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Alexandra works her self into a pretzel.

Reuter's Reporter Alexandra Goncalves de Oliveira, works her self into a pretzel. Can two contradictory principles both be true? She is also persuaded to reconsider her view on farm subsidies. Part 2


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She's right: It's not so black and white.

What if the peaceful citizens pick out a smooth talking guy, hand him a gun and say, "Tell me what to do and how much you want." Is it ok for him to point the gun at us and tell us to pay up? Not ok morally for him to take advantage of our stupidity, but the issue is a little less clear cut than the interviewer would admit.

Btw- the subsidies are meant to drive out the little farmers- not enrich them.

I personally believe that...such as....er...

pretzels are good, such as...er:


She was a good sport though.

As always,

great job Jan


“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

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Thanks for the link.

He's the man.