Indigo Insights

Friday, March 19, 2004

>^..^< Gobs and gobs of gratitude to the Lady Down South who fixed the right margin on this disaster called Indigo Insights. It's bread, Brenda. It's bread!

>^..^< Thankfully, Serenity is almost fully recovered. You didn't know? See Thursday's Hell and Handbaskets to remove all doubt!!!

>^..^< LaShawn Barber opines on The "Best Black" Syndrome.

>^..^< Black Five features vet comments about the President that spotlight what military personnel thinks.

>^..^< Can't for the life of me figure out why such a nice lady wants to be called "The Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady", but nevertheless, she deserves some kudos for her dedication to sticking on her diet! I'm not even all that grouchy and I can't stick to one!

>^..^< The Command Post is celebrating its One Year Anniversary. Go over and thank them for a year of good work.

>^..^< I keep forgetting to remind ya'll that the Spud Man is at a new location. OK. That's it.

>^..^< To see Alterman - Miller debacle go here.

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(A.D. 980-1016)

IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,
To call upon a neighbour and to say:—
“We invaded you last night—we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:—
“Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray,
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say:—

“We never pay any one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost,
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!”

~~Rudyard Kipling

[Thanks to TacJammer]


Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

~~ Albert Schweitzer

[In response to Phillip Coons' post]

Monday, February 04, 2002

Native American Wisdom

We are all equals in an unequal world.
We can not change the way the world works. I don't know why people can not accept that others are different from themselves and appreciate the differences for what they are.

Marsha Freeman, Student Witness
Wounded Knee, Rosebud, SD
Summer, 1974

[In response to Serenity's post]