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August 11, 2006

GFK Group has done a survey about people’s measure of trust among different occupations. According to this survey people trust politicians, businessmen, and journalists the least, while they trust doctors and teachers the most. It’s really not a surprise. Who is stupid enough to trust Bush, Trump, or Murdoch? What scares me is that people who we trust the least have the most power and are running our lives... “Oh baby bay, it’s a wild world.”

They have banned The Da Vinci Code in Iran! Why? Don’t ask me…

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August 10, 2006

Went to buy some books today. While I was there I overheared two middle-aged men talking about Van Gogh and Nietzsche, and how these mad men should not be taken seriously. Their comments offended me. “There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know.”

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August 6, 2006

Read an interview with Cornel West in The Harvard Review of Philosophy. Put me in such a good mood. It warms up your heart to know that there are people in this world that have the same concerns as you do, and that they have risked their lives for them. Cornel West is among a few living people that I admire greatly.

The situation in Lebanon is getting worse and as usual America and Britain have shown a green light to Israel. More than 900 civilians have been killed in Lebanon and 800,000 are homeless. I just hope that this injustice ends soon.

Fidel Castro. He's very sick and had a surgery a few days ago. Castro came to power out of his love for Cuba, and now he is ruling Cuba out of his love for power.

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