When did your country ratify the Kyoto accords?
I guess you know that President Bush would have a helluva time getting the
Kyoto accords ratified by the Democrat controlled US Senate. All the
Democrats in the Senate, except possibly the junior Senator from New York,
are dead set against them.
I understand that Japan has not ratified the Kyoto accords. Is this true?
I know that European Greens are for the accords but I did not know that they
spoke for all of Europe. Did I miss something? Is Europe now united and
the Greens have a majority of the European parliament?
I remain in absolute agreement with your central opinion concerning capital
punishment. Capital punishment is a vulgarity that modern governments do
not need in order to govern. Janet Reno proved that at Waco, Texas.
However, a majority of Americans seem to think that it is a needed
provision. Unlike Tim McVeigh I lack the moral certainty to rebel.
McIntosh, NM, USA
From: Gunnar Jauch <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask]
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Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: OT: RE: The Waste Land/Invictus
>>Von: Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]>
>>An: [log in to unmask]
>>Betreff: OT: RE: The Waste Land
>>Datum: Die, 12. Jun 2001 18:03 Uhr
>>At 04:36 PM 06/12/2001 +0200, you wrote:
>>> Heck, there are
>>>still people investigating DNA for crime related gene configurations, let
>>>alone that we can rule out a mental illness.
>>>He should have been kept alive, if only even for research purposes -
>>>So maybe not a mental hospital, but then at least a highly secure
>>>lab (which many mental hospitals are anyway).
>> Heck, maybe they'll isolate the believers-in-behaviorism(s) gene.
>Allow me to take objection to your somewhat cynical and flip remark.
>Today, Mr. Bush has arrived in Spain, facing difficult meetings with
>European leaders. He will certainly encounter much antagonism for his
>intentions to continue the absurdly expensive (and useless) StarWars
>and for not honoring the Kyoto treaties.
>The strange thing about the former seems to me the fact that the real
>to US society stems from within the country, as shown by McVeigh. Remember
>all the wild speculations the day after his helotic deed on who might have
>done it -- Ghadaffi or some other Arab terrorist group? The shock within
>society after the disclosure of the truth was enormous: an American!
>However, there was nothing to be gained by disposing of him -- on the
>Aside from the moral axiom that human life is sacrosanct, even the one of
>the worst criminal, the legally sanctioned killing by the State will merely
>heighten the possibility of him becoming a mythical figure for other
>His appalling misuse of "Invictus" was a sad first step in that
>In spite of my inability to emulate your admirable verbal dexterity, I hope
>you got my point.
>Kate, I share your opinion on capital punishment. Like me, feel free to
>write a little rubbish now and then!