The word ‘radical’ derives from the Latin word for root. Therefore, if you want to get to the root of anything, you must be radical. It is no accident that the word has now been totally demonized by our masters, and no one in politics dares even to use the word favorably, much less track ANY problem to its root. But then a ruling class that has been able to demonize the word “liberal” is a master at controlling—indeed stifling—any criticism of itself. ‘Liberal’ comes from the Latin ‘liberalis’, which means pertaining to a free man.
We surrender. From the Gothamist:
Several tipsters have sent us photos of the flags, which upon closer inspection appear to be whitewashed or weathered American flags. So maybe it’s America that’s “over,” not Brooklyn?
One passerby, Rick Bruner, says, “I ride my bike over most every morning and the normal flags are not faded, so this is definitely something different. I didn’t know if it was for a protest or a movie?”
The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.
Good lord, we’re France!
From The Marion Star:
Darin Welker is facing a citation and a hearing in Coshocton Municipal Court for owning 14 ducks, as they are in violation of a village ordinance.
Welker, who lives on Grandview Street in West Lafayette, was cited June 23 with a minor misdemeanor. He said he uses the ducks for therapy after being wounded in 2005 in Iraq and should be allowed to keep them…
“I came back (from Iraq) with a major back injury, and between the back injury and the (post-traumatic stress disorder) that I also brought home, there were numerous problems,” Welker said…
“Taking care of them is both mental and physical therapy,” he said. “(Watching them) keeps you entertained for hours at a time.”
Welker hasn’t worked outside his military service since 2000, he said.
The law in West Lafayette about farm animals kept within the village was adopted in 2010.
The relevant section states no “chickens, turkeys, ducks, live poultry or fowl of any kind, horses, ponies, cows, calves, goats, sheep, or live animals of any kind except dogs, cats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds or mice shall be kept in the Village. No person shall keep or harbor rabbits which cause inconvenience or annoyance to persons of ordinary sensibilities by smell, unsightly housing, or trespass, or which cause damage to the property of others.”
From their article, Estonia Takes the Plunge, they write:
…That has left a gap in the global market—one that Estonia hopes to fill. Starting later this year, it will issue ID cards to non-resident “satellite Estonians”, thereby creating a global, government-standard digital identity. Applicants will pay a small fee, probably around €30-50 ($41-68), and provide the same biometric data and documents as Estonian residents. If all is in order, a card will be issued, or its virtual equivalent on a smartphone (held on a special secure module in the SIM card).
Some good ideas never take off because too few people embrace them. And with just 1.3m residents, Estonia is a tiddler—even with the 10m satellite Estonians the government hopes to add over the next decade. What may provide the necessary scale is a European Union rule soon to come into force that will require member states to accept each others’ digital IDs. That means non-resident holders of Estonian IDs, wherever they are, will be able not only to send each other encrypted e-mail and to prove their identity to web-service providers who accept government-issued identities, but also to do business with governments anywhere in the EU.
This whole article is transphobic. Trans people’s identity isn’t a disease. Just because I have a penis doesn’t make me any less of a woman.
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Based on this Harvard Study, New York City is among the most unhappy places in the nation, as are the entirety of New Jersey, Philadelphia, Detroit and Los Angeles. Other notable mentions include large parts of Indiana centered around Gary and Seattle, Washington. Well, with all the rain, who can blame them. This study controls for demographics, and concludes that the reasons have more to do with decay than any area’s relative wealth.
The residents of declining cities report less happiness than other Americans. Although this unhappiness is at least as strong among new residents of such places as long-term residents, some people continue to move to these areas. These areas also seem to have been less happy historically during the era in which these now-declining cities prospered.