Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Where the Money Lives: Vanity Fair Report Reveals Loopholes, Offshore Havens Behind Romney’s FortuneRepublican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is on the hot seat over where he stashes his vast personal fortune, estimated at up to $250 million. We speak with reporter Nick Shaxson, whose new Vanity Fair article, "Where the Money Lives," delves into the murky world of offshore finance and reveals loopholes that allowed Romney to skirt tax laws and store millions in foreign tax havens. The article has sparked the latest round of questions about Romney’s taxes and offshore accounts, amplified by Romney’s refusal so far to release more than one year’s worth of tax returns. [includes rush transcript]http://www.democracynow.org/2012/7/11/as_romney_evades_on_tax_returns
No wonder Mittens bet Rick Perry $10K like it was a dollar... He probably had that in his front pocket!
Isn't it ironic that the more you learn, the stupider you feel?
Yes Hammer and a Feather. My awareness of what I don't know expands at a greater rate than what I learn. In fact the rate of change increases as I get older. It is ironic.
Ah, to be fourteen again; when my parents were clueless and I was soooo smart.
Oh my, neil, what self aggrandizing bullchit. Let us be a little more full of ourselves, shall we?Stick to attempting to understand the universe...then stfu, please. Thank you.
Yes the intellectuals should never attempt to educate the ignorant masses, now should they?How dare a professor dare to impart knowledge. Just who does he think he is?
Hey, if you like being willfully ignorant, that's your thing. But don't talk shit about those of us who prefer to not be stupid. We're the ones who will clean up the mess you lot leave the country in.
"Let us be a little more full of ourselves, shall we?"Jacob Boehme, who was waaaay wiser than your ignorant self, said: "What the self describes, describes the self."Stick to attempting to understand yourself, and until then "stfu." I'm sure there must be a book-burning somewhere in your neighborhood. And I'm sure you'll be welcome.
Anon@7:50Having more problems with yet another "uppity" brainy non-white male? Proud of your certainty of What to think?Unwilling to be taught anything new? Then keep marinating in your angry ignorance while the rest of us continue to improve our capabilities of How to think.Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's brain has evolved far beyond that of a general population and I am in awe of his accomplishments and the clarity of his explanations of what for most of us seems unexplainable. Can you match or supersede just one of his accomplishments (Doctor of Philosophy in Astrophysics)? No? Did not think so.I would suggest you draw some lessons from that fact, but somehow I do not think you would listen. fromthediagonal
Anon 7:50 = Person who doesn't know how to think. All they know is what FoxNews told them to think. How sad. Go read a book 7:50.
Anon 7:50 - shallow, much? Dr Tyson has one of the finest minds in the country and a teaching style that in clear, understandable and imparts a sense of the wonder of life. If you can't enjoy or admire that, well, too bad, so sad (for you).I'd like a link showing where I could buy a copy of that poster -it's fantastic!
I’m in no way defending anon7:50’s right to his or hers own opinion, you all got that hate pretty well covered; but Tyson “has one of the finest minds in the country"...”? Really, Moror(?)? If that is in fact true, then you should have no problem telling us how you came to that conclusion. That’s quite a claim. Seriously. Please point us to your proof. Or are you just making stuff up in front of the choir? I’ll check back in awhile. God Bless YouSamPeck
Sam Peck - read a bunch of his books, attend some of his lectures and google what his contemporaries think about his work. That suggests a 'finest mind' to me. What makes you think he isn't one? Your reasoning, please?
Fair enough, MCB. Thank you.Never something I give much thought to. Just thought it was a bold claim.take careSamPeck
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And this would be why the Texas school board is removing critical thinking from the cirriculum.
I like Tyson - he reminds me of Carl Sagan.
Your last thought for the day was one of my first for this new work week. and it brought some introspection with it. So thanks, G. Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my favorite "big thinkers". Based on my own experience, if watching a video or listening to one of his audios isn't thought-provoking, then my attention is divided and it won't have nearly the positive impact that it should. I grabbed a couple of thoughts from some other big thinkers that I've learned from in hopes that someone else might benefit also. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.” ― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” ― Confucius“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” ― Thomas A. Edison“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ― Benjamin Franklin“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin"Always try to hire someone smarter than yourself, even if you have to pay them more than yourself. It's foolish to let greed or pride keep you from hiring the best person to do the job who can also teach you what you've already recognized you need to learn."-Dad"Before you decide to enlighten someone, be sure it's something you know well and the person listening doesn't."-Dad "Be humble enough to realize that if you're talking, you're not learning. First, shut up, listen actively, and think. Then you can learn."-DadHope everyone has a great week!P.S. It's a little off-topic, but I have to include it because, if my Dad ever truly had a mantra, this was it:"Study hard and save your money."- Dad
ShesToast@6:41: You made my day!Many many straightforward thanks fromthediagonal...
ShesToast@6:41: May I add another "Dadism"?Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out Of The Way!fromthediagonal
A stitch in time saves nine.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.