Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller


“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws.”

Mayer Rothschild





“If voting could change things, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

Emma Goldman






Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like ston; 
Kindness in another’s trouble and 
Courage in your own.

~Adam Lindsay Gordon




When you have a tiny tiny piece of shit in the soup it doesn’t matter how much more water you pour in and how many more spices you put on top. There’s shit in the soup.



My God keep you, my friend, and should our paths not cross again I wish you blessings many and all the luck in the world.



“ Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. ”— Henry Ford




Remember, FEAR means:

F – False

E – Expectation

A – Appearing

R – Real

and WORRY accomplishes nothing



It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.



A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Albert Einstein:



Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote: Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.


Truth is verifiable to the extent that thoughts and statements correspond with actual things, as well as the extent to which they “hang together,” or cohere, as pieces of a puzzle might fit together; these are in turn verified by the observed results of the application of an idea to actual practice.

William James




“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. If people can learn to hate they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela



When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sherlock Holmes



Close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades




“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found while journeying east and west. The only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know. We please the fleeting guest. And deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

1850-1919, Author and Poet…….




“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

The state is the entity that has a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, force, and coercion. If an individual travels to another country and kills its citizens, we call it terrorism. If the state does it, we call it war. If a man kills his neighbor it is murder; if the state does it it is the death penalty. If an individual takes his neighbor’s money, it is theft; if the state does it, it is taxation.”


“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” —Samuel Adams


What is the last thing an insect sees when it collides with a windshield?

Its a**hole.



“Life is all memory, except for the present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going”.

— Tennessee Williams


Victory, that elusive thing for which General Douglas MacArthur said there’s no substitute, can’t be a mere idea. It has to have a fixed address.


For Mr. Obama: “This business of ‘Well, they can afford it; they should pay their fair share?’ Who are you to say ‘Somebody else’s fair share?’ ”

Mayor Bloomberg


Life is not about singing in the rain but learning to dance in the storm.

Laugh often, long and loud.

Laugh until you gasp for breath.

Where ever you go, you are always there


“ The man who is prepared has his battle half fought. ”

— Miguel de Cervantes


“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.”
  –John Locke


As George Washington is reputed to have said: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Government is not our friend.


“You can”t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.”

Michael Phelps


19th-century psychologist, William James, said “Life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.”



“ There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it. ”

— William James




Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

~ Paul Tillich



Yogi Berra infamously advised, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”



“More than any time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

Woody Allan



“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

― Edward L. BernaysPropaganda



Louise Hay. “how you start your day is how you live your day, how you live your day is how you live your life.” Find your authentic truth and live it.






He took off the robe of a Supreme Court judge – and under it was revealed a shyster



Financial instruments meant to make transaction manageable and transparent are used as deodorants to sanitise the stink in the cesspool of vested self interest created by powerful banks.


Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. ~ Wayne Dyer


“We are fast approaching the stage of ultimate inversion: the stage where government is free to do as it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.” ~ Ayn Rand


“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” ~ John F. Kennedy


“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness”.


Knowledge is the remedy to the darkness of ignorance.


Abandon all hope, all those who enter….. Dante’s Inferno


The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese dissident & politician (1945 – )


(Legendary Canadian painter) Tom Thomson once said, ‘I’m responsible for my life and my work and I’m going to do both in the way that I choose.’


A man’s mother fills his heart for the first time. If he’s lucky, his father fixes his compass.


“You can visit Ottawa and what you’ll see is a democracy theme park. The buildings are still there. You can tour Parliament, but you will no longer see democracy.”


Former slave Frederick Douglass advised: “Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them. … The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

“Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.”


Benjamin Franklin disait : « Ceux qui sont prêts à sacrifier une liberté fondamentale pour obtenir temporairement un peu de sécurité ne méritent ni la liberté ni la sécurité »

The purpose of government is for those who run it to plunder those who do not.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo, professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland


“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:

the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,

while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage

of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”

– Ayn Rand


Churchill said of Russia, “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”



“You don’t feel drunk, you just feel ever so slightly superb.”

Ken Livingstone


William Butler Yeats

‘Yet they that know all things but know That all this life can give us is A child’s laughter, a woman’s kiss.”



Jean-Baptiste Colbert – finance minister for Louis XIV- is quoted as saying that “the art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing”


The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. — Paradise Lost.


Einstein’s statement in 1946 that ‘everything has changed, save the way we think


H.L. Mencken once wrote that a puritan is a person with a “haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.”

There is a Chinese saying, “chi ku,” which means “eat bitterness.” The concept of eating bitterness roughly translates to: “Life sucks, so shut up, and grin and bear it.”

You MUST be in control… “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.” — Jim Rohn




A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

“Mark Twain famously said that, ‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its trousers on.’ It is very late in this case, your honour, but the truth has almost caught up with the original allegations.”


“Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. Life ain’t a track meet, it’s a marathon.”


All concepts are illusions held in the mind that thinks they are real.


“When you’re in a hole, it’s generally a good idea to stop digging … from doing the same idiotic stuff that got you in trouble in the first place.”

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey that no one can take for us, or spare us.”

-Marcel Proust


“I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam.” Popeye:

Canadian doctor William Osler: “As no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.”


“ Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there. ”

— Mark Twain

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” ~ Albert Einstein

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

Albert Camus


“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.” –Edward Everett Hale


“Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall”

King Solomon

“The crime of taxation is not in the taking it, it’s in the way that it’s spent.”

Will Rogers

Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Jack Layton


«Mes amis, l’amour est cent fois meilleur que la haine. L’espoir est meilleur que la peur. L’optimisme est meilleur que le désespoir. Alors, aimons, gardons espoir et restons optimistes. Et nous changerons le monde» — Jack Layton


“I believe in a very limited role for government. But the prime reason that government exists in a free society is to protect liberty. Ron Paul

“the world doesn’t owe you anything, it was here first.” Kierkegaard


“You owe your existence to the world you were born into.  Your birthright is your desire to shape it.  And your happiness is a direct result of your efforts to do so.” – Christian Hudson


“I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.”

Sir Isaac Newton


“After all, you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.”

Warren Buffet


‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’Warren Buffet


“Stupidity is not ignorance, but the non-thought of received ideas.”– Milan Kudera

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying he wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx

“One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”

John Stuart Mill


Who can honestly say that he is not enjoying the show?

Clowns to the left of us, jokers to the right…it’s fun, isn’t it?


“Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light.”


“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


Was it Confucius or Jerry Lewis who once said: “He who passes gas in church may wind up sitting in his own pew”?


For faith is nothing more than an assent the mind gives to some thing it sees cause to believe is fact. But priests, preachers, and fanatics, put imagination in the place of faith, and it is the nature of the imagination to believe without evidence.”

Thomas Paine


Once you know something, “taken the red pill” (to give that Matrix movie reference), you can’t go back. You can’t “take the blue pill” and ignore what you’ve seen and walk away, at least I can’t. Sometimes, I feel that I’d give anything to take a blue pill and move into blissful ignorance, just for a while, but this isn’t a movie, it can’t and shouldn’t happen.


The House of Commons is the “closest association yet achieved between the life of the people and the action of the state.”

Winston Churchill

“Don’t be afraid of failure. Don’t be afraid of making an ass of yourself. I do it all the time, and look what I got.”

William Shatner


Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”


“We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all [people] are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among [people] deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to ALTER or to ABOLISH it.” -July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence.


“life is what happens while you are making other plans” John Lennon


Malvina Reynolds says, “It isn’t nice to block the doorways, it isn’t nice to go to jail, there are nicer ways to do it, but the nice ways always fail.”


“Institutions derive their legitimate authority from an informed public that chooses to grant them authority,” Assange said. “If the public is not informed, then any authority that chooses to grant an organization in itself is not informed, and therefore is not legitimate.” Julian Assange

Never sign a contract with someone you’ve never met who shows up unannounced at your door. Let me repeat: Never.


Everything in life doesn’t need to be fixed. Life is what it is, and you don’t have control over it.

Shania Twain


lawyer Louis Nizer once observed, that the failure to explain everything perfectly negates all that is explained


Goldman Sachs, the world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.

Matt Taibbi


“It is better to be at odds with the whole world than, being one, to be at odds with myself,” Socrates


Winston Churchill définissait le succès comme la capacité d’aller d’un échec à un autre sans perdre son enthousiasme.


“The recognition of the insuperable limits to his knowledge ought indeed to teach the student of society a lesson of humility which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men’s fatal striving to control society – a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellows, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization which no brain has designed but which has grown from the free efforts of millions of individuals.”

As Friedrich von Hayek stated in his Nobel Prize address


“There are two ways to sleep well at night – be ignorant or be prepared.” – Simon Black


« L’État, c’est la grande fiction à travers laquelle tout le monde s’efforce de vivre aux dépens de tout le monde. »

– Frédéric Bastiat, 1848



“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry


Lewis Carroll wrote: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”


“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn


The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high

and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.



“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts…For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

~ Patrick Henry


“You’re distracted in the society of the spectacle because you have so little to do with making it, it’s the corporation’s creation. So you’re left with a processed sensation.”

Billy Talen


One of the major reasons for government secrecy is to protect the government from its own population.

Noam Chomsky


What does it mean to demonstrate in these days? Nothing. Demonstrations in the streets are for the deluded. They lead to unnecessary violence, and place energies out in universe that accomplish nothing except to further the aims of the oppressors.

Humans need to remain centered in the Now — as Humans — and to take effective action from a Human perspective. We engage and remove the oppressive system not by trying to bludgeon it down, but by deflating it.

Simple human actions can cripple collective systems easily. 

Eric Cantona

Nonviolence is the rock on which the whole structure of noncooperation is built. 

– Mahatma Gandh


“I heard trouble’s come to your town. Well I’ve got a little somethin’ guaranteed to ease your mind. It’s called Snake Oil y’all. It’s been around for a long, long time.” Steve Earle (Snake Oil)


That’s the thing about relationships. They’re chemistry experiments, essentially, and it’s hard to know how two people will combine, endure and enhance one another – or fizzle and potentially implode. It’s only when you’re in it that you can test the nature of its bond.

Who pays, or, as Lenin more forcefully liked to put it, kto kogo (“who can do what to whom”) is a – maybe the – central question that politics exists to resolve.


“Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell”.

Clint W. Murchison


The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22:7


“One man told his children, ‘I plan to spend the last penny on the day I die and I hope the check for the funeral home bounces’,”

“That’s fine dad,” said his son. “Just don’t get the date wrong.”


luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity


to know one thing you must know the opposite



“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.”

Winston Churchill


 “I’m a recovering person in progress. Every rehabilitation program I’ve been in says the same thing: Getting past the denial is half the battle. Take responsibility for your actions. No matter who you are, a banker or a model or an aesthetician, if you don’t do that, you’ll find yourself living in an insanity world.”

Naomi Campbell


Asked if he regrets anything about his career. “Regret is the worst human emotion,” he said. “If you took another road, you might have fallen off a cliff. I’m content.” William Shatner


“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. “Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” Thomas Paine


“HOPE has two children.The first is ANGER at the way things are. The second is COURAGE to DO SOMETHING about it.”St.Augustine


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ”


“Peace is not just the absence of war. It is the presence of justice and the absence of fear.”

Canadian scientist, educator and renowned activist, Ursula Franklin


Insanity, is the practice of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.”

Thomas Paine-The Age of Reason


“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” Mark Twain

Sometimes silence is golden.


Churchill said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”


Corporate persons aren’t like you and I. They have eternal life and legal immunity. No death, no taxes, no joy or pain or moral feeling. No sweat and no tears. When they move their mouths, out come dollars, and we call those dollars speech.


“Those of us who make and administer the laws must keep the laws, or we lose our moral authority to govern.”

Ernest Manning 1947


Slavery consists of being “subject to the incessant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.”

~ John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government


“There can be no such thing as ‘fairness in taxation.’ Taxation is nothing but organized theft, and the concept of a ‘fair tax’ is therefore every bit as absurd as that of ‘fair theft.'”

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.



Eliminate all Myths, Hoaxes, Misdirection, Lies and Silliness.

What will be left is Truth.

Sherlock Holmes


 the first rule of holes: “ When you’re in one, stop digging.”


“A lie does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become a lie because nobody sees it.” -Mahatma Gandhi


Lincoln: “God must have loved the common man. He made so many of them.”


 “They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. NOT MY OBEDIENCE!” Mahatmi Ghandi


Take what man makes and use it,

But do not worship it,

For it shall pass.


“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.” – Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address


“If all you ever do is all you’ve ever done, then all you’ll ever get is all you ever got.”


“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity;

a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.”

 -Winston Churchill


“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the
power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now
is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in
time. For the clock may soon be still.”


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” 
- Bill Cosby


“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’ ”

Mahatma Gandhi:

“Live as if you would die tomorrow, learn as if you would live forever.”


“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all, it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.”

~ H L. Mencken


They fuck you up, your mum and dad,
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had,
And add some extra, just for you…


Tell me and I forget.

Show me and I remember.

Involve me and I understand.


“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
—PLATO, 427 – 347 B.C.



Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then without veering of direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into the particular individual……Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude – the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think right is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high. We are god in the chrysalis.

– Elbert Hubbard


“The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.” G.K. Chesterton


Experience taught me a few things.
One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper.
The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know.
And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. 

Donald Trump


All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)


Paying taxes is one of the hardest things for us to do – I can’t imagine anybody that’d actually hand out the government’s “share” of our income willingly. That’s what income tax basically is, the governing body “charges” you for the income you earn.


“I have learned silence from the talkative,

tolerance from the intolerant

and kindness from the unkind.

I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.”

Jubran Khalil Jubran


Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property. Ayn Rand


“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.

In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains

seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all

must be most aware of change in the air – however slight –

lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”

                    — William O Douglas