Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 11:47:59 +0100
From: "MJW" <>
Subject: Re: Message from Grunff

"Grunff" <> wrote in message news:bche9b$i22d8$ > MJW wrote: > > > Why should I? It's the car I want - some people just don't believe in > > criticsm. > > Had the British had that attitude in 1939-45 Europe would all be Nazzi. > > People should always question the status quo. If woman had not questioned > > their position then they would still not be allowed to own property or > > allowed to vote. Prpgress never was easy. > > That's the stupidest statement I've read...all week. > > You simply cannot apply your political thinking (which I fully > agree with) to free market consumer products. If manufacturer X > makes product Y (say a type of cookie) that I find too crumbly, > I don't have a right to make them change it, making it less > crumbly. I do, however, have a right not to buy it and to look > for an alternative. > > Or a closer analogy, if said cookie contains traces of nuts, > even though it's a choc chip cookie, and I have a nut allergy, I > still don't have a right to demand that they change their > manufacturing methods just to suit my allergy. > > As for your dumbass airbag question - in many countries it would > be illegal to [a] fit the driver airbag with an on/off switch > (the passenger airbag is different, baby seats etc.) or [b] > disable an airbag which came as part of the original equipment. > > Get over it. > > -- > Grunff > Well we are not talking abount any country. Were talking about the UK where Peugeot have overide switches on the passenger air bags. Your cookie (another Americanism) example might apply when there are thousands of others to chhose from. With cars that need to be used in conjuction with driver operated wheelchair access - very few cars suit my particular needs. Your writing imply that it would be wrong to kill a baby with an air bag, but a disabled person is expendable. Perhaps if Hitler was in power today - YOU would support him!! MJW

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