Happy New Year!!

I pray 2024 is the best year ever for the world, the United States, and for my readers. Per Google Analytics, we have hundreds of thousands of new readers and I appreciate every one of you!

I would like to begin the year with a quotation from the late Robert Heinlein:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded -- here and there, now and then -- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all 'right-thinking' people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as 'bad luck.'

Keep this in mind as 2024 unfolds -- that we should be assisting and celebrating the people who make positive accomplishments and maybe vote the professional leaches out of office. Have a great year!

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  1. Not all “professional leaches” hold elective office

    1. True: but they are the only ones where our compulsory tax dollars are required to keep them in luxury.

  2. The Robert Heinlein, of Starship Trooper[among others] fame?


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