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  •  Bumped.. but this diary is wayyy too long (2+ / 0-)
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    quill, enhydra lutris

    hopefully I'll be able to fully read it later today.

    "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

    by Superpole on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 06:33:10 AM PDT

    •  yeah, sorry for the length . . . (4+ / 0-)

      Some of the following chapters will be pretty long too, and some of them have a bit of math in them.

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 06:39:01 AM PDT

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      •  Usually the length would (5+ / 0-)

        bother me, but it is necessary here.  Excellent work.  Very clear.  You have taken complexity and made is understandable.  I plan to buy your book.  Very impressive work.  Not every concept can be reduced to a PowerPoint or short blog post.  Your length was necessary to explain it.

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        by TomP on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 08:29:40 AM PDT

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        •  one of the best compliments I ever got came from (4+ / 0-)

          a third-grader at a reptile show I was doing (I used to make my living doing live-animal shows for school classes)  after I told him what "cold-blooded" means--and he told me I was a "good splainer".  ;)

          Alas, I have found that when many leftists talk about things, their real intent is just to show that they know things better than anyone else does so there, rather than actually trying to communicate ideas--that's why they like all the jargon and phraseology. I always found that rather silly.

          In the end, reality always wins.

          by Lenny Flank on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 08:45:09 AM PDT

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          •  Yes, especially here. Ego-trips (2+ / 0-)
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            don't make change.  I have always thought that the "smartest" people were the ones who could take complexity and communicate it so others could understand.  In any event, the object is to change the world, not show others how "smart" we are.  You did a great job here with Hagel and surplus value.  I look forward to the rest of this series.

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            by TomP on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 08:50:26 AM PDT

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        •  I could maybe have broken it up into sections (2+ / 0-)
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          and posted those separately, but this series is already 12 parts long, and I don't want to be posting it all month long.  ;)

          In the end, reality always wins.

          by Lenny Flank on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 08:46:55 AM PDT

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