PaulScott wrote: smkettner wrote:
Paul, we have survived and flourished after ration coupons, shortages, price hikes etc.
As if any of this would be new
Maybe "we" have, but you seem to have left out those who have starved to death, been killed in battle (civilians and soldiers) and the economic devastation we're already experiencing.
Reminds me of an old fart (a total Con) I used to work with. Loved to go off on rants about the evils of regulations etc. Seat belt laws came up one day and I mentioned it took a law to get seatbelts put in cars. He snapped "let's vote, I never wore a seat belt growing up and I turned out fine!". Smiling at him, my boss says "but those that were killed are not around now to disagree with you". We all just laughed.
Sometimes it takes a bit of awareness to see past the tip of your own nose. The article and background are sound. And if it makes you feel better Paul alot of the screen names above do not represent the majority of members on MNL. We have all just seen different drafts of this information and already absorbed it.