Tuesday October 2nd 2012

Thought for the Day

“Intolerance is itself a form of violence
and an obstacle to the growth
of a true democratic spirit.”

Mahatma Gandhi
(1869-1948)

Mohandas Karamchand GandhiMohandas Karamchand Gandhi, often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi “Great Soul” he was the preeminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence, which helped India to gain independence, and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Source | Autobiography


afterthoughts

History Today October 2nd

  • 1925 – John Logie Baird first test of a working television system.
  • Peanuts gang1950 – “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz is first published. Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran until February 2000. The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of the comic strip, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being”, according to Robert Thompson of Syracuse University. more »
  • 1959 – The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall

    1967 –Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) becomes the first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson he was the Court’s 96th justice. He also served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being appointed by President John F. Kennedy, and then served as the Solicitor General after being appointed by Johnson in 1965…more »

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    Spirituality / Inspiration


Birthdays Today October 2nd

  • 1869 – Mahatma Gandhi political and spiritual leader of India
  • 1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1951 – Sting, English musician and actor
  • 1957 – Kate St John, English musician, and composer
  • 1958 – Wayne Toups, Cajun singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Gillian Welch, American singer and songwriter
  • 1974 – Sam Roberts, Canadian singer and songwriter
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Word for the Day: intolerance;

the act of being intolerant.

in·tol·er·ant adjective

Definition of intolerant:

  1. unable or unwilling to endure or share
  2. unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression especially in religious matters
  3. unwilling to grant or share social, political, or professional rights

Definition of tolerance:

  1. sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own

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Example Sentences: intolerance

  1. Roberts intolerance had everyone on edge and fearful of reprisal.
  2. Being intolerant means that you are right and everyone else is wrong.

Example Sentences: tolerance

  1. His tolerance level is high because he is open-minded about all beliefs.
  2. Being tolerant is a critical skill if you want to excel in retail.
  3. We have a zero tolerance level for that type of behavior.

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