Orignally posted 2009-04-13 13:02:41 -0500, bumped by Carol.
Hat tip for this to Wilbur Coleman at stumble upon for sending me this.
"Too often I fear, we suffer tunnel vision.when it comes to the enormity of the present crisis. arianfilm"
April 13, 2009 - 14:18
April 13, 2009 - 16:09
The people that have been engaged in kidnapping-for-ransom would still be operating under a stable, rational, and economically sound government in Somalia. They are *criminals* who have no interest beyond the next day's take.
April 13, 2009 - 18:14
I believe the consensus view in the media was that many of today's pirates were fisherman who lost their ability to earn a living as factory fishing took over the area. That doesn't condone kidnapping or any other crime, but conversely I don't think it is right to suggest from our incomparably better situation here -- even in cases where we face unemployment or home foreclosures -- that conditions of homelessness and starvation do not breed crime.
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