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Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Shakespeare Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

Avoid states with big debts and deficits

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. Albert Einstein

Avoid parasite states that receive more than they give

Avoid high tax states

If you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you’re planning for 20 years, grow trees. If you’re planning for centuries, grow men. Chinese proverb

Gender role evolution toward extinction

USA coming apart

Bastards? waifs? vagabonds? orphans? Where is the love?

Born Fighting: How the Scots Irish Shaped America

Second Amendment

Horses are a proven technology. Horses don’t require imported oil. Horses are smarter than
many drivers. Horses don’t use drugs. Horses don’t get into many accidents due to built in computer and sensors. Horses don’t need roads and can even swim!

Skinniness is next to godliness. For it is easier to squeeze a camel through the eye of a needle than it is to squeeze a fatman through the gates of heaven.

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Chou (Fr.) cabbage

Chou fermenté (Fr.) fermented cabbage

Chou 周 one of the ten most common surnames in China since the Yuan Dynasty.

Chou Dynasty circa 1046–256 BC, Chinese: 周朝 The use of iron was introduced to China. This period of Chinese history produced the zenith of Chinese bronze-ware making. Also spans the period in which the written script evolved into its modern form. Western writers often describe the Chou period as “feudal” because the Chou fēngjiàn (封建) system invites comparison with medieval rule in Europe.

The Chou Dynasty began when a consort of the legendary Emperor Ku miraculously conceived Qi (“the Abandoned One”) after stepping into a divine footprint.

Those who could not find employment would often end up teaching young men who aspired to official status. The most famous of these was Confucius, who taught a system of mutual duty between superiors and inferiors. In contrast, the Legalists had no time for Confucian virtue and advocated a system of strict laws and harsh punishments. The wars of the Warring States were finally ended by the most legalist state of all, Qin. When the Qin Dynasty fell and was replaced by the Han Dynasty, many Chinese were relieved to return to the more humane virtues of Confucius.

Agriculture in the Chou Dynasty was very intensive and, in many cases, directed by the government. All farming lands were owned by nobles, who then gave their land to their serfs, a situation similar to European feudalism. For example, a piece of land was divided into nine squares in the well-field system, with the grain from the middle square taken by the government and that of surrounding squares kept by individual farmers.

China’s first projects of hydraulic engineering were initiated during the Chou Dynasty, ultimately as a means to aid agricultural irrigation.

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