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  1. Effects of Loud Noise

    by , 06-26-2017 at 05:22 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Or why some handicaps in "Harrison Bergeron" were noises

    I was annoyed by the noise level in a bar recently, so I left, but I was reminded of that great short story by Kurt Vonnegut "Harrison Bergeron"; specifically the use of noise to disrupt thought and the use of noise in bars and some other places to encourage people buying more and throwing caution to the wind. It does seem that noise effectively decreases intelligence.

    Noise, especially discordant ...

    Updated Yesterday at 05:29 PM by PeterL

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  2. They blew it up yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Ahmad View Post
    Yesterday it has been erected
    They blew it up
    Therefore, civilization should end
    Eid would come and no dress up
    Undressed you shall be
    O, Hadbaah
    The worshiping place to all
    A pious man and saint
    O, the minaret of a generous glory
    I cry you
    I bid you a farewell
    As a noble champion
    And you had in each year a memory.
    Ears got down
    Trodden by horses' hooves
    Reminiscence and aches
    And ever
    ...

    Updated 06-22-2017 at 12:42 PM by Mohammad Ahmad

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  3. Educational Shortcomings

    by , 06-20-2017 at 04:09 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Educational systems seem to fail everyone in some significant way. Here in the U.S.A. elementary and secondary school teachers are generally under-trained and underpaid, so they arenít fully prepared to teach children, and there are major problems with the curriculum they are expected to teach. The curriculum doesn't include many things that should be included, and it does include many things that are a waste of time.

    One thing that I was thinking of was basic logic. Many people ...
  4. It's None of My Business

    by , 06-11-2017 at 03:48 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I looked at the news to day, and there was an article about people demonstrating against sharia law in the U.S. and people counter demonstrating. am not intimately familiar with sharia, but this is an example of people shoving their religion into other people's lives. Those demonstrations were all around the country. I also recently ran across a video about Dearborn, Michigan, which has become a target for Muslim immigrants. In Dearborn the population is already fifty percent Muslim, and apparently ...
  5. Restoring Good Government

    by , 06-07-2017 at 12:11 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Restoring Good Government

    For decades I have read dire predictions of the decline of Western Civilization, and sometimes the predictions seemed almost persuasive, but when one looks carefully one finds only opinions supported by other opinions, like the Anthropogenic Climate Change arguments, as substantial as the stuffing of a hot air balloon. Often those predictions of the fall of Western Civilization express the desires of a few people and poor analysis of what has happening and ...

    Updated 06-07-2017 at 06:43 PM by PeterL

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