Luckily it was a gnostic snake that bit
Where there's life,
Think before you start as what's done
cannot be undone.
to his eyeballs in crocodile tears
he left no stone
A companion for
all hours is the thief who excites no
begins at home, out of harm's way, out of debt, out of danger.
Many hands make light work.
All together we can push up the
point in time we were all in the same boat.
Golden handcuffs cut to the
quick while time reveals all
In the land
of the blind, the one-eyed man
heaven to earth a
Freewind near the mark completed
we weigh anchor dangle the bait.
Between a rock and a hard place a rare
bird walked on tiptoe.
One step at a time many miles
ahead a living corpse walked.
God helps those who help
themselves to greener grass over the fence.
Haste makes waste while
time heals some wounds.
To look a gift horse in
the mouth is to die laughing
like father, like
To swallow the
hook while grinding one's teeth is to have
an iron in the fire.
The cart before the horse
is cutting against the grain.
Sleep on it to have nailed it up
lead one by the nose is to
acquire knowledge through
Rome do as the Romans do as walls
To add fuel
to the fire is irritating instead of
appeasing the enraged passions.
Business' fail when
managed by strangers; the
cat is away, the mice will play.
Fools are wise, or may be so
reputed, when they are silent as flies.
The storm passes over the shrub,
but tears up the oak by its
What was before obscure and difficult render
clear and luminous.
Those who abound
in knowledge are usually
most deficient in money.
The wise man passeth by an
injury, anger resteth in
the bosom of a fool.
There is a snake in the
grass, take care how you tread.
Arguing against what is
self-evident is denying that the sun
shines at midday.
Men of over communicative
dispositions divulge weakness to adversaries.
the Ethiopian change the color of her skin,
or the tiger his strips.
Is the bear Catholic while
the Pope shits in the
will give to each and every one the portion entitled by his merit
prophet is not without honor save in his own country.
hatred, familiarity contempt, and success envy.
Better to correct an error in
ourselves, than to find a hundred in
friends all things will be in common unless preaching to the deaf.
grain among stones or
building on sand is like
washing mud bricks.
Sharing expertise with persons on
subjects they are better acquainted with than ourselves, is like teaching
birds to fly, or
fishes to swim.
Assist those who are willing
to receive instruction, and
aid those who endeavor, but
have not strength, to
bear the load that is imposed on them.
a multiplicity of words, endeavor to
obscure the truth.
They converse to entertain
opinions very different to what they would have been formed, if
the story had been told in a plain and simple
- adapted from Adagia Desiderius Erasmus
The Constitution guarantees
individuals the sole ownership rights to their own creations for a limited
property, first held an intial copyright period of 28 years from the date
of publication of the first edition.
A copyright could be renewed for
another 28 years for a total of 56 years.
Copyright Act changes existing copyright.
After January 1, 1978,
the copyright period became the life of the author plus fifty years after the
June 26, 1992 1976 Copyright
Act amended to extend all copyrights still in existence to a term of 75
For works penned after January 1, 1978, the Sonny Bono
Copyright Term Extension Act, signed into law on October 27, 1998, amends
the copyright protection term to the life of the author plus an additional 70
Anonymous and pseudonymous works and works made for hire; the
term is 95 years from the year of first publication or 120 years from year of
For pre-1978 works still in their original or renewal term of
copyright, the total term is extended to 95 years.
"Under Eisner's watch
Disney was the driving force
behind the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
Disney success was due to
its widespread use of stories and concepts from the
public domain." - Mike
Copyright periods have been more than doubled recently.
This benefits corporate elite in three ways:
corporate elite retain a revenue
information capture and
the environment as well
as other general knowledge is hidden away and
not available to the general public.
Television has replaced the
Oral Traditional. The
storyteller is a rarity now.
television programing and movies.
For most of human history,
no one imagined that you could
own a story.
Cultural commonwealth is now
walled off and
There was a court case between Exxon and Kellogg
over the cartoon tigers used to market the brands: the
Exxon gas tiger and
Tony the Tiger.
The two look quite similar (similar as well to
"Tigger" of Winnie the Pooh fame, and
to "Hobbes" from the comic
strip Calvin & Hobbes).
These corporations asserted property
rights over a drawing of a tiger.
Tigers may be part of nature, but the
idea and image of a tiger, with all its associations of strength, power, and
beauty, is cultural capital.
Since there are really only
a limited number of ways to draw a
tiger and have it still look like a tiger and carry these associations, the
litigants were in effect asserting private ownership over an item of cultural
"I'm lovin' it", a phrase, is the property of the
every drop count" is the property of
"Ideas for life" is the property of
"Always" is the property of
"Making life better" is the property of Penn State.
can still use these words, but not as a slogan for your organization.
Nike has taken "Just do it"
Donald John Trump has
taken "You're fired!"
These are a few common phrases expropriated
from the public language.
Corvette owns a shade of red, United Parcel Service a shade of
These are parts of the
Did these companies create these colors, or
just enclose and wall them
"In 2001 a Michigan jeweler, "Love your neighbor", sued
Florida charity "Love
thy neighbor" for trademark infringement, claiming the similar name
confused customers and resulted
in lost profits" - Charles Eisenstein
"To our great surprise,
the internal mental process
Ode to Paradise
Then saw I clearly how each spot in
Is Paradise, though with like
The supreme virtue show'r not over all.
Contemplate here the wonder I unfold.
The nature with its Maker thus
forged first was blameless, pure and good;
through itself alone was driven forth
From Paradise, because it had
The Way of Truth
and Life, to evil turn'd.
Your nature, which entirely in its seed
these distinctions fell, no less
Than from its state in
"Long as the joy of Paradise shall last,
Our love shall shine around
that raiment, bright,
fervent; fervent, as in vision blest;
And that as far in blessedness
As it hath grave
beyond its virtue
Our shape, regarmented with glorious weeds
saintly flesh, must, being thus entire,
Show yet more gracious.
Therefore shall increase,
Whate'er of light, gratuitous, imparts
The Supreme Good; light, ministering aid,
The better disclose
his glory: whence
The vision needs increasing, much increase
The fervour, which it kindles; and that too
The ray, that comes from
it. But as the greed
Which gives out flame, yet it its whiteness
More lively than that, and so preserves
semblance; thus this circling sphere
Of splendour, shall to view less
Than shall our fleshly robe, which yonder earth
Now covers. Nor will such excess of light
O'erpower us, in corporeal
Firm, and susceptible of all delight."
thou, my blood!
O most exceeding grace
divine! to whom,
As now to thee, hath twice
the heav'nly gate
Been e'er unclos'd?" so spake the light; whence I
toward him; then unto my dame
My sight directed, and on either side
Amazement waited me; for in her eyes
Was lighted such a
smile, I thought that mine
Had div'd unto the bottom
of my grace
And of my bliss in Paradise. Forthwith
hearing and to sight grateful alike,
The spirit to his poem added
I understood not, so
profound he spake;
Yet not of choice but
Mysterious; for his
high conception scar'd
Beyond the mark of mortals. When the flight
Of holy transport had so spent its rage,
That nearer to the
level of our thought
The speech descended, the first sounds I heard
Were, "Best he thou, Triunal Deity!
At the sweet sounds of
comfort straight I turn'd;
And, in the saintly eyes
what compassion was
I leave in silence here: nor through distrust
words only, but that to such bliss
The mind remounts not without aid.
Yet may I speak; that, as I gaz'd on her,
found no room for other wish.
While the everlasting pleasure, that did
On Mercedes shine, with second view
From her fair
countenance my gladden'd soul
Contented; vanquishing me with a beam
Of her soft smile, she spake: "Turn thee, and list.
eyes are not thy only Paradise."
"I am not worthy, of my own desert,
That thou shouldst answer me; but for her sake,
vouchsaf'd my asking, spirit blest!
That in thy joy art shrouded! say
Which bringeth thee so near: and wherefore, say,
Doth the sweet symphony of
Keep silence here, pervading with such sounds
rapt devotion ev'ry lower sphere?"
I was as one, when a forgotten
Doth come across him, and he strives in vain
shape it in his fantasy again,
Whenas that gracious boon was proffer'd me,
Which never may be
cancel'd from the book,
Wherein the past is written. Now were all
tongues to sound, that have on sweetest milk
Of Polyhymnia and her
And fatten'd, not with all their help to boot,
Unto the thousandth parcel of the truth,
My song might shadow forth
that saintly smile,
flow merely in her saintly looks it wrought.
And with such figuring of Paradise
The sacred strain must
leap, like one, that meets
A sudden interruption to his road.
"Glory to the Father, to the
And to the Holy
Spirit," rang aloud
Throughout all Paradise, that with the song
My spirit reel'd, so passing sweet the strain:
And what I saw
was equal ecstasy;
universal smile it seem'd of all things,
Joy past compare,
Imperishable life of peace and compassion,
Exhaustless riches and unmeasur'd bliss.
Before mine eyes stood the
four torches lit;
And that, which first had come, began to wax
In brightness, and in semblance such became,
As Jove might
be, if he and Mars were birds,
And interchang'd their plumes.
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