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“Intellectual freedom is essential to human society—freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship. ⬇️

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Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture.” — andrei sakharov

US politics: GOP covid relief $ to include Trust Act 

GOP coronovirus relief package to include Mitt Romney's Trust Act bill that would 'fast-track social security and medicare cuts'

commondreams.org/news/2020/07/

here is the bill, S. 2733:

congress.gov/bill/116th-congre

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Snap dragons are very pretty, but when the flowers die, their seed pods turn into creepy little skulls! 💀💀💀

Former Officials Say The Elite Border Patrol Unit Sent To Confront Portland Protesters Is Like A “Fish Out Of Water”

buzzfeednews.com/article/hamed

the National Audubon Society has released all of John James Audubon's magnificent watercolors from his classic work Birds of America (1827-1838) as free, high-resolution downloads for printing. woo!

audubon.org/birds-of-america

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“Intellectual freedom is essential to human society—freedom to obtain and distribute information, freedom for open-minded and unfearing debate, and freedom from pressure by officialdom and prejudices. Such a trinity of freedom of thought is the only guarantee against an infection of people by mass myths, which, in the hands of treacherous hypocrites and demagogues, can be transformed into bloody dictatorship. ⬇️

Freedom of thought is the only guarantee of the feasibility of a scientific democratic approach to politics, economics and culture.” — andrei sakharov

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