Amazing thing. The web does not know what eykarstad is!
Anyways 'Harvard Classics it is. Problem is the works of Washington T Booker, Fredrick Douglas and Martin Luther King need to be added. But poor Harvard as it is could not simply put the source information before the reader and step out of the way.
It is wonderful Google put the Harvard Classics up on the web. BUt I do wonder how long it will take Progressives to pervert it, if they are noticed. They after all are already systematically perverting our most central documents. Just go to any Ivy League site and see what 'scholars; have done with capitalization.
No final history of the United States of America has been written,
or is likely to be written. Research is constantly bringing to light new
facts that correct details or modify the traditional view of larger ques-
tions; and the most impartial historian is subject to personal or sec-
tional bias which leads to his works being regarded as imperfect by
It is a shame Opie of the defective therefore illegal corn ethanol imposed on Americans by a wildly out of control government. even Walker saying one day average Americans will once again have to have their choice restored.
Singapore is a human wonder. It rises on human enterprise. Within a system of totalitarian virtue more or less self imposed by a polyglot people. But like America is one of propositional choice at the core.
But Madison's observation on pursuit of perfect (social) Justice inexorably leading to the destruction of individual liberty applies. As Yew said, a great tower on a tiny foundation. Also a fantastic concentration of power to a hand full of people.
Is it sustainable?
The current wave of willfully ignorant progressives in American delude themselves they are Yew. While rejecting ever as a matter of intellectual pragmatism the requirement of individual virtue in a Just society. How easily Progressive can buy off the Republican charlatans.
Progressive academics, the few who do understand, pretend Yew never existed. For the success of Yew based on family, personal virtue and human potential with in an enterprise system demonstrates this is not their agenda. Their good is a nebulous and un-reasoned primitive belief that human nature can be forced into their progression of time.
Even as the world is set ablaze Obama clings to his hubris and faith. Taking solace in being Barrack is a good gig. Something we will not find in the honourable Yew. Even as we recoil from the greater good logic and action of a Confusion system guided by Machiavellian process.
A great American intellect ended as it had just awaken.
Islam Kills Racism Malcolm X
What has happened to the religion of Islam in 50 years? It is called political Islam when it is just collectivism.
Men seeking power rather than to serve the Good. There is a reason National Socialists went even beyond race and into state religion. Service and honesty?
Hum topic deleted as if the real problem with the board is not one of ethics and the nature of Progressive self delusion.
They believe they have the abilities of Yew of Singapore. But will not even take the time to understand who Yes was or the logic of his actions.
Interesting thing. Singapore is a totalitarian state but one built on Confucian virtue. Yew some how managed to create a society second only to American in entrepreneurs. But was it the work of an exceptional person or a sustainable system of government?
But still if you are interested in inner city economics and unleashing potential, there are critical ideas to consider. Perhaps modify to fit. But the economic engine was the entrepreneurs and a government who encouraged them.
High levels of education in Europe and no entrepreneurs results in extreme structural unemployment for the young generations. A devastating waste of human potential.
Every reasoning person understands the European failure. Except for collectivist academics who produced even worse results in our inner cities.
Now willfully ignorant Progressive Prancing bear.
BDC are primarily leveraged portfolios of riskier credits. Companies which do not have access to traded debt markets or term bank financing. So these companies will pay a significant rate premium to have access to debt or hybrid debt equity financing.
Loan quality is only one risk factor.
The capital structure of the BDC is also primary. The primarily Progressive cause subprime banking system malfunction caused liquidity events for nearly the entire 'industry'. The industry was running on wide duration gaps and the yield curve. They were hit with a deflation in the value of the lending asset base. Which shut off liquidity. Which is why ARCC was able to pick off ALD at a pittance.
The industry also wrote fixed rate assets against this hot capital structure. PIK being the most extreme duration gap.
There are other primary factors which are con-variable. It is the co-variable or possible convergence of these risk factors which has the BDC market at high yields and discounts to NAV. PNNT at 12% is clearly a poster child.
Look Progressive Prancing Bear this is an area you are in no way ready to be investing in. The foolishness of your response proves the point.
Markets are generally and usually very efficient. PNNT is high risk and therefore requires a high return.
The fact that you do not understand nor are you willing to understand, does not change the reality.
It does say something about the lack of curiosity of Progressives. Although it is unlikely you have a portfolio, for rational people putting their savings on the line do wish to understand. Although Progressive hubris does over come all reason.
fact. You do not know the basics. Folks who understand my comments do know you are a fool being foolish. Not for not knowing what you do not know. But for insisting in snark fashion to remain as you are.
Now Progressive prancing bear -
PNNT is not a increasing interest rate bet. Which is a good portion of the reason it is yielding about 12%.
A good deal of liability base is hot money asset based credit line. Also the notes are coming up in about three years.
So there is a high degree of negative interest rate convection between assets and liabilities. As well as relatively asset credits. Yes there are very rational reason why it is yielding a whopping 12% - BIG RISK FACTORS.
I believe it is highly unlikely we will have increasing interest rates during the remainder of the deary Obama regime. Which is reflected in the tip market. Even paying normal rates on the massive run up in Obama debt could bust current deficit spending balance. Plus the one element of capital investment in our economy was the energy Obama did everything to step on.
Interesting his insane Iran negotiation did achieve his objective. Hum.
ARCC is at to high a premium for me right now. BUt this reflects a conservative stance on very hot asset prices. Plus higher quality floating rate loans against laddered fix rate note funding. So they are making solid returns running a wide open positive duration gap. Higher rates and they will print money on a widening spread.
If one does believe interest rates are going higher, then insurance companies and quality banks are a better bet.
Investing is not like Progressive politics where primitive faith and repeating of poll test chants seems to work.
Like all the OLB troopers you are taking extreme risk you have to clue about.
Fools do rush in and lose their savings. Then spend all day on the LINE board.
Defective corn ethanol therefore completely illegal by the RFS law itself Opie,
Need more attention?
"But Zinn’s big book is quite unworthy of such fame and influence. A People’s History is bad history, albeit gilded with virtuous intentions. Zinn reduces the past to a Manichean fable and makes no serious attempt to address the biggest question a leftist can ask about U.S. history: why have most Americans accepted the legitimacy of the capitalist republic in which they live?"
This statement that a material nihilist like Zinn has virtue is a big mistake. This is nothing more than fact surfing. Numerous and profound errors have gone willfully uncorrected. Over two generations now.
Wanton trickery so as to steal liberty for primitive faith is not virtue. All rational 'true' Enlightened religion is based on service and honesty. Anything else is simple minded exploitation.
A attempted taking of Free Will and therefore the self sovereignty of Liberty. As Madison noted hundreds of years ago or a 'Jon Stewart blink of the eye', perfect justice by killing Liberty.
Illiterate progressives, this is what as know as a non sequitur. A Jon Stewart blink-of-the-eye ago, average Americans understood the point. As Willie says, education is not the quality it once was.
American way is to figure it out. Lights and less pollution. Like real LED lights.
While the earth pagans sit in the dark.
Weird irrational primitive pagans.
This is no normal cycle. Obama and his self glory hound stab his men in the back Kerry have set the Middle East to irrational chaos. Appointing Kerry to state was as insane as Zinn.
Rumor is Obama will go to the UN rather than follow the Constitutional process of advice and consent from our Senate. Which defacto has included the house.
With this type of irrational and self glorying agenda, the resulting uncertainty will keep American and therefore world economy growing below potential.
Heaven help us if the Democrats afflict America with Hillary. Pure insanity. This is no time for a record of failure and a character defective.
Remember Progressive Prancing bears is the model of manors. Just like Ron^3.
Not angry or snarky. Ever. ;)
Sometime the OLB is almost as entertaining as Jon Stewart. On an off day.
Willie your willful ignorance abounds.
Israel does their own fighting.
The Kurds do not have an air force. Plus Obama did not equip them. So they were not prepared for combined arms tactics or fire power. Otherwise all they need was equipment.
Liberty is an interesting power.
But you do not understand nor will you allow yourself too. Very sad.
Why Willie if you potential to human curiosity was not limited by your Jon Stewart clan of the irrational cave religion, you would spend a small amount to time enjoying the excellent Hillsdale lectures on the Federalist Papers.
You know that practical philosophy which was indeed the full flowering of the Enlightenment. A rational appraisal of the constant human condition and a system to control the Progressive faction by balance.
The problem of faction is more than self interest. The real problem with faction is zero sum games which require irrational thinking to get past American common sense.
Like this corn ethanol insanity. Look at all the willful ignorance you slung. Nor with apology let alone recognition of what science proved you were dead wrong about. The real problem is your complete lack of self and worth. The self interest of another human will has indeed become your god. Causing you to become most petty and vain.
Which is not the same as Jon Stewart. A natural irrational trying to seek the good. But becomes an agent of influence as his awareness living in a cave is so limited. But he
But you have been conditioned to be a hyper reactive emotional mess. A useful idiot of Progressive faction rather than an individual striving towards Liberty or true awareness.
General Welfare is capitalized in our Constitution by the process of careful study, honest discussion and prayers to guide human logic. You are quite right it is not like the South African. Which is why it works.
Even when a spoiled man child used his Harvard education to overcome the balance and even ancillary precautions. Glenn is getting more sophisticated. But he still succumbs to emotional reactions which are the strategy of collectivists to create and exploit faction.
Lincoln is not admired enough. How did he defeat faction and in the end bring America back to our foundation of Good? At the cost of a strapping frontiersman being reduced to a withered and depleted old man.
Now now gdp. American common sense is far superior to Progressive religion. All those really silly Progressive myths are required simply because collectivism does not work.
Obama is equipped with everything required to be a great American leader. Natural brilliance, elite education and that gift to oration and persuasion. Everything except the character of the man himself.
To what degree do you suppose that hallow Peace Prize is now driving Obama? What would be considered worthy self glory by a man who set out to personally cool the planet. Ny his policy agenda alone force the waters to recede.
It is the same critical defect in Hillary. It is the glory of being the first woman President rather than serving America.
It is one thing to be tricked. It is another to impose it on all Americans in full awareness. With the collectivist academics ready to use her malfunction to further their agenda by Grubering.
Jon missed the now Animal House dimension of single political party rule in California. The wonderful water system is being purposeful mismanaged to turn a serious drought into a crisis.
Look at the political copy against a Senior Senator like Feinstein. Exactly what was attempted on Lieberman.
The real problem being these Senators of long service can in the main withstand it. But when ultra activist government leaders are not 'liberal' enough? Go against a single tenant of the primitive religion?
Like water use should be rational. Which has nothing to do with Jon Stewart funny science.
To be fair, JOn did get to the insanity and irrelevance of the retail water usage. It is also true that Spanish fashion water rights lead to clear water use inefficiency. BUt government action can not improve efficiency because it is so corrupt as to become completely irrational.
Draining the water system to turn a drought into an exploitable crisis. Some how believing the corrupt and irrational can be conservationist. No, no they can not.
Alfalfa is one of those rare legumes which puts or affixes nitrogen back into the soil. It is also a natural insecticide for higher value crops. It is also autotoxic; hum auto again, which means –
Therefore, alfalfa fields are recommended to be rotated with other species (for example, corn or wheat) before reseeding
In fact the land is so fertile and the hot valleys so conducive, that given enough water two to three crops are normal. Yet, No One can understand how the Daily Show audience would never have experienced such fertility personally.
Even in the center of an epic winter for Daily show land.
Hum, is there a correlation between spring break and ice age peoples? Jon does prove it occurs now!
Jon was in rare or exceptional form. His command of the ‘facts’ of the California drought and Progressive fashioned disaster reached a level of half-cocked. Which No One noted was rarer than the full moon.
Which Mad Who has deduced is but one co-dependent variable to Fox mocking. The one constant to Fox mocking occurrence is acknowledgement of erectile malfunction. What is the driving force behind the nearly Daily mandatory inclusionary fascination?
His core audience is after all 41 year old Progressives and college students. Which only fits together logically if the core subset is 41 year old college students. As the younger energetic college students clearly do everything. But watch the Daily show on spring break.
Ah but the issue in hand is not size nor shape but function. For old married guys like Jon anyway. This does support the core audience hypothesis, by statistical method. Further evidenced by 11 O’clock air time for a live show taped at time consistent to performance by a man of Jon’s age.
In fact applying Durbin-Watson test, the alternative hypothesis is that there is autocorrelation among the residuals? Yea, it is too apparent to simply be ignored.
But then Mad Who must face the fact that the comedic art is by definition irrational. So stating the autocorrelation among the audience residuals is as far, as any rational person will go.
But Mad Who digresses, back to the California drought. It maybe historical men of the cave like Jon. But in fact it is not usual in the scientific record. The only constant in the science is extreme variability in rain fall. Usually on very short cycles depending on reoccurring ocean patterns.
Oh as a Christian I would ask every one to join me in the body of Christ. But there is Free Will and dust on sandals. I can however serve and insist on Liberty as the Enlightenment of people.
Which sadly makes Jon Stewart the more dangerous agent of influence. While being a man who seeks the good, in the very dark depths of a shadow free cave.
Let him evolve! It seems he wants to come out after what seems to be vast eons. Well to the Mad Who at least.
But this is not for me to offer. It is for an Imam fearing no man, to seek the Good God intends for the Ummah and wider world. Clearly the Ummah slaughtering the body is not the good and therefore the Guidance.
There is a reason ISIS and AlQ reject simple common sense as Kalam. While they are busy reordering the Koran and effectively deciding for themselves and others to throw away half. Most arrogant humans.
What would a Imam expect to witness from such arrogance? What does the Imam witness? Is it people in fire?
This is the real challenge El Sisi put upon the Imams with the education to express an opinion. Error in understanding is self apparent. El Sisi's forehead bears the mark of a pious and earnest Muslim. He does have the right and duty under his Sharia not to challenge the authority but the understanding of the Imams.
Such ignorance on your part Willie. Willfully too.
It also informs any American of reason who your 'American' free associations are. You know 'down' with your America in decline tantrums.
Progressive Bear. Stag Corn monster ethanol pimp. Poor completely deluded Ron^3, so it's ignorance may not be willful. Which only demonstrates how ugly Prancing Progressive bear and the ethanol pimp are.
The relationship between ISIS and AlQ is more a free market competition. Which provdes choice, competition, 'depth'.and perverted incentive.
This is the bad fruit of Salafisn. The same dimensions which brought the Saudi tribe to power as defender of the Holy Places unleashes messianic caliphate delusions. It is no accident that except for the oil wealth, SA is medieval. Yet, one most also recognize the sophistication of the Royal Family in holding this medieval anachronism in balanced tension. Unfortunately the blow back of venting the energy of Salafism outward has led directly to this crisis in Islam and the world.
The well meaning but under educated atheists calling for a Reformation based on their material nihilist terms only make it worse. Even as they pursue the good. Unlike heathen village idiots like Daffy Dawkin. This Medina or Mecca stuff is so childish and primitive.
Their Koran is believed to be dictated by God. Not the inspired word.
The active pieces are individualism in no compulsion in faith. Also the Nobel and Just example of their perfect man Prophet for the One God, most merciful.
This is not a pacifist religion. The challenge is more like that of their brother Issac and Rabbinical Judaism not Christianity. The Koran after all tells the faithful to remember the stories of Torah.
The Enlightened approach is the American Foundation philosophy taken form the Jewish, Christian and forgotten Islamic contribution. All Muslims who believe there is no compulsion in faith, are our brethren in Abraham. The Nobelist Jihad is spirit not fire.