July 10th, 2008

Bojo is so cute

Bask in the glow of my humility!

Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...


Humility is your strongest virtue. You are humble.

Humility is the defining characteristic of an unpretentious and modest person, someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others.  And you? When you do the right thing, you're doing it for all the right reasons.  All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your humility runs deepest.

It is likely you're a quiet type. But if not, then you just have dark, secret side that loves to give.

Humble famous people:  JD Salinger, Isaac Newton, Harry Potter (pre-puberty)

Your raw relative scores follow.  0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible.  Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


        30% Compassion

        33% Intelligence

        63% Humility

        44% Honesty

        50% Discipline

        43% Courage

        42% Passion

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Thom Hartmann’s plan for national service, versus mine

On his radio program yesterday, Thom Hartmann was again voicing his support for mandatory service for young people. In Hartmann’s plan, young people are universally drafted, although one can opt for a service other than military. In exchange, the young people are given education benefits—ideally free education up to a PhD. It is not clear to me whether they also would be paid for their labor, but I’ll assume that’s part of the plan. Listening to the podcast, I get the impression that the young people might, incredibly, not be paid for their labor.

Here is my comment on Thom Hartmann’s plan: Thom Hartmann is 57 years old and, I believe, never was drafted. To me he is an old man showcasing his ‘patriotism’ by advocating drafting of the young.

Here is my national service plan: We give young people educational benefits, ideally free education up to a PhD, and, in exchange, they go to school and get educated for the good of the nation. The force will be all-volunteer but young people will be strongly pressured to join.
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Democrats are weak

Democrats are perceived as ‘weak on terrorists’ largely, probably mostly, because they are correctly perceived as weak on Republicans. People are extrapolating from observable facts. It’s not just the officeholders who are weak, and as example I give you Air America Radio’s (generally rather silly) host Richard Greene, plus some of the commenters to his lily-livered posting: http://airamerica.com/blog/2008/jul/10/lay-obama-fisa-he-had-make-vote