The problem with these myths is that they served political purposes often- like the story of the Trojan origins of Britain or the Scandinavian origins of the Goths they were tales which legitimised a particular contemporary political claim. But there is something else- for this is part of a wider understanding whose roots are often unchallenged. We often imagine that the roots of something or someone or some nation explain that thing, person or nation: they do not.
Doesnt change the fact that all Australians wrestle crocodiles - even the 8 million that live in Sydney and Melbourne in an area where their arent any crocodiles.
Dealerships don't make the majority of their money on the sales side. The real case resides in the back of the store, where cars and trucks are serviced. In fact, the best dealers are said to make enough money on service to pay the bills, with vehicle sales providing the profit. Mercedes dealers were pulling in money hand over fist five years ago; not because the German luxury vehicles were flying off the shelf, but because they were breaking down regularly.
There are other industries dependent on cars breaking down too. Think of the children. Better still, how about a tax payer subsidy.
By cam (Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 04:38:27 AM EST) (all tags)
My wonderful partner got it for my birthday. It is an SLR. The cats were suitable immobile models while I worked out how to use it. The Canon XSI takes wonderful photos. (Also avoid hanny's in phx, probably ok for happy hour though)
By cam (Fri Jan 09, 2009 at 07:18:52 AM EST) (all tags)
Is great. however I am having to run it through the bose thingy. I set up airport expresses in the house so that the same music plays in the lounge/bed. However: airport express == fail. It doesnt work when playing movies through itunes, the sound comes from the computer, not the airport express, also how can i hook up the iphone/pandora or pandora to the airport express network? since everyone here works for M$, any solutions?
Science and technology in comparison has had an undeniably fantastic century. Their state at the beginning of the 20th century bears little relation to their state at the beginning of the 21st. The fundamentals for many of the sciences now seems fairly settled at least to an extremely good approximation, technology is at levels of complexity inconceivable a hundred years ago . Economics, meanwhile, is scratching around through its back catalogue trying to find answers to very serious pressing economic problems, while at the same time reassessing its fundamentals. ... As a direct result of the dismal science’s inability to keep pace with science and technology the scale of the dangers of its failure to deliver on the basics -steady growth – has increased. With globalised economies we face increasing coordination of economic downturns. There is a fair case to be made that we globalised too soon, that economics just is not up to it.
Ouch. Science consistently revalidates itself by the technologicial gadgets it delivers.
By cam (Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 03:31:39 PM EST) (all tags)
My arm isn't getting its movement back in one plane, so the physio is bending the crap out of it in order to get it used to being bent. It doesn't cause pain so much, but rather, it is so incredibly uncomfortable that you forget to breathe.
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