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----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas R. Wier" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: CHAT: cultural interpretation [was Re: THEORY: language and the
brain]


> Quoting Stone Gordonssen <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > >but we still, by and large, have more liberties than most people
> > >elsewhere in the world.
> >
> > Try being a chronically-ill partnered Gay non-Judeochristian man in the
USA
> > for a while, then we'll speak about how liberties in the USA compare
with
> > those in Europe.
>
> Have you ever been to, say, Istanbul, or Moscow? By Europe, you
> must surely mean "a few metropolitan centers in western Europe,
> such as Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris".  The idea of giving homosexuals
> privacy in their own home is by no means universal in Europe (the
> continent).

I assume he meant the European Union.  Just like when you say 'America', you
mean the USA.