Expressed in what form? As random remarks over a cup of coffee
Sure. Just install it on Amazon Echo and leave it in the office. A few pallets of Beanie Babies might show up once in a while for no good reason, but you'll get the job done.
Apparently, they're conducting studies now.
I don't define achievement as the exertion of power over others.
The Patriots won. It was an achievement. I may not like it; but I'm not oppressed because of that.
Perhaps that's a bad example because they had to exert power over a tiny percentage of the population in order to win. How about a math test? It's not explicitly a competition--getting 100% is an achievement, even if the other students don't know you got it. Many others will not get a perfect score. You did better than them--and it's funny that I have to point this out: there's nothing wrong with that.
Absolute equality is probably just as bad as extreme concentration. I don't think anybody is seriously proposing that we target perfect equality, except Marxist ideologues.
The problem with absolute equality is the enforcement mechanism and the way it tends to crush the spirit of anybody who desires to achieve.
The problem with wealth concentration in the upper tiers is that it leads to *power* concentration in the upper tiers--government by the wealthy, ie, oligarchy.
I think it's often the case that the optimal position is somewhere in the middle. When wealth is concentrated in the upper tiers, a move towards absolute equality seems appealing, but only in the way that moving towards a fire seems appealing when it's freezing.
I love the Apollo 8 patch. That's a logo designer's dream. It practically designed itself. I almost wonder if they made sure it wasn't 7 or 9 just so they could do that.
Anyway, that mission made sense as a stepping stone to landing on the Moon. Doing it again *sort of* makes sense just to dip our toes back into something other than LEO operations... but if Mars is the next target maybe other missions are more logical steps...
Hopefully not. I wish him the best of luck; but if he ends up as an unkempt recluse I won't be surprised. With a little luck, maybe I can figure out where he will be hitch-hiking... or maybe not.
If it will make you feel any better, just imagine that beavers did it.
Last night on the news there was also a story about some Arby's being picketed because they hadn't paid their employees. Are these guys asleep at the switch or something?
I just need enough to tide me over until I need more. -- Bill Hoest