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Imagine there's no countries,
it isn't hard to do, nothing to kill
or die for, and no religion too,
Imagine all the people living life
in peace.


  Life is what happens
 while you are making other plans.

John Lennon (1940–1980),
 “Beautiful Boy” (song),
 on the album Starting Over  (1980).

  A working class hero
 is something to be.....
 keep you doped with
 religion and sex and tv.

 John Lennon


"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They
never stop thinking about new ways
to harm our country and our people,
and neither do we."
Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be
a heck of a lot easier, just so long
as I'm the dictator."

—Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." —speaking underneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003

"I just want you to know that,
when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."

—Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002
"But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." —summing up his first year in office, three months after the 9/11 attacks, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002

"The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway." —explaining why high taxes on the rich are a failed strategy,
Annandale, Va., Aug. 9, 2004

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
 Franklin D. Roosevelt

(1882 - 1945), radio address,
             October 26, 1939

  Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession.
 I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan (1911 - )

  Samuel Adams American Patriot & Politician (1722 - 1803)

 "If ever a time should come when vain and aspiring
 men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand
 in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."

  Martin Luther King Jr.
 "The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through
  noncooperation or boycotts, but  noncooperation and boycotts are not
  ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral
  shame in the opponent. The end is redemption and reconciliation.
  The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community,
  while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness."
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
 "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain
 a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

 Benjamin Franklin,  Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

 Thomas Paine:
  "These are the times that try men’s souls.  
  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis,
  shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now,
  deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.   H.G. Wells   

   "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
 World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -- Albert Einstein
 The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax -- Albert Einstein
 "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." --Albert Einstein
 "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
 and I'm not sure about the former." --Albert Einstein
 "The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made
 more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."
 --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
 "You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."
 --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
 Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein