No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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6 June 2012
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Gripping account of child sex abuse at elite New York school in late seventies/early eighties – an era when children knew which teachers to avoid but had precious little support or means of challenging something they knew was wrong Comments
"Thirty years ago multiculturalism was widely seen as the answer to many of Europe’s social problems. Today it is seen, by growing numbers of people, not as the solution to, but as the cause of, Europe’s myriad social ills" Comments
Why would blue-collar workers vote for the political right when it appears to be against their own economic interests to do so? Commentators on the left tend to argue that they've been duped. But there is a better explanation Comments
Including self-surgery: "There was one slight moment of panic when part of his intestines unexpectedly popped out of his stomach as he leaned too far forward, but he calmly shoved his guts back inside his body and continued working" Comments
By pushing these policies against all evidence, what are our leaders telling us? That they want to preserve a society in which the rich have to be made richer to work harder while the poor have to be made poorer to work harder? Comments
Interview with Daniel Chamovitz, bioscientist. Genetic difference between plants and animals not that great. A big stretch to say plants think. But they are in some sense aware of the world around them, and they respond to it Comments