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kirby urner

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Re: Keystone XL: The Pipeline to Disaster
Posted: Apr 8, 2013 11:57 AM
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On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM, Wayne Bishop <wbishop@calstatela.edu> wrote:

> Not that this post has anything to do with mathematics education, of
> course, but I am amazed at how fuzzy thinking in one area implies fuzzy
> thinking in most if not all others. My guess is that you follow the
> head-in-the-sand approach to federal and state "entitlements"? That is,
> just tax the rich and ignore the far more imminent catastrophe of federal
> and state finances if adjustments to "entitlements" are not made?
> Abortions, too, right up to natural birth is just between a woman and her
> doctor?
>
>

I am aware of ethnic subcultures within the North American vista who have
but a fuzzy understanding of one another. I am not the "you" referred to
in the above paragraph, I'm just sampling it for a set of projections that
help paint a position.

What "between a woman and her doctor?" -- it's between herself and her
conscience, the Goddess or whomever. Or she can discuss it mentally with
her projection of the baby. She need not take orders from the men around
her, though sure, she's free to seek their advice, including that of the XY
father, presuming he's known. These would be recognizable norms for me. In
other cultures, it's all about what the patriarchs decide. Fine, I'll read
about it in National Geographic.


> Regarding this pipeline, the oil is going to be used either to US's
> benefit or China's. Your preference would be...?
>


To me, this sounds fuzzy, a false dichotomy, as if my manufacturing plant
of say widgets (flextegrity components) is not as valuable as some
socialist BP-powered jalopy called "The Pentagon" that squanders fuel on
meaningless "make work" wars. I'd prefer Chinese peasants were benefiting
from the fact that fuel was available to them at my plants, over letting
gas hog SUV fleets plow the freeways to and fro merely to make others
miserable, as a profession. Not that all so-called DCers are that
unappealing, just don't mix up the issues and make it "US against
Chinese". That's low-on-the-totem-pole analysis, where most people are
content to remain simpletons.

Kirby



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