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  1. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    Some Americans are calling for dropping nuclear weapons on parts of the world. I’m not sure how that would be better than the drone strikes.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    A friend – and boss – of mine once asked me earnestly “if all it takes to drop nukes on Mecca in order to win the war on terror then why don’t we just do it?”. He didn’t understand the concept, he didn’t question the premise the conservative newsmedia (in Germany!) provided, he couldn’t imagine the consequences. I quit that job a while after that, a man with such limited mental capabilities is a danger to himself and everybody around…

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    Well, I can tell you that he is a local politician, like chairman of the conservative party for his suburb. He has ambitions to be elected for office, which makes it a bit frightening given his stance on issues like nukes on Mecca. But asked why he wanted to enter politics he said he didn’t have life insurance and never paid into social security so he is aiming for a nice pension after leaving the state House, doing four or eight years “public service”. This is calming, he’s in it for the money, not for the power, so for him questions of war and peace can be solved with a brown paper-bag on the desk…

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    He had a lot of other under-the-table deals going on with his conservative buddies, I was expecting the police and/or IRS to storm the company any minute. He reads only one newspaper, front to back, every morning, but never uses the Internet to get news or read up on things (Wikipedia). He believes that plants produce CO2 because “God would have wanted it that way”, and he had studied biology for two years (don’t ask me, I never understood that myself).

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    He is a relatively successful businessman, house, wife, boat, cars, the lot, but it’s all a bit doggy. I’ve known the guy for 15 years before I started to work for him out of pity (his IT-stuff was a nightmare, no backup of his crucial database in five years, that kind of thing) and only worked there for a year. Bad judgment on my part, never mix work and friendship…

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