2009 Quotes

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Noam Chomsky
“Hamas is regularly described as 'Iranian-backed Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.' One will be hard put to find something like 'democratically elected Hamas, which has long been calling for a two-state settlement in accord with the international consensus'—blocked for over 30 years by the US and Israel. All true, but not a useful contribution to the Party Line, hence dispensable.”
Noam Chomsky, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

Noam Chomsky
“The new crimes that the US and Israel were committing in Gaza as 2009 opened do not fit easily into any standard category—except for the category of familiarity.”
Noam Chomsky, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

Noam Chomsky
“Of course all such conclusions about appropriate actions against the rich and powerful are based on a fundamental flaw: This is us, and that is them. This crucial principle, deeply embedded in Western culture, suffices to undermine even the most precise analogy and the most impeccable reasoning.”
Noam Chomsky, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
“Paul valued his life, but the doing of God's will was his highest priority.Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide feel the smae. Although, as Jesus foretold, they are 'objects of hatred by all the nations'.”
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah's Witnesses

Christopher Hitchens
“This is what you get when you found a political system on the family values of Henry VIII. At a point in the not-too-remote future, the stout heart of Queen Elizabeth II will cease to beat. At that precise moment, her firstborn son will become head of state, head of the armed forces, and head of the Church of England. In strict constitutional terms, this ought not to matter much. The English monarchy, as has been said, reigns but does not rule. From the aesthetic point of view it will matter a bit, because the prospect of a morose bat-eared and chinless man, prematurely aged, and with the most abysmal taste in royal consorts, is a distinctly lowering one.”
Christopher Hitchens

“I really look forward to that insane hour that we spend together. I really do.”
Colin Farrell

“The only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people.”
George Vaillant
tags: 2009

Mark Gevisser
“There is one key area in which Zuma has made no attempt at reconciliation whatsoever: criminal justice and security. The ministers of justice, defence, intelligence (now called 'state security' in a throwback to both apartheid and the ANC's old Stalinist past), police and communications are all die-hard Zuma loyalists. Whatever their line functions, they will also play the role they have played so ably to date: keeping Zuma out of court—and making sure the state serves Zuma as it once did Mbeki.”
Mark Gevisser

Mark Gevisser
“Even if Zuma was to develop the authoritarian impulses of a Mugabe, he would be checked—not least by his own party, which set a continental precedent by ousting Thabo Mbeki in 2007, after it felt he had outstayed his welcome by seeking a third term as party president. The ANC appears to have set itself against that deathtrap of African democracy: the ruler for life.”
Mark Gevisser

Nick Cave
“Then he smiles because he knows deep in his bones that his dad has gone and said something really funny probably. He kicks off his sheet and slides his feet into his slippers. Bunny sits in the living room, slumped low on the sofa, full of Geoffrey's Scotch and Poodle's cocaine.”
Nick Cave, The Death of Bunny Munro

Stendhal
“The first virtue of a young man today - that is, for the next fifty years perhaps, as long as we live in fear, and religion has regained its powers - is to be incapable of enthusiasm and not to have much in the way of brains.”
Stendahl (Marie-Henri Beyle)

Mark Gevisser
“What in Mandela was seen as an almost saintly ability to conciliate could, in a lesser man, be read as weak-kneed populism.”
Mark Gevisser

Mary C. Lamia
“Accept that what you see is what you'll get. Once your relationship becomes firmly established, your partner's personality and the way in which [he or] she treats you will most likely be what your future together will look like. Staying with a partner whom you hope will change usually results in disappointment.”
Mary C. Lamia, The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others

Mark Gevisser
“Remember one thing as South Africa prepares to go to the polls this week and the world grapples with the ascendancy of the African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma: South Africa is not Zimbabwe.

In South Africa, no one doubts that Wednesday's elections will be free and fair. While there is an unacceptable degree of government corruption, there is no evidence of the wholesale kleptocracy of Robert Mugabe's elite. While there has been the abuse of the organs of state by the ruling ANC, there is not the state terror of Mugabe's Zanu-PF. And while there is a clear left bias to Zuma's ANC, there is no suggestion of the kind of voluntarist experimentation that has brought Zimbabwe to its knees.”
Mark Gevisser

Liber Novus thus presents a series of active imaginations together with Jung's attempt to understand their significance. This work of understanding encompasses a number of interlinked threads: an attempt to understand himself and to integrate and develop the various components of his personality; an attempt to understand the structure of the human personality in general; an attempt to understand the relation of the individual to present-day society and to the community of the dead; an attempt to understand the psychological and historical effects of Christianity; and an attempt to grasp the future religious development of the West. Jung discusses many other themes in the work, including the nature of self-knowledge; the nature of the soul; the relations of thinking and feeling and the psychological types; the relation of inner and outer masculinity and femininity; the uniting of opposites; solitude; the value of scholarship and learning; the status of science; the significance of symbols and how they are to be understood; the meaning of the war; madness, divine madness, and psychiatry; how the Imitation of Christ is to be understood today; the death of God; the historical significance of Nietzsche; and the relation of magic and reason.”
Sonu Shamdasani, The Red Book: Liber Novus

Radovan Kavický
“Prezraď mi najväčších inzerentov v tvojom obľúbenom printovom médiu a ja ti poviem, čo čítaš i čo nečítaš.”
Radovan Kavický

Radovan Kavický
“Weddings are great, but they mostly end up in marriages and that is the problem.”
Radovan Kavický

“…forensic science was facing a sudden reckoning. The advent of DNA analysis in the late 1980s had not only transformed the future of criminal investigations; it also illuminated the past, holding old convictions, and the forensic work that helped win them, up to scrutiny. Rather than affirming the soundness of forensic science, DNA testing exposed its weaknesses. Of the 250 DNA exonerations that occurred by 2010 throughout the United States, shoddy forensic work — which ranged from making basic lab errors to advancing claims unsupported by science — had contributed to half of them, according to a review by the Innocence Project. The sheer number of people who were imprisoned using faulty science called into question the premise of forensics itself.”
Pamela Colloff, Blood Will Tell

Philip Pomper
“That may sound contradictory, but I don’t think that we can do without an idea of truth, even if we know that we are generating hypotheses and interpretations. The idea is to inspire the quest, not insist upon an answer or promise an assured outcome. It’s a utopian project. The subject is not that important. It’s just a pathway into the problems.”
Philip Pomper

“2009-
There’s a new kind of Bullying-and it’s not just taking away another person's lunch”
Charmaine J. Forde

The Psychology of the Unconscious Processes provided an exposition of the collective, suprapersonal, absolute unconscious—these terms being used interchangeably. Jung argued that one needed to separate oneself from the unconscious by presenting it visibly as something separate from one. It was vital to differentiate the I from the non-I, namely, the collective psyche or absolute unconscious.”
Sonu Shamdasani, The Red Book: Liber Novus

Dmitry Dyatlov
“You want a story? Fine I'll tell you a story. a true story. Back in 2009. A lot of things were going wrong in 2009… I would go to a room to talk to lawyers about various employers not paying their people enough money. Different thoughts would run through my head. For instance, why, instead of just paying people their wages (it’s not that hard, minimum wage plus overtime where applicable) is this business paying a ridiculous lawyer to come and try to bullshit me… or something. A few years later a different thought would pop in my mind from time to time. Why would the United states federal government hire a hardcore alcoholic like myself (thanks to the University of Michigan) to enforce these Labor laws and run around with a badge and stuff. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one.”
Dmitry Dyatlov

“Arabs and Jews, in terms of the thief-ocracy, worked hand in hand, and it's too bad that in politics they don't find a way to get along just as well! Even politicians got into debating why the Israeli and Palestinian mafias got along like brothers.”
Redoine Faid, Outlaw: Author Armed & Dangerous
tags: 2009

Steven Magee
“I lived in Punta Gorda in 2009.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I spent a lot of time in Arcadia when I worked there in 2009.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I was the manager of the largest solar photovoltaic power system in the USA in 2009.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I worked for Florida Power & Light in Arcadia in 2009.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When I worked in Florida in 2009, Babcock Ranch was just a design idea.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“It is absolutely disgusting to see the same propaganda techniques being used in Florida in 2022 as they did in 2009 at the Desoto Solar Farm.”
Steven Magee

“I don't want 'constructive criticism'. I want praise.”
Auberon Waugh
tags: 2009

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