[funsec] "Safest ever" passport is not fit for purpose

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Wed Mar 7 09:27:44 CST 2007

On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Brian Loe wrote:

> On 3/6/07, Drsolly <drsollyp at drsolly.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 08:39:19 GMT, Col said:
> > > > Last night a Home Office spokesman said: "We do not believe it would
> > > > be possible to successfully forge a new passport by doing this.
> > >
> > > The ability of British government personnel to believe contrafactual things
> > > is surpassed only by the ability of US government leadership to do.
> >
> > It's called "faith", and many people think it's a Good Thing.
> List the "contrafactual things" the US leadership has believed?

Well, first of all, they all say they have an Invisible Friend.
> Faith does not equal believing, that's the point you continually miss.
> The English, in at least the one political ring I follow, have
> continually denied the obvious facts and pursued ever increasingly bad
> ideas to remain in denial. Why should it be different on any other
> political front. Much like when they were watching their colonies
> revolt - rather than try to keep the peace they preferred to anger the
> colonies further.

230 years ago, and you still think it was your Finest Hour. 

>  I would never say the English are stupid, or even
> ignorant, its just that they are very, very stubborn.
Indeed we are, and don't you wish you were half as stubborn? Without our 
determination, we would never have won WW2.

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