From the ancient Greek for equality in freedom of speech; an eclectic mix of thoughts, large and small
The Lion’s Gate
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Steven Pressfield has embraced his (secular) Jewish heritage and written a new book about the Six Day War, The Lion’s Gate. He discusses the process with his agent, and this bit on MiG-killers and the death burst caught my attention:
Slovenian Guest: That’s why watching TV all day long is so dangerous; it completely screws your reference points, to the point that people are not watching TV as much as they are looking at reality through it.
Jeff R.: I think Lord Acton had a simpler and more straightforward explanation for this phenomenon.
Grasspunk: You are a brave soul, Anomaly. Back in the early 90s I once let a fellow user of USENET’s aus.motorcycles crash at my place on his way up the east coast of Australia. That was one totally tedious evening. Then, of course, he showed up unannounced on his way back down the east coast.
Anomaly UK: Seriously, anyone who’s the sort of person who reads (or gets quoted by) Isegoria should ping me on twitter if they happen to find themselves stranded in Luton for an extended period (which can easily happen).
Anomaly UK: AAB, to be accurate, the reason Corbyn is in trouble is not because he supported Remain; it’s because he is suspected (probably correctly) of doing so only to sabotage it.
Anomaly UK: Damn, the real question is why I didn’t manage to bump into her.
David Foster: This phenomenon may also apply to passenger railroads. I understand that American passenger railcar standards require much more weight than do their European equivalents. While this may increase survivability in a crash (and even this is questionable, since apparently the European approach uses improved structural design methods), the added weight requires more horsepower to haul, hence higher fuel consumption, shorter train lengths feasible for a given locomotive consists…all mapping...
James James: See also: “Make Buses Dangerous” by Jeff Kaufman.