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A jog down a garden path sentence.
Please share my words with my permission only.

I had this whole thing about rights to re-use what I post, but some of it wasn't really relevant to some of the writing. Here's all it is. I don't want my words taken out of context and I don't want something reposted without attribution. I do not miss teh drama now that it's gone. All I can say is - "Don't be a jerk." I wish that could be codified into law.

Again - If it wasn't clear from the boldface at the top, please respect the f-lock on my entries.

It is not my job or my hobby to provide anyone a forum in which to annoy me. If I have turned comments off, or if you are concerned that your comment may be deleted by me because I may see it as offensive, obnoxious, insulting or annoying, please feel free to post your unappreciated brilliance in space that you control. Unsurprisingly enough, many people are unwilling to behave like complete assholes when they're forced to do it in their own space. Before you post a comment, ask yourself - "Would I be willing to write this as a post in my own journal?" If the answer is no, don't post.


Now, for some quotes and quippy little Bits O' Wisdom:

I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.
-Stephen Jay Gould

Satire died the day Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Tom Lehrer

The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.' [Psalms 14:1] The wise man says it to the world.
- Unknown

Masturbation is to sex as philosophy is to reality.
- Karl Marx

I think the idea of a divine creator belittles the elegant reality of the universe.
- Richard Dawkins

I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.
— Katharine Hepburn Ladies' Home Journal (October 1991)

All religions are cruel, all founded on blood; for all rest principally on the idea of sacrifice-that is, on the perpetual immolation of humanity to the insatiable vengeance of divinity.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I don't at all look forward to the death of Joseph Ratzinger, I don't, or any other pope, not really. Except for one tiny reason which I ought to confess and share with you.
When he dies, there's quite a long interval until the conclave can meet. For that whole time, that whole interval, it's a delicious, lucid interval; There isn't anyone on earth who claims to be infallible. Isn't that nice?

-Christopher Hitchens

As for the content of my LJ, I am an undereducated intellectual or uppity white trash. Pick only one.

Please consider using your computer's downtime for humanitarian research:


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