Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 11:17:07 -0400 From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: http://lorrey.com http://artlocate.com To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Yeah, guns and guns and guns and guns Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > >
> > > Do you think anybody is still listening?
> > No. I've been deleting everything. I think that at this point we
> > should Ban the following topics, except for brief announcements of bad laws.
> > 1. Guns.
> > 2. Politics.
> > Extropianism is about ultratechnology, whether the Principles say so or
> > not - just as science fiction is about advanced technology. We need to
> > crack down decisively on those topics that aren't about technology at all.
> I'm all for it, so long as the opposing side does too. I try to never initiate
> these things, but to permit unanswered inanities from the controller's side on a
> list that is purportedly of libertarian bent is inconcionable.
> BTW: Guns are, in fact, technology. Not politically correct technology, but
> technology nontheless. Those that tolerate supression of such a mundane
> technology like guns cannot cry and whine when the really usefull technologies
> get banned by the same tyrants. When evil men conspire, free men must associate.
And i categorically refuse to listen to the extreme scream without juxtaposing the mainstream sensible center's voice of reason beside it.
> Mike Lorrey