[extropy-chat] urban sprawl as defense
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 24 22:02:11 UTC 2004
--- "Stephen J. Van Sickle" <sjvans at ameritech.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 11:31, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > Don't worry, she had claimed that the Iraqi invasion would take
> > lives. The occupation hasn't even taken a tenth of that.
> To be fair, that was not an unreasonable prediction, had Hussein used
> chemical weapons and deliberately targeted his own people in an
> attempt to scare off the Americans, a scenario I don't find
> improbable. A variation of the Blazing Saddles strategy.
> A sound argument against the war before it started.
Well, yes, it would have been a sound argument IF Samantha had also
thought that Hussein actually had WMD.... she didn't....
> > Government being oppressive is a very rational behavior. Being
> > does not mean being ethical, moral, good, right, or honorable.
> Exactly. There are many good arguments other than "irrational".
> Instead, I just hear "Bush is dumb", "it's the oil", "conspiracy",
> etc. Why doesn't the opposition get to the meat of the issue?
Cause they can't? Cause most people don't think there is any meat on
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It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
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