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  • Something To Think About - 11/24/18
    Democritus said: “My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/23/18
    Poet Kahlil Gibran believed that “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/22/18
    Oprah Winfrey reminds us to “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/21/18
    Explorer Richard Byrd claimed that “Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/20/18
    Here are some sad statistics from recent polls and surveys: 71% of Americans cannot identify the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Only 32% can name the three branches of government. And 10% of U.S. college graduates think that Judge Judy sits on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Something To Think About - 11/19/18
    According to writer Aldous Huxley, “Experience teaches only the teachable.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/17/18
    Author Pearl S. Buck claimed that “All things are possible until they are proved impossible.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/16/18
    According to Napoleon Bonaparte, “The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/15/18
    The kindness planned for tomorrow doesn’t count today.
  • Something To Think About - 11/14/18
    Sir Thomas Browne said: “Think it more satisfaction to live richly than die rich.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/13/18
    Calvin Coolidge said: “To live under the Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/12/18
    Mark Twain’s advice was to “Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/10/18
    Carl Sandburg "The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring."
  • Something To Think About - 11/9/18
    “It’s a very short trip.” noted Publisher Malcolm Forbes. “While alive, live.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/8/18
    Oscar Wilde claimed that “The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/7/18
    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions,” advised Mark Twain. “Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/6/18
    Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel believed that “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/5/18
    It’s been said that it is better to sleep on what you intend doing than to stay awake over what you have done.
  • Something To Think About - 11/3/18
    According to British Politician Lord Brougham, “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/2/18
    Art historian Russell Lynes claimed that “The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can’t ignore it, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh at it; if you can’t laugh it at, it’s probably true.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/1/18
    Despite all the angst over “Dark Money” in politics and the amount of media attention paid to the politically active conservative Koch brothers, the Capital Research Center notes that 8 of America’s 10 largest private foundations, including the Ford Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, are left leaning.
  • Something To Think About - 10/31/18
    Writer C.S. Lewis said: All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.
  • Something To Think About - 10/30/18
    In a recent op-ed the U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado notes several disturbing facts and trends: “Colorado’s youth use marijuana at a rate 85 percent higher than the national average; marijuana-related traffic fatalities are up by 151 percent; an indoor marijuana grow consumes 17 times more power per square foot than an average residence while each adult marijuana plant consumes over 2.2 liters of water per day; and Colorado has already issued over 40 recalls of retail marijuana laced with pesticides and mold. And now Colorado has a booming black market including Mexican cartel growers for that black market who use nerve-agent pesticides that are contaminating Colorado’s soil, waters, and wildlife.” Is this really what we want for California and the Mother Lode?
  • Something To Think About - 10/29/18
    Baseball great Jackie Robinson believed that "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
  • Something To Think About - 10/27/18
    According to a Polish Proverb: “If there is no wind, row.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/26/18
    Oscar Wilde claimed that “When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/25/18
    Clergyman Samuel Johnson believed that “Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/24/18
    Cervantes said: “Never stand begging for which you have the power to earn.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/23/18
    In her floor speech, Maine Senator Susan Collins correctly noted that the confirmation process “has hit rock bottom” and “looked more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/22/18
    Writer H.G. Wells defined “moral indignation” as “jealousy with a halo.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/20/18
    William feather once observed that “The improbable happens just often enough to make life either disturbing or delightful.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/19/18
    Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee cautioned that “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you will never get it done.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/18/18
    According Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach “It is not those who argue who are to be feared but those who evade argument.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/17/18
    Seneca said: “Love of bustle is not industry.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/16/18
    While the rest of the country is seeing lower energy costs due to plentiful natural gas from fracking, California has seen rates jump by 25% since 2013 and are twice as high nearby Washington State. And now Sacramento has one-upped Governor Brown by mandating 100% of California’s energy be generated from unreliable and hard to store renewables like solar and wind. Two questions: Why? And how will the non-coastal urban elites pay for it?
  • Something To Think About - 10/15/18
    Joseph Epstein writes: “Membership in a (political) party often requires that you support even people you wouldn’t want to meet for lunch. Only an independent, a non-party person, may spread his contempt evenly…”
  • Something To Think About - 10/13/18
    "Difficulties are things that show what men are." - Epictetus
  • Something To Think About - 10/12/18
    Without laughter, life on our planet would be intolerable. – Steve Allen
  • Something To Think About - 10/11/18
    Franz Boas "The passion for seeking the truth for truth's sake...can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth's sake."
  • Something To Think About - 10/10/18
    Mary Pickford "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
  • Something To Think About - 10/9/2018
    Jean-François Revel "A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself."
  • Something To Think About - 10/8/18
    According to Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Time is the most precious gift in our possession, for it is the most irrevocable.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/6/18
    Epictetus said: “Difficulties are things that show what men are.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/5/18
    Comedian Steve Allen claimed that “”Without laughter, life on our planet would be intolerable.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/4/18
    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes claimed that “The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/3/18
    Whatever happened to “Innocent until proven guilty?” The presumption of guilt, as in the case of the Duke Lacrosse team and Judge Kavanaugh is a dangerous development. While the unmasking of the egregious behavior of Bill Cosby, Les Moonves and Harvey Weinstein among other notables, was long overdue and just, the politicization of the 30 year old accusations from high school and college does the “Me Too” Movement no favors.
  • Something To Think About - 10/2/18
    According to British Politician Lord Brougham, “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/1/18
    Gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell advised us to “Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/29/18
    English essayist Joseph Addison claimed that “Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/28/18
    French novelist and playwright Honore’ de Balzac defined “Bureaucracy” as a “giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”