X-Message-Number: 20048
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 23:19:21 -0700
From: "John Grigg" <>
Subject: When enough is enough...

Rudi Hoffman wrote:
We need a "Rationality Day," to celebrate REASON and Humanity.  Or a "World 
Peace and Justice Day".  

Not a "Patriot Day" to celebrate nationality, narrowness, violence, and 

I totally agree.  The words "Patriot Day" bother me almost as much as "homeland 
security", which smacks of the term "fatherland" which the Nazi's were so very 
fond of.

"Rememberance Day" would get my vote.  Even "Kill all bad Foreigners Day" 
appeals to me more than "Patriot Day."

I really enjoyed the article Natasha shared with us, but I ultimately agree with
James about nations deserving(good or bad) the governments they have.  And so 
the populace will sometimes pay the price for allowing a vicious, totalitarian 
gov't which makes enemies.  

Personally, I think besides the obvious father/son vendetta against Saddam, the 
real reason the hawks in our gov't want to invade Iraq is to show all the petty 
tyrants out there that they just might be next on our hitlist.  Of course, big 
and sometimes bad boys like Russia and China will not be invaded by the U.S. any
time soon.

After having watched several hours of BBC produced shows on PBS, I hope the 
British don't decide to reclaim their old colonies at the behest of the U.N.!  I
sensed some hostility about U.S. foreign policy which could be cut with a 

I suppose this post deals with cryonics in the sense if we continue along this 
path, that in time we may see some things happen which may endanger 
cryonicists(animated and deanimated) who live in major cities.

best wishes,


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