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News Briefs 15-05-2017

Cult of Personality...

Quote of the Day:

I want all of my new special agents and intelligence analysts to understand the FBI's history [of] interaction with Dr. [Martin Luther] King and draw from it an understanding of the dangers of falling in love with our own rectitude. And the importance of being immersed in that design of the founders with oversight by the courts and Congress so that we don't fall in love with our own view of things.

James Comey (2014)

News Briefs 13-05-2017

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

Quote of the Day:

“The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

News Briefs 11-05-2017

On the next episode of The Apprentice: White House edition…

Thanks to Baby Groot.

Quote of the Day:

"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty."

˜ Plato

News Briefs 10-05-2017

Slow news day...

Quote of the Day:

If I see eleven
You can say it's seven
Still I wish you heaven

Prince, "I Wish U Heaven"

News Briefs 09-05-2017

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...

Thanks to @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

More human than human is our motto.

Tyrell, 'Blade Runner'

News Briefs 08-05-2017

Current status...

Quote of the Day:

Fascism arose in Europe [in the 1930s] with the help of enormous corporations.

Howard Zinn

News Briefs 06-05-2017

“All mass is interaction.”

Quote of the Day:

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.”

R. Feynman

News Briefs 04-05-2017

From the Royal Society for Putting Things Atop Other Things: Birds atop other birds.

Thanks to John Reppion and viewers like you.

"Starting with things of little value--a bit of spilled oil, a little stolen wine--repeat to yourself: 'For such a small price, I buy tranquillity.'"
- Epictetus

News Briefs 03-05-2017

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you...

Thanks to @SFSlim, @AnomalistNews and @m1k3y.

Quote of the Day:

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

Terry Pratchett