[ExI] Repudiating the national debt
johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu May 12 21:28:57 UTC 2016
On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Dan TheBookMan
>> the current standard is so well established that safely changing it now
>> to something radically different would be virtually impossible.
> Then be prepared to have madmen get into office.
I think madman would be a better word than madmen. In the nuclear age it
is unlikely that more than one madman will ever be president of the USA.
>> In today's modern fast changing world some important decisions must be
>> made in just hours or even minutes and there is no time to consult with
> I actually think that's part of the problem.
> In any age, problems can be viewed as needing quick and decisive action.
Yes, and especially in this age. If the president is woken at 3am and
informed that ICBMs have been detected over Greenland moving Southwest in a
ballistic arc at 12,000 miles an hour he's going to have 15 minutes
to decide what to do about it. If the president hasn't made a decision
after 15 minutes then he can relax because he never needs to make another
decision for the rest of his life.
> The excuse that 02016 demands this more than fifty or a hundred years ago
> is bullshit.
A hundred years ago few weapons moved at 12,000 miles an hour.
John K Clark
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