A year passes without flag and ye hardly know it. In other news, the sun is on track in it's orbit around the Milky Way.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. — Bertrand Russell
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H.L. Mencken