August 23, 2005

The Cold War vs today

Sting - Russians song lyrics

Sting - Russians lyrics

In Europe and America, there's a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too

How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy
There is no monopoly in common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the President
There's no such thing as a winnable war
It's a lie that we don't believe anymore
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me, and you
Is that the Russians love their children too

Interesting thought for today's world. Do our adversaries love their children too?

Posted at 06:09 PM

Money

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
-George H. Lorimer, editor (1868-1937)
Posted at 09:39 AM

August 21, 2005

Life stories

Amazon.com: Books: Booknotes Life Stories : Notable Biographers on the People Who Shaped America

Excellent biography-lite. You learn a lot of interesting anecdotes about famous people.

- George Washington died taking his own pulse.
- Thomas Paine was imprisoned in Paris during the revolution and was marked for execution. His friends had the mark changed and his head was safe
- Ulysses S Grant was born Hiriam Ulysses Grant and changed his name to avoid being referred to as HUG

Posted at 02:30 PM

August 18, 2005

Swim with the fishes

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
Malcolm Muggeridge --Radio Times, 09/07/64
Posted at 11:27 AM

August 09, 2005

Blink of an eye

Amazon.com: Books: Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Read this book in about 2 hours. We make our decisions within an instant and use additional data to justify our original decision

Posted at 08:04 PM

August 08, 2005

Man

The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.


Herbert Marcuse
--One-Dimensional Man

Posted at 09:10 AM
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