De facto, ISIL is a state because it controls territory larger than that of a plurality of the UN’s members, and because the people it rules prefer it to their former rulers.
#Libya #ISIS #Benghazi
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I comment. I'm interested in discussion not argument. Snarky replies are the surest way to discourage me from commenting further.
These are the areas I am most interested in and likely to comment on. Follow me if you have like interests:
- Politics as theater of the absurd
- Economics (Austrian - Mises and Hayek)
- Science esp. the commercialization of space - SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites
- Technology - long list here; not a fanboy (Apple included); early adopter
- Genealogy / History
- The Great Lakes Basin / Water Management
- Catholic Social Teaching - Solidarity, Subsidiarity and Distributism
And, finally, here's my list of witty sayings that best describe me:
- No matter what happens... somebody will find a way to take it too seriously
- If you're not paying for it, you are not the customer, you are the product
- Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it
- All generalizations are false
- Plan to be spontaneous - tomorrow
- Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once
- Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
- Give me ambiguity or give me something else
- Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong
- Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment
- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it
- Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your mouth is moving
- If there's one thing we learn from history, it's that we don't learn from history
- You HAVE to believe in miracles to depend upon them
- For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism
- No one is listening until you make a mistake
- The facts, although interesting, are usually irrelevant
- Indecision is the key to flexibility
- I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges
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