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Diplomacy Defined

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”


–Will Rogers

Writing

Steve Martin

Steve Martin

“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.”


–Steve Martin

got enemies?

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“You have enemies?

Good.

That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”


–Sir Winston Churchill

Geek Out: Google Domestic Trend Charts

Here’s a cool resource for economic freelancers (or for anyone who is interested in real world charts and graphs): America’s past economic performance, as demonstrated by trends in Google searches, adjusted for search volume.

The first page shows a couple of fascinating charts: the first is the “Google Retail Index and Clothing Store Sales” and one called the “Auto Buyers Index.” Actual retail sales figures are added on the Retail Index chart–interesting trends here.

It’s also obvious from the Auto Buyers Index that Cash for Clunkers had a dramatic effect, as was widely reported by the news media.

You can generate all types of charts by clicking through the lists on the left sidebar. Google also invites you to download the data, search for trends, & report back your results. You can learn more about this resource here.

There’s even MORE info about this project on the Google Research Blog.

World War IV

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!”
-–Albert Einstein

God’s Overestimation

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

“I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”


–Oscar Wilde

What?

George Carlin

George Carlin

“Not only do I not know what’s going on, I wouldn’t know what to do about it if I did.”


—George Carlin

Weapons In the Hands of Fools

Frank Lloyd Wright “I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.”


–Frank Lloyd Wright

Why You NEED Your Computer

Dave Barry

Dave Barry

“To better understand why you need a personal computer, let’s take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life.”


–Dave Barry

Technical Sweetness

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

“When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”


-–J Robert Oppenheimer

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