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Pope John Paul VI

If you seek peace work for justice
World Peace Day January 1st, 1972

George S. Patton

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King would often say, "Where we stand in times of controversy is a measure of our character. Some leaders follow opinion polls. Others stand up for their principles, refuse to compromise and mold opinion."
Personal response, not circumstance, is "the determining factor in our lives."
-- Dr. King
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~From the “I have a dream” speech
“We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

in a democracy people get the government they deserve
-- attr. Alexis de Tocqueville et. al.

"Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory."
~ Ghandi

"If you sacrifice your values because you're afraid, you don't care about those values very much."
Edward Snowden

Wealth is not self-existing: it is created by people working . Wealth does not issue from government . Government confiscates wealth from working people .

U.S. Rate of Inflation

Un-Official "Shadow" Rate

Freedom Patrol:

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free it expects what never was and never will be ... The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free, and every man is able (and willing) to read, all is safe.
-- Thomas Jefferson

Dr. Thos. Sowell website

American Rhetoric: Index to Famous Speeches


The Great Enemy of Clear Language is insincerity
--Eric Blair(George Orwell)

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Fallacies in Logic

If you learn the fallacies and become fluent in them you will be able to quickly spot the use of logical fallacies in someone else's reasoning, or even your own! Note: A fallacy is a deceptive, false, or misleading argument, notion, belief, etc.
--J W Eshleman
"A "pacifist," who lets evil run rampant, is an enemy of ultimate peace... tho peaceful"
[YaaKov Fogelman, Jerusalem]

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"In school, if you come up with the same answer everyone has you are considered a good student"
(Steve Wozniak)

"If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said: "Faster Horses""
(Henry Ford)

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
-- Albert Einstein

"The mind is the source of Happiness, and Unhappiness" - Buddha

more quotes

"Some Days are Diamonds; some days are Dust
Reflect on the Diamonds and sweep the Dust down the chute.

In my opinion no one … should close the road to free philosophizing about mundane and physical things, as if everything had already been discovered and revealed with certainty. Nor should it be considered rash not to be satisfied with those opinions which have become common. No one should be scorned in physical disputes for not holding to the opinions which happen to please other people best.
Galileo Galilei’s timeless warning in his famous Letter to Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany (1615)

Paywalls, Anti-Adblockers, and Scamsters Schemes

We will not link to sites which erect paywalls, or which are programmed to fail when an ad-blocker is detected -- or which are engaged in some dubious scam. Some sites are UNREADABLE due to obnoxious advertising.

Note to Web-authors Opposed to Ad-Blockers: as long as your site is controlled by advertisers you will not be free to Speak the Truth -- which is the Essence of Proper Journalism

"X$ or ⚑ " indicates some kind of paywall or anti-adblock scheme

 1. Save your energy for fights you can win; that you need to win;
 2. Don't get in a Pissing Match with a Skunk;
 3. It's a Sad Day -- when a man don't learn nothing;
 4. Fighting is like gambling: you have to pay to learn;
 5. Experience is a Hard Master, and a Fool will learn by no other;
 6. In the Event of a Crisis: Use what you know works;
 7. You may know a man by the company he keeps;
 8. Whatever you do today you'll have to sleep with tonight;
 9. Hope is not a method;
10. A man finds time in life for the things he really wants to do;
11. Each Day: Do what needs to be done; Don't let troubles fester;
12. You belong where you are loved;
13. You can't fix stupid but you do have to deal with it;
14. Life is too short to drink cheap booze and argue with stupid people;
15. A winner never quits and a quitter never wins;
16. A winner makes things happen; a loser lets things happen;
17. It's not what you have: it's what you do -- that matters;
18. Progress comes in Small Increments, and Persistence Pays;
19. Life is just one thing you can't re-live;
20. Accidents don't happen: They are caused;
21. Attack your anxieties: action will assuage your concerns;
22. The only person you can change, -- is yourself;
23. Tall Tales should be ignored rather than disputed.

¡Viva la Resistencia!

Resistance : opposition to an illegal occupation.

"The first casualty of war is truth"
There are various wordings and attributions for the above; the reader is encouraged to try a few searches,--
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
—Samuel Butler—19th Century novelist
"...in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sits a fourth Estate more important far than they all."
attr. Edmond Burke

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...trusting giant corporations - whose business models rely on selling your identity to advertisers - to safeguard your privacy is like hiring a kleptomaniac to guard the sweet shop.
By Andrew Orlowski, 31st December 2013
The Register

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"Two things are sold in the United States without product liability: Religion and Software"
--attr. Edward Snowden

Section 2

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"Never compromise what's right"

"When you Dance with the Devil you don't call the tune"

"Truly, whoever can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities"

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"

"Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be Ruled by Evil men.”

Apathy is one of the Great Enemies of Freedom.   Ignorance is the other.

Because bad men will not good men dare not cast aside the sword

militant organizations require an enemy: it is their raison d'etre

“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You cannot withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'”

  • Know Thyself;
  • Nothing to Excess;
  • A Pledge, And Ruin is Near;
    (Oracle at Delphi)

JFK Library     Don't miss it

Trying to conquer a populist nationalist movement inevitably requires torture and oppression abroad and the limiting of democracy at home.

Democracy and empire don't mix

Tom Hayden, Writings for a Democratic Society

“It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.”
~ Samuel Adams


governments preach benefits but produce bureaucracy

“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.”
– Elon Musk warns about AI, saying it could be our biggest existential threat [MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics’s Centennial Symposium, October 2014]

Section 2

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled may have been convincing the world he doesn't exist.

Surveillance is the business model of the Internet
--Attr: Bruce Schneier
--Essay: { Everyone Wants You To Have Security,
(But Not from Them) }
--Date: 2015-02-26

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Celebrity Gossip

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Thomas Jefferson, 1821: "...when all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."

"Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. ... Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
~~ Edmund Burke

"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. ...there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment."
"The President and the Press" address to the American Newspaper PublishersdAssociation, John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket. And those who benefit in the racket will defend it with passion.”
attr. Eric Hoffer

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