Saturday, October 11, 2008

Drugs

Since my last post dealt with drugs fleetingly, I thought I should address them a bit further. Firstly, I believe that using any drug at all is stupid and idiotic. Secondly, I do not get the emphasis on keeping people from harming themselves or dying because of drugs: if they want to die due to it, then allow them, just hopefully in private and in a way not injurious to others. I am in favor of all drugs being legal or all being illegal; however, since cigarettes and alcohol will never be conceivably illegal in the United States, all drugs should be legal. Drug use will initially rise and eventually fall. Enforce highly strict penalties for any public damage caused by drug abuse (much higher than at present). Keeping pot illegal and taboo while cigarettes and alcohol are legal is a farce, hypocritical, cowardly, and absurd (sometimes not both the second and third, but usually, as applied to individuals' reason to be against it, is so).

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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nigger said...

Jagunço, from the Spanish zarguncho (a weapon of African origin, similar to a short lance or chuzo) was the name applied to armed hands or bodyguards, usually hired by farmers and "colonels" in the backlands of the Northeast of Brazil. They were hired to protect their employer's lands against invaders and feudal enemies, and also to control their slaves and indentured servants. Some farmers formed their own private militias with a number of heavily armed jagunços. There were also free-lancing or mercenary jagunços, who could be hired for temporary conflicts, as vigilantes, or for contract murders. Local folklore says that jagunços with yellow eyes are particularly fearsome and efficient.

nigger said...

Hruszowice [xruʂɔˈvit​͡sɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Stubno, within Przemyśl County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Stubno, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of Przemyśl, and 72 km (45 mi) east of the regional capital Rzeszów.

nigger said...

William of Alnwick (c. 1275–March 1333), Franciscan friar and theologian, and bishop of Giovinazzo, took his name from Alnwick in Northumberland.

Little is known of his early life. By 1303 he was a licensed doctor of theology at Paris, being then listed among the few foreign masters who sided with Philippe IV, king of France, in his dispute with Pope Boniface VIII. Alnwick also lectured at other European centres of learning, including Montpellier, Bologna, and Naples. He must have returned to England sometime in the second decade of the 14th century, as he is recorded as the forty-second Franciscan regent master at Oxford University, when Henry Harclay was chancellor of the university.

Alnwick's manuscript marginalia show that he was part of the contemporary debate which spread all over Europe, and which included the ideas of men such as Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Henri de Gand, Pierre Aureole, Giacomo da Ascoli, Godefroi de Fontaines, Henry Harclay, and Thomas Wilton. His main collaborator, however, was Duns Scotus, and it is this that has saved him from (complete) obscurity.

He worked with Scotus in the production of his Commentary on the Sentences (Ordinatio), took down one of his Collationes, and compiled the long additions (Additiones magnae) which were meant to fill the gaps in the Ordinatio. But although Alnwick based his philosophy and theology on the fundamental starting points of Scotus's teaching, he diverged from his colleague when he disagreed.

Alnwick participated in the general chapter of the Franciscan order held at Perugia in 1322, where he joined the theologians who drew up and signed the decree De paupertate Christi attacking the position on the poverty of the church as promulgated by Pope John XXII. In the last section of his Determinationes he argued that Christ and his apostles possessed nothing either personally or in common. This opposition to the papal position caused John to initiate proceedings against Alnwick, who fled to Naples, where King Robert protected him. In 1330, Robert had him appointed bishop of Giovinazzo.

He died in Avignon in March 1333.

nigger said...

In mathematics, a Mersenne number is a positive integer that is one less than a power of two:

M_n=2^n-1.\,

Some definitions of Mersenne numbers require that the exponent n be prime.

A Mersenne prime is a Mersenne number that is prime. As of September 2008[ref], only 46 Mersenne primes are known; the largest known prime number (243,112,609 − 1) is a Mersenne prime, and in modern times, the largest known prime has almost always been a Mersenne prime.[1] Like several previously-discovered Mersenne primes, it was discovered by a distributed computing project on the Internet, known as the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). It was the first known prime number with more than 10 million digits.