A Moral Dilemma

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    George Mason University Professor of Economics Walter Williams asks the hard questions about both rightwing and leftwing welfarism but at the heart is the right, no, the moral standing to initiate and use force towards benefiting societal ends. Williams' probing of our society with the standards of the Non-Aggression Axiom is a good and needed thing IMO.

  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Here's another Moral Dilemma for bhos;
    after throw Israel under the bus by telling them to go back to the 1967 borders this story comes out............
    One of the largest deposits – 250 billion barrels of oil in Israel’s Shfela basin, comparable to Saudi Arabia’s entire reserves of 260 billion barrels of oil – has until now been unexploited, partly because the technology required has been expensive, mostly because the multinational oil companies that have the technology fear offending Muslims.
    Because the oil multinationals have feared to develop Shfela, one of the world’s largest oil developments is being undertaken by an unlikely troop. Jonas’s IDT is a consumer-oriented telecom and media company that is a relative newcomer to the heavy industry world of energy development. Joining IDT in this latter-day Zionist Project is Lord Jacob Rothschild, a septuagenarian banker and philanthropist whose forefathers helped finance Zionist settlements in Palestine from the mid-1800s; Michael Steinhardt, a septuagenarian hedge fund investor and Zionist philanthropist; and Rupert Murdoch, the octogenarian chairman of News Corporation .
    While they’re in it for the money, they are also determined to free the world of Arab oil dependence by providing Israel with an oil weapon of its own.
    To win this war, Israel Energy Initiatives has enlisted some of the energy industry’s savviest old soldiers – here a former president of Mobil Oil (Eugene Renna), there a former president of Occidental Oil Shale (Allan Sass), over there a former president of Halliburton (Dick Cheney). But the Field Commander for the operation, and the person who in their mind will lead them to ultimate victory, is Harold Vinegar, a veteran pulled out of retirement and sent into the fray. Vinegar, a legend in the field, had been Shell Oil’s chief scientist and, with some 240 patents to his name over his 32 years at Shell, revolutionized the shale oil industry.