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Roger Welleog's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Roger Welleog

"Comment #414630 by beanson on September 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm

So the article doesn't make it clear whether they only arrest citizens- perhaps they also arrest tourists.

More to the point- how do they know who is a tourist and who a citizen?"


I read somewhere that all Egyptian citizens are required to carry identity cards that specify religion (incidently "non" is not an option). Possibly how Egyptian authorities descriminate who to arrest for that terrible crime of eating!

I seem to remember reading it in either Dawkins or Hitchens...

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 02:04:00 UTC | #396788

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m d

Athens isn't far off modern democracy, a massive underclass who in our time are too apathetic to vote or too undeducated to vote in their best interests. A small elite who sit in power acting in their own best interests.

I would heartily disagree that free tarde is essential for other freedom. Surely you would agree free speech is the key stone upon which other freedoms rest? (although i would be happy for you to prove me wrong)

I realise the Singapore example doesn't change what you said, I was just having a swipe at Capitalism. I find it ironic that you say Capitalism is neccessary for democracy yet it works as good (if not better) under dictatorial regimes.

I would argue that some free trade is necessary and indeed encouragable, but full blown rampant capitalism is certianly not. Britain in the post-war years being a perfect example of a somewhat nationalised nation, i.e. government control over certain industry, schools, transport etc, while still remaining fully democratic.

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:56:00 UTC | #389018

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Roger Welleog's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Roger Welleog

m d, you can't see how democracy could survive without capitalism?! Perhaps you have heard of a certain ancient city state called Athens?

As for capitalism, it certainly doesn't need democracy to work, Singapore being an excellent example.

Sun, 16 Aug 2009 14:03:00 UTC | #388835

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Roger Welleog's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Roger Welleog

contemptible behaviour resting on the shoulders of religious ignorance.

Of course we must have respect for thier religious beliefs. (Please refer to sarcasm mentioned in post three)

Roger

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:44:00 UTC | #384233