Although my view is a world-wide one and my area of observation is Europe, the nation closest to my heart is, understandably, my homeland. And it is a fortunate coincidence, fortunate in terms of the explanation of the world, that it is this country which is the clearest example of the playground of destructive development in the whole world.
I trust that the Duke of Edinburgh will not disagree that this ancient capital whose name he bears, with its legal and ecclesiastical headquarters and its worldwide reputation for quality education and financial management has nonetheless until now seemed like a body with its heart missing.Steel, David Martin Scott Steel, Baron
For hundreds of millions of years, Sex was the most efficient method for propagating information of dubious provenance: the origins of all those snippets of junk DNA are lost in the sands of reproductive history. Move aside, Sex: the world-wide Web has usurped your role.seth lloyd
A widely heralded view holds that nuclear power is experiencing a dramatic worldwide revival and vibrant growth, because it’s competitive, necessary, reliable, secure, and vital for fuel security and climate protection. That’s all false. In fact, nuclear power is continuing its decades-long collapse in the global marketplace because it’s grossly uncompetitive, unneeded, and obsolete—so hopelessly uneconomic that one needn’t debate whether it’s clean and safe; it weakens electric reliability and national security; and it worsens climate change compared with devoting the same money and time to more effective options.amory lovins
In absolute terms, I am the most legally persecuted man of all times, in the whole history of mankind, worldwide.Silvio Berlusconi
During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts. Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages, there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale...david bohm
Drewermann's contribution is indispensable for two reasons: because he takes mental/spiritual suffering seriously and works for the liberation of those who "all their life long, crippled and cramped by fear, were prevented from risking themselves in life." Secondly, because he does something for the worldwide Church which Latin American liberation theologians cannot achieve but need: he challenges the megainstitution's attempt to stabilize power by means of fear and names authoritarian religion "a form of violence."eugen drewermann
I would hope that American managers - indeed, managers worldwide - continue to appreciate what I have been saying almost from day one: that management is so much more than exercising rank and privilege, that it is much more than "making deals." Management affects people and their lives.Peter Drucker
I urge Governments to considerably reduce funds allocated to the military, not only as a disarmament issue, but also as a potential contributor to social and environmental protection and call for the holding of referenda on this issue worldwide.alfred de zayas
We share the collective idea of ANONYMOUS worldwide; we are the people . We believe in non-violent, peaceful civil disobedience.Anonymous introductory page for Anonymous UK
The church was first established and organized with a world-wide mission for a world-wide work.The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Roland Allen (p. 96)
...the town of Sheffield is of great antiquity, and its manufactures are of world-wide reputation, especially that of cutlery, which has been celebrated for more than 500 years.Petition for city status to Queen Victoria from Sheffield Town Council, 1 February 1893.
The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.James Tobin in: Tom Karier Intellectual Capital: Forty Years of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Cambridge University Press, 30 August 2010, p.140
Wikileaks' silencing was sought by antidemocratic governments worldwide - including China, whose censors work mightily to block all access to the site. Wikileaks' plug was pulled, ironically, (not in China) but by a federal judge in San Francisco.Peter Scheer, California First Amendment Coalition — reported in Elias, Thomas D. (March 17, 2008). "A victory for freedom of the press". Long Beach Press-Telegram: p. 11A.
Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.al gore
The defiance of established authority , religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.hannah arendt
There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?Arms dealer Yuri Orlov (played by Nicolas Cage), Lord of War, 2005 .
More than 1326 species of insects have been reported in commercial cotton fields worldwide but only a small proportion are pests .G.A.Matthews, J.P. Tunstall (1994), p.41
Thou warden of the western gate, above Manhattan Bay, The fogs of doubt that hid thy face are driven clean away: Thine eyes at last look far and clear, thou liftest high thy hand To spread the light of liberty world-wide for every land.henry van dyke
I have more confidence in the charity which begins in the home and diverges into a large humanity, than in the worldwide philanthropy which begins at the outside of our horizon to converge into egotism.Mrs. Jameson, p. 48. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
There is only one possible route of action, Greenhouse gases have to be radically reduced and it has to happen worldwide. Until now, the U.S. has kept its eyes shut to this emergency. [Americans] make up a mere 4 percent of the population, but are responsible for close to a quarter of emissions.Jürgen Trittin, Der Spiegel Online (30 August 2005).
Twenty years ago, on June 5, 1989, following weeks of huge protests in Beijing and a crackdown that resulted in the deaths of hundreds, a lone man stepped in front of a column of tanks rumbling past Tiananmen Square.:; The moment instantly became a symbol of the protests as well as a symbol against oppression worldwide an anonymous act of defiance seared into our collective consciousnesses.Patrick Witty, "Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen," in The New York Times LENS Blog (2009) Witty, Patrick. Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen. The New York Times LENS Blog. Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
Large elements in order brought, And tracts of calm from tempest made, And world-wide fluctuation sway'd, In vassal tides that follow'd thought.Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849), CXII, Stanza 4.
World-wide apart, and yet akin, As showing that the human heart Beats on forever as of old.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
An estimated 5,000 economic, political, and religious groups operate in the United States alone at any given time, with 2.5 million members. Over the last ten years, cults have used tactics of coercive mind control to negatively impact an estimated 20 million victims in the last ten years. worldwide figures are even greater.Margaret Singer (1997) Cults in Our Midst; cited in Jeff Spanke (2008) Second Hand Out. p. 251
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