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  • dave shared from Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers by Anabel Hernandez
    It was the time of the Vietnam War, and the US government permitted the drug trade to ensure access to stimulants for its soldiers in the field and for those returning home who were already addicted.
    Note: I knew there was a lot of drug use in Vietnam by USA--boots on ground, but not to this extent ......
  • dave shared from Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
    The Trust has to devote ever-increasing numbers of staff and resources to the constant tracking, searching and transporting of medical notes. The greater part of the notes, I should explain, consist of nursing charts recording the patient’s passing of bodily fluids on previous admissions and are no longer of any interest or importance. There must be many tons of such notes being carried around NHS hospitals every day in a strange archival ritual which brings dung beetles to mind, devoted to the history of patients’ excretions.
    Note: hilarious analogy !!!!!
  • dave shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IMVNQU/ref=r_soa_p_i
    In 1987, the night before presenting a $25 million campaign to Nike, the ad executive Dan Wieden needed a theme to tie together some half a dozen seemingly unrelated TV commercials. The last words of Gary Gilmore, a murderer who had just been executed in Utah, came to mind: “Let’s do it.” The next year, Nike launched “Just Do It,” a campaign that is still running and inspiring billions of people.
    Note: now you know !!
  • dave shared from The Brothers Karamazov (Annotated with Critical Essay and Biography) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to the animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it,
    Note: mankind is more beastly than the animals we refer to as beasts ....
  • dave shared from The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
    More than 40 per cent of Americans deny that humans evolved from other animals, and think that we – and by implication all of life – were created by God within the last 10,000 years.
    Note: wow.....history deniers....
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