Tuesday, February 25, 2014
WHAT A SILLY ARGUMENT
Referring to an article I wrote for the UCO Reporter about the NSA, Olga Wolkenstein claims that Dave Israel depends on computers while Esther Sutofsky depends on mind, ability and instinct. She gives as an example on her blog an instance where a GPS failed to guide a motorist out of a predicament, but where simple observation succeeded.
What silly reasoning. The article was about the NSA and how, aided by computers that sift through Intel, this agency protects the US. Is Olga saying that Esther, brilliant though she might be, could protect the country better with her own “mind, ability and instinct” than the NSA can in using its computers?
No, not exactly, I am sure. I certainly hope not anyway for the sake of our country!
General Colin Powell is an expert car mechanic. Does that mean that’s all he knows about? I don’t think so. President Jimmy Carter is an expert peanut farmer. Does that mean he knows nothing about being the commander of a nuclear submarine, being governor of a state or being US president? Again, I don’t think so. Ronald Reagan was an actor. Does that mean….. Well, I think perhaps we get the point. Dave also has mind, ability and instinct; and IN ADDITION he knows computers and has a great deal of UCO EXPERIENCE.