Yes but how could you exercise something like that? By creating a 'dictatorship of the yeoman?'
What? No. Simply by disallowing special privileges.
Could you expand on that please?
If there is a blanket prohibition against any special funding from state revenues or special contracts, there is no prize to be won by controlling the state.
Hmm. So what's the deal with placing the yeoman at the forefront of all of this? Is it really revolving completely around tradition?
Probably because the yeoman is fairly far removed from any possible state privileges, and so naturally guards against them.
Do you think it could work if implemented?
(I feel like I'm interviewing you.)
Sure, if it stuck to its principles. But again, that depends on the character of those that make up the particular society. Unfortunately I have to go do some work. You can ask me more questions but I won't be able to answer right now.
SM - History teachers often say that Federalists were pro-industry whereas democratic-republicans were pro-agriculture, but what are they really saying? That is this: D-Rs were against the tariff whereas Federalists were for it. This is no way means that D-Rs are against industry, they just don't want their own money to be used to enforce higher prices against themselves, whereas Federalists do want their money to be used to enforce higher prices on them. D-Rs were 'agrarian' in that that they weren't pushing special privileges for different classes of people. Since most people back then would have been farmers, it works out that the D-Rs were 'agrarian', but there weren't domestic economic policies enforcing some agrarian vision.
This seems to actually be a way that leftists control debates, by implanting the notion that economic privilege means industrial development and wealth, whereas freedom means a bunch of buffoons pickadillying their days away without a robust national plan. To paraphrase Hazlitt: the savings incurred by spending less on consumption goods are then directed toward further consumption or toward further production goods via banking, producing an equal amount of economic activity but directing it towards purposes that are actually more highly needed by consumers.
The Anarch is to the Anarchist what the Monarch is to the Monarchist.
And Jargon, thanks very much for the info.
American companies should avoid sourcing network equipment from China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee warned Monday.
To paraphrase Marc Faber: We're all doomed, but that doesn't mean that we can't make money in the process.
Rabbi Lapin: "Let's make bricks!"
Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."
Continuing the Jeffersonian democracy discussion...
I just found these listings on Wikipedia that document the core ideals of Jeffersonian democracy. If these are what Jeffersonian democrats believe in, then it is truly contrary to libertarian thought.
"Empire of Liberty" and economic coercion? Please.
Just came across these guys today:
Princeton economist says Obama misrepresents his study of Romney's tax plan:
Flaws allow every 3G device to be tracked.
Herp-derp-derrrrp. What do you think they're doing with all those PATRIOT Act powers and the data-center in Moab that can archive the entire Internet 1,000x over?
@Clayton (or anyone else that may know)
Are there even any non-3G capable cell phones?
The only one worth following is the one who leads... not the one who pulls; for it is not the direction that condemns the puller, it is the rope that he holds.
Heaven real, confirms neurosurgeon who went to heaven during a coma:
I thought that this was... Cute
Check this out:
Might be a joke by some left-winger, who knows. My new avatar however has expressed a desire to join.
Hes an american austrian economist.
Funny i havent heard of him in this forum b4. Found out about him by reading a book.
Skeptical- i like your other avatar better.
“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence.""The sweetest of minds can harbor the harshest of men.”
Soldiers claim illness after guarding KBR in Iraq
2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize
US report highlights unease about Chinese firms
Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretap case
End of the line for returnable Coca-Cola bottle
26 testify against Lance Armstrong in doping case
Feds: Owner tried to hide complex Russian scheme
Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice
Report challenges beliefs on sexual attacks in war
New book digs into Netflix's origins, evolution
Netflix pledges to caption all content by 2014
Obama on debate with Romney: 'I had a bad night'
Mother of former SEAL asks Romney to stop
HOT Rand Paul: Romney's Wrong on Middle East, Defense Spending
How to Start Protecting Your Privacy on the Internet
Harvard Study Suggests that Fluoride Lowers IQ
HuffPo’s 11 Myths About the Fed, Refuted
Patent Evil Grows
Good for Lady Gaga
Triumph of Gold
Quotation of the Day…
Selfless Crusaders for Justice Strike Again
Mitt’s Advisors: He Has No Clue on Foreign Policy
Intelligence Effort Named Citizens, Not Terrorists
How lawmakers and lobbyists keep a lock on the private prison business
Privatize Sesame Street!
Ignore Syrian Rebels’ Threats
Why Sebelius Campaigns So Hard for Her Boss — and Why He Won’t Fire Her
Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement
Newest Video Analytics Technique “Product Recognition” Aims to Judge You By What You Wear
US supreme court finalizes gift of immunity to the telecom giants
And why is that, Kelvin Silva? Don't tell me that you don't have a love for the Japanese dictator Tokugawa! What a guy!
Your other avatar was more stylish. Just sayin.
Seriously? I'll change it to somebody else then, if nobody likes the shogun.
There. I changed it to Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan.
Carlos Slim, world’s richest man, gets richer supplying ‘Obamaphones’ to poor (The PTB at work)
Was scrolling down my YouTube subscription newsfeed and this one caught my attention. It's Dr. Block's only 'like' in all of his YouTube history:
Gotta love him :p
I post an interesting statement from someone who fell into a depression (not the economic depression). It is from “Liquid-Nony” who is now a Starcraft 2 Pro gamer. He was once the No.1 in Starcraft 1 Brood War. When he won the most important tournament at that time he fell into a hard depression. He now wrote the following:
"There is no point to life. If you ask someone "why?", over and over, until the only thing left to explain is the common reason for doing anything at all, for living, for being happy, you will be met with irrationality. No one has ever given a good reason. Motivations get reduced to feelings, not reasons. All of our reasoning begins with premises of (1) feeling a will to survive and (2) feeling a desire to be happy. Rational justification for every act begins with "Assuming you want to live and be happy..."
Depression, in my experience, is the diminishment of these feelings. When you do something that should make you happy by all reasonable measures, you aren't happy. When you do something that should make you sad, you don't feel any worse. When you do nothing, you don't feel any different. A lack of those fundamental feelings is to blame.
There is no way to think yourself out of it because the solution is irrational. They are feelings that healthy humans have, nothing more than that. Willpower is your only tool here. You can irrationally will yourself to seek solutions. You can practice clever ways to coax those feelings back into existence. You can take medicine to promote those feelings. In any case those feelings will probably return, as depression is typically episodic, and you can start being happy again by doing what's good and doing what's right and being successful.
But the better you do the harder you'll fall when those feelings subside again and you're given another lesson about how all that "good" shit you did doesn't matter. One night when your happiness is in full swing, it'll just hit you. You wonder why you did any of it. And no matter what you do or think, your happiness is gone. Habits may carry you a while, but all motivation has vanished. You won't feel like pursuing your own happiness, but you'll feel a lot of other shit that's not so pleasant. You'll pretend nothing has changed, but it's just an act. You'll stretch your willpower to cover the void. If it's enough to bridge the gap, then congratulations on being functioning. If not, then welcome to the club.
P.S. I'm not suicidal. Don't worry about that. I've received a lot of messages from sufferers of depression, thanking me and wishing me well. Though I've responded to very few, I do feel a responsibility. And as I've been acting out this week, it worries me that someone may view my weakness as an excuse to indulge in their own, perhaps doing more damage to themselves than I'm doing to myself. I've willed myself to behave and focus for long enough to write this to remind you that our feelings are diminished, not gone. Even as I write this, I feel a spark, and I hope this reminder gives you one too."
The European Union wins the nobel peace prize?
promises to be secure encrypted communications
i thought this was interesting.
and here is the police report.
Notice how there is no mention of the bus driving upper cutting the chick.
One librarian to another:
Once access to the collection is gained, the external appearance of each volume and group of volumes is a useful indication of the degree of water damage. Those volumes found, usually in heaps, in the aisles will naturally be the most damaged. Not only will they have sustained the shock of falling, as rapid swelling caused them to burst from the shelves, but they will also have been exposed to water for a longer period than the volumes on the shelves above them. These will need special, flat packing and the most extensive restoration. The appearance of such volumes can be a devastating, emotional experience, but one must not panic since every volume worth the cost of salvage and restoration can be saved.
Phil Zimmerman is one of the greatest humanists alive today, in terms of his actual contributions to progress in human dignity. He has not been sufficiently recognized for his contributions.
Silent Circle is typical Zimmerman: uncompromising, eminently usable communications-security solutions. I strongly suspect that Zimmerman was one of the secret authors of TrueCrypt - the open source answer to the ridiculous PGP Whole Disk suite (which Zimmerman had nothing to do with, BTW) - which has apparently stumped the crypto-weenies at the FBI (and probably the NSA too, though they will never admit it).
However, just as TrueCrypt doesn't give you cloud encryption, neither does Silent Circle give you encrypted communication in the most general sense. This is not the result of any shortcoming in the products themselves but, rather, in the general infrastructure. PGP, TrueCrypt, SilentCircle... these all give you the tools to "work around" the inherent insecurity of all digital communications systems. But they remain a workaround.
Their greatest value, I believe, lies in their potential to act as a forcing function on the infrastructure to move it to a more sane system where industry-standard encryption on all communication is the default. Here's to Zimmerman and yet another great application of computing technology and the science of cryptography to the #1 foundation-stone of human rights: the right to keep your business private.