OT: Celebrity advice (was: Advice to a Junior in High School?)

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Thu Aug 28 07:55:09 CEST 2003


Geoff Gerrietts wrote:
> Quoting Gerrit Holl (gerrit at nl.linux.org):
> > Peter Hansen wrote:
> > > But if you refuse to go to prison, things get lethal pretty quickly.
> > > That's what "ultimately" refers to above.
> > 
> > Well, I don't think they get very lethal, they get painful at most.
> 
> It depends on the case. Several times in recent history, the American
> FBI has deployed lethal force when it was insufficiently provoked
> (Ruby Ridge, Waco).

"Several times in (American) history" is, of course, not the same as
"every dicision", "ultimately".

Gerrit Holl.

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