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Postby MSimon » Thu May 14, 2009 8:07 pm

And Dave. These kinds of shenanigans are so well known there is actually a name for them.

Baptist/bootlegger coalitions.

And you know what the Baptists always say in response? Pay no attention to results. My intentions are good.

Which other segment of the political spectrum uses that argument? I'm sure you are familiar with it.



I ask: Why do you like prohibition?

Answer: It keeps kids away from bad stuff.

I respond: What it actually does is make the bad stuff MORE available to kids.

Answer: My intentions are good.

What do I fail to hear? "If the policy isn't working in the way I think it should then the policy should change based on evidence of what works better."

So what do we know? Regulated beer is harder for kids to get than prohibited pot.

And the response to that is: "But kids will still get the stuff." Yep. And they can still get beer too. Just not as easily.

In other words we need to keep a policy that absolutely doesn't work because the replacement policy is not perfect.

I'm comforted by the fact that Conservatives were once against Jazz and more recently against Rock 'n Roll. I remember growing up and hearing TV sermons about Godless Rock Music Destroying Our Youth. It seems so quaint now.

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Postby Wittgenstein » Thu May 14, 2009 8:50 pm

I've avoided even looking at this thread. I'm very interested in fusion, but I've read and seen things on other non-polywell threads that I find, shall we say, less interesting. Today I decided to take a peak. Not sure why.

There is talk on other threads of recruiting investors. Attracting potential investors requires not just the belief that the science has potential, but that the individuals involved in the project possess both the technical skills and personal attributes to pull it off.

I don't think intelligent investors are scared of dealing with people who hold views that differ from their own, even on highly controversial subjects. But the tenor of a debate can give impressions of people that might give investors pause.

Someone posted a couple pages back that "this is not the place for it", to which a good-natured reply was that it's ok because "no one takes us seriously". It is not a good idea to commingle "seeking investment" with "not taken seriously."

Just my thoughts. Worth what you paid for them.

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