Now now corny child.
Silly delude. Nothing of man is perfect.
A simple question is would there be any Liberty in this world except for America? If America were not just people why would 'whites' pay the price in blood and treasure to end slavery? You remind me of the babbling fool Gates qualifying the white abolitionists; risking their homes and families to hide black Americans, as merely sympathetic.
No wonder Gates the blatherskite would not respect the authority of an honest and just policeman simply because he was 'white'. Obama would then stoke Gate's, the angry narcissus, tantrum into the farce of a national beer summit for 'understanding'.
The Romans were quite convinced of their cultural superiority. Identical to Obama style progressives of this age.
But Latin Roman history has two distinct phases of Republic and the Progressive Emperors. Then there is also Byzantium.
The dispositions of "Ecloga", influenced by the Christian spirit, as well as by the common law, protected and supported the institution of marriage, increased the rights of wives and legal children, and introduced the equality of all citizens before the law. On the other hand, the penalties of amputation and blindness were introduced, reflecting the Byzantine concept in this period of changes. By means of his "Ecloga" Leo addressed the judges also, inviting them "neither the poor to despise nor the ones unjust to let uncontrolled". Besides, in his effort to deter bribery in the execution of their duties he made their payment local and payable by the imperial treasury. "Ecloga" constituted the basic handbook of justice dispensation up to the days of the Macedonian emperors, that also assumed legislative activity, whereas later it influenced the ecclesiastic law of the Russian Orthodox Church. Formerly the researchers attributed the juridical collections "Farmer's Law", "Rhodian Sea Law" and "Military Laws" to Leo III the Isaurian. These views, however, are no longer valid
Gee Stag the monster starve human beings for wholly defective corn ethanol opinions -
If you believe that why are rich people not all fat?
Yes I hold very significant gains in WMT and Cost and VLO. WMT is very cheap relative to the market and defensive in its dominance. They of all companies fully understand the challenges of small store stocking. I would not be long the drug store retailers. It could put a big hurt on the less efficient dollar store as well.
I do wish WMT would pay entry level associates better. But then what other companies offer a clear and stable path to a career these days?
Except when the poor soul doesn't. From some time to time. ;-)
It is interesting how the thralls always have some issue with striving to being an American Patriot. It is a universal symptom of the condition.
You know Obama is in theory qualified to teach Constitutional Law. By decree of what were considered elite places of education.
How then could it be possible that Obama would not understand the basis of American Exceptionalism?
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
Alexis de Tocqueville
One would think Obama would be able to do a little better than dissemble the American people with 'just like every one else' nonsense. But given the great gaping holes in Ivy League education these days, it is possible. After all most remarkably Obama was allowed to teach Constitutional law in his condition.
But why wonder about the nature of the Presidents true governing philosophy and the ramifications. Why concern ourselves Obama's general governing lawlessness is proven rather than debatable.
Ron^3 has once again touched the fire. As he does each and every year. it is time to share the wisdom of this learning to all who will listen. Or in the wisdom of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, feign to do so in OLB fashion.
Each year a new beginning unconnected to the past.
Like selling covered calls adds to expect returns. ;). So each year arrives new and fresh unburdened with prior unfortunate events. One can be forever young and childish in this way.
The whole thing about a time comes when men put away childish things never does arrive. Groundhog day runs a set course of a life time.
Research attributes much of the rise in obesity to technological progress reducing the cost of
food consumption. We examine this hypothesis in the context of Walmart Supercenters, whose
advancements in retail logistics have translated to substantial reductions in food prices. Using
data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System matched with Walmart Supercenter
entry dates and locations, we examine the effects of Supercenters on body mass index (BMI) and
obesity. We account for the endogeneity of Walmart Supercenter locations with an instrumental
variables approach that exploits the unique geographical pattern of Supercenter expansion
around Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. An additional Supercenter per
100,000 residents increases average BMI by 0.25 units and the obesity rate by 2.4 percentage
points. These results imply that the proliferation of Walmart Supercenters explains 11% of the
rise in obesity since the late 1980s, but the resulting increase in medical expenditures offsets only
a small portion of consumers’ savings from shopping at Supercenters.
One does Wonder about the nature of our Universities.
Opie what do we do with my conviction that Individualist Judaism is inherently and wholly consistent with the Theism of our Declaration and Constitution?
I voted for Romney? With no malice or intent to offend my reasoning is that it is not a 'Christian' faith. Yet as Romney explained it is a Scared Individualist faith. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are self evident truth.
This is not true of Islam. I like Ben Franklin have an open invitation to any Imam to explain why Sacred Individualism is wholly consistent with their understanding. There are great Muslim Theologians/Philisophs who have reasoned to it before.
Freedom of Conscience means I can not judge another man's faith. But if that faith is unsound then his character will be unsound. Tiny Jon's flock of lascivious secular pagans dancing naked about the stones in altered states is a juvenile use of Liberty to be an anti-social libertine.
Progressives booing the mere mention of God or god as secular logic as a plank in the Democratic Party were the majority. How does this inform us to the content of their character? What drives them to be so childishly emotional and therefore primitive?
Let us just assume we were born gods of this creation. Our emotions are of the same worth as reason. Even timeless reason.
All should live in a world where wholly defective men are gods. Where man's emotions are only limited by the reach of their power.
No thank you. The Blessing of Liberty is my inheritance as an American.
Such is the primitive nature of simple act of accenting to delusion.
To wit: "It is the utmost importance to the argument of this
book for the reader to keep in mind that the planning against
which all our criticism is directed is solely the planning
against competition-the planning which is to be substituted
The principal deception and mass delusion of Progressives today is the government planning competition.
Obamacare was sold as competition but it is a massive inefficient tax.
Wholly defective corn ethanol was sold as competition yet it is nothing but a massive and completely irrational tax.
It is the 'presses' Sacred Duty to expose such purposeful deceptions and dispel the mass delusion the elite seeks to create. But most like Rivera, do not. Their morals and therefore logic, is primitive.
Activist government can and should encourage and insure competition. But activist government will always fail if the primitives control the Democrat Party.
PBS is a for profit enterprise. It is just that the corporate profits are political while the monetary profits go to the menuets.
Poor good Mr. Williams; of thoroughly deluded logic, seems to think it is a matter of intolerance. Rather it is the weapon of irrationality as the shield of most base self interest. The monetary profits or spoils of an irrational political system.
From Friedrich A. Hayek's lecture "The Pretense of Knowledge" upon accepting the Nobel Prize in economics, Dec. 11, 1974:
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. In the physical sciences there may be little objection to trying to do the impossible; one might even feel that one ought not to discourage the over-confident because their experiments may after all produce some new insights. But in the social field the erroneous belief that the exercise of some power would have beneficial consequences is likely to lead to a new power to coerce other men being conferred on some authority.
Even if such power is not in itself bad, its exercise is likely to impede the functioning of those spontaneous ordering forces by which, without understanding them, man is in fact so largely assisted in the pursuit of his aims. We are only beginning to understand on how subtle a communication system the functioning of an advanced industrial society is based—a communications system which we call the market and which turns out to be a more efficient mechanism for digesting dispersed information than any that man has deliberately designed.
If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order, he will have to learn that in this, as in all other fields where essential complexity of an organized kind prevails, he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible. He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.
There is danger in the exuberant feeling of ever growing power which the advance of the physical sciences has engendered and which tempts man to try, "dizzy with success," to use a characteristic phrase of early communism, to subject not only our natural but also our human environment to the control of a human will. The recognition of the insuperable limits to his knowledge ought indeed to teach the student of society a lesson of humility which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men's fatal striving to control society—a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellows, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization which no brain has designed but which has grown from the free efforts of millions of individuals.
Interesting, the OLB can post all the primitive secular collectivist nonsense of the Progressive Me religion.
Be proven incorrect in every single instance but that is fine! ;)
But that would be the nature of the Progressive perception is reality cult of irrationality.
The reality is for all the posing the entire OLB is nothing but the stock market food of the Progressive Wall Street bankers and houses.
A Minotaur living within the infernal walls of your mind, you most certainly have created.
"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown."
These are ancient thoughts. You would benefit from reading some of the Jewish Wisdom writing on golems.
In the tropical forests of the Orinoco and Amazon basins, people had
developed an agriculture based on varieties of manioc or cassava, a root that
could be made into a flour. The introduction of maize in areas that had
depended only on manioc probably resulted in population growth and, with it,
the rise of more complex societies. While varieties of potatoes were the
staple in highland South America, and manioc was the principal crop of peoples
of the lowlands of South America and the islands of the Caribbean, maize
cultivation spread in all directions and was often practiced in those areas in
conjunction with other staples. In Mesoamerica, the area from north central
Mexico to Nicaragua, maize dominated the diet of agricultural peoples.
There is so much in the subject of 'civilization'. But I think it important to note that all were not based on grains and highly organized animal husbandry.
The assumption that civilizations 'progresses' in a linear fashion with some ahead and some behind is very delusional and counter to science. Our high and mighty Greeks with their amazing logic had all which was required to launch an industrial revolution. Heck, the Chinese actually began manufacture assembly line production with labour specialization for weapons. But neither civilization jumped to an industrial structure. Just as the cultures of the Americas used wheels as toys rather than as a tool.
The real Wonder for me is how homogeneous all people are. You can picked up a person from in where in the world and raise them from infancy in any culture you could chose, with no difference. This is not true of animals. A true Wonder which is not explained by bio-mechanical determinism or Mr J.
Now now. You are not up on your science.
If the definition of Mankind is sentience then by Jaynes theory it has nothing to do with Africa but when sentience struck. The mind breaking free of determined genetics in some delude sense of irrationality.
As for the first cities or civilizations there seems to be spontaneous rising in China, Indian Continent, Middle East and the Americas. Wheat in the Middles east. Rice in Asia and Corn in the Americas. Then also we must be careful about rooting the idea of civilization to agriculture. Africa certain had highly culture based on cattle. We also find causation folks who seem to be related to Celtic culture in the heart of China.
Such a silly poser you are Willie. Why you never learn. For you refuse to Wonder.
You are so entertaining in the hubris of your true helplessness.
Oh the academics of high collectivism functioning as priest of the Progressive religion have proclaimed a human truth again! What is new?
Jaynes asserts that consciousness did not arise far back in human evolution but is a learned process based on metaphorical language. Prior to the development of consciousness, Jaynes argues humans operated under a previous mentality he called the bicameral ('two-chambered') mind. In the place of an internal dialogue, bicameral people experienced auditory hallucinations directing their actions, similar to the command hallucinations experienced by people with schizophrenia today. These hallucinations were interpreted as the voices of chiefs, rulers, or the gods.
This does seem to explain Tiny Jon and the Daily Show gatherings.
But it is most logically a proof of Revealed Religion rather than evolution to the event of sentience.
New Living Translation
But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."
The nature of acceptance/consent to our God, who surpasses human understanding is beyond our reason. Yet our nature drives us to come to one set of uniform mechanism of acceptance/Consent to Christ. When the only significant issue is acceptance/consent as an individual choice.
So not surprisingly all this philosophy stuff is an absolute waste of time for the average American of a sound Reformist faith. A common sense which gets on with striving to be a better productive person.
Some one does need to hang back and try to help the primitive heathens of the Progressive religion. Not only are they kept ignorant but angry by their secular gods. Their condition serves the purpose of a will which is not their own. Which is why all is determinate in the flat, dim and cold Progressive world where Jon Stewart is the 2/3 media god of the cave in the mound of political religion.
How many angles can fit on the hear of a pin? Life and intellectual capacity can be wasted in countless ways.
It is the nature of lower order determinism.