Watch for Flying Pigs

About: the drums of war

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Mark de LA says
seth 2006-08-24 11:40:13 4241
Last weekend we went up to Everett Washington and eneded up eating at the Flying Pig Brewing Co.  They give you a little sample of the beer before you commit to a mug 
"That war in the ME is inevitable" is the beat of the drums of war.  It is in your ears.  It is in the media.  It is not necessarily true.
What is being said is that peace is unlikely. It is not saying that war in inevitable. The status quo of tit for tat & eye for an eye for an eye for an eye can go on for years. Breaking that loop is unlikely.

Mark de LA says
seth 2006-08-24 12:06:18 4241
Well there is no such thing as a perputal motion machine.  A process does not keep going without something fueling the action.  Ask yourself what fuels this tit for tat loop?  Find that fuel and douse it.  Don't get hung up in the dimension of the tit-for-tat.   
Always looking for something even more than what you see is a touch of paranoia. It is what it is! It is like the Waco atrocity - it could have lasted for a long time until Koresh's people ran out of food & ideas.  Instead, Janet Reno had to strut her stuff & precipitate the conflagration.
So far none of the Middle East stuff affects me personally. In a tit-for-tat the first one that runs out of ammunition (or people) loses. Maybe a fine mist of cannabis indica over Iran & Israel (& maybe other places over there) & a few tons of free margaritas for the hungry will slow things down a bit.

Seth says
M 2011-10-16 09:36:55 4241
Revisiting this wonder some time later only discovers that @S'th will argue anything - even tit for tat.  Tit-4-Tat is just the RWG see how long as a human you can resist that.

i think that tit-4-tat is a strategy in game theory when you are playing a zero sum game, but if you want a flying pig, i can sell you one here.

Mark de LA says
Revisiting this wonder some time later only discovers that @S'th will argue anything - even tit for tat.  Tit-4-Tat is just the RWG see how long as a human you can resist that.


Mark de LA says
seth 2011-10-17 15:04:00 4241
M 2011-10-16 09:36:55 4241
Revisiting this wonder some time later only discovers that @S'th will argue anything - even tit for tat.  Tit-4-Tat is just the RWG see how long as a human you can resist that.

i think that tit-4-tat is a strategy in game theory when you are playing a zero sum game, but if you want a flying pig, i can sell you one here.
Tit-4-tat IS a living-breathing zero sum game similar to the RWG. Hmmm.. maybe for the purposes of twitter & fb we can acronym it T4T.