Friday, November 16, 2018

Fix For The Semi Recent Trump VS Acosta Drama

Fix For The Semi Recent Trump VS Acosta Drama

I was immediately struck by their sound system.

Technical fix:

Multiple wireless mics. (Say 3 or 4)
Each on a different channel on a mixer.
When your time is up, your channel is brought down.
Next person calls on gets a different mic and that channel is brought up.
If you know the order people will be called on, you can hand out the mics ahead of time and run things a bit smoother.

So, not need for a confrontation with someone who does not promptly give up the mic.

Now, it is a whole different matter as to whether such a fix would be in the best interests of the country or not.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Crazy Political Ideas

Crazy Political Ideas

Bipartisan Influenced Term Limits

This idea came to me as a way to encourage bipartisan legislation. Basically, we set very short term limits for parliament/congress/the house/the senate. Then, we allow the term to be extended based on some ratio of bipartisan legislation passed and how *strong* a bipartisan effort it was.

Friday, September 14, 2018

New Lonely People

New Lonely People

Never before in the existence of the universe has a
Lonely heart found itself in such a state, seeking another
Person to touch, to connect, to sync with.
Breathe, breathe, breathe.
Sync, sync, sync.
No comment.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sports And Music In The Bahamas

Sports And Music In The Bahamas

Let's take sports and music as they exist in the Bahamas post high school. (This is from occasional personal observation and not from any systematic study.)

We have musicians who play in front of the public, or who would like to, complaining on a fairly regular basis that the financial rewards are too small and that they are not respected enough and etc. (I am not in any way saying that these points are completely invalid.)

We have athletes who also play in front of the public. Basketball, baseball, soccer, American football, cricket, and possibly others. As far as I know, none of these local athletes gets paid.

(We do have local athletes who go abroad and play professional sports to be sure.)

My guess is that local musicians earn more on average by "making" music than local athletes doing their thing. I don't recall local athletes complaining in the same way the musicians do. They seem to be playing for the love of the sport. I am sure some local musicians also play for the love of the music.

What is your take on this "situation" in your country?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Can you make the case for charity?

I created the choices in the list below but allowed my computer to randomize them for me. If you feel that you can make a decent case for either of them, please do so in a comment below.

  • The Libertarian case for charity.
  • The Secular case for charity.
  • The Public case for charity.
  • The Religious case for charity.
  • The Corporate case for charity.
  • The Progressive case for charity.
  • The Private case for charity.
  • The Group case for charity.
  • The Individual case for charity.
  • The Government case for charity.
  • The Liberal case for charity.
  • The Conservative case for charity.

If you feel I should add some other options, please let me know.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bahamian Creative Scene

Who makes more money in this country? (The Bahamas) And that is from work done while living in this country or work done in this country.

1. Musicians
2. Comedians
3. Actors
4. Athletes
5. Artists (Painters)
6. Artists (Sculptors)
7. Jugglers
8. Acrobats
9. Dancers
10. Visual Artists
11. Poets

Any others we want to add?

I put athletes on the list as a comparison.