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Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 10:38:52AM +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (19/10/03 01:07), Tom wrote:
> The war on terrorism has nothing to do with Iraq - it has provoked and
> will continue to provoke more terrorism:

Anyplace where there is a large group of young males who express a 
desire to kill Americans AND is unchecked by their government is a 
legitimate target.  It's the "unchecked by their government" which is 
the key.  Yes, we are inconsistent about who we went after first -- that 
is political reality.

> The route to reducing terrorism is addressing the issues that provide
> fertile recruitment to terrorist organisations - when people have
> nothing to lose they will resort to desperate measures.

I hear nothing actionable suggested.  In practice, this means ignoring 
the problem, or appeasement.

> To be rational, one needs to understand the facts rather than relying on
> what government backed media wants us to believe.

I agree: I believe the fundamental human urge is Will-To-Power; and most 
of the arguments offered serve primarily to put a different political 
party in power, *NOT* out of human charity and goodwill.

Okay, that's MY side.  Let me close by saying I believe you are sincere 
and I wish I could agree with you.

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