• Archive for August, 2010

    The Razor’s Edge

    by  • August 14, 2010 • Everything Else • 3 Comments

    In Europe, we fought two senseless wars. World Wars, we called them, started over nothing but childish games of gain and loss. Whatever dreams of wealth and power were imagined to come from those conflicts were as nothing compared to the real gains that would have been made had the money, time and talent gone [...]

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    A Nightmare – Sawtooth Politics

    by  • August 9, 2010 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    I’m not sure I believe this. But I’m afraid, sometimes, that I do. And, yes, when the President of the United States of America can “legally” order the murder of US citizens, and forbid legal aid of those so-sanctioned, the Constitution is dead. The only way we’re getting ahead on this one is new technology, [...]

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    Introducing aiac – a new word for Western Civilization

    by  • August 5, 2010 • Everything Else • 3 Comments

    Aiac is a new word, an acronym coming from Agro-Industrial Auto-Catalysis. It’s intended as a precise, technical term to refer to the “technically important bits” of what is often loosely called Western Civilization or Market Capitalism or various other loose, not-quite-precise names. So let me break the term down. Agro-industrial meaning of agriculture and industry. [...]

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    How to reboot civilization

    by  • August 4, 2010 • Everything Else • 4 Comments

    I was recently involved in a conversation about rebooting civilization after a massive collapse. I wanted to pick apart a few things from that conversation and paint a picture of what I think is a more realistic take on how such an event might play out. If you want to skip to my recommendations at [...]

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