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"We’ve got this perverse situation in which the vast analytic powers of the entire world are being spent trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar."

David Brooks, May 15 2017

 

 

"I'm scared, ain't you boys scared?"

Shelter, May 19 2017 (also TP in 1985)

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"there's corruption on the highest floor"

 

Neil Young in Sun Green, on Greendale. (Just seems fitting, as we sit and watch democracy slowly taken away from us, brick by brick, to think of a fictional character that actually did something.)

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"This isn't hyperbole. We're looking at untold destruction — not just of the Amazon but for our entire planet."

Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch on the burning rain forest

 

"When will global apathy wear off?"

Shelter, Reality Watch on our stupid ways.

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Today I find word in strange unexpected places..

""That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments." 

(Mark Galli, Christianity Today.)

Now if the CTC concept would be interchangeably understood as "human decency" or "basic moral", I personally say the point is more than valid.

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"Time wounds all heels"

John Lennon's response when he received his green card for permanent residency in the USA and was asked if he had any bad feelings about President Nixon, Attorney General John Mitchell, South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover for wanting him deported.

Heel: a contemptible person : a person who is self-centered or untrustworthy

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On 1/16/2020 at 12:32 AM, nurktwin said:

"Time wounds all heels"

John Lennon's response when he received his green card for permanent residency in the USA and was asked if he had any bad feelings about President Nixon, Attorney General John Mitchell, South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover for wanting him deported.

Heel: a contemptible person : a person who is self-centered or untrustworthy

Briliant! And somehow comforting in an age where the "high heel" gets away with corruption, ignorance, rudeness, stupidity and crime.

Still makes me wonder how much "time" is needed, though....  Seems to me we all took the que from Michael Jackson.. "Heel the World". 

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When John Lennon was asked, what do you mean "Watching The Wheels" by the press upon releasing his new LP Double Fantasy, he responded by saying "He's watching the wheels because he's not actually driving the damn truck!"

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Funny, that is one song that requires no explanation.  Usually, good songs are vague so that people can interpret them in their own way. Not that one.  He was stepping off the merry-go-round to raise his boy.  To me, "Double Fantasy" is John's best album, because it was all about love.  None of the mean-spirited stuff like from the early post-Beatles days.  Great album and I listen to it often.

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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” 
 Issac Asimov

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