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Earth

San Fran

La Raya Pass, Peru

Hobo Signs

Tehran, Iran

More powerful than guns

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”

-- Josef Stalin

Groucho on success

"The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those, you've got it made."

-- Groucho Marx

We who have a Voice...

"We who have a Voice must be a Voice for the Voiceless!"

-- Oscar Romero

The definition of a cynic

    Cynic,n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.

-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Causes and Effects

"To think about events realistically, in terms of multiple causations, is hard and emotionally unrewarding. How much easier, how much more agreeable to trace each effect to a single and, if possible, a personal cause! To the illusion of understanding will be joined, in this case, the pleasure of hero worship, if the circumstances are favorable, and the equal, or even greater pleasure, if they are unfavorable, of persecuting a scapegoat."

-- Aldous Huxley

On Myths

"A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world."

-- Alan Watts

America's Librarians...

"We trust Americans to recognize propaganda and misinformation, and to make their own decisions about what they read and believe. We do not believe they are prepared to sacrifice their heritage of a free press in order to be "protected" against what others think may be bad for them."

-- American Library Association, The Freedom to Read Statement, 2000

Jim Garrison on the CIA

"The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug."

-- Jim Garrison

Love your country.

"Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him."

-- Giuseppe Mazzini

Those in power...

"Those in power are blind devotees to private enterprise. They accept that degree of socialism implicit in the vast subsidies to the military-industrial-complex, but not that type of socialism which maintains public projects for the disemployed and the unemployed alike."

-- William O. Douglas, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1969
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