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"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."

That's what Ayn Rand wrote in Capitalism (1966).

Now get a load of this, this is just just hilarious. The Ayn Rand (!) institute... is getting a freakin' GOVERNMENT BAILOUT!

reuters.com/article/us-health-

Privatize profits, socialize losses.

Took the boy and the dog for a ride today. We found the old Silverton tram line and followed it through the outback.

Took the dog for a circuit around the boundaries of the living desert park. Many fences, instructional signs and crumpled remains of murdered 'roos. keeping it's history alive....

matt.might.net/articles/tenure
HOWTO: Get tenure

I also started blogging a lot. Blogging, much like answering questions on Quora, doesn’t count for tenure at all, and in fact I was cautioned against doing it, since it was “a waste of time.”

But, blogging became a way to reach out to the world and to transmit technical knowledge, which is what academic publications are supposed to do – but don’t.

Been a while, hello everyone. I don't get out much

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Started spring cleaning. Now that everything is maximum mess I've lost the will to carry on.

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"I was laughing, my mate was laughing, bleeding funny." For some reason this Alexei Sayle sketch has always stuck in my head.

youtu.be/yPEsVxIZP2w

I set my disc brakes on fire three weeks ago. My bicycle has been at the bike shop ever since. I've called them twice but they are "waiting on parts". It's it too tragic to call again?

Hello again Mastodon... The sunrise this morning is as smoky as the impending sunset. Australian bushfire season is upon us!

"The Great Day of His Wrath". I still remember when I first saw this in the Tate gallery and thinking that fantasy art was perhaps legit after all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grea

When I first became interested in art, I was about 4 years old and this was the type of Art I felt deserved a capital 'A' mastodon.sdf.org/media/1kAt5br

It's been a tough week at work, one more day to go. Had a few minutes to scrawl this between making a smoothie and packing my lunch at 6am this morning. mastodon.sdf.org/media/v_Nl82A

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