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Difference

Posted in Behaviour, Culture, Ethics, Evolution, Philosophy, politics, Society, war with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/04/2012 by Living out of Eden

Important note 1:

The concept of “smiling when we kill”, is a concept by John Lennon – Working class hero, as a requirement to reach the top of our societies. In this post, I only expressed my perception that that this requirement is a “quality” applicable to all humans, at all levels.

At first, I thought the expression would be universally known so as to everyone know where it comes from. But I realize it may not.

As if I had written: “You say you want a revolution…”

Important note 2:

The picture is “the Gioconda” aka “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is not mine – Oh no!. I just thought that the subtle smile (if a smile), could well represent the same idea of concealing evil with a touch of “class”.

 

If I had to say what’s the difference – the actual, key, definite difference – between us – humans, and animals, I’d say it’s our capability to smile…

when we kill our brothers.

 

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Reflecting on September 11: a call to our better angels (via Hey, it’s Pat Ryan’s blog!)

Posted in Society with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 17/09/2011 by Living out of Eden

Reflecting on September 11: a call to our better angels In the entry hallway at our house we have a framed picture of the night skyline of Lower Manhattan as seen from New Jersey, the twinkling twin towers of the World Trade Center the focal point.  The caption under the photo reads, “We’ll never forget.”  Not forget what happened that day?  That’s the easy part. That morning I was at my desk at work with the television tuned to CNN, trying to concentrate on the newspaper, when I became barely conscio … Read More

via Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog!

Securities and Exchange Commission Accused of Shredding Investigation Documents for Nearly Twenty Years (via JONATHAN TURLEY)

Posted in Society with tags , , , on 21/08/2011 by Living out of Eden

I strongly recommend to click on the links inserted in the post, where you can see this issue in the press.
It’s utterly concerning, that the SEC might be taking part in the business they should have under surveillance.

Securities and Exchange Commission Accused of Shredding Investigation Documents for Nearly Twenty Years Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to respond to allegations made by a whistleblower that the agency had destroyed files from preliminary investigations of financial firms—including Goldman Sachs, SAC Capital Advisors, Deutsche Bank, AIG, and Bernie Madoff Investment Securities. A Bloomberg article reported that Grassley’s request was prompted by a letter … Read More

via JONATHAN TURLEY