John Quincy Adams on American Policy:

Posted by admin on June 25, 2014 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:08 AM … John Quincy Adams on American Policy: “Whenever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and […]

The First Carbon Nanotube Computer

Posted by admin on October 9, 2013 in Computers, from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Technology |
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<http://www.technologyreview.com/news/519421/the-first-carbon-nanotube-computer/> “Materials News The First Carbon Nanotube Computer A carbon nanotube computer processor is comparable to a chip from the early 1970s, and may be the first step beyond silicon electronics. By Katherine Bourzac on September 25, 2013 . For the first time, researchers have built a computer whose central processor is based entirely on […]

Origination Clause, Article 1, Section 7 of the US Constitution

Posted by admin on October 4, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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(My only disagreement with the following writer is over the fact that he was so late in coming to the table. -hh … excerpted from: http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=15585) Origination Clause Jerry, I’d been mildly against the current House Republican confrontation over delaying Obamacare, on the grounds that it’s a worthwhile goal but I wasn’t at all sure it […]

Mainstreaming Special-Ed

Posted by admin on August 8, 2013 in Education, from Jerry Pournelle's blog |
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:21 AM Posted: August 5, 2013, 3:38 pm – Last updated: August 5, 2013, 10:51 pm From <http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=14866>   … I start with the proposition that the first thing to do is to repeal the Individuals with Disabilities and the Education for all Handicapped Children Acts. The matter should be returned to […]

Mainstreaming Special-Ed (Continued)

Posted by admin on August 7, 2013 in Education, from Jerry Pournelle's blog |
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(From Jerry Pournelle’s blog, Chaos Manor) Wednesday, August 07, 2013 6:25 AM This exchange was in last night’s mail: Childless Taxpayers Funding Schools It is a common misconception that it is somehow unfair for childless people to pay taxes that fund schools. In fact, everyone who pays school taxes is simply re-paying the cost of their […]

CARBON DIOXIDE SOURCE

Posted by admin on July 16, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=14634 … Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology. Born 12 February 1946 (age […]

Agriculture Department tells magician to write disaster plan for his rabbit

Posted by admin on July 2, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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From Pournelle: http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=14471   By Jessica Chasmar – The Washington Times – Monday, July 1, 2013 Magician Marty Hahne didn’t think things could get any more harebrained after the U.S Department of Agriculture harassed him for using an unlicensed rabbit in his magic shows two years ago. Now, the agency is demanding he draw up a […]

WAR – excerpt from Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor

Posted by admin on June 14, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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Go back a few years. Imagine a CIA plot to get Iran which considers us the Great Satan and hates us, to declare war on al Qaeda and expend blood and treasure on exterminating al Qaeda – which long ago declared war on us, and which is the most easily defined enemy in our War […]

The Cost of our government energy policy

Posted by admin on June 13, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics, Technology |
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  … From Access to Energy “Government energy suppression has cost the American people the greatest windfall of prosperity ever offered to any civilization in human history. “Had the government not suppressed the development of nuclear power, our national gross domestic product would be more than double its current value and the standard of living of […]

Snippets from Jerry Pournelle’s blog, Chaos Manor, 6-10-13

Posted by admin on June 11, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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… On the data collection scandal: SUBJ: Six lines . . . “If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.” – Cardinal Richelieu And now your every email and every board posting are available for the amusement […]

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