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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

News Factoids for Third Quarter 2016

The four biggest poultry companies - Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's, Perdue, and Sanderson Farms - control nearly 60% of the chicken market. (June 2016)

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally completing the table's seventh row and rendering science textbooks around the world instantly out of date. The elements, discovered by scientists in Japan, Russia and America, are the first to be added to the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were added. {Dec 2015)

Roughly two-thirds of Americans have smartphones, and nearly half own tablet computers.

New Mexico’s final ballot for November 2016 includes eight presidential candidates.

The Wall Street Journal declared in July 2016 a state of 'worldwide economic stagnation', based on a new study by the Mckinsey Global Institute that said: "Across 25 of the world’s advanced economies, about two-thirds of the population – more than half a billion people – earn the same as or less than their peers did a decade ago".

CALL 1-888-567-8688 to permanently opt out of pre-screened credit and insurance offers by mail. They mail a paper form for the permanent 'opt out' option; if form not mailed back, your request defaults to the five-year option.

The domain name was registered in January 2011.

Melania Knauss used a short-term travel visa to move to New York City in 1995, so she was an illegal immigrant when she began dating Donald Trump around 1999. Melania became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001, married Trump in 2005, and became a naturalized citizen in 2006.

Due to the drought here in New Mexico, 'the corn is as high as an elephant's knee'.

Copyright 2016 by G.E. Nordell, all rights reserved

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 2016 Quotations (54)

"To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. You need both understanding and action."
~~ Hillary Clinton

"The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship."
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent."
~~ Justice Louis D. Brandeis [1856-1941]

"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."
~~ E.B. White [1899-1985]

"We'll free every slave in every town and region. Can anybody get a bigger army than that?"
~~ screenwriter Dalton Trumbo [1905-76], line in the movie "Spartacus" [1960]

"I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it."
~~ Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [1832-98]

"Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts."
~~ Brian W. Aldiss [b. 1925]

“Coffee first. Schemes later.”
~~ Leanna Renee Hieber

"Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be properous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation."
~~ Greek philosopher Plato [427-347 BCE]

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”
~~ British author Virginia Woolf [1882-1941], in "Orlando: A Biography" [1928]

"We are all stories in the end. Just make it a good one."
~~ "Doctor Who"

"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results."
~~ Herman Melville [1819-91]

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it is quite clearly Ocean."
~~ author-visionary Arthur C. Clarke [1917-2008]

"In upside-down Republican justice land, no evidence of a crime is proof of a crime."
~~ The Pen at Peace Team activism website

"Trump [is] never wrong, never sorry, never responsible."
~~ journalist Karen Tumulty

CARTOON: [drawing of Hillary Clinton with oral thermometer in mouth] Pneumonia is curable. [drawing of Donald Trump] Stupidity is not.
~~ Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist for Chattanooga Times Free Press

"You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit."
~~ Harry S. Truman [1884-1972]

"If you're more interested in what you're saying than the person listening to you, [then] you're the definition of a boring person."
~~ author David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]

"These are my values. And if you don't like them, I have others."
~~ Groucho Marx [1890-1977]

"It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory."
~~ Thomas Mann [1875-1955]

"You fail all of the time. But you're not a failure until you start blaming someone else."
~~ football coach Oail Andrew 'Bum' Phillips [1923-2013]

"If ever there does appear upon this planet a tightly knit minority of really superior people, it will be the end of all the rest of mankind and mankind knows it, not having come through a billion-odd years of evolutionary struggle for nothing."
~~ Philip Wylie [1902-71]

"Fear is wisdom in the face of danger. There's nothing to be ashamed of."
~~ Sherlock Holmes, in a 2016 BBC-TV movie

"Being honest may not get you many friends, but it will always get you the right ones."
~~ John Lennon [1940-80]

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
~~ French philosopher Voltaire [1694-1778]

"Working hard for something [that] we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something [that] we love is called passion."
~~ Simon Sinek

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are."
~~ Arnold H. Glasow [1905-98]

"What it takes to be a hero is to be ordinary – petty, small, frightened, timid – without that you've got no chance of being a hero. What's required is real heroes. You ought to embrace all those deficiencies. That's what you need to be a hero."
~~ philosopher Werner Erhard, in January 1988

"Immigrants don’t steal jobs or wages. Billionaires do."
~~ radio & print journalist Richard 'R.J.' Eskow

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
~~ Marcus Tullius Cicero [106-43 B.C.E.]

"Friendship is mutual blackmail elevasted to the level of love."
~~ American poet Robin Morgan

"Forgiveness liberates the soul; it removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon."
~~ Nelson Mandela [1918-2013]

"Give a man a reputation as an early riser, and he can sleep 'til noon."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one."
~~ H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]

"To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy."
~~ historian Will Durant [1885-1981]

"Only by going too far can you go far enough."
~~ Sir Francis Bacon [1561-1626]

"Insight doesn't happen on the click of the moment, like a lucky snapshot, but comes in its own time and more slowly and from nowhere but within."
~~ Eudora Welty [1909-2001]

"Life's disappointments are harder to take if you don't know any swear words."
~~ cartoonist Bill Watterson

"I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting [that] you really believe what you just said."
~~ Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. [1925-2008]

"Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both."
~~ Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin [1880-1973]

"All of Man's misery comes from his incapacity to sit alone in an empty quiet room."
~~ Blaise Pascal [1623-62]

"When you hit a wrong note, it's the next note that makes it good or bad."
~~ jazz legend Miles Davis [1926-91]

"When the enemy is making a false movement, we must take good care not to interrupt him."
~~ Napoléon Bonaparte [1769-1821]

"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around."
~~ Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman [1912-2006]

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer."
~~ beat poet Wm. S. Burroughs [1914-97]

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful."
~~ entertainer Mae West [1893-1980]

"Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life."
~~ painter Marc Chagall [1887-1985]

"The best things in life are free. The second best things in life are very, very expensive."
~~ Coco Chanel [1883-1971]

"To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman."
~~ George Santayana [1863-1952]

"Cocaine is God's way of saying that you're making too much money."
~~ actor-comedian Robin Williams [1951-2014]

"Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous."
~~ Chinese philosopher Mencius (Mengzi) [372-289 BCE]

"If God wanted us to vote, He would have given us candidates."
~~ Jay Leno

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.”
~~ movie director David Lynch

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}