Aos portugueses resta continuar a trabalhar e pagar a riqueza da capital e seus habitantes. Até ao dia.
Sempre pensei na vida como se fosse um funil. As pessoas começam nas bordas do funil, têm imensas possibilidades e depois, à medida que envelhecem, o círculo é cada vez mais pequeno, até que saem pelo cano fora… As possibilidades estão todas lá, ao princípio. Mas a vida é mesmo uma diminuição das possibilidades. As pessoas têm sempre de escolher e quando escolhem, perdem sempre alguma coisa.
Vasco Pulido Valente
More pictures. The mind drinks less and less. Impatience. Highways full of crowds going somewhere, somewhere, somewhere, nowhere.
If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.
Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of “facts” they feel stuffed, but absolutely “brilliant” with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving.
The folly of mistaking a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself as an oracle, is inborn in us, Mr Valéry once said.
The statistics were laid out in a Justice Department report, which does not allege racial discrimination. When federal investigators looked at the race of the officers and the suspects, they found no statistically significant difference in the outcomes: 85 percent of victims and perpetrators in Philadelphia are black. It is the kind of data that has been nearly absent from the debate over police tactics that began with a deadly shooting in Ferguson, where a black and unarmed 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white cop. Commissioner Ramsey reminded people of the violence plaguing the city: “Folks need to quit killing each other. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m black myself.” Philadelphia saw more police shootings than New York, a city with five times the number of residents and officers.
Helena Matos no Observador