February 3: Benjamin Franklin (Money Matters)

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
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Benjamin Franklin

92.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.
~Benjamin Franklin

93.
Great estates may venture more,
But little boats should keep near shore.
~Benjamin Franklin

94.
Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today.
~Benjamin Franklin

February 3: Robots and UFOs (The Future)

 

February 3
Robots and UFOs

92.
We are survival machines−robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
~Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

93.
Man is a robot with defects.
~Emile Cioran, The Trouble With Being Born

94.
Nature (the art whereby God hath made and governs the world) is by the art of man, as in many other things, so in this also imitated, that it can make an Artificial Animal. For seeing life is . . . but a motion of Limbs, the beginning whereof is in some principal part within; why may we not say, that all Automata (Engines that move themselves by springs and wheels as doth a watch) have an artificial life? For what is the Heart, but a Spring; and the Nerves, but so many Strings; and the Joints, but so many Wheels, giving motion to the whole Body, such as was intended by the Artificer? Art goes yet further, imitating that rational and most excellent work of Nature, Man.
~Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

 

February 3: “He Has to Go,” a poem

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He Has to Go

He is elected but he has to go;
We’ll bribe and undermine, destabilize:
We maim and mutilate a nation’s soul.

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We back the profits from the telephones.
Some men may disappear, we realize,
But he’s elected and he has to go.

Some torture here, some torture there, we hone
Our skills and bury those who organize:
We maim and mutilate a nation’s soul.

We want a strong man, one we can control;
The corporate profits can’t be jeopardized:
He is elected but he has to go.

This radical would change the status quo
If he resists, we’ll have to mobilize;
He was elected but he had to go:
We maim and mutilate a nation’s soul.

~Day Williams Day Aussie hat 2mb

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, a boy pushes a bicycle across a deserted street as an army tank moves towards La Moneda presidential palace during a coup against President Salvador Allende's government, after which Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power, in Santiago, Chile. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, Chile marks the 40th anniversary of the coup. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Sept. 11, 1973 file photo, a boy pushes a bicycle across a deserted street as an army tank moves towards La Moneda presidential palace during a coup against President Salvador Allende’s government, after which Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power, in Santiago, Chile. On Sept. 11, 2016, Chile will mark the 43rd anniversary of the coup. (AP Photo/File)

 

February 3: Law and Lawyers: Executed Criminals’ Last Words

February 3
Executed Criminals’ Last Words  

 

92.

There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is God’s messenger.

(Executed by hanging, at Camp Justice in the Baghdad suburb of Khadimiya.)

~Saddam Hussein, fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003, who died December 30, 2006

 

93.

I don’t hold any grudges. This is my doing. Sorry it happened.

~Steven Judy, died March 9, 1981 (executed in electric chair in Indiana)

 

94.

Such is Life.

~Ned Kelly, Australian bushranger, executed by hanging in 1880

February 3: The Sandy Hooker’s Conscience

Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.
~Leviticus 19:11

The Sandy Hooker’s Conscience

When conscience calls
At 2:00 A.M.,
You will regret
You caved to them.
~Day

Sandy Hookers have been bribed and threatened.

My prayer: Holy Spirit, break the evil spell over Sandy Hook.

February 3: Joy

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
February 3
Joy

91.
I have told you this that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
–John 15:11

92.
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
–Psalms 30:5

93.
You will show me the path of life;
in your presence is fullness of joy;
At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
–Psalms 16: 11

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