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If there is one thing a defense lawyer knows, it’s that the government can get you if it wants to. Any government. Federal, state or local. Law-abiding private citizens do not believe this until some government sets out to get them, and they have to pay good money to a man like me to fight […]

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Ancient Israel gave the world the idea of hope. We are here because God created us in love, and through love we discover the meaning and purpose of life. Tragic cultures eventually disintegrate and die. Lacking any sense of ultimate meaning, they lose the moral beliefs and habits on which continuity depends. They sacrifice happiness […]

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There fared a mother driven forth // Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless // All men are at home.  // The crazy stable close at hand, // With shaking timber and shifting sand, // Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand // Than the square stones of Rome. For men are homesick in their […]

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there […]

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“I’d like to have two armies: one for display with lovely guns, tanks, little soldiers, staffs, distinguished and doddering Generals, and dear little regimental officers who would be deeply concerned over their General’s bowel movements or their Colonel’s piles, an army that would be shown for a modest fee on every fairground in the country. […]

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“…I would tell him that foolishness matters only to places where its circulation is restricted; that without the liberty to criticize, there cannot be sincere flattery, and only little men are afraid of little writings ” The Figaro Trilogy: The Marriage of Figaro (1784), Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Preview Open

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This may seem unusually narrowly focused, but I think the concept has a very general application. Jonathan Lewis is a well-known author/blogger within the Oracle Database community. I have been an Oracle Database Administrator for more than 20 years, and have the following quote of his displayed prominently in my workspace. Preview Open

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