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  1. Newer New Speak

    by , 05-11-2024 at 03:43 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently, I have seen the word Antisemitic many times, and many of the uses strike me as incorrect. To be anti anything, one must first define what that thing is, so I checked standard, authoritative sources, and the definition below from Oxford languages is a good, general, and authoritative definition.
    https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/

    Semite; plural noun: Semites
    a member of any of the peoples who speak or spoke a Semitic language, including in ...
  2. Rehabilitation

    by , 05-05-2024 at 07:24 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently, I have been in rehabilitation as a result of being hit by a car, and after some time, they moved me to the nursing care part of the facility. That move has been horrible. Being in a medical facility is unpleasant, but I find the way that people are treated in the nursing home to be repugnant. On the other hand, most of the people here are in horrible condition and are simply waiting for their ends. It might just be that I am inappropriate for such a place. I am quite ambulatory, unlike ...
  3. Let's prevent WW III

    by , 04-10-2024 at 07:26 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This morning, I saw a reference to Sir Winston Churchill, and that got me remembering him. He deserves a great deal of credit for bringing WW II to an end and some credit for building the postwar World and NATO. As we all recall, he replaces Neville Chamberlain as prime minister of the UK. Chamberlain had helped start the war by trying appease Hitler. Churchill spoke against appeasement, and that got him the PM job after the war had begun. Poland was invaded on October 5, 1939, and Churchill became ...

    Updated 04-10-2024 at 07:30 PM by PeterL

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  4. Greater Fool

    by , 03-17-2024 at 04:31 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was looking at business stories in Google Business, and I was amazed to see several about Bitcoin increasing in value. While Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is the classic study of people getting carried away in investments. There have been plenty of more recent example. There have been several stock bubbles in the last few decades, and some people regard the U/S/ housing market as having been a bubble, e=even though it was government policy to increase the value of residential ...
  5. Ocean Currents

    by , 02-12-2024 at 04:14 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    There were several articles in my news feed about the Atlantic Ocean currents collapsing. It will be a disaster when the ocean currents collapse, because that will mean that the Earth has stopped rotating. Apparently, some people are pushing the idea that ocean currents are caused by something other than the Coriolis effect acting on the oceans.

    The ocean currents exist, because the water is not firmly attached to the solid Earth. At the Equator, the surface of the Earth is moving ...