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(Newt) Gingrichian Ideas/Thoughts in His Own Words

 “[We need] a massive new program to build a permanent lunar colony to exploit the Moon’s resources.”

“[A] mirror system in space could provide the light equivalent of many full moons so that there would be no need for nighttime lighting of the highways.”

“We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country…” Two years later, Gingrich unveils a new Spanish-language website, The Americano

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say.”

“Gingrich’s Primary mission — Advocate of civilization, Definer of civilization, Teacher of the rules of civilization, Leader of the civilizing forces.”  —  Newt on himnself.

“I have enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I’m doing it. I am now a famous person. I represent real power.”

“I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.”

“The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.”

“You can’t trust anybody with power.”

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Jon S. Corzine is the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, New Jersey’s one-term former Democratic U.S. senator and its Democratic ex-governor.  His earnings in Goldman Sachs was in several hundreds of millions of dollars.  When Corzine was the CEO of the commodities brokerage firm MF Global, it precipitously collapsed and became bankrupt in October 2011.  Over $1 billion of  MF Global’s account holders’ monies were missing, for which US Congress held hearings.

In testimony to a Congressional committee in December Corzine said he was “stunned” to learn shortly before MF Global became bankrupt last October that MF Global could not account for the money, estimated to be $1.2 billion.

He said,“I simply do not know where the money is,” all the $1,200,000,000 of it.

Is there any wonder why people hold politicians and Wall Streeters in such contempt? 

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We do not enjoy pleasures — we are only consumed by them.

We do not observe austerity — it brands us instead.

Time does not pass — only we are passing.

Cravings do not wear away — only we are worn out.

  — Bhartrhari, the famous Sanskrit poet  (7th century or 5th century AD)


          
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