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A tinfoil wrapper doesn’t make a bum cigar taste any better.
     —    William Feather
Corruption is worse than prostitution.  The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
     —    Karl Kraus
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On This Day In:
2017 I’m Seeing It, Too
2016 Personal Decisions
2015 Verbal Fluency
2014 Familiar
2013 Unbending
2012 Simple Sayings
2011 Wupped Again?
2010 3 and 1…
Musical Notes…
Doubt Tries…
Northwest Passages – Evening Two
The Beierly’s Web Site

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When people treat corruption as a routine part of the process, you have something far worse than wrongdoing or moral failing.  You have a political cancer that breeds cynicism about democratic government and infects all of society.
     —    Edward William Brooke III
Former Republican US Senator for Massachusetts
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:  http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/
The specific post was:  http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/from-leonard-durso-when-people-treat-corruption-as-a-routine-part-of-the-process-you-have-something-far-worse-than-wrongdoing-or-moral-failing-you-have-leo/
Please visit the original site if you have a spare minute.     —     KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Our Thirst
2016 History Favors The Victor
2015 This We’ll Leave Them
2014 Sounds Like Faux News To Me
2013 Reasons
2012 American Libertarianism
2011 The Goal

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See, that’s the tragedy of the human condition.  No one WANTS to be corrupted by power when they set out to get it.  They have good, even noble reasons for doing whatever it is they do.  They don’t want to misuse it, they don’t want to abuse it, and they don’t want to become vicious monsters.  Good people, decent people, set out to take the high road, to pick up power without letting it change them or push them away from their ideals.
But it keeps happening anyway.
History is full of it.  As a rule, people aren’t good at handling power.  And the second you start to think you’re better at controlling your power than anyone else, you’ve already taken the first step.
   —    Harry Dresden
The narrative character in the novel: “Cold Days
Written by:  Jim Butcher
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2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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