Keeping The World Tidy

I went down the rabbit hole this morning. Just came up for air, then I’m going back down.

Lifted this pic from You’ve Been Cromwelled. Seriously funny dude.

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Tipping Point

Whenever a blogger talks about a Tipping Point, they’re making a guess about what it would take for everyone else(Sheeple, Masses, Public) to swarm the barricades. But let’s get personal here–at what point would YOU tip without concern for whether or not anyone was tipping with you? And what would you consider appropriate action?

 

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Implied Consent

Silence is not always implied consent. Sometimes it’s a perceived estimate of outcome. No matter how bad slavery is, sitting in a cage is worse. And if the only thing in the world that interests you is building things, then revolution doesn’t seem much better than being caged. The irony of “They fought for your freedom” caused me to wonder. If the American military, out subjugating the world, hadn’t shown our local cops how to bust down doors and murder people, would we have multiplying SWAT armies here at home?

 

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Competing For Limited Resources

It used to be that in America a man “made” his fortune. He didn’t need to inherit or steal it to become rich. Here’s some interesting key words:

Dwindling supplies

Limited resources

Fair share

Wealth re-distribution

A “news” article will say something like, “1% of the people in this country control 90% of the wealth,” or some such. Why can’t the other 99% go make their own fortunes? What’s stopping them? I mean, aside from the obvious, that everything’s illegal in the U.S., and getting illegaler every day. It just seems easier to hate the rich than to examine our beliefs.


Everyday Outlaws

Every organic grower kneeling in her garden, every young immigrant pushing a lawn mower, every family setting up a yard sale, every contractor giving a discount for cash has, in his or her own way declared government irrelevant.

Claire Wolfe       Link

An excellent post by Claire. Lots of interesting links.


There’s A Contract Out On Yo’ Ass

 

Muammar Gaddafi

“The president hasn’t come to Congress and said any of this, and yet Admiral Locklear is pursuing the targeting of Gaddafi’s regime, Gaddafi himself, and contemplating ground troops following Gaddafi’s removal,” Turner said. “They’re not being straightforward with Congress…It’s outrageous.”

House Armed Services Committee member Mike Turner (R-OH)  Link

 

Mike, I sympathize with you, really I do. As an American, I know what it’s like being lied to.


Better Blogging Through Science

Some bloggers can write, “I ate lunch today,” and get 90 comments. Other bloggers can write a masterpiece of prose and no one will comment. Some of my favorite blogs hardly ever get a comment, and that bothers me. I think to myself, I should encourage this brilliant mind, but I’m not witty or eloquent, and I don’t want to appear a toady or a suck-up. So I make no comment, and feel bad about it. Or I make a comment and regret it later.

If your goal is to attract readers, here is my highly-sought-after advice: Black ink on white background. Stupid, huh? But I’m amazed at the number of blogs out there with white or fluorescent-colored letters on a black background. Tell me, when was the last time you opened a book that had black pages? I find such blogs unreadable. Since I’m on a roll, here’s another piece of gratuitous advice: Cut your word count until it bleeds. You need to get to your point quickly or your reader will lose interest and move on to the hawt gun chick’s blog.

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