From: Samael <Samael@dial.pipex.com>
>What is your answer to the bombing question?
>ie - if you want to pay for defence against enemy bombers, but your
>neighbour doesn't, how do we defend one of you and not the otehr - and if
>can't, do we just let your neighbour get away with something for nothing.
Yeah, essentially. This seems to be less of a problem than *forcing* everyone to pay. The cost of wide-area protection is probably pretty low per capita, considering that you only have to protect against nukes and kinetics (eventually). The US seems to do it for only a few dollars per person per year, after you factor out the non-nuclear defense expenditures.
So this reduces to something that could be done entirely by donation.
firstname.lastname@example.org in a few weeks.