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belfry – 1. a bell tower; especially one surmounting or attached to another structure 2. a room or framework for enclosing a bell 3. the seat of the intellect; the head

“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” ― Adrienne Rich

“I believe that love is the answer, but you ought to own a handgun just in case.” ― Senator John Kennedy

The Last Quarter Moon is Monday, October 21, 2019.

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trumpery – 1. attractive articles of little value or use 2. practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth 3. showy but worthless 4. delusive or shallow origin: late Middle English (denoting trickery): from Old French tromperie (deceive)

prevarication – 1. the deliberate act of deviating from the truth 2. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth 3. intentional vagueness or ambiguity

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“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” – Noel Langley, The Wizard of Oz

The First Quarter Moon is Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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kleptocracy – government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed

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“The erroneous ruling of the supreme court (Citizens United), where millionaires, billionaires, can put in unlimited amounts of money, give legal bribery the chance to prevail, because all the candidates, whether they are Democratic or Republican, depend on these massive infusions of money from the very rich people in order to have money to campaign.”

– Jimmy Carter, The Guardian, “Jimmy Carter calls US campaign finance ruling ‘legalized bribery’, February 3, 2016

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balance – a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

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“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful center. It neither craves others’ approval nor rejects others’ presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.” – Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

The Last Quarter Moon is Friday, August 23, 2019.

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attrition – 1. a gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. a gradual diminution in number or strength.

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“Before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.” – ancient proverb

The Full Moon is Thursday, August 15, 2019.

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perception – the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses; a way of regarding, understanding or interpreting

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“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts them.” – Lao Tzu

The Full Moon is Thursday, August 15, 2019.

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truncate – 1. to shorten or cut off. 2. to shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point

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“Be Here Now” – Bhagavan Das

“Remember, Be Here Now”, Ram Dass

The New Moon is Thursday, August 1, 2019

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be – 1. to exist or live 2. to take place; happen; occur 3. to occupy a place or position 4. to continue or remain as before

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“But above all, in order to be, never try to seem.” – Albert Camus

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, July 25, 2019.

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regulatory capture – regulatory capture is a form of political corruption that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or special concerns of interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. Regulatory Capture is a form of government failure; it creates an opening for firms to behave in ways injurious to the public (e.g., producing negative externalities). The agencies are called “captured agencies”.

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“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” ― Seneca

The Full Moon is Monday, June 17, 2019.

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resolution – 1. a firm decision to do or not do something 2. the quality of being determined or resolute 3. the action of solving a problem or contentious matter

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“Raise your vibration, Not your tone of voice…
You gain inspiration, For Peace is a choice.”

  • Ana Claudia Antunes

The New Moon is Monday, June 3, 2019

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forbearance – a refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due

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“Conquer with forbearance

The excesses of insolence.”

-Tiruvalluvar, Kural

The Full Moon is Saturday, May 18, 2019

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manipulate – 1.  to treat or operate with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner

2.  a) to manage or utilize skillfully  b) to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means, especially to one’s own advantage

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“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive.  A liar knows that they are a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”  –  Criss Jami

“Because to take away someone’s freedom of choice, even the freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate them as though they were a puppet and not a person.”  –  Madeline L’Engle

The First Quarter Moon is Saturday, May 11, 2019.

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commence – begin; start

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“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
― John Adams

“This society [Jesuits] has been a greater calamity to mankind than the French Revolution, or Napoleon’s despotism or ideology. It has obstructed the progress of reformation and the improvement of the human mind in society much longer and more fatally.Letter to Thomas Jefferson, November 4, 1816. Adams wrote an anonymous 4 volume work on the destructive history of the Jesuits}
― John Adams, The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

The New Moon is Saturday, May 4, 2019

Cease Your Destructive Behavior

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arduous – 1. hard to accomplish or achieve; difficult; marked by great labor or effort

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“It is difficult for most poor people to truly believe that they could someday escape poverty as it is for most wealthy people to truly believe that their wealth could someday escape them.”

  • Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The First Quarter Moon is Thursday, April 11, 2019

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contingency – 1. a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannon be predicted with certainty 2. a provision for an unforeseen event or circumstance 3. an incidental expense the Week

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“History is about great forces, yes, but also about contingency.” – Margaret MacMillan

The New Moon is Friday, April 5, 2019.

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superfluous: unnecessary, especially through being more than enough

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“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” – Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

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egalitarianism n.) – the doctrine that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

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“There is equality where all are slaves, as well as where all are free. This shows that equality, by itself, is not enough to make a good society.”
― Bertrand Russsell, Authority and the Individual

The Full Moon is Wednesday March 20, 2019.

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determination – 1) firmness of purpose; resoluteness 2) the process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research 3) the controlling or deciding of something’s nature or outcome

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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

The Last Quarter Moon is Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

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indignation – anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment

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“I claim no victory. But there was blood on my gloves when I hung them up. When was the last time you did a story like that, out of pure indignation?” – Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

The full moon is Tuesday, February 19, 2019