Old 05-14-2012, 11:44 PM
mdtljt mdtljt is offline
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ditch nukes

it doesn't matter how much power the 3rd world countries need, when they can't get it the population will die off to what they can produce and live with
we will not need anywhere near as much as this article predicted
if sally struthers can't even get enough food to feed them, how do you think they are going to get enough energy to even boil their beans?
not trying to be nasty, just looking at it honestly

which was related to

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:36 AM
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Perhaps if you told us which article you were commenting on, your post would make more sense?
Old 05-15-2012, 12:48 AM
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Regardless it's a very enlightended view; "Fuck em!"

Old 05-15-2012, 07:28 AM
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Welcome to the Straight Dope Message Boards, mdtltj, we're glad you found us. For future ref, when you start a thread, it's helpful to other readers to provide a link to the column in question. There are zillions of 'em in the Archives (Cecil has been writing a weekly column since 1973-ish), so it saves search time and helps keep us all on the same page. No biggie, you'll know for next time. I've added links that I *think* are what you meant; if I got it wrong, please email me (or REPORT this post and let me know what you intended.)
Old 05-15-2012, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by zoid
Regardless it's a very enlightended view; "Fuck em!"
Honestly, while I appreciate a well reasoned discussion delineating the game theory behind Mutually Assured Destruction, I think "Fuck 'em!" is probably the most enlightened view in the discussion.


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