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“Progress of any kind is always at variance with the old and established ideas and therefore with the codes inspired by them. Every step of progress is a change involving heavy risks.” – Ludwig von Mises

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Text, in case the image link gets broken: “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid people are full of confidence.” – Charles Bukowski I am absolutely certain that this is … Continue reading

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“I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even … Continue reading

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Digital Apollo

Quest oculus non vide, cor non delet What the eye does not see, the heart does not regret “A lot happens that we are not telling you about.” – Opening lines of Apollo software source code (Quote at the opening … Continue reading

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“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” ― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

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Citizenfour

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin I would modify that quote to say the illusion of safety. If you haven’t seen the documentary Citizenfour, you … Continue reading

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“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” ― Thomas Sowell

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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction” – Albert Einstein

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An amazing prediction for 1926: “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.  We shall be able to … Continue reading

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“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” ― Winston Churchill

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“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

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QotD – Tax Season Edition

“Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Frederic Bastiat, 1848 Full text here, which should be required reading: http://bastiat.org/en/government.html Text copied below so you have no excuse not to … Continue reading

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“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.” – Marcus Aurelius

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“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always … Continue reading

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“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Quote of the Day – Election Day Edition

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the … Continue reading

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“Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is–the strong horse that pulls the … Continue reading

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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“If I were creating a world, I wouldn’t mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o’clock, day one!” – Evil Genius, Time Bandit

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“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” ― Woody Guthrie

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“Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” – Hunter S. Thompson

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“Used to the conditions of a capitalistic environment, the average American takes it for granted that every year business makes something new and better accessible to him. Looking backward upon the years of his own life, he realizes that many … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day = QotD, so get used to the shorthand:) Today’s quote: “There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out … Continue reading

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I think the beginning of 2014 (well, nearly, its the end of January already) is a good time to revive the ‘ol quote of the day category. I have a bunch of good ones saved up. I could use this … Continue reading

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“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr. (Haven’t posted one of these in a long … Continue reading

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