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“You are young, and in love,” said Primus. “Every young man in your position is the most miserable young man who ever lived.”

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Dark Money by Jane Mayer
After leaving the U.S.S.R., Fred Koch turned to Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Hitler became chancellor in 1933, and soon after, his government oversaw and funded massive industrial expansion, including the buildup of Germany’s capacity to manufacture fuel for its growing military ambitions.
I can see why you might leave this little bit out of the family history.
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Oddly enough, the fiercely libertarian Koch family owed part of its fortune to two of history’s most infamous dictators, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. The family patriarch, Fred Chase Koch, founder of the family oil business, developed lucrative business relationships with both of their regimes in the 1930s.
If that's not an incendiary kickoff, I dont know what is...
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The “extractive” industries, oil, gas, and mining, tend to be run by some of the most outspoken opponents of government regulation in the country, yet all rely considerably on government permits, regulations, and tax laws to aid their profits and frequently to give them access to public lands.
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How come Aquaman can control whales? They’re mammals! Makes no sense.
Andy Weir shared his experience with the making of the movie this week at Litquake and this is the one joke that didn't make it into the movie that he wishes had! And yes he has an answer to why Aquaman can control whales - wait, what did he say again ... Aquaman can control whales but I can't even control my own memory from Monday.
I'm Sad by Michael Ian Black
"I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome.
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Arthur Schopenhauer
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Oscar Wilde
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Oscar Wilde

William Shakespeare
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Douglas Adams
“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
Mark Twain

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