I wish I could do brain surgery. If only I could find the time. — Joshua Henkin commenting on his frustration with casual, wannabe writers. http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/tnbfiction/2013/05/joshua-henkin-the-tnb-self-interview/
There’s now a lot of focus on social impact; [funding organizations] want to see quick scale, quick results. That’s challenging, because if you want a community to take true ownership, you don’t go in and get it done in six months. You really need to make sure you give the community time to understand, to come together, to make sure there’s no conflict around the idea. — Tina Sciabica, executive director of READ Global, interviewed in “Using Community Libraries to Create Social Change in Rural Southeast Asia” http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=3251
This is a really good example of why you never put racism up to a popular vote, because racism will win every time,” she said. “It’s not up to the offending class to say what offends the offended. — Susan Shown Harjo, quoted in “US Poll Finds Widespread Support for Redskins Name” by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/us-poll-finds-widespread-support-redskins-19092814?page=2)
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Silent Night, A Santa Claus Horror Movie Remake
I seriously thought this was a Fake Criterions (http://fakecriterions.tumblr.com/).
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Also: The Mitchell and Webb Look: Homeopathic A&E
In America, the work of giving bigotry no sanction devolves on citizens. We are the ones with the liberty — and the obligation — to speak our own truths in the face of hate mongering. — Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, “To Bigotry No Sanction”
(Source: The Huffington Post)
Successful [government] programs have at least three things in common. First, they are universal, that is, they provide for a specified population without a means test or some form of complex targeting; second, they have a minimum eligibility test, like serving in the military or turning a specific age; and third, they require relatively small bureaucracies to support them. — Richard J. Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, “Toward A More Perfect Union” in the September/October 2012 issue of the Penn Gazette.
More apps like this, please. (But only if they don’t lead the public to think that an app can replace a visit to the doctor’s office.)