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If God had intended for us to be naked…

“If God had intended for us to be naked, we’d have been born that way”. ~ Mark Twain Quote was referenced in the comments to article in KOMO News website about frequent flyer John E. Brennan stripping down to his birthday suit in protest of Portland Airport TSA harassing screening procedures.

Find a simple system that works and evolve up towards greater complexity

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system. — John Gall

Ha!

“The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine.” – Abraham Lincoln

as long as the population is quiet – everything’s fine

Actually, there was a description by—a very succinct account of all of this by a former high Jordanian official who’s now director of Middle East research for the Carnegie Endowment, Marwan Muasher. He said, “This is the principle.” He said, “There is nothing wrong. Everything is under control.” Meaning, as long as the population is […]

Marilyn Monroe had something to say

“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.” by Marilyn Monroe