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Diaries published: 4 (166 days since last diary on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM PST)

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Most Recommended Diary: One Hundred Years Old: The Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, 30 comments, 34 recommends

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One of the several idiosyncratic gripes I have about the world is what I have called the there-ought-to-be-a-law phenomenon. This is the name I give to our tendency to see legislation of new laws as ...
by phaktor
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM PST with 34 Recommends
This diary was deleted by the author after some reflection because it could have been interpreted as obscenity by some readers who (through no fault of their own) had either no time or no ...
by phaktor
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 09:31 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
It's over. We screwed up again, and it was our last chance. Although this shaky coalition of people who logged onto computers at the birth of the user-friendly internet were able to have a sort of ...
by phaktor
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 01:43 PM PST with 1 Recommend
It is a peculiar word: Compromise. Webster's dictionary provides essentially three definitions. The first two are really close to each other, and represent what most of us think of when told that ...
by phaktor
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 08:01 PM PDT with 1 Recommend

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