Alrenous: If they’d managed to discipline Roger’s genius, he would have soon left for a job at a better company, with others of similar genius. Only reason such an apparently out-of-depth brain landed in that company was the bipolar.
Slovenian Guest: I saw a documentary on building sports arenas once, probably almost a decade ago, where they simulated the flow of people and came to the very same conclusion, round pillars. It also works on wider areas with several such pillars in a row.
Dawah Salafia: 1. Salafi theology is highly conservative and anti-jihadi, anti-political, so it is a central error to equate it with ISIS ideology. This is the Saudi-funded theology of many mosques throughout the West. 2. ISIS is not a grassroots movement. It was created in response to Iran-Syria issues by the Gulf States, much like they created the legions of OBL against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. In both cases, the Syrian rebels or Afghan jihadis had logistical and funding support from the Gulf...
Madera Verde: If left to their own devices would camels displace kangaroos? I had thought kangaroos were a pest species for similar reasons. Seems like there is a big giant vacuum in the Australian ecology that nature is ahboring big time.
Harold: I don’t know why, but when I read the article at the following link I thought of you: Why They Lost The Wheel. I leave the link as a comment to this post as it seems as good a place as any.
Don M.: Armor commanders in the 1970s reprimanded infantry commanders if they used reverse slope defenses: They thought with a moment’s thought they could convert from defender to attacker, and intended to dominate the enemy’s forward slope. Of course if you could attack, or had adequate fire to dominate the enemy’s forward slope, you wouldn’t be defending.
Toddy Cat: “Jones recommends six-year terms for the House and more autonomous agencies like the Fed.” Congratulations, Mr. Jones, you are a leading contender for the 2015 Mencius Moldbug award, for doing an outstanding job of identifying a real problem, and then coming up with an utterly inadequate or unworkable solution!
Victor: With an incumbency rate greater than 90%, I think House members already have six year terms, if not more.
Dan Kurt: Democracies self destruct. Fiddling with the machinery is just moving the deck chairs on the Titanic after it hit the berg.