This Isn’t About You


This isn’t about you.  Really.  It isn’t about me either.  It isn’t about anyone really.   Just a few viddy’s and a few quick comments about them.  Nothing spectacular today, no great writing.  It’s been a long day, so I’m going to relax. 

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Chile had a major earthquake happen 60 miles offshore.  The quake registering 8.8 on the Richter scale, A gigantic earthquake, but not their largest. Chile has a history of very large, very violent earthquakes, including what the USGS calls the largest earthquake to hit anywhere in the last 200 years, a quake in 1960 that registered 9.5 on the Richter scale. 

I don’t know that this will turn into the disaster that Haiti was, simply because the people there, having large quakes as part of their history, were in some measure prepared for this.  They’ll still need help though. 

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I’ve read Ayn Rand a bit, and like I’ve said before, she was nothing more than a ranting nutjob whose robber baron idealism had seen it’s zenith 30 years before she was born.  A good viddy because Colbert is funny and witty and Pearlstein is a good guy with a valid point.

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That’s it from here.  Later!

Today’s nuggets, via wikiquote:  Virtue refuses facility for her companion … the easy, gentle, and sloping path that guides the footsteps of a good natural disposition is not the path of true virtue. It demands a rough and thorny road.   Michel De Montaigne

I tell this story to illustrate the truth of the statement I heard long ago in the Army: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of ’emergency’ is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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