Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

““The real damage is done by those millions who want to ’survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.””     Sophie Scholl

April 16, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

CEO of a Danish wind energy company being very uncouth:

Ditlev Engel, president and chief executive of the Danish wind-energy company Vestas, said anecdotal evidence about birds being caught in turbine blades and other environmental horror stories do not usually hold up under scrutiny.

“Do people think it’s better all those birds are breathing CO2? I’m not a scientist, but I doubt it,” said Engel, whose company is expanding its U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations. “Let’s get the facts on the table and not the feelings. The fact is, these are not issues.”

Yeah, I know… All those birds inhaling oxygen and exhaling CO2? Think of the carbon footprint!

I say kill all the birds. It’s good for the environment.

Yes, I realize he was saying that we should reduce CO2 to make the air safer for the birds… Which was my second reaction. My first reaction is that above.

Hat Tip: Coyote Blog

TrackBack URI: http://www.thelibertypapers.org/2009/04/16/quote-of-the-day-70/trackback/
Read more posts from
• • •

2 Comments

  1. Way too funny. I didn’t catch it in the first impression either.

    Comment by Nylarthotep — April 16, 2009 @ 3:10 pm
  2. Yes, I guess death really is better than living with all this CO2. Though I have to wonder if the plants agree.

    Comment by Merf — April 16, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

Comments RSS

Subscribe without commenting

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by: WordPress • Template by: Eric • Banner #1, #3, #4 by Stephen Macklin • Banner #2 by Mark RaynerXML