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Memories of the 28th Century

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  1. War by Another Name

    by , Yesterday at 05:14 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Wars are examples of diplomacy failing. Trade wars are one form of war, and they can be a harmful as shooting wars. The Great Depression was caused by a trade war, and we may have a similar event in the near future.

    The history books donít have much about it, but there nearly was a shooting war between the U.S.A. and the UK in the 1920ís. London had been the primary center of international finance since the Seventeenth Century. Debt and equity were issued and traded there more than ...
  2. Propaganda Techniques

    by , 01-11-2018 at 09:19 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This started as just being about exaggeration, but it became more general. Enjoy

    Part of the zeitgeist of these times is that the people producing news coverage exaggerate most of the time. It isn't enough for them that there is a snowstorm coming; not now it is "Bomb Cyclone". I don't know if it simply became part of the American psyche, or if it's just imitating Trump, but if there's a more shocking way to put something, then the people producing news coverage put it that ...

    Updated 01-11-2018 at 09:23 PM by PeterL

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  3. Exaggeration and Other Techniques of Propaganda

    by , 01-11-2018 at 09:16 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Part of the zeitgeist of these times is that the people producing news coverage exaggerate most of the time. It isn't enough for them that there is a snowstorm coming; not now it is "Bomb Cyclone". I don't know if it simply became part of the American psyche, or if it's just imitating Trump, but if there's a more shocking way to put something, then the people producing news coverage put it that way. It has been a fact for decades that "controversy sells papers". So they tried ...
  4. Narragansett

    by , 01-02-2018 at 10:39 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A few decades ago, I drank Ballantine Ale pretty much every day for several years. I can imagine better tasting ales, but Ballantine was something that I could drink every day. Alas, Narragansett Brewing that produced it went down the tubes. One of the former owners bought the name and recipes, when they became available, and he has been building the company back up.

    I hope that Ballantine Ale will be revived in a few years. So far they have only restored about a half dozen brands, ...
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  5. Time and Money

    by , 12-20-2017 at 09:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I recently commented using the old saw "Time is Money", and the person I was speaking to disagreed. While the two are not identical, they have equivalency; one can be converted to the other as a general matter.

    "The phrase was coined by Benjamin Franklin in his Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748): Remember that time is money. He that idly loses five shillings' worth of time loses five shillings, and might as prudently throw five shillings into the sea." https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-et...-Time-is-Money ...
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