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A “thought of the day”

The Internet of Beefs

“A beef-only thinker is someone you cannot simply talk to. Anything that is not an expression of pure, unqualified support for whatever they are doing or saying is received as a mark of disrespect, and a provocation to conflict. From … Continue reading

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Muddled

“Feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”–G.K. Chesterton Of course, that’s only the case in Chesterton’s day, and he died in 1936. Today’s … Continue reading

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Nothing I Want You To See

“It’s not that I have something to hide. I have nothing I want you to see.” — Anon Seen online this morning. This strikes a chord with my background in security and patient privacy. Most of us, or at least … Continue reading

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Say Something…

“I started public speaking a few years later. I was always scared to speak in front of others and be judged. But I always had two goals when I spoke: “Say something they’ve never heard before. Usually wrapped inside a … Continue reading

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What Can I Do?

“If you are asking me what the individual can do right now, in a political sense, I’d have to say he can’t do all that much. Speaking for myself, I am more concerned with the transformation of the individual, which … Continue reading

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The Dominant Media Narrative of the Day

“The thing the media is talking about, in heavy rotation. “The breaking news, the one you’re required to give an opinion on. “The thing is, if it’s not for you, about you, or something you need to engage in, then … Continue reading

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Freedom

“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly … Continue reading

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“From time to time, it’s good to remember there’s a multibillion dollar industry based on keeping you in a perpetual state of stupidity, rage, resentment and paranoia.”–David Burge

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Pressfield’s Hero’s Journey

“I’m from the Northeast. But my hero’s journey played out in the South. My family is middle-class, but my journey was strictly blue-collar. Why? Something impelled me to that part of the country and that stratum of society. “I drove … Continue reading

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From George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, … Continue reading

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