- LA'ish, California,
- June 01
- "All change has to start with someone, somewhere, doing something differently and others observing the results and choosing to follow suit. What influence anything may ultimately have, is not predictable, but what is predictable, is that acting on the intention to do so, will always be a cause which initiates every change that will ever occur, no matter how large and immutable the existing paradigm and the attitudes which support it may appear to be. Everything is a choice."
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February 11, 2014 04:27PM
- “The basis of the
Constitutional State is a
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that's what it
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- “Thank you, Dr Bramhall.
I only wish more people would
January 30, 2014 08:19PM
- “Kosh, I'm going to have
to see what I can do for you.
should have to
January 17, 2014 11:44PM
- “There are actually two
links strung together there.
said, wiped ;)”
January 17, 2014 11:31PM
With his extraordinary skill and dedication, he found in that instrument, the purest, most distilled essence of emotion and empowerment.
Then he played, to grace the rest of us, with a vehicle to discover our most intimate selves.
The profound loss this news brought to
You wouldn't want to waste your vote on a "third party" when you have two perfectly good ones to waste it on already, would you?
I learned a lot, that January morning 20 years ago, during the greatest disaster
One of the tragedies of human communication is how much we assume we understand, instead of actually asking and confirming, what it is that someone else is trying to say, or let us know by their action or inaction.
It results in people living lives where they… Read full post »
After all the official systems have had their say, the most powerful system in the world will have the last word... Unless you take the opportunity to do something about it.
No, you do not get to hang onto your most favorite, very special, carefully crafted and eloquently espoused prejudice, in the face of facts, without also being willing to admit, that you care more about getting off on it, than you care about other human beings.
No matter how long and/… Read full post »
People love to compare their own economics with government economics, in that lovely little common-sense-that-makes-no-sense manner. A rowboat may be fine on a lake, but don't try and transport thousands of people or tons of goods across the Atlantic using that design. It's going to take a bit more c… Read full post »
Balance is not loading up both sides of the scale with people who agree with you.
Considering context doesn't make rhetoric as rewarding, as spouting inflexible platitudes about whatever makes the other guy wrong, but it does provide an opportunity to be rational. I understand that… Read full post »
Honestly, no matter what you say you feel about guns, how does that picture make you feel? As the saying goes, "When nothing else will do,/… Read full post »
Although… Read full post »
Is this what happens when we have it too good? When there's so little demanded of us to survive, that there's all the time in the world to go from one obsession about one's self,… Read full post »
Both Images via Wikimedia Commons
When does the absurd become so overwhelming and all-encompassing and that it completely redefines itself? When you look at what Barack Obama says he is and what he actually does? No, when you look at how his defenders turn a blind eye to it. Just as he positioned… Read full post »
A Million... A Billion... A Trillion. The numbers we hear thrown
around every day about budgets and now, the Sequester. Turn those
numbers into seconds instead of dollars and you'll realize how
limited the ability to comprehend them really is.
A Million seconds is: Eleven and a half DAYS
A Billion seco… Read full post »
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government."
But he also said:
What would he say today?
As we rise up from the primitive, is it towards
illumination or immolation?
In his essay about remembrance and responsibility, Walter Sinchak-Truax a friend and former co-worker, raises many valid points, but the most important one is the fact that nothing stands alone, ev/…
Dimly Diogenes Lantern Burns in
The Season of A Billion Lies
As we enter the torture of another Presidential Election season, I can think of no more appropriate time to post this excellent guide to the nature of fallacious arguments. Please apply it, to all the politicians, inc… Read full post »
Some former associates
(photo Andy Clark/REUTERS)
Desire, Distraction, Denial
of wanton desire
The seconds that tick by as you feel flames rise higher
What does it all mean, why won't anything stick?
Is the distraction enough as the seconds still tick?
To capture the mind,
there's a connection somewhere
To dimini/… Read full post »
Herein lies the truth of the matter: Truth is irrelevant, if you can't understand the concept… Read full post »
One decade ago, for the thirty one day period preceding this
date in 2002, the Federal Deficit was $ 64.2 Billion Dollars.
Federal Deficit for the last 31 days: $ 198.2 Billion Dollars*
One decade ago, for the thirty one day period preceding this date in 2002, the Medicare Outlays in the Federal/… Read full post »
Well worth the read. An interview with Morris Berman, author of "Why America Failed" on the culture I've referred to as "Amway America". His observations and conclusions add subtance to the idea that "fixing" what we've always had in America is not going to happen and it's not goin… Read full post »
A good friend sent me an email about cops in riot gear showing up to confront abortion rights protesters on the steps of the Virginia Capitol. She said, “I’m amazed that women’s rights activists are seen as such threats…..this militarization is pretty… Read full post »
There's little more to say, Naked Capitalism tells it all too
well. They want you to smell the roses but all you're going
to get is a nose full of fertilizer...
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/quelle-surprise-administration-and-state-attorneys-general-lied-mortgage-settlement-release-desc… Read full post »