4:07 PM 12/9/2017
What happened to the big bad wolf “ISIS”? It was miraculously and speedily defeated after the Russians achieved their goal: to keep Assad in power. What is the next beast on the horizon?
|Senior military commander says Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group is over|
|Iraq says its war against IS has ended|
Michael Novakhov – My Humble Opinions In Tweets and Bullet Points – 12.9.17
An aphorism (from Greek ἀφορισμός: aphorismos, “delimitation”, “distinction”, “definition”) can be a terse saying, expressing a general truth or principle, or it can be an astute observation. An aphorism is spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form.
Today’s Example and Exercise:
“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.” – Edmund Burke (1730-1797)
— James Comey (@Comey) December 9, 2017
Hello, Mr. Comey. Glad to see you on Twitter. This very nice quote prompts an associative response in me:
If these “mind spurs” work the same like the heel spurs, then it is much more pain than anything else, including the effect on function and functioning. And why do things need to be spurred, especially such an interesting thing as the Human Mind? Applause, applause…