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  • Commented on Ask the Author
    I had the impression that what did in the Schleifen Plan (van Creveld?) was the limitations of Non-Mechanized (Horse Drawn) transport. The Infantry, by sheer exertion, out marched their supply line, and the railheads were NOT advancing at the same...
  • Commented on Ask the Author
    Do your read Professor Krugman's Blog/Column? Are their any (online) UK news sources you read regularly> What news sources do you prefer?...
  • Commented on On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
    Ethiopia is landlocked? Where do you put the Container Port. You have to negotiate the political dynamic with Eritrea or Somalia. Not gonna happen....
  • Commented on On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
    Yeah, my prediction for 2015 Europe is a loyal subject of the Third Caliphate praying devoutly the proscribed five times a day in the direction of the Holy Craters of the Middle East. Iraq and Syria are early examples of...
  • Commented on On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
    But all the Walton Family (WalMart) has done with their fortune is endow one crummy "Fine Art" Museum (google "Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art") and some local "Cultural" stuff. They just build more Walmarts, more foreign holdings, locally, Murphy...
  • Commented on On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
    But Canada & Australian (Each) have smaller populations than California, not sure if NZ is smaller than Arkansas, and are MUCH harder to get to than the US with our (Southern) Border problem. Overstaying your Tourist Visa in any of...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Bronze Tablets? Those will be melted down for scrap by the Meth Addicts. (Arkansas Trailer Park here....) Try Marble or Granite. Also, for more weirdness, check out the Wikipedia on the "Georgia Guidestones"...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Actually, James Oberg once told me that their is linguistic evidence that the (Infamous) Kensington Rune Stone is authentic, thinks that authenticate it but were unknown in the 19th Century.... I suspect there was more casual transatlantic and transpacific contact...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    The Capitalists are going for economic serfdom, at least that is the effect in the US. Student Loans, Medical Debt (Medicaid for the Nursing Home is recoverable from the estate when you die, so no inheritence for the Proles), usurious...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    There have been precipitous population declines in the past, the best Documented is the Native American one, post contact; The actuall decline is subject to manipulation for propaganda purposes, if we (Generic European "White People") Accidently killed more Native Americans,...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Oh Goody. Walmart is so big, even Chapter 11 (Bankruptcy reorganization) is at least twenty years out. Unless the aforementioned Political Crisis with China, but they are heavily into Grocery these days (The only growth they are seeing). Neighborhood Markets...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    But there are well worked out technologies called "Steam Engines" that can operate the Railroads if we really wanted to (And provide lots of Well Paying, craftsman type employment); America is littered with Museum Specimens and actual operating samples, mostly...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Actually, there were "Magic" swords, and Technology in General; Every now and then Mechanical Process creates an "Above Average" Specimen. I recall an article discussing this in regards to Internal Combustion Aero Engines, WW II Vintage "High Tech"; Every now...
  • Commented on A brief, bitter quiz
    And the "Ten Year Rule" worked out really well last time it was articulated (1920's); It is also the development/maintenance of the industrial base that limits mobilization (Construction); ie, when the UK got serious about rebuilding the RN, they found...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    Capital these days is held by Rent Seekers; see Walmart, or any hedge fund. They aren't INTERESTED in productive investment, if they need state of the art medical treatment, the .01% can pay for it out of small change (See...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    Employment Stimulus (WPA, etc) for the American Working class has been deliberately sabotaged by the agents of the 1%; And I am assuming this is the model being emulated in the UK. The Kochtopus does not want that kind of...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    Wonderfully Naïve, good point of looking back to 1970, BUT, at least in the US since 1973 the Standard of living of 60% of the population has measurably eroded; Paul Krugman posted on his blog a month or so ago...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    They Will Starve. And they can't come here (Amurika) or Europe in significant numbers; Pretty soon Europe will find a way to shut of the flow of Africans, etc, or create it's own dystopia....
  • Commented on Generation Z
    The "Disruptive Technology" (Computers) is what has empowered our overlords. Walmart used (Computerized) Logistics and Supply Chain Management to destroy the American Small Town Bourgeoisie, encouraged (strong armed) vendors to ship it's own customers jobs to China. Walmart is now...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Well, some people are still following this thread. On the Electric Car, the furthest I drive (Once or twice a month) is around twenty miles, forty miles round trip, well within non-exotic battery tech. And my regular commute is around...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Actually, the US quit circulating Gold in 1933; Another of those FDR "Betrayals" according to Right Wing Nuts. And they took the Silver out of the currency (coinage) in 1964. All proper preparedness freaks have a couple of rolls of...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Re Prisoners/Warders (Guards/Corrections Officers) It is a Truism in the United States that the only difference between the Guards and the Inmates is the color of the Uniforms; Maybe the Guards are the ones that finished 8th Grade (Which seems...
  • Commented on Trotskyite singularitarians for Monarchism! A political speculation.
    Actually, the British DID NOT have the shipping for move enough to solve the Bengal Famine, the Americans were more concerned with the build up for some little event they were planning for the Summer of 1944 in Europe, per...
  • Commented on Catching a Blighty
    Ok, Late to this thread, but FWIW if anyone is still interested I have (Finally) posted brief notes about a couple of my favorite books about the Military History if WW I to my personal military blog. And I have...
  • Commented on The revolution will not be hand-stitched
    Disaster Relief? Pointless. Already, US charities spend 20% of their man hours sorting "Junk" Donations; Too many people want to find "good" homes for their holy T-Shirts; Far more efficient to purchase and deliver in bulk exactly the needed goods...
  • Commented on Catching a Blighty
    Rod (COL?) Pascal was a US Army Historian, a focus on the US Role is to be expected from him. Not sure what his end rank or position was, no Wikipedia entry and don't think I ever personally encountered him....
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    One reason CNC Machines are (were) so popular, they let management get rid of those pesky unionized machinists. I see the same thing in some of the enthusiasm for 3d Printing, no need for those pesky tradespeople. This is based...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    WHAT EMP Weapons? The Nazi's Had an EMP "Program" No One since has gotten any closer than they did, for diverse technical reasons, other than the (accidental) effect of Nuclear Weapons. Very unlikely to happen outside of an SF Game/Novel,...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    Or just build a single track railroad, still the cheaper alternative. Most of the west of the Mississippi US "Main Line" Railroads are STILL single track, I vividly remember watching the long freights (mostly containers!) in 1977 on the then...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    Actually, some of this still happens here in the US. Homeless Veterans have shown up HERE (NW Arkansas) supposedly because the Fayetteville VA has "better" programs, so the Kentucky (?) State Police was handing out bus tickets... And my County...
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