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In response to Dumb Deplaning
Comment author: david2 19 August 2008 06:14:23AM 0 points [-]

I always hated the wait in the aisle for that process.

It's true people stop at red lights (usually) but there's a fear of punishment.

Last time I flew, the pilot asked the passengers to put their shades down after we landed to cool the plane down. Well, I noticed 10% who complied.

So I don't know if that anecdote adds anything to the discussion...but people can be selfish.

In response to "Arbitrary"
Comment author: david2 13 August 2008 11:10:27PM -1 points [-]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

thought someone might be interested.

Comment author: david2 25 July 2008 05:05:56PM 0 points [-]

WWPD? What Would Plato Do?

Comment author: david2 09 December 2007 02:23:15PM 0 points [-]

I've been reading this blog in RSS for a while onw and I was happy to see it on the front page of Reddit!

In "The Fog of War" about McNamara's life, he discusses proportionality when dealing with your enemy. The fact that America invaded Iraq (that had nothing to do with 9-11), enacted the Patriot Act, and will have troops in Afghanistan for decades to come is not a proportional response to a small group of hijackers flying planes into three national symbols.

Many people wanted blood after 9-11 though. My neighbor was a vet student (so he's presumably smart) and he was ranting on 9-11 about the need to show everyone "who's boss." I guess that hasn't worked out so well in hindsight.