We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If an hotel opened with a rainwater collection system on the roof, a Japanese Isotope reactor in the basement, management that forswear compliance with any minimum wage guidelines and issued complimentary (loaner) firearms to all adults over the age of 18.
The article on cooking machines was so brilliant I didn't know whether she was kidding or educating me. I couldn't tell if I should have been nodding my head in agreement or laughing. Good job!
Also, being very poor and living outside a city we had a well but we collected rainwater for such things as bathing and washing clothes. Now I collect it to water the flowers in the yard of my mansion, but since I live in a state that loves freedom I don't think I'll be arrested.
Saw this last night at the [urlhttp://www.adamsmith.org/blog/miscellaneous/the-dark-history-of-the-minimum-wage/]Adam Smith Institute[/url]:
“Progressive economists, like their neoclassical critics,” Leonard explains, “believed that binding minimum wages would cause job losses. However, the progressive economists also believed that the job loss induced by minimum wages was a social benefit, as it performed the eugenic service ridding the labor force of the ‘unemployable.’”
"The Privilege of Checking White Privilege"
This creates a very hostile prejudice and racial environment in colleges. This is intentional racial harrassment and discrimination. This effort to implement a neo-KKK is contrary to the letter and the intent of Title VI of the civil rights act of 1964. In my humble opinion the colleges better hope some federal judge puts a stop to it before this becomes a class action lawsuit with dozens of attorneys going for big settlements against these schools. I am amazed that lawyers for the colleges or even simple common sense hasn't prevailed to nip this in the bud. This amounts to hateful actions by racist hate groups and needs to be stopped.
Perhaps some of our betters are beginning to see the light?
Hail EPA! Hail Caesar! When You’ve Lost Larry Tribe…
“EPA is attempting an unconstitutional trifecta — usurping the prerogatives of the states, the Congress and the federal courts all at once,” he continued. “Burning the Constitution of the United States … cannot be a part of our national energy policy.”
Organisations can make whatever speech and grammar rules they want and call them best. If you want what they have, such as publication in their journals, jobs at their facilities, or subtler things like respect or approval, you will learn to write and speak that way intuitively, even if it was not your mother-dialect.
That's not "correct" in anything other than a practical way, however. Language and grammar change too quickly for rules to hold very long. We like the rules from Aunt Agatha's time and enshrine them with a special cachet. Yet she had her own Aunta Agatha, thought she followed her exactly, but it was not so. No one in America speaks according to The Rules, not even slightly-obsessive persons such as I. Nor should they.
Precision and clarity should be the aims.
Assistant Village Idiot
17 killed in act of "random violence" in Tunisia. Sounds like the victims were mostly tourists.
"There Is No ‘Proper English’ Never mind the grammar scolds. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak"
Phooey. Same old, same old. It is really sad. It is just an excuse to keep the lower classes down by not teaching them how to communicate with the wider world.
The explanation of the problem with the garbage peddled by Mr. Kamm is set forth in Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion." I am sure that you can find the musical version "My Fair Lady" on most streaming services.