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Comment: Re:Most of this will be about internal politics (Score 1) 519

Actually , till that prize idiot Galtieri buggered it up by invading , the conservative government of Margaret Thatcher was considering adopting a hong kong style sale and lease back . The story then , as is now , was defense cuts and the absolute bonkers sums of money it costs us to keep those sheep farmers safe.The Argentine government finds it a convenient issue to deflect attention from its economic woes .And no UK PM will forego an opportunity to display his utter devotion to our peace and security by loudly professing the safety of the falklands while decimating our armed forces.

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Comment: Re: according to the article (Score 1) 188

by Insipid Trunculance (#33349662) Attached to: Electronic Voting Researcher Arrested In India

I assure you that things are quite excellent in the US when you compare it to the rest of the world.

Here's a Series of excellent articles by Economist that might be news to you.

Glorious failures

Rough justice

Too many laws, too many prisoners

I would pay particular attention to the third article which shows the depths of illogicality to which the American Justice system has plummeted. Justice is often depicted as a blindfolded woman - the idea being that justice is impartial to everything else except the law.A corollary might be that the Judge delivering the ruling isn't important, same cases before different judges ought to produce the same result.The US Supreme court has too much power in terms of the individuals that make it and not so much as an institution. After all its the election / rejection of individual judges that results in endless conjecture about the overturning of the abortion judgement , the outcome of cases before the court etc.

If you consider the President of the England And Wales Supreme Court, Lord Igor Judge, people other than the parliamentary circus , the legal profession and a handful of Times and Telegraph readers don't know him from adam. After all , if personalities were important, One would hardly have a Lord Chief Justice called Judge Judge!!

Comment: Re:May I be the first to say (Score 1) 141

by Insipid Trunculance (#29669447) Attached to: Ministry of Defense's "How To Stop Leaks" Document Is Leaked

I take exception to your first point about gun control. While Guns are indeed necessary and essential where a majority of Populace depends on hunting for their survival I see no reason for a Civilized society to require guns.

I believe there exists considerable confusion about the concept of freedom.What is freedom?? Is it being free to do anything you wish??Cut that tree down??Forcibly Mate with that Woman because hey she looked good??Bear Arms??

Or is freedom something that enables you to be free of Fear?Of walking down that street?Of someone breaking into your home ??Of being able to walk down the street / park / Shop / School??

If your definition of Freedom is the second one;then we require a society with rules.The rule can be a small family rule that i come home before 11 PM and we keep each other informed when leaving house??It can be community based such as not leaving garbage strewn around. It can be more significant such as laws outlawing violence against another person. Whenever a number of organisms come together they need to follow a set of rules.sometimes they are simple and are understood easily.Sometimes they are complex and need to be codified.

If your definition of freedom is the first one then all i have to say is that Somalia is the free'est place on earth today.The question is: for an Average Somali with a Family,Children and most importantly ,a conscience ;Is he really free??

Always think of something new; this helps you forget your last rotten idea. -- Seth Frankel

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