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    The Armed Republic of Telrani wrote:I dunno, drones seem to be pretty effective, as do tactical strike missiles. Not to mention that robotics advances more and more every day, and that the military is likely going to start using them on the ground more in the near future. maybe 20 years ago that statement would hold truth, but it becomes less and less true each year especially as military automation increases.


    Incidentally, Terminator Go could make for an interesting smartphone app. A bit impractical, but it would be amusing from a bystander's perspective with people scurrying between cover dodging imaginary terminators.

    Telrani

    The Nuclear Sovereign of Beinirham wrote:Incidentally, Terminator Go could make for an interesting smartphone app. A bit impractical, but it would be amusing from a bystander's perspective with people scurrying between cover dodging imaginary terminators.

    That seems like it could lead to some misunderstandings. Misunderstandings involving the police and shootings. Doesn't seem like the best idea.

    ah

    Hello, I am still alive and well though I miss all of you very much.

    That's a good thing considering the alternative. lol

    I notice a pattern of lots of bombs and missiles being dropped on a very frequent basis by Christian nations on Muslim nations.

    "At least 2,464 people have now been killed by US drone strikes outside the country’s declared war zones since President Barack Obama’s inauguration six years ago, the Bureau’s latest monthly report reveals.

    Of the total killed since Obama took his oath of office on January 20 2009, at least 314 have been civilians, while the number of confirmed strikes under his administration now stands at 456."

    What we see here is the same military strategy used by the Roman's. They called it "Defensive Aggression."

    "Just as the United States of America dominates the world today as a ‘hegemonic power’, so once did Britain and Rome. It is the purpose of this paper to compare the use by contemporary America, nineteenth century Britain and Ancient Rome of the strategy of pre-emptive war. In so doing it will suggest that the doctrine of pre-emptive war is one promoted by those with great power to justify the aggressive use of force in pursuit of their own hegemonic interests. I will show that both Rome and Britain regularly fought what they claimed were ‘pre-emptive wars of self-defence’, justified by exaggerated fear of largely non-existent threats. Romans and Britons were willing to fight over these flimsy pretexts because their power was sufficiently strong to enable them to do so at relatively little cost to themselves.

    In short, they made war because they could. Other weaker powers did not have the luxury of engaging in ‘pre-emption’ in the same way, and from the perspective of those attacked in these wars they could not be described as anything other than ‘aggression’. One can now observe a similar pattern in the wars of the United States of America, most especially the 2003 invasion of Iraq. I will conclude that the purpose of the doctrine of pre-emption, today as in the past, appears to be to provide a means by which hegemonic powers can re-define aggression as self-defence. As such it is not a doctrine which one can expect anybody other than those with hegemonic power to accept.Just as the United States of America dominates the world today as a ‘hegemonic power’, so once did Britain and Rome. It is the purpose of this paper to compare the use by contemporary America, nineteenth century Britain and Ancient Rome of the strategy of pre-emptive war. In so doing it will suggest that the doctrine of pre-emptive war is one promoted by those with great power to justify the aggressive use of force in pursuit of their own hegemonic interests. I will show that both Rome and Britain regularly fought what they claimed were ‘pre-emptive wars of self-defence’, justified by exaggerated fear of largely non-existent threats.

    Romans and Britons were willing to fight over these flimsy pretexts because their power was sufficiently strong to enable them to do so at relatively little cost to themselves. In short, they made war because they could. Other weaker powers did not have the luxury of engaging in ‘pre-emption’ in the same way, and from the perspective of those attacked in these wars they could not be described as anything other than ‘aggression’. One can now observe a similar pattern in the wars of the United States of America, most especially the 2003 invasion of Iraq. I will conclude that the purpose of the doctrine of pre-emption, today as in the past, appears to be to provide a means by which hegemonic powers can re-define aggression as self-defence. As such it is not a doctrine which one can expect anybody other than those with hegemonic power to accept."
    -Dr Paul Robinson
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    Institute of Applied Ethics

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    The Armed Republic of Telrani wrote:That seems like it could lead to some misunderstandings. Misunderstandings involving the police and shootings. Doesn't seem like the best idea.

    True, that has been the problem with Humans Vs Zombies Nerf Wars. I heard one of those was going on during the Virginia Tech shooting. But when they are well organized with safety briefings, rules, and moderation to keep people from doing overly stupid things it works out okay. A smart phone app would be a different story though.

    Telrani

    2464 Known People Killed
    314 Known Civilians Killed
    456 Confirmed Strikes

    As far as we know, 12.7% of people killed have been civilians.
    On average, 5.4 people are killed per strike.
    On average, 2 civilians are killed per 3 strikes.

    Where do we draw the line on acceptable collateral damage? How many lives would theoretically be saved by preemptively terminating the target? Do they justify sacrificing bystanders?

    An Open Letter to the People of Baltimore:

    The Baltimore Sun recently blocked all Libertarian Candidates from its Voter Guide. But I believe that more than any other city in Maryland, Baltimore needs Libertarian solutions.

    Baltimore has been devastated by the War on Drugs; that's one reason I have pledged to sponsor legislation to end the War on Drugs, defund the DEA, and cut taxes accordingly. That would mean that drug businesses could settle disputes by calling their credit card companies or going to court, instead of resorting to violence. Violence would be removed from the drug trade, making everyone safer.

    Ending the War on Drugs would also reunite families, as thousands of nonviolent fathers and mothers were released from prison. It would also allow police to focus on real crime, like murder, robbery, rape, and assault.

    Baltimore needs more jobs. Interestingly, the way to make that happen is to eliminate the minimum wage. Lower wage costs will attract businesses to Baltimore.

    Right now, companies have to pay the same minimum wages in Baltimore as they do in safer cities with stronger infrastructure and more college graduates. But if Baltimore could lower its minimum wage, that would attract businesses from all over the country. That would mean more jobs and a lot less violence.

    What about education? Look at Baltimore public schools. You pay for them, out of your income taxes, sales taxes, and property taxes. Are you getting your money's worth? Are you even getting a product comparable to what people see in Montgomery County?

    Are you getting what the private sector could give you? The fact is, if we took the government out of education, you'd get better education.

    Look at it like this: Chipotle in Baltimore is just as good or bad as Chipotle anywhere else. But the schools in Baltimore are much worse. Private businesses respond to customers, and compete for your business.

    Government run programs, like public schools, do not. They respond only to political power. That's why schools in politically influential districts tend to be slightly better (although still awful).

    Get government out of education, and use the money you pay in sales tax, property tax, and income tax on private education that works. Some of it is quite inexpensive, like Kumon. Other services are free, like Khan Academy or Coursera.

    The Baltimore Sun has done the people of Baltimore a major disservice by keeping these ideas from you. Please share this with your friends and family, and help bring this vital information to the people of Baltimore, and other struggling cities throughout America.

    In LIberty,

    Arvin Vohra
    Vice Chair, Libertarian National Committee
    Candidate, U.S. Senate

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    Taxation is thought to be indispensable to civilization today, just as slavery once was. Advocates of taxation claim that since most people pay assigned taxes before the guns show up, they have implicitly agreed to it as the price of living in "society." Most slaves obeyed their master before he got out the whip, yet we would hardly argue that this constituted agreement to their servitude. Today, we have an enlightened perspective on slavery, just as one day we will have an enlightened perspective on taxes and other forms of aggression we now think of as "the only way."

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