Best Of BushYou couldn't make this up even if you tried. For this, and only this, you will be missed.
"I'm the commander -- see, I don't need to explain -- I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." --as quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War
"This is an impressive crowd -- the haves and the have mores. Some people call you the elite -- I call you my base." --at the 2000 Al Smith dinner
"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" --Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." --Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000
"I want each and every American to know for certain that I'm responsible for the decisions I make, and each of you are as well. "-- On "Live With Regis", Sep. 20, 2000
"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected. "-- Los Angeles, California, Sept. 27, 2000
"I've been talking to Vice
IndoctrinationI only have 10 minutes so I will try and make this as quick and short as I can. I have spent the past few days trying to understand the ideology that drives people to believe what they believe, not so much what lies on the surface but what lies beneath the surface. I openly threw myself into the lions den on two occasions without so much as a plan only to be left with more questions then answers. This was not due to the lack of a plan, but more so due to a lack of understanding on the other persons behalf. The reason I say this is not because my heart if filled with hate or contempt, nor do I wish lay the blame at their feet for they do not know any better.
"Indoctrination is the process of inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies or a professional methodology. It is often distinguished from education by the fact that the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine they have learned."
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To Serve and Protect......Who?In light of the recent tragedies that have occurred I have decided to incorporate all three stories into one article so that the subject can be examined in detail.
Oscar Grant, a 22-year old unarmed black man, was shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer on New Years Day
The New Orleans man, 22-year-old Adolph Grimes III, traveled to his grandmother's home near the French Quarter in order to celebrate New Year's Eve with his fiancé and their 17-month-old son. Three hours after arrival, around 3 a.m., he was found dead a block from the front door.
There's a sad story today in the Houston Chronicle about a 23-year-old named Robbie Tolan, who was shot outside his home last Wednesday. He now has a bullet lodged in his liver.
Three separate incidents in which police brutality has left two innocent people dead and a third who will be unable to resume his career as an amateur baseball player and we are barely two weeks i
QuestionsThis is an exercise I found in a book and I wish to share with you to open your mind to the potential it has.
Get out 2 sheets of lined paper.
Write 100 questions in one sitting. Do not worry about spelling, or writing the same question more than once. Simply just write 100 questions.
It is that simple.......
or is it?
History.....or the lack of it.A recent discussion brought about a revelation that I wish to share with you. History is something we are taught in school, yet do we ever question what we are taught, how it is taught and why it is taught the way it is? I never did because I never enjoyed the history that was being taught to me throughout elementary and high school that I simply ignored the subject altogether. Although I did watch quite a few movies and documentaries that dealt with a wide variety of events throughout history and I find it sad that what was on TV was more of a teacher than my teachers.
What exactly do they teach in history at school?
This may depend on where you live but for me history began with those who originally settled in Canada and led up to WW2. It was not until this year that I could understand the context of what was being taught to me. I was being taught about violence, nationalism and genocide. My teachers were forcing me to
Mumia Abu JamalIf you dont know..........You better get to know!
"Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist who chronicles the human condition. He has been a resident of Pennsylvanias death row for twenty-five years. Writing from his solitary confinement cell his essays have reached a worldwide audience. His books "Live From Death Row", "Death Blossoms", "All Things Censored", Faith of Our Fathers and the recently released We Want Freedom have sold over 150,000 copies and been translated into nine languages. His 1982-murder trial and subsequent conviction have been the subject of great debate."
Gaza and IsraelSo as the days go by we have been bombarded by the turmoil in Gaza. Now first off this is not intended to show a bias to either side but to criticize both, and the United States of America for interfering with a UN peace treaty.
Yes I may have an avatar that shows my support for those in Gaza, but I do so out of love and respect for the innocent civilians who have been brutally murdered, not to say that some innocent Israelis have not been killed. Those living in Gaza are an oppressed people and I for one will always stand by the oppressed and not the oppressor. I will always show support for the oppressed as their struggle is the struggle of the majority, not the minority. That is something that no one realizes. We are all divided by sex, race, religion, likes, wants, and the list goes on. This division is created to keep the vast majority fighting amongst themselves. Why? This world is only divide
Walk Into The LightHuman beings have inhabited Earth for thousands of years, not all of which is documented, yet we have managed to degrade ourselves into selfless beings in search of materialistic goals that only further the advancement of individuals, and not humanity. There are exceptions to almost every rule and the above statement is no different as there is a long list of individuals who throughout history have attempted to create a better world in which everyone can live in. What we fail to realize is that we are entrapped within a system that has been designed to enslave and entrap us without us knowing it. Platos The Allegory of the Cave ingeniously proves a point that today is still relevant. One may not believe such a theory based on the society in which we live, yet the society in which you perceive to live in is based on a delusion that is created to keep one subservient to its masters. What you perceive as the status quo, or what