132 thoughts on “Monday Message Board

  1. @Tim Macknay
    Your #24

    Good, because elsewise I agree with your critique of J.B. entirely. Nonetheless, ProfQ has been over … and over and over … the nuclear option many times, but still the world’s Joes Blow in to spout their nuclear truthering. There’s just no way of holding them down.

  2. @J-D
    Your #23

    Well, you’ve built up a fine story to tell yourself about “victor’s Justice”, J-D. It has absolutely nothing to do with me though.

    But just a couple of things, anyway: “It’s not persuasive …”

    Good, because I wasn’t trying to be persuasive of anybody and especially you, so, how can I be persuasive enough to persuade you of that ?

    “I don’t insist on that particular reference point, though.”

    Good, though you can insist away to your heart’s content if you like, I won’t take any more notice than I am now.

    Nonetheless let me try to help you just a little: below I’ll quote a couple of paragraphs from the Wikipedia article titled Allied war crimes during World War II – you can Google it if you like (so I don’t get ‘mediated’ for a URL link).

    At the end of World War II, many trials of Axis war criminals took place, most famously the Nuremberg Trials and Tokyo Trials. However, in Europe, these tribunals were set up under the authority of the London Charter, which only considered allegations of war crimes committed by persons who acted in the interests of the European Axis nations.

    There were a number of war crimes involving Allied personnel that were investigated by the Allied powers and that led in some instances to courts-martial. Some incidents alleged by historians to have been crimes under the law of war in operation at the time were, for a variety of reasons, not investigated by the Allied powers during the war, or they were investigated and a decision was taken not to prosecute.

    There you are, enjoy !

  3. @GrueBleen

    But just a couple of things, anyway: “It’s not persuasive …”

    Good, because I wasn’t trying to be persuasive of anybody and especially you, so, how can I be persuasive enough to persuade you of that ?

    Then it’s a mystery to me what you were trying to do. I can only guess wildly. Perhaps you were trying to make up stories. ‘The Nuremberg trials were an example of victor’s justice’ was a story you made up? — maybe that would fit.

  4. Mr Blow, unfortunately nuclear is almost entirely about preventing climate action using renewables, with an absence of commitment to preventing it using nuclear. It primarily function is as a rhetorical blunt instrument for attacking renewable energy and ‘green’ politics and as long as the ‘natural’ political home of nuclear advocacy – the LNP – is staunchly opposed to strong climate action, that irreconcilable contradictory combination will prevent most of the existing support base for nuclear in Australia – and I think support, or more correctly absence of strong opposition, encompasses a large proportion of voters – cannot be mobilised effectively, and it will continue to not be an available option. If those who (allegedly) prefer to tackle climate change with nuclear aren’t willing to fight for it, expecting those who are optimistic about renewables to do so seems overly optimistic. But my impression is that you are not so committed to strong climate action that you are here to demand the LNP step up and fight for it.

    Whilst a shift to commitment to strong climate action from the LNP would increase practical support for the nuclear option it would also result in greater and more consistent political support for renewables.

  5. @J-D
    Your #28

    Then it’s a mystery to me what you were trying to do.

    I know, J-D, I know. Everything is just a mystery to you. That must make your life just so incredibly exciting. But here, just for you: “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

    I can only guess wildly.

    Indeed so. And wildly your guesses are always at the very wrong end of sense and sensibility.

  6. @Julie Thomas
    Your #31

    And fight anyone who does agree, mmkay ! Watched the Russell Crowe vid though – thanks for the pointer. Just what is Crowe supposed to be famous for, again ? Other than being one of many Enzed born Ozzies, that is.

    I kinda wish I could still decode what the South Park characters are saying, though. I used to think I could when I watched SP back a decade or so ago.

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