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Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by eric stone Mar 6.
We also find that generally speaking the geographically larger the physical task to be done, the duller the conceptual brain that is brought to bear upon the integration of the scientific discoveries and their technically realized applications. Finally we get to international affairs, and you know what is happening today. The most highly polished of the dullest class, intellectually speaking, may wear their striped pants very beautifully and be charming fellows, but they have not produced any mutually acceptable, constructive world peace generating ideas.
--R. Buckminster Fuller
There is none of this in the world of Leucippus and Democritus as sung by Lucretius. There is no fear of the gods; no ends or purposes in the world; no cosmic hierarchy; no distinction between Earth and heavens. There is a deep love of nature, a serene immersion within it; a recognition that we are profoundly part of it; that men, women, animals, plants and clouds are organic threads of a marvellous whole, without hierarchies.
And the punch:
--Percy Bysshe Shelley
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. -- Thomas Jefferson
Goodbye ... but remember this: the voters always get what they deserve. I wasn't the only chump in this city. It took a lot of you to elect me.-- Former NY City Mayor Jimmy Walker
What happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry uplike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore—And then run?Does it stink like rotten meat?Or crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
~ Langston Hughes, “Harlem” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes
I agree! Loren, Ruth and Bertold!
Funny thing, Bertold: they don't need what they invented!
Ruth - yes, new Repuglican motto: We don need no stinkin' death panels.
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