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Don't confuse "assumption" with "hope".

Jon

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> P.S. When you step into a crosswalk protected by a stop sign, you do
> assume by your action whether you think about it or not that the
> approaching auto's brakes work. When you walk into a classroom at
> the
> beginning of the class period, you assume that no student has gone
> berserk in the last few moments and is possessed by an irresistible
> need
> to see the color of the blood in your carotid artery. And even if
> you
> are student, staff, or faculty at the University of Texas you assume
> daily that no one will begin firing at random victims with a
> high-powered rifle from the top of some building. (I believe they
> made
> access to the bell tower difficult, but there are other vantage
> points I
> do not doubt.) And of course, every so often such fundamental
> assumptions (fundamental to getting through the day without driving
> oneself insane) prove false, as at 9/11 in a most dramatic instance.
>
>
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
>