[UltraHIQ] Update/HIQ & A

From: Ian Goddard (igoddard@juno.com)
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 00:25:12 MST

We've had some lively discourse on the Waco FLIR on the ExI list.
The input of list members, especially Hal's, was very intelligent!
Be sure to check out my latest report in Ubiquity on that topic...

From: UltraHIQ Update <info@ultrahiq.net>
To: UltraHIQ@topica.com
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 08:59:54 +0000
Subject: [UltraHIQ] Update/HIQ & A

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October 28, 2001

This week:
1. Waco FLIR Debunked
2. Popular Science - Chris Langan Links
3. Ubiquity Archive
4. HIQ & A Highlights

1. Waco FLIR Debunked

The 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas between members of the Branch
Davidian sect and federal agents ended tragically when the Mount Carmel
Center burned to the ground, leaving over 70 of its inhabitants dead.
Before and during the fire an aircraft circled overhead with a heat
detecting FLIR (forward-looking infrared) video camera. UltraHIQ
reporter Ian Goddard investigates the reports of taped gunfire in the
current issue of Ubiquity:


Ian Goddardís series on the crash of TWA Fl800:

2. Popular Science

Links to the Popular Science interview and article, featuring
Christopher Michael Langan, have been added to the CTMU website at

The CTMU website contains links to many of Chrisís articles, essays and
interviews and is frequently updated.

3. Previous Issues of Ubiquity

Ubiquity is the quarterly journal of the Ultranet, an intellectual
community created to share ideas. Most issues are open to the public.
A convenient archive page has been added:


4. Christopher Michael Langan's HIQ & A

Q: Do you feel that it's hypocritical for a resident of a nation with a
history of war and conquest to speak negatively about his or her own
nation's warring history (or any others nations), because their freedom
(to say that) and location are both war-secured and militarily
protected?* - Joe, Whitestone, NY

A: Yes and no. Yes, it is hypocritical to use oneís freedom to
denigrate those through whose sacrifices that freedom was won and is
maintained. But when one deplores war in general ≠ and war is deplorable
- oneís critique must, in principle, include even the warlike history of
oneís own nation. This means that specific conflicts can only be
justified on a case-by-case basis.

War is a terrible thing. But at the same time, it is historically
obvious that war has sometimes been the only alternative to violence and
oppression. It follows that we must distinguish between war in general,
and specific wars involving specific nations. With respect to the
former, the absence of a specific context enables one to make
context-free ethical judgments. But with respect to particular nations
and conflicts, ethical judgments are context-sensitive. That is, they
cannot be made without contextual information.

* Editorís note: This question was received and answered prior to
September 11th.

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The Q & A highlights represent brief samples of Christopherís writing.
For lengthier discussions, please visit: http://www.ctmu.org
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