flodding in Central America

schumine at ix.netcom.com schumine at ix.netcom.com
Tue Nov 17 23:22:42 EST 1998


So much for intelligent discourse on such an immense tragedy.  Are there any
other newsgroups out there that try to inform rather than bait?
In article <365148B3.14391D3C at forestmeister.com>,
  Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> wrote:
> schumine at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> >
> > Of coarse most of those hillsides were cleared to grow food or raise cattle
to
> > meet basic needs that most americans take for granted.  But I guess that is
> > what these "informed" newsgroups are for.
> >
>
> So what's your point? If clearing the hillsides will cause thousands to
> die from mudslides (all poor people too); then perhaps they should find
> other land to grow food; like those humongous estates of the ultra rich
> and THEIR golf courses. Or maybe the rubber and/or tea plantations owned
> by the rich to grow stuff to export to build more mansions and buy
> Mercedes.
>
> Joe Zorzin
>

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