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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Parliamentary Tactics

    by , 06-02-2021 at 09:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Over the years, the rules of the Houses of Congress have changed for various reasons, but mostly because the rules for a group of twenty and some odd people must be different from the rules of a group of fifty or a hundred or three hundred and some odd.
    The first rules of the House limited speeches, but not much, and the original Senate rules allowed Senators to speak as long as they wanted. Those rules were adequate, because most Senators were aware that “brevity is the soul of wit.” And ...

    Updated 06-03-2021 at 07:08 AM by PeterL

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  2. Disinformation

    by , 05-19-2021 at 03:42 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have written about the persistence of ignorance before, and I wish I had adequate data to determine the cause. I don't think that actual scientists are very likely to hold onto information that has been shown to be false, because they research their subject before they go further into it. Unfortunately, there are some people who write articles on scientific matters who do not bother with researching.

    Earlier today, I looked for articles about the “ozone hole”, because that has ...
  3. Federal Republic

    by , 05-05-2021 at 09:09 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It has become popular for politicians at the federal level to ignore the Constitutional limits of power of the federal government. The federal government has taken to itself power of nearly all governmental functions, even though many were not granted to it in the Constitution. And they ignore the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Which makes it perfectly ...
  4. Loss of Reason

    by , 04-21-2021 at 09:06 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was thinking about the decrease of rational thinking that has been apparent in public discourse in America in recent years. Thinking about the time period and other things that were going one made me wonder if there was a relationship between decreased logic in public discourse and the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill. Did the fact that the mentally ill no longer were kept away from the general population suggest that irrationality was acceptable? I am hesitant about writing this, because ...
  5. Rationale for State Socialism

    by , 04-08-2021 at 03:41 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    For years, various people have been trying to persuade the American people to adopt socialism, but there have always been problems, until recently, when we have seen exactly how government succeeds in the distribution of goods. Specifically, I mean the distribution of vaccine against Cov-SARS 2, AKA the Covid 19 vaccine.

    To ensure fairness and efficiency in the distribution, the federal government took it upon itself to oversee the distribution and delegated the states to handle ...
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