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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:58 pm 
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Back reading this after a couple of days away, and what an interesting thread. Sands, your sum up of the welfare state here was very clear, ( I could add a great deal about the inequalities of theUniversity fee system, but I'll spare you all that) and yes, perhaps ours is the first generation to have this priviledge, I can certainly remember my mother saying how hard it was to afford the doctor's visits, or the cost of secondary education before WW2. And thank you all for the insight into the US system. I think this thread has shown how much we are influenced by the stereotypes produced by the media, and fail to see at times the human detail that provides the reality. And that America, too, has a class system...not as structured as ours, but there all the same, reinforcing the pattern of people being born into either wealth or poverty, and certainly finding upward mobility very difficult, particularly for the hard working poor.
Lots to think about, for sure. Thanks to all concerned.



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Sands and Endora, Your system sounds a little better than ours, our university everyone has to pay, but you start paying back when you earn enough money. However ours USED to be free :banghead: so all our parents went through for free.

Oh and SANDS I like your idea of being on the road.... But you might just see a hitch hiker along the way, would you them a lift? :cool:



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No problem sar. Jump in.

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Sands wrote:
No problem sar. Jump in.

'I'm your friend, I'm not like the others' :grin:

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Hot damn. I never rode in a convertible before.



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shame_about_rasins wrote:
Sands wrote:
No problem sar. Jump in.

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Hot damn. I never rode in a convertible before.


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