Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“It is painfully difficult to decide whether to abandon some of one’s core values when they seem to be becoming incompatible with survival.  At what point do we as individuals prefer to die than to compromise and live?  Millions of people in modern time have indeed faced the decision whether, to save their own life, they would be willing to betray friends or relatives, acquiesce in a vile dictatorship, live as virtual slaves, or flee their country.  Nations and societies sometimes have to make similar decisions collectively.” – Jared M. Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, 2005