LIFE, UNIVERSES AND OTHER STUFF
21Oct/14Off

FANTASTIC LIFEFORMS

I recently visited the amazing Monterey Aquarium in Monterey, CA with a group of friends.  I was reminded of the nearly infinite biodiversity of the physical universe.  A lot of biological engineers stayed up very late at night for billions of years to create self-reproducing life-forms such as those you can see at the aquarium!  I am also reminded to the magical creative ability of my friend Robert Connett.  He paints life forms from his own imagination which are truly marvelous.  IMG_0639

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See More of the Fantastic Art of Robert Steven Connett
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19Oct/14Off

IDEAL TYRANNY: PERFECT SLAVES

SELF-ENSLAVED

"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves."

-- Donald James (22 August 1931—28 April 2008) -- the author of the best-selling novels Vadim, Monstrum, The Fortune Teller and The Fall of the Russian Empire, as well as non-fiction books such as The Penguin Dictionary of the Third Reich. He wrote under a number of pseudonyms, notably Thomas Dresden and James Barwick.  James's career as a scriptwriter included work on TV series such as The Adventurer, The Avengers, The Champions, Department S, Joe 90, Mission: Impossible, The Persuaders!, The Protectors, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Saint, The Secret Service, Space: 1999, Terrahawks and UFO. He wrote for a total of 22 titles, including the Century 21 film Doppelgänger.

18Oct/14Off

COURAGE AND EMPATHY

Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most intelligent, empathetic, wise and influential women in the history of the human race.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Click on the following link to read many of Eleanor Roosevelt's most memorable quotes.

http://www.brainyquote.com/slideshow/authors/top_10_eleanor_roosevelt_quotes.html

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt -- October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. The full text is published by the United Nations on its website.

The Declaration consists of thirty articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. In 1966, the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights. In 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law.