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Posted 05 November 2018 - 05:26 PM

Public corporations.

These are the ones that service everybody. Transportation, water, power, a few others...

Profiting from that for selfish reasons doesn't hunt well and does not serve the public.

Private corporations utilize those services all the time.

I got no problems with private corporations. Only when they invade my private economy. Too many bells & whistles accompany their policies. Leaving a one sided contract giving them full control over the details. Allowing them to change policy anytime they feel like it. Legally breaking contracts, so to speak...

I suppose my definition of contract means fair use and live and let live. I guess I've been hood-winked. Oh well, it's not the first time and it certainly won't be the last.

Live and learn.

I hope!



Besides, all the public infrastruction within needs to be upgraded to achieve magnificence.


Infrastructure Development Projects

Posted 05 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

Sophistry is the bane of all classical learning.

Geo-religious/Geo-political  - independent universal zones of power, influence, and authority.

Universe expand.


Literary conventions abound. Psychic probing with rancid rhetoric for sale!

Universe cities collide!

Green acres is the place to be...


Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

All of this seems intelligently designed. People are not animals. Why do we act like we live in a jungle?


:chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:


Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:45 AM

I suppose you've found the meaning in all the chaos. YOU are not an animal!




Posted 28 October 2018 - 04:49 PM

I suppose you've found the meaning in all the chaos. YOU are not an animal!

Posted 28 October 2018 - 04:44 PM

All of this seems intelligently designed. People are not animals. Why do we act like we live in a jungle?

Posted 27 October 2018 - 12:18 PM



Cultural studies? What about cultural applications:


Targeted Marketing

Traditions - a gathering of memes

Recognitio - recognition - knowing when to do the tradition.
Actio - thing you actually do.
Justificatio - justification for it.

Shades of Hegel

Rinse and repeat.




Cultural Implementations

Study Charlemagne: how he planned and implemented a cohesive structure for a New Jerusalem. Using St. Augustine's 'City of God' to re-imagine, design, and build a new political structure along with the Church. Laws and procedures take shape with remarkable foresight.

That's a beginning..

The models do remain. They've been improved with each generation but the foundations are still there.



Posted 27 October 2018 - 12:08 PM




Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:57 AM

Bring in some principals of legal moralism too. This brings small community standards to the larger whole? Where is the reasonable avoidability in that?

When does offense reach a point of restriction
for the whole instead of the geo political zones within?



Legal moralizm? The values being slowly introduced do seem to cause more bias and outburst than its supporters realize. Then again, maybe they do..


what galvanizes a society together other than political infighting or war?


giant building projects: water works of all sorts, pyramids of solid size, rockets to the moon...

...instill spirit into all of that and it'll grow.

Posted 03 October 2018 - 03:34 PM

A note for posterity....

If you didn’t know it already, the Battle of Plattsburgh (or Plattsburgh Bay, or Lake Champlain) occurred on September 11, 1814. The city is now celebrating the battle’s bicentennial with a wide range of events spanning August 29 through Sunday, September 14.

I was raised just 20 miles from Plattsburgh, but can recall no such celebrations during my childhood, and no mention of the battle in our history schoolbooks or classes. Now that I’m older, it’s interesting to note the genesis of such events and the pattern of popularity they undergo over the course of two centuries.

In 1814 and 1815, the victory at Plattsburgh was spectacularly famous. The young United States had suffered many embarrassing setbacks during the War of 1812, so the win itself was a big deal. Since the American forces were heavy underdogs at Plattsburgh, the feat was that much more impressive.

But closer to home, it was of monumental importance to regional residents from the Canadian border to Albany, and on to New York City. Had the invasion continued south of Plattsburgh, who knew how, or where, or even if the British would be stopped? There was a great sense of fear and panic, followed by widespread joy and relief at the news that the forces at Plattsburgh had prevailed. Year after year, parties and celebrations were held in honor of an important battle won.

To digress briefly … there are many who scoff at the War of 1812 for a variety of reasons, calling it forgettable, a mistake, insignificant, or a poor excuse for a war. Whether those assessments are accurate or not, it should always be remembered that no American military personnel in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Europe, or our own Civil War, were any more at risk than the forces that defended Plattsburgh and the nation. Firsthand accounts of Plattsburgh’s battles confirm this—from skirmishes to facing cannon fire at close quarters, with men killed and limbs severed. It was a hellish experience.

Events like those at Plattsburgh are honored for years to come, at least through the lifetime of surviving participants, and usually well into the lives of their offspring. We see it today, for example, more than a second generation away from World War II. Memorials are still held, but how many of today’s youth have a grasp on the realities of that conflict? How many know what the Holocaust was, and why the motto, “Never Forget,” became so important?


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