Robert Heinlein

How to End School Bullying

In Robert Heinlein’s story ‘Friday’, the California Confederacy, noting that Californians with college degrees earn more than those with high school diplomas alone, enacts a law granting all citizens a bachelor’s degree upon graduation from high school.

Data Point – And it wasn’t Socialism that caused this!

“In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.”   …In the last quarter century, more than 1.25 billion people escaped extreme poverty – that equates to over 138,000 people (i.e., 38,000 more than the Parisian crowd that greeted Father Wresinski in 1987) being lifted …

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government, it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare — most people want to run things, but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the “backseat driver” syndrome. – Robert …

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Uncomfortable truths and America’s coming “bad luck”

I’m seeing evidence of a dawning realization accompanied by increasing discussion—sometimes coupled with resignation—about some very uncomfortable truths about welfare state socialism. It used to be you couldn’t talk directly and openly about the problem. Now people are. A couple of examples:

Some People Stay In Rhode Island And Vote Democrat – This Is Known As ‘Bad Luck’

Riffing off the Heinlein Quote about reviling success and accepting tyranny, we have this gem via American Spectator about Apathy and Fear in the Ocean State. In Rhode Island, The ‘State of Corruption'{TM}, government has become so expensive, and so oppressive, and has so many dependents (current and former government employees exceed 20% of the …

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

“The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”  – Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author   “…those who want people to be controlled” – Those that wish to oblige them? They be called “Progressives”

Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” “I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” -Robert Heinlein, one of the greatest science fiction writers during the Golden Age of Science Fiction Most …

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“Bad Luck”

As GraniteGrok is, in part, named from a word from Heinlein best seller “Stranger in a Strange Land” – grok), this is appropriate.  From Instapundit: THE ITALIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN COVERING ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Italian scientists convicted over earthquake warning. This calls into mind Robert Heinlein: Throughout history, poverty is the normal …

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