"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all" - Hypatia of Alexandria
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love" - Mother Teresa.
"You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies" - Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship we can create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone" - Orson Welles
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” - Epicurus
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902)
aphrodisiaciix: Don’t Ban Assault Weapons - Tax Them: A solution from the founding era might work again today. Aug 14, 2019 (by Saul Cornell - Historian at Fordham University)
aphrodisiaciix: Ai Weiwei - Human Flow
(A documentary by Ai Weiwei - a world-renowned artist and freedom/democracy advocate. If you think your life is bad, take a look at this trailer, you will appreciate your life.)
aphrodisiaciix: “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” - Augustine of Hippo
aphrodisiaciix: The Collapse of the American Empire - Lecture by Chris Hedges, a globally-renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author
aphrodisiaciix: She Fights Every 'troll, psycho and perv' She Can Find – and Uses the Law to Do It
aphrodisiaciix: It's Raining Plastic: Microscopic Fibers Fall from the Sky in Rocky Mountains (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/raining-plastic-colorado-usgs-microplastics)
aphrodisiaciix: "If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages" - Allison Aubrey
( https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/07/17/742670701/if-we-all-ate-enough-fruits-and-vegetables-thered-be-big-shortages )
aphrodisiaciix: "Young, Entitled and Over There: the Rise of the Begpacker - Authorities in Southeast Asia are clamping down on the trend of westerners asking locals for money to fund travelling." - The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/travel/shortcuts/2019/jul/22/young-entitled-and-over-there-the-rise-of-the-begpacker)
aphrodisiaciix: "America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked." - David Letterman
"Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate to rest than The Donald. Now he can get to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?" - Barack Obama
"My gravest secret is that I really did fake the moon landing. On Venus!" - Richard Nixon
"Fifteen per cent of the population believe the moon landing was actually staged in a movie lot in Arizona and somewhat fewer still believe the Earth is flat. I think they all get together with the global warming deniers on a Saturday night and party." - Al Gore
"In a Bloomberg poll, 88% of respondents said that Wall Street bonuses should either be banned outright or taxed at 50%. Just 7% said they should remain an incentive. To put that 7% figure in perspective, 6% of Americans believe the moon landings were a hoax; 7% believe Elvis lives; 24% believe that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim; 41% believe in ESP; and 48% believe in creationism. Americans will believe anything, it seems - except the idea that incentivizing bankers at systemically important institutions to take big risks makes any sense at all." - Felix Salmon
aphrodisiaciix: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902).
aphrodisiaciix: Skin cancer is on top of the list: https://fcppcentralvalley.com/cancer-center/the-top-10-cancers-of-america/