Read any good quotations lately?
Written any good quotations lately?
Well, let's hear 'em...

"Love should have some kind of time limit...." DLOYS46

From Barbara Taylor

"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in." George McGovern

Anger proves you still believe in something...jmt

From Natalie Flowers... occurred to me yesterday, regarding other people's lives
and the situations they find themselves in, thinking that the grass is greener on the other side, is that,
on either side, the grass still needs mowing.

Must we all be strangers, impervious to the input of our mates?
Is that what its all about? Incapable of growth?
Resisting or oblivious?
Motivated only by fear?
Moved from the couch only by the threat of the coffin? .....jmt

American democracy ceases to function when people blither their votes into ballot boxes on the basis of opinions and ideologies that are swaddled in the beggar-rags of ubiquitous disinformation and bewilderingly muddled cant, but such is now and has long been this nation's common plight. - William Rivers Pitt in a TRUTHOUT editorial


From Keren Friedman

"I have a theory that everybody has an absolute age which he will always have. " dutch novelist Harry Mulisch.


From a conversation 091407............................................................................

You can't stand on the same place in a river...jmt

You can't motivate a rat that's full to eat some more......wyn elan

Identity is one's self-imposed protective custody...jmt

Its like sucking on a tit when noone is looking...wyn elan .................

An amazing paragraph...

Then birds flew up like a shower of sparks, I followed them with my eyes and saw how they rose in a single breath, until they seemed no longer to be rising but I to be falling, and holding fast to the ropes I began to swing a little out of faintness. Soon I was swinging more strongly as the air grew cooler and in place of the flying birds trembling stars appeared. Franz Kafka - Meditation

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

from the web page of Prairie Winds Folk Music and Bluegrass Association

Letters/ Jasper Journal Tuesday February 13, 2007

Bring Our People Home
To the Editor:
I am a veteran of World War II. When the Japanese planes were advancing toward Hawaii, it was reported by a person on "watch" that the planes were approaching and that the warning was ignored by the officer on duty. I have never heard any report that this was not true and neither have I ever heard of anyone even being reprimanded for neglect of duty. Just think how different things would have been if our planes had met the Japanese fleet far out to sea. We would not have had the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. That was a sad day for America.
In my judgement, we had no justification for entering the Vietnam affair. Anyone who was informed of the history of Vietnam should have seen the futility of the endeavor. We reached the time to "tuck tail and run" like a whipped dog. It was an embarrassing time for all Americans.
In my judgement, we had no justification for entering the South Korea affair. I read reports of how our troops faced impossible odds and as they retreated under fire, they kept suffering injuries and deaths. It was time to:
"throw in the towel." We have kept over 20,000 of our service people over there to this day. Why not trust South Korea to protect their own. It was an embarrassing time for Americans.
We have no justification for our involvement in the affair in Iraq. This conflict should have never started. The politicians were in such a hurry to start that they did not verify the information that was used. The information was later checked out to be incorrect. Since then we have continually been informed that Saddam had no "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and that the people of Iraq are not a threat to the United States.
We are filling our cemeteries with the dead, our hospitals with the broken bodies crippled for life.
It is time to bring out people home. It is time to bring ALL our people Home where they belong. The 20,000 can be replaced by South Koreans. The Iraq people can rebuild their own country with their own people or hire workers to come to their aid.
I have suffered the hardships of the Great Depression, the dust storms of the Midwest and World War II, and vicariously suffered through the Vietnam Affair, the Korean Affair, and the numerous conflicts throughout the world. This war in Iraq is the worst thing that has happened to our country in my experiences and in my memory. The people of America are crying out: "Bring our people Home!" NOW.
James L. Taylor/ Jasper, Tennessee
(my dad)


Creativity is always starting from scratch and never concidering that you are an expert on something.... Johnathan Dayton - CREATIVITY



Put him in a position of authority.

From Peggy Ann Taylor

"The lowest standards of ethics of which a right-thinking man can possibly conceive is taught to the common soldier whose trade is to shoot his fellow men. In youth he may have learned the command, 'Thou shalt not kill,' but the ruler takes the boy just as he enters manhood and teaches him that his highest duty is to shoot a bullet through his neighbor's heart - and this,unmoved by passion or feeling or hatred, and without the least regard to right or wrong, but simply because his ruler gives the word." Clarence Darrow, Resist Not Evil


From Information Clearing House

The convention which framed the Constitution of the United States was composed of fifty-five members. A majority were lawyers—not one farmer, mechanic or laborer. Forty owned Revolutionary Scrip. Fourteen were land speculators. Twenty-four were money-lenders. Eleven were merchants. Fifteen were slave-holders. They made a Constitution to protect the rights of property and not the rights of man,: Senator Richard Pettigrew - Triumphant Plutocracy (1922)

From Keren Friedman

UNNAMED WORDS by Curtis Henderson

These unnamed words, these words I write about are something that everybody thinks they know the names of. But very few people do! These words that are round that everybody uses, like LOVE. It is turned around so much, people do not trust this word anymore. Or the word GOOD. Good for who? Or HATE. This is a very round word. People say that they HATE to get up in the morning. Such round words..... Lord, teach me the names of these words I can not name. These unnamed words. The ones that are shaped more like bricks. The words I can say to my friends. Words that will not roll around. Words that I can place one on top of the other and build lasting friendships.


Have these guys been comparing notes?

Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.: Mahabharata 5:1517

Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.: Matthew 7:12

Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother what which he desires for himself. Sunnah

Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.: Udana Varga 5:18

Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.: Talmud, Shabbat 31:a

Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you.: Analects 15:23

Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.: T’ai Shag Kan Ying P’ien

Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good: for itself. : Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5


"America will always do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities." Winston Churchill

From Bret McCormick...

"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Jeff Prince offered this without attribution...

"Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off today."


"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein


"Avoid all endeavors requiring new clothing." Henry David Thereau
"You can't fool me. Shoot is shit with 2 o's." George Carlin

Some days, I can't find my ass with both hands behind me." Randy Brown


“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world – the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

-George Bernard Shaw, “Man and Superman” (1903)


"An 'Oops' is as good as a 'damn'." jmt


"The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life

which is required to be exchanged for it,

immediately or in the long run." -- Henry David Thoreau