Nobody asked but ...
Non sequitur, does
Not follow, does not lead, it's
The Bowling Green Massacre
Was e'er last night in Sweden.
-- Kilgore Forelle
or The Trout Truth, or kilgore was here.
Nobody asked but ...
If actions are not based on the NAP, peace, non-authoritarian, non-nationalist, anti-protectionist principles, indeed, they are just a patchwork of greedy impulses, non-libertarian to an extreme.
File under: why a POTUS can never be a voluntaryist or a libertarian.
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Isn't "(legal) impeachment" a redundancy? Aren't "hinder" and "impede" obvious? Oh, oh, oh! Maladministration??? Never!!!
late 14c., enpechement "accusation, charge," from Old French empeechement "difficulty, hindrance; (legal) impeachment," from empeechier "to hinder, impede" (see impeach). As a judicial proceeding on charges of maladministration against a public official, from 1640s.
I saw my first instance of a partisan calling for impeachment (of POTUS) today. When I was a kid, I thought impeachment was like drawing and quartering, and that only 1 POTUS had actually been thusly dispatched. Nowadays, we only have to look back four decades, and change. What about the Nixon Impeachment? Never happened. What about the Clinton Impeachment? It happened, but nothing happened. The impeachment, vis a vis POTUS, clause is just a pressure valve, for letting off steam, aka very hot air. If you stand a few feet away, you'll be fine, just fine.
As we try to communicate, we frequently learn that communication is difficult. Today, Kilgorette and I had the following push-me-pull-you:
me: And I will straighten the left side of the downstairs
me: And I will straighten the north side of the downstairs
me: And I will straighten the horse barn side of the downstairs
Then I meandered off into a nerdy analysis of the foregoing. I used the first reference, "left," as a very abstract locator that was dependent on Kilgorette knowing either my physical position or my mind position or both. The second reference was much more concrete, "north," but still an abstraction created by geographers, in whom Kilgorette is not interested (relative to my extreme map-geekhood). We finally had agreed on an abstraction, relative to "the horse barn," a thing fully within her wheelhouse. She remarked that it was "reality." Not really. We were located, in two different places where we could not see "left," "north," or "the horse barn." We could have gotten much more concrete by my saying "every space you can see, indoors, from the foot of the stairs, but that still would have referenced our memories of that visual space. We could only get fully concrete by going downstairs, hand-in-hand (not a bad idea!) to look things over to agree on what constituted cleaning the space. O, what a complicated web we weave, even when we seek NOT to deceive!
-- Kilgore Forelle
To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. . .I place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.
– Thomas JeffersonYet we bound ourselves, and continue to add more bindings, to a mechanism that is incapable of avoiding these perils and their consequences.
We make way too many assumptions about the nature of evolution, without questioning true, false, or irrelevant. I will talk here about three:
-- humans are the focus of evolution. Not! In probability, as Verbal Vol wrote here, the water bear (http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/tardigrade/index.html) can survive far beyond homo sapiens, but there is no clue as to what it will become, or even in which direction. Evolution is a random process. In a complex organism, such as man, there are random genetic and memetic changes that may result in one effect or another. It is not a compliment to say a human is "evolved."
-- the same rules apply to human behaviors as to human organisms. We've seen the work of evolution physically. Examples are the duckbill platypus, and elephants -- truly odd contraptions. And, as well, we've seen the work of evolution behaviorally. The process that built the platypus, also built war, the Macarena, and Congress (and legislation).
-- this is the best of all possible worlds.
There are many more that may expand the list, or be in subsets or supersets of the matters on this list.
-- Kilgore Forelle