Daily Topics - Friday December 20th, 2013

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mathboy 9 years 23 weeks ago

I just had a thought for messaging. Republicans call high taxes on rich people punishing success. I would call it punishing excess. Success is getting ahead in the race. Excess, is getting ahead and then building a wall blocking everyone else from competing.

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mathboy 9 years 23 weeks ago

It turns out that the idea of low calorie intake leading to low metabolism leading to long lifespan goes back at least as far as the 1959 B movie The Killer Shrews. This sci-fi concept had very little to do with the plot, which was pretty much the same as Jurassic Park.

I happen to have found this out only because the movie was sent up by Mystery Science Theater 3000, and I watched it on DVD recently.

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mathboy 9 years 23 weeks ago

I now see the gift giving of Christmas as the most important part of the ritual. It's akin to the potlatch, and I figure that, as currently practiced, it's a mere vestige of a redistribution of wealth that was conducted to make sure everyone could survive through winter. The feasting covers the food-related part.

I make the least money in my family, so I give little (but some) and receive much.

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