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Date:      Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:23:42 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chris Hill <chris@monochrome.org>
To:        Gary Gatten <Ggatten@waddell.com>
Cc:        'Daniel Staal' <DStaal@usa.net>, "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: First World (Was: What dialup modem WILL work with 8.x and uart?)
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On Mon, 22 Aug 2011, Gary Gatten wrote:

> Interesting analogy.  Osama - er, I mean Obama could really use people 
> like you to explain things better to him, 'cause obviously he has NO 
> idea what his various and numerous Czars and advisors are saying.  Or 
> maybe they're all barely functional and don't know any better....

I'm sure the OP found that extremely helpful. Thanks for the trenchant 
incisiveness. Right on topic, too.

> Oh wait, this is a FBSD list...  Ah, FBSD Rules!  Long live FBSD!

Right.

>
> On Mon, August 22, 2011 7:19 am, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> I live in some 3rd world country (BTW, how does one become 1st world?)
>
> Back in the day, you'd have needed to join NATO...  (2nd world, of course,
> required joining the Warsaw Pact.)
>
> These days, I subscribe to the 'soda theory'.  At the lowest level of an
> economy, you can only buy one of Pepsi or Coke.  A step up, and you will
> have a choice.  The next step beyond that, you have a choice between
> Sprite and 7-Up.  A first world economy will have multiple choices for any
> flavor of soda, including things like Root Beer, Grape, or Sport Drinks.
> In fact, you will have specialty sodas in most flavors, that are in
> limited distribution by area, but still in major market retailers.  They
> will often be sold at prices near or above half an hour's wage (at minimum
> wage) for a single soda.  (Vs. Coke or Pepsi, which are usually sold at
> half that or less.)
>
> ;)
>
> Daniel T. Staal
>
> (How is Kenya these days?  I haven't been there in 10 years or so...)
>
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