CMP (Canadian Mind Products)’s purpose is to stand up for the rights of plants and animals. Animals also includes cetacea, humans, gay people, atheists, war victims and invertebrates. CMP attempts to inculcate planetary consciousness — concern for the planet as a whole. A subgoal is to teach people to use computers effectively, particularly with the Java computer language.
Ask people who were alive in 1939 how they felt about Hitler. They will tell you he was such an awful man that there was no possibility of surrender under any circumstances. I submit the people of Afghanistan and Iraq feel the same way about the Americans. Surrender is unthinkable. Why would they feel this way?
If you live in the USA, you will probably disagree with some of the items on that list. But that is irrelevant. People outside the USA have a much dimmer view of America’s behaviour than Americans have of themselves. What counts is what the Afghans and Iraqis think in determining how likely they are to surrender. Hitler did some pretty nasty stuff, but his list is considerably shorter. No wonder the Afghans and Iraqis refuse to surrender! Further the victims of America’s invasions have been previously toughened by living under the domination of Saddam and the Russians. They have suffered far too much to give up now. As Napoléon said How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.
We don’t allow people to ignore quarantine for religious or philosphical reasons. It makes no sense to allow them to refuse vaccines on those same grounds. By doing so, they infect many others.~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
We have much less trouble with improper use of Tasers and adjudicating such incidents if every Taser were equipped with a digital video camera. It could designed to capture at least 10 seconds of sound and video prior to the trigger and 60 seconds afterwards. It would continuously record whenever out of its holster, throwing away non-critical material if its RAM (Random Access Memory) buffer were filled.~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
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