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It is not enough to succeed; others must fail.

Arthur Schopenhauer argues that to feel envy is human, but to enjoy other people’s misfortune is diabolical. For Schopenhauer, pleasure-in-others’-misfortune is the worst trait in human nature since it is closely related to cruelty.

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What’s happening to our world?

I spy
with my political eye
presidential candidates
who would not dare even try
to represent the entire pie
unless there was enough payola to buy
their allegiance and influence on our side.
Yet, we continue to tolerate their promises and lies?
Do we allow them to deepen our country’s divides?
The planet watches and waits, and laughs at these guys!
All jokes aside, have we lost our minds?

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South Africa’s Universities Shaken

President Jacob Zuma says while he sympathises with protesting university students, their concerns should be brought to management’s attention through the correct means without the use of violence. “(lol)” emphasis mine

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BEWARE of Cowboy Builders!!! “Jack of all trades and master of none”

Tradesmen are all not the same but trust me if they see blood they are coming for the kill. Here are some practical solutions to avoid heartaches:
…. Make sure you don’t settle your final price on an estimate, as they will be sure to increase it…..Together we all can narrow this open market of “cowboys” so that they are no business for monkey business!

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World War 3: Imminent? What do you think?

I’m told that we are living in a time which is liken to the events leading to the World Wars I and II. However claiming that World War III is just over the horizon is as far fetched as water on Mars, but the state of the world is showing some eerie similarities to the global picture of pre–World War II and if Santayana is correct then history is indeed a creature of habit.

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The more things money can buy, the harder it is to be poor…

“Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today — perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system — in prison, on probation, or on parole — than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America — more than six million — than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height.”

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