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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Nullification

    by , 03-19-2017 at 04:15 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I had thought that the horrible 2016 election cycle was over, but three woman have filed a federal court action that could result in the 2016 presidential election being tossed out. I am sure that the text of their action is available online somewhere, but I don’t know where. From what I managed to find out, this suit is in regard to Russian actions to affect the election, and their claim is under the Guarantee Clause of the Constitution.

    "Allegations are that the U.S. government ...
  2. Better time

    by , 03-09-2017 at 08:58 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It’s getting near that time when the government dictates that the hour of the day change. Yes, they are doing that again, even though it is disadvantageous to everyone. If we have to change the clocks again, then it should be for a better system. Perhaps we should question the whole system of hours, minutes, and seconds. And we certainly should wonder why it is claimed that midnight is the beginning of the day; we, except for the Bureau of Standards which thinks that the day ends immediately after ...

    Updated 03-09-2017 at 09:16 PM by PeterL

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  3. As Bad As It Gets

    by , 02-26-2017 at 08:35 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have been following U.S. politics for a while, and the presidents have all had some peculiarities. The best that I can remember myself was Eisenhower, who didn't seem to do any more than necessary; apparently he read and understood the Constitution. JFK was big on appearances; he talked things up, but he didn't get very done before a bullet stopped him. Johnson actually got a lot done; although some people would have preferred that he did less. I find it interesting that he is sometimes given ...

    Updated 02-26-2017 at 08:48 PM by PeterL

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  4. Writing Fiction versus Writing Non-Fiction

    by , 02-15-2017 at 05:24 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently, I was talking to someone about some of the works of Samuel L. Clemens, AKA Mark Twain. I was encouraging the other person to read Roughing It and Life on the Mississippi, both of which are memoirs, rather than fiction. Then we touched on the matter of most of Twain’s fiction not being all that good. But that made sense, because Twain was a reporter of considerable experience, so he wrote in a reportorial fashion.

    Good reporters are honest people who are inclined to accurately ...

    Updated 02-15-2017 at 06:03 PM by PeterL

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  5. St. Valentine’s Day

    by , 02-11-2017 at 04:53 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I am opposed to holidays of all sorts, and that includes Saint Valentine’s Day, especially as it is commonly celebrated with the notes and comments of love, etc. I never before bothered looking into what he is alleged to have done, but it appears that he was being tried for trying to spread Christianity, and the judge challenged him to restore the sight of his daughter, which he did. So why is Valentine associated with sexual attraction? It would make more sense if Valentine were in charge of improving ...
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