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Some of my favourite Quotes

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. ~~ Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~~
Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ~~ George Bernard Shaw

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ~~ Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ~~ P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else. ~~ Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)

I don't make jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts. ~~ Will Rogers

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ~~  Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! ~~ Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. ~~ Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when government does it. ~~ Anonymous

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. ~~ Ronald Reagan

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ~~ Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. ~~ Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. ~~ Thomas Jefferson

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~~ Aesop

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! ~~ P.J. O'Rourke

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 Words can be fascinating, magnetic, elfin! 

unusual meanings or of special interest or sound

Snollygoster:- A shrewd, ambitious person who appears genuine but is in fact devoid of principles. Often, if not mostly applied to politicians.

Plutonomy:- The small percentage of the population that is gathering increasing wealth.

Precariat:- The working people of the world who lead increasingly precariious lives. Combining the words precarious and proletariat

Qualia:- That experienced by a person, usually a sensation or a mental stat. An example would be, a subjective experience such an individual's appreciation of the redness of a sunset.  http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qualia/

Sitzpinkler:- A gentleman who sits to pee. A German word deserving better currency - Ed

Thrawn:- Scots word meaning twisted or woven into. Can also mean stubborn.

Mardy:- Spoiled as applied to a child. Also can mean irritable, bad tempered.

Astroturfing:- In its simple form the word Astroturf is the trade name of an artificial grass material. In its political and marketing sense the term relates to paid-for movements or campaigns which present an impression that the success is spontaneous, or suggests a 'grassroots movement.

Novation:- Changing the legal status or obligations applying to a situation, including adding an obligation or replacing an affected individual with another.

Pollyannaism:- Behaviour characterised by excessive trust and belief in the integrity and goodness of human nature or of partners. Increasingly use as a term of derision.

Sitzpinkler:- A gentleman who sits to pee. A German word deserving better currency - Ed

Thrawn:- Scots word meaning twisted or woven into. Can also mean stubborn.

Mardy:- Spoiled as applied to a child. Also can mean irritable, bad tempered.

Astroturfing:- In its simple form the word Astroturf is the trade name of an artificial grass material. In its political and marketing sense the term relates to paid-for movements or campaigns which present an impression that the success is spontaneous, or suggests a 'grassroots movement.

Novation:- Changing the legal status or obligations applying to a situation, including adding an obligation or replacing an affected individual with another.

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