July 2012

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Not having been given or been able to come up with a satisfactory response to the question I asked on this page on 24 November of 2008, I repost it below. If anyone has a good answer, I'm all ears:

Citizen's Question:
With the numerous individuals that Barack Obama has already brought onboard to be part of his presidential governing team clearly being either directly responsible for or permissive of outrageous financial fraud in banking and other institutions - including his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel - or active supporters of the war in Iraq and an approach no less "hawkish" than that of the current Republican administration with regard to Pakistan, Iran, and foreign policy in general - including his Vice-President Joe Biden and his probable Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - how can we possibly expect anything other than a continuation of the U. S. government's pursuit of ultra-violent imperialism and rapacious, class-warfare capitalism?
Thanks,
-Viggo Mortensen

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Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
-Marie Curie

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Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer;
nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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I do not study in order to know more, rather to be less ignorant.
-Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

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We must make haste then, not only because we are daily nearer to death, but also because the conception of things and the understanding of them cease first.
-Marcus Aurelius

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Conquered people tend to be witty.
-Saul Bellow

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Words
Words are like days:
coloring books or pickpockets,
signposts or scratching posts
fakirs over hot coals.

Certain words must be earned
just as emotions are suffered
before they can be uttered
- clean as a kept promise.

Words as witnesses
testifying their truths
squalid or rarefied
inevitable, irrefutable.

But, words must not carry
more than they can
it's not good for their backs
or their reputations.

For, whether they dance alone
or with an invisible partner,
every word is a cosmos
dissolving the inarticulate
-Yahia Lababidi

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I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
-Henry David Thoreau

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Last edited: 26 December 2014 07:20:56