I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. I'm a billionaire.
~ Betsy Salkind...
Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years.
~ Prince Philip...
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
~ Spike Milligan...
The best cure for Sea Sickness, is to sit under a tree.
~ Robin Hall...
Lawyers believe a person is innocent until proven broke.
~ WH Auden...
We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.
Aristotle- Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
"Knowing the Truth and not speaking is the same as a lie."
"Prayer is when you talk to God and Meditation is when you listen."
"There are no such thing as miracles; only natural laws which man as yet to understand."
Too bad TV wasn't invented before the Radio; then we would have had a TV that you didn't have to watch.
Don’t allow superior intellect and religious beliefs to inhibit your intuition in discovering truth.
My logic cannot compete with your faith.
Mother Nature is nice to most of us. She allows us to die a little at a time so we can get used to it.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) He was born April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia and later served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, Representing Virginia at the Continental Congress. He was educated at the William and Mary College and became a Lawyer.
1767- Admitted to the Virginia bar.
1769- Elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses
1775-76 Delegate to the Continental Congress
1776-79 Virginia House of Delegates
1779- Elected Governor of Virginia
1782-Dispatched to England to treat for peace with Great Britain.
1784-Associate Envoy to France
1785-Minister to the French Court
1789-Secretary of State
1793-Established the Democratic-Republican Party
1796-Vice President of the United States
1801-President of the United States
1803-More than doubled the size of the U.S. with the “Louisiana Purchase” from France
1810-Established the University of Virginia
1826- Died (July 4th) Exactly 50 years after signing the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson Quotes:
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take
away the rights of the other forty-nine.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and mythology.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
If God is just, I tremble for my country.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to liberty.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
He was born in Boston and was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. His mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah. Young Benjamin loved to read and was an apprentice to his brother James, who was a printer. He helped to compose, set the type and then to distribute the pamphlets they printed.
In 1729, Benjamin Franklin bought a newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette and he often contributed articles to his own paper under aliases. His paper soon became very successful in the colonies and was one of the first papers to include political cartoons which were written by him.
In 1733 he began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac. It included such things as weather reports, recipes, predictions and homilies. Many of the famous phrases associated with Franklin, such as, "A penny saved is a penny earned" come from Poor Richard’s Almanac.
In the 1720’s and 1730’s Franklin organized the “Junto” a group dedicated to self improvement and civic improvement. He also joined the Masons about this same period. By 1749 he had retired from business and started concentrating on science, experiments, and inventions. He invented the efficient “Franklin” heating stove, swim fins, the glass armonica (a musical instrument) and bifocals.
He began to study electricity in the early 1750's. His observations, involving the nature of electricity and lightning brought Franklin international fame. He went to England and stayed until 1775, as a Colonial representative not only of Pennsylvania, but of Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
In 1765, he began to wonder if the American colonies should break free of England. Franklin was elected to the Second Continental Congress and worked on helping to draft the Declaration of Independence. Though much of the writing is Thomas Jefferson's, much of the contribution is Franklin's. In 1776 Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence, and afterward sailed to France as an ambassador to the Court of Louis XVI.
The government of France not only signed a Treaty of Alliance with the Americans in 1778 but
also secured loans for the Colonies. In his late seventies, Franklin became president of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania and served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention whereby he signed the Constitution. One of his last public acts was writing an anti-slavery treatise in 1789.
Franklin died on April 17, 1790 at the age of 84. It is said that 20,000 people attended the funeral of the man who was called, "the harmonious human multitude."
Benjamin Franklin Quotes:
Light houses are more helpful than churches.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
James Madison (1751-1836) He was brought up in Orange County Virginia and attended Princeton; then called the college of New Jersey. He participated in the framing of the Virginia Constitution in 1776, served in the Continental congress and was a leader in the Virginia assembly. Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing the Federalist essays with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Also, he helped frame the Bill of rights. He opposed Hamilton’s financial proposals which he felt would unduly bestow wealth and power upon northern financiers. Out of this came the development of the Republican or Jeffersonian Party. Madison was elected President in 1808.
James Madison Quotes:
Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
In no instance have... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
Barry Goldwater (1909-1998) He was a five term United States Senator from Arizona. (1953-1965, 1969-1987) Barry Goldwater was the Republican Party’s nominee for President in 1964 and was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force reserves.
Barry Goldwater Quotes:
David Rockefeller’s newest international cabal …it is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. (Barry Goldwater -Writing about the Tri Lateral Commission)
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) He was born in Thetford, England, and came to the United States at age 37, just in time to take part in the American Revolution. He had met Benjamin Franklin who had advised him to immigrate to the British Colonies in America and wrote him letters of recommendations. Paine left England in October and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 30, 1774 after barely surviving the transatlantic voyage. He was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, classical liberal, inventor and intellectual. He was the author of the very popular pamphlet “Common Sense” which advocated independence for the American Colonies from Great Britain. Also he authored a series of pamphlets called “The American Crisis” from 1776-1783 that supported the American Revolution. In 1793-94 he wrote “The Age of Reason” which advocated “Deism” and took issue with Christian doctrines. The word “Deism” is the belief that there is a God that created the physical universe but does not interfere with it.
Paine was also an inventor and received a patent in Europe for a single span iron bridge, a smokeless candle and worked with John Fitch on the early development of steam engines.
Thomas Paine Quotes:
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child cannot be true.
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities?
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) He was the sixteenth President of the United States who successfully led our country through its greatest crisis, the Civil War, and then was assassinated less than a month after the war’s end.
Abraham Lincoln Quote:
Study the constitution. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in Legislatures, and enforced in Courts of Justices.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British Statesman and Philosopher.
Burke's writings and speeches may be described as a defense of sound constitutional statesmanship against prevailing abuse and misgovernment. Burke was one of the foremost political thinkers of 18th century England.
Edmund Burke Quote:
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand
why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
Stephen F. Roberts
…”If the Government schools are allowed to teach children K-12 using Pavlovian/Skinnerian animal training methods-which provide tangible rewards only for correct answers- there can be no freedom. Why? People “trained”-not educated- by such educational techniques will be fearful of taking principled, sometimes controversial, stands when called for because these people will have been programmed to speak up only if a positive reward or response is forthcoming”.
Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt author of: “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”
Someone once said that “the Bible, Koran and Talmud has some value, like a four leaf clover and a rabbit’s foot”.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) “The Merchant of Venice” Act 1, Scene 3
Ron Paul- He is a current member of Congress, 14th District of Texas who is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. In the words of former treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is one of the exceptions to the gang of 535” on Capitol Hill. He is an outspoken critic of the private Federal Reserve's inflationary measures and advocates a return to the gold standard. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the Federal Government and a return to constitutional principles.
During his 1959 acceptance speech as the Alfalfa Club's presidential nominee, Senator Prescott Bush (President George Bush’s grandfather) was reported as stating:
I recall here the immortal words of Granville Rice, when he wrote:
The rules of life apply the same
To any sport you choose
It matters not how you play the game,
So long as you never lose.
It looks like Senator Prescott Bush’s son and grandson are carrying on the tradition of “It matters not how you play the game, So long as you never lose.”
Albert Einstein Quotes:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Condemnation without investigation is ignorance.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.—P. J. O’Rourke
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
—George Bernard Shaw
A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
Gerald Ford and/or Thomas Jefferson ?
"The powers of financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."
Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderbergers at Evian, France, May 21, 1992.
Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people. Henry Kissinger—the front man for the Rockefeller dynasty.
"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself."
Richard Haass- Club of Rome
"Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation...but can't, [won't] support the drastic reforms to stop it [repeal of the Federal Reserve Act] because it could cost him his job."
Robert A. Heinlein—Expanded Universe