More random stuff

* Mike Gravel has been my favorite of the presidential candidates, but he was left out from both the MSNBC and the CNN debates. This is a very sad thing, because I find it manipulative. Most Americans don’t even know who Gravel is because of that.

* I was watching a documentary the other night on ancient Athens. It’s a bit disconcerting how democracies fail. Same thing with Rome. Apparently, they don’t seem to last more than 150-200 years, and then it falls to totalitarianism. Call me a negative egg, but I don’t think that our world will enjoy representative democracy for much longer.

* Comcast added a bunch of HD channels on their listing (including History and National Geographic). Unfortunately, no SciFi Channel though, so no “Razor” in HD this week…

* Going back to the Village of Squah this weekend. I hope the weather will be good so I shoot some nature video. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.

2 Comments »

prairiedock wrote on November 23rd, 2007 at 6:48 AM PST:

Representative democracy (with Parliamentary Sovereignty) in Great Britain goes back at least to the Act of Union in 1705 and arguably further.

That’s more than 300 years and counting.


Marshall wrote on November 30th, 2007 at 8:59 PM PST:

Democracy —-> Oligarchy. Obviously we are in the transition stage into Oligarchy. ya awesome


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