Today I was able to re-connect with several clients and friends, learn Art Farmer's solo on "The Squirrel," check out Donny McCaslin's set @jazzbaltica, study a new twist on a favorite business practice, admire some beautiful photos, peruse the amazing reading list of @Art_Garfunkel, listen to a cool BBC interview with @Jimmy Cobb, read @JasonDCrane's latest poem, and watch a classic Star Trek episode -- all without leaving my solitary bunker in the lonesome desert. Thanks, Internet!
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"Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people's countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood of his hands and works for 'the universal brotherhood of man' with his mouth."
"Patriotism is the conviction that your country is superior
to all others because you were born in it."
—George Bernard Shaw
“Patriotism doesn’t automatically equal conservatism.”
"Lack of money is the root of all evil."
—George Bernard Shaw
"People ask me why I'm playing in this picture.
The answer is simple: Money, dear boy."
"The mariachis would serenade,
And they would not shut up 'til they were paid."
The Extropian is a Singularitarian who embraces technology as a means of life extension. In her vision of a transhumanist future, inevitable advancements in robotics, nanotechnology and biomedical science will ultimately provide human beings with the ability to merge with machines and live forever.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them,
neither persons nor property will be safe."
"Not conspiracies. Conspiracy. Singular."
"Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out...and the corporations sit there in their...in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporationy...and they make money."
"Unthinking respect for authority
is the greatest enemy of truth."
"Irreverence is the champion of liberty
and its only sure defense."
"See a broad to get that booty ak 'em,
Legger down and smack 'em, yak 'em."
"Pregnant women and Vietnam vets,
beggin' on the freeway, bout as hard as it gets."
"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity,
nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor
by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."
"You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life
before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave."
"The best way to find yourself is to
lose yourself in the service of others."
"Not until we are lost do we begin
to understand ourselves."
—Henry David Thoreau
"You! What planet is this?"
—Dr. Leonard McCoy
"We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek."
"The most important weapon in your arsenal
will be your ability to adapt."
"Growth is adapting to change.
Maturity is knowing when enough is enough."