почему-то одни темы даются легко, например семья, путешествия, цвета, предлоги более менее. А вот вопросительные слова я путаю все со всеми. Все эти wh.. что они все одинаковые-то. Ещё и на слух путаю)
Об феминизме: fee.org
"The great intellectual entrepreneur Ludwig von Mises was dedicated to changing this. He knew what it was like to experience exclusion. Despite tremendous academic achievements and access to the great minds of his day, Mises was never able to obtain a position at a university—and he was hardly alone in this plight. It took the completion of a full treatise on money in 1912 to get an unpaid position at the university. Meanwhile he had to pay the bills; he worked first at a law firm and then later at the chamber of commerce.
Even before women were allowed into the program in 1919, Mises taught a course on banking at the university in which most of the students were women from the department of philosophy. It was the excluded professor teaching the marginalized students. This experience must have had a big impact on him: He began writing his book Socialism at this time, in which he addressed (among other things) the way capitalism became history’s major force for liberating women from violence, as well the claim of socialists that collectivism was the only authentic path toward women’s liberation.
Instead of ceding to collectivists the essential conversation about how to overcome cultural and institutionalized sexism, Mises took the problem seriously and offered his own solutions. And Mises's argument on gender equality sounds revolutionary even today.
" Woman's struggle to preserve her personality in marriage is part of that struggle for personal integrity which characterizes the rationalist society of the economic order based on private ownership of the means of production. . . . All mankind would suffer if woman should fail to develop her ego and be unable to unite with man as equal, freeborn companions and comrades."
Under the law of violence, writes Mises, the result is subjugation.
" The principle of violence recognizes only the male. He alone possesses power, hence he alone has rights. Woman is merely a sexual object. No woman is without a lord, be it father or guardian, husband or employer. Even the prostitutes are not free; they belong to the owner of the brothel. The guests make their contracts, not with them, but with him. The vagabond woman is free game, whom everyone may use according to his pleasure. The right to choose a man herself does not belong to the woman. She is given to the husband and taken by him. That she loves him is her duty, perhaps also her virtue; the sentiment will sharpen the pleasure which a man derives from marriage. But the woman is not asked for her opinion. The man has the right to repudiate or divorce her; she herself has no such right."
Mises was one of the few men in a leadership position who actively promoted young female intellectuals. Lene Lieser, Marianne Herzfeld, and others wrote their doctoral dissertations under his supervision. Lieser, Herzfeld, Ilse Mintz, Martha Stephanie Braun, Elisabeth Ephrussi, and others were regular members of his private seminar. It is true that he could get none of them a professorship—he could not do this even for his male students, or even for himself. But he could help some of them to obtain one of those coveted jobs that earn a living while allowing the pursuit of intellectual interests. Again this was the case with Herzfeld and Lieser, both of whom were employed at the Association of Austrian Banks and Bankers.
Defending Discrimination & Deportation, by J. Neil Schulman ncc-1776.org
"I’m a writer. Words are what we writers use to communicate. I’m using words to communicate with you right now. So the defined meanings of the words we use matter because differences matter.
The word “discriminate” was originally used to mean an ability to recognize core differences and render judgment. A person who exhibited discriminating taste for fine food and wine, for example, would have taken the sentence, “You discriminate” as a compliment, because a judgment was being rendered between food and wine which was more enjoyable to food and wine which was mundane or disgusting.
But, as often happens for reasons of propaganda, this use of “discriminate” was replaced by a sinister meaning: to render an unjust distinction. The original use was largely buried.
Dr. King wanted the original meaning of “discrimination” to be present in the future world he fantasized about. He wanted people not to refrain from discriminating judgment, but to make such distinctions based on character, which is a measure of moral worthiness, instead of ancestry or appearance, which is largely meaningless to judging a person’s worth.
Dr. King was teaching a moral lesson, one he’d learned from his background as a Christian and from fairly recent to him exemplars of moral philosophy such as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau. These moral lessons transcended politics. Thoreau was a philosophical anarchist, Gandhi an East Indian nationalist, and King, himself, a Christian democratic socialist.
I call myself a libertarian when that term is not conflated with electoral partisans. I’ve frequently called myself an anarchist when that term is not conflated with vandals, arsonists, communists, or nihilists. I’ve called myself an Agorist since I was closely involved with launching that individualist-anarchist free-market movement founded by my friend and mentor, Samuel Edward Konkin III. Since I consider many calling themselves Agorists are instead stealth communists, I’ve recently considered newer labels such as Konkinist or—pinning it down with my own brand—Alongside Night Agorist.
But whatever label I use, I’m attempting to narrow the meaning to a moral philosophy based on natural law, natural rights, and making meaningful moral distinctions between individuals.
Be clear: the libertarianism I hold to is judgmental. Tolerance is not necessarily a virtue. It depends on what one is tolerating. My friend, author/filmmaker Brad Linaweaver, will be writing eventually about “That Hideous Tolerance,” expanding the concept from the title of his favorite C.S. Lewis novel, That Hideous Strength.
Nonetheless the libertarian moral judgment is narrowly drawn. Taste alone, such as the food and wine connoisseur’s discrimination, allows for one’s individual choice but does not allow for imposing one’s individual choice on unwilling others. So it is within my individual choice what I eat or drink but I may not choose what others may eat or drink—well, at least so far as I’m not holding cooks at gunpoint or murdering other people to drink their warm blood or eat their tasty flesh.
Rendering such moral judgments does require study, thinking, and discussion."
вот как это выучить?
"... the visual system of the brain has the organization, computational profile, and architecture in order to facilitate the organism's thriving at the four Fs: feeding, fleeing, fighting, and reproduction."
"... зрительная система мозга обладает организацией, вычислительными способностями и архитектурой, необходимыми для того, чтобы обеспечить успешное участие организма в четырех П: пожрать, побежать, подраться, заняться размножением".
Дочка недавно в домашке вместо "the prince married her" написала "the married her". Тоже неплохо.
Дотянулся проклятый Трамп: dailycaller.com
"Liberals seeking to move to Canada because they are unhappy with the election results are finding that Canada won’t take them because its immigration policies exclude those who won’t contribute to the economy.
One of the policies of President Donald Trump that has some Democrats claiming they want to jump ship is his pledge to limit immigration from people whose lives in America would be dependent on welfare. Trump promises “extreme vetting” before accepting immigrants or refugees.
But Democrats looking to move from the U.S. to Australia, Canada and other wealthy English-speaking nations are learning that those nations already have similar policies."
Objectification, objectification everewhere: aeon.co
"Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong
Once desire becomes suspect, sex is never far behind. Kant implicitly acknowledged the unusual power of sexual urges and their capacity to divert us from doing what is right. He claimed that sex was particularly morally condemnable, because lust focuses on the body, not the agency, of those we sexually desire, and so reduces them to mere things. It makes us see the objects of our longing as just that – objects. In so doing, we see them as mere tools for our own satisfaction.
Treating people as objects can mean many things. It could include beating them, tearing into them, and violating them. But there are other, less violent ways of objectifying people. We might treat someone as only a means to our sexual pleasure, to satisfy our lust on that person, to use a somewhat archaic expression. The fact that the other person consents does not get rid of the objectification; two people can agree to use one another for purely sexual purposes.
But don’t we use each other all the time? Many of us have jobs – as cleaners, gardeners, teachers, singers. Does the beneficiary of the service objectify the service provider, and does the service provider objectify the recipient by taking their money? These relationships don’t seem to provoke the same moral qualms. Either they do not involve objectification, or the objectification is somehow neutered.
Kant said that these scenarios weren’t really a problem. He draws a distinction between mere use – the basis of objectification – and more-than-mere use. While we might employ people to do jobs, and accept payment for our work, we don’t treat the person on the other side of the transaction as a mere tool; we still recognise that person’s fundamental humanity.
Sex, though, is different. When I hire someone to sing, according to Kant, my desire is for his or her talent – for the voice-in-action. But when I sexually desire someone, I desire his or her body, not the person’s services or talents or intellectual capabilities, although any of these could enhance the desire. So, when we desire the person’s body, we often focus during sex on its individual parts: the buttocks, the penis, the clitoris, the thighs, the lips. What we desire to do with those parts differs, of course. Some like to touch them with the hand, others with the lips, others with the tongue; for others still, the desire is just to look. This does not mean that I would settle for a human corpse: our desire for human bodies is directed at them as living, much like my desire for a cellphone is directed at a functioning one.
But, one might object, don’t we do sexual things because we love our partners, and want them to feel pleasure? Of course we do. But if we did so when we didn’t want to in the first place, then we do not do it out of sexual desire. And if we don’t do it out of sexual desire, then the problem of objectification does not present itself. We can enjoy sexually pleasing someone else. But you can think of the other person as a sophisticated instrument: to give the maximum pleasure, we have to please it. Just because I have to oil and maintain my car for it to work does not mean it is any less of an instrument.
Sex doesn’t just make you objectify your partner. It also makes you objectify yourself. When I am in the grip of sexual desire, I also allow another person to reduce me to my body, to use me as a tool. Kant saw this process of self-objectification as an equally, if not more, serious moral problem than objectification directed outwards. I have duties to others to promote their happiness, but I also have a duty to morally perfect myself. Allowing myself to be objectified opposes this precept, according to Kant..."
сейлас сидел на сборище, докладчики — англичане, все как один говорили "кустомер". Ну там не совсем "у", а такой выебонистый свук, больше похожий на приглушённый "ы". Кыстомер, констрыкшен, быджет, даже "ыс" и "мыч"
Cult Of the Individual; A play in One Egoistic Act
by J. Neil Schulman
"This play was performed in a table reading at Samuel Edward Konkin III’s Agorist Institute in Long Beach, California, with Konkin reading Dan Conrad, J. Neil Schulman reading Joel Rosenbaum, Victor Koman reading Vincent Andrews, Bob Cohen reading Mark Levy, and J. Kent Hastings reading Peter Braun..."
Жуйк, вот я читаю the elements of style, еще в планах on writing well. Что еще есть полезного на тему как нормально писать? // How to write a great research paper от SPJ читал
"Greetings! My name is Mary Cagle, and I'm the creator of the webcomic Let's Speak English.
Let's Speak English is an autobio comic about the 2.5 years I spent teaching English to elementary students in the rural town of Kurihara, Japan.
The original webcomic was hand-drawn and published online at Marycagle.com during my stay as a teacher, and covers all kinds of topics — from dealing with language barriers to learning how to be an adult. The strip naturally ended with my return to America, and I'm finally ready to assemble my journey as a book.
I had an amazing time in Japan with all my adorable students, but creating comics has always been my passion. Now that I'm back in the US, I'm making the transition to full-time comics work! This book will be one of my first big steps as a professional comic creator.
So here it is, the 100-page(ish) softcover book of Let's Speak English!"
my name = мо найм twitter.com
"It has somehow become “en vogue” to conflate libertarianism with market economy, open borders and globalism. To the point that everyone who dares to oppose immigration or trade is colored authoritarian and anti-freedom. I want to accentuate what libertarianism stands for and challenge the idea that open borders when implemented by the government promote freedom.
Libertarianism is not about government policies. It is not even about being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Sure, It's a neat buzzword to toss around when you need to quickly explain that all you want is to leave people to their own devices. But somewhere along the way a lot of libertarians started to take this adage literally and began to rally behind it as if it defined libertarianism.
So, at the risk of losing a few friends, I want to reiterate what libertarianism stands for and what it repudiates.
Libertarianism only concerns itself with the question of the legitimate use of force. When libertarians say something is wrong, they mean the following only: Someone initiated aggression against someone else or his “legitimately owned” property. That’s it. Libertarianism is thus concerned with the ethics of the use of force and is completely agnostic on the issues of open borders, tradition, religion and culture.
This entails that no matter how abhorrent someone’s choices may seem, if they are not coercive they shouldn’t be treated any less than something you find commendable. Homophobic baker who refuses to serve gays is exercising his free will, your “liberal” friend who wants to have the baker prosecuted is the oppressor. Your racist uncle who wants to send his kids to a private, whites-only school is oppressed by the people who made it impossible for him to do. Your insufferable mormon neighbor who home-schools his children about God is less authoritarian than your cool atheist professor who wants to force them to study evolution. Even the Amish community is more in line with libertarian principles than Hong Kong, because their refusal to engage in trade or accept “liberal norms” comes from a place of a voluntary association and not government coercion.
Transgender bathrooms, drugs legalization, teaching kids evolution, all the hot topics that are traditionally associated with individual freedom are not inherently libertarian issues. They are choices. Wherever one's personal preference may lie, every non-coercive choice is just as good as the other one. If you believe that in some instances moral interest of one person or group overrides that of another, you have no business calling yourself a libertarian.
This leads me to the contentious topic of immigration. There appears to have been a schism that divided libertarians into leaning towards the alt-right and the yet unnamed alt-left. But while I’ve read plenty of libertarian critiques leveled at the alt-right, almost nothing is being said against the alt-left, despite its globalist version of the world being just as, if not more coercive.
The argument for open borders usually goes something like this: Libertarians are against government in all its manifestations, borders are enforced by the government, thus libertarians must support open borders. This, however, is a fallacy, because it removes the issue from the context of the pervasive government coercion and treats it like an isolated incident.
It doesn’t take into account that as long as people in the recipient country are denied freedom of association, open borders constitute the assault on their freedom. Until the civil rights act and similar laws in Europe are repealed, opening borders benefit one group at the expense of another. It’s the opposite of everything libertarians stand for. It is government coercion..."
народ, у кого дофига хорошо с аглицким, просветите насчет всяких нетипичных значений для "for". например, тут:
For I have seen beyond the stars \ I have felt the strength of chaos \ I have reached the point of sanity \ And was married by the Chaos star
For I am Death so Ragnarock with me \ For I am Doom so Ragnarock with me.
и там еще в нескольких местах это for
(ну, второй пример — полная жесть)
как его правильнее будет перевести?
Пара речевых оборотов, часто попадающихся:
1. "you are part of the problem". Охуенное выражение, ниче не скажешь. Такой вежливый посыл нахуй. Ты часть проблемы ёба, давай исправляйся, меняйся и вообще.
2. "white supremacy". Очень любят это словосочетание нигры в своих статьях, о том, как тяжело быть сегодня "одним из них". То есть негром. То есть чернокожим. То есть афроамериканцем. Ppl of color.
Интересно, существуют ли на свете чёрные, которые глядя на себя в зеркало по утрам видят там просто человека. Не черного, а просто обычного баклана, какого вижу я. И можно ли вообще быть таким чёрным, который это видит, в наше время.
"According to the latest results, Johnson brought in 4,042,291 votes. That’s a huge jump over his 2012 campaign, when he brought in 1.2 million votes. Unfortunately, his current number of votes comes in at 3.2 percent, just shy of the 5 percent he needs to qualify the Libertarian party for federal funding in the next election. He did not get any electoral votes.
His highest percentages were in New Mexico at 9.3 percent and North Dakota at 6.3 percent. He also had a few states coming in at over 5 percent.
Johnson may not have gotten 5 percent, but he’s demonstrating that the Libertarians are on an upward trend. And as some supporters have pointed out, with 4 million votes, if every person donated $5, they’d have $20 million in donations and wouldn’t need federal funding for the next presidential election."
"... Which is why it was such fun to discover, on the Wednesday morning that Donald Trump became the 45th President Elect of America, that a website called “Who Controls America?” with enlightening articles on how the Jews own absolutely everything (Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, AIG, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve System, Big Media, Hollywood, Television, Music, Radio, Advertising, the News, and the American Civil Liberties Union — to name a miniscule few) — also lists “Donald Trump’s Jewish Cabal.”
For some reason, the website insists on dividing the list of Jews into “Sephardic” and “Ashkenazic,” with the meticulousness of a Haredi yeshiva in downtown Jerusalem. The list is unbelievably long, but it’s not offensive at all. In other words, for the sake of this particular list, none of the participants need be corrupt or sinister in any way, the website doesn’t provide smarmy details about their sins, all they’ve done to be included here is be Jewish.
Here are the Jews of the Trump cabal, in order of appearance. Some are very familiar, like his daughter and son-in-law. Others are billionaires who supported Trump’s campaign, and others yet are not so famous:
Michael Abboud (Sephardic Jew) – Communications Coordinator, Donald J. Trump for President
Paul Achleitner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank (Donald Trump’s largest lender)
Sheldon Adelson (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
Elliott Broidy (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
Michael Cohen (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, The Trump Organization
Gil Dezer (Ashkenazic Jew) – President, Trump Dezer Development
Michael Dezer (Ashkenazic Jew) – Founder, Trump Dezer Development
Lewis Eisenberg (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
Boris Epshteyn (Ashkenazic Jew) – Senior Adviser, Donald J. Trump for President..."
"I’ve been involved in Russian opposition politics for over 10 years. I saw elections being rigged, had my phone wiretapped and had Russian MP put me on the list of the top 11 online “extremists” in the letter to the prosecutor general of Russia.
My friends were beaten up, shot at and maimed for simply holding the wrong opinion. Dozens were forced to leave the country. I'm the most anti-Putin person you’ll ever meet. And I want to warn you against Hillary Clinton.
If you look past the media spin, you’ll notice that Hillary, not Trump, shares a disturbing similarity to Putin. Hillary, like Putin, is secretive and paranoid. Like Putin, she is ruthless, calculating and has an uncanny genius for intrigue. Like Putin, she made herself integral to the status quo — a common tactic among all budding authoritarians.
She places personal loyalty over integrity and exhibits deep disdain for the press simultaneously wielding control over it. You think Hillary’s not holding a press conference for over 300 days is bad? Putin didn’t have an unscripted interview in over 10 years. If Hillary’s elected president, you better get used to it. This is how it’s started in Russia too.
She’s obsessed with war and clearly prioritises international adventurism over domestic affairs. Like Putin, she’s a champion of the special interests and relies on their support for political power. Just like Putin she made a fortune through politics.
And then there’s Trump. An imperfect candidate but one that can’t be more different from what dictators are actually like. Unlike Putin or Hillary, Trump is an unabashedly public figure. He’s a businessman, Putin never had a job in a private sector. Trump is comfortable in his own skin, Putin is terrified of appearing silly (just like Hillary). Trump has zero support among the establishment, Putin is supported across the aisle. Trump’s whole life, business and family been in the public eye forever. And yet the only thing that media found against him after 6 months of unprecedentedly hostile vetting is that he's vulgar?
How is that in the same league with violating a subpoena or having a mole in the CNN provide debate questions in advance? How is it in the same league with running an illegal server for classified correspondence? How is it in the same league as colluding with the FBI? With lying under oath? All the things that Putin done by the way.
If this somehow doesn’t sway your opinion, maybe this will: media hates Trump. If he becomes the next president, you bet the press will hold him accountable. In your heart you know that won’t be the case for Hillary Clinton. In your heart you know that if she’s elected president, the fourth estate will be further hollowed out until its carcass is indistinguishable from “Pravda”.
The reason I’m writing this is I’m scared of the Hillary’s presidency. Her “Russian reset” encouraged Putin to invade Ukraine that in turn empowered him to crack down on the opposition within Russia. Because of Hillary’s policies, thousands died in Ukraine. Thousands die in Syria. Libya. Yemen. Iraq. I’m terrified that the US is ceasing to be the shining beacon of hope. That we lose you as an example. Peace only comes when America is strong. The world needs you to be strong.
Hillary Clinton is a threat to the great American experiment. Don’t let her win."
the-jubjub-bird.livejournal.com On taxation
Tax his land,
Tax his bed
Tax his table
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his 'baccy,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beer,
If he cries, tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass,
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he's laid...
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
It's time to apply
The inheritance tax."
требуется разработчик дизайнерской хуйни
the money or other means needed for a particular purpose.
Как правильно произносить "VAT Number"? Виэйти намбер, ват намбер, вэт намбер? Какие еще варианты?
дефективный/неполноценный/урод/ненормальный по-английски будет unique img-9gag-fun.9cache.com
когда-то я сделал патч для телефона
;redirect System.out.println to debug log
чтоб из жава-приложений отладочный вывод перенаправлять в юарт
сегодня чел из Индонезии выложил портированный на другую модель телефона патч
; System.out.println The redirect the log to the debug
дер лягушка по дер болоту дер шлёп дер шлёп дер шлёп
На английский даже «пишите» переводится как «врите»
Почему 404 «File not found», а не «File is not found»?
напомните, про что было "X(adjective) Y(noun) is X", никак не могу вспомнить. Не была ли это какая-нибудь похабщина?
TIL "pay the piper"
шведский акцент is the best youtu.be
имеет неявные законы
повторила почти все, осталось четыре темы повторить. Показывает 50% уровень знания английского. Почему я ещё не ощущаю какой-нибудь уверенности в таких знаниях?)
пока все повторяю более-менее регулярно, не могу только добраться до новых тем и повторить последние изученные темы. Как-то слишком много повторять приходится раннего и простого.
уроки английского вконтакте)
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