Originally posted by ISeeTheFnords
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
You're qouting H.L. Mencknen, and you think the Goverprise/Corperment is telling us the truth?
About some things tehy do - about others not.
About chemtrails I am 100% sure "they" are actually telling the truth.
The reason I am 100% sure is that
1/ I've worked on aircraft as a mechanic that made persistent contrails
2/ I've worked for the local regulatory agency - the equivalent of hte FAA
3/ I still work with aviation professionals - pilots of everything from 747's to crop-dusters and tourist helicopters, including ex-military and
plenty who have never been military, meteorologists, air traffic controllers, security personnel, design engineers, etc.
4/ Chemtails are impossible ehere unless I know about them, and I've never encountered anything that would come even remotely close to indicating
5/ 80+ years of atmospheric science
You really don't know the guy you're quoting in you sig. line.
never met het man - but the comment still seems pretty good to me.
Which is why i am grateful we live in a representative republic, & not a democracy.
A common and silly mistake that many stupid Americans make - fortunately there aer plenty of intelligent americans in the world too.
tehre's nothign about a "representative republic" that stops it being a democracy nor vice versa.
In fact what you have is a repressentative democracy - you vote for representatives who then make the laws on your behalf - just like every other
democracy in the world.
the only country that comes close to being a democracy by your definnition is Switzerland - where citizen referenda are common - but even they still
vote for representatives.
And being a republic just means you have no monarch - ther are also dictatorial republics. some of them are also representative - eg the former USSR
was a one-party representative republic.
I'm happy to have helped inprove your education, but now I can imagine why you have a poor understanding of science and aviation!
(Democracy is two wolves & a sheep deciding what's for dinner)
No - that's majority rule (and I don't care what the net says - it's a made up definition and I choose to make up a slightly different one that
actually conforms to the meanings of the words in normal useage
), and the corollory is that liberty is a well armed sheep arguing against the
but all of it is just simplistic sophism of no real value unless it brings you a smile