Only half of all hybrid vehicles on the U.S. market are more fuel-efficient than their non-hybrid versions, researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists find: some models pair a big gas-guzzling engine with hybrid technology in a way that enhances only performance, not fuel economy, explains UCS’s David Friedman. Newsweek
April 14, 2008
An effort by the government to communicate almost face-to-face with as many of its citizens as possible, and to make its case for voluntary sacrifices, rather than simply confiscate the needed money through taxes. A gargantuan feat of popular democracy, the likes of which have since vanished from the culture. James Bradley
On the War Bond efforts of World War II (Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley, 2000)
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. Abraham Lincoln
1854, (1809-1865), 16th president of the United States.
Governmental scientific inquiry is a contradiction in terms. Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged (Quentin Daniels),(1905-1982)
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity. James Fenimore Cooper
American Author (1789-1851)
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy in his Inaugural Address in 1962, echoing a Memorial Day, 1884 address made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., one who had fought in the Civil War.
Knowledge is the only fountain both of the love and the principles of human liberty. Daniel Webster
Completion of Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843. P. 93. 1782-1852
And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride.This god, this one word: ‘I.’ Ayn Rand
We don’t have the technology or the brute force capability to get this [encrypted] information. Louis J. Freeh
Louis J. Freeh, Director, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 26, 1997, before the U.S. House of Representatives on FBI encryption. One year later a *private* organization cracked the government sponsored DES in less than 3 days. Freeh was either (1) misinformed, (2) misled, or (3) misleading people. [See Cracking DES, Electronic Frontier Foundation].
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things: and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. George Santayana
(1863 – 1952)