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  • Something To Think About - 7/11/18
    Psychologist Carl Jung once observed that “If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/10/18
    Theodore Roosevelt claimed that “It cannot be too often repeated that in this country, in the long run, we all of us tend to go up or go down together.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/9/18
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher claimed that she ”… started life with two great advantages: no money, and good parents.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/7/18
    Dr. John C. Maxwell "Leadership Is Influence: Nothing More, Nothing Less"
  • Something To Think About - 7/6/18
    Confucius- "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
  • Something To Think About - 7/5/18
    Anne Lamott — 'Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.'
  • Something To Think About - 7/4/18
    On this July 4th, our Independence Day, remember that liberty is always unfinished business.
  • Something To Think About - 7/3/18
    Christian Nestell "Example has more followers than reason."
  • Something To Think About - 7/2/18
    We were not in favor of the legalization of recreational pot and the ensuing array of cannabis stores. And we're especially against the sale of pot edibles. Easy access will not end well. there is no way little suzie or billy can tell the difference between their gummy bears and Mommy and Daddy's special ones. There is no field sobriety check for law enforcement this social experiment has not gone well for Colorado's children and citizens. Crime is on the increase in Colorado including from organized crime that legalization was supposed to disincentivize, the tax revenue will never match the cost.We were in favor the decriminalization of pot as rational law. We supported medical marijuana as a deterrent to chronic pain and just maybe opiod addiction.
  • Something To Think About - 6/30/18
    Disreali said: “It is easier to be critical than to be correct.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/29/18
    Mark Twain claimed that "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
  • Something To Think About - 6/28/18
    Teddy Roosevelt believed that “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/27/18
    Poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox once noted that “To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/26/18
    According to C.S. Lewis “You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."
  • Something To Think About - 6/25/18
    Helen Keller believed that “A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/23/18
    Seneca said: “If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/22/18
    Poet and author Richard Armour cautioned us that while “It’s alright to hold a conversation, you should let go of it every now and then.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/21/18
    Essayist Joseph Joubert claimed that “It is better to stir up a question without deciding it than to decide it without stirring it up.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/20/18
    Poet Sara Teasdale wrote: “No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/19/18
    “Never exaggerate your faults; advised Robert C. Edwards, “your friends will attend to that.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/18/18
    “Friendship is like money,” noted Samuel Butler, “easier made than kept.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/16/18
    Epicurus said: “Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/15/18
    The Persian-language poet Saadi warned us to “Take care of what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/14/18
    Voltaire said: “Friends should be preferred to kings.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/13/18
    According to author and scholar William Lyon Phelps, “This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/12/18
    Essayist Joseph Joubert believed that “The goal is not always meant to be reached, but to serve as a mark for our aim.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/11/18
    To paraphrase Edmund Burke, “Ambition can creep as well as soar.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/9/18
    Jewish Proverb: In choosing a friend, go up a step.
  • Something To Think About - 6/8/18
    Oscar Wilde — ‘Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.’
  • Something To Think About - 6/7/18
    "Honesty is one part of eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves." William Hazlitt
  • Something To Think About - 6/6/18
    “In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” – John Churton Collins
  • Something To Think About - 6/5/18
    William Shakespeare — ‘Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.’
  • Something To Think About - 6/4/18
    "Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another." - Charles Caleb Colton
  • Something To Think About - 6/2/18
    "Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even." - Horace
  • Something To Think About - 6/1/18
    Author Victor Hugo advised us to “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/31/18
    Martin Luther King, Jr claimed that "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
  • Something To Think About - 5/30/18
    Writer Aldous Huxley once noted that “There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/29/18
    It was recently pointed out to us that the wildly expensive bullet train to nowhere was voted in to existence by the taxpayer and not created out of thin air by the governor. Fair enough. But we would point out that the taxpayers voted for a six billion dollar project and not for one rapidly approaching nearly twice that amount. That fact makes it pure state government mismanagement and not the will of the people.
  • Something To Think About - 5/28/18
    Calvin Coolidge believed that “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men (or women) with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/26/18
    Writer Herman Hesse once observed that “One must find one's dream, then the path becomes easy.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/25/18
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that “Freedom does not come about of itself. It must be struggled for and then defended anew every day of our lives.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/24/18
    According to journalist Joan Didion, “Character -- the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life -- is the source from which self-respect springs.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/23/18
    The poet Longfellow once observed that “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/22/18
    The recent so-called “Tax Reform” has maintained our steeply progressive tax structure. The top 20% of households, with 52% of total income, pay about 87% of income taxes, up almost 4%. The lowest 60% of households with 27% of U.S. income will pay no tax. And the vilified 1% will pay 43% of income tax, up 13% despite what Nancy and Chuck claim to the contrary.
  • Something To Think About - 5/21/18
    John Adams said: “Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/19/18
    Writer Edith Wharton believed that “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/18/18
    Writer Edith Wharton believed that “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/17/18
    Clergyman Charles Colton advised us that “When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/16/18
    Confucius said: “Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/15/18
    The city of San Francisco recently claimed in court that rising sea levels threatened The City. Then, it issued long bonds stating in the prospectus that the city was “unable to predict whether sea level rise or other impacts of climate change or flooding from a major storm will occur.” I guess the dire threat of global warming depends upon whether you’re buying or selling.
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