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"If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself"

JAMES BLAKE 1883-1983


"The economic nationalism which has grown into as great an evil as our political nationalism has been engendered by a corresponding perversion of Industrialism working within the same constricting bonds of the parochial state."

Arnold J. Toynbee 1889-1975
A Study of History Volumes I-VI p287

"When I watch TV and see those poor, starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean, I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."

Mariah Carey 1996
From VOX magazine and the Independent Newspaper

"A consumer product is torching homes and killing Americans!"

Duran Duran...Liberty
From CNN News 1988

"Mon favoree groop ees LIBIDO"

From a bad Qebecois joke!

"Like Dylan and Lennon, Morissette leaves no doubt that both her bile and bliss come straight from the heart."

S.H., LA Times Album review!!!!

"Then he lands on each house in the whole world, on the same night...."

Mother telling lies. c2031


"If a reward - money, awards, praise, or winning a contest - comes to be seen as the reason one is engaging in an activity, that activity will be viewed as less enjoyable in its own right. With the exception of some behaviorists who doubt the very existence of intrinsic motivation, these conclusions are now widely accepted among psychologists."

Alfie Kohn - Boston Globe 1987

"The twentieth century has been characterised by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy,the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."

Alex Carey, Taking The Risk Out Of Democracy: Propaganda In The U.S. And Australia , (Andrew Lohrey, ed.), University of New South Wales Press, 1995, Introduction by Noam Chomsky.

"I think women have been pretty dependent on their sex to sell themselves, generally in a lot of businesses, and something I've really respected from a lot of the women here is that they're very balanced in their sexuality."

Jewel: Performing in a clingy, sheer, red cocktail dress and black, high-heeled sandals at Lilith Fair, 1997 - Jam Music

"You've got to be optimistic when you're Welsh, because Wales is such a shit place to come from," he adds jokingly. "I'm basically a happy person. At the end of the day, you endure what you have to, but you have to remember that the majority of the population of the planet is having a worse time than you are."

Karl Wallinger -- the lone force behind World Party - Jam Music

"Indeed, to sanctify your memory would be to miss out on the very core of your being - your wonderfully mischievous sense of humour with a laugh that bent you double, your joy for life transmitted wherever you took your smile and the sparkle in those unforgettable eyes, your boundless energy which you could barely contain."

Earl Spencer - Diana's brother - September 6,1997 Westminster Abbey -

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read."

Mark Twain -

"GAO questions the military's increased reliance on precision guided munitions given their limited effectiveness during the Persian Gulf War."

Operation Desert Storm Air War (Letter Report, 07/02/96, GAO/PEMD-96-10)1

Vehicle Size Compatibility: The continued growth in light truck sales relative to passenger car sales will continue to have a negative impact on overall fleet safety. This is due to differences in size, weight, and vehicle handling characteristics. The first and most alarming safety issue is that high profile vehicles are more prone to rollover during certain steering maneuvers. In addition, when high profile vehicles are in crashes with lower profile vehicles, the mismatch in size or weight creates significant hazards for occupants of the smaller vehicle.

NHTSA 2020 Report 1


There are a growing number of genetic abnormalities that have been developing in humans over the past century. Most scientists believe these genetic abnormalities to be the result of environmental damage caused by the excessive use of pesticides and chemical contamination of water reserves. A person is more than four times likely to be born with a genetic disease today then only one hundred years ago.

Dr B. Benoit with one good reason for Cloning 1

"The husband is unable to provide," Kubbasi said. "He feels inadequate, unable to support his family."

Kubbasi; Iraq Womens Federation member 1

"What's going to happen to the price of oil? How is this going to affect international you know, commerce and? .. And how is this going to affect the economies of the world and? On and on and on."

Norman Schwarzkopf on questions from the first Intelligence Briefing at the White House the day Iraq invaded Kuwait

"It was frustrating," she admits. "But you know they gave us a choice, a minute-and-a-half or nothing. So we went for the minute-and-a-half, which if anybody had any sense, they would because it's huge, huge, huge coverage. Everybody was saying, 'Well, don't you feel further marginalized by doing this?' Bottom line is it's better than a kick in the ass."

Sarah McLachlan about her short Grammy appearance in Jam Music Interview

"For Argentina we will have some developments which I hope will allow us to challenge the McLarens as those guys must be falling asleep out there!"

Michael Schumacher after the Brazilian GP 1998

"If we are to address this problem of world hunger--and who else is responsible for it except those of us living here?--we need to affect a massive shift in where we feed the foods of our fields. Instead of feeding grain to livestock, we could feed the world by feeding the grain direct to people"

Linda McCartney

"President Suharto has given much to his country over the past 30 years," she declared, "raising Indonesia's standing in the world and hastening Indonesia's economic growth."

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

"The world risks losing all its productive land to desertification in less than 200 years if the present annual loss of 27 million hectares (66.7 million acres) continues."

The Geography of Poverty - United Nations 1996

"He'll have to land it like a Butterfly with blistered feet."

David Feherty during the 98 PGA Championship

"When greeting the head of state, they only have to go down on one knee."

John Cleese, on why the English are superior to the Americans.

"A sound radio should appreciate. More than just a producer's vanity project"

The Record on One Moment in Time - September 1998

"If you're one to have had a jones for pop songcraft,but recoil at elements of nostalgia niche marketing,this debut solo release from public cypher but celebrated industry jack-of-all-trades may be just the CD you've sought."

RPM review on the John Jones album One Moment in Time - October 1998

"Right from the opening track,Turning Me Inside Out,to the finale, Dear Mr Grim Reaper, this album bristles with melodic pop. It's irresistible."

Kitchener Waterloo Record review on the John Jones album One Moment in Time - October 1998


"On April 9, 1998, I informed Richard Butler that I could no longer provide him with assurances that the data collection activity was being done in strict accordance with the mandate given to him by the Security Council and not serving the unilateral intelligence aims of the US."

Scott Ritter - January 10,1999 - Electronic Telegraph

"Democracy is the greatest form of government to my mind that man has ever conceived, but the weakness is that we have never touched it. Isn't it true that we have often taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes? Isn't it true that we have often in our democracy trampled over individuals and races with the iron feet of oppression? Isn't it true that through our Western powers we have perpetuated colonialism and imperialism?."

Martin Luther King Jr. - November 17,1957 - Loving Your Enemies

" Many people have asked me angrily why it is that Zaphod Beeblebrox instantly greets Ford as Ford when I had stated quite clearly that he had only changed his name to Ford Prefect when he came to Earth. It was very simple. Just before arriving he registered his new name officially at the Galactic Nomenclaturoid Office, where they had the technology to unpick his old name from the fabric of space/time and thread the new one in its place, so that to all intents and purposes his name had always been and would always be Ford Prefect. I included a footnote explaining this in the first Hitch-Hiker book, but it was cut because it was so dull. ."

[Douglas Adams, Original Radio Series Scripts, p50]

" NATO personnel shall enjoy, together with their vehicles, vessels, aircraft, and equipment, free and unrestricted passage and unimpeded access throughout the FRY including associated airspace and territorial waters. This shall include, but not be limited to, the right of bivouac, maneuver, billet, and utilization of any areas or facilities as required for support, training, and operations. ."

Appendix B: Status of Multi-National Military Implementation Force - Rambouillet Agreement

" By now, the annual congressional renewal of China's benefits is almost as much a rite of summer as the All-Star Game. Why pretend it is in doubt? Because this charade ultimately serves many interests. Members of Congress derive campaign contributions--and lobbyists, consultants and trade associations make money--by convincing American businesses that if they don't fork over huge sums, U.S. firms soon may lose forever the right to trade with China. And news organizations get to purvey a false atmosphere of suspense by suggesting conflict or impending doom. ."

Deny MFN to China? A Most Farcical Notion - Jim MannJuly 14,1999 LA Times

" The fact of the matter is that we are oversold on virtually all our guns. They are very much in demand. So I hardly think that is exiting the handgun business." ."

Colt Executive, quoted in LA Times - Colt Says No, It Won't Stop Handgun Sales.

" You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us. And the World will live as one." ."

John Lennon

" GETTING a NUCLEAR ARM to deter with." ."

E.L.Wisty, S. Muldoon - The World Domination League


" A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

" The person, who asked to remain anonymous, said that his firm also lost connectivity through Global Center's Sunnyvale, California, facility during the same time period due to apparent router problems, not hacker attacks."

Hacker Attacks (Publicity)? - Wired News Feb 10,2000

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past"

Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949 - George Orwell 1903-50

"Yet, the half century since the Declaration's adoption has been characterised by massive, systematic human rights abuses throughout the world, from Argentina to Rwanda to Iraq to Cambodia to Vietnam. The failure to follow the proclamations with effective tools to enforce human rights has meant that tens of millions of people, the majority of them civilians, have been tortured, raped and killed."

Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, President of the ICTY 50th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"If they're not here to eat, why are they made out of meat?"

Peter Roff - Republican Strategist Hannity and Colmes, Fox News Channel, May 25,2000

"The shallowness of Clinton's approach was further demonstrated by his acquiescence to Ehud Barak's position that Israel might consider 'understanding' and 'noting' the suffering of the Palestinian people but would assume no part of the blame for causing it."

Edward Said; Shadow play at Camp David

"Why talk about the lesser of two evils, when Gore is easily as bad as Bush and in many ways worse? The "lesser of two evils" is by definition a matter of restricted choice, like a man on a raft facing the decision of whether to drink sea water or his own urine. But in this election there are other choices, starting with Nader and the Greens. It isn't just a matter of facing sea water or piss. "

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, Oct 2, 2000 - "Gore and His Reinventions"


"You can't have a relationship with a device whose limits are unknown to you, because without limits it keeps becoming something else. "

Brian Eno, January 1999 - "The Revenge of the Intuitive "

"I thought this was a very, very weak circumstantial case. I am absolutely astounded, astonished. I was extremely reluctant to believe that any Scottish judge would convict anyone, even a Libyan, on the basis of such evidence."

Professor Robert Black, Architect of the Lockerbie Trial - London Telegraph Feb 4,2001

"I don't know if traction control comes as a factory option with Ferrari engines. But every time I got close in a slower corner he (Heidfeld) would pull away under acceleration which was strange as I could hear the engine misfiring."

H H Frentzen - Atlas F1 March 9,2001

"We just went into a room in Warren's house," says Taylor, "and sat around and jammed. Which is what we would have done when we were teen-agers. No roadies, no press agents, nobody hanging around. Just the four of us. And it made for a lot more honesty. We were able to get closer to what we wanted to say."

John Taylor - Duran Duran...On how the Wedding Album was made.

"As your Clown Dominant, I am your excruciating source for making you laugh while I hurt you. Trust me, I'm a clown..."

Ouchy the Clown

"The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) says these injuries are survivable-and they are, but only with hospitalization. And whales don't have that option..."


"Article 1.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood"
Universal Declaration of Human Rights"

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