Archive for May 8th, 2017

How Rand made US selfish?

This ought to offend someone! — YUR

Needull in a haystack

“Capitalism and altruism are incompatible….The choice is clear-cut: either a new morality of rational self-interest, with its consequences of freedom, justice, progress and man’s happiness on earth—or the primordial morality of altruism, with its consequences of slavery, brute force, stagnant terror and sacrificial furnaces.”

~Ayn Rand

You might disagree to what Ayn, one of the most controversial novelist – cum -philosopher of modern times, says but you just can’t deny the power this statement holds. Ayn Rand’s philosophy has influenced not just individuals but nations and made them successful yet selfish. In today’s eye-opening Needull, we read about a clinical psychologist’s analysis of Rand’s influence on bright and young Americans, who in turn influenced US’s policy to turn it into the ‘selfish nation’ it is today.

Only rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation. In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/08/17

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You’re far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers.”   —   Steve Irwin

(The Crocodile Hunter!  Loved that guy.  Shame he died in that freak accident.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 05/08/17

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Visual Description:  Fan zone.

HNOYE  =  HONEY,  BTORI  =  ORBIT,  KAWENE  =  WEAKEN,  VACRIA  =  CAVIAR   —   Giving us:  HNBIWEAR

Clue/Question:  After watching their team blow a huge lead, the beer pub turned into a – – – 

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Answer:  WHINE BAR

(Classic pun.  No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  I even had to back into “caviar”.  I really seem to have a mental block for things that I’m not fond of.  The answer letter layout was a nifty jumble.  The cartoon was a lot of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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