Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE[11]: No
by WereCatf on Sun 16th Dec 2012 10:32 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: No"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't buy into this "everything the government does is always bad" argument. I have no time for libertarian scaremongering.


This clearly says you're not seeing my argument at all. I never said or even implied anything like that, but if that's what you're seeing then there's no point in continuing any longer.

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RE[12]: No
by kwan_e on Sun 16th Dec 2012 10:58 in reply to "RE[11]: No"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"I don't buy into this "everything the government does is always bad" argument. I have no time for libertarian scaremongering.


This clearly says you're not seeing my argument at all. I never said or even implied anything like that, but if that's what you're seeing then there's no point in continuing any longer.
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Any message that the government says is simply too easy to forget or ignore,


I think rather than me not seeing your argument, you seemed to have missed my point that said "but this isn't just some government initiative". I think that argument addresses your argument by denying the premise of your argument.

That's why people should get behind this, so we can say with greater conviction that this is what the PEOPLE want, and not let the government take credit for it. If we leave it to just the current people who are making a noise, then yes, the message could be hijacked.

Ironically, it is your attitude, and the people who hold the same, that becomes the fulfilment of your own predictions.

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