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  Topic: The Tom Sawyer Principle
Mick Harper

Replies: 352
Views: 52676

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 7:56 pm   Subject: The Tom Sawyer Principle
Employers left short-staffed as retail giant soaks up local jobs Guardian
After years of being slagged off for for mistreating their employees, Amazon is now being slagged off for 'sucking in all th ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2600
Views: 271688

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 1:26 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Everton 2 Arsenal 1

Gary Neville had it right, 'Arsenal were poor.' And that was at half-time, in the second half they really went downhill. I didn't stay for his full-time remarks. Worse, Arsenal ...
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Mick Harper

Replies: 3035
Views: 322826

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 7:56 pm   Subject: Questions Of The Day
I am puzzled by China's advice to the Burmese military junta in the wake of the Aung San Suu Kyi verdict. "The parties are urged to bridge their differences and continue to advance the hard-earne ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 450
Views: 108710

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 2:44 pm   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Most pyramidal organisations have some sort of external validation for what qualifies as success. A commercial PLC for example has profit. A voluntary society has membership rolls. A government has r ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 450
Views: 108710

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 1:53 pm   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
What are they actually doing? First, we must observe that their two functions seem to have little connection. Teaching has no overlap in skills with research. Actually they would appear to be, if not ...
  Topic: Mega-Talk
Mick Harper

Replies: 737
Views: 138988

PostForum: Megalithic   Posted: 10:24 am   Subject: Mega-Talk
In a discussion about tourism and Stonehenge A few years back I noticed a book called The Megalithic Empire in the library. It varies from usefully questioning archaeological orthodoxies to crackpot, ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 2364
Views: 356832

PostForum: British History   Posted: 10:12 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
The persistent connection between England and the Low Countries when it comes to all things forgerial has long been a commonplace in these threads, so I was glad to hear of (maybe) when it all began
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  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Mick Harper

Replies: 687
Views: 166894

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 9:39 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
The overall conclusion is unmistakable: Vindo- and its relatives in geographical names are associated with relatively flat ground subject to occasional inundation, as occurs near a meandering river. ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Mick Harper

Replies: 687
Views: 166894

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 8:16 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
And second off, rivers are not twiny

That ancient root can also apply to winding rivers. Basic school geography teaches that rivers tend to meander in their middle courses, thereby creating a band ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Mick Harper

Replies: 687
Views: 166894

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 8:04 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Then our man shows signs that he might be our man

My detailed look at Vindo- began where (allegedly) the English language began.
However, we must not get ahead of ourselves. He won't have heard o ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Mick Harper

Replies: 687
Views: 166894

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 7:32 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Our unending battles with place-name theorists usually revolves around them saying this and that and us saying 'sounds like' is not a proper basis for claiming that this is definitely that. I got a pa ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1691
Views: 224565

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 2:49 pm   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Last week I bought some hamburger buns but forgot to buy the hamburgers. This week I bought some hot dog rolls and forgot to buy the hot dogs. Why can't they just put them together in one cabinet? Nob ...
  Topic: Forgery: Modus operandi
Mick Harper

Replies: 395
Views: 75863

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:02 am   Subject: Forgery: Modus operandi
Remarkable manuscripts, books and maps from the IXth to ...
Remarkable manuscripts, books and maps from the IXth to the XVIIIth century including many first descriptions of hitherto unknown items re ...
  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Mick Harper

Replies: 1318
Views: 267042

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 1:18 pm   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Dare I even watch with my manifold duties? I hate being outflanked by the even-crazier crazies. Oh. well, just keep truckin', I suppose. Will join in when I've watched.
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2600
Views: 271688

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:18 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Further to my breathless account of the departure of Notre Dame's head coach, they have just announced he is being replaced by the 'offensive co-coordinator'. This is a bit like Real Madrid appointing ...
 
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