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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."

By the way... there's a crossword at the bottom of this page

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bits of news and insanity


Perusing the news can be entertaining, informative, and a little frightening. For instance, I was referred to a story on CBS about giant squid. The headline created a slightly different image:


"Giant squid scientist talks deep ocean discovery"

Which had me wondering just how many scientists are giant squids? 



Then there was this about surveillance cameras...






Which led me to this:
The Philly Basement of Horrors
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57565538/charges-levied-in-philly-basement-of-horrors-case/

Weston used "cunning, trickery, force and coercion" to get mentally disabled people to designate her as their caretaker, allowing her to illegally collect about $212,000 in Social Security payments over 10 years

This woman (and perhaps her family) allegedly engaged in kidnapping and abuse to pick up some $20,000 a year. Really? They took the risk of possible life imprisonment for a measly $20k a year? 


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