Quote of the Day-March/April
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Started by metmike - March 2, 2021, 10:46 p.m.

Previous greats quote threads:

                Feb=Black History month quotes          

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                Started by metmike - Feb. 1, 2021, 1:17 a.m.            



                Quote of the Day            

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                Started by joj - Jan. 19, 2021, 11:57 a.m.    



 Quote of the day November/December 2020+Jan 2021            

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                Started by metmike - Nov. 4, 2020, 8:27 p.m.            


Quote Of The Day, November 4, 2020

March 2, 2021

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on
your way.”

 Dr. Seuss        


By metmike - March 2, 2021, 10:50 p.m.
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But wait............now we find out that Dr. Seuss was racist and some of his books will no longer be published!

6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images


By metmike - March 8, 2021, 9:55 p.m.
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Happy International Women's Day 2021 Quotes, Messages, Status: Celebrate the spirit of the day with these inspirational quotes


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa, Activist

By metmike - March 10, 2021, 3:11 a.m.
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“People go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.”

– Charles MacKay,  Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1852)

By metmike - March 11, 2021, 9:06 p.m.
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"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth"  Henry David Thoreau

Remembering Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

Thoreau's "Walden" still has much to say today, if we are willing to listen.


Less remembered, however, is that while living at Walden Pond, he gave an 1848 lecture on “Resistance to Civil Government”— since published as Civil Disobedience—which had much farther reaching effects. The book helped inspire the World War II resistance, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, those struggling against apartheid, and others. And it still has much to say today, if we will listen.

“I heartily accept the motto, 'That government is best which governs least'; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — 'That government is best which governs not at all'"

By metmike - March 13, 2021, 1:32 a.m.
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Stop hanging out with people that tell you what you want to hear. Hang out with people who tell you the truth.   Eric Thomas

By metmike - March 14, 2021, 7:19 p.m.
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Yet, being loud doesn’t increase the value or validity of their opinion. In fact, often by the very nature of being the loudest, those opinions are typically the furthest from reality.......Mark Homer, Uncommon sense

By metmike - March 16, 2021, 2:46 p.m.
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                             Started by mcfarm - March 16, 2021, 7:09 a.m.            


      We are having a climate optimum, NOT a climate crisis!

          Climate Reality discussions            

                            15 responses |              

                Started by metmike - April 15, 2019, 4:10 p.m.            


By metmike - March 17, 2021, 8:29 p.m.
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Irish Blessing by Tristan Scott - Print on Canvas

By metmike - March 21, 2021, 2:31 a.m.
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inner peace quotes the less you want richer are yanni wisdom

By metmike - March 24, 2021, 10:38 p.m.
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metmike: To me, this just reinforces an indisputable method for using schemes to affect human behavior. They do this all the time with tv commercials or political ads that most of us know are total bs........but somehow, it's worth spending many billions of $ on.

You can completely overcome the lack of truth or lack of evidence/empirical data or lack of validity of your position or product/service. Simply manufacture a "subjective reality" based "alternate facts" and repeat it over and over and over. Despite this representing a false narrative and science fiction much of the time, the key element to success is REPETITION. 

If you repeat a lie often enough and people hear it for 3 decades, for instance, they accept it as the truth.

Once that you accept something as the truth. It can take 20 times more information to change your mind and often that isn't enough, even if your mind believes a complete lie. 

Cognitive bias!

List of cognitive biases


By metmike - March 28, 2021, 12:57 a.m.
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The depth and breadth of your authentic self is vast and limitless. Sherrie Dillard, Discover Your Authentic Self: Be You, Be Free, Be Happy

By metmike - April 1, 2021, 1:26 a.m.
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Love turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.  Author Unknown

By metmike - April 2, 2021, 11:37 a.m.
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The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling. Thomas Sowell


By metmike - April 5, 2021, 1:39 p.m.
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If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. Thomas Sowell

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By metmike - April 6, 2021, 9:43 p.m.
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The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' Thomas Sowell

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By metmike - April 10, 2021, 10:12 p.m.
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The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best. - Thomas Sowell

By metmike - April 11, 2021, 11:53 p.m.
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People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. - Thomas Sowell

By metmike - April 12, 2021, 11:21 p.m.
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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly. Thomas Sowell

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This guy has made more profound statements than anybody I've read!

By metmike - April 14, 2021, 12:25 a.m.
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Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. - Thomas Sowell

By metmike - April 16, 2021, 12:01 a.m.
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The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' Thomas Sowell
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By metmike - April 17, 2021, 12:35 a.m.
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metmike:This quote is bound to be a hit with several regular posters at MarketForum!

The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive. Thomas Sowell
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By metmike - April 17, 2021, 11:26 p.m.
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The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them. 

Thomas Sowell
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By metmike - April 19, 2021, 11:27 p.m.
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"The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department."Thomas Sowell

This man has almost as many great, on the money quotes as MLK....only he's a black REAL WORLD conservative!!! Ok, not quite as many but enough to last for months!!


Homogenous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty


Figure 2 gives a picture of how the broad liberal arts fields compare with respect to political affiliation. The professional field has the least extreme (but still unbalanced) D:R ratio while ideologically rooted interdisciplinary studies has the most extreme. The hard sciences are more balanced than the social sciences and the humanities.

Figure 2
Number of Democratic Faculty Members for Every Republican in Five Broad Fields
Indeed, faculty political affiliations at 39 percent of the colleges in my sample are Republican free—having zero Republicans. The political registration in most of the remaining 61 percent, with a few important exceptions, is slightly more than zero percent but nevertheless absurdly skewed against Republican affiliation and in favor of Democratic affiliation. Thus, 78.2 percent of the academic departments in my sample have either zero Republicans, or so few as to make no difference.
By metmike - April 22, 2021, 2:12 a.m.
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Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. Thomas Sowell
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