"Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation."
~~~~~ Gouverneur Morris
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
"A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does."
~~~~~ Anton Chekhov
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music."
~~~~~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
"If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology."
~~~~~ David Hilbert
Friday, January 22, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Professor Istvan Marko explains that COP21 results in nothing as the agreement is nonbinding. Carbon dioxide is plant food and has resulted in the greening of the Earth. He explains that wind and solar power requires large subsidies with back-up from conventional power. Climate has changed cyclically. Temperatures were warmer during previous warm periods than now.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
"All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck."
~~~~~ Lysander Spooner
Monday, January 18, 2016
"The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."
~~~~~ Charles de Montesquieu
Sunday, January 17, 2016
I called the company's US headquarters in Edison, NJ and spoke with a helpful gentleman who informed me that I could send the camera in for repair. "How much will it cost?" I asked. "Nothing," he replied.
Surely, I thought, he meant that they would not charge to diagnose the problem, but would want to be paid for repairing it, since the camera was well out of warranty.
So I carefully packed up my camera and sent it off. Two days later, I received a form email acknowledging receipt of the camera and giving me a case number I could use to check on it. The wording of the email seemed to indicate that in due course, I would be receiving another communication informing me of the cost to repair the camera and giving me the option to authorize the repair -- or have the camera returned as is.
Instead, one month to the day after I sent it off, my camera was returned to me via FedEx fully repaired -- at no charge.
Many companies have forgotten the meaning of the term "Customer Service," but Fujifilm is not one of them.
"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
~~~~~ Robert M. Hutchins
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
"Homeopathy – an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles' medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it."
~~~~~ Jane Welsh Carlyle
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
"I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy."
~~~~~ General James Longstreet
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
"From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned."
~~~~~ Charles Sumner
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
~~~~~ J. R. R. Tolkien
Saturday, January 2, 2016
"The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older."
~~~~~ William Lyon Phelps