William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue May 3 17:38:31 UTC 2016
I am losing hope that some enlightened leader can convince everyone that
we can all live in peace on this planet.
This is not going to happen. For one thing, that person'a religion would
be viewed by many as wrong, and certainly no atheist could get that job
Give the state of the world, I think it is astounding that someone hasn't
used a nuclear bomb before now. That gives me hope. I don't know if
sanctions have worked in suppressing nuclear development, but hurting one's
basic economy in a significant way strikes a mean blow. I could see the
day where preemptive bombing, not nuclear, could stop any one from
developing plutonium, or what it is that is takes to make a bomb.
I also could see a UN force being much larger and much more active in
suppressing wars, mass kidnapping and such. Send a message that if you
take these steps we will be there and we will defeat you asap. For
radicals, force is all they understand.
Lastly, just improving third world economies will keep radicals from having
strong support, and that is part of what is wrong with the income
differential we have now. "Take down the fat cats" is a theme that plays
well with a big proportion of the population.
On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> BillW, this feels to me like one of those ideas which should be thoroughly
> discussed from every point of view, then not done.
> It is analogous to posting those videos of guys sawing off the heads of
> infidels. I get the rationale behind it: we need to know that it happens.
> I don’t think we need to see it being done. I sure as hell don’t.
> Whether we like it or not, we are descending into World War 4, over the
> name of a sizeable population’s imaginary friend. Such a profound tragedy
> is this. But arguing over the name of an imaginary friend has cost
> innumerable lives, has ruined a sizeable portion of the globe, has
> destroyed the prospects of so many, and I sadly admit I can only envision
> it becoming worse for the rest of my natural life. We have much of the
> western world quietly coming to the conclusion that in some way or another,
> that entire memeset must be completely exterminated. Those who hold the
> memeset in question have largely concluded the western world must either be
> forced to buy in or be exterminated. I am losing hope that some
> enlightened leader can convince everyone that we can all live in peace on
> this planet.
> *From:* William Flynn Wallace [mailto:foozler83 at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:11 AM
> *To:* spike jones <spike66 at att.net>
> *Subject:* clip
> Now here's something you can grab and run with. What could be next?
> Showing assassinations in local theaters and charging admission? My
> creativity isn't up to this one. bill w
> The only thing more bizarre than the CIA hiring a social media manager is
> a social media manager thinking it would be a good idea to "live tweet
> the military raid that killed Osama bin Laden as if it were happening
> today. Despite widespread criticism
> <http://dailypnut.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e8d181bde02154228dd7d7c0a&id=f466e03a8f&e=595a16146c> and
> a little mockery, the CIA stands by the notion that pretending to relive
> such a complicated time in American history is good for internet marketing.
> They even tried to get the hashtag #UBLRaid trending, which many found
> distasteful. Sure, it was wildly inappropriate, poorly executed and a
> little disturbing, but they did succeed in driving engagement.
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