A Chicago columnist named Mike Royko once commented that a lot of people will say things over the Internet that they'd never say in a bar, or even a coffee house. If you wish to join the discussion, please use your real name or your posts will be deleted.
Also, commenters to my posts regarding art would do well to actually read what I've written.
One deleted post commented on how wonderful it is that Sweden's museums are free, and that's a nice thing of socialism. Well, they'd better be, since about 20-25% of the population isn't employed in a regular job. Yes, the museums in Europe are often free, and the citizens are all too often free to enjoy these free museums, and might have difficulty paying the admission fee to boot.
(the "official" rate is much lower, but it doesn't include people on unemployment aid and such...even Labor admits Swedish unemployment is around 15% or higher)
The van of peace and the disavowed Christian. - Yesterday I was having a chat with the local iwi medical research centre, run by the university. I am working on various research protocols, and the issue ...
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