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Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo.. all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use.
Julian Assange -
Facebook - Google - America - Spy - Yahoo

Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God.
Glenn Beck - God - America - President - Religion - Congress

There are a lot of universities that are as dangerous with the indoctrination of the children as terrorists are in Iran or North Korea. We have been setting up reeducation camps. We call them universities.
Glenn Beck - Strange - America - University - Iran - North Korea - Children - Terrorism - Education - Conspiracy Theory

The question is: Do we have a shadow government? And if we do, who are those intelligent minority that is guiding us through? And where are they guiding us to? If you skip past all of the puppet and the strings, if you stop looking at the puppets, themselves, you have to see who's behind the puppets. Who is choosing the puppets and the players? Who's the puppet master? George Soros. Now I am sure that this will be called a conspiracy theory. And quite honestly, a year ago, two years ago, I wouldn't have believed it myself.
Glenn Beck - Strange - America - Criticism - Government - Conspiracy Theory

We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.
Glenn Beck - Freedom - America - Stupid - Fail - Success

I mean a racist, hate-filled host who is openly trying to get people to be violent would have zero viewers in the America I know and love.
Glenn Beck - Strange - America - Fox News - Patriotic - Racist - Hate

We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
Edward Bernays - America - Manipulation - Ideas - Democracy - Social - People

The change we need is fixing this broken economy from the bottom up.. not tax breaks for the wealthy and huge corporations that ship U.S. jobs overseas. We need to focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban and restoring America's standing in the world.. not an unending commitment in Iraq.
Joe Biden - War - Iraq - Change - Economy - Taxes - Wealth - Companies - America - Jobs - World - Commitment

There is a middle class in America for only one reason: organized labor. If not for organized labor, where would you find a job where you had some sense that you had a shot of leaving behind something better than you inherited?.
Joe Biden - Jobs - America - Middle Class - Society - Classes

Eliminating the tax breaks is not going to keep jobs here in America. We've got to make it more attractive to have jobs here in America and for corporations to be here. You've got to take the burden off the corporations with a health care system that's universal, so we're not at a competitive disadvantage. You've got to have a better education system to provide for the highest-tech jobs that we educate our folks for, so we're not importing 400,000 computer engineers to work in Silicon Valley. And you've got to deal with the innovation and infrastructure needs in this country.. tunnels, bridges, etc... which we haven't done to make us more competitive.
Joe Biden - Economy - Taxes - America - Jobs - Companies - Health - Education - Silicon Valley - Innovation


There's good reason to be excited. You have the first woman running who is qualified, and a very attractive African-American who has demonstrated crossover appeal. I got involved in politics 40 years ago during the civil rights movement, so yes, it's an exciting thing.
Joe Biden - Politics - America - Woman - Civil Rights - Exciting


Even though New York is the safest big city in the nation, there are still far too many illegal guns on our streets. Nearly all of them arrive from out of state – and most are sold by a small group of rogue gun dealers who refuse to obey federal laws.
Mike Bloomberg - New York City - America - Illegal - Gun - Laws

I’ve always wondered if people who block each other from expressing their opinions do so because they have so little confidence in their own. To me, encountering an opposing point of view is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the issues at stake and develop my own point of view. But the first thing you’ve got to do is you’ve got to let people speak and you’ve got to listen. And that’s what the first amendment is all about. That’s what really distinguishes this country from others.
Michael Bloomberg - Freedom of Speech - Opinions - Pessimism - Understanding - Listening - America - Constitution

Like Israel, New York City’s history has been defined by immigrants who come in search of freedom and the opportunity to build a better life. And like Israel, New York City has remained a target for terrorists who seek to destroy that freedom
Michael Bloomberg - Israel - America - Terrorism

Millions of Americans have contributed to building a stronger Israel; I’ve been proud to be one of them. Last year, I went to Jerusalem to help dedicate in my father’s name a new MDA medical facility which treats people of all faiths and all nationalities absolutely equally.
Michael Bloomberg - Israel - America - Jewish

America is an idea, but it's an idea that brings with it some baggage, like power brings responsibility. It's an idea that brings with it equality, but equality even though it's the highest calling, is the hardest to reach. The idea that anything is possible, that's one of the reasons why I'm a fan of America. It's like hey, look there's the moon up there, let's take a walk on it, bring back a piece of it. That's the kind of America that I'm a fan of.
Bono -
Action - America - Ideas - Responsible - Power - Encouragement

I am not a patient person. My friends and colleagues will confirm this. But, frankly, we should all feel a little more impatient with the state of public education in America today.
Eli Broad - Patience - Education - America


I can imagine no more important contribution to our country’s future than a long-term commitment to improving urban K-12 public schools.
Eli Broad - Education - Imagine - Important - America - School - Commitment - Improvement

Public education is the key civil rights issue of the 21st century. Our nation's knowledge-based economy demands that we provide young people from all backgrounds and circumstances with the education and skills necessary to become knowledge workers. If we don't, we run the risk of creating an even larger gap between the middle class and the poor. This gap threatens our democracy, our society and the economic future of America.
Eli Broad - Education - America - School - Knowledge - Rights - Economy - Skills - Class - Poor - Democracy - Society - Work

I don't think the market can keep going up. In the U.S., we see real estate not going up.. houses are selling at lower prices. You can't have anything going up 10 percent to 20 percent to 30 percent indefinitely.
Eli Broad - America - Selling - Real Estate - Investing - Property


We look a little bit disorderly, indecisive, leaderless. That’s a real problem, and that’s a problem that concerns me particularly on foreign affairs. The presidency, not just President Obama, but the presidency in recent years has lost some of the terrain that they used to dominate in the making of foreign policy. I think President Obama has to make a serious effort to regain it because he lost some of it himself.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Lack - Politics - Problems - Geopolitics - Foreign Policy - President - Influence

As America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Geopolitics - Foreign Policy - Culture - Threat


I don’t think there is an implicit obligation for the United States to follow like a stupid mule whatever the Israelis do. If they decide to start a war, simply on the assumption that we will be automatically drawn into it, I think it is the obligation of friendship to say “you’re not going to be making national decisions for us”
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Geopolitics - Israel - Foreign Policy - Obligation
- Stupid - War

I think the US has the right to have its own national security policy. I think most Americans would agree with that. And therefore clarity on this issue is important and especially if we commit ourselves, explicitly and bindingly, to Israel’s security.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Geopolitics - Politics - Israel - Foreign Policy
- Security

The most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of states gains the capacity to expel the United States from Eurasia or even to diminish significantly its decisive arbitration role.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Geopolitics - Politics - Europe - Asia
- Power

We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Ignorance - Politics - Dumb -
Public Relations

The Israelis have a lot of influence with Congress, and in some cases they are able to buy influence.
Zbigniew Brzezinski - America - Geopolitics - Politics - Israel - Foreign Policy - Influence - Congress - Controversy


It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.
George Bushism - America - Funny - Stupid - Human Rights - Important - Life - Internet

It's evolutionary, going from governor to president, and this is a significant step, to be able to vote for yourself on the ballot, and I'll be able to do so next fall, I hope
George Bushism - Politics - America - Funny - President - Government

I'm honored to be here with the eternal general of the United States, mi amigo Alberto Gonzales.
George Bushism - America - Funny - Stupid

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
George Bushism - America - Funny - Innovation


There's an old saying in Tennessee.. I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee.. that says: fool me once, shame on.. .. shame on you?.. .. Fool me.. you can't get fooled again.
George Bushism - America - Funny - Stupid


We're taking action against evil people. Because this great nation of many religions understands, our war is not against Islam, or against faith practiced by the Muslim people. Our war is a war against evil. This is clearly a case of good versus evil, and make no mistake about it.. good will prevail.
George Bush -
War - America - Religion - Faith

We believe the American people can spend their money better than the government can spend it.
George Bush -
Politics - America - Belief - Government - Taxes - Money

When it comes to the common rights and needs of men and women, there is no clash of civilizations. The requirements of freedom apply fully to Africa and Latin America and the entire Islamic world. The peoples of the Islamic nations want and deserve the same freedoms and opportunities as people in every nation. And their governments should listen to their hopes.
George Bush -
America - Politics - Religion - Government - Opportunity - Human Rights - Freedom - Hope

As Americans, we want peace.. we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein.
George Bush -
War - America - Peace - Leadership

The things that matter in this country have been reduced in choice, there are two political parties, there are a handful insurance companies, there are six or seven information centers.. but if you want a bagel there are 23 flavors. Because you have the illusion of choice!
George Carlin - America - Choice - Politics - Insurance - Illusion

They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.
George Carlin - America - Stupid - Big Business - Control - Politicians - Media - Congress - News - Lobby - Billions - Greed

They don’t care about you at all! At all! At all! And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.
George Carlin - America - Dream - Big Business - Greed - Care - Ignorant - Truth

Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side. America prays for God to destroy our enemies. Our enemies pray for God to destroy us. Somebody's gonna be disappointed! Somebody's wasting their time! Could it be.. everyone?
George Carlin - America - Military - Stupid - Soldier - Death
- God - Foreign Policy - Pray - Enemies

When fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be with jack-boots. It will be Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts. Germany lost the Second World War. Fascism won it. Believe me, my friend.
George Carlin - America - Fascism - Germany - War - Deception


We can drift along as though there were still a cold war, wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on weapons that will never be used, ignoring the problems of people in this country and around the world, being one of the worst environmental violators on earth, standing against any sort of viable programs to protect the world's forests or to cut down on acid rain or the global warming or ozone depletion. We can ignore human rights violations in other countries, or we can take these things on as true leaders ought to and accept the inspiring challenge of America for the future.
Jimmy Carter - Environmental
- Power - War - Problems

We will have an unchallenged, open, panoramic opportunity on a global scale to demonstrate the finest aspects of what we know in this country: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights, benevolent sharing, love, the easing of human suffering. Is that going to be our list of priorities or not?
Jimmy Carter - Challenges
- Freedom - Solutions

Great American power and responsibility are not unprecedented, and have been used with restraint and great benefit in the past. We have not assumed that super strength guarantees super wisdom, and we have consistently reached out to the international community to ensure that our own power and influence are tempered by the best common judgment.
Jimmy Carter - Power
- Responsibility - Strength

People would ask me how I could stand the long campaigning, how I could stand being charged with the responsibilities of a great nation, one of the most powerful and difficult jobs in the world. It wasn't any more difficult than picking cotton all day or shaking peanuts.
Jimmy Carter - Power
- Responsibility - Jobs - Challenges

We have to make America the best place in the world to do business.
Dick Cheney - America - Best - Business

The threat of China is not military. The threat of China is they can't be intimidated. Europe you can intimidate. When the US tries to get people to stop investing in Iran, European companies pull out, China disregards it. You look at history and understand why — they've been around for 4,000 years, they have contempt for the barbarians, they just don't give a damn.
Noam Chomsky - China - America - Military - Europe - Iran - Intimidation - History - Threat

It is not that I am not a fan of American exceptionalism. That is like saying I am not a fan of the moon being made out of green cheese—it does not exist. Powerful states have quite typically considered themselves to be exceptionally magnificent, and the United States is no exception to that. The basis for it is not very substantial to put it politely.
Noam Chomsky - Statism - Government - Power - America

The US and Israel have demanded further that Palestinians not only recognize Israel's rights as a state in the international system, but that they also recognize Israel's abstract "right to exist," a concept that has no place in international law or diplomacy, and a right claimed by no one. In effect, the US and Israel are demanding that Palestinians not only recognize Israel in the normal fashion of interstate relations, but also formally accept the legitimacy of their expulsion from their own land. They cannot be expected to accept that, just as Mexico does not grant the US the "right to exist" on half of Mexico's territory, gained by conquest.
Noam Chomsky - Human Rights - America - Palestine - Israel - Geopolitics - Diplomacy - Mexico

Remember, the U.S. is a powerful state, it's not like Libya. If Libya wants to carry out terrorist acts, they hire Carlos the Jackal or something. The United States hires terrorist states.
Noam Chomsky - America - Geopolitics - Power - Libya

September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the US government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for discussion that were not on the agenda before. That's all to the good.
Noam Chomsky - 911 - Geopolitics - America - Shock - Awareness

The invasion of Iraq was simply a war crime. Straight-out war crime.
Noam Chomsky - Iraq - War - Crime - Bush

Virtually all informed observers agree that a fair and equitable resolution of the plight of the Palestinians would considerably weaken the anger and hatred of Israel and the US in the Arab and Muslim worlds – and far beyond, as international polls reveal. Such an agreement is surely within reach, if the US and Israel depart from their long-standing rejectionism.
Noam Chomsky - America - Palestine - Israel - Geopolitics - Solutions - Arab - Islam - Geopolitics - Hate

The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - Challenges
- Change - Responsibility - America - Encouragement

I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - America
- Encouragement - Criticism

I never thought I would end up being the Senator from New York. I never thought that the long haired, bearded guy I married in law school would end up being President.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - America - Politicians - President


I stand by this man (President George W. Bush). I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound.. with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.
Stephen Colbert - Funny - President - Politicians - America - Strength - Media - Crisis

New Yorkers are predatory about real estate. When they sense softening, they move in for the kill.
Anderson Cooper - Real Estate - Competition - America

Selling your apartment in New York is like dating a manic-depressive.. you get used to cycles of elation and despondency.
Every time someone would come to see the apartment, there was the thrill of the date. You want to be presentable, so you clean the place up, make sure it smells good, put on some mood lighting and mellow music.
Anderson Cooper - Real Estate - Selling
- America - Emotional

Inertia is comforting, and Americans will be extremely reluctant to make any change that might affect their high standard of living.
Deepak Chopra - America
- Change - Priorities

I was slightly cynical of the American mentality before I came over here, but now I preach it. Here, no one's going to tear you down if you buy yourself a $300,000 car. They're likely to say: "Well, you probably worked hard for it. Good luck to you."
Simon Cowell - Cynical - America - Hard Work - Luck - Success - Cars

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.
Louis Farrakhan - Anarchy - America - Revolution


There's nothing Israel can do without US support. It can't breathe without US support. The US bankrolls everything, and it's just silly to think that Israel can do anything without the support.
Norman Finkelstein - Israel - Conflict - American
- Support

America has the potential for the greatest economic boom and spiritual renewal in our history. But we're being held back by Washington politics as usual. It's time we move forward.
Steve Forbes - Politicians - Economic
- Spiritual - Encouragement

What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences.
Al Gore - Environmental
- Change - America

I am Al Gore and I used to be the next president of the United States of America.
Al Gore - America - President


The key is the Internet. The United States is by far the most advanced country in this new digital culture, so we have to be there. The Internet is the heart of this new civilization, and telecommunications are the nervous system, or circulatory system.
Carlos Slim Helu - Technology - Internet
- Growth - American

They might be a good friend, but they are also a bitter commercial rival. Let’s not kid ourselves.. The American wheat industry has done everything it possibly can to criticize the Australian wheat industry in order to take the Iraqi wheat market from us.
John Howard - America - Competition - Friendship
- Australia

In business, I loved cars. I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning. Only in America can you decide to get a good education and pursue what you like.
Lee Iacocca - Business - Jobs - Learning - Passions

We have bloated bureaucracies in Corporate America. The root of the problem is the absence of real corporate democracy.
Carl Icahn - Politics - Management
- Companies - Problems

With some exceptions, the wrong people are running U.S. companies. It's been that way for years, and it hasn't gotten much better.
Carl Icahn - Management - Companies
- Criticism

Goldman Sachs was fundamentally responsible for the crash of 2008, but by that time its former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henry 'Hank' Paulson, had been installed as US Treasury Secretary to begin the bank bail out policy, with enormous benefit to Goldman Sachs, in the closing weeks of the Bush administration. Goldman Sachs was also instrumental in the collapse of the economy in Greece that started the 'euro panic' that later engulfed Ireland.
David Icke - CEO - American - Government - Banks - Policy - Economy - Greece - Crisis - Geopolitics
- Goldman Sachs - Collapse - Europe

When John Kennedy attempted to take the government back from the back from the robber barons, he was brutally murdered. The message to future US president and leaders across the world was clear: do as you're told, or die. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the last true president of the United States. And until the globalists are removed from power, we will never have another real one.
Alex Jones - Change - Elite - Power
- Government - Kill - Death - President - America

The New World Order is a more palatable name for the Anglo American world empire. It's the planetary domination of London, New York, Washington over the rest of the world. It's hard to get people to join that or think they have a part in it if you called it the Anglo American world empire. If you call it the New World Order, then people in India or some place like that or the European Union might think, "Well, there's something there for us too." But that's not what it is; it's the Anglo American New World Order.
Alex Jones - World - America - New World Order
- Europe - Washington - India - Globalization

In short, we must face problems which do not lend themselves to easy or quick or permanent solutions. And we must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient, that we are only six percent of the world's population, that we cannot impose our will upon the other ninety-four percent of mankind, that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity, and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.
John F. Kennedy - Problems - Solutions - USA - Global - Population - Hegemony - Adversity

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy - USA - Friendship - Freedom - Warning - Liberty - Success - Support - Survival

Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger. And yet no war has been declared, no borders have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired.
John F. Kennedy - USA - Attack - War - Troops - Enemy - Survival - Danger - Globe - JFK Speech

I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country's peril. In time of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort based largely on self-discipline, to prevent unauthorized disclosures to the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the public's need for national security.
John F. Kennedy - USA - War - Government - Danger - Enemy - Security - Press - First Amendment - News - Media - Journalism - JFK Speech

And so, my fellow Americans.. Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy - Action
- America - Questions - Encouragement

The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises.. it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them.
John F. Kennedy - Encouragement - America - Challenges


I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
Martin Luther King Jr - Dreams - America - Truth - People


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr - Dreams - America - Children - Judgment - Racism - Inspirational


America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.
Henry Kissinger - Geopolitics - America - Friends - Enemy

I would say the special experience of American wartime policy in the last 40 years, from Vietnam on, is that the war itself became controversial in the country and that the most important thing we need in the current situation is, whatever disagreements there may be on tactics, that the legitimacy of the war itself does not become a subject of controversy. We have to start with the assumption, obviously, that whatever administration is conducting a war wants to end it.
Henry Kissinger - Military - America - Geopolitics - War - Policy - Vietnam - Controversial - Tactics

The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.
Henry Kissinger - America - Foreign Policy - Geopolitics
- Jews - Policy - Humanitarian - Russia

I want my legacy to be greater freedom, greater prosperity and a better way of life for my family, our employees and all Americans. And I wish the same for every nation on earth.
Charles Koch - America - Life - Earth
- Freedom - Family - Employee

We are very concerned about the future of our country and the catastrophic consequences of the federal government incurring these massive deficits year after year with no significant steps being taken to correct these deficits
.
David Koch - America - Government - Deficit


For all the challenges America faces today, there is no republic on Earth quite like ours, and the whole world knows it. We remain a beacon of freedom to people living in bondage wherever it exists.
David Koch - America - Challenges - Earth - Freedom

A possible forecast of what might happen if these policies continue is the nation of Greece. My god, their debt is gigantically high, unemployment is well over 20 percent in Greece, and they have rioting in the streets, God forbid that should happen to us.
David Koch - America - Deficit - Economy - Budget - Forecast - Greece - Debt - Unemployment

I’m more interested in economic issues than how much military we need. But I think we should gradually withdraw from the Middle East, you know, from Afghanistan and Iraq, so I believe in that. But I’m not an expert in that, so my opinion probably doesn’t count for very much.
David Koch - America - Economy - Spending - Military - Opinions - Middle East - Iraq - Afghanistan


The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that everything is thought of in quarters.
Henry Kravis - Companies - America - Stock Market

We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
Dennis Kucinich - Unemployment - Social - Economic - Weapon - Poverty - America

This country was taken into war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction and Al Qaeda's role with respect to Iraq, which there wasn't one at the time we went in. I want to state that Mr. Cheney must be held accountable. He is already ginning up a cause for war against Iran. Now, we have to stand for this Constitution, we have to protect and defend this Constitution.
Dennis Kucinich - Military - America - Weapon - War - Lies - Iran - Iraq - Constitution - Terrorism

People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.
Ralph Lauren - Money - Fashion - Dreams - Jewish - America - Class - Clothes

A new poll shows that Americans now believe that Bill Clinton is more honest than President Bush. At least when Clinton screwed the nation, he did it one person at a time.
Jay Leno - Funny - Presidents - Truth - America

Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well-wisher to his posterity swear by the blood of the Revolution never to violate in the least particular the laws of the country, and never to tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and laws let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor.. let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own and his children's liberty.
Abraham Lincoln - America - Constitution - Revolution - Patriotism

I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in America is that people are either doing things for altruistic reasons or they are greedy and selfish, just after profit. That type of dichotomy portrays a false image of business. It certainly is a false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap enough for the customers to buy it.
John Mackey - Customers - Business
- Business Ethics - American - Greed - Profits

Republicans have become the party of red, white and blue rose colored glasses. By drowning out criticism with USA! USA!, they prevent this country from healing itself where it needs healing, and that is the opposite of Country First.
Bill Maher - Republican -
America - Criticism - Patriotic - Politics

I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?
Bill Maher - America -
Criticism - Patriotic

Karl Rove described Obama as "the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini, and making snide comments about everyone who passes by." Unlike George Bush, who's the guy at the country club who makes snide comments, and then passes out. Now this characterization, of course, was something Mr. Rove just completely pulled out of his bulbous, gelatinous a$$, but remember this is America, a land where people believe anything they hear.
Bill Maher - Republican -
America - Criticism - Politics - Stupid - Belief

America has much to gain in terms of jobs and trade by meeting the growing world demand for advanced, environmentally sound technologies.
John McCain - Environmental
- Economy - Jobs

Probably the worst thing that has happened in America in my time is the decay of confidence in the courts. No one can be sure any more that in a given case they will uphold the plainest mandate of the Constitution. On the contrary, everyone begins to be more or less convinced in advance that they won't. Judges are chosen not because they know the Constitution and are in favor of it, but precisely because they appear to be against it.
H. L. Mencken - America - Law - Constitution

I was wise to quit writing for the Sun back in January, 1941, for it was obvious by then that Roosevelt would horn into the war soon or late, and I knew by bitter experience in the last war that I'd be throttled at once. Since then I have thought out many likely articles, but not one of them has been printable. In these days, indeed, my very vocabulary is prohibited. I couldn't so much as mention Roosevelt or Churchill or any of the other frauds without having to face a savage official onslaught, with all blows directed below the belt. The common notion that free speech prevails in the United States always makes me laugh.
H. L. Mencken - Government - Politics - Newspapers - America - Quitting - War - Freedom of Speech - Fraud

The course of the United States in World War II, I said, was dishonest, dishonorable, and ignominious, and the Sunpapers, by supporting Roosevelt's foreign policy, shared in this disgrace.
H. L. Mencken - America - War - Dishonesty - Newspapers - Foreign Policy

One of the main purposes of laws in a democratic society is to put burdens upon intelligence and reduce it to impotence. Ostensibly, their aim is to penalize anti-social acts; actually their aim is to penalize heretical opinions. At least ninety-five Americans out of every 100 believe that this process is honest and even laudable; it is practically impossible to convince them that there is anything evil in it. In other words, they cannot grasp the concept of liberty.
H. L. Mencken - Democracy - Law - Intelligent - Punishment - America - Evil - Liberty - Belief

Small and mid-sized companies in this country historically have been responsible for creating the overwhelming majority of new jobs in the private sector. One of the most-common misconceptions about our private enterprise system is that large companies, such as the Fortune 500, are integral to the process of job creation in this country. The truth is quite the opposite.
Michael Milken - Companies -
America - Jobs - Truth

The future of our country is not found in our boardrooms, but in our classrooms.
Michael Milken - Companies -
America - Education

There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.
Michael Moore - America - Religion - Influential


In spite of Bush's win, the majority of Americans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction (56%), think the war wasn't worth fighting (51%), and don’t approve of the job George W. Bush is doing (52%).
Michael Moore - America - Winning - Politicians
- War - President

The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
Michael Moore - Greed - America - War - Business - Rich - Government

These b**tards who run our country are a bunch of conniving, thieving, smug pricks who need to be brought down and removed and replaced with a whole new system that we control.
Michael Moore - America - Politicians - Criticism - Government


We both (He and Warren Buffett) insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most people in business. We do that because we like that kind of a life.
Charlie Munger - Smart - Thinking
- American - Business

The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe.
Barack Obama - Environmental - Global Warming - Action - Climate Change - World - Freedom - America - Failure

In my heart I know you didn't come here just for me, you came here because you believe in what this country can be. In the face of war, you believe there can be peace. In the face of despair, you believe there can be hope. In the face of a politics that's shut you out, that's told you to settle, that's divided us for too long, you believe we can be one people, reaching for what's possible, building that more perfect union.
Barack Obama - War - Encouragement - America - Politics - Belief

That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted-or at least, most of the time.
Barack Obama - America - Politicians - Dreams - Fear - Miracles - Thinking - Ideas - Hope
- Business

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. They imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though they weren't rich, because in a generous America you don't have to be rich to achieve your potential.
Barack Obama - Encouragement - Inspirational - America - Belief - Hope
- Family - Love - Success - School - Rich - Generous

People don't expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.
Barack Obama - America - Government - Solutions - Problems - Priorities - Change - Life - Opportunity


For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.
Michelle Obama -
Proud - USA - Change - Politics

We need to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation. We have lost our way. And it begins with inspiration. It begins with leadership.
Michelle Obama - USA - Change - Soul - Inspirational - Leadership

Barack, like any leader, is human. And, you know, our challenges in this country isn't finding the next person who's gonna deliver us from our own evil. Because our challenges are us. The challenges that this country faces is how are we as individuals in this society gonna change? What are we gonna do differently?
Michelle Obama - USA - Change - Politics - Leadership - Challenges - Society - Evil


It's hard to do it because you have got to look people in the eye and tell them they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's going to want to do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country (USA), you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period.
Bill O'Reilly - Poverty
- Responsible - Lazy - America - Success - Education

I'm calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly the poor in our society. I'm calling for all Americans to say, hey Pepsi, I'm not drinking your stuff. You want to hang around with Ludacris (a rap singer that Pepsi planned to use for advertising), you do that, I'm not hanging around with you. Am I wrong to do that?
Bill O'Reilly - Poverty
- Responsible - America - Encouragement - Advertising

You can say on one hand the market is crazy but it's not 1999. People have had their medicine from overexuberance. I find it really interesting that those two businesses, Yahoo! and Google, which are just online advertising businesses, are valued at more than the media behemoths in America.
James Packer - Advertising - Companies - Stock Market


I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly these past few days that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.
Sarah Palin -
Politicians - Politics - Media - Journalism - Opinions - Washington - America - News

Pray for our military men and women who are, striving to do what is right also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God. That is what we have to make sure we are praying for: that there is a plan, and that that plan is God's plan.. So bless them with your prayers. (said in a speech to graduating ministry students in 2008)
Sarah Palin -
America - Military - Weird - God - War - Prayer - Religion

Up here in Alaska we're sitting on billions of barrels of oil. We're sitting on hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas onshore and offshore. And it seems to be only the Republicans who understand that companies should be competing for the right to tap those resources, and get that energy source flowing into these hungry markets so that we will be less reliant on foreign sources of energy. In a volatile world, relying on foreign regimes that are not friendly to Americans, asking them to ramp up resource production for our benefit, that's nonsensical.
Sarah Palin -
Politicians - Politics - America - Oil - Republican - Energy - Pollution

The Federal Reserve and Congress have systematically taught the American people to trust the government and that caution in spending is harmful to the economy.
Ron Paul - Federal Reserve - American - Government - Trust - Spending - Economy - Congress

We’re bankrupting our country and we have an empire that we’re trying to defend which costs us $1 trillion a year. And the standard of living is going down today. It’s going down and the middle class is hurting because of the monetary policy. When you destroy a currency, the middle class gets wiped out.
Ron Paul - American - Military - Dollar - Money - Bankrupt - Monetary Policy - Currency - Middle Class

When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans. Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
Ron Paul - American - Government - Spending - Economy - Debt - Money - Monetary Policy - Taxes - Borrow - Politicians

New York's such a wonderful city. Although I was at the library today. The guy was very rude. I said, "I'd like a card." He says, "You have to prove you're a citizen of New York." So I stabbed him.
Emo Philips -
America - Funny - New York City

We are now spending half a trillion dollars on foreign oil, importing 62 percent of the oil we use, and we haven’t had the leadership in D.C. to do anything about it. We've got to move to other sources of energy. But we’ve gotten way behind, and will continue to pay the fiddler. It’s not a good future.
T. Boone Pickens - Politicians - Money - Energy - Oil - Dollar - Washington - Leadership - USA

Given the current state of our finances, we could sure use a quarter of a trillion dollars a year recycling through the U.S. economy rather than through the economies of Iran, Russia, and Venezuela.
T. Boone Pickens - Money - Oil - Dollar - USA - Finance - Economy
- Russia - Iran - Venezuela

Russia is an ancient country with historical, profound traditions and a very powerful moral foundation. And this foundation is a love for the Motherland and patriotism. Patriotism in the best sense of that word. Incidentally, I think that to a certain extent, to a significant extent, this is also attributable to the American people.
Vladimir Putin - Russia
- History - Patriotic - America

I met many Russians over the years who were convinced my brothers and I were a cabal, pulling strings behind the scenes to shape American policy. The Soviets had no conception of how a pluralistic democracy works and believed elected officials, up to and including the president of the United States, were only figureheads acting out the roles dictated to them by the real "powers that be" - in this case, my family.
David Rockefeller - Russia - America
- Democracy - Policy - Pluralism - Democracy - Dictate - Power - Cabal

For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with (Fidel) Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure.. one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
David Rockefeller - America - Power - World - Conspiracy Theories - Cabal - Ideology - Influential - Politics - Economy - Secret - Globalization - Economy - Guilty - International

Populists and isolationists ignore the tangible benefits that have resulted from our active international role during the past half-century.
David Rockefeller - America - Globalization - Populist - Isolationist - Ignorant - International


I think selling techniques are basically the same in every country, except there are different cultures that have different methods of negotiating. But real estate is the same, whether it happens to be in Australia or if it happens to be in New York.
George Ross - Selling - Australia - America - Real Estate - Negotiation

The libertarian creed, finally, offers the fulfillment of the best of the American past along with the promise of a far better future. Even more than conservatives... libertarians are squarely in the great classical liberal tradition that built the United States and bestowed on us the American heritage of individual liberty, a peaceful foreign policy, minimal government, and a free-market economy.
Murray Rothbard - Free Market - Government -
America - Liberal - Foreign Policy - Peace - Conservative - Libertarian

Having examined the nature of fractional reserve and of central banking, and having seen how the questionable blessings of Central Banking were fastened upon America, it is time to see precisely how the Fed, as presently constituted, carries out its systemic inflation and its control of the American monetary system.
Murray Rothbard - Fraud - Inflation -
America - Federal Reserve - Money - Banks - Central Bank - Fiat Money

Since leaving office in 1977, Dr. Kissinger has continued to play a highly influential role in U.S. politics, in the U.S. media, and in the Rockefeller world empire. It was Kissinger, along with David Rockefeller, who was decisive in the disastrous decision of President Carter to admit the recently toppled Shah of Iran, old friend and ally of the Rockefellers into the United States, a decision that led directly to the Iranian hostage crisis and to Carter's downfall.
Murray Rothbard - America - Government -
Foreign Policy - Iran - Influential - Crisis - Politics - Manipulation - Elite

Kissinger's major, and most lucrative role, has come as head of Kissinger Associates in New York City, founded on a loan obtained in 1982 from the international banking firm of E.M. Warburg, Pincus and Company. Nominally, Kissinger Associates (KA) is an "international consulting firm" but "consultant" covers many sins, and in KA's case, this means international political influence-peddling for its two dozen or so important corporate clients.
Murray Rothbard - America - Foreign Policy -
Influential - Politics - New York City - Loan - Manipulation - Elite - Ruling Class

I grew up in a working class family where there was no health insurance. I saw first hand the fracturing of the American dream and the bitterness that comes when there is no hope and a lot of despair. So I wanted to build the company, in a sense, that my father never got a chance to work for.
Howard Schultz - Employee - Family - America - Inspirational - Poverty - Companies - Hope


In the 1960s, if you introduced a new product to America, 90% of the people who viewed it for the first time believed in the corporate promise. Then 40 years later if you performed the same exercise less than 10% of the public believed it was true. The fracturing of trust is based on the fact that the consumer has been let down.
Howard Schultz - Lies - Truth - Trust - Customers - Companies - Products - America


Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - America - Family - Success - Career

Gangsta rappers, they call them. Not nearly as gangsta as the things that inspire them.. you know, a gangsta government that we operate under.
Russell Simmons - Government - America

America, you know, they always separate people because of race. They've been able to convince, 'The niggers are coming.' You know, the diversity that America has is so special. It's starting to really become a cool thing for young people. Not only because there are more mixes of people, but because people are more open-minded about each other. So I think in the future, America has a great, great opportunity, and mostly because of hip-hop.
Russell Simmons - Change - Opportunity - America

Liberal and conservative have lost their meaning in America. I represent the distracted center.
Jon Stewart - Politicians
- America

President Bush announced his new economic plan. The centerpiece was a proposed repeal of the dividend tax on stocks, a boon that could be worth millions of dollars to average Americans. Well, average stock-owning Americans. Technically, Americans who own a significant amount of shares in dividend-dealing companies. Well, rich people, that's what I'm trying to say. They're going to do really well with this.
Jon Stewart - Politicians
- America - President - Taxes - Rich - Stocks

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it's time America was run like a business.
Donald Trump - Accounting - Business -


If we don’t rededicate ourselves to education with the same attitude Americans have applied to going to the moon and fighting wars, the results will be profound. We will gradually lose our successful workforce.
Meg Whitman - Education -
America - Jobs - War - Determination - Attitude

Princeton has made an enormous difference in my life, and I am delighted to be able to express my gratitude in such a tangible way. The generosity of earlier generations of donors made it possible for me to attend Princeton as a young student from Hong Kong, and I have always wanted to do all I could to assure that students in the future.. from the United States and around the world.. will have the same kinds of opportunities I had to learn from faculty members who are leaders in their fields at a university that remains second to none in its commitment to teaching. (talking about his $100 million donation to Princeton University)
Gordon Wu - Philanthropy - Education - Help - America - Opportunities

This is a business that thrives on competition (Casino Resorts). For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the strip hosts the most violent competition in business in America.
Steve Wynn - Competition - Business


I've always been called a professional opportunist, and in the future I'm open to anything. We've spent a lot of time offshore, looking at opportunities in real estate outside the United States.
Sam Zell - Opportunity - Real Estate
- America

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