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"The impartial answer is that all deliberate killing is murder or that none is.."
That "impartial answer" is not only not accepted in military circles, but also neither in civilian law. There is a huge spectrum. "murder" is *unlawful* deliberate killing, which for example deliberate killing in self-defence isn't.
Your first example is stretching the concept beyond the breaking point, and your others are only a little better.
That's a mildly interesting corner case
No. Killing the enemy is not murder.
... just waiting for someone to quote Team America.
... not really - under the GP's rules, you'd be out of line with that.
"The 'invisible hand' (rich land owners with huge water rights in this case)..."
Sorry, you're misusing terminology. The "invisible hand" is the effect of the market - of people freely competing to efficiently allocate resources between alternative uses. When you instead refer to "owners with huge water rights", you're outside the market: "water rights" are a government largesse, not a market.
"I'm for just straight up taxing everything.
tax & spend - the environment is just an excuse
You're victim-blaming here. The invisible hand barely had a hand in what's been happening.
The "virtual water" concept is unnecessary just to improve on real-water scarcity. Just price real-water properly.
say what yo like, I'm still
" What is the incentive for the BBC to spin
To try to stay relevant - to try to justify their tax-income.
Yes, but it lets government bureaucrats play-act like they're entrepreneurs and brave businessguys and such.
"I think everyone already knew it was possible to print something that looks like a jet engine."