe) TIME magazine.
> -- 
> Alan
> Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
> (Retired)
> UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
> UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
> amr3 at
> "All the technique in the world doesn't compensate
> for an inability to notice. " - Elliott Erwitt
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