Cynical Soup: Not for the Easily Offended, or the Ridiculously Naive. [NOOK Book]

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Over 700 quotations through the ages and acorss the world, collected over a lifetime. Many pictures of the authors.
Not for the easily offended or the ridiculously naive.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
1. The whole aim of ...

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Cynical Soup: Not for the Easily Offended, or the Ridiculously Naive.

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Overview

Over 700 quotations through the ages and acorss the world, collected over a lifetime. Many pictures of the authors.
Not for the easily offended or the ridiculously naive.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
1. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
2. Lawyers don’t produce anything. All they do is guide you through the labyrinth of the legal system that they create. And they keep changing it just in case you start to catch on.
Merle Kessler
3. For an engineer to keep his job, he has to be brutally correct and honest---all the time. Products and reality don’t lie.
For a scientist to keep his job, he has to obtain funding. This is generally accomplished by convincing politicians that something you want to study is important, and frequently involves exaggeration and/or fabrication.
Real Science
4. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Steven Wright
5. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.
Alfred North Whitehead
6. All them gunfights happened in the bars and whorehouses over ta the other side of the tracks. How Hollywood ever glorified all that low-life trash is beyond me.
Old Pioneer Woman
7. Government is essential and there is a positive correlation between the power and size of government and the freedom of the individual and prosperity---up to a point. But then government continues to grow under its own momentum, irrespective of need, and the correlation reverses.
Old Man
8. The battles between the two political parties are elaborate games, played by the rich. Sometimes they stage good theater, but most of the time they just take your money.
Old Man
9. War is delightful to those who have no experience of it. Most men who send others to war are too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Erasmus
10. When you read descriptions like “associated with”, “consistent with”, “may”, “supports”, “could”, “might”, “maybe”, “implies”, “suggests”, “tends to”, “virtually”, “up to”, in a report that purports to be scientific, be very sure it is not science. You are reading propaganda.
Old Man

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033255511
  • Publisher: Ernest Kinnie
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,150,542
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

My friend Janis Hoffman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is writing about the wild adventures of a highly intelligent, self-centered brat, Alice, who discovers the ancient Egyptian World of Shadow and runs circles around people at UC Berkeley.

Our goal is to expand what you can think, feel and create, to invite you to the dance. My books include: two in the area of self-help psychology; papers, such as how to create useful idiots; and, a play and book about what happens when a group of university professors invite a shaman from the Sonoran Desert to share his world.

A serious warning! You need a firm grip on reality and a reasonably stable life, otherwise best to pass on by.

And not for the easily offended! Adult language is used when appropriate to the narrative, as in ALICE, and techniques for enhancing sexuality are given in MIND TRIPPING. Taboos are broken. Political correctness ignored. Old habits and ways of thinking challenged.

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