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"Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you read."


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Be who you are and say what you feel,

because people that matter don't mind ...

and people that mind don't matter!


"The aim of education is to teach us how to think, not what to think."
--- Fortune Cookie

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere,
diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
"
--- Groucho Marx

"A government big enough to give you everything you want
is strong enough to take everything you have."

--- Thomas Jefferson

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote"

--- Benjamin Franklin

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
--- Upton Sinclair

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in five years there'd be a shortage of sand."

--- Milton Friedman

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
--- Winston Churchill

"I 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

"Financially stupid people are America's most toxic asset."
--- Jason Kelly

"Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it."
--- John D. Rockefeller

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian."
--- Henry Ford

"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."
--- Fredrick Bastiat, 1848

"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
--- Author = "Anonymous"?

"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it.
The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics."
--- Thomas Sowell

""Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it."
--- Henry Ford ."

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
--- Oscar Ameringer,
"The Mark Twain
of American Socialism."



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Check this list of scam "charities" (.pdf) and http://www.charitynavigator.org/, too.

Watch This Video about the National Debt!

Another recommended video: "The Secret of Oz..."

One purpose of my website
is to encourage
Critical Thinking...
My car's back bumper

Recommended Books: The God Virus, Market Guru, Freakonomics,
Bill and Dave's Memos  (<--especially for Meg Whitman),
Debunkery, The Only Three Questions..."

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"The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it."
--- H. L. Mencken

Some say that there is no difference between government and the Mafia...
This is not true; because the Mafia is much smaller and turns a profit.

--- Unknown

"It's TRUE... We CAN control the weather."
--- Click Here for Info!

"In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN.) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify for a loan.
His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a straight party-line vote because,
as Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) explained,
"Passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it."
[Actual Dodd Quote: "...that it would have disadvantaged home buyers who had good credit and solid incomes but lacked the cash to make required down payments."... Read more at Snopes.com]

Gee, isn't that pretty much the same thing????

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election."
--- Otto von Bismarck

"Capitalism has been called a system of greed --- yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of."
--- Ayn Rand

Here's a GREAT question ...

We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money??

--- Unknown

"Do not make the mistake of the ignorant who think that an individualist is a man who says: "I'll do as I please at everybody else's expense."
 
An individualist is a man who recognizes the inalienable individual rights of man-his own and those of others."

--- Ayn Rand

"If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven."
--- Will Rogers

"...every job created or funded by government eliminates two jobs in the private economy.."
--- John Layden, 12.2013

"Political tags --- such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth --- are never basic criteria.

The human race divides politically into two basic groups:
those who want people to be controlled and
those who have no such desire.

The former are idealists acting from highest motives
for the greatest good of the greatest number.

The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism,
but they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort."
--- Robert Anson Heinlein's character, Lazarus Long

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the 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 White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
--- H. L Mencken, July 26, 1920

Well, guess what, kids?
It looks that day has already arrived!!


Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

TheSyria, North Korea,
Venezuela, Sudan, Iraq,
Iran and Russia
"Failed Government"
Memorial Quotation:

"Violence is an admission that one's ideas and goals cannot prevail on their own merits."
--- Edward M. Kennedy

"All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

"The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 238 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff."

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection."
--- Warren Buffett

"There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."
--- Mark Twain

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
--- Taylor Caldwell, 1965

"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured...but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."

Now add this:

"Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."

"Every time Congress makes a joke, it's a law ... and every time they make a law, it's a joke."
--- Will Rogers

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
--- Margaret Thatcher

"There is one and only one social responsibility of business--to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud."
--- Milton Friedman, 1970

"There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is generally adopted."
--- Schopenhauer

"When is it legal for a group of people to do something that is illegal for one person to do?"
Answer me that question, and I'll already know where you stand on many other issues....

--- Tom Skelton, 2003

"Oil is a commodity.
Saying oil companies control the price of oil is like saying farmers control the price of wheat."

--- Rick Miller

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them,

and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,

...that is the beginning of the end of a nation.
--- Anonymous?

A "Liberal Paradise" would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only Law Enforcement has guns.

And believe it or not, such a place does indeed exist ... It's called PRISON.
--- Sheriff Joe Arpaio

"Democracy is the means by which those who adore authority and crave the security of servitude can use their superior numbers to enslave those who wish to be free".
--- Author/Source?

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
--- John Quinton,
American actor/writer

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights
cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."
--- Ayn Rand


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