The lesser...

Imagine a world, a world where there are two men running for office. One man believes people should be able to kill children, the other wants to start unjust wars killing innocents. Who is the lesser evil? Now I know this is not the real scenario. Both of our candidates would likely want to start unjust wars...both will likely keep the status quo on child killing. But what if? What if we were faced with the decision above? The question would be, do we actively participate in the killing of innocent, or do we stand and do nothing as we let others kill? Which is the lesser evil?

I think the republican party has done a good job pretending to be for life as they go starting unjust wars, killing thousands to line their pockets...basically this card allows them to do whatever they want, any policy is fine, because we are suckered into this false choice.
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    G F Handel - Music for Royal Fireworks in D Major La Paix Largo alla siciliana

Goals, Strategies, and Plans

The first step is to make a goal. But simply having a goal is not enough. Of course you may 'accidentally' achieve that goal, but chances are you won't. You must have a strategy to achieve the goal. A strategy?--yes, a strategy, not simply a plan. You must also have a plan, but as things go, your first plan will probably fail. This is why you have a strategy, the strategy combines a set of plans. For instance, your goal may be to paint your house. Your strategy may be to hire someone to do it. Your plan may be to hire X to do it on date Y. Sometimes you may have to even change your strategy, but this requires more thought than simply changing your plan given a strategy.
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    Claire Fitch - Still reaction


(09:58:56 PM) Scott Harmon: seems to be a new port out for inkscape...they missed the boost dep though
(10:04:44 PM) Scott Harmon: !$^&# pdf-parser error
(10:04:51 PM) Matt M: lol
(10:04:53 PM) Scott Harmon: same as on did i defeat that?
(10:05:02 PM) Scott Harmon: poppler..
(10:05:45 PM) Scott Harmon: compiling gnome software is my rpg
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    Jamie Janover - Arc

Out of the corner of your mind

Focus straight ahead, then without moving your opinion, carefully observe the edges of your mind. Can the telescope see the sides of the tube? With practice it can---and even through the sides.
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    Leon McCawley - In der Nacht, Fantasiestucke, Op.12

The Box

Most people live in a box all of their life. Few see the box. See the box and wonder what is on the other side.
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    thoughtful thoughtful

Are we there yet?

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