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  •  This isn't about tree spiking (3+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, Agathena, Evolutionary

    But on that subject there have been no confirmed injuries, despite the fact that the industry like to talk about it as if there has been.

    More importantly, I don't care if property damage is considered violence, I think it is a necessary evil at times.  If I saw someone choking to death inside a house and I had to break a window to get in and save them then I would have absolutely no moral problem with doing so.  In fact I would say that there is a moral imperative to do just that.  Similarly, when the lives of millions are at risk I see no moral obligation to refrain from damaging property to defend those lives.  Certainly there isn't as strong of a moral obligation in this case, but to rule out a tactic that may well be our only chance seems short sighted and, frankly, stupid.

    "Just say no" is not a tenable position.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 10:23:48 AM PST

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    •  think of biological terrorism. (2+ / 0-)
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      A terrorist runs around spreading a disease that takes a week or so to develop, and has a 50% fatality rate.

      The fact that the disease takes a while to kill people does not lessen the urgency of stopping the terrorist immediately, as if the threat was as "clear and present" as someone with a bomb.

      "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 10:37:00 AM PST

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