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by Bjinse on Mon Jul 30th, 2018 at 08:50:56 PM EST
I read this, Xenophon, Oeconomicus, some years ago (one of the Brads made a mountain of the word from some trivial Adam Smith quote), perhaps in the midst of the Panic of '08. The title was alluring. The innerboobs was full of ...confusion about the source of and remedies for westworld's economic ills. (There was a UID among the CA Cohort of Petty Landlords who insisted the cause lay in fetal alcohol syndrome AND the EUR.) Or maybe it was a few years later amid trash talk about stores of value in precious metals (PMs); I wanted to located historical volumes of silver (and its lethal smelt wastes) and recall what impetus (beside debasement of the coin) might have propelled continental adventurers to "discover" FRESH! BOUNTIFUL! deposits of gold (beyond "Asia Minor," Aegean, and Mediterranean). Anyhoo, I recovered an unintentionally funny part of a conspiracy to render current and future funding of epigenetic research utterly useless.
"Well, one day, Socrates, I noticed that her face was made up: she had rubbed in white lead in order to look even whiter than she is, and alkanet juice to heighten the rosy colour of her cheeks; and she was wearing boots with thick soles to increase her height. [3] So I said to her, "Tell me, my dear, how should I appear more worthy of your love as a partner in our goods, by disclosing to you our belongings just as they are, without boasting of imaginary possessions or concealing any part of what we have, or by trying to trick you with an exaggerated account, showing you bad money and gilt necklaces and describing clothes that will fade as real purple?"
Made a "friend" in Xenophon, ever the pragmatist (by comparison to his peers) I further discovered and digressed at length in investigation of that cohort.

So I did not until the other night examine the supposition that neither the Romans nor the Greeks suffered from lead poisoning. My investigation of (free) innerboob references is hardly exhaustive but seems immediately to offer more rhetorical than scientific, explanations as to why my contemporaries are as little bothered as Mr Franklin by toxicology and expediency which poisons what one holds to esteem.

(a) History of Toxicology and Environmental Health: Toxicology in Antiquity
A great portion of this concerns semantic purposes and application, or the ambiguity of the word: remedy or poison. I recommend its reading in order to fully appreciate the err exacting application of the reference text to calculate pathologies of lead poisoning and its incidence in the final 50 pages.

Heavy Metals

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 09:04:33 PM EST
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A contemporary parable, Pandorum, in which a ship of colonists leaves earth for a paradise, lands, and awakens 900 years later to an ungodly portion of "evolved" passengers.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 10:00:00 PM EST
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"But of any application of lead in history, lead in gasoline has poisoned the entire globe, has literally dumbed the world and caused morbidity and mortality."
"Of course. This is America. This is the 21st century. This is not 19th century London with a cholera epidemic. This is Michigan. We are literally next to the largest source of freshwater in the world. But even me, who is not naive to government, there are rules, regulations, people holding test tubes in their hands making sure our water is safe. Who doesn't expect that when you turn on your tap, that your water is okay? And despite all of that, despite hearing reports of bacteria, cholera and odor - and all of these other things that came up since Flint switched its water source to the Flint River, everybody was telling us the water was okay."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 at 12:59:38 PM EST
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She was placed in solitary confinement, is under round-the-clock surveillance... It is very cold in the cell where the Russian is kept, the food ration is meager. Unlike other prisoners, Maria Butina is deprived of the possibility to stroll outdoors" ...
Human Rights and International Law
The United States Is The Largest Prison Camp In The World
The United States Criminal Justice System Violates Human Rights

["]Søren Korsgaard["]

The US criminal justice system has a long history, continuing to this day, of systematically violating prisoners' human rights and, hence, international law. ...

Can't argue with that. Or can you?
In Shielding US from Legal Obligations, Kavanaugh Conflates International Law with Foreign Laws

received wisdom, 2010
Paul Roberts, "economist" and WSJ editor, has finally gone off the rails, 2009

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 at 09:35:43 PM EST
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Rikers Island, 2011
Rikers Island, 1995
Rikers Island, 1970

:: 2018
As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

As organizers across the country step up preparations for the August 21st prison strike, prison officials and administrations will also be making plans for how to respond. Recent weeks have seen what appears to be a co-ordinated campaign of repression against prominent figures associated with the 2016 prison strike.

Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan, a key figure in the 2016 strike who was thrown into solitary in September 2016 on the basis of clearly false accusations, has just been thrown into solitary confinement again, and Ohio IWOC are organizing to support him. ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 at 11:14:27 PM EST
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