“…the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is…the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.””
— Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail
My hometown :-(

(by Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Whitney Curtis for The New York Times) My hometown :-(

(by Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Whitney Curtis for The New York Times)

My hometown :-(

(by Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Whitney Curtis for The New York Times)

“Indifference…is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don’t stand a chance against it. It lets neglect and decay and monstrous injustice go unchecked. It doesn’t act, it allows. And that’s what gives it so much power.”
— Joan D. Vinge, The Snow Queen

The proto-internet in March, 1977

from BBN’s ARPANET Completion Report, January 4, 1978

“Assholes, by making you treat them as assholes, can distract you from more effective methods of dispatching them.”
— Charlie Loyd in 6, 19: Favorites

brain (origin unknown)

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.”
President Obama (regarding Donald Sterling
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