[ExI] The Doomsday Clock

John Clark 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
​ the Nobel

​Peace Prize
more than Henry Kissinger or Le Duc Tho
​ or
Yasser Arafat
​ did.


> ​> ​
> 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,
> Christian
​, 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
aren't going
​ away anytime soon, we're just going to have to deal with it. ​

​> ​
> Peace!

​With Trump I wouldn't count on it.

 John K Clark​
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