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71. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

[quote=Mel.]Tway and Q

Mel - he didn't once mention eliminating borders. That's the point we're trying to make. Please don't confuse the two. Remember that you initially brought up the EU as an example to follow. You're now telling Q and I that it's NOT an example to follow. I'm afraid our comments are being unfairly taken out of context.

If you go over various posts on TP, you'll see my stance on foreign aid to Africa and how developed countries are not living up to our expectations. Again, that is a different topic. You wanted to talk about borders. Instead you are using my comments to make a case about foreign aid. You are misrepresenting what I'm saying.

I brought up the EU as an example to be discussed, not an example to follow. I brought it up, as a possible example to follow. My opinions are not set in stone. They are subject to change, with the introduction of new information.

And i do not understand what u mean, by me misrepresenting u. I am representing nobody but myself. Giving my opinion, on what u say.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 13, 2007, at 11:09 AM by Mel. ]

72. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

My opinions are not set in stone. They are subject to change, with the introduction of new information.

Well, most people start with kindergarten and work their way up. You should try it some time

73. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Quoting Q'

Same thing with a border. Everyone stops. Everyone gets a chance to look. It's the same planet. But I can stop disease, creatures incompatible with my homeland, criminals, wars, etc. from getting to my neighbourhood.

I agree - borders are there to protect. But having borders doesn't mean we can't extend beyond them to help out other people. It just means we're protecting ourselves first. Much like you lock the door at night even though you trust your neighbours.

Same analogy applies. If your neighbour's house is on fire. You get out the water bucket and you go across the street to help him out. If your neighbour needs an aspirin, you go look in your medicine cabinet.

It's pretty well common sense I think you'll agree.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 13, 2007, at 12:42 PM by Q' ]

74. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Q'

Quoting tway

Quoting Q'

Same thing with a border. Everyone stops. Everyone gets a chance to look. It's the same planet. But I can stop disease, creatures incompatible with my homeland, criminals, wars, etc. from getting to my neighbourhood.

I agree - borders are there to protect. But having borders doesn't mean we can't extend beyond them to help out other people. It just means we're protecting ourselves first. Much like you lock the door at night even though you trust your neighbours.

Same analogy applies. If your neighbour's house is on fire. You get out the water bucket and you go across the street to help him out. If your neighbour needs an aspirin, you go look in your medicine cabinet.

It's pretty well common sense I think you'll agree.

I do - the "but" in my comment was in reference to where the thread is going. Should have been more clear!

75. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

[I do - the "but" in my comment was in reference to where the thread is going. Should have been more clear!

I suppose, i am not as good at saying things, as some other people. I try to make myself as clear.

76. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting tway

[I do - the "but" in my comment was in reference to where the thread is going. Should have been more clear!

I suppose, i am not as good at saying things, as some other people. I try to make myself as clear.

I meant I should have been more clear in my answer to Q. It wasn't a slight against you, Mel.

77. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Quoting Mel.

Quoting tway

[I do - the "but" in my comment was in reference to where the thread is going. Should have been more clear!

I suppose, i am not as good at saying things, as some other people. I try to make myself as clear.

I meant I should have been more clear in my answer to Q. It wasn't a slight against you, Mel.

That's ok, Tway. I n'ai pas comprend Quebecois anyway.

78. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

I meant I should have been more clear in my answer to Q. It wasn't a slight against you, Mel.

No problem:)

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