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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Civil Forfeiture

    by , 11-01-2014 at 10:14 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I don't often think about civil forfeiture, but when it comes to mind I am bothered by it. A similar system was used by the British before the American Revolution, and it was one of the many things that led to the revolution. A couple of decades ago some clown pointed out that civil forfeiture had been used by the legal system that the U.S. adopted, so the U.S. should take up civil forfeiture. Apparently no one bothered to mention that the wording if the Forth and Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution ...
  2. Atlantis Located, or Something Like That

    by , 10-29-2014 at 10:05 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I don't often think about the Atlantis story, but it came to mind recently as a part of a story that I started writing. I needed something like that as a plot device. Well, to make a longish story brief, I didn't find Atlantis, but I am 99% certain that I have figured out where Tartessos is, and one theory is that Atlantis was based on Tartessos. But the location of Tartessos was uncertain until earlier today, when I found it.

    I was looking for a good Bronze Age, or so, setting for ...

    Updated 10-30-2014 at 04:03 PM by PeterL

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  3. Who Are Modern Humans

    by , 10-27-2014 at 09:27 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It might simply be that most of the magazine articles that are written about evolutionary anthropology are written by journalists who don’t know much about evolutionary Anthropology, but I still find it annoying to read things like this article about genetic evidence of interbreeding between so-called modern humans and Neanderthals around sixty thousand years ago. http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/201...g-habits-video The basic ...
  4. The Real Conspiracy

    by , 10-25-2014 at 10:18 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was thinking about conspiracies, propaganda, and who or what would be engaging in them. Conspiracy theory lovers often mention the Illuminati and the New World Order, but both are very much in the Classical Liberal tradition and wouldn’t deliberately lie. The Bilderberg Conference is cited as a planning forum for various nefarious schemes, but the actual facts belie that. The Rothschild family is mentioned, but they only go for the money, and harming potential customers is bad for business. Then ...
  5. Music Induced Hearing Loss

    by , 10-23-2014 at 09:06 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was reminded again today that I didn’t destroy my hearing by listening to over-amplified music. It was just a jazz trio, but they put out enough noise to cause pain. This wasn’t the first time when I have suffered from loud music, and it isn’t my fault. Musicians usually have hearing loss from loud noise. This study says that “professional musicians are almost four times more likely to suffer noise-induced hearing loss than other people.” http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health...ng-loss-n93981. ...