[lit-ideas] Re: Great Lakes machine guns raise ire in Canada

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:28:56 -0400

Ursula: This is all so sad for the world.

Because a Coast Guard boat has a machine gun?

Okay, maybe they should use copper bullets or devise some sort of cannon that fires nets to trap hostile boats. Any environmental concerns should be addressed if they are real.

On the other hand, Canada went from being the world's third largest navy in Word War II to a small fishing boat type fleet today. And if a terrorist paramilitary group slips through the Great Lakes and attacks a nuclear power plant, guess who'll get the blame? Having a stronger Coast Guard presence does nothing to harm US-Canadian relations.

If you want to read something truly sad for the world, look at what's ahead for space:


Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites
By Francis Harris in Washington

China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by "blinding" their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported yesterday.

The hitherto unreported attacks have been kept secret by the Bush administration for fear that it would damage attempts to co-opt China in diplomatic offensives against North Korea and Iran.


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