Christmas 2008 + Quotes on Intellectual Freedom

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Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Happy holidays.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

My buddy Battman came over yesterday. Being from Florida, he has no family locally, but has lots of interesting stories, since returning from his world tour, which lasted some 18 months, and comprised more than 20 countries. Miss Julie was there, too (wearing her Ugg boots). She lived abroad in Italy for a while.

For Christmas eve dinner we had prime rib (the kind with the ribs still attached), mashed taters (enriched with buttermilk), and the best cheesecake I've ever had .. (not the sugary-sweet kind you buy in the store). Heck, even the salad was outstanding.

Afterwards, everybody retired to the living room, where we watched a Hallmark movie .. the kind that leaves you feeling all warm-n-fuzzy inside.

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I still have never seen the Bug on Christmas. Friends say that gives me something to look forward to.

In related news, I found these quotes on intellectual freedom both interesting and inspiring. They are indexed here, and arranged alphabetically according to the name of the author. (Tho no pages exist for E, Q or X.) There you will find quotes such as this one by Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850-1894):

"To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive."

.. and this one from Joseph Stalin (1879-1953):

"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?"

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