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The Yudkowsky-Moore Law

May 02nd, 2016 by Vader

Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.

Sadly, it has an equally alarming corollary.

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May 02nd, 2016 10:10:20

Graft

April 05th, 2016 by Patrick Henry

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April 05th, 2016 14:40:38

Totalitarianism, in a nutshell

April 04th, 2016 by Vader

“I don’t believe in charities …”

It’s not the stormtroopers per se. They’re just the means to an end. That end is the destruction of civil society to make room for Leviathan.

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April 04th, 2016 08:46:21

Another Take on Trump

March 27th, 2016 by Bookslinger

Scott Adams has the best explanation of Trump that I’ve read. Adams has been mostly accurate in his predictions too.

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/139541975641/the-trump-master-persuader-index-and-reading-list

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March 27th, 2016 16:30:02

The worst part of this election season

March 23rd, 2016 by Vader

Is how many of my interactions online, even with old friends with whom I usually agree, have become testy.

It is very tempting to withdraw into my meditation chamber and not come out until December.

But that won’t pay the bills, so I remind myself that there is no salvation in politics.

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March 23rd, 2016 13:22:39

Angina Monologue 29

March 21st, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty didn’t come to breakfast the other day.

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March 21st, 2016 14:08:46

Trump and free trade

March 15th, 2016 by Vader

It is now a commonplace that Trump has attracted a following only because there is a lot of legitimate anger out there.

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March 15th, 2016 10:59:06

“The Cloud People And The Ground People”

March 11th, 2016 by Vader

More thoughts on the theme that we have the worst elite in our history.

Take the time to click through some of the links. Particularly the link on things overhead at Whole Foods.

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March 11th, 2016 09:31:47

An open letter to Trump supporters and the other Republican candidates

March 05th, 2016 by The Junior Ganymede

The Junior Ganymede is pleased to present another guest post by Kent G. Budge.

Obligatory disclaimer: This post does not necessarily represent the views of all the contributors to The Junior Ganymede.

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March 05th, 2016 13:25:07

Angina Monologue 28

February 19th, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty has been much preoccupied lately.

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February 19th, 2016 09:18:46

Democracy, defined

February 04th, 2016 by Vader

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February 04th, 2016 11:28:07

There is no salvation in politics

February 03rd, 2016 by Vader

I just needed to remind myself of that. And I figured y’all, fellow contributors and readers, might appreciate the reminder as well.

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February 03rd, 2016 14:08:06

His Majesty Reviews: Modern Times

January 11th, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty has joined a book club.

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January 11th, 2016 04:23:21

Angina Monologue 27

December 30th, 2015 by Vader

Christmas seems to bring out the child in all of us.

So perhaps it should not have surprised me to find His Majesty playing with Tinker toys this morning.

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December 30th, 2015 15:53:03

The sorcerer’s apprentice

December 23rd, 2015 by Vader

On the dangers of mass movements:

… In fact Gandhi’s own ashram, with his own very expensive ‘simple’ tastes and innumerable ‘secretaries’ and handmaidens, had to be heavily subsidized by three merchant princes. As one of his circle observed: ‘It costs a great deal of money to keep Gandhiji living in poverty.’

… The events of 1920-1 indicated that though he could bring a mass-movement into existence, he could not control it. Yet he continued to play the sorcerer’s apprentice, while the casualty bill mounted into hundreds ,then thousands, then tens of thousands and the risks of a gigantic sectarian and racial explosion accumulated. This blindness to the law of probability in a bitterly divided sub-continent made nonsense of Gandhi’s professions that he would not take life in any circumstances.

— Paul Johnson, Modern Times

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December 23rd, 2015 19:47:01