What is en_US ?

Matthew Saltzman mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Fri Jun 15 15:03:28 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 09:21 -0400, William Case wrote:
> Hi all, particularly Les and jdow;
> For me, now this delightful OT thread has turned serious.
> > [...]
> > 
> Americans are going to face a debate about Health Care issues over the
> next year and a half.  As someone who has worked in the Canadian Health
> Care system for a provincial government as well as representing various
> Health Care client/interest groups,  let me tell you both American
> political parties and your media have completely mis-formed your health
> care debate.
> I know that American Health Care is a way OT for this list, but I have
> noticed that most of the people on this list are thoughtful (with an
> occasional fun eye twinkle) and not political troglodytes.  By that I
> mean we are more likely to get a meaningful discussion than a political
> shouting match.   So, if someone here wants to have a thoughtful, fact
> based, discussion of health care systems around the world and how they
> might be applicable and useful in the upcoming American election debate,
> start a new thread and I, for one, would be happy to join in the
> discussion.
> I am leaving it to others to start the thread, just to see if someone
> actually is interested in a real discourse and don't find the subject
> too far Off Topic.

As fascinating as this conversation would likely be, might I suggest
that you find or form another forum and just announce here where
interested parties should go to join?

This list is busy enough and noisy enough without adding serious
politics to the mix.


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