It's got 18 thousand word, but a 'bit' ain't one.
These guys wouldn't hesitate to shoot you or your family in the face for the chance to steal a truckload of something.
They put their hands into the blender of life.
Fixed that for you.
I think Thomas Jefferson would shoot a legislator in the chest with a musket if he were here to see how modern police, lawyers, legislators, judges, and presidents are "interpreting" The US Constitution.
But above it all, the American public, who for some goddamn reason, simply vote away liberty after liberty. Either in exchange for an Obamaphone,religeous theology in public schools, increased profits, or to protect their safe and liesurly lives... it seems that almost NO ONE is interesting saying no more.
Oh... sure you've got the Libretarians. But they've got so many people who confuse the Enlightenmen ideals of life, liberty, property and social contract with being a douchy loudmouth piece of shit who's only concern is getting high that they fairly well marginalize theselves.
Actually what you just said appears nowhere in any definition of psychopath. Clinical or otherwise.
Any old God can do speciation. But a TRULY awesome God? He automates it.
The Tank, when it was invented, was thought to be such a terrifying weapon that it might end all war for fear of utter devistation. It was even named a tank to disguise why all this metal was being shipped... under the guise of building water tanks.
You don't know who is planning or not planning an invasion. You don't know who will or won't help you in a war. You don't know troop composition, disposition, or strength. You don't know how the cookie will crumble due to current political winds. You don't know a goddamn thing unless you spy on them.
You can put two and two together, and fill in the blanks with educated guesses, inferences, and patterns... that is one tool. Other tool is spying. Without either you are a total SHIT craftsman.
"International Law" are nothing but agreements between countries backed up ONLY by what the angry country can do about it. There is no power on earth above the nation-state. At that level, each country does what it can to do what ever is necessary for its own survival in the realpolitik game. And maintaining economic power is just as important as how many tanks you have. More, actually.
Countries don't go to heaven. They don't get any credit for doing what is "right", only for doing what is "necessary". Spying, blackmail, assassination... all of it bad and distasteful, some of it necessary. Like war.
If you yourself live in any kind of comfortably safe society, you have benefited from a strong nation-state somewhere willing to spy and fight where necessary. Even if you don't live in said country. Even if you don't appreciate it.
civilian leaders? they are the decision makers. they turn the political wheels. you ABSOLUTELY should be spying as high up as your ability will allow.
countries don't have friends, they have interests. you shouldn't be trying to justify anything. it is team A's job to spy on team B. It is team B's job to stop it. There's no crying about it. Pick a side and do work.
it is what *countries* do.
Well, tell THAT to the Clam!
Oh, that's right. He can't hear you. Because he's DEAD!
Science 1, Nature 0
People are about to get a good lesson in how government can take something government-less and make it better.
EVERYTHING is under control.
In some states, you can't get your car fixed if the damage is over some arbitrary dollar amount without a police report.
I guess I figured the trailer hitch in question was attached to a vehicle of some kind. I guess we should take it to mean debris?
The guy got in an accident and figured he would just, you know, say screw it and drive home instead of stopping and reporting an accident?