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Nota Bene #122: OWStanding

“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into this very deep, indescribable night, it is something that escapes my vocabulary to describe. Then I think: ‘God, I have no importance. Whatever I do or don’t do, or what anybody does, is not more important than the grains of sand that I am lying on, or the coconut that I am using for my pillow.'” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “We modeled the controller after the PlayStation because that’s what these Marines have been playing with pretty much all of their lives” … “I think there’s a really good chance you’re going to see this happen” … “Why make it simple, when it can be complicated?” … “There was a lot of misconduct, and it needs to be looked into” … “They offer an insight into what life was like on the atoll, with swimming pool, water sports center and bar” … “Their failure to deal with social and political meltdown has left hundreds of people dead and tortured by political and criminal mafias” … “If we do something bad that happened before, then the same bad thing could happen again” … “They are like secret codes that no human or computer has yet been able to crack” … “In the unlikely event these warriors would board a plane to Rangoon, they would also be deported on arrival—if not shot on sight” … “They were really kind of baffled that I had ethics” … “I asked why I was pushed away and then the next thing you know I was being judo flipped” … “People don’t even like that name used around here” … “The casinos sweep up a huge number of these every night” … “When he said that, it pierced my soul” … “By the time this is over, it will make the Tea Party look like a tea party” … “Don’t hurt your brain looking at these” … “Looters even fired guns at the star on its mast, under the impression it was composed of rubies” … “You’re going to get over everything that annoys you in life” … “The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role” … “The coming Lost Decade is a backdrop for a wave of class warfare destined to trigger a historic revolution in American politics, bigger than the ’29 Crash and Great Depression” … “It was a symbol and a symptom of injustice” … “The insanity in Baltimore’s front office continues unabated” … “It is easy to tell if you’re in an Alawite area these days” … “He was answered by a man in a Raider uniform and pads emerging from behind one of the end zones perched astride a large roan horse and wearing a black German army helmet embellished with the Raider logo on each temple” … “He had the decency to treat owning a football team as the apex goal of his life and his players as brothers in arms, rather than a new vector for divesting fans of every last possible cent” … “Policy has consistently tilted to the advantage of the wealthy” … “You admit billions are living in hell, but it’s up to that girl to fix it?” … “We are the 99 percent” … “The heart of the movement is its focus on the inequality of wealth and power” … “The man’s hypocrisy belongs in the Smithsonian” … “The real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth” … “If we’re lucky, what we are witnessing is the rebirth of the American Dream in a new generation” … This issue’s quote was from Marlon Brando (source) … And finally, “I don’t have a sense of death like I used to.” ∞

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