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or the people who supported these causes.
If everybody who had supported them had said "One person
can't do anything, I'm not going to bother", we would never have noticed
the work of these "great people".
Each famous person and
almost every defining moment in history is
supported by Thousands of people. People who could have just as easily
"One person can't do anything, I'm not going to bother".
These are the people who, by taking (or not taking)
action can make (or break) a defining moment of history.
I suggest that you are such a person.
Green Party of British Columbia supporter.
Why to fight for someone else's rights
When they came for the Semites¹ I said nothing for I did not know them.
When they came for the Gypsys, I said nothing, for they weren't my friends.
When they came for the Communists, I was solaced by my safety.
When they came for the Gays, I clung to my wife.
When they came for the Labour Organizers, I hid in my business.
When they came for the Rights organizers, I was glad I had been silent.
When they came for my wife, I cowered in the corner.
When they came for me, there was nobody left to fight for my rights.
-- My paraphrase of an earlier poem.
The Greer Report
on the rapid transit and the fudging of SkyTrain costs by the government
" And you know my experiences of making this film made me
very aware of the sadness and the dehumanization of people at times of
war. And the repercussions of war. And whatever you believe in, if it's
God or Allah, may he watch over you and let's pray for a peaceful and
The court case Fantasy Vs Fogerty is described by one lawyer as 'the funniest case to make it this high'. It's about a songwriter being sued for plagiarizing his own work.. It does, however, provide some interesting pointers on Attorney fees and the limits of copyright/Patent provisions in the US constitution (for legal eagles only). (More comments)
(Not) getting Linux at Dell Dell advertises (in certain places) factory installed Linux, but getting it delivered can be another issue. (sept 19/2004)
Eyes and Ears Our media and intelligence networks are a country's eyes and ears. When our 'eyes and ears' start reporting what we want them to see, it's usually called 'delusion'.
Silly Simpsons Humor somebody noticed that layout of Springfield changes from episode. Someone else suggested writing an episode around that fact. That gave me an idea....
An example of chutzpah is the person who
killed both parents and then placed himself at the mercy of the court "because
I am but a poor orphan".
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