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Random inspiring and interesting quotes: “Hate hides behind the most righteous faces.”

Hate hides behind the most righteous faces. – Alice in Hellboy

6 articles to recommend: Social collapse (!); Elite competition; Why people use jargon
Wednesday November 11, 2020

How Do You Know When Society Is About to Fall Apart? [NYT] Social complexity, he argues, is inevitably subject to diminishing marginal returns. It costs more and more, in other words, while producing smaller and smaller profits. “It’s a classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ situation,” Tainter says. You’re “running faster and faster to stay in the […]

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I’m a fan of the Hellboy franchise and the new Hellboy (2019) was better than I expected. Sometimes an injection of new faces is a great thing, and the new squad (of Hellboy, Alice, and Daimio) has real potential.

Are Some Trailers Better Suited For Certain Items More Than Others?
Thursday February 11, 2021

Cars and SUVs are great for carrying people and small loads such as groceries or small appliances. But, when you’re packing for a weekend getaway with half of your house in tow to feed, clothe, and amuse five kids, you know you need more than your trunk.  Or maybe you got this new boat and […]

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Yeshua said, Know what is in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. – the Gospel of Thomas

Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. – Borges

Borges fire.

Nicaragua 2020. Crippled market loses 73.6% sales while underperforming for the whole year
Thursday November 12, 2020

Nicaragua vehicles market in 2020 began the year negatively but plummeted even further in Q2 and has not yet recovered effectively. Indeed, 279 units have been sold in September (-71.4%), leading Year to Date sales at 2.344 units (-73.6%). The leader Toyota still holds 23.8% of the market despite losing in double-digits as well. Economic […]

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When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. . . . Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens—and when it happens, it lasts. – John Wooden

From this amazing research paper on John Wooden’s coaching style and why it’s so effective. Information, information, information.

Aristocrats and criminals have a lot in common. They’re both selfish, get bored easily, and have access to wads of cash they didn’t have to work honestly to get. The topper — neither have any interest in bourgeois rules or morality. – from the movie Legend

Another thoroughly enjoyable movie. Tom Hardy is great. Two Tom Hardy’s is greater.

There will never be enough comedy. Comedy is at a premium always. – Phyllis Diller

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us. – Maurice Maeterlinck