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|Tuesday, January 8th, 2008|
Manus haec inimica tyrannis!
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
It is distressing, if not altogether suprising, to note that the state whose proud maxim is "Live Free or Die" has neglected to opt for the former, but rather has found a third choice in happily clinging to their shackles.This hand to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
For freedom only deals the deadly blow,
Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade,
For gentle place in freedom's hallowed shade
|Sunday, December 30th, 2007|
Excerpts from "Cato's Letters"
"All men are born free; Liberty is a gift which they receive from God himself; nor can they alienate the same by consent, though possibly they may forfeit it by crimes. . . . The right of the magistrate arises only from the right of private men to defend themselves, to repel injuries, and to punish those who commit them: that right being conveyed by the society to their public representative, he can execute the same no further than the benefit and security of that society requires he should. When he exceeds his commission, his acts are as extrajudicial as are those of any private officer usurping an unlawful authority; that is, they are void; and every man is answerable for the wrong which he does. A power to do good can never become a warrant for doing evil."( Read more...Collapse )
|Wednesday, October 17th, 2007|
Bump for victory!
|Friday, July 20th, 2007|
|Thursday, May 24th, 2007|
|Saturday, March 10th, 2007|
|Friday, February 2nd, 2007|
I need help. I used to participate a lot on wikipedia. Someone made a template designed to be used on talk pages. That template got deleted.
The premise was, if you are trying to create an article, you create the talk first, and set this template. It describes the process I'm describing here, your goals, methods etc.
This is a gray area of wiki policy. The problem is, talk pages are less patrolled, so can be more easily spammed.
I promote this method anyway, because if this template is used, it's easy to mass delete every page using it. Which is what happened :)
Since it is that easy to do... it's clearly not that big a problem.
The problem it solves is there is a big barrier to entry in creating a new wikipedia page. If you do it wrong the page gets deleted, and there is a big barrier to recreating a deleted page, (many recreated pages are deleted automatically).
Anyway if you use wikipedia, I need your help.
|Wednesday, December 13th, 2006|
|Friday, November 3rd, 2006|
|Friday, October 20th, 2006|
Why we have political parties
The Pirate Party (Swedish: Piratpartiet) is a political party in Sweden. The party strives to reform laws regarding intellectual property, including copyright, patent and the protection of design. The agenda also includes support for a strengthening of the right to privacy (such as private property and private information), both on the Internet and in everyday life. Since it does not have an agenda on any other issues, the party claims it is not possible to place it anywhere on the left-right scale.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party
|Thursday, October 5th, 2006|
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
The Free Ð ¡ © Ø ® Ð Å ñ Universalist land is 90% compliant...
Cluichstan continues to puzzle me. They keep parroting back things we said:
Originally Posted by Discoraversalism View Post
I love it. In the meantime I will state that the Free Land of Discorarversalism is about 90% compliant, with the exception of UNCC.
What do you think they were trying to say?
EDIT nevermind he gave an image response, that jolt eventually displayed.
|Sunday, September 24th, 2006|
Wilfred Owen, World War I
Anthem for Doomed Youth
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthem_for_Doomed_Youth
|Saturday, September 23rd, 2006|
|Thursday, September 21st, 2006|
Uhm, this must be the Most-frequently Asked Question here, but...What is
Wikipedia seems to have had such an article deleted not too long ago...
- Perplexed Current Mood: perplexed
|Wednesday, September 20th, 2006|
My view on the Nation States model UN
I think the basic purpose of national government is to protect individuals. Nations exist to protect people within their borders militarily from other nations, (Hostile nations have a tendency toward genocide).
People have a habit of getting riled up when their rights are violated, throwing revolutions and whatnot, so after life and limb governments have to protect citizens rights.
A lot of people seem to think nation's exist to promote capitalism, trade, prosperity, etc. Most everyone wants prosperity, so they think governments should try and produce it.
History has taught us that governments have more power to destroy trade then they do to promote it. It's not their role. Economies are chaotic dynamic systems we ill understand. I would rather government gave up on promoting the economy, and instead focused on not hindering it.
Now sometimes a nation will shoot itself in the foot economically, so the people have to step in and set some rules. People are dumb, they will invest in various pyramid schemes, etc. I'll go along with a small amount of government interference.
I don't mind when the government requires transparency in business dealings. If a whole nation admits some disaster is occuring within it's economy I'll support the minimal interference in said economy required to correct that specific disaster.
Anyway, given that, I believe the proper role of the UN to be a tricky concept. The UN is ruled by nations. It is a representive democracy, of a sort, if you assume nations represent their people. Some do more then others.
As a result the UN can never interefere too much in national sovereignty, or it's true masters, the rulers of nations, will rebel.
Still, if enough UN nations are actually representing the will of their citizens, then the will of the citizens in the UN get's translated, somewhat, to the UN.
I think people are most about their own rights, and those of their children, family, etc. As such I support UN resolutions that attempt to protect rights.
Even the resolution that got me most fired up was designed to protect a perceived right. I just think it trampled too much on other rights, and it was protecting a perceived right that is impossible to protect in this day and age.
|Tuesday, September 12th, 2006|
Major Bug: Civil War in Iraq
Bug: Iraq is in a state of Civil War
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Invade region on thin pretext.
2. Attempt to convert inhabitants to Democracy by the sword.
3. Watch CNN, bug will manifest
Will Not Fix, Not A Bug: GWB
|Wednesday, September 6th, 2006|
Satyagraha (Hindi: सत्याग्रह, satyāgraha) is the philosophy of nonviolent resistance most famously employed by Mohandas Gandhi in forcing an end to the British Raj and also against apartheid in South Africa.
Satya is Sanskrit for Truth, and Agraha is used to describe an effort, endeavor. The term itself may be construed to mean any effort to discover, discern, obtain or apply Truth. The word is rooted in Sanskrit, Hindi and Gujarati.
|Wednesday, August 30th, 2006|
MoveOn.org, on Katrina
MoveOn wants us to watch:
Watch "When the Levees Broke" on HBO. Spike Lee has put together a beautiful documentary that captures the full experience of Katrina in a gripping and powerful way—you don't want to miss it. It's screening on HBO tonight and all this month, and since a lot of folks who want to see it don't have HBO, ColorofChange is encouraging folks to watch together. If you can help someone who doesn't have HBO see it click here. And if you don't have HBO, you may be able to find folks hosting screening.
The nearest screening to me is at this dudes house
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
Host: Donn Swaby
Status: Public, open for RSVP, 5 Guests (Max 10)http://www.donnswaby.com/main.html
More on the movie:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_the_Levees_Broke