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" You are what what you eat eats " - Michael Pollan
 
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" There's no such thing as soy milk . It's soy juice . " - Lewis Black
 
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" I am , somehow , less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einsteins brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops . " - S. J. Gould
 
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" It was a lone voice in the middle of the ocean , but it was heard at great depth and great distance . " - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 
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The answer comes up every morning.
 
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Upper class keeps all of the money,pays none of the taxes. Middle class pays all of the taxes does all the work...

The poor are there, just to scare the shit out of the middle class, keep 'em showing up at those jobs! George carling
 
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"Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in."

from "Anthem" Leonard Cohen
 
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As 140 acres of trees adjacent to us goes into the shredder for paper pulp { preparing the ground to recieve Round Up Ready row crops } I hear a neighbor say " Well , it will be good to see things cleaned up around here " . So , trees are dirty ? There is certainly alot of work to be done .
 
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"Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. This will happen if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process."

-Wangari Maathai
 
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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."
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Power corrupts . Incrementally increasing power corrupts incrementally .
 
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"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
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Sometimes the best way to start a project is with reckless abandon.
 
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If it's worth doing , it's worth doing wrong .
 
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" Through the evolutionary process , those who are able to engage in social cooperation of various sorts do better in survival and reproduction . " - Robert Nozick
 
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wayne stephen wrote:If it's worth doing , it's worth doing wrong .



Who said this one? I think Joel Salatin often says something like this. Love this thread, Wayne. Thanks for keeping it rolling.
 
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" We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish . " - Friedrich August von Hayek
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote: Love this thread, Wayne. Thanks for keeping it rolling.


Me too! And Ken for starting it rolling
 
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"pulverised by literature,' thought Miss Laburnum. 'The ideal way for a librarian to die.”
― Margaret Mahy


Random, but she's a fantastic NZ writer for kids and young adults. Funny, clever and profound.
And yip, she was a librarian...
 
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" Husbandry is the name of all practices that sustain life by connecting us conservingly to our places and our world ; it is the art of keeping tied all the strands in the living network that sustains us . And so it appears that most and perhaps all of industrial agricultures manifest failures are an attempt to make the land produce without husbandry . " - Wendell Berry
 
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" He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt . He has been given a large brain by mistake , since for him a spinal cord will suffice . " - Albert Einstein
 
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Seed the Mind, Harvest Ideas
 
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" Beware the hobby that eats . " - Benjamin Franklin
 
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" The well-beaten path is for the well-beaten man" Sum Gui Mid 1800's
 
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'It's never too late to chase your dream.'
-Diana Nyad, 2 Sept 2013, after completing a 110 mile open water swim in 53 hours from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida at age 64.
 
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" I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the suns energy .... If sunbeams were weapons of war , we would have had solar energy centuries ago. " - Sir George Porter 1973
 
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" Dear future generations : Please accept our apologies . We were rolling drunk on petroleum . " - Kurt Vonnegut
 
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Every day I see the spark of Excellence shining like a beacon in the darkness.
There is more going on in these forums than talk about plants, and chickens and winter heating. There are Dreams being cast, wishes being made, and people striving to become better than they are.

More than anything else, this site is about Hope.
 
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" Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism . It is not the conviction that something will turn out well , but the certainty that something makes sense , regardless of how it turns out . " - Vaclav Havel
 
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If humans were to vanish from the planet life would easily regain its composure and carry on . If insects were to vanish , even just bees , life would have to come up with a new gameplan .
 
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Try a hundred things, 2 will work out and you never know in advance which 2.
-Paul Wheaton, Podcast 248
 
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" Conviction without experience makes for harshness . " - Flannery O'Connor
 
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“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
- Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
 
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When the mouse breaks learn to use the num pad
 
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