Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Downhill

"You may have noticed that society is rapidly going downhill... And the most serious part of this is that drugs, both medical and street drugs, have disabled a majority of those who could have handled it, including the political leaders, and have even paralyzed the coming generations."
--L. Ron Hubbard

How To Tell Honduras Is A CIA Coup

The fact that Keith Übermann failed to say one word about it on his June 29th broadcast.

Meanwhile, there was lots of material about Mark Sanford (his political career is toast, no need to waste time beating the proverbial dead horse) and Michael Jackson (of course not bothering to address the deeper problem that we live in a country ran by BigPharma--that advertises heavily on MSNBC--in which "doctors" have only one "solution" for pain or anything else that ails: Drugs, drugs, and more drugs).

TLC

Monday, June 29, 2009

Within

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."

--Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and OratorSource: Attributed. 58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Real

"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of 'real food for real people' you'd better live real close to a real good hospital."
--Neal Barnard, M.D.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vision

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
--Joel Arthur Baker

Friday, June 26, 2009

Freedom IV

"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."
--Charles Lindbergh

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Harvests

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting golden delicious."
--Bill Meyer

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Evil

"Evil is whatever distracts."
--Franz Kafka

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Recognize

"Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal."
--Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sail

"I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts."
--Herman Melville

Friday, June 19, 2009

Relativity

"How long is a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on."
--Albert Einstein

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Concern

"My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure."
--Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Miracle

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
--Albert Einstein

Monday, June 15, 2009

Attentive

"We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long as we remain honest -- which will be as long as we can keep the attention of our people alive. If they once become inattentive to public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all become wolves."
--Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826),
US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Savor

Think of me tonite
For that which you savor
Did it give you something real,
or could you taste the pain of my death in its flavor?
--Wayne K. Tolson, from "Food Forethought"

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Press II

"An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself."
--Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911)
Hungarian-born American newspaper publisher after whom the Pulitzer Prize was named.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Or Sacramento

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."
--Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cranks II

"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
--Mark Twain

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Perfection

"Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers."
--W. Somerset Maugham

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Difference II

"The only difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment".
--Dr. Wayne Dyer

Monday, June 08, 2009

Meaningful

"Given the amount of time we spend working, failure to find meaningful, significant work is not just a minor misstep in living out God's plan; it is a deeper kind of failure that can make each day feel like living death."
--Dan Miller

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Masquerade

"During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism"
--Howard Thurman

Saturday, June 06, 2009

41 Years

Robert F. Kennedy, November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968

A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability. ---Speech in the US Senate, May 9, 1966


Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.
--Speech, University Of Kansas, March 18, 1968


Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.
--"Value of Dissent" speech, Nashville, Tennessee, March 21, 1968

Friday, June 05, 2009

Mission

"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't."
--Francis Bacon

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Learn

"Learn from the mistakes of others. Trust me... you can't live long enough to make them all yourself."
--Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Coats

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."
--Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) 23rd US president

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Government

"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
--Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th US President

Monday, June 01, 2009

Easy

"It is easy to make light of insistence on scrupulous regard for the safeguards of civil liberties when invoked on behalf of the unworthy. History bears testimony that by such disregard are the rights of liberty extinguished, heedlessly at first, then stealthily, and brazenly in the end."
--Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: David v. United States, 1946