[SATLUG] Frikin sweet robot! (sick)

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Fri Mar 21 17:13:45 CDT 2008


doubleplusungood off topic

Al Castanoli

On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 21:50 -0500, herb cee wrote:
> Plus one Nate Minus one Lance
> Herb
> 
> pixelnate wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 10:24 -0500, Lance Crowder wrote:
> >   
> >> ~Nate
> >>  
> >>     
> >
> >   
> >> Unfortunatly, war is neccissary to protect our lives and freedoms.
> >>     
> >
> > I highly disagree. You cannot prove that. If you studied the history of
> > money, and those that control it, you would find that wars are fought
> > for exactly the opposite reasons. They are always reason for massive
> > loss of life, predominantly of young men, and the citizens of the
> > countries involved are always forced to endure the loss of their
> > freedoms. Ask any of the Asian Americans that were sent to camps during
> > WWII. War is used as a means of control by those with power against
> > those without. As long as this country is at war, those that run the
> > country can find reason to control us.
> >
> > Do yourself a favor and read Ray Bradbury's 1984. Go in with an open
> > mind and read it to the end. Listen to the message that the author is
> > providing, and you will find the real reason that we are always at war.
> >  
> >   
> >> Most technologies were created to fulfill a warrriors needs.
> >>     
> >
> > That is sad indeed. With all of the potential in the human spirit, it is
> > disturbing that we focus that wonderful gift on something so destructive
> > and pointless.
> >
> >   
> >> The first electronic computers were built to calculate the trajectories of Artillary rounds.
> >>     
> >
> > I am well aware of UNIVAC, ENIAC, et. al.
> >
> >   
> >> We will find peacefull uses for the Robots and Exeoskeletons in these movies as well.
> >>     
> >
> > If you mean by sending these technologies to the local law "enforcement"
> > then you misunderstand the meaning of peaceful.
> >
> >   
> >> And we will find need to defend ourselfs from people who wish to use them to harm us.
> >>     
> >
> > Like those who control the money supply: Ben Bernacke and his
> > controllers, the bankers in the City of London, the Rothschilds? I am
> > afraid you will find that it is they who are funding the creation of
> > these machines precisely to harm us.
> >
> >   
> >>  
> >> On another note.  In a previous posting you mentioned using this Tech to create better prostetics for the "Kids" comming home from war.  While I appreciate your concern for the American Warriors that have been injured, I also want to remind you that it is insulting to call aduts "Children".
> >>     
> >
> > An 18 year old with 6 weeks of boot camp behind them does not an adult
> > or hero make. The vast majority of those returning from the Middle East
> > with fewer limbs than they left with are scarcely two decades old. When
> > the average lifespan of a modern man is more than 80 years, a person
> > with a mere 20 years behind them (and only two or three away from their
> > parents) is truly still a child.
> >
> >   
> >> We are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and (personally) Marines.  By definition we are men and women who have become warriors.
> >>     
> >
> > I despise that term. As someone who has sworn to uphold the
> > Constitution, not once, but twice, against enemies foreign and domestic,
> > I would think you would refer to yourself more readily as a defender of
> > that important document and the freedoms listed within it, than one who
> > wages war. Any mercenary can wage war. Any despicable wretch can wage
> > war and kill another person. I would be loathe to ascribe to the belief
> > that my father and father-in-law were little more than warriors. It
> > would destroy me to the core to see them in such a terrible light.
> >
> >   
> >> Please support us, even if not the wars we fight.  But please don't insult us, especcialy those of us who have fallen injured or dead.
> >>     
> >
> > I do support the troops. I support the fact that we need to defend our
> > country against those that would do it harm. It is an unfortunate
> > reality that the enemies that we need to be defended from are those that
> > run the country from DC, from Jupiter Island and Hobe Sound, from New
> > York and from London. The only way to support the troops is to demand
> > that they be brought home.
> >
> >
> > ~Nate
> >
> >   
> 
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