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16 years ago
lone
My point of view is that since 90%+ of the french population disagrees with war, this is more than what is needed to explain Chirac's stance. That there might be other interests at play is quite beside the point, indeed there seems to be many agendas being played out, and the will of the people seems to be rather left out in this whole affair. Francis.
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16 years ago
lone
>But what about France's monetary interest in Iraq? I have still not yet received one reply to this idea that is on point... "As for our interests, let us be clear about it. The trade of France with Iraq accounts for 0.2 percent of total French trade. So basically we have no economic interests in Iraq. Iraq isn't even in the list of the 60 largest trading partners of France. " Fr
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
>So his book would seem to be about proving something that he does not >believe exists is compatible with something else that he does not believe >exists. I suspect that Dennett's book is about Dennett ;-) LOL! I'm going to save this one ! :) Francis.
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
Hi Ananda, > I would like to know what you think of Dennett and the > postmodern view of science, the brain, evolution, and memes > that drive discussion of determinism and free will these > days. What say you? Very interesting topic, and a deep one. I have my own sympathies for postmodernism in the study of mind, indeed I suspect I'd be more usually classified as one, but I have a
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
> Wrong. Resolution 1441 authorizes the use of force. Guess > who voted on that....EVERYONE. Wrong, 1441 mentions "serious consequences", a language that fells short of the traditional "by all means necessary" that is used when the UN backs war up. In fact the US tried to pass a resolution promising to force saddam to comply "by all means necessary", this wa
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
I think that the saddest part is that you seem convinced of the righteousness of your position. Yeah, let's be rational and efficient about killing.... We could even wear gloves while killing, this way our hands will be REALLY clean. "While Weber certainly recognized the importance and the positive potentialities of rationalization, he also recognized its dangerous potential to erode indi
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
When a US president talks about war, his support at home increases. Usually. Francis.
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
>In other words, you're against the war but ... BEEP, full stop, please. >can't think of anything better to help Iraq? there, strawman. gee Pete, you almost succeeded. Can you think of something to help the Inuit people preserve their cultural identity ? Can you think of something for these whose physical survival (you know, getting food) relies on production of drugs that are illegal e
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
>The reason why France is so concerned with war is because they have the most MONEY invested in Iraq's oil and will lose the most should the Iraqi regime be turned over Funny how so many anti-US are convinced the US is going to war for oil too. Perhaps the reason is "sheer stupidity", right Pete ? Think about it this way Pete, do you really think that over 90% of the people in Fra
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
>Suggesting conspiracy with the 9/11 attacks has little to do with bigotry >and more to do with sheer idiocy. I fully support this decision. I suppose then that eveything that displays idiocy should be banned from this forum, right ? Francis.
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
May you be heard, Ananda, thank you. I think that, perhaps, there is even another factor that complexifies this whole issue. This may all seem trivial, but I think it's not: When talks about war first were being spoken, I was surprized to witness something peculiar hapenning, all around me, people would start suporting more and more their president. As I went thru a few discussions with my fri
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
We're not supposed to provide the solutions, as a people we have the right to react to the decisions our leaders make and state our discontent. In short, make a statement of disagreement. This is not to say that everybody disagreeing should have an idea of how to go instead, these are very separated issues. The reason our leaders are elected is because we think of them as people who can figure ou
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
Thanks for the kind words. Obviously these are extreme ideas, I do not think that the whole population is thinking like this, of course, or I would be gone already, lol. To pdwhite, I have not been physically harassed, at least physically, it was not my intention to imply that I had been, tho depending on what you call harassment, it could apply. My post was to reflect my fear that there is a mi
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
Hi Mossad559, I'm actually not trying to defend anything, I'm merely stating my bewilderment at the jingoism developing in the US. Cheers to you too! Francis.
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
And btw, don't forget to send us lots of money, we'll send you back some cheap patriotic crap. Between this and the "go home" emails I'm receiving every now and then, I'm starting to really wonder how much longer I'm going to stay in this country. I'm actually beginning to question my safety here, since my contry is "no longer an ally", and since "those who are not wit
Forum: Global Village
16 years ago
lone
Wow Pete, thanks, gee. Big news that european countries and Russia have had weapons and oil dealings with the middle east. And now for the sweeping conclusion: "oh my it does explain why the French don't want war, doesn't it?". Well, sorry, unless you show me a causal link, I'll take that as a "3 stars, 3 pyramids, there must be intent". What I do find interesting however is
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
47. haha
Oh well, it's not my fault if search matches hell with hello, michelle, etc :-)))) Hera: hey, I think I'm starting to understand what you meant by cheeky monkey! :) Francis.
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
Is "Hell" a profanity that you're hiding it with *** ? Don't worry, it's been used here 134 times just this month. Francis.
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
Well, Don, it would appear that a lot of people have already made up their mind that these are alien ships. At least NASA is showing a willingness to change its position as to what it is or isn't, I wonder if the UFO community will be able to do the same. And i'm pretty sure that if you were working at nasa, you'd be dismissing off hand the hundreds of crackpot theories that you receive every ye
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
>D'Alviella says this because he regards the swastika as a solar symbol Here is one more for you (though 'religion' hardly applies here), the basque swastika (the Lauburu), which looks very much like the Malta cross on your image. The Basques call their land Euskadi, which means 'people of the sun'. Lauburu is the word for "four heads". The vertical heads, sometimes called sunset,
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
Yes, Don ? Francis.
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17 years ago
lone
Just because the other side of the story isn't much being heard : Francis.
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
well, looks like I'm not allowed to type the character PLUS , and i'm too lazy to look for an html code, so here it is in plain words this time :) 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1 plus ( 1 / ( 1... ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) = phi = 0.618... -F
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
Let's try again heh. 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1 + ( 1 / ( 1... ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) = phi = 0.618... -F
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
Heh, this structurally looks suspiciously like the beginning of a continued fraction ;) If you were to normalize mc² to 1, and take Ep to be a prior result to the equation (E), you would get : 1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1+(1/(1...)))))))))))))))))) = phi = 0.618... :) Francis.
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
>I suggest they stop doing weapon-studies and do people studies, to find >out WHY people kill. Then, work on fixing that. I suggest they stop doing people studies and do weapons studies, to find out HOW COME there are more firearms homicides where there are more guns per people, then work on fixing that. oh wait. we are both as dumb as the other. How about we do both, hm ? Francis;
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
Hi Don, >If you noticed I never said it was copyrighted by Steve and I but simply >was an exclusive posting on the Web You don't need to make a claim of copyright ownership to be in infraction of copyright law. All you need to do is use copyrighted material without autorization in a situation that is not covered by fair use provisions. However, you are right that you are not infridging on
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
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17 years ago
lone
>but did you mean 'Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire', or did you mean >young Ted Gibbon's prolix tomes of the 'Decline and Fall of the Roman >Empire', as referred to by King George the III of England during a pre- >production review ? ;-) You are quite right, looks like I should dig it out again myself ! >Sorry for the intrusion, just trying to help, And so you did :) Franci
Forum: Global Village
17 years ago
lone
>Sorry Francis, you seemed to have been determined to ( sort of ) oppose me in this post I realise that i might have not been completely clear in the purpose of my post which was, far from disagreeing with what you wrote, quite the opposite in fact. My purpose was more to try to expose what it is in your argument that some might not understand eventho it is a very valid one. That is how I fe
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