originally posted by: asmall89
Who's to say the powers that be don't want it either?
The French Revolution sure benefited Napoleon.
Maybe not even as much as Nathan Rothschild, asmall.
Most of the IMF Money Riot/ war will be televised, because
it'll be almost exclusively electronic. For a gigantic vertical
hatchet party with high volume pneumatic assist, not so much.
Although Jamie's big valve from Mythbusters is kind of enticing...
especially for the volume we'd be working in for Version 2.0.
I don't think many of us that go Dorner-ite will get camera time.
On the other hand, people with starving children in a great
minority will pick their muskets out of the corner and go
pig hunting -- that may last a whole month until they're
crushed. I consider myself one of the people with very
little left to lose. I'm definitely not worth killing... yet.
It may be getting really close though, I can feel a time soon
when money will take a seat in the back of the bus to barter.
It may in fact be driving the bus after the crash. And I am there-
fore engaging in some practices that will improve the value of
my labor, and not my perceived monetary worth.
Bob Heinlein on versatility:
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
I knew there was a reason beside writing Starship Trooper
I liked him.