Robert A. Heinlein, by way of his character Lazarus Long, introduced us to this infallible law of the universe. Lazarus often bemoaned that "there ain't no justice" as a sort-of extension of Murphy's Law. Where as the eponymous Mr. Murphy observed that "What Can Go Wrong Will." Lazarus Long observed that if something can be misconstrued or misunderstood, it will.
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de·bate [dih-beyt] noun, verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
1.a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints: a debate in the Senate on farm price supports.
2.a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.
4.Archaic. strife; contention.
verb (used without object)
5.to engage in argument or discussion, as in a legislative or public assembly: When we left, the men were still debating.
6.to participate in a formal debate.
7.to deliberate; consider: I debated with myself whether to tell them the truth or not.
8.Obsolete. to fight; quarrel.
verb (used with object)
9.to argue or discuss (a question, issue, or the like), as in a legislative or public assembly: They debated the matter of free will.
10.to dispute or disagree about: The homeowners debated the value of a road on the island.
11.to engage in formal argumentation or disputation with (another person, group, etc.): Jones will debate Smith. Harvard will debate Princeton.
12.to deliberate upon; consider: He debated his decision in the matter.
13.Archaic. to contend for or over.
Origin: 1250–1300; (v.) Middle English debaten < Old French debatre, equivalent to de- de- + batre to beat < Latin battere, earlier battuere; (noun) Middle English debat < Old French, derivative of debatre
in·ter·de·bate, verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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It's not much, but it's something! 0.6, less than a pound change in my weight since my last weigh-in, but it is in the right direction and it is after a visit to Minnesota. I believe this may be the first time that I have ever gone to Minnesota without Gaining Weight!
Friday, October 14, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
The experience in the security checkpoint this morning was priceless! My sister (as everyone in my family does) visited the locker plant at Miltona. (We've always called it that, though for years it has actually been called "Miltona Custom Meats.") It is tradition, you go to Minnesota, you come home with Hot Dogs, Brats, and Summer Sausage from Miltona. It is the best!
Coffee and Donuts – Why can’t I stop thinking about coffee and donuts? I should be telling you about the big celebration of the farm's 140th anniversary. The celebration of our homestead was yesterday and it was a blast!
Sunday, October 09, 2011
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Thursday, October 06, 2011
The computer revolution may have started with IBM and their glorified cash registers, but it was visionaries like Mr. Jobs who saw the true potential in the personal computer. Think back to the days before Apple. Think about how the world has changed.