Category Archives: DeepThoughts

Quote of the Day

How timely… “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — … Continue reading

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"Stuff Happens"

Excellent Economist article on why the war in Iraq failed: What went wrong? The most popular answer of the American neoconservatives who argued loudest for the war is that it was a good idea badly executed. Kenneth Adelman, he of … Continue reading

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A Human Truth

As seen on reddit:

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Couldn't have said it better…

Brilliant.

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Washington's "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation"

In keeping with my New Year’s resolution to “be the better man”, I have been studying traditional rules of civil behavior. Google led me to an interesting list of rules written (or at least transcribed) by George Washington back when … Continue reading

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On Herding Cats

Just saw an interesting quote on /. from a user named plopez: Herding cats is hard because you are using the wrong management technique. You herd cattle (and sheep and goats and pigs etc.), you do *not* herd cats. Cats, … Continue reading

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2007 New Years Resolutions

My 2007 resolutions: Lose last of the fat – drop down to 170 lbs by March 1st (8 pounds to go!). More patience – don’t snap to judgment, let others finish a sentence before cutting in, don’t get angry if … Continue reading

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The guiding principles of the Slacker@Work

Brendon @ Slacker Manager has hit the nail on the head yet again with this list: I’ve been thinking lately about what overarching ideas guide folks like us (you know, smart people who want to do good work, but only … Continue reading

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The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy

Interesting essay on LewRockell.com on the subject of South Park and Libertarian philosophy: It’s all too easy to become fixated on the vulgar and obscene surface of South Park, rejecting out of hand a show that chose to make a … Continue reading

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An open letter to libertarian Republicans

What did libertarian Republicans lose on Tuesday? You lost some “friends” who had exploited the libertarian label but who never deserved it. J.D. Hayworth in Arizona. George Allen in Virginia. Jim Talent in Missouri. In losing them, you lost … … Continue reading

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