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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jul, 2022 06:03 am
“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
― Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2022 10:08 am
You own nothing. None of it belongs to you.
- Mr. Natural (R. Crumb)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2022 05:56 am
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2022 07:50 am
"It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times." -Thomas Reed
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thack45
 
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Reply Fri 29 Jul, 2022 10:09 am
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I prefer to use “individual” as an adjective rather than as a noun. The unceasing propaganda in our time for “the individual” seems to me deeply suspect, as “individuality” itself becomes more and more a synonym for selfishness. A capitalist society comes to have a vested interest in praising “individuality” and “freedom”—which may mean little more than the right to the perpetual aggrandizement of the self, and the freedom to shop, to acquire, to use up, to consume, to render obsolete.

I don’t believe there is any inherent value in the cultivation of the self. And I think there is no culture (using the term normatively) without a standard of altruism, of regard for others. I do believe there is an inherent value in extending our sense of what a human life can be.
Sontag (2001)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2022 06:11 am
"My opinion is that anybody offended by breastfeeding is staring too hard." -David Allen. Happy International Breastfeeding Week!
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2022 11:54 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein

It sounds like Einstein was having something of a Yogi Berra moment.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 5 Aug, 2022 05:37 am
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2022 06:28 am
"Good is better than evil, because it's nicer."
- Popeye
coluber2001
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2022 01:00 pm
@edgarblythe,
"We exist in a bizarre combination of Stone Age emotions, medieval beliefs, and god-like technology."
--E. O. Wilson
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thack45
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2022 02:06 pm
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I think part of it is that we have the luxury of being that way. There are various safety nets for our idiocy.


Author Micheal Lewis, responding to the question from Sean Illing of Vox: "We live in a society that is very good at creating knowledge and very bad at applying it. Why is that"?
coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2022 01:43 pm
@thack45,
“What-the-hell are you people doing in an art-gallery anyway?? If you’re looking for art, you won’t find it here. You might as well hope to find religion in a church, health in a pill-bottle, youth in a jar of cosmetics, or true-love in a brothel.”

Mike Brown, 1972
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2022 12:21 pm
@coluber2001,
"Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner."
-- E. O. Wilson
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2022 12:27 pm
Don't be deceived when our Revolution has been finally stamped out, and they tell you that things are better now. Even if there's no poverty to be seen, because the poverty's been hidden. Even if you've got more wages and can afford to buy more of these new and useless goods. And even if it seemed to you that you'd never had so much - that is only the slogan of those who have that much more than you. Don't be taken in when they pat you paternally on the shoulder and tell you there's no more inequality worth speaking of, no more reason for fighting. If you believe them, they will be completely in charge in their shining homes and granite banks, from which they rob the people of the world under the pretense of bringing them freedom. Watch out, for as soon as it pleases them, they will send you out to protect their wealth, in war - whose weapons, rapidly developed by servile scientists, will become more and more deadly until they can, with the flick of a finger, tear a million of you to pieces.
Marat/Sade
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2022 01:20 pm
John Lennon
THE WORD.
It sort of dawned on me that love was the answer, when I was younger, on the Rubber Soul album. My first expression of it was a song called ‘The Word’. The word is ‘love’. ‘In the good and the bad books that I have read,’ whatever, wherever, the word is ‘love’
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2022 09:14 am
"I don't think I've gotten any smarter, but your reflexes slow down before you do something stupid when you're older."
---- Kris Kristofferson
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 17 Aug, 2022 11:55 am
... we have to choose because Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution.
-- Liz Cheney
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Aug, 2022 07:42 pm
Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts.
- Walt Kelly
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Aug, 2022 01:57 pm
'I learn to give, not because I have much but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.'
- Manny Pacquiao
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2022 08:36 am
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