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March 23, 2009

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oratem

Well, I won't be turning on that many lights, but I appreciate L-C's sentiment. I don't have enough money for that kind of power bill.

On a more serious note, there is a commercial run by "e-surance" (a car insurance company for those not in the U.S.) about Earth hour where there was one building that didn't "get the message" (per the commercial). The response to this was that the main character forcibly disconnected power to the building. This may well be a sign of things to come.

Inspector

Indeed it may, and let me just say that those e-surance ads really, really annoy me. I'd put that more eloquently, but I just woke up a few minutes ago.

L-C

People who don't think in principles usually don't have a problem with jumping straight to force whenever they get an idea that won't implement peacefully. Whereas to us reason and force are opposites, to them it's just a tool on one side of a continuum.

Inspector

Indeed, I see that all the time. Most people I talk to out there have no hesitation at all to reach those "there ought to be a law" moments. Everything - *everything* - to their minds is to be solved by force (of law).

They don't like their neighbor's lawn ornaments? There Ought To Be A Law. They don't like how fatty McDonalds makes their food? There Ought To Be A Law. They don't like that look on your face? There Ought To Be A Law.

And why not? It's not like the actual laws we have are limited by any sort of *principles.* People can see this; that's why they don't feel the need when proposing new ones.

Inspector

Like, for example, here:

http://flibbertigibbet.mu.nu/study_finds_a_large_number_of_people_who_need_to_mind_their_own_business

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