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  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Down here it's more like "See new book mentioned. Wait six months. Vaguely remember that I wrote down a book somewhere, but I can't find where. Log in to Australia ebook store and look in 'newly available'. Can't see anything...
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    For those of you not already watching "Medlife Crisis" on the tubes, can I suggest you have a look? He's interesting and has a somewhat dry sense of humor. One highlight of his new "storytime video" is his helpful note...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    by not buying the first book when it drops This continues to perplex me. On the one hand "sales in the first week/month really really matter" but on the other "we will not sell to Australasia until we get...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    All countries should have a law, like Denmarks, to protect kids from their parents naming "creativity." That only works after the genocides are complete. Otherwise you still have to deal with wrong cultures and their stupid naming habits. Everything from...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    This is indeed what I was alluding to in my comment. Apparently it's not as well known here as I imagined, since it apparently escaped not one but two commentators. The "obviously" was intended as a <sarcasm> tag. "Willheim Von...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    If you want real joy, co-write a series with someone who has a hyphenated name (or a Germanic one). "Willheim Von Schatcz-Alpsberg and Sam Bruce Davidson" are the sort of authors who give sorting algorithms hiccups... I would, obviously, file...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    It may not make life for the publication chain easier, but it sure make my life easier. Living in Australia and having got too old to be buying Visa gift cards on the internet, I am well used to "my...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    all the good, easy wars have already been used up I thought there were rumours that the US was going to impose 'managed democracy' on Venezuela? I also disagree that a "good war" is even possible in today's world, except...
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    They're the US citizens most likely to die, yes, but very few of them will be affected while people living in the liberated zone will die in large numbers both during and for decades after the war. On that happy...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    For some reason I've been thinking about Shakers more than the weird non-biblical Christian sects. They practiced celibacy (and as Charlie pointed out about evangelical Jews experiencing extra persecution and dying out, religions that forbid reproduction tend to die out,...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    New Matilda is pretty scathing of the ALP performance, and the Australian electorate. Progressives will also need to reflect. Some cherished myths may need to be abandoned. On the evidence of this weekend, Australia is not becoming a more social...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    The great thing about souls is that they make murder impossible. As you quote, the soul is immortal and thus by definition removing the meatsack/sending the soul to heaven is merely removing the opportunity to sin. Arguably the foetus/infant should...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    It occurs to me this morning that my note the European notion of 'exclusive possession' isn't useful or relevant is still largely true today outside of urban areas. That is partly why we still have the lease system, but it...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Oh, and just for the record: an Australian Aboriginal who is a citizen is just as free as any other Australian to purchase land or buildings. The law permits rich and poor alike to purchase media outlets, donate to political...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I thought that Australian Aboriginals did not believe in the right to own land, as distinct from property? Traditional land ownership was far more complicated than European Law can cope with. Plus whitey weren't very interested in finding out, it...
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    Yeah, whatever the head in hands emojii is. Or 🖕 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️ I've kinda pulled back from refugee work because I find it pretty traumatising, and my personal focus has been climate change for a while now*. And I'm no...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    (fwiw I don't count dismissing Whitlam in Australia as war, it was merely the sort of foreign interference that all empires practice. I mean actual bombing shooting war - like the freeing of Vietnam and Cambodia, or the liberation of...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I suspect there are quite a few governments round the world ardently defended by their people on the basis that it's better than having a government installed by the US. Or destroyed by them, since they're much better at that...
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    I don't believe the "oops" part, there's been no attempt to conceal agendas on either side. It's like firing a gun... you can't just pick up a loaded gun and randomly pull the trigger then say "oops" if you kill...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Ooops, sorry, I was mislead by reports like this (quote below) and this. Who knew the media lies? Alabama has prosecuted at least 40 cases brought under the state’s “chemical endangerment” law, which was introduced in 2006. The law, purportedly...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Bill, on that note, here's Rolling Stone on the current war against Venezuela... Every article is seen from one angle: Venezuelans under the heel of a dictator who caused the crisis, with the only hope a “humanitarian” intervention by the...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    propaganda/training to dehumanize enemies as a means of increasing acceptance of atrocities We have that all the time, and it's very hard to fight against. Notorious events like people speaking a local language being told "speak english, we speak Australia...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    (Bill quotes an article) The logic of Alabama’s abortion law should permit you to claim a fetus on your taxes and collect insurance if you miscarry. Aren't there states that prosecute (some) women who have miscarriages for crimes against the...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Blessed are the peacemakers, cursed are the warmongers. No exceptions. Aren't you in the USA? Doesn't that make it hard, living in a cursed land full of cursed people? IIRC the USA has been "not engaged in war" for about...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I assumed it was a reference to a Half Man Half Biscuit song, but it turned out I remembered the lyrics wrong....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Basically somewhat to the right of the contemporary US Republican Party To me that puts them firmly in Mein Kampf. The US Republicans are at the same time incredibly warlike and proponents of the gentle genocide. Sure, they use...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    venues with nothing to eat, period—her gut is dairy-intolerant and she has an egg allergy on top I've had that for much of my life. A lot of places I'll eat hot chips or nothing, because the default response of...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Welders use argon a lot. It's denser than CO2 and will happily exclude the oxygen from any enclosed space. People die that way on a regular basis. I use it as a preservative because it kills pests quite effectively (plastic...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Just in case anyone is interested in guilt by association... global warming denial is now embraced by German neo-Nazis and taken further. Perhaps they're secretly doing the old Microsoft "embrace extend and exterminate" technique? Also, I am sick of "climate...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    By scale I meant we've all seen the photos of before and after, it's the actual fire that's hard to grasp. I've been a couple of kilometres away from an unexpected excursion and I mean far enough that I could...
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