“(…) people only go to hell if that’s where they believe, in their deepest heart, that they deserve to go. Which they won’t do if they don’t know about it. This explains why it is so important to shoot missionaries on sight.”—
Two masked men wearing hoodies and wielding handguns burst into the Pine Eagle Charter School in this tiny rural community on Friday. Students were at home for an in-service day, so the gunmen headed into a meeting room full of teachers and opened fire.
“I was born here of an Irish family/But that in itself is not too good for me/ Because national identity won’t fulfill me/I don’t fit that kind of old pigeon-ery/Oh no that is not me, that’s just not me/Nowhere is home to me”—Kevin Rowland
“Nicholas Christenfeld, a University of California, San Diego professor of social psychology, along with Jonathan Leavitt, a PhD candidate at UC San Diego studying psychology, organized an experiment where volunteers were given three stories of different genres, written by well-known authors such as John Updike and Anton Chekhov. One of those stories had a spoiler in a separate paragraph, another had the spoiler worked into the opening paragraph and a last one did not have any hint of the ending. Participants typically enjoyed the stories with the spoiler at the very beginning the most, even when the story had an unexpected twist ending or was a murder mystery.
“The view that regulation is bad for business is almost universally held,” he says. “But in every country where you find prosperity, you find massive amounts of regulation. Show me a libertarian paradise where nobody pays any taxes and nobody follows rules and everybody lives like a king! Show me one!”—The Surprising Truths About Income Inequality in America: Big Issues: GQ
“Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?”—Why Can’t I Own a Canadian?
“av de så kallade rebeller jag intervjuat – de som gillar att trumma på om hur de alltid går sin egen väg – har haft väldigt svårt att formulera en självständig tanke bortanför deras egen relation till fotbollsplanen. Xavi, Puyol, Piqué, Fàbregas och Busquets har jag däremot alla uppfattat som klarsynta människor som reflekterat en hel del över världen och deras egen position i den.”—Nice Guys Finish Last « Bank o Niva