QUOTE: The late Robin Williams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

“You never know another man’s burden until he puts it down and you feel the ground shake.”
— Robin Wiiliams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

Requiescat In Pacem

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QUOTE: Yentil, a cousin of Yoda?

Friday, June 13, 2014


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“Boxed mix does not a cake from scratch make.”-Yentil (cousin of Yoda)

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Who knew that Yoda had a cousin?

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QUOTE: Walter Block on “Protectionism”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Protectionism is a misnomer. The only people protected by tariffs, quotas and trade restrictions are those engaged in uneconomic and wasteful activity. Free trade is the only philosophy compatible with international peace and prosperity. – Walter Block

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QUOTE: Ayn Rand

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

Too many times, the only one who can stop me is me.

Sadly, when I was young, I liked the habits that today imprison me.

So the past me, stopped the future me.


“This too shall pass”.

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QUOTE: Churchill’s pigs

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill

I am watching a show about the poor in RIo.

Sad to see so much human capital wasted!

When I think of what I pay in “taxes” — that is nothing more than theft for fat connected cates, it makes me sad.

But then everything thse days seems to make me sad!


QUOTE: Not enough to cover the giant web of obligations

Thursday, March 28, 2013

“What remains are games of musical chairs, Ponzi schemes, frauds, swindles, stonewalls, ruses, ploys, scams, dodges, bluffs, subterfuges, QE martingales, interventions, rehypothecations, pretenses and other modes of evading or disguising reality. The reality is that there is not enough real wealth to go around, certainly not enough to cover the giant web of obligations that masquerades as ‘money.'” – James Howard Kunstler in an essay titled The Cyprus Fiasco Is A Metaphor For The Entire Global Financial System

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Monday, March 25, 2013

“Why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanised state system presided over by criminals and drunks?” –  Die Weisse Rose (The White Rose), Resistance Leaflet 3, 1942

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QUOTE: Restraining great power?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man’s power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.”

–Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Swiss author


QUOTE: “And I’ve lost her …” one year ago today

Sunday, February 26, 2012

“And I’ve lost her … . I’m so sad that I don’t have … . But I’m so grateful that she was with me … . And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” — Chuck Noland ala Tom Hanks in Cast Away (2000) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162222/quotes

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From: John
Date: Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Chapter Ninety Eight
To: theusualsuspects@reinke.cc

I say again “Chapter Ninety Eight”.

Dona Nobis Pacem.


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QUOTE: “Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” ~Arthur Rubinstein

Sunday, January 29, 2012

QUOTE: Sowell “betters”

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Freedom is not simply the right of intellectuals to circulate their merchandise. It is, above all, the right of ordinary people to find elbow room for themselves and a refuge from the rampaging presumptions of their “betters.”

— Thomas Sowell “Knowledge and Decisions” 1980

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QUOTE: An un Happy Anniversary

Monday, December 19, 2011

“He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.” — Samuel Johnson (1709-84), English author

Happy Anniversary, my love.

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QUOTE: “A Man Is Not Old Until Regrets Take the Place of Dreams” — John Barrymore

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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QUOTE: … the tax would be paid by the cows

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Quotation of the Day…

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… is from EconLog’s David Henderson who recalls how the Herbert Stein described the failure to understand that taxes on corporations are taxes on people:

“I remember that in addressing the issue in the 1980s, the late Herb Stein said that it’s as if people think that if the government imposed a tax on cows, the tax would be paid by the cows.”

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This reaffirms my RANT about the fact that a “corporation” is a fiction for a mob of real people. WHICH does nothing but hide the taxes in costs passed along to REAL people.


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QUOTE: Reduce …

Saturday, August 13, 2011

“Reduce everything you want to do, to an action you can do right now.” —Jason Randal #99conf

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QUOTE: “… simply because it is right.”

Saturday, August 6, 2011

“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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QUOTE: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tiny Wisdom: When Good Times Come to an End

Jul 29, 2011 02:50 am | Lori Deschene

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

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Maybe the Universe is sending me advice?

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QUOTE: What u mean we

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


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So, the next time someone talks about some large group of collective people as “we” or take credit for events they never had anything to do with, be like Doug Stanhope and tell them, maybe “we” should just shut the f*#k up.

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So there ain’t no “we”!

Like the old Lone Ranger joke, “what u mean we kimosabe”!

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QUOTE: Losses

Saturday, July 23, 2011

“And I’ve lost her … . I’m so sad that I don’t have … . But I’m so grateful that she was with me … . And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” — Chuck Noland ala Tom Hanks in Cast Away (2000) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162222/quotes

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QUOTE: Women

Monday, July 11, 2011

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

— Robert A. Heinlein

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QUOTE: The best years of your life are

Friday, June 10, 2011

On the third sad day

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“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”

— Albert Ellis, psychologist

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QUOTE: Weltschmerz

Sunday, June 5, 2011

“Weltschmerz is a German word which loosely means “world suffering deriving from the inevitability of reality to never match up with our expectations.”

— Chuck Lorre Productions #5

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Sigh, that’s what I’ve got now!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

— attributed to Audrey Hepburn

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QUOTE: Money is communication

Monday, May 30, 2011

“Money, first and foremost, is a medium of communication, conveying the vital information economists call “price”. Government control of the money supply is censorship, a violation of the First Amendment. Inflation is a lie.” — L. Neil Smith

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QUOTE: The great secret of life lies in choosing the right woman

Monday, May 23, 2011

“The great secret of life lies in choosing the right woman. It’s a mother’s job to tell you not to play with fire. Marry the girl who tells you, “Go ahead.”” — L. Neil Smith

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QUOTE: On death taxes

Friday, March 25, 2011

“When you’re dead, they stick their hand in the coffin and rob you.” — Me in a discussion with my lawyer about the NJ Death Taxes.

I trick them. No coffin for me. I’ll escape to a non-tax state!

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