Friday, October 29th, 2010 :: 5:02 PM

“…it’s not that I WANT Shitloads of Money, it’s that I am strangely afraid and hostile about the people who HAVE Shitloads of Money, because I assume that they are like the adolescents of my college experience, who were, in a word, assholes…” (>>)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 :: 12:41 AM

“You don’t have to be Einstein to figure out what’s going on here. The media loves scaring the shit out of us because it scores ratings and it’s no accident those Big Pharma ads come right after they’re through scaring the shit out of us. If you ask me, the biggest mistake we ever made was letting these companies hawk their wares on television.” (>>)

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 :: 2:51 PM

“On ‘Black Wednesday’ (August 22, 2007), we alerted our users that not all of their funds made it to the intended recipients. Furthermore, we issued a refund for the full amount of the WITEP loss. Thankfully, by that time we had reserved enough cash
to cover the full amount of the refund. The reaction from our user base was telling. Overwhelmingly, they thanked us for our honesty and poured their refunds back into loans to other MFIs on the site. They reinforced an important lesson: whenever possible, be completely transparent. Transparency pays huge long-term dividends.” (>>)

Monday, October 11th, 2010 :: 10:44 PM

“Now I’m sure if I talked to those parents they’d be as nice as pie. Fuck nice. Nice is overrated. Nice is very often a lie. We’ve all been stabbed in the back, exploited, and robbed by people who look ‘nice.’ Con artists are often ‘nice.’ Nice is easy. Decency is hard. Over the years I’ve run into people who weren’t exactly nice but were decent. Even though they appeared unpleasant at first they would do the right thing, very often at expense to themselves.” (>>)

Friday, October 8th, 2010 :: 2:24 AM

“…it is in the hard cases that our commitment to the First Amendment is most tested and most important. As one federal judge has put it, tolerating hateful speech is ‘the best protection we have against any Nazi-type regime in this country.’ ” (>>)




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