Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
That's supposed to be a good thing, right? I looked on Google and it suggested the following terms:
"sustainable agriculture", "sustainable architecture", "sustainable business model", "sustainable communities", "sustainable design", "sustainable development", "sustainable energy", "sustainable foods", "sustainable living", "sustainable packaging", "sustainable products" and so forth.
The idea is that you can preface just about anything with the word "sustainable" and it's supposedly better, more environmentally friendly and less wasteful of the earth's resources than the Old Ways.
What you're not supposed to notice is that all of these ideas involve social pressure to conform to top-down ideas being pushed at you in order to inch you towards acceptance of a Third-world standard of living (in exchange for getting to feel morally superior.)
There is one idea that those pushing sustainable solutions have never considered: SUSTAINABLE GOVERNMENT.
After all, it logically follows that if other aspects of society are wasteful and excessive, then government must be as well.
Try mentioning the concept of sustainable government to a liberal/statist in conversation sometime. I promise you they'll be stumbling over the conceptual contradictions you've thrown underfoot and it'll be fun to watch.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
The Classics Club - Looking for list of titles
I've got over thirty of the titles, and have found a number of others, but have never been able to locate a complete list of titles for this series.
I AM SEEKING THIS INFORMATION AND WOULD LIKE TO COMPLETE THIS COLLECTION AS LONG AS THE NUMBER OF VOLUMES IS REASONABLY FINITE.
Alas, Walter J. Black went out of business in the 1980s.
Here is the list of titles and authors that I either have or have confirmed are in the series:
|true||A Tale of Two Cities||Charles Dickens|
|true||Essays and New Atlantis||Francis Bacon|
|true||Essays, Poems, Addresses||Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|true||Fathers and Sons||Turgenev|
|true||Five Great Dialogues||Plato|
|true||Gulliver's Travels|| Jonathan Swift|
|false||Lives of the Saints|
|true||On Man In The Universe||Aristotle|
|true||On Politics And Education||John Locke|
|true||On The Nature Of Things||Lucretius|
|true||Paradise Lost and Other Poems||John Milton|
|false||Pride and Prejudice||Jane Austen|
|false||Progress and Poverty||Henry George|
|false||Robinson Crusoe||Daniel Defoe|
|true||Selected Lives And Essays||Plutarch|
|false||Selected Plays||Henrik Ibsen|
|true||Selected Poems||Walt Whitman|
|true||Selected Poems||Robert Browning|
|false||Selected Stories||Anton Chekov [ADDED]|
|false||Selected Tales and Poems||Edgar Allan Poe|
|true||Thaïs/Sylvestre Bonnard||Anatole France|
|true||The Beginnings of Modern Science||Boynton|
|false||The Canterbury Tales||Geoffrey Chaucer|
|true||The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Vol. I, Comedies||William Shakespeare|
|true||The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Vol. II, Histories||William Shakespeare|
|true||The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Vol. III, Tragedies||William Shakespeare|
|false||The Golden Treasury||Palgrave|
|true||The History of Plymouth||William Bradford|
|true||The Law of War and Peace||Hugo Grotius|
|true||The Praise of Folly||Erasmus|
|false||The Rubiyat||Omar Khayyam|
|true||The Way of All Flesh||Samuel Butler|
|true||Two Years Before The Mast||Richard Henry Dana|
|true||Utopia||Sir Thomas More|
|true||Walden||Henry David Thoreau|
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
VanDerLeun Has "The Name In The Stone" Up Again
If you don't believe me, then go read this, and come back and tell me that.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Who is "Buckhead" for the WBEZ tapes?
Well, now we have the tapes of Obama, Ayers, et al., in the WBEZ (Chicago National Proletarian Radio) archives that, as far as settling the issue of Barack 0bama being a socialist, are like the punchline to the old joke, the one where the guy asks the girl if she'd sleep with him for a million dollars, and she says, "Sure!".
Then he asks her if she'd sleep with him for a quarter, and her indignant response is, "What kind of a girl do you think I am?"
He replies, "We've already settled that question, now we're just negotiating the price."
But I digress.
I first saw this on one of the PUMA blogs, but the problem with the blogosphere is frequently in trying to figure out just where something viral originated.
So I'm asking, "Who found this first?"
BTW, I still maintain that we haven't seen youthful enthusiasm like this in a political campaign since McGovern in 1972.
And we all know how well *that* worked out, don't we?
I predict McCain/Palin will win big.
And many, many thanks to the PUMAs.
They are more high-spirited now than a good number of rather dour Republicans are at this point.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Palin hits *another one* out of the park (Henderson, NV)
Palin hits one outta the park. Again.
Methinks the 0bamaBots have “misunderestimated” Sarah Palin.
Either she wrote it herself or somebody’s writing for her who *really* knows her “voice”.
Frankly, I think that the McCain campaign has finally “turned her loose” as either they think they have nothing to lose by so doing, or [here's what I *really* think]:
The internals are telling *both* campaigns something different that what we’re seeing in the publicly released results.
Obama is expending resources and travelling to states that supposedly he has “locked up”.
McCain and Palin are going to states that have supposedly fallen into the “solidly blue” category.
Either both campaigns have suddenly gone stupid or something’s up, which, from the looks of things, doesn’t look good for the 0-man.
I said months ago regarding the 0bama campaign:
“I haven’t seen this much youthful enthusiasm since the McGovern campaign of 1972.”
And we *all* know how well that one worked out…
Thanks again, and best regards,