In any society that has moved beyond the hunter-gatherer band level of organization, the greatest benefit of society is the sharing of information. To be sure, hunter-gatherers enjoyed the fruits of collected knowledge, but it could be argued that individuals gained more from the group security than from the group knowledge pool. Regardless, individuals in… Continue reading On the Backs of Giants
When I was in college, I often heard the call of business majors: Business Major: “Hey, [some bar] has a live band! Let’s check it out.” Me: “I have a test tomorrow.” BM: “So do I. So what? Let’s go!” I eventually managed to get a degree in physics. That means I will never make… Continue reading Randians
Swarthy folks that fail to pay rent – freeloaders. White guys with cowboy hats who fail to pay rent – patriots. The ridiculously low grazing fees for public lands were so fixed in order to suck up to ranchers. Even a pittance is too much for the ever-oppressed rich white asshole whose entire net worth… Continue reading Bundy Ranch
In the community, UAVs are not the same as drones. Drones are unmanned targets. Drones are designed to be shot down. The unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV is mean to be used over an extended period of time. Since someone is apparently employed full time at the Pentagon with the sole task of creating unnecessary… Continue reading Attention Credulous Boobs: Amazon Drones!
I was away for a while. So in the 52 days since I last posted, a few things have happened. First, Tbogg returned from retirement. Second, the raging crackpot wing of the House Republican caucus followed the lead of the raging crackpot wing of the Senate Republican caucus (pretty much just Ted Cruz) in threatening… Continue reading A Tantrum Costing Americans Many Millions