Blog entries from Macrobius

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    http://thebeerbarrel.net/threads/online-course-on-aristotle-scholasticism-and-the-quadrivium-starting-2013-2014.25073/#post-160806 The Aristotelian-Aquinas tradition is one thread of Western culture. Alasdair MacIntyre, in his Three Traditions, laid out as well as the Augustinian-Aristotelian, the Scottish Enlightenment’s Encyclopedism, and Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals tradition, as decisive...
    Macrobius, Nov 17, 2013
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/06/26/the_supreme_court_and_the_end_of_gay_marriage_bans.html Scalia gives a sigworthy reply: By general agreement, the strangest read in the United States v. Windsor decision—the one that neuters the Defense of Marriage Act—comes at the start of Antonin Scalia's dissent. We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under...
    Macrobius, Jun 27, 2013
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    http://support.weremight.com/whitespace/blog/view/445/analysis-of-boundless-informant I've waited a week to poast my comments on this topic, hoping for moar information -- but very little is forthcoming. To recap the 'PRISM' affair -- there seem to be several different claims: (1) that the NSA can read what you type in real time [oral interviews only] (2) that major companies are cooperating in...
    Macrobius, Jun 17, 2013
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    That's the discussion at Previous Dissent: http://previousdissent.com/forums/showthread.php?17631-George-Zimmerman’s-Real-Crime-Against-Trayvon-Martin My comment: Originally Posted by roho [IMG] I saw that........I would not call Hannity if my life depended on it!........I hope he loves Patagonia and catches big trout on an 8 weight flyrod, shoots ducks in Argentina, goes on driven dove...
    Macrobius, Apr 10, 2012
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    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295591/re-derb-mark-steyn Mark Steyn writes: Andy, for what it’s worth, I regret the loss of John Derbyshire to National Review. Short version: Didn’t like the piece, but don’t think NR should have hustled him into the drive-thru guillotine on the basis of 24 hours of hysteria from the Internet’s sans-culottes. Longer version: I didn’t agree with Derb...
    Macrobius, Apr 9, 2012
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    http://previousdissent.com/forums/showthread.php?17859-The-Wisdom-of-the-White-Race&p=24595#post24595 Nosce Tempus 'Cada cosa en su tiempo y nabos en Adviento,' everything in its season and Turnips in Advent. http://books.google.com/books?id=5EEAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage#PPA169,M1 And if you don't like Turnip Greens with vinegar, or know what Advent is, 'sucks to be you'. Gallus in suo...
    Macrobius, Apr 8, 2012
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    Here is the word of the day: mainbour -- the ineffable, charismatic, manly power that emanates from a feudal lord... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vassal In fully-developed vassalage, a commendation ceremony, composed of homage and fealty with solemnity adapted from formulas of Christian sacraments eventually made its appearance. Such elegant refinements were not in evidence at the outset,...
    Macrobius, Apr 7, 2012
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    First up: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=gewgaw gewgaw [IMG] early 13c., giuegaue, contemptuous reduplication, possibly connected with O.Fr. gogue "rejoicing, jubilation; joke, prank, mockery, game;" or jou-jou "toy," baby-talk word, from jouer "to play," from L. jocare (see joke). See also: Gew-Gogue and Gew-Magogue
    Macrobius, Apr 7, 2012
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    http://previousdissent.com/forums/showthread.php?17811-The-Beer-Barrel-Has-a-New-Look They went with Xenforo, which is sort of a modern version of vBulletin (the board software we use here) -- done by former employees of vBulletin, in fact. You can see there new setup here: http://thebeerbarrel.net/portal/ The Beer Barrel is jaybird's second forum -- more or less a schism of his first, Stumble...
    Macrobius, Apr 6, 2012