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"While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes that right important."

- Walter Lippmann

"Hate does not fix the world."

- Susan Bro
mother of Heather Heyer

Keep Brett Kavanaugh off for 's sake.

Keep , protect , vote against Brett Kavanaugh

A vote against Kavanaugh is a vote for !

A sound man's heart
is not shut within itself
But is open to other people's hearts:
I find good people good,
And I find bad people good
If I am good enough;
I trust men of their word,
And I trust liars
If I am true enough;
I feel the heart-beats of others
Above my own
If I am enough of a father,
Enough of a son.

- Lao Tzu, "The Way of Life"

"We must live together as brothers, or perish together as fools."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

USA people, if you care about the well-being of women and poor people, and the preservation of justice, call these Senators RIGHT NOW and leave a message telling them to vote "NO" on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination:

Susan Collins: (202) 224-2523
Lisa Murkowski: (202) 224-6665
Heidi Heitkamp: (202) 224-2043
Joe Manchin: (202) 224-3954
Joe Donnelly: (202) 224-4814

"There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to think."
- Marshall McLuhan

Attending or next week and planning to stay at a or other short-term rental? Please reconsider, in light of the harm those units contribute to our crisis:

medium.com/@ptu/how-airbnb-exa

At the very least, be sure to ask if your location's owner is based out of state (or even a human!) and demand the local Portland short term rental permit number. Many avoid paying their local taxes.

History bit: people stayed in touch with their friends long before FB, before the Internet, before phones... You don't need FB, you don't need Mastodon, you don't need anything.

The only thing you actually *need* to stay in touch with your friends & family is the will to do so. Where's the will, there's a way.

"The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well."
- Cassandra Duffy

"I've had enough of someone else's propaganda. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."
- Malcolm X

"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses."
- Dag Hammarskjold

"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth."
- Louise Erdrich

"He who stops being better, stops being good."
- Oliver Cromwell

"There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen."
- Sean O'Faolain

"Rugged individualism, a cherished value in American society, can cloud our vision, causing us to forget that leaders ultimately serve others."
- Delorese Ambrose

"Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life ― and travel ― leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks ― on your body or on your heart ― are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt."

- Anthony Bourdain

"He who stops being better, stops being good."
- Oliver Cromwell

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