Cambodian Food: Value of Tradition, Need for Healthy Conservatism, ContraPoints

lun. 31 décembre à 00:00

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Angkor Cambodian Bistro
New York
États-Unis
New York

This month we'll be going to Angkor Cambodian Bistro, a fine restaurant on the UES. A fried rice entree starts at around $16, and there are ample vegetarian options. The cuisine is mostly like Thai. A menu is here ( http://www.angkornyc.com/ ). A $5 DEPOSIT is required to RSVP. Deposits will be refunded in cash at the event at 6:10pm. Latecomers, no-shows, and those who cancel their RSVP less than 24 hours in advance forfeit their deposit. Waitlist Policy: Meetup quit supporting wait lists for events that charge money. So what we do in 3 Topics is that if the event is full and you want a spot, post a comment to the event that you would like to come. That effectively puts you on the waitlist. If there are cancellations, the organizer will send emails informing everyone on the waitlist of the opening, and the first person to pay their $5 and RSVP will get the slot. --------------------------------------------------------------

Tradition is Smarter than You Are In 1845, two British naval ships, the "Terror" and the "Erebus" set out to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific by the Northwest Passage through the Arctic. The ship's hulls were strong enough to survive being frozen in for the winter, and they had 3 years of canned food and lemon juice to prevent scurvy. They got frozen in for 2 bad winters in a row. The canned food turned out to be contaminated with lead, causing paranoia, and the lemon juice lost its potency, causing scurvy. At one point some of the sailors encountered some Eskimos on dog sleds, who shared some seal meat with them, but abandoned them as the Eskimos had families of their own to provide for. All the Englishmen perished, some cannibalizing each other along the way. At least several of the officers were probably well-educated. So it's interesting that these several dozen Englishmen, with all the knowledge of Western Civilization at their disposal, all the equipment on 2 ships, and many months of time on their hands, couldn't figure out what these probably illiterate Eskimos knew how to do by tradition -- survive by fishing and hunting in the Arctic. It had taken the Eskimos thousands of years of trial and error to learn their way of life. Reality turned out to be the direct opposite of "Robinson Crusoe". Are we Westerners perhaps a bit foolhardy, abandoning our traditions, which were built on centuries if not millennia of experience, left and right whenever their purpose doesn't strike us as self-evident? https://tinyurl.com/y9rywder --------------------------------------------------------------

Have the Republicans Betrayed Conservatism?

Have the Democrats Also Lost Their Way? http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/09/gop-destroying-conservatism.html --------------------------------------------------------------

ContraPoints on Free Speech ContraPoints is a YouTube intellectual, a transgender with a master's degree in philosophy. She is very far left. I rarely agree with her about anything, but her arguments are intelligent and thought-provoking. Here we have a video she made on the subject of free speech https://tinyurl.com/y8vdpxvf

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Angkor Cambodian Bistro
New York
États-Unis

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