You Can’t Forget the Past

The following is from the movie The Two Jakes. It was the sequel to Chinatown (1974), and was released in 1990. Actor/director Jack Nicholson reprises his role as J.J. “Jake” Gittes, a private investigator in post-war (late 40’s) Los Angeles. In the following ‘scene’ he is on his way out to see a client in …

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The Land of the Fief, and Home of the Slave

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so …

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Mother’s Day Quote for Rahm Emanuel

Wow, what a neat guy… “Mother’s Day is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel because he’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother’.” — President Barack Obama, 2009 White House Correspondents’ Dinner For those who do not know, I love gutter humor. I post this simply to note the holier-than-thou hypocrisy of the …

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Confusing Brains with a Bull Market

There is an old saying, “Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.” I tried to tell a number of friends this the last year or two. It was meant constructively, since I was the only one most of them knew who actually flourished during the last crash. No one was interested though. Kind of like …

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Goering on the Use of Propaganda

Hermann Wilhelm Göring [also rendered as Goering] was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi party. He was founder of the Gestapo, and Head of the Luftwaffe. He notes that it makes no difference what form of government you have, you can always get the people to do what you want. The following is from an interview with …

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Glaciers Gone by the Year 2020

and who’s paying for this…. Glacier Park in Montana is having to remove all signs stating that “the glaciers will all be gone by the year 2020.” Not only are the glaciers not gone, many have grown for multiple years in a row. My thoughts? Leave the signs there, and attach a quote by George …

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The Call Girl Principle

Sharing a more personal post this evening. I hope you enjoy… The Call Girl Principle states that the value of services diminishes rapidly once those services have been rendered. This principle may take many forms. There is a story about a banquet that was thrown after Columbus returned to Spain, having ‘discovered’ the New World. …

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All the World’s a Stage

“All the world’s a stage” is the phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII Line 138. The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play. It catalogues the seven stages of a man’s life, sometimes referred …

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thoughts on mindful anonymity…

When I first started thinking about this site I assumed it would be mostly anonymous. Not so that people could hide behind some facade (people including myself), but so that we might speak freely without fear of repercussions by some real-life whack-job. Using pseudonyms has been done throughout the ages. That being said, I have …

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Woe unto them that call evil good…

woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil… I came across an article by the Washington Post from last year that said “the Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years.” And??? Is there something strange about the fact that Whites are PRESENTLY the majority in …

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Sharpton sets the record straight

“White folks was in the caves while we (blacks) was building empires. … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was. … We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” — Reverend Al Sharpton +2

Patriotism is the Religion of Hell

This is one of my favorite quotes, yet I hesitated to post it to my spacebook wall for many years. I post it here as I finally posted it there a couple months ago, and will follow up with more thoughts below… I fear this will be misunderstood by most, even the ones who at …

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Gazing into the Abyss

We think we are unique when, throughout the day, we encounter synchronicity. Yet it happens to us all, all the time, if we are open to seeing it and knowing it. We open a random book to some random page, and there is the very thing we were looking for. We wake up humming a …

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a time when humor was actually funny

A liberal-leaning friend chastised me recently for something I said on spacebook. I joked in passing (in the comments of one of my own posts) that I had had a friend in the early 1990’s who had made a real nuisance of himself, calling every night and talking at length about how bad his life …

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Though the name of liberty delights the ear

“Though the name of liberty delights the ear, and tickles the fond pride of man, it is a jewel much oftener the play-thing of his imagination than a possession of real stability; it may be acquired to-day in all the triumph of independent feelings, but perhaps to-morrow the world may be convinced, that mankind knows …

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Lincoln on Gender

Abraham Lincoln loved telling jokes. He believed that a humorous story was often the best way of teaching something. This was a favorite joke he was known to have told his sons… “How many legs would a dog have if you called its tail a leg?” “Five!” his sons would answer. “No, it would have …

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Satyagraha

Satyagraha is a Sanskrit word that was coined by Mahatma Gandhi. It translates loosely as “insistence on truth,” “loyalty to truth,” or simply “Truth-force.” (satya “truth”; agraha “insistence” or “holding firmly to”). The theory of satyagraha is timeless, and sees means and ends as inseparable. The means used to obtain an end are wrapped up …

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They finally came for me…

They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the …

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