Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 07:56:26PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 May 2006 05:40, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 10:27:46PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> > > Matthias Julius wrote:
> > > > themselfes. Then a while later when they are upset or drunk they find
> > > > they have a gun handy and do harm somebody else.
> > >
> > > Presumably if the "somebody else" hadn't been disarmed in the futile
> > > effort to prevent the "possibly distressed" person from doing something
> > > rash they wouldn't have been harmed?
> > Just what we need. Bars full of belligerent paranoid drunks. All with
> > loaded revolvers. Put hidden video cameras into it and we have cheap
> > fodder for TV.
> We beat you to that in the US. See COPS, World's Wildest Police Videos,
> Shootout!, or semi-daily in nightclubs on Seattle's Pioneer Square.
Damn. Trust reality to spoil satire!