Friday, October 03, 2008

Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Rasputin's daughter, Maria Rasputin (Matryona Rasputina) (1889–1977), emigrated to France after the October Revolution, and then to the U.S. There she worked as a dancer and then a tiger-trainer in a circus. She left memoirs[14] about her father, wherein she painted an almost saintly picture of him, insisting that most of the negative stories were based on slander and the misinterpretations of facts by his enemies."

Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"According to Rasputin's daughter, Maria, Rasputin did 'look into' the Khlysty sect but rejected it. One Khlyst practice was known as 'rejoicing' (радение), a ritual which sought to overcome human sexual urges by engaging in group sexual activities so that, in consciously sinning together, the sin's power over the human was nullified.[11] Rasputin is said to have been particularly appalled by the belief that grace is found through self-flagellation."

The Home of Rasputin

The Home of Rasputin:

"Tsar of the land of Russia, if you hear the sound of the bell which will tell you that Grigory has been killed, you must know this: if it was your relations who have wrought my death then no one of your family, that is to say, none of your children or relations will remain alive for more than two years. They will be killed by the Russian people...I shall be killed. I am no longer among the living. Pray, pray, be strong, think of your blessed family."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly:

"Homosexuality: Couric asked about her church sponsoring a conference about making gay people straight through prayer. Palin said she didn't know if prayer could change a person's sexual orientation, adding, 'I have one of my absolute best friends for the last 30 years happens to be gay, and I love her dearly. And she is not my 'gay friend,' she is one of my best friends, who happens to have made a choice that isn't a choice I would have made.' (In other words, Palin believes sexual orientation is a 'choice' people make?)"

Monday, September 29, 2008

one more thing...

be sure to tell remind everyone

this whole economic meltdown

this is Reagan's legacy

life lessons

mom told me
can get over
no sympathy
for those
who can't go on
after all
she got over
the divorce

dad told me
he smoked for years
when he was married to mom
because he didn't care
if he lived
or died

they were good parents

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mikhail Bakunin - Wikiquote

Mikhail Bakunin - Wikiquote:

"When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called 'the People's Stick.'"

Mikhail Bakunin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mikhail Bakunin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"By 'liberty', Bakunin did not mean an abstract ideal but a concrete reality based on the equal liberty of others. In a positive sense, liberty consists of 'the fullest development of all the faculties and powers of every human being, by education, by scientific training, and by material prosperity.' Such a conception of liberty is 'eminently social, because it can only be realized in society,' not in isolation. In a negative sense, liberty is 'the revolt of the individual against all divine, collective, and individual authority.'"

Anarchism: Arguments for and against -- by Albert Meltzer

Anarchism: Arguments for and against -- by Albert Meltzer:

"The Anarchists can as individuals or in groups press for reforms but as Anarchists they seek to change minds and attitudes, not to pass laws. When minds are changed, laws become obsolete and, sooner or later, law enforcers are unable to operate them. Prohibition in America, the Poll Tax in Britain, are instances. At that point the law has to adapt itself to public opinion."