Tue, Sep. 8th, 2009, 02:40 am
WTF of the day
about a man living in the midst of tel-aviv, who has (at least) 32 wives and 89 children and the authorities are unable to do anything about it.
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
2. No, you did not. You brought up a minor isolated case. I suggested establishing quantitative guidelines. You ignored the suggestion.
3. Let's assume that pigs can fly and leave it at that. There is no substitute for a person one loves. There are plenty of substitutes for filling out tax declarations. Comparing the two is absurd. If you are having trouble seeing the absurdity please try again.
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
2. Extreme commuting is not a minor isolated case, but rather a significant phenomenon. And I fail to see what quantitative guidelines you established.
3.I do see the difference, but if you claim the government shouldn't intervene in people's affairs if it may harm them, I can interpret this quite liberally and I don't see anything that prevents me from doing so.
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
2-3. An innate sense of absurdity should, in theory, prevent you from making both mistakes. I dislike pointless absurdity.
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
An innate sense of absurdity should, in theory, make one realize that "freedom to take a gun into a plane (as long as you don't use it)" is as pointlessly absurd as anything can be.
(In other words: if you don't agree with me on what I think is common sense, I won't agree with you either. Why should I?).
Fri, Sep. 11th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
No need. Especially since I've already ruled out common sense as a way of argumentation. However, since you're not arguing in any other way we'll stop right here. Good night :)
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
On the other hand what about the liberty of, pardon me, shitting in the middle of a street. I wouldn't be directly hurting anyone if I did; nevertheless I'd probably be arrested for that if I tried. I wonder why.
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
You are arguing law again. Personally, I see no reason why anyone shouldn't be able to shit in the middle of the street as long as they do not interfere with traffic (which is pretty difficult) and leave no stain (which is reasonably simple).
Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Fine. Suppose you have your ideal government. and suppose that, for some reason, some people really don't like it. So they go and protest before the parliament or whatever equivalent you have there. And they protest by shitting before it. Is that acceptable?
Fri, Sep. 11th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Like I said - good night.