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wrote, in part: Actually, plenty of people in the Islamic countries *do* see how idiotic...
The dumbing-down of populations, especially via excessive specialisation, means that even if the population is self-motivated to do something, they don't have a clue how to do it. Things have to be re-discovered.
Somebody tried to tell me that I need lots of electricity to weld steel. Which struck me as rather odd but it's unsurprising given that the flying sparks and bright arc make for much better television.
Most people are stumped as to how to change a tap washer. Even light bulbs can be a challenge.
Oh for heaven's sake go and import some consonants from the Czech Republic. You can trade in your excess vowels. :-)
I see that you don't know my mother. All the windows have to be opened every morning, for a couple of hours.
Religious fanatics was: XBOX 360
wrote, in part: Actually, plenty of people in the Islamic countries *do* see how idiotic they are. But...
When I was visiting Sweden, I was leafing through the front pages of the phone book in the hotel room and found them quite "instructive". I pointed out the contents to my then-employer for whom I was "interpreting" - his idea of making himself understood by people who didn't speak English was to shout - his face became somewhat more pale than usual. Obviously the concept of an N-B-C attack wasn't something he'd ever considered.
He was prety easy to scare in Europe; stepping off the plane in Frankfurt he almost fainted when he noticed the border police with submachine guns. Then, cruising up the Autobahn he simply had to ask how fast we were going... and it was only a leisurely 220 km-h. He didn't speak for another half an hour.
The reason for mentioning this is that there are hundreds of millions of people who are similarly insulated. They're easily scared by things that they don't understand, or to which they're unaccustomed.
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snip Major thread drift here -- but why not, since none of what's being discussed has more than a very slight...
The use of "concussive fishing" is generally frowned upon. -- "Bernd Felsche - Innovative Reckoning, Perth, Western Australia ASCII ribbon campaign "Laws do not persuade just because X against HTML mail they threaten." and postings Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4BC - 65AD.