Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It isn't the mountains that wear you out

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

From today’s inbox comes a series of photos with a question.  This has circulated for at least two years with various questions attached.  Politics, people, etc.  In searching the internet, various white racist sites use it for their own purposes.  There is a point though.  Good intentions often cannot discern beyond the first steps and the consequences of actions are not seen until much later.

Many of today’s issues can be seen from this light.  Welfare, immigration, health care, financial reform.  Careful what you wish for.







DETROIT – 1940’s




What caused more long term destruction?

Hiroshima faced total destruction.  Detroit, once known as the Paris of the West, Source, has either given up, moved out, or gotten fat off corruption.



"In a state with the nation's highest jobless rate, landscaping companies are finding some job applicants are rejecting work offers so they can continue collecting unemployment benefits."

The newspaper asked whether "extended unemployment benefits give the jobless an incentive to avoid work." Chris Pompeo, VP of operations for one Michigan landscape company, told the Detroit News "he has had about a dozen offers declined."

"One applicant, who had eight weeks to go until his state unemployment benefits ran out, asked for a deferred start date," the newspaper said.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.

Aldous Huxley

Quote note:  The Hiroshima today pictures are likely not Hiroshima but Yokohama.

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