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    Wednesday Links

    A very chilling look at the Sandusky matter, and persuasive evil in general.  It gives sports a new horror.

    Utah Quote

    No matter how new age you get, old age will kick it’s ass.


    The past didn’t go anywhere.

    An idea for a long blog post I need to write at some point

    Iron Man technology vs God Technology

    Iron Man technology allows you to do something you couldn’t do before, or do you something better.  Like excel or a database.   Usint it allows you to change something  or it helps in the change of soemthing. God Technology allows you to sit there for a while and then feel good after a while.  Like Facebook.  Or you sit there for a while and do not feel good but you fulfill your Social Obligations, also like facebook.  Either way, nothing has changed but you’ll do it again soon.

    Well Put

    The rich person is not the one who sits on a plushy couch or otherwise needs a lot of stuff or a lot of conditions to be satisfied to be comfortable. In fact, such a person is very poor having externalized their ability to be comfortable. The rich person is the one who can be comfortable or happy in any kind of situation.

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    Random Sunday

    Your seemingly daily Utah Phillips

    Spokane is a place like Denny’s – it’s not a place you go to, it’s a place you end up.

    Metaphor for America These Days

    Back in World War Two they didn’t make pet food, so we had to keep chickens as pets.  We had two chickens.  One day one chicken got sick, so we killed the healthy one to make chicken soup so the sick one could get better.


    If you’ve got to have heroes, make sure they’re dead so they don’t blow it.

    Non Utah – read The “Wash My Ferrari” Problem: A Meditation on Risk


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    Random for Monday the 9th of September

    Utah Quote:

    Try to remember that Nature bats last.

    More Utah

    There are people in every audience who are just there to look for mistakes and he’s playing for them as well.

    Missoula has  DINKS, Double Income, No Kids, Butte has SKINNIES, Seven Kids, No Income

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    Quote of the day – Thursday edition

    MMM nails it

    Not many people realize it, but food, clothing, housing, durable goods, travel, and a host of other things are cheaper today than they have been throughout most of history. These prices have actually been dropping in inflation-adjusted terms for decades. So if you focus your spending on meeting your needs, as the MMM family likes to do, you couldn’t have been born at a better time. Life is fantastic.

    On the other hand, corporate marketing skill and consumer envy have been rising faster than inflation for quite some time.

    From Ramit

    every time an HR rep gets fired, a life coach is born

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    Worth reading on 9-4-2012

    • “Fools win pointless arguments by experience.”
    • The functions of faith
    • Quote of the day

      if you don’t get excited by numbers like $1600 and $2300 per year, I need you to take a break from reading, print out a picture of me, and use it to punch yourself in the face while looking into the mirror so you can watch the grave disciplinary scene unfold.

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