Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Government helps & steals

I'm from the government, I'm here to help.

By the way, the following statements are often attributed to Roman politician and orator Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC), who once served as Consul of the Roman Republic:
     1.  The poor, work & work.
     2.  The rich, exploit the poor.
     3.  The soldier, protects both.
     4.  The taxpayer, pays for all the three.
     5.  The wanderer, rests for all the four.
     6.  The drunk, drinks for all the five.
     7.  The banker, robs all the six.
     8.  The lawyer, misleads all the seven.
     9.  The doctor, kills all the eight.
    10. The undertaker, buries all the nine.
    11. The politician lives happily on account of all the ten.

However there is no known source for these apocryphal sayings (or anything remotely resembling it) in Cicero's recorded letters, speeches, and works. Moreover, there is no record of them having been attributed to him (or anyone else) prior to 2012, when they were posted to an Occupy Wall Street-related forum. In other words, it is simply people attempting to demonstrate the aptness of a particular social or political viewpoint by putting these words into the mouth of a revered historical figure.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Clouds hugging top of mountain range

This photo is the Tinderry Mountain Range taken at 7:37pm, 2017 January 12, near the small town of Michelago, NSW, Australia ... specifically, on Monaro Highway, 1 km south of the turn off to Ryrie Street (into Michelago), and looking towards the east.

The white stuff covering the mountain range is not snow. They are clouds. But notice it is clear blue sky everywhere !

Is there a meteorologist, budding meteorologist, pretend meteorologist out there who can explain this phenomenon?  (I think it is called orographic cloud / fog.)

By the way, the Tinderry Mountains are interesting to climb. Photos and an account of the climb are in my blog:

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Heart-shaped sweat

You'll have to admire Alexa who has given her big heart to hiking  :-)
This photo was taken in May 2016 at Rigby Hill in the Blue Mountains Nat Pk, NSW, Australia.
Photos and trip report on the Rigby Hill climb are in my blog:
See photo #52 in the blog.

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