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In a message dated 10/2/01 6:16:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
carey@tstonramp.com writes:


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> I had to reread what I said to get your context: 
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> Here's what I actually said:
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> I don't remember reading that he said that ... IN FACt, the mix between 
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> assimilation and cultural heritage is what makes this a pretty damn sexy
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> nation. 
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> which I wholeheartedly agree with. 
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> Youquoted me saying :
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> Perhaps you can't.  But I think there's still a lot more logic in the 
> sensible secular government idea thrown around by Russell /Jeff than 
> having a discriminatory system that is apparently and obviously NOT 
> WORKING. 
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> Which I also agree with.  I don't see the dichotomy of those statements.
>   Having a rich cultural heritage is good, having it be run by a 
> religious government is bad.  ERgo why the US system is something I dig,
> but I can't possibly understand a rigid, religiously based political 
> system that is neither rich, but instead is very segregated, rigid and 
> boring. 
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> Not calling Jews or the state of Jewishness boring per se, but its my 
> general philosophy that the more you lump together the better the 
> environment is.  Israel (at least in the context of these conversations,
> and my limited knowledge ) is rather happy just being jewish.  Good for
> 

but what matters to us as americans is that we honor what they like rather 
than impose what we like.  to what degree we decide to honor is the debate.

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<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=2>In a message dated 10/2/01 6:16:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time, carey@tstonramp.com writes:
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<BR>I had to reread what I said to get your context: 
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<BR>Here's what I actually said:
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<BR>I don't remember reading that he said that ... IN FACt, the mix between 
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<BR>assimilation and cultural heritage is what makes this a pretty damn sexy
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<BR>nation. 
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<BR>which I wholeheartedly agree with. 
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<BR>Youquoted me saying :
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<BR>Perhaps you can't. &nbsp;But I think there's still a lot more logic in the 
<BR>sensible secular government idea thrown around by Russell /Jeff than 
<BR>having a discriminatory system that is apparently and obviously NOT 
<BR>WORKING. 
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<BR>Which I also agree with. &nbsp;I don't see the dichotomy of those statements.
<BR> &nbsp;Having a rich cultural heritage is good, having it be run by a 
<BR>religious government is bad. &nbsp;ERgo why the US system is something I dig,
<BR>but I can't possibly understand a rigid, religiously based political 
<BR>system that is neither rich, but instead is very segregated, rigid and 
<BR>boring. 
<BR>
<BR>Not calling Jews or the state of Jewishness boring per se, but its my 
<BR>general philosophy that the more you lump together the better the 
<BR>environment is. &nbsp;Israel (at least in the context of these conversations,
<BR>and my limited knowledge ) is rather happy just being jewish. &nbsp;Good for
<BR>them, but I don't necessarily like it </BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BR>but what matters to us as americans is that we honor what they like rather than impose what we like. &nbsp;to what degree we decide to honor is the debate.</FONT></HTML>

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