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  If people feel they understand the world around them, or probably, even if they have the conviction that they could understand it if they wanted to, then and only then are they able to feel that they can make a difference through their decisions and activities. Without this conviction, people usually live with the sense of being eternally pushed around by alien events and forces.

tagged: empowerment, education, understanding science
  —Frank Oppenheimer, Richard Brooks, Exploratorium.

the protocols were followed

Saturday, May 14th, 2005 8:09 am

in the recent governmental panic attack about the cessna, White House Spokesperson Scott McClellan says that there was no need to notify Bush because “the protocols were followed”.

so … we get a glimpse into the fact that we don’t actually have a Glorious Leader. and it turns out that we don’t actually need a Glorious Leader, either — just “the protocols”, which were probably drafted by a functionary or perhaps a committee, and were carried out by “highly skilled professionals”.

derived from: editor & publisher 5/12 (hilarious) [linked from the light of reason] & sat a.m. news-in-bed with the semi-lawfully wedded

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