Friday, July 16, 2010

Pete "I Got No Idea" Sessions

You'll be needing this, Pete Sessions, and lots of it, to bind your wounds.

HT: Ron Cole

We possess the only nervous system that is aware of the phenomenon of aging.

Aging is a mask for the loss of this intelligence.

An estimated 6 trillion reactions are taking place in each cell every second.

Erwin Schrodinger ended his life believing that the universe was itself a living mind.

Someone who doesn’t see the world “out there” as a threat can coexist with the environment, free of the damage created by the stress response.

Any time choice seems to be cut off, some form of illusion is operating.

If wearing out were the true cause of aging, it would be a good strategy to rest in bed all your life.

What makes for a straighter spine, vitamin-D milk of self-esteem?

For millions of people, life is so frustrating that their only hope of relieving stress is by overeating and drinking, while whole societies try to escape their miseries by attacking other countries.

It has been estimated that 90 percent of the thoughts a person has in a day are a literal repeat of his thoughts of the day before.


The Word of the Day for July 15 is:

ab initio  \ab-ih-NISH-ee-oh\  adverb
: from the beginning

Example sentence:
"What does not exist ab initio is wealth; wealth must be created by sustained human effort." (Richmond Times Dispatch [Virginia], December 14, 2008)


Government-coerced redistribution is never a good idea, but the worst type of welfare is when poor people are forced to subsidize rich people. That's a good description of TARP, and the politicians who voted for it should breathe a sigh of relief that they are getting bounced out of office instead of tarred and feathered.



We get, and deserve, the tyranny we tolerate. We get it because we teach officious government officials that regulating our life is their birthright. More frighteningly, we get it because we teach our children that the role of the government is to regulate our life — thus dashing their chances to be free people.

"A free society can exist only when public spirit is balanced by an equal inclination of men to mind their own business." -- Edward A. Shils

It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole. -- Adolf Hitler

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