"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My friend's father visited Ceylon in the 1940's, he thought it was Paradise on Earth


Garbage piles up in Sri Lanka capital after 300-foot rubbish mountain is shut down following devastating collapse that killed 30 people

  • The massive 300-foot rubbish mountain collapsed in Colombo on Friday
  • It destroyed 145 homes nearby and buried victims in a garbage landslide 
  • Hundreds of troops were still searching for six missing people four days on

Hundreds of tonnes of rotting garbage have piled up in Sri Lanka's capital after a 300-foot rubbish mountain collapsed and killed 30 people.  
Authorities shut down the main rubbish dump on the northeastern edge of Colombo on Tuesday - four days after it destroyed 145 homes and buried victims in a garbage landslide.
Hundreds of troops were still searching for six people missing since the accident, but authorities were not hopeful of finding any survivors four days on.
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