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Today I lost a friend
Hans de Vrijer
is my friend,
is my teacher,
is my student,
is my brother in arms

Today I sand before the Father Creator and give witness on his behalf.

Thank you Father for your kindness.

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Bush the Reckless

Ah, the legacy of the weasel.

He shall be know in History of the world as

Bush the Reckless!

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My daughter set this to me so I thought I would share it. no Idea who wrote it originally and who ever did thank you

Computers : Masculine or feminine

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that
in Spanish, unlike in
nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. 
“House” for instance, is feminine: “la casa.”
“Pencil,” however, is
masculine: “el lapiz.” 
A student asked, “What gender is
Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split
class into two groups,
male and female, and asked them to decide
themselves whether “computer”
should be a masculine or a feminine noun. 

Each group was
asked to give four reasons for its
The men’s group
decided that “computer” should

definitely be of the
feminine gender (“la computadora”),
1. No one but their creator understands their

2. The native language they use to communicate with
computers is
incomprehensible to everyone else; 

3. Even the
smallest mistakes are stored in long
term memory for possible
retrieval; and 

4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find
yourself spending
your paycheck on accessories for it. 


The women’s group, however, concluded that computers
should be
(“el computador”), 

1. In
order to do anything with them, you have to
turn them on; 

They have a lot of data but still can’t think for

They are supposed to help you solve problems,
but half the time they ARE the
problem; and 

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that
had waited a little longer, you could have gotten
better model.

The women won.

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On India

“It’s the best country in the world to be rich. But it’s also the worst country in the world to be poor.”
a party planner in India

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On January 31, 1996, The Wall Street Journal ran an essay I wrote in
honor of my late father, a skilled and dedicated physician. In it, I
quoted the three injunctions by which he practiced his craft:

“Do not operate except in extremis. Do not over medicate. Never
charge more than patients can afford. Ignore the first two taboos and
you are unprincipled. Break the third and I shall call you a vampire.”

I wish I had a dollar in my pocket for every patient this 1935 summa
cum laude graduate of the Paris Faculty of Medicine treated for
nothing, for every baby he delivered on a kitchen table or in a big
brass bed, for every kilometer he pedaled at night to tend to a dying
patriarch, for every leg of lamb or basket of eggs he accepted in lieu
of honorarium, for every debt he forgave.

By W.E. Gutman

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On Politics

“…the people can
always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you
have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the
pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It
works the same in any country.”

— Hermann Goering, Hitler’s chosen successor
for ruling Nazi Germany during World War II; quote from the Nuremberg
Trials 1945-1946

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Most people only get to visit great works of art.

The Dutch get to live in one!

KLM Poster

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