Stu Glassman

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Recent posts by Stu Glassman

What if we were to incite Iraq and Iran against each other? As soon as we stop threatening them, I expect that they would fall back into a state of hostility towards each other.
Also, what if we went a bit farther in Israel? Request land for a military base directly on the border of the West Bank. Maybe even offer to help clean up Hamas and Hizbollah as part of our War on Terrorism.
-Stu
16 years ago
You're quite correct Shura, in order to unite everyone, we would need to involve them in the process of beating back whatever disaster befalled us. For example, the U.S. brought WWII closer to home by encouraging everyone to give a little for the cause. Working out in the yard planting war gardens with your neighbors probably made you feel closer to all of the other allied countries.
-stu
16 years ago
"Remember, they don't have supermarkets where they can buy food; and predators are all over." - Shura
Ah, but remember that humans were once in that position as well. Even then, there's evidence that we were at least somewhat compassionate. I recall someone finding a skeleton of an aged man who would not have been able to survive without the help of his tribe.
16 years ago
Shura, did you mean to present the bible as the basis for this conversation, or did you use it just to provide examples?
-Stu
16 years ago
"It rather makes them sit at home and buy more stuff they don't need." - Shura
Better buying stuff that they don't need then killing people . Not to mention, it helps the economy.
-Stu
16 years ago
I'd say that the asteroid idea would work except for the fact that it's pretty far off. What we really need is an immediate cause for mass hysteria (without the mass hysteria, of course). Perhaps faking aliens, or "discovering" a new killer disease. Or perhaps a rebirth of Y2K. Global warming maybe.
Or, maybe we could just single out one person, blame all of the worlds misery on him/her, and concentrate on making his/her life as dismal as possible. I'll be taking nominations later this week.
-Stu
16 years ago
Thomas Paul posted the Latin for the verse, however, the Latin is merely a translation of the Hebrew. The original Hebrew word is Nefesh, which translates to soul in English. Of course, nefesh is commonly used to mean life, so the point that Thomas Paul brought up is still valid.
-Stu
16 years ago
Rufus, Israel could expel all Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza and immediately bring peace to the region. However, it's far from a reasonable solution.
Honestly, suicide bombings have not helped the solution at all. If the Palestinian leadership and people would realize that compromise is a necessary part of negotiation, then we will have peace.
-Stu
16 years ago
Getting an invalid column name/type in JDBC on a statement that's 100 characters long!
16 years ago
"Instead of opening the eyes to what they see as a grave injustice, the world condemns them and the cause they're fighting for." - Corey
I couldn't agree more. In fact, that's not the only way that they're shooting themselves in the foot. Group B is blowing up innocents in order to gain more freedoms for themselves. Group A responds logically by limiting the freedoms of group B. Group C sits on the sidelines and shakes their collective head.
If group B had used Java instead of C++, it would have been harder to shoot themselves in the foot. (that smiley denotes humor, but not necessarily sarcasm)
-Stu
[edited - I made the smiley incorrectly, go figure]
[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: Stu Glassman ]
16 years ago
Also of note: group A decided not to kill the terrorist leader several times before in order to avoid unnecessary loss of civilian life. Group B intentionally targets civilians. When was the last time they attacked a military target?
Anthony. Could you approach the parents of one of the boys killed at Hebrew University and explain the reason for their deaths? "I'm sorry Mr. and Mrs. ________, but your son was a threat to my security. All his studying and praying scared us half to death, so we blew him to smithereens. I feel much safer now that he's no longer alive."
It wouldn't bother my conscious to speak to a relative of the terrorist and his family. I would prefer that no civilians were killed, but that's a choice that he made when he surrounded himself with civilians. Group A did not have a choice. You can't kill a man without destroying his sheild.
-Stu
P.S. Today, the UN cleared Israel of all charges regarding the so called massacre at Jenin.
[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: Stu Glassman ]
16 years ago
"I suppose it is definitely possible that some may have chosen to "celebrate" towards the aircraft, whether by accident or by design." - Jason Menard
Imagine two boys playing catch with a ball (yes, this is relevant). One throw nearly hits a bird. The boys think to themselves, "Cool! I wonder if we could actually hit the bird!" Therefore, out of simple curiousity (with a smattering of stupidity) they attempt to hit the bird with their ball.
Similarly, the wedding-goers could have noticed the airplane and just shot at it for fun. You could even place bets on who could get closer to the airplane!
Honestly, if someone is shooting at me, even if the person is too young to walk, I'd be inclined toward shooting back.
-Stu
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"I wish I had a cool quote"
16 years ago
Just another note: shouldn't you use single quotes in an SQL string?
16 years ago
...to fix it, replace (rCnt++) with (++rCnt).
16 years ago
If only I had forseen the possibilities earlier!
16 years ago