Monthly Archives: July 2014

On Humility: a Reminder…

“A little while and thou wilt have forgotten everything, a little while and everything will have forgotten thee.” ― Marcus Aurelius, the Loeb Classical Library (LCL 58), with Editing and English translation by C. R. Haines, Page 173.

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On President Obama’s oft repeated “Hope and Change”

“There are few things more wearisome in a fairly fatiguing life than the monotonous repetition of phrases which catch and hold the public or academic fancy by virtue of their total lack of significance.” ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, … Continue reading

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Political Correctness in its extremity: can it happen here? Sadly, and ever increasingly, yes…

“In the Third Reich Gleichschaltung [political coordination and the elimination of opponents] wasn’t for everybody, just everybody who wanted to live.” ― The Last Lion, Winston Spenser Churchill, Alone 1932-1940, by William Manchester, Page 506.

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Why is our Central Government so Out of Control; so Nosy; so Inquisitive; so Curious; so Interfering; so prying; so meddlesome and ever snooping??? The Answer: BUREAUCRACY

“The 1970s surge in the government’s regulatory power, overshadowed by the great events of the era, went largely unnoted, but it was nonetheless profound. Before the 1960s government regulation was aimed at specific industries. But with the creation of the … Continue reading

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From an Islamic Scholar…

“…when there is a contradiction between two verses in the Quran, the newer revelation overrides the previous revelation. The new cancels the old.” ― The Unfinished Battle Islam and the Jews, by Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D.[1], Charisma House, Lake Mary, … Continue reading

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John Kerry exhibits his Naiveté when he laments 21st century leaders acting like 19th century leaders

“…people are not really moved by ideas about social contracts; they are moved by their perceptions of the realities of power.” ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge, by John Lukacs, Chapter II, Page 261, edited by Mark … Continue reading

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In spite of all the slings and arrows encountered in life it is wise to seek balance and avoid undo excitement, for…

“All that thine eyes behold will soon perish and they, who live to see it perish, will in their turn perish no less quickly; and he who outlives all his contemporaries and he who dies before his time will be … Continue reading

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