Monday, October 21, 2013

From around the dial....................

Stuart Schneiderman:  The Glory That Was France

"Now, the French are discovering the hard way that they have sold their future and their nation’s future for the promise of a free lunch, paid for by the rich."

Michael Wade:  Dangerous Assumptions


Matt Ridley:  The net benefits of climate change till 2080

"Good news is no news, which is why the mainstream media largely ignores all studies showing net benefits of climate change."

The Strategic Learner:   Six Steps to Aaaahhh


Samizdata:  The Quote of the Day

"Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money, only for wanting to keep your own money."   
- Joseph Sobran

Jeff Kopito:   The presence of hope

"she does admit to the reality that 'the best doctor in the world has never succeeded in making anyone immortal.'
"But she also adds that 'the overwhelming presence of hope isn’t denial – it’s part of our DNA as humans.  And it’s time our health care system started accounting for the power of that hope.' "
Lest we forget, things were not all that rosy with the health care system pre-Obamacare. 
"Republicans will need to recognize that repeal of Obamacare should not be their obsession, because they would then be leaving the nation with a dysfunctional yet still highly government-oriented health care system, not some lost conservative paradise."

Ray:  Eleven tips on How to Stay Young

9. Don’t take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next city, county,
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

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