If you say “I don’t read” like it’s something to be proud of, punch yourself in...– Donald Bell (via nakeyamerican)
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If, by Rudyard Kipling
If If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can...
My new tattoo! Its Latin for the insatiable urge to write or the bad habit of writing! #tattoos #writing http://yfrog.com/h4l7fsyj
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It is no surprise to me that hardly anyone tells the truth about how they feel....– Henry Rollins, Solipsist (1998)
True, he thought, but no one ever got the chance to know it. Oh, they knew it...– Richard Matheson - Wikiquote I am Legend
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Photos: Devastation in Joplin, Missouri
trove: The numbers are staggering: at least 116 dead, around 2,000 buildings destroyed and about a third of the city damaged Sunday by the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six decades. But to look at images of the ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., is to gain an even greater understanding of the storm’s toll and the steep climb residents face on their way to recovery. » Follow the rescue and...
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jonathan-cunningham: Kansas legislators approved a ban Friday on insurance companies offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans except when a woman’s life is at risk, capping a string of for abortion rights opponents in the four months since sympathetic Gov. Sam Brownback took office… If the bill becomes law as expected, starting in July, individuals and employers who...
Chomsky: There are no conservatives in the United...
SHORR: Conservatives say that the United States should not have an industrial policy, that the federal government should not be involved in picking winners and losers. You're saying though that Pentagon spending is a de facto industrial policy.
CHOMSKY: There are no conservatives in the United States. The United States does not have a conservative tradition. The people who call themselves conservatives, like the Heritage Foundation or Gingrich, are believers in -- are radical statists. They believe in a powerful state, but a welfare state for the rich. So, they want an industrial policy, they just want it hidden. They want an industrial policy that pours public funds into the pockets of rich investors and high-tech industry. And since they don't want people to see it, they say the Russians are coming, it's the Pentagon.
SHORR: But why not pour it into other kinds of things? Teachers, create jobs for teachers, and then, you know, you would strengthen the country because you would have an educated workforce. Or pour it into, again, the domestic kinds of goods that people, you would think, would support.
CHOMSKY: That would make perfect sense if you were interested in strengthening the country. But if you're interested in strengthening the corporate sector, it doesn't make any sense at all, then you don't care about the country. I mean, you have to ask yourself what is the country?
If the country is US-based corporations, you make one set of decisions. If the country is the people in the country, you make a different set of decisions. Now from their point of view, the country is US-based corporations, and what's good for them may be bad for the population. It's not just here, it's true everywhere.
So, yes, let's -- it would be fine to have schools, and breathable air, and drinkable water, and so on and so forth, but that doesn't put the money into the pockets of rich people. What puts the money into the pockets of rich people is having the government use public funds to develop computers, and lasers, and metallurgy -- fancy metallurgy, and avionics, and new aircraft design, and semi-conductors, and so on. Yeah, that is very good for a sector of the wealthy. It may harm the general population, but that's not the issue at stake.
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I love googling myself and seeing tons of my past reviews…now if only my creative writing was that prolific…but of course that means I must make more public…
I’m waiting for the rain to screw all you lames not hardcore enough to be at work like me #meantweet #jealousmuch?