Monday, June 14, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“In the world there is rationality and there is wackiness. Democrats and Republicans argue over which brand of wackiness is better and ignore the rationality. They debate replacing liberty with their own particular form of toxic statism, pretending that it is not deadly.”
Kent McManigal

“Government is a blunt instrument of violence that one day might do something you like but the next day will do something you abhor. Better to leave things to us—people—acting together privately."
John Stossel

“Destroying the oceans and endangering life on planet earth could be called a mistake. But destroying the economy is malicious mischief. Which is what the feds are doing.”
Bill Bonner

“When someone wears a uniform, that individual has chosen to identify himself with the group his uniform represents. The police uniform represents the authority of the state. It is a visible sign that they protect and serve state power.
Uniforms are frequently used as a substitute for personal responsibility. We are supposed to automatically respect military personnel for the uniforms they wear, but we are not supposed to hold them as individuals responsible for what they do while wearing the uniform.”
Darian Worden

“Time and again it has been proven that the Keynesian system of big government and fiat paper money are abject failures in the long run. However, the nature of government is to ignore reality when there is an avenue that allows growth in power and control.
The truth is the laws of economics are constant and real, no matter how inconvenient they might be to politicians and bankers.”
Ron Paul

“[Paul] Krugman's solution is deeply impractical, to the point of absurdity. He proposes that the feds spend money they don't have to cure the problems caused by spending money they didn't have. It's like starting the roofing at the peak of the roof. It will look like a roof. It just won't shed water.”
Bill Bonner

“The North Korean mindset and the American statist mindset is that people belong to society, much as bees belong to a hive, and cannot be permitted to interfere with the proper functioning of society through self-destructive behavior.”
Jacob Hornberger
From the Darkness:
"He wouldn't be working for me after any of those statements."
B. Obama, referring the BP CEO Tony Hayward, after giving his honest opinion about the Gulf oil spill. [Hey Barry. Your “company” is bankrupt. Hayward’s company is quite profitable. Who knows more about their business?]

"…..I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."
B Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, threatening still more violence upon his subjects.

"The creation and preservation of jobs within the federal government are paramount toward rebuilding and strengthening America's economy."
Rep. Niki Tsongas

"This is a story about the power of video. This issue was anti-Semitism, within 24 hours over a million views, we find out that someone who's been reporting for 60 years, this is what she's about."
Rabbi David Nesenoff, who taped Helen Thomas making accurate comments about Israel.

“I'm not a lawyer, and don't claim to be, but Manning's distribution of classified military and State Department information during an on-going conflict would seem to be the very definition of treason.
I don't know if they still hang spies from treason, but they should. If Brad Manning is guilty of the crimes of which he is accused, he should be executed as soon as his appeals are exhausted.”
Confederate Yankee

"Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, I'd do it again to save lives."
George W Bush, admitting he’s a war criminal.

"The right thing, overwhelmingly, is to do things that will reduce spending and/or raise revenue after the economy has recovered - specifically, wait until after the economy is strong enough that monetary policy can offset the contractionary effects of fiscal austerity.”
Paul Krugman, so-called economist. [See Bill Bonner’s quote From the Light]

"Increasingly humans will no longer be ‘in the loop’ but rather ‘on the loop’ - monitoring the execution of certain decisions. Simultaneously, advances in AI will enable systems to make combat decisions and act within legal and policy constraints without necessarily requiring human input."
From a US Air Force that explains how pilot less drones, operated only be Artificial Intelligence, will soon be prowling the skys.

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