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  1. Dec 2017
  2. Jul 2016
    1. And then there’s Donald Trump.

      It was here that in delivery, after the crowd booed at the first mention of the GOP nominee, that Obama ad-libbed one the best lines of the convention: "Don't boo, vote!"

      Given the jeers from "Bernie or Bust" delegates over the first few days of the convention, it was hard not to read the line as a broader rebuke to those who might sit this one out.

    2. or jihadists or homegrown demagogues

      This is a powerful line (read: burn), basically lumping together Trump--the homegrown demogogue--and terrorists.

  3. May 2016
    1. hyp.is

      The shortened URL might look safer with "via." added as in its fully expanded address bar form. To look less like a phishing attempt, to indicate that the second "URL" in the entire link gets included via hyp.is.

  4. Apr 2016
  5. Jan 2016
    1. convention collective nationale Judicial branch: Supreme Court of Appeals or Cour de Cassation, judges are appointed by the president from nominations of the High Council of the Judiciary; Constitutional Council or Conseil Constitutionnel, three members appointed by the president, three members appointed by the president of the National Assembly, and three appointed by the president of the Senate; Council of State or Conseil d'Etat.

  6. Nov 2013
    1. schema

      definition: • (in Kantian philosophy) a conception of what is common to all members of a class; a general or essential type or form.

    2. The venerability, reliability, and utility of truth is something which a person demonstrates for himself from the contrast with the liar, whom no one trusts and everyone excludes.

      The idea that truth exists only in contrast to its opposite, with no fundamental autonomous, self-determining, independent, or sovereign foundation.

    3. Thus, to express it morally, this is the duty to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie with the herd and in a manner binding upon everyone.

      The duty to lie.

    4. He is indifferent toward pure knowledge which has no consequences; toward those truths which are possibly harmful and destructive he is even hostilely inclined.

      Whatever is beyond convention, beyond rhetoric, is generally deemed impertinent as it is of no consequence within the conventional/current paradigm.

    5. If he does this in a selfish and moreover harmful manner, society will cease to trust him and will thereby exclude him.

      social contract: convention

    6. This peace treaty brings in its wake something which appears to be the first step toward acquiring that puzzling truth drive: to wit, that which shall count as "truth" from now on is established.

      Not actual truth, but a contraction of that which is generally accepted as the place of balance between good and evil, right and wrong, etc., yet is in fact, fluid and contextually based, evolving with human/societal values. convention.

  7. Sep 2013
    1. Convention and natur

      convention vs. nature

    2. For the truth is, Socrates, that you, who pretend to be engaged in the pursuit of truth, are appealing now to the popular and vulgar notions of right, which are not natural, but only conventional

      Right and wrong are convention