Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good sayings

“The greatest threat to a government is people who think for themselves,” ~ US Congressman Ron Paul.

"You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better.
You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone.
If you're wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, tuned in, turned on as you can possibly be."
~ Abraham-Hicks


"Only when the last tree is cut; only when the last river is polluted; only when the last fish is caught; only then will they realize that you cannot eat money."
~ Cree Indian Prophecy

"The man who knows what freedom means will find a way to be free." ~ F.A. Harper

"To disarm the people... was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
~ George Mason

"Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." ~ Norman Cousins

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves"
~ Edward R. Murrow

"How fortunate for politicians that people do not think."
~ Adolf Hitler

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew; And then they came for me. ..... And... by that time there was no one left to speak up"
~ Pastor Martin Niemöller

"The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it."
~ Anonymous

"Tell a Lie That is Big Enough, and Repeat it Often Enough, and the Whole World Will Believe It" ~ Joseph Goebells

"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it." ~ Julius Caesar

"It is no measure of health to be 'well adjusted' to a profoundly sick society." ~ Krishnamurti

"When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important." ~ Krishnamurti

For all the "Bible thumpers" out there...;
~ Galatians 4:16
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate."
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Ignorance is the natural state of mankind, it takes continuous effort to change that. Those who don't read, who don't have a life style of self-educating, who aren't growing in knowledge and understanding, have no idea what is coming down the road..."~ Brian Dekoekkoek

"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."~ Leo Tolstoy

How the world works, shown as an Australian outback story

How the world works, shown as an Australian outback story

It's a slow day in a dusty little town. The sun is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody attempts to survive on credit

On this particular day a tourist from down south is driving through town , he stops at the local Hotel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to hire a room for a few hours for a shower etc.

He is given keys to a room and as soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the $100 bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the Butcher.

The Butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the Farmers Co-op.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his drinks bill at the hotel.

The publican puts the $100 back on the counter so the traveller will not suspect anything.

When the traveler comes down the stairs, he buys a drink and pockets the remainder of the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Australian Government is (& most other Govts) are conducting business today.