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    "Jesus would not be crucified today. The prophets would not be stoned. Socrates would not drink the hemlock. They would instead be banned from the Sunday talk shows and op-ed pages by the sentries of establishment thinking who guard against dissent with the one weapon of mass destruction most cleverly designed to obliterate democracy: the rubber stamp." - Bill Moyers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post
    "Jesus would not be crucified today. The prophets would not be stoned. Socrates would not drink the hemlock. They would instead be banned from the Sunday talk shows and op-ed pages by the sentries of establishment thinking who guard against dissent with the one weapon of mass destruction most cleverly designed to obliterate democracy: the rubber stamp." - Bill Moyers
    The parable of the sower is about the present day because the present day is stoney ground.
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    My high school friends and I have a favorite quote.

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    "No proper discussion of reform or change can take place as long as the participants still use concepts and perceptions which arise out of a past which they ostensibly deny." - Michael Ignatieff (paraphrased)

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    "Until you make the unconcious concious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate" - C G Jung

    "A person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower" - Gustave, Grand budapest hotel
    "Those who do not move, do not notice their chains"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post
    "No proper discussion of reform or change can take place as long as the participants still use concepts and perceptions which arise out of a past which they ostensibly deny." - Michael Ignatieff (paraphrased)
    Now that is very interesting, wonder how some of the more recent "reform" efforts would be considered in the light of that

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    One thing I state as soon as we’re out of the door: ‘Under no circumstances is anyone to say that I lost a battle with cancer. Or that I bore it bravely. I am not fighting, losing, winning or bearing.’ I will not personify the cancer cells inside me in any form.


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    “My favorite Ted Cruz story is the time he tried to lay his egg sacs in a tree that was just too young. Thing was, he couldn’t inject the eggs deep enough into the tree and the tree didn’t have the kind of mature bark you need to protect the eggs from predators. Well, wouldn’t you know it, this goon spends nearly all July digging at this tree with his mandibles and slugging these eggs down through his proboscis into the flesh of the tree and he’s proud about it, rubbing his hind legs together and making this sickening whirring noise the whole time. He gets finished and perches himself on a branch to shed his skin and this Blue Jay, just a common Blue Jay comes over and just immediately gets to work pecking at the tree where millions of his eggs were and poof, just like that, a summer’s work is gone. Cruz is furious, we’re all laughing, it was great times. Hell of a stinger though on that little freak.”
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    "By convention sweet is sweet, bitter is bitter, hot is hot, cold is cold, color is color; but in truth there are only atoms and the void."
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