Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy Summer Soltice Day

It's the first day of summer. And remember, it's the tilt of the earth, only 23 and 1/2 degrees, that makes the difference between winter and summer, not that we're any closer to the sun. The tilt is what gives us more direct radiation and this is what makes the seeds germinate.

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edgedsword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind...And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boilswith hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizingthe rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader, and gladly so.How do I know? For this is what I have done.
And I am Caesar."

-William Shakespeare

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