It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.– Harry S. Truman (via thechocolatebrigade) (via tobia)
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Will we ever get a non-hysterical response to...
They do not include expansive new police or spying laws. Our police don’t need any new laws to deal with terrorism; rather, they need apolitical funding. The arrest of the “liquid bombers” in London is an example: They were caught through old-fashioned intelligence and police work. Their choice of target (airplanes) and tactic (liquid explosives) didn’t matter; they...
The problem with designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate...– Douglas Adams (via quote-book) (via herdivineshadow)
Principles of Kwanzaa
In President George W. Bush’s 2004 Presidential Kwanzaa Message, he said, “During Kwanzaa, millions of African Americans and people of African descent gather to celebrate their heritage and ancestry. Kwanzaa celebrations provide an opportunity to focus on the importance of family, community, and history and to reflect on the Nguzo Saba or seven principles of African culture. These...
Anyone who makes a significant contribution to any field of endeavor, and stays...– Jones’ First Law (not sure which Jones)
mled: Boy there are very few things I hate more than waking up and being hectored by Ann Atkins on Thought For The Day. Word.
As this book goes to press, the men in Bravo Second Platoon, along with the rest...– Last lines of Generation Kill. Fuck.
If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business and we hope...– Gus Grissom - after the Gemini 3 mission, March 1965. He died two years later when the Apollo 1 command module burnt up during a pre-launch test