Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What Is Truth?



He that loves reading has everything within his reach.
--William Godwin

Well, it's not raining this morning but neither is it brightly shining outside. Eva can gallop around and around the pool with her smiling, carefree abandon in her usual habitual lap after lap. She will eat her morning meal in a few minutes and then out we'll go. She is standing beside the computer at this moment, looking up at me, her tail wagging furiously. She is wordlessly reminding me that it is time for breakfast.

Sometimes during my random reading at Internet sites I happen upon an article that intrigues me. One such piece is briefly described and linked to below:

Chinese medicine should not be available on the NHS

Thousands of studies have shown acupuncture to be little more than a placebo, and herbal remedies have been barely tested. There is no case for public funding.
-- David Colquhoun



Did You Know . . .?

Pepsi-Cola was originally called "Brad's Drink"



On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared the name of the new nation to be the "United States" of America. This replaced the term "United Colonies," which had been in general use. In the Congressional declaration the delegates wrote, "That in all continental commissions, and other instruments, where, heretofore, the words 'United Colonies' have been used, the stile be altered for the future to the "United States." Congress had created a country from a cluster of colonies and the nation's new name reflected that reality.



1. uncultured or unrefined.
2. narrow-minded; bigoted.
3. not generous; mean.
4. opposed to liberal principles; restricting freedom of thought or behavior.

An illiberal democracy is a governing system in which, although elections take place, citizens are cut off from knowledge about the activities of those who exercise real power...



(born September 9, 1966)
Adam Sandler is an American actor and comedian. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, and Mr. Deeds.

(born September 9, 1991)
Kelsey Chow is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mikayla in the Disney XD sitcom Pair of Kings. From 2005 to 2009, she had a recurring role as Gigi Silveri on the drama One Tree Hill.

(born 9 September 1960)
Hugh Grant is an English actor. Grant achieved international success after appearing in Four Weddings and a Funeral. He used this role as a cinematic persona during the 1990s, delivering comic performances in mainstream films like Mickey Blue Eyes and Notting Hill. Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary, About a Boy, and American Dreamz.

(born September 9, 1980)
Michelle Williams is an American actress. She achieved recognition for her role as Jen Lindley on the The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek. Williams graduated to full-length features, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Dick, and Prozac Nation.


You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
--Ray Bradbury


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