- To the philosopher, the body is "a disturbing element, hindering the soul from the acquisition of knowledge..."
- ...what is purification but...the release of the soul from the chains of the body?
- — The Socrates of Plato, Phaedo
The three objects
- First — To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color.
- Second — To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Science.
- Third — To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man."
I just keep on reading that article and still it seems like I'm in a different world. That I'm not reading your name there, that this is all bad nightmare.
Even though we hadn't hung out in quite a while, I still wondered how you and p were doing since I knew the old building crumbled. And now you are gone and I can't say anything to you.
I know violence killed you and no amount of pain inflicted on these thugs will ever undo the person you were.
You were too young and too awesome to leave this place so soon.
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Damnit, I can't believe you're gone man. I always hoped some day we'd hang out again and go to Rosa Maria for some burritos. Peace Be unto you.
However, some of the most incredible minds on Earth lack this ability to filter irrelevant facts, or perhaps it is more accurate to say that to a savant, the irrelevant IS relevant, and incredibly so. Somehow their brains are able to store and access incredible loads of information, even perceiving and relating to this information in an entirely different way. Stephen Wiltshire is considered an autistic savant. He has an ability which can certainly be described as a 'super power'. Sometimes referred to as the 'human camera', Wilshire has the unnerving ability to draw exact replicas of intricate structures, buildings and landscapes-virtually anything he lays eyes on-after a quick glance. Without taking notes or drawing rough sketches, Wiltshire methodically replicates what his eyes have seen down to the exact number of windows in tall skyscrapers."
A few of Bush's many, many failures and lies:
- Misleading us, saying Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction"
- Breaking the Geneva Conventions by using torture
- Telling the 45 million uninsured Americans to just go to the emergency room
- Repeated implying a connection between Saddam and 9/11, ignoring clear contrary evidence
- Failing to respond to Hurricane Katrina
- Launching a war that's killed 4,150 Americans and wounded more than 30, 000
- Challenging Iraqi insurgents to attack U.S. troops: "Bring 'em on"
- Granting no-bid contracts to Halliburton in Iraq
- Hiring an unqualified crony to run FEMA
- Praising crony's performance: "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job"
- Neglecting reconstruction of New Orleans' homes and levees Promising American troops would be greeted as liberators
- Declaring "Mission Accomplished" and later blaming the banner on troops
- Cherry-picking facts about WMDs in Iraq, then blaming the CIA
- Promising the Iraq war would lower gas prices
- Claiming the Iraqi insurgency was in its "last throes" in 2005
- Allowing Osama Bin Laden to escape
- Launching a war that's killed countless Iraqi civilians
- Using Terri Schiavo for political gain
- Attempting to alter Constitution to allow discrimination against gay people
- Wiretapping our phones without court order
- Stealing the 2000 election (remember Katherine Harris, voter purges, and the Supreme Court?)
- Ignoring, then concealing the pre-9/11 Presidential Daily Briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."
- Enforcing abstinence-only programs in public schools
- Rejecting the Kyoto Treaty to stop climate change
- Giving tax cuts to the rich while spending record amounts
- Failing seniors with the costly Medicare prescription drug benefit
- Swiftboating John Kerry
- Outing CIA agent Valerie Plame to retaliate for truth about Iraq's WMDs
- Spending $341 million a day in Iraq (Iraq has a budget surplus)
- Neglecting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center
- Allowing Afghanistan to fall into chaos, with the Taliban and al Qaeda regaining control
- Holding prisoners without trial at Guantanamo Bay
- Covering up torture at Abu Ghraib
- Turning a budget surplus into massive budget deficit
- Letting more than a million homes go into foreclosure—the highest rate ever recorded
- Holding secret meetings with Exxon Mobil, Conoco, Shell, and BP to set energy policy
- Letting gas prices double while resisting fuel efficiency and clean energy
- Setting the record for most days on vacation (1020 days, or more than one-third of his entire eight years!) by any president in U.S. history
At 735 pm, Roberts administred the oath of office again to obama in the map room. Robert gibbs said the wh counsel, greg craig, believes the oath was fine Tuesday, but one word was out of sequence so they did this out of a 'an abundance of caution.' 'We decided it was so much fun...' Obama joked while sitting on a couch. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool as roberts donned his black robe. 'Are you ready to take the oath?' Roberts asked. 'I am, and we're going to do it very slowly,' obama replied. Oath took 25 seconds. After a flawless recitation, roberts smiled and said, 'congratulations, again.' Obama said, 'thank you, sir.' Smattering of applause. 'All right.' Obama said. 'The bad news for the pool is there's 12 more balls.'"