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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 opposed by all right-thinking people.

Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens)
is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty."

This is known as "bad luck."

---Robert Heinlein


Previous "Quotes of the Day..."

"The latest poll shows that 3 out of 5 Hillary supporters are just as dumb as the other 2."
--- anon?

What is a "Theory"?

"In Science, a theory is not just a wild guess.

To a scientist, a theory is an idea that is consistent with known facts
and makes testable predictions about the world.

"Quantum mechanics is a theory that a lot of people never really liked.
It made Einstein apoplectic, and some physicists are still trying to strip it of what they see as its philosophically troubling aspects.

But quantum mechanics is still around for a simple reason:
Even the theory's most bizarre and seemingly preposterous predictions have always turned out to be correct.
The same can be said for theories like relativity, the Standard Model of particle physics, the Big Bang, and on down the line.

For centuries, thousands and thousands of very clever people have spent their lives
teasing precious facts out of nature, and building theories that make sense of those facts.

Job No. 1 for a new theory is to do no harm; it must account for what is already known.
In an established scientific field like cosmology, those facts involve elementary particles, star formation,
stellar evolution, galactic structure, general relativity, and so on down a very long list.

You just don't get that watching documentaries on cable TV."

--- Jeff Hester, Astronomy Magazine, June, 2017, p.14.



"There are two types of politicians that I trust:    Those that are dead, And those out-of-office."
--- Will Rogers


"When asked about what he thinks about General Mattis being considered for Secretary of Defense,
Rob O'Neill (the man who killed Bin Laden) said,

"General Mattis has a bear rug in his home - but it is not dead, it's just afraid to move".


"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." --- Winston Churchill



"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." --- H.L. Mencken"
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable." --- H. L. Mencken"
"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people". --- Tom Clancy


The REAL CAUSE of Global Warming may have been discovered!

The Millennial Song

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Bill Whittle's Firewall... A Brief History of Mental Illness

"My accomplishments as Secretary of State?

Well, I'm glad you asked!

My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know, the remnants of prior situations and mind-sets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture, and we didn't do that, and I'm proud of that.

Very proud.
I would say that's a major accomplishment."
- Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014

Could someone please tell me WTF she just said?

And she was running for President!


Socialism: Force or Fantasy?

Have you ever wondered...

Is it cause or effect?
Why are so many of the world's richest people, multi-millionaires or billionaires, Liberals, Socialists or Communists?


Link to Critical Thinking and Logical Fallacies