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I love quotes. So, here's a bunch of quotes and passages.


“Evil is evil, Stregobor,” said the witcher seriously as he got up. “Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I’m not a pious hermit. I haven't done only good in my life. But if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

The Last Wish



“Tell me, Tool, what dominates your thoughts?'
The Imass shrugged before replying.
'I think of futility, Adjunct.'
'Do all Imass think about futility?'
'No. Few think at all.'
'Why is that?'
The Imass leaned his head to one side and regarded her.
'Because Adjunct, it is futile.”

Gardens of the Moon



“Dear friend…'

The Witcher swore quietly, looking at the sharp, angular, even runes drawn with energetic sweeps of the pen, faultlessly reflecting the author’s mood. He felt once again the desire to try to bite his own backside in fury. When he was writing to the sorceress a month ago he had spent two nights in a row contemplating how best to begin. Finally, he had decided on “Dear friend.” Now he had his just deserts.

'Dear friend, your unexpected letter – which I received not quite three years after we last saw each other – has given me much joy. My joy is all the greater as various rumours have been circulating about your sudden and violent death. It is a good thing that you have decided to disclaim them by writing to me; it is a good thing, too, that you are doing so so soon. From your letter it appears that you have lived a peaceful, wonderfully boring life, devoid of all sensation. These days such a life is a real privilege, dear friend, and I am happy that you have managed to achieve it.

I was touched by the sudden concern which you deigned to show as to my health, dear friend. I hasten with the news that, yes, I now feel well; the period of indisposition is behind me, I have dealt with the difficulties, the description of which I shall not bore you with. It worries and troubles me very much that the unexpected present you received from Fate brings you worries. Your supposition that this requires professional help is absolutely correct. Although your description of the difficulty – quite understandably – is enigmatic, I am sure I know the Source of the problem. And I agree with your opinion that the help of yet another magician is absolutely necessary. I feel honoured to be the second to whom you turn. What have I done to deserve to be so high on your list?

Rest assured, my dear friend; and if you had the intention of supplicating the help of additional magicians, abandon it because there is no need. I leave without delay, and go to the place which you indicated in an oblique yet, to me, understandable way. It goes without saying that I leave in absolute secrecy and with great caution. I will surmise the nature of the trouble on the spot and will do all that is in my power to calm the gushing source. I shall try, in so doing, not to appear any worse than other ladies to whom you have turned, are turning or usually turn with your supplications. I am, after all, your dear friend. Your valuable friendship is too important to me to disappoint you, dear friend.

Should you, in the next few years, wish to write to me, do not hesitate for a moment. Your letters invariably give me boundless pleasure.

Your friend Yennefer'

The letter smelled of lilac and gooseberries.

Geralt cursed.”

Blood of Elves



"They'd ride at night up along the western mesa two hours from the ranch and sometimes he'd build a fire and they could see the gaslights at the hacienda gates far below them floating in a pool of black and sometimes the lights seemed to move as if the world down there turned on some other center and they saw stars fall to earth by the hundreds and she told him stories of her father's family and of Mexico. Going back they'd walk the horses into the lake and the horses would stand and drink with the water at their chests and the stars in the lake bobbed and tilted where they drank and if it rained in the mountains the air would be close and the night more warm and one night he left her and rode down along the edge of the lake through the sedge and willow and slid from the horses back and pulled off his boots and his clothes and walked out into the lake where the moon slid away before him and ducks gabbled out there in the dark.

The water was black and warm and he turned in the lake and spread his arms in the water and the water was so dark and so silky and he watched across the still black surface to where she stood on the shore with the horse and he watched where she stepped from her pooled clothing so pale, so pale, like a chrysalis emerging, and walked into the water. She paused midway to look back. Standing there trembling in the water and not from the cold for there was none.

Do not speak to her. Do not call. When she reached him he held out his hand and she took it. She was so pale in the lake she seemed to be burning. Like foxfire in a darkened wood. That burned cold. Like the moon that burned cold. Her black hair floating on the water about her, falling and floating on the water. She put her other arm about his shoulder and looked toward the moon in the west do not speak to her do not call and then she turned her face up to him. Sweeter for the larceny of time and flesh, sweeter for the betrayal. Nesting cranes that stood singlefooted among the cane on the south shore had pulled their slender beaks from their wingpits to watch. Me quieres? she said. Yes, he said. He said her name. God yes, he said."

All The Pretty Horses



"You've finally found me! Oh, Geralt! I waited all this time! Yes, a terribly long time... We'll stay together now, won't we? Now we'll be together, right? Say it, Geralt! Forever! Say it!"
"Forever, Ciri."
"Yes, just like they said! Geralt! Like they said... I'm your destiny? Say it! I'm your destiny?"
"You're something more, Ciri. Something more."

Sword of Destiny



"He was a long time going to sleep. After a while he turned and looked at the man. His face in the small light streaked with black from the rain like some old world thespian. Can I ask you something? he said.

Yes. Of course.

Are we going to die?

Sometime. Not now."

The Road



“We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out…we creep in upon ourselves and with big eyes stare into the night…and thus we wait for morning.”

All Quiet On The Western Front



“When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war, You could blame the idiots who made the war. You could blame Kiowa for going to it. You could blame the rain. You could blame the river. You could blame the field, the mud, the climate. You could blame the enemy. You could blame the mortar rounds. You could blame people who were too lazy to read a newspaper, who were bored by the daily body counts, who switched channels at the mention of politics. You could blame whole nations. You could blame God. You could blame the munitions makers or Karl Marx or a trick of fate of an old man in Omaha who forgot to vote.”

The Things They Carried



“When I lost my sight, Werner, people said I was brave. When my father left, people said I was brave. But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don't you do the same?”

All The Light We Cannot See



“I’ve fought in three campaigns,” he began. “In seven pitched battles. In countless raids and skirmishes and desperate defences, and bloody actions of every kind. I’ve fought in the driving snow, the blasting wind, the middle of the night. I’ve been fighting all my life, one enemy or another, one friend or another. I’ve known little else. I’ve seen men killed for a word, for a look, for nothing at all. A woman tried to stab me once for killing her husband, and I threw her down a well. And that’s far from the worst of it. Life used to be cheap as dirt to me. Cheaper.

“I’ve fought ten single combats and I won them all, but I fought on the wrong side and for all the wrong reasons. I’ve been ruthless, and brutal, and a coward. I’ve stabbed men in the back, burned them, drowned them, crushed them with rocks, killed them asleep, unarmed, or running away. I’ve run away myself more than once. I’ve pissed myself with fear. I’ve begged for my life. I’ve been wounded, often, and badly, and screamed and cried like a baby whose mother took her tit away. I’ve no doubt the world would be a better place if I’d been killed years ago, but I haven’t been, and I don’t know why.”

He looked down at his hands, pink and clean on the stone. “There are few men with more blood on their hands than me. None, that I know of. The Bloody-Nine they call me, my enemies, and there’s a lot of ’em. Always more enemies, and fewer friends. Blood gets you nothing but more blood. It follows me now, always, like my shadow, and like my shadow I can never be free of it. I should never be free of it. I’ve earned it. I’ve deserved it. I’ve sought it out. Such is my punishment.”

The Blade Itself



“However...," Satan said.
Bick sighed. "However, I didn't count on the growing interference of lawyers, regulators, bureaucrats and politicians into my business. I swear it seems that every year they stick their noses into more and more."
Lucifer chuckled. "Sorry about that-I outdid myself there.”

The Six-Gun Tarot



“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life”

The Goldfinch



“Back then, when everybody thought the world would last forever, nobody had time for anything.”

The Leftovers



“All of them, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves these Maginot Lines against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy who never attacked that way-if he ever attacked at all; if he was indeed the enemy.”

A Separate Peace



“It seemed clear that wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart”

A Separate Peace



“Nothing endures. Not a tree. Not love. Not even death by violence.”

A Separate Peace



"Summon the bitches."

The Witcher III

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Don't y'all just love how NeoMcCarthyism is rattling federal US politics?


It's an entertaining year, that's for sure.
Wait, you mean Muller isn't investigating President Nixon?!


I know! Shocker.

Apparently Muller is working on it.

And we'll see where he gets to, if anywhere.

The very best you can say is that Trump's campaign had sketchy Russian connections (Mannafort) and sketchy Turkish connections (Flynn). It is easy to imagine that Trump, a relative new comer to the political stage wouldn't be aware, or at least aware of how problematic, this could become. I think its completely understandable that his legal counsel is ultra cautious. I haven't really been following the story but I haven't heard they are obstructing.

One possible path of many. Or, there's nothing really to any of this and there was no collusion; also a possible path.

@The Harbinger of Ferocity I'll refer you to Penny's quote

Not only that, but the question that remains is, if Trump or his staff staff never had anything to hide, how come they never give a full story? Like the meeting with Donald Jr. and the the Russian lawyer. Why did it take weeks for them to admit it was not just him, but in fact 8 people in the room? It took multiple occasions of questions and reports to find out something Donald Jr. could have just outright stated. This is a consistent trend within the Trump administration. If they do have nothing to hide, they're doing a poor job at it.

The implication is that Watergate is equivalent to this. They are different cases, with a different set of facts, so in the end bringing up Watergate doesn't have much relevance other than that yes, investigations can take a long time.

Also, when you're involved in those sort of legal situation: you don't often say much because people have accidentally incriminated themselves before when they didn't do anything. There is reason for saying this, or not saying that.

In the end, this doesn't matter so much because nothing to date has been released on the Trump, Jr. meeting to prove, well, anything. As of this moment, there is no proof of information having exchanged hands.

ADDED: We're getting into speculation of motives and what not here, and that's a shady as fuck place to get because once again, we're like blind people grasping about in the dark. The focus should be: crime committed? crime not committed? prove it.
First off. These two agents did not start the investigation. They did not run it. They were both removed from it as soon as Mueller discovered their opinions on Trump.

And then when there were inquiries about their removal, there was a significant amount of stonewalling.

They didn't push forward because of their bias. These messages were from before the investigation began. Questioning the credibility of the entire investigation over two dismissed agents is idiotic. Neither one has been involved in the investigation for months now.

1) We don't know that.

2) Time of message does not really matter, they were apart of the investigation at the beginning.

3) Questioning the removal of the two agents wasn't exactly handled with transparency. The lack of transparency surrounding removing agents with extreme anti-Trump bias is more than a good enough reason to question the credibility of the entire investigation. Call it idiotic all you want; whatever.

He was a Trump apointee. He was the man that pushed for Trump to dismiss Comey.

And if he did, he may have had political motivations to do so. Trump's appointing of him may have been a mistake on Trump's part. There's still nothing of serious relevance here.

True. But Mueller was considered by Trump to replace Comey. His track record of bipartisanship speaks for itself.

You call it a track record of bipartisanship, I say there is no real record of bipartisanship. Your word. My word. Fox's word, or CNN's word. This one comes down to perspective.

What is the 'correct opinion' then? Your own? It shows that this is a commonly held opinion that Trump is an idiot.

Who knows? You think you're correct. I think I'm correct. You might be right. I might be right. We might both be half right, or a quarter right. All I'm saying with that particular statement was that popular consensus does not equate to accuracy.

The question still remains: so what? I can think anyone's an idiot on any given day just like any other person. Who took the poll? Where did they take the poll? What was the political ideology of the person answering the poll? I don't care if you or anyone thinks Trump (or someone else) is an idiot because it has no substantive meaning with regards to legitimate discussion revolving around meaningful data. I'm not sure what you intend to prove by saying the commonly held view of the public is that Trump is an idiot. Are you saying that he's an idiot because someone else thinks so?

That website reeks of bias.

“Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work.” I wonder how they'd feel about a Clinton investigation.

Probably all websites reek of bias. Philosophically speaking, people are biased. CNN or the Huff Post can get something right just as much as Fox News or Breitbart can.

And to answer your wondering: who can know? That's speculation of the author's thoughts with little to no evidence to prove your harbored beliefs as to what their feelings might be. I'm inclined to agree with their sentiment as to one thing: we shouldn't need special prosecutors, the system shouldn't be so corrupted and untrusted that we can't investigate and imprison criminal wrongdoing amongst our politicians who have done wrong.

How many coincidences have we seen with members of the Trump administration and their ties to Russia?

It's not a bad (or criminal, even) thing to have "ties" with Russia, so long as they're not ties that are of a criminal nature. Many of these ties have different meanings depending on which side you ask. Manafort and company may indeed be guilty of something, but we've got no idea what. Manafort was removed long ago. Flynn was removed after he'd misled the VP. In any case, these are ongoing stories with an ending we're only grasping at through the dark.

Well that's your (biased) opinion. The investigation has given way to indictments of several people. No one knows whats going to happen next in it. Investigations take time.


That's the reason for the line separation. Indeed, it is my biased opinion. There is no such thing as an unbiased opinion. I can only take what there is available at hand and then make my own judgment call on the matter. And I already stated that I have no idea how long the investigation will go on or what will be the end result. I'm taking a guess, that's all. Your guess would, as I'd suspect, probably be different than my own.

Here's an opinion piece from a website I hardly ever agree with. There's what, I would call, a lot of relevant information in there regarding the credibility of the investigation.

<Snipped quote by The Spectre>

This is a terrible attempt at discrediting the entire investigation via guilt by association.

Two former people on Mueller's team, who were both fired by Mueller for having 'anti-Trump bias', shared opinions in privacy before the investigation began. FBI agents are allowed to have opinions, especially on a man that has attacked the FBI several times.
Opinions commonly shared by the public. An opinion also shared by the Trump appointed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Both agents were removed before the press even learned about their 'bias'. They haven't been involved in the investigation for months now.

The deputy attorney, Rod Rosenstein is behind Mueller and sees no reason to fire him. He was the one that appointed the special council.



The investigation has led to the indictments of four people. Flynn, Manafort, Papadopoulos and Gates.

Mueller ain't going away.




The real concerning thing here is that the head of DOJ used their power to assassinate the character of two private citizens by leaking their text messages sent in privacy to the press.


“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in [deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe’s] office that there's no way he gets elected -- but I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40…”

I don't know, man. That's a pretty sketchy text message that potentially suggests launching an investigation with no proof for a prolonged period of time in order to sink him and his approval numbers.

Yes, an agent can harbor an opinion, but any eagerness to push forward because of their bias does throw some doubts upon the credibility of the investigation.

Also, some other things:

1) Good for Rod Rosenstein. So what? This does not mean Rod Rosenstein harbors no political biases or motivations of his own.

2) Good for Mueller and his party registration. So what? Joe Scarborough was/is a Republican, but that doesn't mean he follows Republican ideology to a T. Jeff Flake is a republican, but does that mean he's absolutely true to that to every single letter? Simply, the answer is no. People call people Democrats and Republicans "in name only" for a reason. Just because you are labeled or registered in a particular manner does not make you an unbiased party.

3) The public opinion is another 'so what?' moment here. Public opinion does not equate to the correct opinion.

Too many coincidences revolving around Mueller and his investigation. Far too many.

As it stands, I have no idea how long this investigation will go on. My opinion is that they have, and will continue to have nothing (on Trump), but will continue the investigation for as long as possible because the longer they can keep the shroud hovering above the more they can sway a decent number of the general public's thought on Trump and his administration.
<Snipped quote by Dark Wind>




Yes, people have the right to refuse to state the parts in the oath/pledge that reference God, but those lines still exist in the texts.



Depending on the definition of mostly, religion is still very abound in the US government, and it tends to have a Christian tilt.


1) Three picture links that say 'God' but doesn't necessarily distinguish which God. As stated before this post, the Constitution was founded on the idea that our rights are inalienable and bestowed upon us by our creator. That's it. In other words, Christianity still does not dictate governance: the Constitution does. And you just said it yourself, you don't have to say 'God' because that is your right to do or not do as allowed by the Constitution.

2) I will concede that the founding of America was strongly about the freedom to believe in one's own religion without being lawfully punished for doing so. So, it naturally makes sense that many of our government buildings would have Christian allusions especially because Christianity was the predominant and still is predominant religion of the country. This is still not proof that Christianity governs the United States. Parts of our framework of laws are certainly influenced by the Ten Commandments (like laws against murder, thieving, being a false witness), but a significant number of other countries also follow such laws.

3) The states you linked are a total of eight which constitutes a minority. Those laws are also unenforceable therefore making them irrelevant. The one thing you and me would agree here is that those laws are unconstitutional and should be immediately abolished.

4) Religious reference does not equal religious governance.

To sum this all up: Christianity is absolutely entrenched in the fabric of our country's foundational history so it makes sense that we'd see such references. However, allusions to the faith are not laws and are not a governing aspect of any relevance outside of the unconstitutional laws that you linked. We could have a long discussion about how we've walked all over the constitution with the ever-growing power of our federal government regardless of religious intervention or non-religious intervention. My point still remains that, in the modern day religion holds no significant sway in governance within the U.S.A. We are not some Christian theocracy, we are a republic with allusions to a higher power and have remained so.

The better question here is: So what?
Why.


For starters, I'll preface this by saying I wish there were more countries on the list to be banned. However, that may be naive on my part because I understand there are other political factors in play preventing such a decision. I'm interested to see if more countries of predominant Islamic faith will be added, or not.

1) Europe faces the plight of mass Muslim refugees, and refugees of all sorts period. No Go Zones are a real thing, and I think it's wise to be preemptive rather than allow our country to follow the same path of let's say... Sweden.

2) The Muslim faith, until it is reformed, is largely not compatible with western values. Their religion is law whereas the United States has mostly cut religion out of law and governance.

3) Terrorism, plain and simple.

Until we can find a demonstrably effective plan on vetting, no person from a terrorism-laden country should be permitted travel to the States.
SCOTUS upheld executive order 13769, more commonly known as the Muslim ban.


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I am a monster.
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