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For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]: “In my work with the defendants [at the Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949] I was searching for the nature of evil and I now think I have come close to defining it. A lack of empathy. It’s the one characteristic that connects all the defendants, a genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow men. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.” ~ Captain G. M. Gilbert, the Army psychologist assigned to watching the defendants at the Nuremberg trials http://www.crisispapers.org/essays8p/empathy.htm (For attribution, I found this information here. Thanks to edwinrutsch3.)
“There’s a reason why you separate military and police. One fights the enemy of the State. The other serves and protects the People. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the State tend t become the People.” ~ Commander Adama, “Battlestar Galactica” (“WATER”, Season 1 episode 2, at the 28 minute mark.)
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MAIN TOPICS: TOPIC: July 14 Primary Runoff Elections, Voting Info, July 15 Tax Deadline, Brain imaging predicts Alzheimer’s-related memory loss, How Covid-19 is changing children, Alabama GOP Senate primary runoff [on July 14th] with [Jeff] Sessions, Why Do the Rich Have So Much Power?, Soft despotism by Alexis de Tocqueville, The Spoils system and why we have a United States federal civil service, MORE.