[ExI] sugar industry corruption

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 17:17:23 UTC 2016

On Sep 16, 2016, at 9:10 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 7:49 AM
> To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] sugar industry corruption
> >…So much for the United States supposed freedom of the press. 
> https://rsf.org/en/ranking
> C.
> >…Well, if 40 countries have greater freedom than we do (highly doubtful) I think that's a great thing…
> Ja!  But we have it explicitly ensured in our own constitution, so why aren’t we big number 1 on that?

Recall, it was an amendment. And this should also lead you to question the efficacy of constitutions.
> >…I have heard no complaints from our press about their freedoms…
> Indeed sir?  Have you not heard of James Rosen and his run-ins with the Department of “Justice”?

Not just him. The RSF site also lists other examples. The US government has a long history of talking freedom, but when it comes to actually respecting it there's a mixed record. And the respect is usually in the breach here.

> >…  So I think we cannot be much freer, but I have not looked into it. bill w
> Well BillW, you know the cure for having not looked into it, ja?  So do we.



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