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First Principles: Inclinations and Passions Must Yield to Evidentiary Facts

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)      

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)    

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On Losing You

Feeling lousy today with only myself to blame… On Losing You by Michael Romani In losing you I might as well Have lost my life Sad, but, true This end of tale.. I would have made you my wife I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nature Has Given Man Into Woman’s Hands

“Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman’s entire but decisive advantage. Through man’s passions, nature has given man into woman’s hands…” – Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch Nevermind how this guy meant this.  It … Continue reading

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First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770) in ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

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First Principles: Persons of Intemperate Minds Cannot Be Free

“Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of … Continue reading

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WordPress #Daily Prompt July 14 – Tailor

Zoot Suits were once quite the riot….

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First Principles – On Pride

“In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will … Continue reading

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