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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 101 of Gregg Easterbrook’s 2004 book, The Progress Paradox:

In Ivy League universities or similar places, depressing or pessimistic news is received with a welcoming sigh, as if the preferred outcome, while favorable news or optimistic trends are viewed as at best some sort of deception.

DBx: Of course.

If our self-anointed saviors are going to marinate in the gratification of saving us, there must be some some serious threats from which we need saving and from which we can be saved only by our self-anointed saviors.