“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
I see three fully at peace and met by a light.ReplyDelete
yeah, let's not stop these fools from having thermonuclear weapons..ReplyDelete
As much as those "to hell in a handbasket" stories grip our attention, we need to remember this:ReplyDelete
In other words, to purchase those 11 basic household appliances in 1973 would have taken 551.1 hours of work, 13.8 weeks or 3.4 months working full-time at the average hourly wage in 1973. To purchase those same eleven appliances in 2009 would have only taken 171 hours of work, or 4.3 weeks or 1.1 month. Or the typical worker in 1973 would have had to work from January 1 until the second week of April to earn enough income to purchase those 11 appliances (pre-tax), whereas a worker today would only have to work from January 1 until the first few days of February to earn income for those appliances.
Ghazali prescribed religious formulas that the man is to recite during the sex act itself and when he achieves orgasmReplyDelete
Subduing Women's Sexuality
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and This sad story--Ohio imposes Sharia on a Muslim Girl.
Of course, one must have a job to derive the benefit. Since approximately 18% of America's workers are now in some sort of subpar employment status, the glowing statistics are probably meaningless.ReplyDelete
Today's paper relates that the cost to the FDIC in taking over failed banks in Georgia is about 3 times as expensive per unit as the S&L crisis some decades ago. Consequently, FDIC is having liquidity problems of its own.
Personally, I believe the country is bankrupt, but remains in a state of denial.
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