[!CrackMonkey!] finally, a safe haven
modus at as220.org
Wed Sep 18 14:48:54 PDT 2002
Not Erik <squinky at dasbistro.com> looked into the void, and said:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 01:52:30PM +0100, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > Got a phobia about giant apocalyptic space weapons? Move to Berkeley,
> > which has just banned them!
> > http://www.peaceinspace.com/61744.html
> Those godless Berkeley Liberals can have my Orbital Death Ray when
> they pry it from my cold dead hands!
I'm imagining a cold dead Not Erik clinging to the side of
an Orbital Death Ray sixty kilometers above Berkeley.
The Berkeley legislation is funny because it only outlaws
space weaponry above the city, and recommends that other
cities, states and nations follow Berkeley's lead. It
would be even more interesting if there was any mention of
a penalty for violating the municipal ordinance -- perhaps
a million-dollar fine to be levied against governments who
violate Berkeley's weapon-free airspace. I'd love to see
them drag the Pentagon into court over this.
Also, the peaceinspace.com homepage mentions that Canadia
is considering similar legislation. That would be far more
interesting, especially given the limited tactical use of
the atmosphere above the Bay area.
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