I imagine that there have been many conjunctions and disjunctions of territories in the swirling sandstorms of the deserts and the mingling illusions of the imperialist minds. Mesopotamia is criss-crossed with these fictions.
I’m listening to the audiobook by Matt Kibbe, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff. It is an excellent book, but my feathers ruffled just a bit when I heard the phrase, “duly elected.” Due in what sense? In the real world, natural phenomena are due to natural events. What goes up, must come…
In an excellent article, zdnet discusses a resilient fact that confounds the robot mythology — people are creeped out by near misses on mechanical hominids.
“Complex” is not the antonym for “simple.” Something that is complex can be simply complex or confoundingly complex.
The word, “evolved,” it seems is heard frequently as an alternate to “refined.” But there is a subtle difference.
99% of the problems that human children have are engendered by their being sequestered in a special class, that is neither here nor there. Very few humans escape carrying this pernicious damage into the rest of their lives.
I just listened to Episode 1047 of the Tom Woods Show, wherein Tom kicked around the ideas of property rights with Professor Gerard Casey. After listening intently, I’ve come to the notion that property rights cannot be defined in advance of actual cases.
Tax Relief — Chump Change. A flea on the back of theft. Theft — Taxation and other scams, schemes, grifts, cons, and endless variations of misappropriation. Promise — That which disappears on or before its delivery date. There may or may not be an actual delivery.
When dealing with possible solutions, an inherent flaw would have to be backed all the way back to the origin of the system, while an adherent flaw can be undone only to the inherent flaw that gave it rise.
After some deliberation, it seems that in general the 4th amendment is more a blueprint in large for violating a person’s castle and or privacy, and that in particular it is a monument to the law and order crowd’s endless impulse to enforce pre-crime.