Laxian Key (page 10)

Squaring the Circle...

Question:  Wouldn't it be imperative to obtain at least tacit approval from both principals in this matter? Given the longstanding enmity between them, acceptance of so radical a departure from familiar norms and customs of warfare seems doubtful in the extreme.

Answer:  Curiously enough, agreement on the issue need not be a mandatory requirement here. In fact, both parties could initially ignore the whole procedure and continue on much as before. However, there comes a time when the areas of land so designated must reach something of a critical mass. At such a point, one side or the other might very well decide to go with what's on offer. Holding such clear and universal title to any major tract of this much disputed territory might prove progressively more and more difficult to resist. Thereafter, further violence becomes increasingly untenable. Fighting against a conventional enemy is all very well - but when that enemy is also a mathematical construct, the numbers themselves soon begin to outweigh all other considerations.

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24.10 | 00:53

Well, Abdul, I'm sure that all makes perfect sense to someone. But, regrettably, that someone isn't me.

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23.10 | 17:44

Obviously the laxian key was left not by foreigners but by the past, an ancestral thing. The answer is to prepare a similar machine for the next cycle. Duh

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18.10 | 14:34

je suis à la recheche d'une belle femme pour mariage

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26.11 | 10:33

If the KEY works, Abe,then everyone is a winner. If not, then we are faced with the prospect of no one winning here, much as has been the case for generations.

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