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  1. Rewriting the Social Contract

    by , Yesterday at 02:16 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    “Social Contract theory, nearly as old as philosophy itself, is the view that persons' moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live.” From the article on “Social Contract theory” in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,

    The idea to Social Contract doesn’t often come to mind, but it’s there in the background most of the time, but it has come up a few times ...
  2. what I'm reading

    "Man's Fate" by Malraux (re-reading for research) and some travel books in preparation for a vacation.
  3. Training Camp about Rights of God and People

    by , 08-21-2016 at 11:58 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Gist of inaugural Address by Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (a.t.) at Jalsa Salana UK 2016

    Peace be on you…Hazrat Khalifatul Messiah V (a.t.) said in his that the community raised for the renaissance of Islam, under the divine promises does not celeberate Jubilees like worldly people. We have to see if we have achieved or trying to achieve the purpose for which Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) was sent and whether we have made the aims which he (a.s.) mentioned in Jalsas (annual conventions), ...
  4. Perfectly Pickled Babies

    by , 08-20-2016 at 03:58 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    So. It’s been a week. I’ve been apprehensive about taking my pickles out of the fridge. Is a week long enough? I followed the recipe but not exactly. What if they’re bad? I was so happy when I made them, which you could probably guess reading my last entry. But I’ve been a bit up and down this week. I’m predicting a biological factor may be at play regarding my feelings at the moment. Yesterday I decided, quite randomly, to have toaster waffles with golden syrup topped with scrambled eggs with a ...
  5. Let's Upgrade To Monarchy

    by , 08-18-2016 at 02:32 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was reminded recently that monarchy really is the best and most efficient form of government, and, if the monarch is reasonably intelligent, then it is the most humane form of government. But the best thing about monarchy is that it eliminates silly, wasteful, and unpleasant elections, and it makes it relatively unlikely that the dregs of society will end up involved in running a country.

    By dregs I mean people like Donald Trump. In my brief life we have had some amazingly incompetents ...