Ladybugs mating in my December Garden. A changing season? It is still quite warm and apparently a romantic setting!
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
“Audio Panton, Cogito Singularis, Listen to everything, think for yourself.”
¨A nation cannot become free and at the same time continue to oppress other nations. ¨ Engles
¨I came,I saw, I rejected.¨ David Perlman (Poppa Neutrino)
And it is not our object to destroy civilization. We do not desire to “divide up,” as people are in the habit of saying; we do not wish to throw humanity back into barbarism; on the contrary, we desire to lift the whole of humanity to the highest thinkable plane of civilization. We wish every individual without exception to have a share in the means of culture and education according to his capacities and his needs. This is the loftiest ideal that the human race can set before itself; and this ideal is possible today because it is only now that, in consequence of the thousands of years of progress towards civilization and of the tremendous acquisitions which man has gained in this age of culture; because only now are all the means and possibilities given through which we may realize this ideal condition in the way that the majority of men desire to realize it.
August Bebel, Socialism and the Student (1905)
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- riot actMerriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 27, 2015 is: riot act \RYE-ut-AKT\ noun : a vigorous reprimand or warning used in the phrase read the riot act Examples: Celia's parents read her the riot act after she stayed out for almost an hour past her curfew. "[Angela Merkel] read Greece and other affected zone members the […]
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