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by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

Since two of my favorite people have now taken issue with my statement about no culture being superior, let me clarify what I meant. If I say I agree with them, can I become one of your favorite people too? j/k You are also one of my favorite people, regardless of whether we happen to agree on this...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

I don't believe I've read the book, but anyway I am familiar with the proposition. I used to believe that the internet and peer to peer communications would free us. Now I'm not so sure it won't enslave us. We are beholden to electronic communications, and governments are for the most part able to ...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

Since two of my favorite people have now taken issue with my statement about no culture being superior, let me clarify what I meant. When I say no culture is superior, I mean that in the sense that there is no single superior culture . All cultures compete for legitimacy, coherence and durability, ...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: PPers Thoughts on 'The Sovereign Individual'

When I was in college, I sat in on a talk given by Davidson in 1991. He's an interesting guy. Sort of a "things are about to get a lot worse" kind of person, but people eat that stuff up. He has apparently had the same writing partner for years and I hadn't thought about him for a long time because ...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Strongtowns.org Antifragile series
Replies: 86
Views: 14108

Re: Strongtowns.org Antifragile series

I doubt if anyone cares, but this is the street I grew up on and that is the elementary school I went to at the end of the street in the distance. Driveway in the foreground on the right led to my crib. http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/streetview?size=640x640&pano=ayFlG4toC4NE4ZmQBfEgrQ&heading=2...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

What I will say is I'm OK with turnover if it is being done to solve a problem. If I learned anything in start-ups over the years, it's that personnel problems need to be taken care of immediately and not allowed to linger. The longer they go on, the worse it gets. It is classic "Fail fast" philoso...
by MediumTex
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

So I'll cast another vote for the idea that some cultures are simply better than others. I have to give the nod to cultures that generally produce high output and quality... Since two of my favorite people have now taken issue with my statement about no culture being superior, let me clarify what I...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: IBT financial journalist has clearly never heard of the HBPP...
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: IBT financial journalist has clearly never heard of the HBPP...

With regard to the Russian revolution...literally, the only part of it that survived was gold stored outside the country. Everything else, zero or confiscated. And you had to be smart enough to know when to leave, rich enough to have enough gold outside the country to survive on and connected enoug...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

MT, Thanks for your views. What do you think the impact of Hillary if elected and Donald if elected would be on: 1st Amendment I assume they both hate the 1st Amendment and would undermine it anywhere they could. Trump especially seems to have no patience for dissenting views. I love ya Tex, but I ...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

Honestly when I hear someone use the word racist, I just laugh. I was in Japan and they are very polite racists and like being Japanese. What a horrible existence! http://imgur.com/8OlRIzs.jpg Japan is really a great example of so many facets of what we think of as "racism." I think that tribalism ...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

As distinct from prejudice, yessir. As an avowed racist, I don't think I fit that description. If you have interest in increasing your understanding of racism and racists, feel free to ask me questions. Wouldn't "cultural elitist" or maybe "cultural purist" be a better term than "racist" for what y...
by MediumTex
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hate
Replies: 194
Views: 32113

Re: Hate

MT, Thanks for your views. What do you think the impact of Hillary if elected and Donald if elected would be on: 1st Amendment I assume they both hate the 1st Amendment and would undermine it anywhere they could. Trump especially seems to have no patience for dissenting views. 2nd Amendment Hillary...