Any fool can learn from his mistakes..
I wise man learns from the mistakes of others
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:24 AM
Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:37 PM
I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.
I offer images,I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached, like the Doors, right? But we can only open the doors, we can't drag people through. I can't free them unless they want to be free. Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up. A person has to be willing to give up everything.not just wealth. All the bullshit that he's been taught .all society's brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren't willing to do that.
I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again... and they won't be able to forget me ever.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments
There are things known and there are things unknown and in between are the Doors
Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:04 PM
and if you don't mind,
I'll hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:20 PM
george bernard shaw
The English are not a very spiritual people. So they invented cricket to give them some
idea of eternity.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:01 AM
"Of course the people don't want war. But after
all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and
it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's
a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a
communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can
always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.
All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and
denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the
country to greater danger. It works the same way in every
On the morning of September 11, 2001,
Bush's standing in opinion polls hovered at 50 percent, but with
the crisis, it jumped to 82 percent within two days.
If only we had known then what Bush had known when.
Shortly before Congress authorized Bush's War against Iraq
in October 2002, a CBS news poll found that 51 percent of
Americans believed that Saddam was involved in the 9/11
attacks. Later, the Pew Research Center found that two thirds of
Americans agreed that "Saddam Hussein helped the terrorists in
the September 11 attacks."
Another poll in January 2003 found that 44 percent of
Americans believed "most" or "some" of the 9/11 terrorists were
Iraqi citizens. Only 17 percent were aware that none were.
They came to believe something that even Bush had
never said. Of course, Saddam had nothing at all to do with the
However, by March 14, 2003, Bush's approval ratings had
again fallen to 53 percent, essentially where it was before 9/11.
Then, once he declared Bush's War on March 18, 2003, he got the
crisis bounce back up to 68 percent.
In July 2002, Richard Perle said, "It is likely that chemical
weapons, biological weapons in the possession of the Iraqis
derived during the Cold War from the Soviet Union, are now
being disseminated to terrorists."
In fact Iraq's chemical and biological weapons, some of which were deployed gainst Iran in the US sponsored Iraq/Iran war, were in fact supplied to Sadam by the US not the russians. These weapons had expired or had been destroyed by the Iraquis well before the americans gave their ultimatum. So in fact the US had been partially right, Iraq had had WMDs, the US knew this becuase the US sold them to Iraq !! They also new that by the time of the war there were no longer any WMDs
On September 3, 2002, Rumsfeld lied,
In truth, the United Nations pulled the inspectors
"It is the Iraqis that
ended the inspections; that we know. We protested when the
Iraqis threw the inspectors out. ... Would it be nice if they had
not thrown the inspectors out? Yes, that would have been
out for their own safety because the United States was preparing
to bomb Iraq.
On September 7, 2002, Bush lied about a report issued by the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
"I would remind
you that when the inspectors first went to Iraq and were denied,
finally denied access, a report came out of the Atomic–the
IAEA–that they were six months away from developing a
weapon. I don't know what more evidence we need."
The truth is that the IAEA never issued any such report. In fact, the
IAEA issued a report in 1998 that said,
"Based on all credible
information to date, the IAEA has found no indication of Iraq
having achieved its program goal of producing nuclear weapons
or of Iraq having retained a physical capability for the
production of weapon-useable nuclear material or having
clandestinely obtained such material."
When asked about reports of the missing WMDs,
"Reports that say something hasn't happened
are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are
known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also
know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there
are some things we do not know. But, there are also unknown
unknowns–the ones we don't know we don't know."
In view of the primitive simplicity of their minds, they
[the masses] more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a little
one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be
ashamed of lies that were too big.
- Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf
Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:28 PM
Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:17 PM
"All I got in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break either of 'em for nobody!" (Al Pacino, Scarface)
Haha that`s a good one !
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." Albert Einstein
Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:47 AM
"If we see that Germany is winning, we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning, we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don't want to see Hitler victorious in any circumstances."
Harry Truman President Of The USA 1945
Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:28 PM
Post-Cold War, New-World-Order time, it looks good for the Military-Industrial-
Intelligence Complex and their global partners in crime, the World Bank and the IMF.
They've got their NAFTA, and soon their World Trade Organization. They're dictating
economic, political and social development all over the Third World and Eastern
Europe. Moscow's reaction to events anywhere is no longer a restraining consideration.
The UN's Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations, 15 years in the making, is
dead. Everything in sight is being deregulated and privatized. Capital prowls the globe
with a ravenous freedom it hasn't enjoyed since before World War I, operating free of
friction, free of gravity. The world has been made safe for the transnational
Will this mean any better life for the multitudes than the Cold War brought? Any
more regard for the common folk than there's been since they fell off the cosmic agenda
centuries ago? "By all means," says Capital, offering another warmed-up version of the
"trickle down" theory, the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps
dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals.
The boys of Capital, they also chortle in their martinis about the death of
socialism. The word has been banned from polite conversation. And they hope that no
one will notice that every socialist experiment of any significance in the twentieth
century—without exception—has either been crushed, overthrown, or invaded, or
corrupted, perverted, subverted, or destabilized, or otherwise had life made impossible
for it, by the United States. Not one socialist government or movement—from the
Russian Revolution to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, from Communist China to the
FMLN in Salvador—not one was permitted to rise or fall solely on its own merits; not
one was left secure enough to drop its guard against the all-powerful enemy abroad and
freely and fully relax control at home.
It's as if the Wright brothers' first experiments with flying machines all failed
because the automobile interests sabotaged each test flight. And then the good and god-fearing folk of the world looked upon this, took notice of the consequences, nodded
their collective heads wisely, and intoned solemnly: Man shall never fly.
William Blum - Killing Hope
Posted 09 November 2009 - 10:54 AM
There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
—Jean Racine, Britannicus (1669)
Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:34 AM
"If we were to announce today that we intend to hang all capitalists tomorrow, they would trip over each other trying to sell us the rope."
The Capitalists of the world and their governments, in pursuit of conquest of the Soviet market, will close their eyes to the indicated higher reality and thus will turn into deaf mute blindmen. They will extend credits, which will strengthen for us the Communist Party in their countries and giving us the materials and technology we lack, they will restore our military industry, indispensable for our future victorious attacks on our suppliers. In other words, they will labor for the preparation for their own suicide
Perhaps we should replace "Soviet" with "Chinese" ? - SFX
Posted 20 March 2011 - 01:12 AM
George Bush Senior
- September 11, 1990 televised address: "Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge.... We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders."
- January 7, 1991 interview in U.S. News & World Report: "I think that what's at stake here is the new world order. What's at stake here is whether we can have disputes peacefully resolved in the future by a reinvigorated United Nations."
- January 9, 1991 Press Conference: "[The Gulf crisis] has to do with a new world order. And that new world order is only going to be enhanced if this newly activated peacekeeping function of the United Nations proves to be effective."
- January 16, 1991 televised address: "When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN's founders."
- August 1991 National Security Strategy of the United States issued by the White House and personally signed by George Bush: "In the Gulf, we saw the United Nations playing the role dreamed of by it's founders.... I hope history will record that the Gulf crisis was the crucible of the new world order."
Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:00 PM
Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:56 PM
'if the Germans had won, I would have been on trial at Nuremberg instead of them.'"
Major-General Raymond Hufft (U.S. Army)
Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:59 PM
"Agent Orange and similar U.S. herbicides cannot be considered poisons banned under international rules of war"
2007 the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:09 PM
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.
President of the United States (and former General of the Army) Dwight D. Eisenhower used the term in his Farewell Address to the Nation on January 17, 1961
According to SIPRI, total world spending on military expenses in 2009 was $1.531 trillion US dollars. 46.5% of this total, roughly $712 billion US dollars, was spent by the United States.The privatization of the production and invention of military technology also leads to a complicated relationship with significant research and development of many technologies.
The Military budget of the United States for the 2009 fiscal year was $515.4 billion. Adding emergency discretionary spending and supplemental spending brings the sum to $651.2 billion.This does not include many military-related items that are outside of the Defense Department budget. Overall the United States government is spending about $1 trillion annually on defense-related purposes.
The defense industry tends to contribute heavily to incumbent members of Congress. Oliver Stone claims Néstor Kirchner, the former President of Argentina, told him former US President George W. Bush told Kirchner "The best way to revitalize the economy is war, and the U.S. has grown stronger with war."
Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:34 PM
Blackadder: Yes, well...
[she slaps him twice]
Lady Whiteadder: Wicked Child! Chairs are the work of Belezabub! At our house Nathaneal sits on a spike!
Blackadder: And yourself?
Lady Whiteadder: I sit on Nathaneal! Two spikes would be an extravagance.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:35 PM
Lord Percy: Yes, I heard that.
Blackadder: Personally, however, I like to start the day with a total dickhead to remind me I'm best
Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:47 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:55 PM
"WE recognize, with the understanding and the heartfelt friendship of true Nationalists, the Polish State as the home of a great, nationally-conscious people."
"The German Reich and, in particular, the present German Government, have no other wish than to live on friendly and peaceable terms with all neighbouring States."
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