Quote of the day August/September 2020
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Started by metmike - Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 a.m.

Happiness comes out of contentment, and contentment always comes out of service. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi


Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (26 August 19296 October 2004), born Harbhajan Singh Puri, also known as Yogi Harbhajan, Yogi Bhajan, and Siri Singh Sahib, was a charismatic spiritual leader and successful entrepreneur who was prominent in promoting Sikhism and Kundalini yoga.

By metmike - Aug. 30, 2020, 12:14 a.m.
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I'm starting with the man in the mirror 
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.
~ Michael Jackson ~


Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance techniques such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres, and his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Jackson is the most awarded artist in the history of popular music.

By metmike - Aug. 31, 2020, 1:38 p.m.
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The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. ~ Eldridge Cleaver


Leroy Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an American writer, and political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.[1][2]

In 1968, Cleaver wrote Soul on Ice, a collection of essays that, at the time of its publication, was praised by The New York Times Book Review as "brilliant and revealing".[3] Cleaver stated in Soul on Ice: "If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America."[4]

Cleaver went on to become a prominent member of the Black Panthers, having the titles Minister of Information and Head of the International Section of the Panthers, while a fugitive from the United States criminal justice system in Cuba and Algeria. He became a fugitive after a confrontation with Oakland police officers, during which two officers were wounded. Cleaver was also wounded during the clash and Black Panther member Bobby Hutton was killed. As editor of the official Panthers' newspaper, The Black Panther, Cleaver's influence on the direction of the Party was rivaled only by founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Cleaver and Newton eventually fell out with each other, resulting in a split that weakened the party.[5]

After spending seven years in exile in Cuba, Algeria, and France, Cleaver returned to the US in 1975, where he became involved in various religious groups (Unification Church and CARP) before finally joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as becoming a conservative Republican, appearing at Republican events.[6]

Eldridge Cleaver
Eldridge Cleaver 1968.jpgEldridge Cleaver in 1968
BornLeroy Eldridge Cleaver
August 31, 1935
Wabbaseka, Arkansas, U.S.
DiedMay 1, 1998 (aged 62)
Pomona, California, U.S.
OccupationWriter, political activist
Political partyBlack Panther (1967–1971)
Peace and Freedom (1968)
Republican (1980s)
MovementBlack Power Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Spouse(s)Kathleen Cleaver

m. 1967; div. 1987)

By metmike - Sept. 1, 2020, 12:09 a.m.
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We'd all like t'vote fer th'best man, but he's never a candidate. ~ Kin Hubbard


Frank McKinney Hubbard (September 1, 1868 – December 26, 1930), better known as Kin Hubbard, was a nationally-known Americancartoonist, humorist, and journalist. His most famous work was for "Abe Martin".  Introduced in The Indianapolis News in December 1904, the cartoon appeared six days a week on the back page of the News for twenty-six years. The Abe Martin cartoons went into national print syndication in 1910, eventually appearing in about 200 U.S. newspapers. Hubbard also originated and illustrated a once-a-week humor essay for the "Short Furrows" column in the Sunday edition of the News that went into syndication in 1911. The self-taught artist and writer made more than 8,000 drawings for the Indianapolis News and wrote and illustrated about 1,000 essays for the "Short Furrows" column. His first published book was Collection of Indiana Lawmaker and Lobbyists (1903), followed by an annual series of Abe Martin-related books between 1906 and 1930, as well as other works such as Short Furrows (1912) and Book of Indiana (1929). Humorist Will Rogers once declared that Hubbard was "America's greatest humorist."

By metmike - Sept. 3, 2020, 1:46 a.m.
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"An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a realtionship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it take two wholes."

~ Patricia Fry