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  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Bring back the draft? In the US? When Reagan floated that one in the '80s, it had to be dropped because it was clear it would have revived '60s style student protest, with unforeseeable consequences. Briefly, there was a pretty...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    The discussion of "race" a couple weeks ago was pretty sad, but nonetheless, I'll try to throw in a little common sense. Particularly bad was the idea that the beating of Reginald Denny represented "black oppression of whites." Trouble with...
  • Commented on Story time!
    In fairness, one would have to teleport the sheep too. Who probably would not mind, though it's hard to tell. As for Gibraltar, Spain didn't have a whole lot of choice in signing that treaty. When you lose a war,...
  • Commented on Story time!
    I meant *Theresa* not Jessica May. A slip on my part, I'm getting old. Not an attempt to ascribe an interpretation of just who a certain figure in the books was based on. Not consciously anyway....
  • Commented on Story time!
    Well, since the actual populations of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands seem to want to stay British, we can go with that. Granted, nobody has asked the opinion of the true majority population of the Falklands, namely the sheep. Just...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Meanwhile, we now have a POV on the tanker bombings from the people who actually know something, namely the ship captains. https://gcaptain.com/tanker-bombed-near-persian-gulf-headed-back-to-iran/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-fe6b708a6e-139813781&mc_cid=fe6b708a6e&mc_eid=04adc22f2b. It seems that one of the ships bombed has been fixed and now is delivering oil to one...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Trout, you really don't get it about the draft in the US. No, the draft was made impossible by the Vietnam War. That the US army, post Vietnam, is volunteer not draft is now an unofficial amendment to the US...
  • Commented on Story time!
    On the subject of RPG, I'm quite fond of the Laundry Files game, but I only know one other player in California who's even heard of it, and he died last year. Is there much of a community for it,...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    RE: Failure 1330: Some here may be skeptical of her account of her foiling an assassination attempt. I am not, I am sure this is absolutely true. Remember, she is the representative of Cthulhu on this site, and has access...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Nah. As Adam Smith, Ricardo and Marx understood, value comes from labor. If its useful labor that is, if nobody wants it it's useless, and what determines if people want it is whether it serves a function for society, not...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Note Corbyn's self-humiliation. He *asked* to speak with Trump, and Trump gleefully and gloatingly turned him down. Sad, as someone likes to say....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    You have a johnny come lately 21st century wrong notion of what is socialism. "Doing everything the system needs with constraints" is social democracy-or fascism for that matter. The system works on profit, things get produced if somebody can make...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Doing "anything at all" would be as pointless and useless as assassinating billionaires. The reality is that as long as the world economic system is capitalist, global warming is unstoppable. Why? Because capitalism is inherently competitive. The energy systems that...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Allegedly. One would be more comfortable believing that if the Powers That Be came up with any actual, you know, evidence proving that. The original gilt-edged CIA-NSA-FBI report included as its most solid evidence the infamous Steele memorandum, the DNC's...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    "Still time for a referendum"? I can, just barely, imagine a majority in parliament thinking a referendum of some sort might be a good idea. But what kind? What would be the alternatives? It is absolutely inconceivable that the current...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Napoleon was, quite simply, the Stalin of the French Revolution. Tried unsuccessfully to reinstall slavery in Haiti, killing several hundred thousand black people, his only "success" vs. Haiti was angering people so much you had (much smaller scale) massacres of...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    What happens if the Commons forbid a no deal by a binding vote? Absolutely nothing. If parliament cannot come up with a deal which the majority votes for, which, as it's pretty clear by now, it can't, then by default...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    EGP: Thanks for warning me about the Liches and the Loas. I am painting an Elder Sign on my computer right now....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Sleeping: Well, it's a pleasure to talk to somebody who lives or lived there and therefore actually knows something. Seems to me you err at least somewhat in the opposite direction from the Western "Soviet Union Was Mordor" crowd in...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    659: Sourcewise there is a huge amount of literature about this of varying qualities which I am all too familiar with, hey, have even written about in my partially Donbass-centered dissertation. The best most objective account is Wheatcroft's book which...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Sorry EGP. Not wanting to have minuses on my SAN rolls, when I do read your postings, I do my best *not* to read them very carefully....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    639: And, being Ukrainian oligarchs, *must be* servitors of Cthulhu, er, I mean Putin. Is there a problem in that reasoning somewhere? In fact, given the utter dependence of the Ukrainian economy such as it is on US subsidy, one...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Oh, I understood Rowling just fine. I just think she was a mediocre fantasist, much inferior to many other fantasy writers, not least Our Host....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    643 some words got dropped out somehow. Should have said "leading to Milton Friedman's monetarism as orthodoxy and Keynesianism seen as old hat disguised Marxism. (That's Milton Friedman, not the flat earth nutcase.)...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    641: Yes, there were more factors involved, including vastly overoptomistic harvest predictions as you mentioned, this was a blog post not an article. Did mention the deportations in my posting, but not the bad weather. And that's a very good...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Ah, Krugman, the last Keynesian. Keynesian economic theories used to be economic orthodoxy, shared by everyone from FDR to Richard Nixon in America, till the worldwide recession of the '70s, when Keynesian nostrums of curing recessions and depressions throug government...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Well, that's a more comprehensible post than usual, and I do have a fairly high SAN (I think!) and can risk it, here's my answer. No, I know little about Brit PR, and am happy to keep it that way....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    "Under Lenin post-WWII"? I hope that was a typo. Assuming you are referring to Stalin's early '30s famine, no that wasn't due to selling wheat abroad. Even Stalin tried to cut that back during the famine, but couldn't because contracts...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    That is the definition used by most mainstream economists, which is why it is so popular. It is also a bad joke, as others here have pointed out. The entire economics profession now has huge egg on its face for...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    The cities, especially Rome itself, were dependent on the countryside, not really independent economic entities, unlike modern or even medieval cities. Thus something like half the free population of Rome itself subsisted on state subsidies,"bread and circuses" you know, instead...
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