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- 11:41pm Mar 13, 2002 EST (#519
Since conducting the "humanitarian" bombing, the only acronim I
associate with NATO is North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation.
The sooner it disappears from the face of the Earth - the better.
- 11:42pm Mar 13, 2002 EST (#520
3/13/02 11:25pm Some interviews from people involved
would illuminate that !
From all the NATO countries, from Russia, and from other nations
that have interacted with NATO.
Things had degenerated a long way from the intial ideals before
late last year, when FLYING INTO TURBULENCE by Peter Martin
By Gorbachev's time - things in NATO were a long way out of
- 11:55pm Mar 13, 2002 EST (#521
3/13/02 11:36pm . . . . I've been too brutal myself to accept
Dostoevsky's position. I'd break my mother's arm, for enough
money (she'd want a goodly cut of that money -- we've discussed it).
Almarst , you have to do some arithmetic. Putin surely
Would I expect a leader to kill me if it was sufficiently
important for "the greater good" ? Sure would -- but (s)he should
think about the arithmetic carefully.
We don't have to agree on point like this - to figure out ways to
make the world much better than it is.
. . . .
almarst , do you know what a jerk Dostoevsky
was in many ways? A lot of his social writing was really
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3/13/02 11:41pm .... I tend to agree with your conclusion -- but
not your acronym. The EU should be questioning US policy --
not always against it, but questioning - - not taking
And the truth on technical issues matters.
- 12:05am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#522
- 12:09am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#523
"what a jerk Dostoevsky was in many ways?"
May be so. But it does not diminish his words and his genious.
It's enough to leave even a single mark among many of his, to be
remembered as a genious.
By the way, do you know that most terrible and dreadful criminals
usually conduct a respectable family lives and frequently love their
- 12:15am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#524
" . . . it does not diminish his words and his
genius. It's enough to leave even a single mark among many of his,
to be remembered as a genius."
That's right enough.
Almarst , how glad I'd be to meet you!
But I'm knocking off, having a beer, and going to bed. I've been
impressed by your postings - today, and for a year now . . but I'm
- 12:21am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#525
"Putin surely knows that."
Did I mention that I admire the Putin? Not at all. I would not
like to be in his place. May be its his duty to deal with such
"arithmetic". Which I know I never would nor could. In Russian their
is a phrase: "When living among wolves, you have to sound like
May be the Human's World we collectively create by our
"arithmetic" does not deserve to see the happines? No matter how
many innocent children will be sacrificed?
- 03:43am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#526
By the way, do you know that most terrible and dreadful
criminals usually conduct a respectable family lives and
frequently love their pets? Send their kids to respectable
schools and eventually hope that that or next generation will buy
into 'respectability' and be status quo - happens downUnder!
- 04:05am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#527
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