Things Worth Discussing – 01-22-11 Edition

Woke up laughing this morning, but can’t remember the dream. Today must be a good day. Here are some notables I have mined out of my 300 bookmarks this week. I have long been a fan of Dr. Walter E. Williams. In today’s WSJ, he was the feature of a column called State Against Blacks…

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…And I Quote

It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the…

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Old Men Start Wars & Young Men Die in Them

Murray Rothbard is one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century, as a philosopher, political theorist, and economist. His publications number in the high hundreds or even thousands, and his thoughts cover nearly every persevering social issue from the founding of America until today. As a preface to this post, I would recommend the…

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Worst Analogies EVER

These were all used in high school essays. If these were my students I would laugh… and then give them bad grades: He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in…

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Obligatory Spirit-Lifting

A guy goes into a bank and says he wants to borrow $200 for six months. The loan officer asks him what collateral he has, and he says, “I have a Rolls Royce. Here are the keys — you can keep it until the loan is paid off.”  Six months later the guy comes back…

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