When asked by a young man if he should seek to marry, Socrates answered him:
“By all means marry: if you get a good wife, you will be happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher.”
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This is the roll-call of who voted for and against CISPA.
I doubt it will pass in the Senate, or over Obama’s veto.
It seems like the Republicans are doing everything possible to make Americans lose respect the little respect for them that they had.
Some needs to spell it out for them: If you vote for this bill, you are committing political suicide.
The problem is that in order to become a politician – to actually get elected, people need ‘handlers’.
Without them, the media will destroy any genuine person running for office, because that is what they think their job is.
Then handlers, well, handle…
They control access to the politicians – and they control the politicians’ access to information: what, how much, and the positioning.
These handlers hop from politician to politician. They are not vulnerable to the will of voters. They are, however, vulnerable to lobbyists…
This is why politicians, once elected, necessarily loose touch with the reality regular people live!
Part of this is our fault for permitting the media to make handlers a necessary part of the political process.
Oh yes, definitely.
Little doubt in my mind Viacom paid off lawmakers to make SOPA. Best not to bite the hand that feeds you, right?
CISPA, similarly, the idea of sharing information between government and big corporations should be alarming to anyone.
Xan says: Abso-fracken-lutely!!!
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The Oracle of Delphi called Socrates 'the wisest man' because he said:
"I know I know nothing!"
Of course, he only knew this because his wife, Xanthippe, told him so.
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