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Unintended Consequences

You know those little boxes that Microsoft has pop up?  The ones that say “are you sure”   Well I apparently am sometimes sure that I want to do something that I don’t really understand.  And that is why things look different this morning and not at all how I intended them to look.   The City Council has a resolution to support or reject today.  I wonder if there is a box that pops up and asks them if they are sure they want to sign?  They seem to want to do something that they don’t really understand and I’m sure that there will be some undesired unintended consequences.

Too bad Sam Taylor doesn’t get the whole check and balance stuff.

Marie Marchand, executive director of the center, said the resolution was pushed by parents of Iraq war veterans who no longer want young soldiers dying in Iraq or coming home with post-traumatic stress disorder.The Bellingham Herald news City Council votes tonight on withdrawal

Or he would have followed this up with something like “opponents to the resoloution say…”

Or he would have followed up this

“Rick has taken a look at the petition. We’ve told them we will not be signing it,” she said. “Rick does not believe we should have an immediate withdrawal of the troops.”The Bellingham Herald news City Council votes tonight on withdrawal

with why Rick Larsen doesn’t believe we should have an immediate withdrawal.

The answers to either of those questions might have given the Bellingham City Council something to think about.

Oh, and just a little niggly.  The Heralds title states that the council is voting on withdrawal when in fact they are voting on a resolution asking decision makers to withdraw troops.

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