Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Conspiracy Theory Update
Alert alert alert - as of a few hours ago, the view that Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight is the absurd conspiracy theory and the view that he was killed without firing a shot is common sense. Avoid embarrassment and being considered a loon by getting it right.
I have no particular opinion on any of this and no burning desire to know the details - at the end of the day, the Navy SEALS are not a police outfit and (as with the SAS in the Iranian Embassy siege) have a way of going about things that intrinsically involves shooting people. But the changing storyline does demonstrate pretty starkly why anyone talking pejoratively about "conspiracy theorists" is being much less of a hard-headed rationalist than they consider themselves to be; since our only source of information is official statements from the US government, the only two possibilities are to believe that some material misrepresentations have been made, or to believe that the US government is telling the entire truth. Both points of view are reasonable to hold.
this item posted by the management 5/05/2011 10:43:00 PM