Great Math Mystery
alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 17 12:23:38 CEST 2015
On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:47:06 +0200, Fetchinson . wrote:
>>> In an altercation with the police, complying with their orders greatly
>>> increases your chances of survival.
>> Ah, the definition of a police state: where ordinary people, whether
>> breaking the law or not, are forced by fear of death to obey the police
>> at all times, whether the police are acting legally or not.
> I think you are grossly mischaracterizing that sentence of the OP. He
> simply makes an observation: in an altercation with the police,
> complying with their orders greatly increases your chances of survival.
> Is this observation/statement true or false? Based on empirical data
> from the past 50 years (in the US and elsewhere) I'd say it's true by a
> huge margin.
> The OP didn't make any value judgements on this statement whether he
> advocates for compliance or not, whether he encourages the establishment
> of a police state or not, whether he thinks compliance is a good thing
> or not.
> For all we know he might be a flaming anarchist with a keen sense of
> observing empirical facts.
or simply using a fortune cookie program to generate random signatures,
just ass I do, sometimes the result is quite spooky).
( i just took a look at mine for this post & was pleasantly surprised to
see it is programming related)
((lambda (foo) (bar foo)) (baz))
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