Een beetje kreetologie, maar dat is mijn menig hoor.....
Al met al kutsmoesjes imho. Voor dat laatste kan ik je verzekeren dat respect voor de overheid in .de al met de paplepel erin gegoten wordt. Maar wat ze in Nederland vergeten is dat ze zelf ook respect kunnen winnen zonder het te moeten afdwingen. Door normaal te doen en geen wurggrepen te gebruiken waarbij 4 man iemand al in bedwang houd.
As long as I can cough up the money, I have no problem coughing up the money
Prior to taxation, the following schemes dominated the Earth:
~Raiding: people would show up bearing arms and quite literally take all your stuff on pain of death. There's no "resist hard enough", it was "resist at all" and "maybe we'll kill you anyway". Worse, you might just end up enslaved as payment. Better hope you have the goats and grain! You may notice that, in the absence of taxes, the state has been turning to this through civil asset forfeiture and "offender pays" schemes like what dominated in Ferguson. Not a fun time.
~Corvée: labor provided to the state, for free, over some period of time. This is the taxation scheme which very literally built early civilization. It definitely built the pyramids and probably every ziggurat as well. This actually seems to have been well-received historically, which is odd to us, but it was probably a really great advance. One of its defining features was "payment" in daily rations which were actually pretty good, adding to its popularity. This system exists deep into the modern era as a general form of payment and, IIRC, still happens in some countries. The last US state to outlaw it, Alabama, did so in 1910.
~Feudalism: ultimately, feudalism is a way of extracting value from workers in a money-less society. Much like corvée, labor is involved. It's not technically coerced, however: your liege-lord is such because you swore that oath. Now, it's not like you had much choice since, because your father swore that oath, you don't actually have property of your own and don't have any reasonable places to exit to. But you did swear it and now, by god, you'll sharecrop for life and like it. Also not fun.
~Oligarchical collectivism: while the term belongs to Orwell, it's a pretty good descriptor of the system which, for millennia, operated alongside all of these. Ancient societies were profoundly collectivized with agricultural workers under the command of government figures like official priesthoods. Corvée built the pyramids, but oligarchical collectivism, complete with personality cult of the pharaoh and daily hate rituals against Set, fed Egypt. When I say that corvée was popular, it mostly seems so vis-a-vis this system.
~Capitation: this is actually a form of tax, but it has a distinct flavor of oppression. Often escaping the corvée was merely a matter of paying a flat tax of some amount levied on each person or household. Rich and poor alike owed however many drachmae or goods in trade, such was the magnificent equality of the law. If you couldn't pay, see corvée or raiding above.
So now we have taxation. You send in a check that's some percentage of your income. No matter what, you can pay it and, unlike in earlier years, the burden falls primarily on people who can afford it rather than on the poorest (and therefore least armed) people. You can spend your time doing what you want because, after all, you can always afford your taxes and you don't need to show up for tomb-building periodically. Sure there are some legitimate gripes about it, but the alternatives are all much worse and, as I pointed out, have been making a reappearance in places committed to ever lower taxes.
Greatest. Invention. Ever.
Een zin is genoeg om me een beetje aan het denken te zetten. En wel deze: Chemie in voeding in zijn totaliteit vermijden lijkt de verstandigste en tevens meest duurzame keuze.
Huh? Wat? Hoe dan? Want, voor zover ik weet zijn er geen "niet chemische manieren" om natuurlijke kleurstoffen te winnen en zuiveren. Maar ja, misschien heb ik liggen slapen tijdens de colleges biochemie over extractie........(ben ook maar een mens)
Jammer, zeer jammer
Well, you might or might not know that I dabble in the obscure world of fermenting. Now, last Christmas I started making Jamun wine.....And the results are staggeringly good ! People I've had tasting it where instantly sold. They started asking me to sell (But alas, stupid alcohol law won't have it. Big downside of having a lawyer as a wife :p)
Since I consider myself somewhat of a man of science, I was (and still am) very interested in the % of alcohol of my brew.
But.....Oh folly me!
Thing started with the measuring tool (wijnweger) being calibrated for 20 degrees Celsius. After some searching I found how I could convert the readings to our cozy 30 degrees. After that I moved some contacts so I could get a laboratory grade measuring cup (maatglas) as I needed exactly 250 ml.
Then off to do the measuring! But.........as can be seen in the picture I can't even get the initial reading! Aaaaaargh!!! Probably due to too high a concentration of sugar.....Sigh.....If I extrapolate the scale it would come down to around 25° Oechsle which correlates with 65 vol% of sugar. No wonder all those sweet teeth loved it. I mean sweet and spunky!
Seems like this batch of jamun wine will be "degusted" without knowing how much alcohol it has......
".....en tot slot natuurlijk het Koloniaal verleden. En aan het eind van het liedje zijn wij blijven zitten met de despotenkinderen en de slaafjes van de Shon (vroegere koloniale landeigenaren) met hun eigen agenda, die de slaafse mentaliteit tot op de dag van vandaag in stand houden."
(Article in Dutch, but Translate helps a lot)
Zoals bij de tot totstandkoming van het Statuut in 1954 heeft men dezelfde fouten (ik zeg handigheden) toegepast/gemaakt; namelijk de dingen waar het wel om gaat mbt autonomie onbesproken gelaten en vooral gesluierd in vage taal dat op meerdere manieren te interpreteren is. Daardoor is er in difinitie niet veel veranderd; het is nog steeds het aloude aanpappen en nathouden.
In deze situatie kan iedereen gewoon rustig slapen en heeft niemand er last van. t Kost misschien wat geld, maar op het geheel van een NLse begroting peanuts.
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