"If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon." George Aiken.
"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president." Kurt Vonnegut, "Cold Turkey", In These Times, May 10, 2004.
Truth pic.twitter.com/appc4DyOh9 — banksy (@thereaIbanksy) July 7, 2017
A staggering statistic of inequality:The 8 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the poorest 50%.pic.twitter.com/0sgIZLF4aP — James Melville (@JamesMelville) June 30, 2017
I think there is little doubt that many British newspapers, particularly the tabloids, had a significant effect on the EU Referendum vote. It has always been a mystery to me why papers like the Sun and the Daily Mail are so obviously pro-Brexit.
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." Harry S Truman.
People on holiday sometimes take part in activities that they would never consider doing at home. The young, and occasionally the young-at-heart, sometimes volunteer for really quite scary stunts like bungee jumping, absailing or sky diving.
This is Theresa May and The Holy Grail. Nothing short of genius. #ToriesOut pic.twitter.com/XpWiOaVh2t — Rachael (@Rachael_Swindon) June 25, 2017
"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." Richard Feynman
A patient the other day told me that lettuce could help you sleep. I had never heard this notion, and I must confess I was a bit sceptical. The idea of a salad or a lettuce sandwich at bedtime wasn’t that appealing either!