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  1. Big Lies and Fake News

    by , Yesterday at 03:48 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A lie told often enough becomes truth.
    Nicolai Lenin

    The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." from Mein Kampf

    “...a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.” from Machiavelli's, The Prince, note 2, at ch. XVIII

    The ...
  2. Time Is Money

    by , 06-13-2018 at 06:22 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Origins of the adage "time is money":
    "The first cite is a version from Classical Greece "the most costly outlay is
    time" attributed to Antiphon. The second cite is from 1572 Discourse
    upon Usury, "They saye tyme is precious."" http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pip...ch/097859.html

    I had an appointment this morning at Baystate Franklin, but when I got there I was informed that the appointment had been ...
  3. Hunting Witches

    by , 06-06-2018 at 05:43 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have never been on a witch hunt, per se, but those aren’t as popular as they used to be. But considering what nice people most witches are maybe I should hunt some up. Hearing news about Robert Mueller conducting a witch hunt got me thinking about such things again.

    Hunting witches was never an especially popular sport in the U.S. or in the region that became the U.S. The Salem witch trials and executions were the biggest such event. If we want to find information about hunting ...

    Updated 06-11-2018 at 09:23 AM by PeterL

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  4. Artificial Scents

    by , 05-31-2018 at 09:25 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The world already stinks more than enough, so why add to the stench?

    Most animals use scent to signal others of their species and sometimes animals of other species, and humans are some of the animals that use scent. There are specific meanings in many scents, and being about to detect the scent can be important. Few, if any, animals other than humans disguise their natural scents.

    Humans are a little different, and it has become increasingly popular for humans to ...
  5. Straightening Out Migration

    by , 05-22-2018 at 04:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I find it somewhat amusing that people are still making noise about people trying to immigrate to the U.S. without noticing that most of the immigrants are more interested in leaving their present location and situation, and they just want to live in a less unpleasant place. Whether they are fleeing economic problems, bad government, dangerous street gangs, civil war, or whatever, they want to escape a bad place. Refugees from Syria are fleeing from a civil war in which several other country are ...

    Updated 05-22-2018 at 07:36 PM by PeterL

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