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There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
  —  Freya Stark
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On This Day In:
2017 Looking At #DumbDonald
2016 No Great Thing
2015 Happy Memory
Of Two Minds
2014 Sums
2013 Memories & Binging
Admiration Due
2012 Choices Matter
2011 Acceptance Is The Key
2010 Just A Permanent Crease…
Bodily Functions
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It is my belief… that the truth is generally preferable to lies.
   ―  J.K. Rowling
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On This Day In:
2017 Near By
2016 Maybe Someday
2015 How’s The Cow?
2014 Mind Made Up
2013 On Purpose
2012 The Dream
2011 What Could Be More Comfortable?

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But we all know in our hearts that mere repetition and decibel level is no way to truth.
Part of the controversy hinges on the difference between discovery and invention.  To me, science and math are ultimately about undiscovered continents: things that really do exist, although we might not yet know about them.  The example that I often use is trilobites in the Cambrian period, more than 500 million years ago.  Did trilobites know the value of pi?  I think not.  Did any living creature in the Cambrian know the value of pi?  No.  But did pi exist with the same value that we know of today?  Yes.
Truth is all around us.  We just have to look for it.  This task  —  is mankind’s most noble activity.  We give up on it at our peril.
  —  Errol Morris
From his editorial:  “Why Donald Trump can’t kill the truth
Which appeared in Time Magazine, dtd: 11 June 2018
[The title for this post is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Hunting of the Snark“.  It also appears in the text of Morris’ opinion piece.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 And So On
2016 Kept
2015 Envy * 2
2014 Destiny For The Talented
2013 I Do Not Fear It
2012 Until Found
2011 Reducing Goods To Data
The Fog Of Civilization Building

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A single fact will often spoil an interesting argument.
  —  William Feather
[Or a frequently told lie.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Life’s Oddity
2016 Just Asking…
2015 Two Thoughts On Thinking
2014 From The Top, Please…
2013 You Are The Stars
2012 Just One??
2011 Anything But

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This is the America we live in…
In this country, professional athletes can be blackballed from employment or fined by the their league for peaceful protest against an unfair criminal justice system.  And, the President can call them: “SOB’s” who should be fined or fired or deported.
In this country, the executive branch (President) can use border control and immigration staff to forcibly separate children from their parents because the families are seeking entry into the United States.  Some of the families are attempting to enter illegally.  Some are attempting to enter legally and seeking asylum.  Some are attempting to enter illegally and seeking asylum.  It is my understanding ALL groups are having their families / children separated until the asylum request has been adjudicated and / or the illegal entries have been processed.  And the kicker is there is no system to track which children are which and / or track them for reunification with their parents / family once a decision has been made.
The President is blaming the Democrats because they haven’t solved the immigration problem – even though it is the Republicans which control both houses of Congress, the Executive Branch and conservative Justices (appointed by Republican Presidents) form the majority of the US Supreme Court.
The Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security says: “We are just doing our job trying to enforce the laws…”
For once, I can agree with a Republican: Senator John McCain (on Twitter):
“The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded.  The administration has the power to rescind this policy.  It should do so now.”
But remember, according to President Trump: It is the Fake News (Free Press) which is the Country’s greatest enemy.
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On This Day In:
2017 Go Where?
2016 Returning To The Same Box
2015 The Hunter’s Music
2014 Dedication
2013 Unhappy Alternatives
2012 Implications
2011 Never Let Us Down

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If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.
  ―  Aesop
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On This Day In:
2017 Summer Pale
2016 Ain’t It Funny
2015 At Both Ends
2014 Whiner(s)
2013 Just Passing Through
2012 Dog-gone Heaven
2011 Occasional, Sad Results

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History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.
   ―  Thomas Jefferson
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On This Day In:
2017 The Best?
2016 Timely Opinions On “The Donald”
Even Allowing For Coincidence
2015 First Things First
2014 Without The Other
2013 Earn This
Seeking A View
2012 Stumblin’ Along My Way
We’re Proud Of You, Jr!
Union Card
Two Philosophies
2011 Simply Unpredictable

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