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    12-05-2018, 12:36 PM
    I believe I've lost at least 20 IQ points reading that drivel. OK, so why are these people allowed to live, exactly? Seriously though, the stupidity of these "researchers" as portrayed here strains credulity in abusive fashion.
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    12-05-2018, 06:54 AM
    Ah, the good old days I now reminisce... the night I spent on the floor at CBGB at the foot of the stage as I tried for all I was worth to look up Ms. Harry's VERY short skirt. She looked RIGHT at me, clearly knew what I was up to, and didn't change a thing. Oh how I miss they way people used to be before they lost most of their humor in the hail of progressive bitterness that has engulfed this land. I won't even begin to go into what used to happen in the bathroom there, suffice to say it was the most interesting, and sometimes densely populated, section of the venue. Such are the memories of my deeply mis-spent youth.
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    12-04-2018, 08:52 PM
    Have at this. Baseline reminiscent of "Gut Feeling" by Devo. Foogin' Germans... FTW.
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    12-04-2018, 08:50 PM
    Well THAT wasn't at all predictable, eh? That's what progressives always do - you can set your watch by it. Place no stock in the lies. UCB lost in a big way. It's always been the buttcrack of the UC system. Of course, since my days there, all UC has become one giant buttcrack.
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    12-04-2018, 01:21 PM
    Why... Someone please tell me WHY has this young... erm... "woman" failed to drink gasoline? Seriously - WHY? She seems so devoted to the right things, and drinking gasoline is SO the right thing for her to do. The world no longer makes sense to me.
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    12-04-2018, 01:13 PM
    YAF: 1 UCB: Sand in vagina https://www.yaf.org/news/yaf-wins-landmark-free-speech-lawsuit-uc-berkeley-to-pay-70000-and-rescind-unconstitutional-policies Following more than a year of hard-fought litigation in the hostile Ninth Circuit, Young America’s Foundation secured victory for free speech against the University of California, Berkeley. Through YAF’s lawsuit and subsequent settlement agreementexecuted over the weekend, UC Berkeley agreed to the following terms set by Young America’s Foundation:
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    11-30-2018, 10:43 AM
    osan replied to a thread Daily Anti-Federalist in History
    Antifederalist No. 8 "THE POWER VESTED IN CONGRESS OF SENDING TROOPS FOR SUPPRESSING INSURRECTIONS WILL ALWAYS ENABLE THEM TO STIFLE THE FIRST STRUGGLES OF FREEDOM" "A FEDERAL REPUBLICAN" (from Virginia) had his `letter to the editor' appear in The Norfolk and Portsmouth Register March 5, 1788. .... By the Articles of Confederation, the congress of the United State was vested with powers for conducting the common concerns of the continent. They had the sole and exclusive right and power of determining on peace and war; of sending and receiving ambassadors; of entering into treaties and alliances; and of pointing out the respective quotas of men and men which each state should furnish. But it was expressly provided that the money to be supplied by each state should be raised by the authority and direction of the legislature thereof-- thus reserving to the states the important privilege of levying taxes upon their citizens in such manner as might be most conformable to their peculiar circumstances and form of government. With powers thus constituted was congress enabled to unite the general exertions of the continent in the cause of liberty and to carry us triumphantly through a long and bloody war. It was not until sometime after peace and a glorious independence had been established that defects were discovered in that system of federal government which had procured to us those blessings. It was then perceived that the Articles of Confederation were inadequate to the purposes of the union; and it was particularly suggested as necessary to vest in congress the further power of exclusively regulating the commerce of the United States, as well to enable us, by a system more uniform, to counteract the policy of foreign nations, as for other important reasons. Upon this principle, a general convention of the United States was proposed to be held, and deputies were accordingly appointed by twelve of the states charged with power to revise, alter, and amend the Articles of Confederation. When these deputies met, instead of confining themselves to the powers with which they were entrusted, they pronounced all amendments to the Articles of Confederation wholly impracticable; and with a spirit of amity and concession truly remarkable proceeded to form a government entirely new, and totally different in its principles and its organization. Instead of a congress whose members could serve but three years out of six-and then to return to a level with their fellow citizens; and who were liable at all times, whenever the states might deem it necessary, to be recalled-- Congress, by this new constitution, will be composed of a body whose members during the time they are appointed to serve, can receive no check from their constituents. Instead of the powers formerly granted to congress of ascertaining each state's quota of men and money-to be raised by the legislatures of the different states in such a mode as they might think proper- -congress, by this new government, will be invested with the formidable powers of raising armies, and lending money, totally independent of the different states. They will moreover, have the power of leading troops among you in order to suppress those struggles which may sometimes happen among a free people, and which tyranny will impiously brand with the name of sedition. On one day the state collector will call on you for your proportion of those taxes which have been laid on you by the general assembly, where you are fully and adequately represented; on the next will come the Continental collector to demand from you those taxes which shall be levied by the continental congress, where the whole state of Virginia will be represented by only ten men! Thus shall we imprudently confer on so small a number the very important power of taking our money out of our pockets, and of levying taxes without control-a right which the wisdom of our state constitution will, in vain, have confided to the most numerous...
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    11-30-2018, 10:41 AM
    osan replied to a thread Daily Anti-Federalist in History
    Antifederalist No. 7 ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION WILL LEAD TO CIVIL WAR "PHILANTHROPOS," (an anonymous Virginia Antifederalist) appeared in The Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, December 6, 1787, writing his version of history under the proposed new Constitution. The time in which the constitution or government of a nation undergoes any particular change, is always interesting and critical. Enemies are vigilant, allies are in suspense, friends hesitating between hope and fear; and all men are in eager expectation to see what such a change may produce. But the state of our affairs at present, is of such moment, as even to arouse the dead ... are more calculated to alarm the fears of the people than to answer any valuable end. Was that the case, as it is not, will any man in his sober senses say, that the least infringement or appearance of infringement on our liberty -that liberty which has lately cost so much blood and treasure, together with anxious days and sleepless nights-ought not both to rouse our fears and awaken our jealousy? ... The new constitution in its present form is calculated to produce despotism, thraldom and confusion, and if the United States do swallow it, they will find it a bolus, that will create convulsions to their utmost extremities. Were they mine enemies, the worst imprecation I could devise would be, may they adopt it. For tyranny, where it has been chained (as for a few years past) is always more cursed, and sticks its teeth in deeper than before. Were Col. Mason's objections obviated, the improvement would be very considerable, though even then, not so complete as might be. The Congress's having power without control-to borrow money on the credit of the United States; their having power to appoint their own salaries, and their being paid out of the treasury of the United States, thereby, in some measure, rendering them independent of the individual states; their being judges of the qualification and election of their own members, by which means they can get men to suit any purpose; together with Col. Mason's wise and judicious objections-are grievances, the very idea of which is enough to make every honest citizen exclaim in the language of Cato, 0 Liberty, 0 my country! Our present constitution, with a few additional powers to Congress, seems better calculated to preserve the rights and defend the liberties of our citizens, than the one proposed, without proper amendments. Let us therefore, for once, show our judgment and solidity by continuing it, and prove the opinion to be erroneous, that levity and fickleness are not only the foibles of our tempers, but the reigning principles in these states. There are men amongst us, of such dissatisfied tempers, that place them in Heaven, they would find something to blame; and so restless and self- sufficient, that they must be eternally reforming the state. But the misfortune is, they always leave affairs worse than they find them. A change of government is at all times dangerous, but at present may be fatal, without the utmost caution, just after emerging out of a tedious and expensive war. Feeble in our nature, and complicated in our form, we are little able to bear the rough Posting of civil dissensions which are likely to ensue. Even now, discontent and opposition distract our councils. Division and despondency affect our people. Is it then a time to alter our government, that government which even now totters on its foundation, and will, without tender care, produce ruin by its fall?
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    11-30-2018, 10:35 AM
    osan replied to a thread Daily Anti-Federalist in History
    Antifederalist No. 6 THE HOBGOBLINS OF ANARCHY AND DISSENSIONS AMONG THE STATES One of largest series of Antifederalist essays was penned under the pseudonym "CENTINEL." The Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer ran this 24 essay series between October 5, 1787 and November 24, 1788. Some historians feel most of the "Centinel" letters were written by Samuel Bryan, and a few by Eleazer Oswald, owner of the Independent Gazetteer. A more recent study by Charles Page Smith, James Wilson, Founding Father (Chapel Hill, 1956), refrains from making such theory This selection is from the eleventh letter of "Centinel," appearing in the Independent Gazetteer on January 16, 1788.
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    11-30-2018, 10:32 AM
    osan replied to a thread Daily Anti-Federalist in History
    Antifederalist No. 5 SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND - A CASE IN POINT The ongoing Federalist essays appeared from October of 1787 to May of 1788. Rebuttals (Antifederalist in nature) to Federalist writers seldom were published. This selection was an answer to Publius Federalist No. 5. This article by "AN OBSERVER," was printed in The New-York Journal and was reprinted in the American Herald on December 3, 1787. A writer, under the signature Publius or The Federalist, No. V, in the Daily Advertiser, and in the New York Packet, with a view of proving the advantages which, he says, will be derived by the states if the new constitution is adopted, has given extracts of a letter from Queen Anne to the Scotch parliament, on the subject of a union between Scotland and England. I would beg leave to remark, that Publius has been very unfortunate in selecting these extracts as a case in point, to convince the people of America of the benefits they would derive from a union, under such a government as would be effected by the new system. It is a certainty, that when the union was the subject of debate in the Scottish legislature, some of their most sensible and disinterested nobles, as well as commoners! (who were not corrupted by English gold), violently opposed the union, and predicted that the people of Scotland would, in fact, derive no advantages from a consolidation of government with England; but, on the contrary, they would bear a great proportion of her debt, and furnish large bodies of men to assist in her wars with France, with whom, before the union, Scotland was at all times on terms of the most cordial amity. It was also predicted that the representation in the parliament of Great Britain, particularly in the house of commons, was too small; forty-five members being very far from the proportion of Scotland, when its extent and numbers were duly considered; and that even they, being so few, might (or at least a majority of them might) at all times be immediately under the influence of the English ministry; and, of course, very little of their attention would be given to the true interest of their constituents, especially if they came in competition with the prospects of views of the ministry. How far these predictions have been verified I believe it will not require much trouble to prove. It must be obvious to everyone, the least acquainted with English history, that since the union of the two nations the great body of the people in Scotland are in a much worse situation now, than they would be, were they a separate nation. This will be fully illustrated by attending to the great emigrations which are made to America. For if the people could have but a common support at home, it is unreasonable to suppose that such large numbers would quit their country, break from the tender ties of kindred and friendship and trust themselves on a dangerous voyage across a vast ocean, to a country of which they can know but very little except by common report. I will only further remark, that it is not about two or three years since a member of the British parliament (I believe Mr. Dempster) gave a most pathetic description of the sufferings of the commonalty of Scotland, particularly on the sea coast, and endeavored to call the attention of parliament to their distresses, and afford them some relief by encouraging their fisheries. It deserves also to be remembered, that the people of Scotland, in the late war between France and Great Britain, petitioned to have arms and ammunition supplied them by their general government, for their defense, alleging that they were incapable of defending themselves and their property from an invasion unless they were assisted by government. It is a truth that their petitions were disregarded, and reasons were assigned, that it would be dangerous to entrust them with the means of defense, as they would then have it in their power to break the union. From this representation of the situation of Scotland,...
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    11-30-2018, 09:51 AM
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    Antifederalist No. 4 FOREIGN WARS, CIVIL WARS, AND INDIAN WARS - THREE BUGBEARS Patrick Henry was a somewhat the antithesis to James Madison of Federalist note. While every bit as emotional a writer, Henry (who penned the well remembered "Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death" phrase) opposed the new Constitution for many reasons. He delivered long speeches to the Virginia Ratification convention June 5, 7, and 9, 1788. The following is taken from Elliot's Debates, 111, 46, 48, 141-42, 150-56. If we recollect, on last Saturday, I made some observations on some of those dangers which these gentlemen would fain persuade us hang over the citizens of this commonwealth to induce us to change the government, and adopt the new plan. Unless there be great and awful dangers, the change is dangerous, and the experiment ought not to be made. In estimating the magnitude of these dangers, we are obliged to take a most serious view of them--to see them, to handle them, and to be familiar with them. It is not sufficient to feign mere imaginary dangers; there must be a dreadful reality. The great question between us is: Does that reality exist? These dangers are partially attributed to bad laws, execrated by the community at large. It is said the people wish to change the government. I should be happy to meet them on that ground. Should the people wish to change it, we should be innocent of the dangers. It is a fact that the people do not wish to change their government. How am I to prove it? It will rest on my bare assertion, unless supported by an internal conviction in men's breasts. My poor say-so is a mere nonentity. But, sir, I am persuaded that four fifths of the people of Virginia must have amendments to the new plan, to reconcile them to a change of their government. It is a slippery foundation for the people to rest their political salvation on my or their assertions. No government can flourish unless it be founded on the affection of the people. Unless gentlemen can be sure that this new system is founded on that ground, they ought to stop their career. I will not repeat what the gentlemen say-I will mention one thing. There is a dispute between us and the Spaniards about the right of navigating the Mississippi ... Seven states wished to relinquish this river to them. The six Southern states opposed it. Seven states not being sufficient to convey it away, it remains now ours....
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    11-30-2018, 09:44 AM
    And this is precisely why we will either be subsumed by the horde or we will kill them off. Don't fool yourselves, that choice is upon us and you WILL choose, whether positively or through inaction, but choose you will. Let that sink in for a moment. Take as much time as you need.
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    11-30-2018, 09:06 AM
    While true, so far as the statement goes - which is not quite far enough - the central question that immediately follows like a herpes infection some days after unprotected sex with a transgenderfluid geneto-hooker-freakshow, is "what defines infringement"? The question may seem simple and easy to answer, but as with most things human, I do believe it stands a mite more challenging than "easy". Can it be objectively determined? I suspect yes, but that will not stop whiners and whingers from blowing great volumes of hot air-noise as they shriek on without apparent end about how they are being violated. It's all the rage these days - a fad that stands to transcend generations unless something significant disrupts it. For example, and this may not be the best - oh and it will be somewhat gross for some, so be warned. Imagine little Joeygenette Trannyooze suddenly decides it just has to masturbate where it stands, on a busy public sidewalk in... oh, pick a place... Manhattan... no... San Fran or Portland... that's the ticket. So it whips up its skirt, slides its tiny little weenie out the leg opening of its panties and proceeds to choke it with a fury that momentarily stuns and even amazes the people fortunate enough to be blessed by this little slice of new-world vaudeville. The initial shock worn away, they return to sense, only to arrive at something suggesting nausea is on the way as the brutishly stropping little creature (and I use the term generously here) comes to HappyFunTime, squirting its unwelcome bodily fluids all over God's acre. Is it within its rights to do so? Not so fast with the kneejerk, now. On the one hand, you may have passersby who remain unfazed - just another weirdo engaging in something stupid and perhaps mildly objectionable. Others will just be nonplussed, choosing to walk on in a state of non-comprehension. Others still will be disgusted by it, especially the little puddle left behind as the now-finished actor merrily bounds away, satisfied and perhaps relishing the idea that its recent gift to humanity will end up distributed on the bottoms of the shoes of a goodly number of its fellows.
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    11-30-2018, 08:22 AM
    I suppose I ought to be running for the hills. Then again, I never was very smart... A semantically vague-at-best statement that can be interpreted in any of a number of ways, depending upon the assumptions with which it is approached. Sounds like a personal problem. :)
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    11-30-2018, 07:48 AM
    One fundamental question motivated Antonio Gramsci throughout his life: Why had it proven so difficult for Marxists to promote revolution in Western Europe and America? The answer to that question is simple: the majority of European and American workers didn't believe a word of what the Marxists had to say and neither did they want what they had to offer. Quite simply, workers didn't want to be spoon-fed and led by a tiny elite (or a “revolutionary vanguard”) or very privileged Marxists/Leftists into a giant Gulag like the Soviet Union. So what were Marxists like Gramsci going to do about that terrible non-revolutionary situation? Simple: they were to “take over the institutions” and bring about “cultural Marxism” (the Frankfurt School's own term) from the top. In other words, Gramsci offered his own version of what the equally totalitarian -- at least at that time -- Fabians had already done (from the 1900 onwards) in the UK.
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    11-28-2018, 09:15 AM
    It would seem we need education out of education.
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    11-28-2018, 09:11 AM
    Stoopid parents --> stoopid children.
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    11-28-2018, 09:06 AM
    While the "left" are so amusing. However, these general policies of not allowing them to die at the hands of their own stupidities have got to end. After all, their amusement value rarely goes longer than ten to fifteen minutes, after which they soon become wearisome, no longer earning their keep as mild entertainment. At that point, starvation should quickly ensue so as not to waste precious resources on that which provides no return on investment.
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    11-28-2018, 08:48 AM
    Imagine that... paying to become more retarded.
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    11-28-2018, 08:36 AM
    IIRC his last year as a NYC teacher was my first. Teaching in public schools is a fate worse than death, IMO. How my friend Jake has remained for 34 years is beyond my comprehension. Last time I visited him at Brooklyn Tech, I thought I was going to break out in hives when I walked in the door. The environments are so toxic, it is no wonder "millennials" are largely helpless toddlers, incapable of adult thought.
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    11-28-2018, 08:26 AM
    https://www.iwp.edu/news_publications/detail/the-tragedy-of-american-education-the-role-of-john-dewey
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    11-28-2018, 08:24 AM
    I've decried the devilry of John Dewey here more than once. Now, it is someone else's turn. The Tragedy of American Education: The Role of John Dewey by Alberto M. Piedra | February 1, 2018 | ARTICLES "The process of secularization arises not from the loss of faith but from the loss of social interest in the world of faith. It begins the moment men feel that religion is irrelevant to the common way of life and that society as such has nothing to do with the truths of faith."-Christopher H. Dawson, Religion and World History, A Selection from the Works of Christopher Dawson
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    11-27-2018, 10:17 PM
    They should put me on. I'd be shot in a week, of course, but I'd make Soto's life a living hell, as well as that of Kagan. I'm no fan of Roberts, either... or is it Alito. Damn this memory of mine.
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    11-27-2018, 09:33 PM
    Done, and spread all over social media. I agree with Lee as a justice, but would also like to see Amy Barrett. Democrats will obstruct for all they are worth.
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    11-27-2018, 08:31 PM
    I'd be OK with Satan replacing Ginsburg.
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    11-27-2018, 01:28 PM
    Ha ha ha... The author misses the point as most do, blaming an inanimate object for the corruptions of rotten men, representing perhaps four full sigmas of the species. "The power of the ring is corrupt". Even were it true, which is absurd on its face, any individual falling for its charms is perforce courrupt, or at least corruptible. The analogy is good in principle, but the writing is imprecise. Naughty naughty.
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    11-27-2018, 06:48 AM
    Of the entire universe, apparently.
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    11-27-2018, 06:21 AM
    I trust that is a rhetorical question, yes? A few things come to mind. †: Entangling alliances.... ††: Entangling casual alliances...
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Uhm, no. Not all of us. Only most of the countries involved. We few radicals and rebels do what we can to prevent it. Whether that works or not still doesn't change whether it is our fault or not.
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