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Have you ever noticed that it is much faster to count to 100 if you start at 29?
-Jón Gu∂ni

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Querido Maestro Ramón,
Sabrás que lo decente hubiera sido esperar hasta el fin del torneo para anunciar tu fuga. Aunque te vas cancherito, te lo perdonamos y por supuesto te agradecemos el lindo trabajo que hiciste para el Ciclón. Buena suerte, gallina. Supongo que nos veremos en algún futuro encuentro...
-Viggo Mortensen

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Det menneske, som duer, gaar til en vis grad sin egen vej, selv om den rette almindelighed gaar sin.
-Knut Hamsun ("Ny Jord")

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Thank you, Dennis Kucinich, for continuing to show true leadership and integrity by defending the democratic principles on which the United States of America were founded. Your stubborn refusal to back off the topic of much needed impeachment proceedings against George bush, Dick Cheney, and others in their utterly corrupt administration -- in spite of the cowardice and moral weakness shown with regard to this topic by Nanci Pelosi, John Conyers, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and practically all other members of Congress from your own Democratic Party -- is brave and much needed at this time.
-Viggo Mortensen

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Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

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Recently, a polar bear, having arrived in northern Iceland on ice that had broken away from the shores of Greenland, was killed by Icelandic law enforcement personnel. I was in that part of the country at the time, and was troubled by the haste with which this violent action was carried out. It was explained to me that it was a safety issue. However, I recall another Greenland polar bear being killed in Iceland in 1993, just off-shore. At that time, due to public outrage, government officials promised that in future they would ensure that stranded bears were tranquilised and relocated. Apparently no thorough efforts were made to plan for that sort of humane approach. On this recent visit to Iceland, I suggested to some of the friends I have there that their society ought to perhaps get ready with a workable plan as to what to do in the future because there would likely be a lot more polar bears drifting across from Greenland on chunks of ice. All of them said that it was very unlikely, that it only happens once every 10 or 15 years. Well, I have just heard that another one has shown up in Iceland in the last two days. I hope the government there will use more common sense and decency in handling this bear and all those bears who, due to the melting ice cap in Greenland, will be ending up in Iceland. It might not be a bad idea for British, Norwegian, Russian, Canadian, US, and Danish authorities to think this eventuality through as well, as refugees - be they people or bears - do not distinguish between borders and only want to be safe. As much importance should be given to the fate of these and other animals affected by climate change as is being given by the above-named countries to who owns the North Pole.
-Viggo Mortensen

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Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance.
-Dennis Kucinich

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España es Campeón de Europa. Les felicitamos por el lindo juego y por aguantar otra vez las jugadas desesperadas de un adversario inferior, tanto como otro caso de arbitraje a veces torpe e injusto. Menos mal que el pobre manejo del partido no lo estropeó. Destacó la entrega ofensiva, especialmente la del "Niño", quien hizo el gol de la victoria, pero la selección española mostró la paciencia de un veterano y un lindísimo juego de equipo. La defensa, con un Carles Puyol valiente y astuto, fue la mejor de este torneo. También felicitamos a los alemanes por haber dado todo lo que pudieron en esta final. ¡Qué lindo ver un campeonato de calidad, y la coronación el equipo que mejor ha jugado en él!
-Viggo Mortensen

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Last edited: 12 July 2008 09:35:54