[extropy-chat] urban sprawl as defense
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 24 16:31:35 UTC 2004
--- "Stephen J. Van Sickle" <sjvans at ameritech.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 01:53, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > I have mentioned a few already. Beyond that I don't think an
> > look can fail to supply you with as many examples as you have the
> > stomach for.
> That's a cop out. You made the claim, now refuse to back it up.
> Just a few words would do.
Don't worry, she had claimed that the Iraqi invasion would take 100,000
lives. The occupation hasn't even taken a tenth of that.
> I wouldn't be terribly surprised if there were some, which is why I
> wanted examples. I can find "oppressive" actions, but that is the
> nature of both government and war. Shooting someone is a pretty
> oppressive act. I don't think we are doing away with either
> government or war in the near future.
Government being oppressive is a very rational behavior. Being rational
does not mean being ethical, moral, good, right, or honorable.
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
-William Pitt (1759-1806)
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