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Spontaneous foolishness that came out with a certain Zen gravitas

“You must follow the string to the spider, then you will know the web — love, your Sensei” – Paul de Morsella

Andrew J. Bacevich – ‘Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War’

Adopting fashionable attitudes to demonstrate one’s trustworthiness — the world of politics is flush with such people hoping thereby to qualify for inclusion in some inner circle — is akin to engaging in prostitution for promissory notes. It’s not only demeaning but downright foolhardy. – Andrew J. Bacevich, ‘Washington Rules:America’s Path to Permanent War’

David Meerman Scott quote from book

The content that you create will be a solution to those people’s problems and will not mention your company or products at all! – David M. Scott, The New Rules of Marketing & PR

Ellen Hodgson Brown, from her book ‘Web of Debt’

Interest charges are estimated to compose half the cost of everything. If interest to financial middlemen were eliminated, loans would merely be advances against future production, which could be repaid from that production. Borrowing nations would have to repay the money on a regular payment schedule, just as they do now; and they could not […]

Eugene Debs – excerpt from a speech on June 16, 1918 in Ohio.

I never had much faith in leaders. I am willing to be charged with almost anything, rather than to be charged with being a leader. I am suspicious of leaders, and especially of the intellectual variety. Give me the rank and file every day in the week. If you go to the city of Washington, […]