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To quote Rabbi Hillel

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:06




As an aside, among the stories in a news filled morning, from AlJazeera English.


US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has died from smoke inhalation in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.



Stevens, a career member of the US foreign service, arrived in Tripoli to take up the post of ambassador in May 2012, having previously served twice previously in Libya. He had also served as the US government's representative to the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) during the 2011 uprising against the government of Muammar Gaddafi.


Anyone else remember the one about how the "anti war" left was supporting U.S. and Nato attacks on Libya in order to "avert a bloodbath".

Can you say hypocrite Democrat war monger?

I knew you could.


To quote George Herbert over and over and ...

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:22


Living well is the best revenge.

Life is half spent before we know what it is.

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

Punishment is lame, but it comes.

The offender never pardons.

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.


To quote Albert Shanker, former President of the United Federation of Teachers, three more times.

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 07:57


The next time anyone is inclined to sneer at the basics as "traditional," I suggest he or she visit with a 12th -or even a sixth-grader who can barely read, write or compute and look at the pain and frustration on that student's face.

We've got a lemon factory and we're turning out 80-85 percent lemons.

It's time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve; it more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy.


To the extent that what we have is indeed a "market economy".



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