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Jim on America's Allies In Iraq Very Poor Fighters?.    Toddy Cat - There is no mystery about all this. There is not and never was any such nation as Iraq. Shiites from Baghdad have no interest in dying to gain Mosul any more than Americans would be willing to die to gain Timbuctou.

Audacious Epigone on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    I started laughing out loud while reading and hovered over the link thinking surely the excerpt was from The Onion. Coloring books and Play-Doh for college students?! I'm introducing both of those things to my 15 month old son now. This is almost beyond parody.

WCN on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    Case in point: Singapore

AbelardLindsey on America's Allies In Iraq Very Poor Fighters?.    ARVN is not doing well here.

sestamibi on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    @chris I would but I'm too old.

Toddy Cat on America's Allies In Iraq Very Poor Fighters?.    Of course, generally speaking, the attacker will have higher casualties than the defender when attacking a fortified/urban area, unless they have overwhelming firepower and don't mind using it (Americans at Iwo Jima, Russians in Grozny# or unless the defender's morale is very poor #Baghdad 2003#. But certainly, the quality of

chris on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    @sestamibi "And yet the cuntification of America continues and accelerates. All this is bad enough, but when it shapes our foreign policy it will positively be lethal. Consider the possibility of a president who thinks we have to empathize with our enemies, or a once and possibly future house speaker

Abelard Lindsey on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    This is pathetic modern childish feminism. The right of certain groups to not have their feelings hurt has become paramount. American society is sick. This is, quite frankly, mental illness. The universities are promoting mental illness among the young people. This, I believe, is a direct cause of why female

Mike Street Station on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    Those comments on Democracy seem radical now, but it was considered conventional wisdom up until the last couple of decades. High Schools used to teach civics, so the average High School graduate 60 years ago probably was a better informed voter, but that was in the day when we had

Black Death on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    John Adams said: Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. and Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. Winston Churchill

Jim on America's Allies In Iraq Very Poor Fighters?.    best - I don't think creating chaos in the Middle East will turn out to be such a good idea. Libya under Quadaffi was much less dangerous to us than the present chaos which gives terrorists a base close to Europe and Mediterranean shiping.

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Nick on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    An intentionally provocative article, but food for thought: http://www.returnofkings.com/34330/women-should-not-be-allowed-to-vote Its not discussed much that female suffrage inevitably entails a dramatic change in societal direction. Feminists and other will shriek that its better now, but I disagree. I would at least suggest that only married women be allowed to vote. 67%

WCN on America's Allies In Iraq Very Poor Fighters?.    When they are fighting each other, it is good for us.

Stephen on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    Perspective, you make a good point. I wonder if the Harvard professor would remove suffrage from the same class of people as others given that power? Again, the idea sounds good but the devil is in the detail, and that's why these ideas fail. And deservedly so.

Stephen on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    Wolf-Dog, the devil's in the details. Whose version of political economy would you teach? Whose truth? Whose received wisdom? The deeper problem is that I don't believe voters actually matter very much. In an entrenched two party state, people are presented with a choice of Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum,

Perspective on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    This is an interesting thing to hear from a Harvard professor, but it probably doesn't indicate much more than that Harvard intellectual life is incredibly homogenous. The people she's imagining restricting voting are those uneducated hillbillies in flyover country.

Wolf-Dog on Universal Suffrage Violates Right To Have Competent Government.    Maybe it is time to force all citizens to take a course on US government, how government policy can affect economics, national security, etc. The course itself must be obligatory, and attendance must be enforced. After all, in order to buy a gun a citizen must pass a written

Enough is enough! on Locking A Car With A Short Horn Blast Is Rude And Obnoxious.    I can't find anything on this topic of rendering your neighbors key fob useless by somehow jamming the frequency with a HAM radio or a device to prevent my neighbor who is parked 4' feet away from my dwelling from using her keyless fob. Here's my situation.... Gets home at

sestamibi on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    And yet the cuntification of America continues and accelerates. All this is bad enough, but when it shapes our foreign policy it will positively be lethal. Consider the possibility of a president who thinks we have to empathize with our enemies, or a once and possibly future house speaker who

Wolf-Dog on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Of course, the emigration of the cognitive elite is actually a national security risk: if the cognitive elite moves to a militarily unprotected island, then the Caliphate can easily kidnap the scientists and force them to develop weapons that are superior to anything that we have in our arsenal. After

map on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    They will need ELYSIUM

map on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Until one rich guy realizes he can take over the entire island by enrolling the poor as his own personal army. A transnational cognitive elite from different racial and cultural backgrounds is not going form when, say, a Chinese elite can rally his own people to take power from a

Seth W. on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Maybe some millionaires could realize that they might not need that much to live well. A world of a very low percentage of millionaires and a very high one of poor is not a good idea. To isolate oneself from the rest is not an escape really. I mean millionaires

Seth W. on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    Agree 100%. To me all this social outcome doesn't seem the natural process of things. It would seem as if a few very powerful people would have the purpose to exasperate things with all sorts of absurdities. They can buy politicians of course. The question is WHO are they that

Jim on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Any such state will need very strong military capabilities or it won't last long. Maybe an army of robots. It will certainly need to have nuclear weapons and satellite surveilance.

eram3 on Why People Deny The Advantages Of More Money.    Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. IT Bari Tutorials

Matt@Occidentalism.org on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    Any ideas on how healthy people can separate from society and form a parallel society? Preferably one that won't be shot up by federal agents on some sort of pretext. The Amish have managed it but the Amish luddite alternative lifestyle doesn't threaten the system.

Jason on Safe Rooms At College Include Play-Doh And Coloring Books.    Now here is the riddle: Just HTF did people like this end up RULING over the rest of us!?

Randall Parker on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Abelard Lindsey, Seasteading costs too much for the amount of "land" you get. E-P, The wealthy do not need all the 115+ IQ folks to be moved to any one island. What they need is to move key pieces of capital and key research and development facilities and staffs outside

Bob on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    "The wealthy won't be happy in a wealthy person only state. Inequality is what makes someone either satisfied or dissatisfied with their lot." That's a good point. And I would expand on this to say that "wealthy" seems to be completely defined in terms of inequality. That is inequality is

Matt@Occidentalism.org on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    The wealthy won't be happy in a wealthy person only state. Inequality is what makes someone either satisfied or dissatisfied with their lot.

Engineer-Poet on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Once a business no longer needs anyone below 110 IQ (or 115 IQ) then businesses can locate wherever they can colocate lots of smart people. The 115+ IQ group is about 16% of the European-descended population, and much larger fraction of the E. Asian.  That's far too many to fit

Wolf-Dog on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    There is no doubt that the future capital will be essentially made of cognitive abilities. The wealthy will be wealthy by virtue of being smart and they won't need too much cash, gold, diamonds or even raw materials. The capital flight elite that is migrating to evade taxes, those wealthy

Crimson Curmudgeon on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Bio-engineered plagues ought carve out enough space to create vast plantations for the genetically modified super wealthy to live out their 500 year life spans in peace and security. If we can imagine it, there are those who would do it.

Abelard Lindsey on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    How to create a millionaire's island sovereignty? How and where to create this sovereign state? Seasteading the ocean city-state?

Randall Parker on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    E-P, Once factories need only a few workers they can be placed anywhere. So where not to place factories? Any places the proles will heavily tax or nationalize them. The prole's point of view is wrong. If capital becomes fully mobile and the owners of capital become fully mobile then

Engineer-Poet on Migrating Millionaires And The Automated Society.    Where are they going to own stuff?  If they're all on an island, the proles they left behind will tax (or just plain nationalize) their remaining assets and assess import duties on their production. From a prole's POV, getting the hostile elites out of one's country and politics would be

Randall Parker on $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Closing Restaurants In Seattle.    Mike, Lot's point about choosy employers who have to pay $15 per hour is very important. If you have to pay $15 per hour then hire far more productive people. Employers will have their pick. The average store or restaurant employee will be much smarter and much more able to

Lot on $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Closing Restaurants In Seattle.    Mike, a high minimum wage does not need 100% enforcement to have the positive effects Randell correctly identifies. Small independent places might not comply, but retail, restaurant, and fast food chains all will. So will local governments and their contractors, colleges, hospitals, etc. And these direct positive effects in the

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