From: Samantha Atkins (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 23:50:34 MST
E. Shaun Russell wrote:
> Dossy wrote:
> Back in 1996, when the TWA jet went down, Ian Goddard spent years on
> fashioning his conspiracy theory (largely on this list, unfortunately)
> that the plane was shot down by a US Navy missile. Perhaps there was
> merit to the theory, perhaps (probably) not. The point is that idly
> speculating on ulterior motives is unproductive to say the least, and
> does neither the list nor the public in general any good. So long as we
> have large democratic governmental institutions, we have no choice,
> really, but to accept what they do. Discouraging? Yes. True?
Huh??? What do you mean exactly by "accept what they do"? If
you mean approve or find acceptable then we have all they choice
in the world about whether we do that or not and considerable
responsible of exercising some oversight and if we cannot, doing
what we can to change things so some reasonable level of
oversight is possible. Or did you have something else in mind?
I don't uderstand in what sense "we have no choice". If we
don't, then who does?
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