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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Afghanistan

    by , Yesterday at 07:19 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I noticed that the moron (my apologies to other people of low intelligence) in the Oval Office has decided to send more troops into Afghanistan, and I started thinking about the string of adventures in Afghanistan, a string of failures that goes back to when the Hindus went through there on their way to India. The current string of foolishness goes back to when the king (Mohammed Zahir Shah) was overthrown in 1973. I won’t try to explain what happened after that, but in 1978 the USSR invaded in ...
  2. Truly Free

    by , 08-14-2017 at 05:44 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    "I wholly disapprove of what you say and will defend to the death your right to say it"
    Voltaire


    Today I have seen a few things suggesting that NAZI's should be muzzled. Voltaire gave my response to that. When we start banning totalitarianists, we agree with them, because they want everything banned except what they like.

    In an ideal world everyone would agree with me, not because I would have forced them, but because they would have seen ...

    Updated 08-14-2017 at 05:48 PM by PeterL

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  3. Openness in Government

    by , 08-07-2017 at 05:09 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Republics belong to the people governed, and as would be the case in a business co-op where all of the employees own the business, in a republic all of the citizens own the government, and they should be able to know what is going on. Republic isn't the most effective or efficient form of government, but it is what we have here in the U.S.A. And the citizens should have all of the information necessary for running it. The only reason why the citizens don't have all of the information now is that ...
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  4. Geo-engineering

    by , 08-02-2017 at 11:17 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I read the news today, oh boy. I ran across this article suggesting that there should be geo-engineering of the atmosphere to reverse anthropogenic global warming. https://www.seeker.com/earth/climate...88798911141629
    This isn't the first or only article or paper about the matter. I remember reading about ways to cool the Earth as far back as the 1970's. Unfortunately, it would ...
  5. Tax Dollars at Waste

    by , 07-26-2017 at 11:09 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Maybe I’m becoming more cynical in my middle age, but it seems like government exists exclusively to fill the pockets of the insiders and their friends. That seems pretty obvious in the case of Trump and his pals, but it is also true on the state and locals levels.

    On the federal level the use of government to enrich people has been going on for a long time, and it has been publicized for decades. Eisenhower warned us about the “military-industrial complex”, and he was in a position ...
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