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News Briefs 20-06-2016

Consider yourself a Grailer? We're stuck just short of half-way to our funding goal - you can help us out by becoming a supporter of the Grail for as little as $1/month, or by offering assistance in other ways. We'll put you in the draw to win some very cool stuff, including signed gear from the mighty Tool, and the illustrious Alan Moore!

Thanks to @gordon_white and Mark Foster.

Quote of the Day:

People think that fascism arrives in fancy dress worn by grotesques and monsters as played out in endless re-runs of the Nazis.

Fascism arrives as your friend. It will restore your honour, make you feel proud, protect your house, give you a job, clean up the neighbourhood, remind you of how great you once were, clear out the venal and the corrupt, remove anything you feel is unlike you.

It doesn't walk in saying, our programme means militias, mass imprisonments, transportations, war and persecution.

Michael Rosen

News Briefs 17-06-2016

“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.”

Quote of the Day:

“As far as I know, there is no proof whatever of the existence of an objective reality apart from our senses, and I do not see why we should accept the outside world as such solely by virtue of our senses.”

Maurits Cornelis ‘M.C.’ Escher

News Briefs 16-06-2016

What happens if more than 50% of a country’s population decide they don’t believe in democracy anymore?

Thanks to Michael Prescott.

Quote of the Day:

Curb your dogma.

Principia Discordia

News Briefs 15-06-2016

Be careful what you wish for

Quote of the Day:

“I wish my wish would not be granted!”

Douglas R. Hofstadter

News Briefs 14-06-2016

Thanks to all those kind readers who have got us almost half-way to our first funding goal on Patreon! Still a long way to go though - can you afford to chip in just $1/month to help keep this site running?

Quote of the Day:

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.

Sydney J. Harris

News Briefs 13-06-2016

Klaatu barada ni...ah, never mind. Go for it Gort.

Thanks to @tenebrisvacuum and @djp1974.

Quote of the Day:

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

News Briefs 10-06-2016

"Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving."

Quote of the Day:

“To understand clearly one has to have just one eye.”

The Gateless Gate

News Briefs 09-06-2016

Change I could believe in...

Thanks @anomalistnews.

Quote of the Day:

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?

Rumi