Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mid-October 2009 Links and Quotes from AKIC

Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.
In his September 2009 diary, the Derb talks about meeting up with some old Chinese students of his.
Funny, I did a class about mythology where I asked students to tell me the Chinese version of the creation story they were told and they mentioned a god turning into a mountain to separate the earth and the sky.  And I then saw the story, linked in the headline, about a suggestion that the Hebrew bible originally talked of a separation by God of heavens and earth, and had been mistranslated to saying God had created the heavens and earth out of nothing.
Of course not.

The strongly worded editorial is food for thought.  Realpolitik has trumped Kumba-ya.
Advice for 0 from PJ O'Rourke.
Thomas Sowell Quotes
Marxism is an ism that has become a wasm.
The older I get, the more I learn to tolerate human shortcomings — and the less I tolerate bad attitudes.
Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Muammar Qaddafi and Vladimir Putin have all praised Barack Obama. When enemies of freedom and democracy praise your president, what are you to think? When you add to this Barack Obama's many previous years of associations and alliances with people who hate America — Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Father Pfleger, etc. — at what point do you stop denying the obvious and start to connect the dots?
Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell.  But you would never know it.

Cicero Quote
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.

This blog entry about avoiding Negative Black Swans, include a valid reason why you shouldn't but lottery tickets -- winning would destroy you.

Anne Frank Quote

 "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens,nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, midst the simple beauty of nature."

The Marquis de Sade Quote
Nature averse to crime? I tell you that nature lives and breathes by it, hungers at all her pores for bloodshed, yearns with all her heart for the furtherance of cruelty.

I can't help it.  There are so many good articles critical of Obama.  Spengler's is a classic.

Abraham Lincoln Quote
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
16th president of US (1809 - 1865)

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