25 May 2006

a punchy Orwell quote...

The minimum you’d expect from a punchy Orwell quote... is to provide an explanation of status quo:

The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. ~ George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Blair, 1903-1950), Nineteen Eighty-Four

Free download of '1984' available at:

a first class economist…

The minimum you’d expect to learn from a first class economist:

America spends 50 percent of her income on the military. That’s about 1.4 trillion dollars in 2006/7 (a trillion dollar is a million million dollar). Most of the military expenditure goes to “protecting” imports of about 2.3 million barrels of oil per day from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf emirates. The American taxpayer is therefore paying as much as $1,800 for every barrel of oil imported from the Persian Gulf. Other nations pay only about $70 per barrel for the same oil.

a sincere Senator...

The minimum you would expect from a sincere Senator is to protect your interests:

Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.

[The Abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner]

21 May 2006

a forward-thinking political activist...

The minimum you’d expect to hear from a forward-thinking political activist...

How is a military drilled and trained to defend freedom, peace and happiness? This is what Major General O'Ryan has to say of an efficiently trained generation:

' The soldier must be so trained that he becomes a mere automoton; he must be so trained that it will destroy his initiative; he must be so trained that he is turned into a machine. The soldier must be forced into the military noose; he must be jacked up; he must be ruled by his superiors with pistol in hand.'

This was not said by a Prussian Junker; not by a German barbarian . . . but by an American major general. And he is right. You cannot conduct war with equals; you cannot have militarism with free born men; you must have slaves, automotons, machines, obedient disciplined creatures, who will move, act, shoot and kill at the command of their superiors. That is preparedness, and nothing else. ~ [Emma Goldman, Preparedness: The Road to Universal Slaughter]

20 May 2006

the good people of New York...

The minimum you'd expect from the good people of New York...

... is to estblish who demolished the Twin Towers and Building # 7 WTC because the official account just won't PULL!

ancient wisdom…

Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
~ Cree Indian Proverb

19 May 2006

Homo sapiens sapiens...

The minimum you would expect from Homo sapiens sapiens (human beings) is to NOT falsely imprison, to NOT rape, to NOT torture, and to NOT murder. NOR allow anyone else commit such heinous acts.

The minimum expected from YOU is to act like a human being.

18 May 2006

a turned honest general…

The minimum you would expect from a turned honest general... is to denounce militarism:

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. ~ General Smedley Butler [comparing militarism to the narcotics trade, prostitution and all other forms of racketeering.]

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech, American Society of Newspaper Editors, 16 April 1953

15 May 2006

your English teacher...

The minimum you would expect from your English teacher... is to teach you how to read, write and formulate your thoughts for better learning.

The gifts of how to reason and avoid fallacies [that destroy the truth that binds your world together] comes with learning.

The least that's expected from you is to learn about common fallacies and avoid them.

Search google.com using keywords like "fallacies" or "common fallacies".

14 May 2006

The minimum you'd expect from a good blog...

The minimum you’d expect from a good blog is new insight, lots of information and useful links:

The following are among the best sources of information and knowledge base available on the Internet (and they come free):


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