[Foundation-l] Wikimania and the Muhammad pix

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:08:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 7:05 PM, Ben McIlwain <cydeweys at gmail.com> wrote:
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>  geni wrote:
>  > On 23/02/2008, Ben McIlwain <cydeweys at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >> Sweet Christ, can anyone remind me how in the hell we ever decided on
>  >>  Egypt in the first place?  Was that when the probability of being killed
>  >>  by terrorists was equally rated with the desire to not host Wikimania on
>  >>  the same continent two years in a row?
>  >
>  > The Egyptian government is not going to allow tourists to get killed
>  > by anyone. Have you any idea what it would do to their economy?
>  Your statement presupposes that governments are omnipotent, omniscient,
>  and competent.  The very thought is laughable.
>  Incidentally, September 11 sure as hell wasn't good for our economy
>  either, yet it happened anyway.

And incidentally, we held a Wikimania in the United States
nevertheless. Even with elevated risk of terror attacks...


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