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On the battleground between left and right-wing politics flowers get trampled and innocence gets smooshed .
 
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“Fascism after all is only a development of capitalism, and the mildest democracy, so-called, is liable to turn into Fascism.” - George Orwell
 
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My favorite quote from "The Godfather" is one that works on so many levels . It has become a personal motto :

"Leave the gun . Take the Cannoli !"
 
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Thanks Wayne.

Quote from my favorite author Kurt Vonnegut.

"History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again"
 
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Hat tip to my friend Dan:

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”
-Frida Kahlo
 
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CHANT... "We are unstoppable. A new world is possible!"
 
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"It ain't necessarily so that it ain't necessarily so" - SUN RA
 
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"To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it." - Henry A. Kissinger
 
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I'd just like to share a thought that piqued my interest from "The Dragons of Eden" a book by Carl Sagan.
Many organisms, especially humans, are able to respond to change faster than many plants because a large neocortex allows organisms to develop new and eclectic behaviors without having to wait for that information to be encoded into their genes. Thus, we are able to build a strong extragenetic (beyond our genes) database for accumulated knowledge over many generations. This also is why humans spend the longest amount of time to develop fully; there is so much to learn! All humans evolved to learn. A big neocortex also came with downsides too: our natural instincts are diminished. In the folklore of many indigenous tribes, the organisms around them are viewed as elders and friends because it is understood that Nature knows what is good to eat and what is not and where it is safe to live.
 
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"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

Greek Proverb
 
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K.I.S.S.es are more than a sign of affection; they are short and simple.
Leonardo Da Vinci says it the best, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication".
 
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If you do it right, seeds are a one time investment.
 
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Sometimes parents can be quite profound:

"There is no such thing as instant gratification. If one lives life like that, they will never be truly happy. Try to find joy in the moments of daily life and doing what interests you because the rewards will come later through diligent hard work,".
 
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"Get big or get out ." - Earl Butz

"Stay small and prosper with permaculture ." - Me
 
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"Choose the option not given!" - Me
 
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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
 
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"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." - Edward Abbey

 
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“The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.”
― Wavy Gravy
 
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Valid rational statements are invalidated when issued with cruelty and anger
 
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Most things in this world can be achieved just by making an attempt.
 
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I think reality is a function of contact.
Shit goes fast in space probably because there's not much around to run into. It's like a race for existence.
 
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November 5th : Dear Diary - Oh ! I have such an election day hangover. What a splitting headache! Let's see . What do I have in my medicine cabinet? Alka-Seltzer - Nope, it's expired. Tylenol ? No, gonna save what's left of my liver. OK , "Captain Spauldings' Buffalo Elixer". Says it's made by some twins up in Canada .That will work .

A Little Marxist Thought of the Day :

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”- Groucho

Now I feel better!
 
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"I have the most interesting complexes ever, and despite Freud and Darwin, I have made a healthy adjustment as an earthworm." Toni Bambara
"We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance." Thomas Huxley(talking about nature)
"Andean Indians sometimes grow up to 200 different kinds of potatoes in a single field." National Academy of Sciences
 
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There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
Edward Wallis Hoch,
Marion (Kansas) Record
(1849 - 1925)
 
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Your computer or your car? Your highrise office or your living room?

These are the things I think about while realizing that the answers must be proffered individually and are totally dependent on circumstances.

Time is wasting and it's not raining.

I'm going outside.
 
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"If you find something that you like, enjoy it analyze it, then make a better version of it!"
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"I don't want to be part of anything that's so institutionalized that you spend more time being mad at the institution than being helped by it."
-Stephen Gaskin, 1985 interview in The Sun
 
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“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke
 
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Contents under pressure. Everything below the atmosphere that is.
 
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