Monday, April 30, 2007

Taxes upon the working class in Sweden have always been significantly lower than upon their counterparts in America.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

America won every battle during the Vietnam war- we lost the war because the Vietnamese just did not want us there. (The 1968 Tet offensive was repulsed, but was a enormous psychological victory for Charlie-no one imagined they were capable of staging such an effort, and our morale plunged).
The 1860 presidential campaign of Abe Lincoln cost $5.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In 1996, TWA flight 800 crashed into the sea soon after taking off from an airport in New York.

It was brought down by a stinger missile, stolen from a Navy ship in Panama city, Florida. 'Militia' type individuals were involved.
A robot, sensing metal about 50 feet deep in the ground, has located a fabulous treasure on Robinson Crusoe island( named after the book) off the coast of Chile. A pirate buried gold, silver , and gems there in 1715- today it is worth over 10 billion dollars, the greatest treasure haul in history.
During the six day war in 1967, Israel deliberately attacked an American Naval ship, killing 35 analysts. Israel claimed it was an accident, but they really intended to wipe out certain records and information- the Americans had just learned about Israeli atrocities against captured Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, and we knew the war was almost over, but Israel wanted to prolong it long enough to capture the Golan Heights from Syria.
Other movements for several days nearly triggered a world war....
England made a deliberate decision to lose the war against the rebel Colonials. Priority was given to maintain control over the Canadian provinces and Barbados. By 1780, the Crown was deep in debt, and then a war broke out in India. British forces were thus scattered around the globe, causing the eventual defeat at Yorktown.

'Reality' does not exist when it is not being observed.
When your car is stolen in Britain, you must pay the police to solve the case ( a 'storage' fee after recovery, about 100 pounds).

Friday, April 20, 2007

Hedonism is self-defeating. The excessive practice of a pleasure ultimately reduces ones enjoyment of it.

The dominance of beauty is fleeting. For a woman to really matter in this world, she ought to have either goodness or brains.

'Easy' marriage should be banned.

Sex is not love.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I have transformed my (much revised) blog into a book, available for sale on

'The Lombardy Street Manifesto' blog will continue...