Image of Mars taken by the Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 on the Hubble Space Telescope. The image shows the Valles Marineris region. Valles Marineris is a valley so long that if it were placed in the United States it would stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Here, Valles Marineris begins near the word "Corn," heads down toward the word "Miscellaneous," and then heads up toward the word "Culture."
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"The past is prophetic in that it asserts that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
"Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions or property in geometrical progression as they rise. Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. If for the encouragement of industry we allow it to be appropriated, we must take care that other employment be provided to those excluded from the appropriation. If we do not, the fundamental right to labor the earth returns to the unemployed."
Letter to James Madison
October 28, 1785
"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."
-- Herman Goering, quoted by Gustave Gilbert in Gilbert's book Nuremberg Diary.
We are the strongest nation in the world today, and I do not believe we should ever apply that economic, political or military power unilaterally. If we'd followed that rule in Vietnam, we wouldn't have been there. None of our allies supported us. If we can't persuade nations with comparable values of the merit of our cause, we'd better re-examine our reasoning.
-- Robert McNamara, The Fog of War, 2004 documentary.
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression -- everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way -- everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want -- which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants -- everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear -- which, translated
into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such
a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a
position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor--
anywhere in the world.
From Minnesota Public Radio
Links RE: San Francisco (my favorite city)
Green Mountain Energy
Wind energy for Texans!
Report a motor vehicle emitting too much smoke!
Q: How do you know when an Aggie has been using your word
A: There's whiteout on the screen.
The 100 Club
Supporting peace officers, firefighters, and their families.
Houston mass transit agency
Providing a safe haven for abused or neglected primates and other animals.
Offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
All you'd ever want to learn about roach anatomy -- and more!