Saturday, August 27, 2011

Great Freemasons: Evelyn Briggs Baldwin (1862 - 1933)

Evelyn B. Baldwin (1862 - 1933) Arctic Explorer. b. July 22, 1862 at Spirngfield, Mo. Graduated Northwestern College, Naperville. Ill. in 1885. Accompanied Robert E, Peary on North Greenland Expedition 1893-94 as meteorologist and was meteo...rologist and 2nd in command of Walter Wellman';s Polar expedition to Franz-Josef Land 1898-99. Built and named Fort McKInley, discovered and explored Graham Bell Land.1889.
Organized and commanded Baldwin-Ziegler polar expedition 1901-02. Baldwin reportedly carried Masonic flags with him on his expeditions. d. Oct 25, 1933

(Adams Lodge Number 63, Oswego, Kansas)

-10,000 Famous Freemasons by William Denslow and Harry S. Truman

Politicians kiss babies...

Carl Hiaasen

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
Carl Hiaasen

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Public Service Announcement from Paul Krugman

A Public Service Announcement from Paul Krugman: Please do not board up or tape your windows. We need Hurricane Irene to break as many as possible, to stimulate the economy.

Conan O'brien: Ron Paul is the Clear Winner

Great Freemasons: Hiram Bingham III (1875 - 1956)

"We cannot have confidence unless we have facts." Hiram Bingham III

(Hiram Lodge No. 1, Connecticut)

The Most Interesting God in the Multiverse

They said our wedding was unnatural...

Great Freemasons: Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820)

Situated, many hundred miles from our families in the howling wilderness, I believe few would have equally enjoyed the happiness we experienced. I often observed to my brother, You see now how little nature requires to be satisfied. Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; And I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatsoever state he is. This consists in a full resignation to the will of Providence; and a resigned soul finds pleasure in a path strewed with briars and thorns. Daniel Boone, As quoted in "The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon; containing a Narrative of the Wars of Kentucke" in The Discovery, Settlement And present State of Kentucke (1784) by John Filson

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Miss Me Yet?

Great Freemasons: Rick Wakeman

(Rick is on the left)

"I always say that it's about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place." Rick Wakeman

Brother Rick Wakeman hails from Chelsea Lodge No. 3098.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Items in Heaven's Welcome Basket

Great Freemasons: Simón Bolívar (1783 - 1830)

"A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay; its free government is transformed into a tyranny; it disregards the principles which it should preserve, and finally degenerates into despotism. The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability." Simón Bolívar

Monday, August 22, 2011

To the People of Libya

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Libya. May you be blessed for the rest of your days with liberty and peace. God is great. May your future be free and prosperous!

Air New Zealand staff have nothing to hide

Walter Block vs Stefan Molyneux vs Ron Paul!

Agree or disagree, Stefan always says it well.

Original article here.

Great Freemasons: Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

"The things that mankind has tested and found right make for harmony and progress — or peace; and the things it has found wrong hinder progress and make for discord. The right things lead to rational behavior — such as the substitution of reason for force — and so to freedom. The wrong things lead to brute force and slavery.
But the peace I describe is not passive. It must be won. Real peace comes from struggle that involves such things as effort, discipline, enthusiasm. This is also the way to strength. An inactive peace may lead to sensuality and flabbiness, which are discordant. It is often necessary to fight to lessen discord. This is the paradox." Richard E. Byrd

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

"All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty." Henry Clay

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Praxeology - Episode 9 - Uncertainty

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom." Thomas Paine

Friday, August 19, 2011

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

"Suspicion is a virtue as long as its object is the public good, and as long as it stays within proper bounds....Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel." Patrick Henry

Famous Freemasons

Why rule a rule a world when you can just build one?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Obama's Magical Misery Tour

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

To suppose that God Almighty has confined his goodness to this world, to the exclusion of all others, is much similar to the idle fancies of some individuals in this world, that they, and those of their communion or faith, are the favorites of heaven exclusively; but these are narrow and bigoted conceptions, which are degrading to a rational nature, and utterly unworthy of God, of whom we should form the most exalted ideas. Ethan Allen

Ron Paul Full Speech at New Hampshire Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening - 8/17/2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Faith Does Not Save You - The Jesus Trip

Obamacare, Gov't Insurance Exchanges, & The Coming Price Explosion

Ron Paul Ad - THE ONE

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

"Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil." Thomas Paine

Monday, August 15, 2011

Henry Hazlitt (1894 - 1993)

The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector.
Henry Hazlitt

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898)

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order; the firmest foundations for the development of individual character; and the best provision for the happiness of the nation at large. William Gladstone

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (1881 - 1973)

A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police. Ludwig von Mises

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Friedrich August Hayek (1899 - 1992)

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. To the naive mind that can conceive of order only as the product of deliberate arrangement, it may seem absurd that in complex conditions order, and adaptation to the unknown, can be achieved more effectively by decentralizing decisions and that a division of authority will actually extend the possibility of overall order. Yet that decentralization actually leads to more information being taken into account.
o The Fatal Conceit : The Errors of Socialism (1988), p. 76

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Praxeology - Episode 5 - The Rationality of Action

Possibly the most important lesson so far:

George MacDonald (1824 - 1905)

"The best thing you can do for your fellow, next to rousing his conscience, is — not to give him things to think about, but to wake things up that are in him; or say, to make him think things for himself." George MacDonald

Friday, August 5, 2011

Praxeology - Episode 3 - Purposeful Action

If you choose not to act, you still have made an action (/Hat Tip to Neil Peart).

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Praxeology - Episode 2 - Methodology

Max Stirner (1806 - 1856)

(Caricature by Frederick Engels)

Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self. Max Stirner

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Praxeology - Episode 1 - Introduction

Praxgirl makes Praxeology fun!

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant."
John Stuart Mill