Graham: Japanese toilets have been international legends since at least this moment on the Simpsons: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=BPLrNWAsBWU As for the rest, I would endorse embracing all manner of Japanese government policies and many cultural norms, but I don’t think I would want my country [Canada] to imitate everything about Japan. We may none of us ever have been quite as efficient or self- and socially-disciplined, but I dimly recall a time when Canada, the UK and [I must presume] even...
Bob Sykes: Japan enjoys a high IQ, racially homogeneous population. Scandinavia used to have the same advantages. The US suffers from the opposite.
Mikeski: At first, I was all… (duty_calls.png) And then I was… (iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg ) A brilliant pun on one of my pet spelling peeves. Well played, sir.
Tim: Thanks Kent, I was resisting being the spelling Nazi.
Isegoria: It’s obvious after someone points it out, right?
Kent: So you’re saying rain actually increased liquidity? ;-)
Graham: A favourite site for me in those years. So rich in content, thought and clarity. I missed his work when he left that world. I didn’t even know this site back then, nor Cold Fury, who also reported Mr. Den Beste’s passing. Funny how the web works that I should have followed so many kindred sites then and missed others until the last few years. I find it curiously gratifying that sites I follow now and was ignorant of then, were nevertheless working at the same time and conversing with...
Sam J.: Our money supply system is stupid. A child can see it’s stupid. All money is created as debt so to pay off the interest you have to have more money…created with more debt. Simple arithmetic will show you that the interest portion will grow to unsustainable levels as the debt compounds. Maybe this is the reason we are suffering so. Mass interest and debt accumulation. The people in control of the FED and other central bank owners are allowed to create any amount of currency while...
Isegoria: It turns out Borepatch is a long-time fan, too — and he got a comment from Den Beste!
Allen: He really was great. I’m no engineer and he made it interesting to me