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The Other 1%

On a previous post, I mentioned that about 1% of the people we meet are going to be sociopathic. This shouldn’t be a big surprise. No one promised that life was going to be fair, and if we take a … Continue reading

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The Oracle at Delphi

Alexander the Great and the Oracle at Delphi “Alexander the Great visited the Delphic Oracle wishing to hear a prophecy that he would soon conquer the entire ancient world. To his surprise the oracle refused a direct comment and asked … Continue reading

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Coach Bob Knight Quotes

“You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.” “Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.” -Sports Illustrated, January 1981 “The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to … Continue reading

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Early American Exceptionalism

by Jay Steel Hackenbracht This is a story about early American Exceptionalism. Oppressed people Came to America because they had a dream that there was a better opportunity for them to excel and contribute to society. This belief was fueled by the … Continue reading

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To Resolve Misunderstanding

“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”  — Abraham Lincoln “Many times, there is no conflict— the hard part is simply getting the conversation started.” (Remember the free toaster the … Continue reading

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Johannes Althusius– The First Federalist

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” –Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. The sovereignty of the state belongs to the people. Before the American Revolution– even before Socrates and Plato– jurists and … Continue reading

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