Re: extropians-digest V6 #292

From: Terry Egan (
Date: Sun Oct 21 2001 - 11:57:09 MDT

On Sun, 21 Oct 2001 06:10:04 -0600, Mike Lorrey wrote:

>Randy Smith wrote:
>> The same happens everywhere!
>> But it did not happen in Europe or Japan after WW2 b/c the "rebuilding" of
>> those countries took place under the auspices of the relatively uncorrupt US
>> military.
>> Too bad American can't be rebuilt every 30 years in some similar
>> fashion--kind of like scaling a boat hull for barnacles.
>It seems there are some cities in Germany that bemoan upgrading their
>infrastructure because they did not have the good luck to be bombed to
>smithereens during the war (and therefore rebuilt afterwards by the US).
>Here's a new theory: Countries in need of development attack the US
>because they want us to bomb the hell out of them and rebuild them
>afterwards... ;)

        Shades of 'The Mouse That Roared'.
Terry Egan
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm
not sure about the universe. " --Albert Einstein

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