Take now… some hard-headed business man, who has no theories, but knows how to make money. Say to him: “Here is a little village; in ten years it will be a great city-in ten years the railroad will have taken the place of the stage coach, the electric light of the candle; it will abound with all the machinery and improvements that so enormously multiply the effective power of labor. Will in ten years, interest be any higher?” He will tell you, “No!” Will the wages of the common labor be any higher…?” He will tell you, “No the wages of common labor will not be any higher…” “What, then, will be higher?” “Rent, the value of land. Go, get yourself a piece of ground, and hold possession.” And if, under such circumstances, you take his advice, you need do nothing more. You may sit down and smoke your pipe; you may lie around like the lazzaroni of Naples or the leperos of Mexico; you may go up in a balloon or down a hole in the ground; and without doing one stroke of work, without adding one iota of wealth to the community, in ten years you will be rich! In the new city you may have a luxurious mansion, but among its public buildings will be an almshouse.
This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
I cannot think of any reason to kill a Lion. You don’t eat it. It’s a waste.
I adore the man who made these pics and wrote these lines. <3 <3 <3
so true, All of this is so true,
War gives the meaning and justification to every sentence uttered by this administration. The idea lies like a weight on the mind: a burden not to be displaced by a quip, a cunning aside, a closely argued logical proof. Beside it, every other thought shrinks to a parenthesis. The budget, foreign policy, the environment, our links to future generations and to the portion of humanity who are neither terrorists nor Americans-these considerations can be made to vanish when our minds are engorged by the thought of war. And yet, the clearance of all other issues was determined by a choice of the administration, a choice that seems irresistible only because it has not been resisted. The president lands on an aircraft carrier in his airman’s suit-a hefty display of military swagger disdained by Eisenhower and Kennedy, presidents who actually fought in wars-and the applause was predictable. Where was the laughter?
I think that it is such a privilege to understand where we come from, a privilege for all of us born after 1859, that to deny children that privilege is wicked, it’s a deprivation that should not be visited on any child, when the truth is so staggeringly exciting. When we have shared ancestors with every living thing, we have a history of four billion years of slow, gradual evolution, that’s not something that we can easily take on board, but the effort of doing so is well worth it. It’s such a beautiful thought that we are the heirs of four billion years of evolution. When you put that against the measly, piddling little ideas in Genesis it’s just no comparison, and it’s a sad and diminishing deprivation of a child’s opportunity to be denied that knowledge.
Moments after Jan Brewer vetoes discriminatory bill, Ohio legislators withdraw anti-gay bill modeled on Arizona
“We feel that it is in the best interest of Ohioans that there be no further consideration of this legislation.”
I judge people who don’t like animals. This is the one character trait or personality type that I judge people for. Sorry, not sorry.