About Norma Vasquez

Apparently, I eat books.

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  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Obama’s final speech wasn’t just a warning—it will stand as an emblem of what we have been and perhaps can be. 
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    demagoguery: “It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.”
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    the Japanese have a word for one of my habits, which is to buy books, pile them up, and never read them ( tsundoku
    Note: unread bioks exude comfort …
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Revolutions are often started by the bold and the outspoken, and then coöpted by those who are quiet and careful. A price is paid for early prominence; in many cases, the winners are the ones who wait.
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Doctors, then, have behaved like a classic political interest group, and they’ve been very successful. They are now more likely to be in the top one per cent of earners than members of any other industry. They don’t have things all their own way—there are more administrative burdens, and insurance companies and the government are more intrusive than before—but the profession has been the single biggest beneficiary of the boom in medical spending in the past four decades, and doctors’ incomes have remained relatively untouched by attempts to rein in health-care costs.
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    There’s plenty of evidence that financial considerations affect medical decisions: for instance, studies show that doctors who have a financial stake in imaging equipment like MRI machines order many more unnecessary MRIs. So it’s no surprise that the medical establishment’s criticism of reforms often hinges on money.
    Note: Greed with no human compassion-that's our newly selected Secretary of Health
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    “We’re in Big Lie country now,” Alex S. Jones said. “I think the press has no choice but to try to keep reporting with integrity, and hope that people start listening again.”
    Note: Sadly this Big Lie country was started by Trump
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    How do I survive four years of President Trump? —Freaked-Out American “If a person is the President of the country that you live in, that person does not have to represent you,” Vardalos said. “We’re still who we are. You can continue to be the kindhearted, open-minded, non-racist, homo-loving vegetarian that you might be. I say, Wave your freak flag loud and proud.”
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    ‘The camera is an instrument to teach people how to see without a camera.’ ” (Dorothea Lange.)
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    The main concern at this point is not that the government will plunge into chaos the day after Trump takes the oath of office but how Trump and his team will use the institutions they inherit. His early nominations, such as that of Senator Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, for Attorney General, did nothing to allay that fear. Putting Sessions in the Department of Justice would give the job of protecting voting rights to a man who has, throughout his career, been
    Note: and so it goes…
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