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Posted At: 11/18/2022 9:35:55 AM
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The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination.- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
Posted At: 11/10/2022 10:57:25 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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"Inflation, as this term was always used everywhere and especially in this country, means increasing the quantity of money and bank notes in circulation and the quantity of bank deposits subject to check. But people today use the term `inflation' to refer to the phenomenon that is an inevitable consequence of inflation, that is the tendency of all prices and wage rates to rise. The result of this deplorable confusion is that there is no term left to signify the cause of this rise in prices and wages. There is no longer any word available to signify the phenomenon that has been, up to now, called inflation. . . . As you cannot talk about something that has no name, you cannot fight it. Those who pretend to fight inflation are in fact only fighting what is the inevitable consequence of inflation, rising prices. Their ventures are doomed to failure because they do not attack the root of the evil. They try to keep prices low while firmly committed to a policy of increasing the quantity of money that must necessarily make them soar. As long as this terminological confusion is not entirely wiped out, there cannot be any question of stopping inflation." Ludwig von Mises.
Posted At: 7/6/2020 8:58:42 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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"The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn.You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus, but actually dislike people who breathe.Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn."-- Methodist Pastor David Barnhart
Posted At: 4/24/2018 9:31:25 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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When Zarathustra arrived at the nearest town which adjoineth the forest, he found many people assembled in the market-place; for it had been announced that a rope-dancer would give a performance. And Zarathustra spake thus unto the people:I TEACH YOU THE SUPERMAN. Man is something that is to be surpassed. What have ye done to surpass man?All beings hitherto have created something beyond themselves: and ye want to be the ebb of that great tide, and would rather go back to the beast than surpass man?What is the ape to man? A laughing-stock, a thing of shame. And just the same shall man be to the Superman: a laughing-stock, a thing of shame.Ye have made your way from the worm to man, and much within you is still worm. Once were ye apes, and even yet man is more of an ape than any of the apes.Even the wisest among you is only a disharmony and hybrid of plant and phantom. But do I bid you become phantoms or plants?Lo, I teach you the Superman!The Superman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: The Superman SHALL BE the meaning of the earth!   -- THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
Posted At: 2/19/2018 8:07:54 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like 'struggle.' To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."-- Mr. Rogers
Posted At: 2/2/2012 7:43:39 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we've got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it." ~ Stephen Colbert
Posted At: 11/13/2011 5:44:35 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.
Posted At: 8/13/2011 12:43:15 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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“You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!” ~ From 'The Education of Henry Adams', By Henry Adams (American journalist, historian, academic and novelist, 1838-1918)
Posted At: 8/11/2011 7:29:22 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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The ATF plan to prevent American guns from being used, in Mexican gun violence, is to provide Mexican gangs with (Wait for it...) American guns.If THIS is the plan that they went with, what plan did we reject?-- John Stewart
Posted At: 7/21/2011 9:37:40 PM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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Even the bricks are aware of the building in which they exist.- Eric Swanson, First Grade, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1976