2016 September

3rd month of the 3rd quarter of the 27th year of the Bush-Clinton-Shrub-Obummer economic depression

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  "The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States." --- article 4 section 2 paragraph 1  

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  "Sir, there are 2 passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men.   These are ambition and avarice; the love of power and the love of money.   Separately each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but when united in view of the same object, they hae in many minds the most violent effects.   Place before the eyes of such men, a post of honour that shall be at the same time a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it.   The vast number of such places it is that renders the British Government so tempestuous.   The struggles for them are the true sources of all of those factions which are perpetually dividing the Nation, distracting its Councils, hurrying sometimes into fruitless & mischievous wars, and often compelling a submission to dishonorable terms of peace.   And of what kind are the men that will strive for this profitable pre-eminence, through all the bustle of cabal, the heart of contention, the infinite mutual abuse of parties, tearing to pieces the best of characters?   It will not be the wise and moderate; the lovers of peace and good order, the men fittest for the trust.   It will be the bold and the violent, the men of strong passions and indefatigable activity in their selfish pursuits.   These will thrust themselves into your Government and be your rulers --   And these too will be mistaken in the expected happiness of their situation:   For their vanquished competitors of the same spirit, and from the same motives will perpetually be endeavouring to distress their administration, thwart their measures, and render them odious to the people." --- Benjamin Franklin 1787-06-02 (quoted in Mark R. Levin 2013 _The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic_ pp23-24; citing James Madison 1985 _Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787_ pp52-53)  




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2016 September

3rd month of the 3rd quarter of the 27th year of the Bush-Clinton-Shrub-Obummer economic depression

2016 September, week 1 (1-3) (45KB)
2016 September, week 2 (4-10) (128KB)
2016 September, week 3 (11-17) (122KB)
2016 September, week 4 (18-24) (138KB)
2016 September, week 5 (25-30) (145KB)
Proposed Bills 2016
  "In the summer of 1813, writing to his son-in-law, [John Wayles Eppes], then again a member of congress, Jefferson pointed out that 'It is a wise rule and should be fundamental in a govenment disposed to cherish its credit, and at the same time to restrain the use of it within the limits of its faculties, never to borrow a dollar without laying a tax in the same instant for paying the interest annually, and the principal within a given term; and to consider that tax as pledged to the creditors on the public faith.   On such a pledge as this, sacredly observed, a govenment may always command, on a reasonable interest, a the lendable money of their citizens, while the necessity of an equivalent tax is a salutary warning to them, and their constituents against oppression, bankuptcy, and its inevitable consequence, revolution.'   The term of the loan, he believed, should be of reasonable length, and he then developed a favorite theory that it should not be for more than a generation.   'The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead...   Each generation has the usufruct of the earth during the period of its continuance.'   Suppose, he asks, one generation be 'bound to acknowledge the debt, to consider the preceding generation as having had a right to eat up the whole soil of their country, in the course of a life, to alienat them from it (for it would be an alienation to creditors), and would they think themselves either legally or morally bound to give up their country and emigrate to another for subsistence?   A limit to the length of time for which debts could be contracted would also, he wrote, 'be a salutay curb on the spirit of war and indebtment, which, since the modern theory of the perpetuation of debt, has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants unde burthens ever accumulating...   In seeking, then, for an ultimate term for the redemptionof our debts, let us rally to this principle, and provide for their payment within 19 years at least.   Our government has not, as yet, begun to act on the rules of loans and taxation going hand in hand...   I hope yourself and your committee will render the immortal service of introducing this practice.   Not that it is expected that congress should formally declare such a principle.   They wisely avoid deciding on abstract questions.   But they may be induced to keep themselves within its limits.'   Again, he wrote, 'we cannot believe, or act as if we believed, that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions, or our personal interests may lead us.'" --- James Truslow Adams 1936 _The Living Jefferson_ pp338-339 (letters from Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes dated 1813-06-24, 1813-09-11 and 1813-11-06; citing Thomas Jefferson and Paul Leicester Ford 1907 _Writings of Thomas Jefferson_ vol9 pp388-419)  

Kkilo-thousand 10^31,000
Mmega-millionone thousand thousand10^61,000,000
Ggiga-billionone thousand million10^91,000,000,000
Ttera-trillionone million million10^121,000,000,000,000
Ppeta-quadrillionone million billion10^151,000,000,000,000,000
Eexa-quintillionone billion billion10^181,000,000,000,000,000,000
Zzetta-sextillionone billion trillion10^211,000,000,000,000,000,000
Yyotta-septillionone trillion trillion10^241,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Except that computer people use 2 as a base raised to multiples of powers of 10, instead of 10 raised to multiples of powers of 3 because powers of 2 are handier for them, but they also want to stay somewhat close to the values of 10 most folks are used to.
1,024Kkilo- (kibi-)2^10
1,048,576Mmega- (mebi-)2^20
1,073,741,824Ggiga- (gibi-)2^30
1,099,511,627,776Ttera- (tebi-)2^40
1,125,899,906,842,624Ppeta- (pebi-)2^50
1,152,921,504,606,846,976Eexa- (exbi-)2^60
1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424Zzetta- (zebi-)2^70
1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176Yyotta- (yobi-)2^80

An alternate set of prefixes has been proposed.


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  "On Jefferson's retirement, Wasington had written to him an appreciative letter, ending with 'allow me, before I take leave of Your Excellency in your public capacity, to express the obligations I am under for the readiness and zeal with which you have always forwarded and suppoted every measure which I had occasion to recommend to you, and to assure you that I shall esteem myself honored by a continuation of your friendship and correspondence, should your country permit you to remain in a private walk of life.'   Washington was not a superior officer of Jefferson.   He was a busy man with heavy responsibilities and anxieties, and there would seem to have been no need for him to write as he did unless he sincerely meant what he wrote.   General Greene had been equally appreciative of what Jefferson had done for him in the South, and a fair appraisal of the facts seems to indicate that Jefferson had in truth exerted himself to the utmost.   Not only that, but he had also, states' rights man as he was, risen aboe the conception of the state in the national crisis, and also, as he had done in the revision of the laws, deliberately antagonized some of the most powerful forces in his own state to achieve what he believed larger purposes.   Had he been either a demagogue or a mere politician his course would have been a most unwise one." --- James Truslow Adams 1936 _The Living Jefferson_ pp139-140 (citing George Washington and Paul Leicester Ford 1892 _Writings of George Washington_ vol9 pg276)  

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