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already aware, I have had my own extensive experience of [BE]ing involved

with both the Oxford University Press and the OED, but alas I can find no

definition from them for the word [UN]answerableness.  

I SUPPOSE in a SENSE - THE ONLY intellectually respectable position IS

that of AGNOSTICISM, which merely admits to the unanswerableness of

the question, which relates to just one of the few definitions of the actual

word unanswerableness that I can find in any dictionary , namely...

"the condition of not admitting of
any answer." 

Another definition of unanswerableness is the condition of being incapable

of being refuted ~ SO from my own BREXIT perspective, I have concluded

that [IT] IS the influence of Germany’s unanswerableness • on the mindset

of the EU Commission • that has [IT]self [BE]come a mirror of the UNITED

NATIONS unanswerableness, which was [IT]SELF perpetrated by the very

unanswerableness of the LEAGUE of NATIONS !!!???

IS THERE ANY WONDER therefore • in the context of my own ATC Area

Radar Controller experience of the Eurocontrol Operation and Don Beck's

reference to a Spiral Dynamics Integral [SDi] + MeshWORKS global model

being based on a metaphorical air traffic control system; which in the

light of the consequential manifestation of widespread recent events,

pertaining to Air Traffic Management • that I have been so long convinced

of the desperate need to formulate a NEW MODEL of the UNITED NATIONS.


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