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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 that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Dodging a Really Big Bullet

Woe be to the unbeliever, a giant asteroid is allegedly going to fly past the Earth today.

Here's a little video that shows the path and the relationship to this little rock we call "home."

It will pass by at a distance of some 3.6 million miles. Close in astronomical terms but well enough distant to not be a threat. 

A thought occurred to me about all the other Really Big Space Rocks that have passed by us over the centuries when we did not have the technology to detect them in advance.

Let me quote from the article on

"The asteroid poses no threat of hitting Earth during the flyby, NASA officials assure."

Think about that... Do you think the powers-that-be would tell us something like:

"We are all going to die when this monstrous space rock slams into us on Friday, May 31st."

No, I don't think they would either. On the other hand, would you really want to know?

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