Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Yes Weekly's Jeff Sykes, Feb. 24, 2016; "On the streets with Fec and Robespierre"
If nothing doesn’t change, you can’t start over.

All warfare is based on deception

…when able to attack we must seem unable,
when using our forces we must seem inactive,
when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far…,
when far away, we must make him believe we are near

Sun Tzu

What do you do in a battle in which you die if you don’t fight or lose?

Whoever has his foe at his mercy and does not kill him is his own enemy.

Shaikh Sa’di Shirazi

There may be less risk and greater return
in learning from other people’s experience before having to learn from your own.

My downfall raises me to infinite heights.

Napoleon Bonaparte

What do you do in a battle in which you die if you don’t fight or lose?

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

Billy Joel

If the worst player’s identity is unknown,
could it be you?

Fools take to themselves
the respect that is given to their office


What do you do with your bayonet
after you and your opponent shoot the last bullets and miss at 3 yards?

Rejoice not at your enemy's fall, but don't pick him up either.

Yiddish proverb

Should you do to others what you would want them to do to you,
unless you need not to?

We were taught in Economics 101
that countries could not for long sustain large ever-growing trade deficits

…our country has been behaving like an extraordinarily rich family
that possesses an immense farm

In order to consume 4% more than they produce,
that's the trade deficit,
we have, day by day been both selling pieces of the farm
and increasing the mortgage on what we still own

Warren Buffett

Fuck the status quo

If one were to get anywhere near events...,
one would look back on the experiences with fondness

This town needs a high colonic