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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25: Stumblin' on to any black square

October 25 in history (via Wikipedia)

1760  George III becomes King of Great Britain.

Called a "tyrant" though he never expanded power for himself and merely tried to protect Parliament's taxes the American colonies. Which goes to show that tyranny isn't in the person or even the office, but in the policy. 

Birthday Quotes I

"I say: liberate yourself as far as you can, and you have done your part; for it is not given to every one to break through all limits, or, more expressively, not to everyone is that a limit which is a limit for the rest. Consequently, do not tire yourself with toiling at the limits of others; enough if you tear down yours. [...] He who overturns one of his limits may have shown others the way and the means; the overturning of their limits remains their affair."

"Everything sacred is a tie, a fetter."

- Max Sterner (October 251806 – June 261856)

Birthday Quotes II

"The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine, and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the deity to regenerate our victims while incidentally capturing their markets, to civilize savage and senile and paranoidal peoples while blundering accidentally into their oil wells or metal mines."

"In different countries the basis of resistance takes different forms, but it comes chiefly from the conservative groups. Hence it becomes increasingly difficult to go on spending in the presence of persisting deficits and rising debt. Some form of spending must be found that will command the support of the conservative groups. Political leaders, embarrassed by their subsidies to the poor, soon learned that one of the easiest ways to spend money is on military establishments and armaments, because it commands the support of the groups most opposed to spending."

- John T. Flynn  (October 25, 1882– April 13, 1964)

Happy Birthday Jon Anderson!

And Happy Birthday Chris Norman! 

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