8 thoughts on “Blog Upgrade”

  1. We all love the process of creative destruction around here, and accept its localized negative consequences. Now, with the Legend Screed System, Jonathan can generate posts automatically.

    And the rest of us will all be fired, though I understand there will be a transition period.

    I can hardly wait have him set it on the “ranting screed” setting and see what comes out.

  2. The conclusion reached is that the realization of the objective of tolerance would call for intolerance toward prevailing policies, attitudes, opinions, and the extension of tolerance to policies, attitudes, and opinions which are outlawed or suppressed. In other words, today tolerance appears again as what it was in its origins, at the beginning of the modern period–a partisan goal, a subversive liberating notion and practice. Conversely, what is proclaimed and practiced as tolerance today, is in many of its most effective manifestations serving the cause of oppression.

    In 1976 the Ford administration “endorsed Iranian plans to build a massive nuclear energy industry, but also worked hard to complete a multibillion-dollar deal that would have given Teheran control of large quantities of plutonium and enriched uranium — the two pathways to a nuclear bomb”, Linzer wrote. The top planners of the Bush administration, who are now denouncing these programmes, were then in key national security posts: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz.

    The Reagan administration then supported Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran, providing him with military and other aid that helped him slaughter hundreds of thousands of Iranians (along with Iraqi Kurds). Then came President Clinton’s harsh sanctions, followed by Bush’s threats to attack Iran — themselves a serious breach of the UN charter.

    Last month the Bush administration conditionally agreed to join its European allies in direct talks with Iran, but

  3. Dude, you have to have it set on the libertarian/conservative setting. Set the Leftist scale all the way to zero. Also, set the WordScrambler function to throw in some economics terminology and computer lingo. Also, the sumbitch is ornery if you don’t get a very large initial supply of linguistic feedstock that it can work with. I say feed it a bunch of Victorian and Edwardian historians to give it a good-sized base vocabularly, that will have a distinctive tone, as a foundation. Also the complete works of Hayek, which you will have to scan in manually. Then work up from there.

  4. And I say feed it with a Georgia redneck with an edumacation. (I’m a Virginia redneck with an edumaction, so I count almost as a Yankee to those folks).

  5. “You seem to have some experience with this system.”

    I’ve generated most of my recent posts on it.

    I considered outsourcing to India, but this seems to be cheaper.

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