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“The Big Lie”

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, […]

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Being humble

“…[Cato] used to laugh at those who delighted in such honours, saying that, although they knew it not, their pride was based simply on the work of statuaries and painters, whereas his own images, of the most exquisite workmanship, were borne about in the hearts of his fellow citizens. And to those who expressed their […]

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Starting small

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu Before I can make a difference in my life to implement my plans I must take action. Taking that action can sometimes be a challenge when the goal I have set is ambitious. When I found myself procrastinating in getting started, the words […]

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Who benefits?

TANSTAAFL (There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein Reading a book on the statin hoax (The Great Cholesterol Con) reminds me why skepticism must be one of my core values, in order to minimize the degree to which others will be effective in trying to […]

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