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Thebusterbluth explains how highways destroy wealth : bestof. Mehworth comments on WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War so Halliburton Would Profit. /u/DashingLeech ELI5 in /r/politics the importance of unions in the free market. : bestof. The_Old_Gentleman comments on Anarcho-"Capitalism," as described by a mutualist's comment in /r/anarcho-capitalism. Thoughts? If You Can Manage To NOT Have To Live Through One Of These, You Are Lucky Indeed! Syncretism. Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.


Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology[edit] The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618. It derives from modern Latin syncretismus, drawing on Greek συγκρητισμός (synkretismos), meaning "Cretan federation". The Greek word occurs in Plutarch's (1st century AD) essay on "Fraternal Love" in his Moralia (2.490b). Social and political roles[edit] Religious syncretism[edit] Ancient Greece[edit] Judaism[edit] Roman world[edit] Christianity[edit] TIL that the Rhinoceros Party was a registered party in Canada led by Cornelius, a rhinoceros, and promised to repeal the law of gravity and change Canada's currency to bubble gum, so it could be inflated or deflated at will. : todayilearned.

I think an ideal society would be run by technocrats that heavily fund education, healthcare, and science. CMV : changemyview. George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’ Does anyone really believe Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, or Chris Christie can contend against Hillary Clinton?

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

The Time For Watered-Down And Effectively Meaningless Gun Laws Is Now. Yesterday, I took immediate action in the ongoing gun control debate by removing from a proposed firearms bill a provision banning assault weapons, all but ensuring that such a restriction will not be signed into law.

The Time For Watered-Down And Effectively Meaningless Gun Laws Is Now

In taking this bold step, I have effectively ensured that millions of deadly, military-grade firearms—much like the type used in recent mass shootings in Tucson, Aurora, and Sandy Hook—will remain legal and easily accessible to all Americans. TKelKhS.jpg (630×6103) Vintage Political Infographic – Capitalists Pyramid vintage-infographic-capitalist-pyramid –

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US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law. By Tom Carter 3 March 2012 Defend democratic rights!

US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law

Support the Socialist Equality Party election campaign! For more information and to get involved, click here. A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would expand existing anti-protest laws that make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by a lengthy prison term—to “enter or remain in” an area designated as “restricted.” The bill—H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011”—was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3). H.R. 347 expands an existing federal criminal statute – Title 18, Section 1752 of the United States Code, or the “restricted buildings or grounds” law.

Under existing law, the areas that qualify as “restricted” are defined in extremely vague and broad terms. Federal Judge: FDA Has No Authority Over Electronic Cigarettes. Judge Leon has ruled in the Smoking Everywhere and Njoy lawsuit against the FDA. He found that the electronic cigarette suppliers “are substantially likely to succeed on the merits and are likely to suffer irreparable harm if I do not return the parties to the status quo ante, their respective motions for preliminary injunction are GRANTED pending a final disposition of this case.” Judge Leon goes on to say, “This case appears to be yet another example of FDA’s aggressive efforts to regulate recreational tobacco products as drugs or devices under the FDCA.” This means the FDA can not legally stop the importation of electronic cigarettes in to the United States by Smoking Everywhere or NJoy.

Ross Perot. With an estimated net worth of about US$3.5 billion in 2012, he is ranked by Forbes as the 134th-richest person in the United States.[1] Early life[edit] From 1947 to 1949, he attended Texarkana Junior College, then entered the U.S.

Ross Perot

Naval Academy in 1949 and helped establish its honor system.[8][10] Perot said his appointment notice to the academy—sent by telegram—was sent by W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, Texas' 34th governor and former senator.[11] Griswold v. Connecticut. Griswold v.

Griswold v. Connecticut

Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965),[1] is a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut statute that prohibits any person from using "any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception. " By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy". Although the Bill of Rights does not explicitly mention "privacy", Justice William O.


Personhood: Is a Fetus a Human Being? Chlorine - Why is Chlorine Added to Tap Water? Dear EarthTalk: Why is chlorine added to tap water?

Chlorine - Why is Chlorine Added to Tap Water?

Do water filters effectively filter it out? -- J.P. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Understanding the Constitution of the United States Presented to the Leadership Conference of the Office of Personnel Management By The Hon.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

John Charles Thomas* We are going to have some fun today talking about the Constitution of the United States. We will try to make you see that in your daily living as officers of the United States Government and as citizens of this nation, the Constitution is something worth thinking about. 'Charleston Dandy' Stephen Colbert not South Carolina moms' favorite son (video) Jan 17, 2012 Stephen Colbert brought his ongoing and ingenious presidential political theater to a CafeMom-sponsored “coffee break” town hall in South Carolina yesterday, and the reception was less than congenial.

'Charleston Dandy' Stephen Colbert not South Carolina moms' favorite son (video)

SOPA initiative/Learn more. How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation. Cyber Letters > Lecithin and Ginkgo Biloba. Date: April 8, 2004.

Cyber Letters > Lecithin and Ginkgo Biloba

Dietary Supplements. FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients. FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering "conventional" foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA): Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients are prohibited from marketing products that are adulterated or misbranded. The Siege of Planned Parenthood. When the Government bans Pimps selling Women, aren't they crushing the entrepreneurial spirit of Job Creators.

Arab Spring. The protests have shared some techniques of civil resistance in sustained campaigns involving strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies, as well as the effective use of social media[20][21] to organize, communicate, and raise awareness in the face of state attempts at repression and Internet censorship.[22][23] Many Arab Spring demonstrations have been met with violent responses from authorities,[24][25][26] as well as from pro-government militias and counter-demonstrators. These attacks have been answered with violence from protestors in some cases.[27][28][29] A major slogan of the demonstrators in the Arab world has been Ash-sha`b yurid isqat an-nizam ("the people want to bring down the regime").[30] Etymology[edit]

We the People: Your Voice in Our Government. About > SOPA. Thanks to the unprecedented efforts of craigslist users and other concerned citizens this week, movement on PIPA and SOPA has been indefinitely postponed! Word has it that Congress had never before received so many calls and emails regarding any issue whatsoever. Political Activity (Hatch Act) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Information theory. Republican democracy. A democratic republic is, strictly speaking, a country that is both a republic and a democracy. Subsidiarity. Grassroots democracy. Grassroots democracy is a tendency towards designing political processes where as much decision-making authority as practical is shifted to the organization's lowest geographic level of organization: principle of subsidiarity.

Cybernetics. Sociocracy.