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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
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Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
Word Of The Week
[ os-truh-sahyz ]
verb (used with object)
to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.
Ostracize “to exclude from society” derives from Ancient Greek ostrakízein “to banish,” from óstrakon “potsherd, tile, ballot” and the verbal suffix -izein “-ize.” The original sense of ostrakízein involved banishing a person by voting that was conducted by using potsherds as ballots, hence the verb’s derivation. Though ostracize resembles ostrich, the flightless bird, in spelling and pronunciation, the two words are unrelated; instead, ostracize descends from a Proto-Indo-European root meaning “bone” that is also found in osteoporosis, a common bone disease; oyster, because of the hardness of the shell; and, from Latin, the adjective osseous “bony.” Ostracize was first recorded in English in the 1640s.
The ballot is the scepter of power in the hand of every citizen. Woman can never have an equal chance with man in the struggle of life until she too wields this power. So long as women have no voice in the Government under which they live they will be an ostracised [sic] class, and invidious distinctions will be made against them in the world of work. Thrown on their own resources they have all the hardships that men have to encounter in earning their daily bread, with the added disabilities which grow out of disfranchisement.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, “SELF-GOVERNMENT THE BEST MEANS OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT,” 1884, AS QUOTED IN THE HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, VOL. 4, 1902
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Joke of the Week
Two horses were walking back to the paddock after a day's of training. One says to the other "I can't understand why we are so slow, we come from good stock, we have the best of food, great trainers, and yet we come last in every race."
There was a dog running alongside them who overheard and said "I know what your problem is. I have seen you race and it looks to me as if you race off at the start really fast and use up all your energy and then you have nothing left. What you should do is pace yourselves and when all the other horses are tuckered, put in a spurt and you're sure to win. What do you think of that?".
The horses looked at one another and said "WOW, a talking dog!"
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