"I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies,
but not the madness of people."
Issac Newton
(1642-1727) English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian
1721, after having lost huge amounts of money in the South Sea Bubble
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Newton sold his Company stock for a profit in April 1720 before the bubble burst; but purchased new stock a few months later and lost 20,000 ...
 -- Jack, Brussels     
    Ah! if we could but have more science and less madness in our current politics and campaigning.Science and FACTS will rule the day eventually.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    I tend to agree with Waffler on this one. There's enough BS coming out of the political conventions to fertilize every farm in North and South America.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    That's right Jim, and it's why we need to "change" the system. The two party system backed and owned by the entirely corrupt International (Fed) Bankers has to go...and go it will.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Even someone as smart as Newton can get sucked into the fallacy of fiat currency and compounded interest.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    What happened to the Waffler we've come to know and love ;-) Who ever wrote in under the name of Waffler made way to accurate a comment.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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