[!CrackMonkey!] finally, a safe haven
squinky at dasbistro.com
Wed Sep 18 14:49:24 PDT 2002
On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 05:48:54PM -0400, Matt Obert wrote:
> I'm imagining a cold dead Not Erik clinging to the side of
> an Orbital Death Ray sixty kilometers above Berkeley.
Funny thing: That's exactly how Miss Cleo said it would happen.
> 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.
Yes. I'd love to see this. Berkeley demands that the USA remove the
ortillery from its sovereign airspace.
The US government views this as an act of secession and levels it,
Maybe they'll get a live-fire test of the orbital nukes.
> 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.
We don't need orbital nukes against Canadia. We have "friendly
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