[Foundation-l] Wikimania and the Muhammad pix
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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