/edit Actually, the thread title is false, as apparently "No one at the hearing connected P-to-P trading with the financing of terrorism or organized crime." I missed that under one of the ads. So it's only the copying and pirating of stuff that funds terrorism.
Of course, I have to add that John G. Malcolm and Robert Wexler are tools.
(edited by Jaguar on 14.3.03 1319) If they studied their paper money for clues as to what their country was all about, they found, among a lot of other baroque trash, a picture of a truncated pyramid with a radiant eye on top of it, like this:
Not even the President of the United States knew what that was all about. It was as though the country were saying to its citizens, "In nonsense is strength."
You do have a point, Guru. The same argument has been forwarded with bird impacts, building generators in environmentally sensitive areas, etc. And the answer is: Nothing we do will be environmentally neutral, but there are levels.