Random Quotations – August 26th, 2016

Emphasis added – five items in total…

“In numbers that a half century ago would have seemed impossible, the American young live with their parents, being unable to find jobs to support themselves. Waitressing in a good bar pays better in tips than a woman with a college degree can otherwise earn, assuming that she can earn anything at all. Employers having learned to hire them as individual contractors, they move into their thirties with no hope of a pension for their old age.” – Fred Reed, “Paris, 1787: It reaches Manhattan, doubtless due to continental drift” – Fred On Everything, August 18th, 2016.

“Deciding who will live, or have a chance at life, and who will die, is one of the crueler ways Ontario governments have long controlled the costs of health care.” – Toronto Sun editorial “The terrible cost of waste in health care” August 25th, 2016.

“Today the African population of America is openly insurgent, the middle class sinks, jobs continue leaving under the stewardship of the rich, the government either will not or cannot enforce its laws, the borders are open, half of the country seethes in fury at the other half, and the sale of guns is at record heights.”  – Fred Reed, “Paris, 1787: It reaches Manhattan, doubtless due to continental drift” – Fred On Everything, August 18th, 2016.

“HAV told Ars that the flight lasted for 100 minutes and that it ‘completed all the planned tasks’. HAV said the incident was not an unplanned dealtitudinal craft-terrafirma conflict, but rather ‘a heavy landing’ as the craft returned to Cardington Airfield.” – (emphasis added) – Sebastian Anthony, “World’s largest aircraft crash lands its second flight” – Ars Technica, August 24th, 2016.

“During his appearance, (on the NRA Frontlines web program, Chuck) Holton also mused about what would happen if police officers refused to do their job in black communities. Holton said that in talking to police officers while making the Frontlines episode, one comment he repeatedly heard was, ‘If we really were out to kill black people, we would just stay home for a couple of weeks. We would just stop policing their neighborhoods, because they kill each other much more often than we kill them’. Holton called that claim ‘a really powerful point’.” – Timothy Johnson, “NRA Co-Host: It would be nice if Blacks joined Whites in respecting authority and taking responsibility” – Media Matters, August 22nd, 2016.