Category Archives: Quote of the Day

COTD: Today’s Cosmic Ballet

The “cosmic ballet” today is going to be the first one since 1918 where the path of darkness will cross the Pacific and Atlantic coasts as well as the first that will make landfall exclusively in the U.S. since independence … Continue reading

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QOTD: Bannon Now Outside The Tent

Joel is a Breitbart editor. They're going thermonuclear, I'm told. Story tk on Axios. https://t.co/92z4nrZnbT — Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 18, 2017 One theme I'm picking up: Bannon believes next battle is *not* w/ Trump but w/ Kushner/Cohn/Dina/HR McMaster. "Save … Continue reading

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QOTD: Risk

You want to take risk when others are fleeing from it, not when they’re competing with you to do so. …But it’s precisely when people can’t see what it is that could make things turn down that risk is highest, … Continue reading

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QOTD: Jamie’s Rant

“It’s almost an embarrassment being an American citizen travelling around the world and listening to the stupid shit we have to deal with in this country. And you know at one point we all have to get our act together … Continue reading

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QOTD: Ray Dalio

“…our responsibility now is to keep dancing but closer to the exit and with a sharp eye on the tea leaves.” – Ray Dalio, July 6, 2017 (QOTD = Quote of the Day)

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QOTD: On Diplomacy

Unlike President Trump’s self-vaunted real-estate negotiations, in diplomacy all parties are accountable, first and foremost, to their domestic audiences. And domestically, the perception of what is a good outcome may be  entirely different from the diplomats’ actual desired outcome. In … Continue reading

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QOTD: Ambiguous China Policy

It used to be said that Ronald Reagan’s “Red China” policy was driven by Nancy:  “don’t serve it on a green table cloth.”    President Trump’s policy?  Yet to be determined. …U.S.-China relations remain in the Schrodinger’s cat-like state they … Continue reading

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QOTD: France’s Presidential Election

In the first round you vote for the person you want; in the second you vote against the person you fear. – The Spectator

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QOTD: Vive La France!

Maybe, just maybe, France will turn out to be the place where the populist tide is turned. – Philip Stephen, FT We concur!

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Quote of the Day: Joe Nye, The Havard Guy

Caligula made his horse a senator. Why? To show disdain for institutions  – Joe Nye

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