The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 19 No. 2 • February 2016


A man minds his own business only if it is worth minding. Otherwise he will mind yours.


Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.

—Albert Einstein

We’ve got a hundred trillion bacteria in and on our bodies that have coevolved with us from the dawn of humanity. In many ways, we have colonized the bacteria as opposed to the other way around.

—Peter Dilaura, Chief Executive Officer,
Microbiome Start-up Second Genome
(Dec. 21, 2015, Chem Eng News)

War is when “your” government tells
You who the enemy is.
Revolution is when you figure it out
For yourself.

—no attribution given

I will never come and go, and
Fetch and carry, at the whistle
Of the great Man in the White
House, no matter who he is.

—Davy Crockett (supplied by the Tenth Amendment Center)

Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand
Grenades are inherently democratic
Weapons. A complex weapon makes the
Strong stronger, while a simple
Weapon—so long as there is no
Answer to it—gives claws to the

—George Orwell

(D & S: And those “claws” are what the federalies are so afraid of.)

It is impossible to strike the chains
From a slave who admires the glitter and
Shine of decoration added to their life.
Once it becomes modish to wear chains
Even the gullible among the free will
Wish to have them.


And now for a change of pace...

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.

—Jack Benny

The best thing about being attracted to unavailable men is that they’re always available.

—Meg Tilley

The two sexes mutually corrupt and improve each other.

—Mary Wollstonecraft

I told the doctor I was over-tired, anxiety-ridden, compulsively active, constantly depressed, with recurring fits of paranoia.

Turns out I’m normal.

—Jules Feiffer

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