Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Some Good News Out of Chile

Some Good News Out of Chile

My previous employer has an office in Santiago. When I started work for the company, a couple of the guys in the office here in Tucson were transfers from Chile working here temporarily. They went home at the end of 2008. On Monday I talked to someone still working at my old office and asked them to keep me updated on the situation. I got an email yesterday just before I headed home.

The Santiago office building survived the quake. It has been inspected and has been determined safe for occupancy. Eighty-five percent of the staff showed up to work on March 1. No employees or immediate family members were killed or severely injured. Obviously, they've got power, telecom, and IT problems, but other than that, they're ready to do engineering work.

Chile's going to need a lot of that in the next few years. They've got a good crew there.

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