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News Briefs 02-12-2016

” All great truths begin as blasphemies.”

Quote of the Day:

“You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?”

G. B. Shaw

News Briefs 01-12-2016

Get value out of this website? Take the time to throw a dollar or two our way to be sure we're still here next year...

Thanks @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

News Briefs 30-11-2016

Get value out of this website? Take the time to throw a dollar or two our way to be sure we're still here next year...

Thanks @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

Everybody has doubled down on the benefits of work just as it reaches a vanishing point. Securing ‘full employment’ has become a bipartisan goal at the very moment it has become both impossible and unnecessary.

James Livingston (in "F**k Work")

News Briefs 29-11-2016

Four horsemen, incoming...

Thanks @UnlikelyWorlds, @tenebrisvacuum, and @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand.


News Briefs 28-11-2016

Dreaming of electric sheep...

Thanks Ronnie.

Quote of the Day:

Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups... So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.

Philip K. Dick (1978)

News Briefs 25-11-2016

”Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

Quote of the Day:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

News Briefs 23-11-2016

Me, reading the internet today...

Thanks @LevitatingCat, @Tenebrisvacuum and @Gina7J.

Quote of the Day:

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

George Orwell

News Briefs 22-11-2016

Given recent events, I reckon Alex Jones would conspiracy the shit out this GOP convention video if he wasn't so deeply embedded with the President-Elect himself...

Thanks @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

I sometimes fear that people might 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