Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Without the initiation of force, there can be no state, and without a state, all that will remain is a voluntary society. This doesn't mean that certain individuals, or even groups of individuals, won't try to hit people and take their stuff, but what it does mean, is that such persons will be denounced as violent thieves instead of praised as ‘service providers.’”
Daniel J. Lakemacher

“Vesting the exercise of power in a monopoly institution, however representative or seemingly well-intentioned the people composing that institution might be, is a recipe for disaster. Such an arrangement is bound to compound error and exacerbate injury on the one hand, while on the other it fails to give full scope to the individual’s potential for innovation and advancement.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“Government is a big and bloody, electrified fence around rank incompetence.” Stefan Molyneux

“Consuming wealth is not the way to get rich. It's the way to get poor. But it would take someone without a PhD in economics to see such a simple and obvious truth. Given a fellow a computer and an advanced degree in economics and he's ready to believe anything…”
Bill Bonner

"You seem like a conscientious and well-intentioned person but this is an adversarial situation, and I can't allow you to have access to my home in the absence of a warrant, and until I've consulted with legal counsel."
Will Grigg, speaking to a CPS investigator requesting access to his home.

“If giving people money so they could buy things actually made people prosperous, welfare recipients would be the richest people on the planet. Obviously, it doesn't work that way. What makes people rich is the ability to earn money...not their ability to get handouts. And remember, too, the feds don't really have any money to hand out. They can only get money by taking it from its rightful owners - either in taxation or loans. Or, they can print it up themselves. In any case, the money adds nothing real or extra to the economy. It merely distorts the economy...twists it...misleads it...and makes it a bigger mess than it was already.”
Bill Bonner

"The ground zero true meaning of patriotism is the legalized murder of women and children, and other unspeakable atrocities which turn us into some kind of cruel and mindless subhuman creature."
Jeff Knaebel

"So when lefties do it, it's called "community organizing."
When conservatives and libertarians do it, it's 'AstroTurf.' Give me a brea
John Stossel

"A false flag attempt, a genuine crisis, or a declaration of war, may slow the momentum of the 'Second American Revolution,' but nothing will stop it. "
Gerald Celente

"You can't fight city hall, but you can pee on the steps and run."
Gary North


From the Darkness:
“That is, the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that’s behind the 'birther' movement, which denies Mr. Obama’s citizenship. Senator Dick Durbin has suggested that the birthers and the health care protesters are one and the same; we don’t know how many of the protesters are birthers, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it’s a substantial fraction.”
Paul Krugman

“The Fed is expected to do nearly nothing as its members meet during the middle of this week. That nothing is in the face of what is now almost certainly a recovery which is beyond the wildest dreams of most economists. The Fed, by most accounts, was instrumental in saving the financial sector and economy by providing liquidity to banks and parts of the fixed income markets.”
Anonymous author, at

"For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing.
Where we disagree, let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that don't bear any resemblance to anything that's actually being proposed"
Barry Obama, pushing his health scam.

“Our Constitution respects freedom of thought and freedom of expression, but that should come with respect for society as a whole, and for moral behavior, It is not easy to balance security and democracy. It is like being a tightrope walker.”
Taher Naser al-Hmood, Iraq’s deputy cultural minister

"When a president is endorsed by the vali-ye faqih (religious jurisprudent),
obeying the president is like obeying God."
Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi

“We've averted the worst, and there are clear signs the stimulus is working.”
Kenneth Goldstein, an economist at the Conference Board in New York

“Cash-for-clunkers was the icing on the cake. It's well- timed stimulus syncing with cyclical forces leading to a ramping up of production.”
David Greenlaw, chief fixed-income economist at Morgan Stanley in New York.

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