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"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."  — Ansel Adams

 To a greater measure, this is not true anymore !



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ldquo.gif Verbal representations of such places or scenes may, or may not, have the merit of accuracy; but photographic presentments of them will be accepted by posterity with an undoubting faith. rdquo.gif


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ldquo.gif [My work] is designed to speak for itself. as mementos of the fearful struggle through which the country has just passed, it is confidently hoped that it will possess an enduring interest. rdquo.gif


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Alexander Gardner, partner of Timothy O'Sullivan, photographers who captured the ugliest events of the American Civil War for the people to ponder. 


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Perfection is an evolution, a progression and never a revolution.



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"You don't get rid of a habit by throwing it out the window;
you have to take it down the stairs step by step." — Mark Twain



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Apropros of Thanksgiving Day in the US,

 

"As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

 

Arthur Carlson, General Manager of WKRP, a fictional radio station in Cincinnati

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=BGFtV6-ALoQ



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Sadly prophetic

 

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”–Ronald Reagan, “A Time For Choosing”, 1964



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"Be who you are…
Because those that matter don't mind,
and those that mind don't matter!"



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This seems particularly appropriate, given the recent actions by the owners of Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon.

 

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech." Benjamin Franklin



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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
                                   Léonardo da Vinci



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Recent actions by Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, the vetting of soldier's personal beliefs, and the call by some to make access to social media dependent on agreeing to a particular set of beliefs make this quote particularly relevant IMO.

 

"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist."

 

             Frederick Douglass, 19th century former slave, preacher, and abolitionist.



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As a Canadian citizen who holds for most precious freedom and equality,
as a father who holds for most precious love, respect and equality for chil-
dren, I must admit that facing too turbulent, noisy, and infantile behaviour,
I had to put an end to it for the common good and emotional safety of the
family.

Your quote is too politically charged specially when running after the half-
millionth victim to an ignored virus and the provocations towards the most
sacred emblems of your democracy and constitution.

This is not my language… just trying to use it! Please try to read what I mean
and, possibly, not what I have written.



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an amateur photographer by vocation."  
— Elliot Erwitt



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As a Canadian citizen who holds for most precious freedom and equality,
as a father who holds for most precious love, respect and equality for chil-
dren, I must admit that facing too turbulent, noisy, and infantile behaviour,
I had to put an end to it for the common good and emotional safety of the
family.

Your quote is too politically charged specially when running after the half-
millionth victim to an ignored virus and the provocations towards the most
sacred emblems of your democracy and constitution.

This is not my language… just trying to use it! Please try to read what I mean
and, possibly, not what I have written.

I applaud you for being a responsible parent.

 

However, discomfort with the content of the quotation is what the author, not I, intended. It was, and still is, intended to provoke the reader to critically scrutinize rather than ignore controversial events and actions. The preservation of the Republic and Constitution demand no less.



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I am sorry to have misread your intention, bluzman.

Yes, discomfort has been a daily dish as in a nightmare.



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"Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."

 

Mark Twain

 

As I look at the world these days, I believe the latter is true.



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… imbeciles who really mean it."


Right, I think they did!



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"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it."

 

"The Ultimate Revolution". Aldous Huxley's speech at Berkeley Language Center, March 20, 1962

 

Prophetic if one substitutes "social media" for "pharmacological"



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They who can give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety.    Benjamin Franklin

 

War is when the government tells you who the enemy is.  Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.   Benjamin Franklin

 

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.  Benjamin Franklin



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I like these three Ben's quotes, krag! Thank you!



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Some 6,000 women served as nurses in the Vietnam War.  To them is owed a debt no one can repay.    Unknown