To fix things you only need two things: WD40 and Duct tape. If something moves that shouldn’t, use the Duct tape, if it does not move when it should, use the WD40.
I grew up in a communist country where we have, perhaps mistakenly, thought that the difference between communist dictatorships and the western democracies was that in a free and democratic society “freedom of speech” meant that you still had your … Continue reading
The English language seems to have won the war, and it has become the lingua franca of the entire world. So after successfully convincing the world that everyone has to speak English why do British people mistakenly think that they … Continue reading
DHMO is a dangerous chemical that is already everywhere in our environment.
November 13, 2016
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You cannot legislate common sense.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
March 28, 2016
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There is nothing more dangerous than a do-gooder with an agenda.
March 27, 2016
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Forced equality is a path to mediocrity not a path to freedom.
July 6, 2015
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Why do people assume that anyone with a good singing voice is inherently smarter than the rest of us?
July 1, 2015
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You may gather wealth and you may buy objects you desire. You may buy what passes for love or a pretense of respect. With the advancement in medicine you may even buy health and time. But the people who knew you and were with you when you were young are always in short supply.
June 24, 2015
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What keeps you going is the belief that it will get better.
But it rarely does.
If 3 AM, just before you go to bed, looks like the perfect time to drink all your leftover coffee you probably have ADHD.
Live long and prosper.
February 25, 2015
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Life is too short.
Learn some impatience.
Gutta cavat lapidem non bis, sed saepe cadendo. Sic homo fit sapiens bis non, sed saepe legendo.
Laozi wrote: 故善人者不善人之師不善人者善人之資不貴其師不愛其資雖智大迷。
Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos. Tempora si fuerint nubila solus eris.
July 6, 2014
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You know you are getting old when you start taking the words of Hippocrates too seriously:
Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.
Life is short, the craft is long.
(Usually quoted in Latin: Ars longa, vita brevis.)
When the ancient Greeks have invented democracy the people have actually wielded the power by means of ostracism and graphe paranomon.