[ILUG] Canvassing and politicians
james.mcboyle at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 14:36:12 GMT 2010
If you don't mind, I will disagree with you. The only time to begin
political change is "now". There will always be reasons that can be
given as to why Subject X should be put onto the back-burner until the
current <insert crisis here> has been dealt with, but all that does is
make change tomorrow's agenda, and tomorrow never comes. Certainly
there are many other changes that also require urgent attention, some
going to the very root of the political system, but these should not
become the be-all and end-all of any future government.
Political change has to start somewhere, and here and now are always
the best time and place.
On 23 November 2010 14:26, Mark Dennehy <mark.dennehy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 November 2010 14:09, Ciarán O'Riordan <ciaran at member.fsf.org> wrote:
>> But the details aren't crucial now. The important thing is to connect
>> software patents to the above points. Thorough explanations and supporting
>> studies is something we'll present when specific discussions on this issue
>> heat up.
> Ciaran, I don't mean to be rude, but they called in the IMF officially
> over the weeked.
> I think software patent issues won't - and shouldn't - be featuring in
> the next election, not when one third of all mortgage holders are
> already in trouble with their mortgage repayments (and 5% are 3 months
> or more in arrears), the total cost of the bailout looks set to be in
> the €200bn range (http://bit.ly/bailoutcost), and unemployment is
> running at 14.1% overall and far higher than that the younger you are.
> Mark Dennehy
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