|A Mittleuropean has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy...|
Mittleuropean American Irving Layton (1912-2006): Only the tiniest fraction of mankind want freedom. All the rest want someone to tell them they are free.- If you play with fire, you get burned
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Judges refuse to order fix for court software that put people in jail by mistake Ars Technica. That pesky standing hurdle….
She plays a sport that requires the mental focus of instantaneously letting go of losing points and moving on because there are a lot of excruciating ones no matter how great you are, continual regrouping and re-inventing: dwell on them, you lose confidence; lose confidence and you lose. She is also superbly conditioned, given that a female tennis player may run about three miles in a match without the luxury of coming out of the game because you feel winded or lost too much money gambling with teammates the night before on the charter and would rather mope on the bench....
They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land."
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos...