[ExI] Not Dollar a gallon gas was Rationality and Irrationality

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Dec 22 02:01:16 UTC 2007

On Dec 20, 2007, at 8:00 PM, hkhenson wrote:

> At 12:33 PM 12/20/2007, Kevin Freels wrote:
> snip
>> Who is talking about violence here? Did I miss something? I never
>> endorse violence. Having a viable alternative to foreign oil would
>> make us less succeptable to what goes on in the middle-east and
>> would reduce the need for us to be involved in wars over there. I
>> don't see where you are getting this.
> Libertarians consider any form of non voluntary payments (like taxes)
> to be an act of violence.  And they have a point, since collecting
> taxes is always backed up by force.
> But talk about topic drift.
> The point of dollar a gallon gas posting was to simulate hard number
> discussion about real engineering, not endless political
> bickering.  Maybe it's just not the right time of year for serious  
> discussion.

Bickering?  For these parts there was a highly civil bit of friendly  
jousting and point, counterpoint.  What business is it of yours to  
call us down for such?  Are you not filled with seasonal good cheer?    
There was serious discussion interspersed.  Didn't you notice?

- s

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