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News Briefs 26-09-2017

The folly of the modern world, within a single tweet...

Quote of the Day:

I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers which can't be questioned.

Richard Feynman

News Briefs 25-09-2017

And I feel fine...

Quote of the Day:

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is nnot spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower

News Briefs 22-09-2017

”My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.”

Quote of the Day:

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.”

G.B. Shaw

News Briefs 21-09-2017

1985. 2017. Thank God I'll probably won't be around if this f#$%ing thing repeats itself in 2049!

Thanks to Greg and to all the people out there who were concerned about my safety. Dem Feels -- I has them!

Quote of the Day:

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

˜Dalai Lama

News Briefs 20-09-2017

A reminder: we are an independent website barely keeping ourselves afloat financially. Your support makes a difference!

Quote of the Day:

It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever know. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry.

Buckminster Fuller

News Briefs 19-09-2017

Tear it down!

Quote of the Day:

When we were kids, we were all afraid of the dark. And when we grew up we weren't afraid anymore, but it's funny how a big lie can make us all kids again.

Judge Clement, in 'Trackdown'

News Briefs 18-09-2017

Shit just got real folks...

Thanks to Mark Pesce and Anomalist News.

Quote of the Day:

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you've not fooled yourself, it's easy not to fool others. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after that.

Richard Feynman

News Briefs 15-09-2017

”The centre of every man's existence is a dream.”

Quote of the Day:

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”

G.T Chesterton

News Briefs 14-09-2017

Word has it Stephen King has already signed a deal with SyFy for the It sequel: Clownado!: "They float, but you'll fly!"

Thanks to Cass, Greg and my Grimerican buds for letting me chat with one of my heroes.

Quote of the Day:

"The web is becoming the medium of choice for disinformation and misinformation, including official efforts to inject new 'memes' into the culture. Although I remain an optimist about the web as a medium for free exchanges of data and faster communication of high value and faster communication of high value, it is also a potential tool for propaganda, false rumors intentionally planted and for a range of techniques designed to alter or filter social reality."

˜Jacques Vallee: Of Crop Circles, Meme Wars and Web-based Flypaper