[ExI] The Doomsday Clock
johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 22:45:05 UTC 2018
On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:54 PM, Christian Saucier <csaucier at sovacs.com>
> What is silly to me is the promotion of the usual partisan politics with a
> the hope of a different result.
> If somebody, almost anybody other than Trump was commander in chief today
the world would be a safer and saner place. You may not like Clinton, I'm
not a huge fan either, but unlike the creature who has his finger on the
nuclear button today she is not stupid and she is not emotionally unstable.
> I wonder if you believe Barack Obama deserved his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize?
> Bill Gates
would have been a much better choice,
estimates of the number of people alive today who would be dead without
him range from 6 to 122 million;
Barack Obama deserved
more than Henry Kissinger or Le Duc Tho
> The solution to world peace and nuclear annihilation will not come from
> wall street and nation states. We need alternatives.
Wall Street? I knew you didn't like nation states but I didn't know you
don't like capitalism either. What do you like?
> Nation states as we know them today will not survive the move to
> peer-to-peer electronic money, exchanges,
, I joined this list a quarter century ago long before bitcoin, and from
day one I heard about the Crypto revolution that was about to happen. And
even before that way back in 1988 Timothy C May wrote his "
Crypto Anarchist Manifesto
" and I was very impressed by it's opening line:
"*A specter is haunting the modern world, the specter of crypto anarchy*."
We were all sure it was just about to happen any day now, b
here we are in 2018 and nation states are stronger than ever. Like it or
not nation states
away anytime soon, we're just going to have to deal with it.
With Trump I wouldn't count on it.
John K Clark
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