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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle just disappeared from the blog. Sorry!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The aliens are coming!


As we were waiting to tee off the other day... golf is how I waste my money and time while pretending I know what I am doing... a fellow golfer started telling me about a giant spaceship headed for Earth.

When I scoffed at the idea, he explained that it was on the Science Channel, that two others had told him about it, that there was a website talking about it, and so on.

There isn't much a rational person can do in this kind of situation. I did the normal... I shook my head and pretended he wasn't a total idiot. It was not easy. He claimed it was spotted by the Hubble Telescope.

So, when I got home, I Googled "spaceship headed for earth". As I suspected, a lot of people believe this internet rumor. And, as far as I could tell, there was never anything on the Science Channel about it.

Go ahead, Google it... I'll wait.

Back already?

This ranks right up there with the world ending on December 21, 2012 because a Mayan calendar ends on that date. It will either be a rogue planet, a rogue star, or the collapse of the Earth's magnetosphere, or the results of the reversal of Earth's magnetic poles.

While I think the reversal of the poles will create a lot of havoc, and do believe that will happen someday, I don't think it will destroy the world.

In fact, I don't think anything is likely to destroy the world. It's about the only thing I am even vaguely optimistic about. Or maybe that's a pessimistic attitude. I'm not sure.

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