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January 9th, 2011

He who is filled with Virtue is like a newborn child.
Wasps and serpents will not sting him;
Wild beasts will not pounce upon him;
He will not be attacked by birds of prey.
His bones are soft, his muscles weak,
But his grip is firm.
He has not experienced the union of man and woman, but is whole.
His manhood is strong.
He screams all day without becoming hoarse.
This is perfect harmony.

Knowing harmony is constancy.
Knowing constancy is enlightenment.

It is not wise to rush about.
Controlling the breath causes strain.
If too much energy is used, exhaustion follows.
This is not the way of Tao.
Whatever is contrary to Tao will not last long.

Daily Tao - November 7th, 2009

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The Church of The Left Behind - Posted by Giffords's opponent last fall.

I don't know whether to believe this,  I hope it's not true.
But i've seen where our rhetoric is going.
I've seen that demographic where i spent my childhood
getting more and more irrational with each passing year since 1950.
I will believe it until i'm convinced i shouldn't.

Writer's Block: Workin' for a livin'

What would you consider the worst job in the world, and why?

Holding elected office in a large democracy.  It would corrupt my soul!!  I would be better off working in a sewer, or a felt hat factory.  The higher the office and the larger the country the worse the job.  Worst would be Prime Minister of India.  Second worst would be President of the United States of America.  Jimmy Carter seems to have done alright, but i wouldn't want to risk it.
This was posted earlier today by marstokyo .  I am grateful to her for calling it to my attention.

Insurrectionism Timeline - Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Now, in the interest of science, someone needs to present the record of similar incidents which
occurred in the two years prior to the Supreme Court decision,




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