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News Briefs 28-10-2016

“To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”

Quote of the Day:

“See a person's means … Observe his motives. Examine that in which he rests. How can a person conceal his character?”


News Briefs 27-10-2016

Join me in saying thanks to long-time Grail news editor GrailSeeker, who has stepped down from his duties for now. He's fed our brains many a good thing - cheers!

Thanks Rabbitdawg.

Quote of the Day:

There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic...gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.

Maya Angelou

News Briefs 26-10-2016

Editors matter...

Thanks @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

I'm tired of this back-slapping "isn't humanity neat" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes.

Bill Hicks

News Briefs 25-10-2016

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Quote of the Day:

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds.

Neil Gaiman

News Briefs 24-10-2016

Very very frightening...

Thanks @anomalistnews, @ProjectArchivis, and @mandate33.

Quote of the Day:

Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring. None of thse fare well under the scrutiny of productivity. That is why science and art are so hard to fund. But they are also the foundation of long-term growth. Yet our notions of jobs, of work, of the economy don't include a lot of space for wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating and exploring.

Kevin Kelly

News Briefs 21-10-2016

“You must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act.”

Quote of the Day:

“All knowledge is local, all truth is partial. … No truth can make another truth untrue. All knowledge is part of the whole knowledge. … Once you have seen the larger pattern, you cannot get back to seeing the part as the whole.”

Ursula K. Le Guin

News Briefs 20-10-2016


Thanks @anomalistnews.

Quote of the Day:

I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here.

“I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.”

“I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.”

“Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding both puppets!”

“Shut up! Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control. Here's Love Connection. Watch this and get fat and stupid.

Bill Hicks

News Briefs 19-10-2016

The beginning of the end?

Quote of the Day:

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.

Terry Pratchett