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kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Dec 8 23:59:44 EST 2008
On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 04:20 -0800, David Goldstein wrote:
> My comment on this is in less than 10 years this whole debate is going on again.
> So I'd say opposing in its entirety has failed.
"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance".
I'd say it worked pretty well for ten years.
Opposition - coherent, implacable and focussed opposition, firmly
grounded in reality rather than ideology - is a pretty good remedy
against many kinds of foolishness.
Like worming tablets, though, the remedy must be repeated at intervals.
Seems like it's time for another dose.
You also wrote:
> Be realistic - if you just oppose everything in toto, you'll be
Sometimes, there are things you need to oppose in toto.
This filtering plan is wrong. It cannot work technically, it is a
massive affront to long-established civil liberties, it will reduce the
utility of the Internet, and it will not achieve *any part* of its
stated aims. Which of those things should we not oppose, for goodness'
This foolish, foolish, foolish scheme is a pile of dog droppings. It has
been treated in this forum and many others with FAR more respect than it
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