My Uncle Raoul "Huff" Baker enjoyed the abnormal things in life. He fought in North Africa and Germany in WW2, came home "shell shocked", never married, drank 1/5 whiskey per day, floated white river naked in March on a homemade raft, carved a gun with the name "John Dillinger" on a vertical rock at High Rock IN. Today its a tourist site and folks lead to believe it was Dillingers hideout and he actually carved it while there. Died at age 56 from liver failure.
Necessity is the plea for
every infringement of
human freedom. It is the
argument of tyrants; it is
the creed of slaves
"Anyone can rescue his human life who seizes every opportunity of being a man by means of personal action, however unpretending, for the good of fellow men who need the help of a fellow man." Albert Schweitzer
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon Torah of Economics : There is no such thing as a free lunch, and all the rest is merely explanation Basic fallacy : it is possible to do good with others people's money Thank God for Government's unlimited ability to waste The major monetary metal in history is silver, not gold.” & especially not fiat paper. Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive. Governments never LEARN. Only people LEARN. Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
Paper money always returns to its intrinsic value – zero.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than the history of crime To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize
When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty.........Confucius
God designed and Amateurs built the Ark,
Engineers designed and professionals built the Titanic,
The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of evil people but because ordinary people do nothing about it - Albert Einstein
When I die, I'll be leaving behind the same amount of money as Bill Gates. All of it - Theodore Mantle
*When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. - Thomas Jefferson
There are a thousand hackling at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root - Henry D. Thoreau
When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent. Isaac Asimov
Ann H. Gabhart, Fiction Writer
* The reality is, if we tell the truth, we only have to tell the truth once. If you lie, you have to keep lying forever - Wayne Dosick