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Free Tibet

the highest nation on earth, should be allowed its sovereignty, invaded & occupied by China since 1959, it still hasn’t regained the freedom it deserves, it has gained some more attention recently due to the Olympic Games being hosted in Beijing, China, I have felt for this movement for some time though, & bring it up now in hopes of getting the attention of others who would support the same cause, 2009 being the 50th year of this oppression

http://www.freetibet.org/

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Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

was passed by the United Nations 60 years ago today

http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

“…THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.”


Adam Smith

was born 285 years ago today, in Scotland

“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” – from The Wealth Of Nations

Bishop of Norwich in Scotland to him:

“Upon the whole, doctor, your meaning is good; but I think you will not succeed this time. You would persuade us, by the example of David Hume, Esq., that atheism is the only cordial for low spirits, and the proper antidote against the fear of death.”

if that really was his message, then I truly do hope for Adam Smith to succeed

as for a quote by the man himself though, I note this one:

“The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.” – Adam Smith