I think the biggest difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals think about the secondary and tertiary effects of their decisions with regard to welfare; a conservative thinks "My money is being taken away from me and given to bums, and I have less money and I don't like that," whereas the liberal thinks "My money is being taken away from me and given to people whose condition isn't as good as mine, and this process helps to better their condition, removing the impetus to commit crimes and giving them the opportunity to gain the tools they need to become better able to function in society; this benefits society through decreased crime and increased opportunity for the economy to expand as lower-income people gain new skills, become higher-income people, and become able to buy iPods and Razrs and other products that help stimulate the economy; therefore, I become better off." Though, of course, that could be my own particular biases talking. :)
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"...The victim was unable to identify his assailant due to lack of lighting and not having his glasses on at the time, according to police reports obtained by the press..."
Context was given a stern warning and a restraining order.
Me: How are you doing?
2 drug dealers: Hey man, how much is that shit?
Me: Which shit are you talking about?
Dealers: The ribs.
Me: 6 buck an order.
Dealers: Hook me up.
Me: Your shit will be ready in 5 minutes.
Dealers: Good looking out.
"I have to say I'm slightly impressed. I like it, but the cost? No way. The thing I always think is, what if it breaks? Then you lose a camera, your music, and your phone and you're SOL."
The context, itself, however, is still not impressed.