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Quotation of the Week

«The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.»
~Nikos Kazantzakis



Flashback to 2005


And keep talking that mess, that's fine
But could you walk and talk at the same time?

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I could have another you in a minute
Matter of fact he'll be here in a minute, baby

You must not know 'bout me
You must not know 'bout me
I can have another you by tomorrow
So don't you ever for a second get to thinking you're irreplaceable

So go ahead and get gone
And call up that [boy] and see if [he]'s home
Oops, I bet ya thought that I didn't know
What did you think I was putting you out for?

Because you was untrue

So since I'm not your everything
How about I'll be nothing, nothing at all to you
Baby I won't shed a tear for you, I won't lose a wink of sleep
'cause the truth of the matter is replacing you is so easy


~Beyoncé, Irreplaceable

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Quotation of the Week

«Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.»
~Ralph Waldo Emerson



The US military's dirty, ugly and shameful secret

When men in the military rape other men in the ranks, no one wants to talk about it. Why the sexual assault of males in the service is finally being confronted.
«Less than two weeks after arriving on base, [Greg Jeloudov] was gang-raped in the barracks by men who said they were showing him who was in charge of the United States. When he reported the attack to unit commanders, he says they told him, “It must have been your fault. You must have provoked them.”

What happened to Jeloudov is a part of life in the armed forces that hardly anyone talks about: male-on-male sexual assault.»
Read more here.

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Quotations of the week

«By your inflection, I can tell that you think what you're saying is funny, but... no.»

«Oh, I am full. I cannot drink another bite.»

«No. It's all a lie. I'm not who you think I am. I'm not good or real. I'm evil and imaginary. And I'm rich. Filthy rich!»

«Oh honey, I would, but... I don't want to.»

«You say potato, I say vodka.»

~Karen Walker