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How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.
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Yes, people who are bullied often respond overly sensitive. That's not because they need to grow a thicker skin, it's because the damn skin has been flogged away by incessant bullying - and that has to stop first before they can recover properly.
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Chains change those who hold them as well as those they hold

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.
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Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.
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All political institutions are manifestations and materializations of power; they petrify and decay as soon as the living power of the people ceases to uphold them.
"Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics; Civil Disobedience; On Violence; Thoughts on Politics and Revolution" (1972)
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"Ich komme gleich"
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bin dir zu verbissen - du bist mir zu kool-aid - hab'
alles ausgespuckt was mir gegen die schnur geht du machst
schritt für schritt - scheinbar jeden shit mit erblindest
sehenden Auges - stocksteifer Zappelphillip
ständig diese Blicke so verkniffen werf' wohl Fragen auf
weil ich Kulissen- und Kostümlos einfach rumlauf' so ka-
putt sind schon so viele Menschen haben nix zu tun -
werdet ihr doch mal ihr selbst und lasst mich in Ruh'

weil ihr so vertrocknet seid neidet ihr mir mein Geleit von
Musen allem sonst so Gutem Einheit mit Raum und Zeit
- als ob das weniger wird - wenn man es teilt - schon meine
Lehrer ha'm das nicht gepeilt ich schätz' mal dass sie dich noch reiten
- sie ha'm dich nichts gelehrt außer's Lernen zu verwehr'n die
Neugier zu töten - dich vom Basteln abzutörn'n alles
Große kleinzulabern alles Kleine plattzuwalzen - Hut
ab vor den'n die trotz solcher Kollegen nicht altern -

doch zurück zu dir und deiner Furcht vor dir selbst deiner
Abhängigkeit - von Nulpen die du nicht in Frage stellst
- oh yeah die Freunde - oh yeah die Ehre
aw fucking yeah Toys und ihre Spielzeugwerte
einzeln und mit eig'nen Worten wie ein Fisch an Land vom reichen
Boss zum armen Lurch das Muster zieht sich wie ein rotes Band
- das Licht ist an doch es ist gar keiner da das Haus
rasselt mit den Schubladen täuscht nur andere Fassaden

- doch irgendwo im Keller - vielleicht im Garten
hast du dich versteckt um das Leben abzuwarten
- du solltest Herr deines eig'nen Seelenhauses sein
zieh' doch endlich ein außer dir - kann eh keiner rein
- jeder stirbt allein doch wo ist da das Problem -
wenn du wirklich du bist kannst du Einsamkeit nicht seh'n
alles ist alles und wir sind ein teil davon Lügen
Abstraktionen Ängste - beschränken deinen Horizont

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Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.
When I was asked to make this address I wondered what I had to say to you boys who are graduating. And I think I have one thing to say. If you wish to be useful, never take a course that will silence you. Refuse to learn anything that implies collusion, whether it be a clerkship or a curacy, a legal fee or a post in a university. Retain the power of speech no matter what other power you may lose. If you can take this course, and in so far as you take it, you will bless this country. In so far as you depart from this course, you become dampers, mutes, and hooded executioners.

As a practical matter, a mere failure to speak out upon occassions where no statement is asked or expected from you, and when the utterance of an uncalled for suspicion is odious, will often hold you to a concurrence in palpable iniquity. Try to raise a voice that will be heard from here to Albany and watch what comes forward to shut off the sound. It is not a German sergeant, nor a Russian officer of the precinct. It is a note from a friend of your father's, offering you a place at his office. This is your warning from the secret police. Why, if you any of young gentleman have a mind to make himself heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputations, and a close enemy of most men who would wish you well.

I have seen ten years of young men who rush out into the world with their messages, and when they find how deaf the world is, they think they must save their strength and wait. They believe that after a while they will be able to get up on some little eminence from which they can make themselves heard. "In a few years," reasons one of them, "I shall have gained a standing, and then I shall use my powers for good." Next year comes and with it a strange discovery. The man has lost his horizon of thought, his ambition has evaporated; he has nothing to say. I give you this one rule of conduct. Do what you will, but speak out always. Be shunned, be hated, be ridiculed, be scared, be in doubt, but don't be gagged. The time of trial is always. Now is the appointed time.
Commencement Address to the Graduating Class of Hobart College, 1900
As citizens, we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake.
"The Life of the Mind"
If, in Récoltes et Semailles I'm addressing anyone besides myself, it isn't what's called a "public". Rather I'm addressing that someone who is prepared to read me as a person, and as a solitary person. It's to that being inside of you who knows how to be alone, it is to this infant that I wish to speak, and no-one else. I'm well aware that this infant has been considerably estranged. It's been through some hard times, and more than once over a long period. It's been dropped off Lord knows where, and it can be very difficult to reach. One swears that it died ages ago, or that it never existed - and yet I am certain it's always there, and very much alive.
"The Life of a Mathematician - Reflections and Bearing Witness" (1986)
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
The greatest evil perpetrated is the evil committed by nobodies, that is, by human beings who refuse to be persons.
"On Evil"
To state it in slightly different terms: in those critical years [roughly from age 17 to 20] I learned how to be alone.

This formulation doesn't really capture my meaning. I didn't, in any literal sense learn to be alone, for the simple reason that this knowledge had never been unlearned during my childhood. It is a basic capacity in all of us from the day of our birth. However these 3 years of work in isolation, when I was thrown onto my own resources, following guidelines which I myself had spontaneously invented, instilled in me a strong degree of confidence, unassuming yet enduring, in my ability to do mathematics, which owes nothing to any consensus or to the fashions which pass as law.


By this I mean to say: to reach out in my own way to the things I wished to learn, rather than relying on the notions of the consensus, overt or tacit, coming from a more or less extended clan of which I found myself a member, or which for any other reason laid claim to be taken as an authority. This silent consensus had informed me, both at the lyé and at the university, that one shouldn't bother worrying about what was really meant when using a term like "volume", which was "obviously self-evident", "generally known", "unproblematic", etc. I'd gone over their heads, almost as a matter of course, even as Lesbesgue himself had, several decades before, gone over their heads. It is in this gesture of "going beyond", to be something in oneself rather than the pawn of a consensus, the refusal to stay within a rigid circle that others have drawn around one - it is in this solitary act that one finds true creativity. All others things follow as a matter of course.
"The Life of a Mathematician - Reflections and Bearing Witness" (1986)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our works.
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McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War

A presentation and reading by Hamilton Gregory, author of "McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam." Because so many college students were avoiding military service during the Vietnam War, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara lowered mental standards to induct 354,000 low-IQ men. Their death toll in combat was appalling.
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Alle Allet

Bettina Wegner vs. Hans Söllner :)
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Irgendein Titel (Da Heartmaka)

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Ich weiß
selbst ganz genau daß ich mit armen Flows schreibe - ich
denke über die Welt nach mach' zu lahmer Musik Reime die sind
billig aber halten weil ich nach der Wurzel grabe - mein
Rummaul'n ist nicht so 'ne nachgeahmte kurze Phase manche
denken's sagen nix viele sind auch frustriert - der
Rest kackt in's Nest hat den Wahnsinn nicht kapiert - die Welt
ist nicht klein auch kein Dorf sie wird zusamm'ngeknüllt - Massen
eingeschläfert bauen Scheiß für Geld und kaufen Müll schieben

Waffen Kriege Wahlversprechen killen Zivilisten - der
Rest soll nicht mucken - Knastdasein fristen obser-
viert aufgelistet - innerlich durchleuchtet - Sa-
disten woll'n genau seh'n was da unter ihnen fleucht - die
meisten sitzen still - nehmen brav ihre Pill'n ha'm keine
Ahnung wer sie sind - lern'n aus Strafen ihre Ziele -
hechten nach den Häppchen - messen sich auf Treppchen bis zum
letzten Atem ätzend - sich selbst unterschätzend während-

dessen wächst das Netz dem Mensch - ins Rückenmark träum' von
Robodienern sei froh wenn Du Dich - auf dem Dronenteppich
bücken darfst - und nicht ein Fleck bist der höchstens - sta-
tistisch summiert wird - zum lachen oder trösten -
damit dass wir sicher sind da kichert jedes Kind - würde
man sie nicht von kleinauf in Geschichten einspinn'n - alle
angefixt erschöpft abgelenkt oder grinsend - die
Wahrheit bleibt da Weisheit geht in die Binsen - wen

stört Schwefelregen - solange wir in Eden sind - so-
lang' wir Popcorn haben und - edle Reden schwing'n gegen den
Klima-Alarm - kann man ja prima Lobbies fahr'n es zählt nur
das Quartal - verrückte Junkies führen Staaten - Po-
litiker und Medien Fassaden und Marionetten schlechtbe-
zahlte Handlanger - mal naiv mal kokett - E-
liten suchen Sicherheit vor der eign'nen Kälte doch wer
Sklaven hält wird immer - von Sklaverei entstellt - wär'

jeder Millionär gäb's keine Wasserträger mehr - ist man
zu gut geschult - dann kapiert man das nur schwer - man
kauft sich Reisen Häuser - Autos und Essen - doch
hinter den Produkten stecken haufenweise Menschen - wär'
jeder Millionär wär nur'n Argument was wert - dann
könnten Leute aufrecht denken lern'n statt nur verkehrt - der
Wahnsinn der Irrtum die Dummheit streut Spor'n doch so-
lang' es das Wort "Nein" noch gibt - ist nichts verlor'n
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