February 19th, 2003

eye

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21 people die because an asshole illegally opens a club with only one exit. he is going to be charged with criminal negligence? what happened to murder?
eye

just received from my dad

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children....This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953
From a speecch delivered at the end of the Korean War
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Sincerely,

John McCain
U.S. Senator
eye

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imagine what the world would be like if the minds that can design a tomahawk missile to strike a target hundreds of miles away, and the minds that can design a patriot missile to hit that tomahawk head on, and the minds that found a way to "weaponize" anthrax, and the minds which created a plane invisible to radar were all working on developing clean transportation and industry, or curing aids, or feeding the world, or colonizing space. if the money was there, they would be.