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Old 23rd October 2017, 02:57 PM   #192
dann
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
I know what the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was (and was about). I don't find the analogy all that relevant.
We've got something. We have no idea what it is, but we choose to interpret it as an attack and to act accordingly
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"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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