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Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
by Ike Skelton

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
healthier lives.
We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
- Ike Skelton

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

During the 2000 election, the current administration told our military,
help is on the way.
That is clearly not the case.
The administration has failed to request the funds
needed for the defense of this Nation.
We must give the Army what it needs.
- Ike Skelton

It is vital that Iraq and the United States together
send the clearest possible signal that those who commit
acts of violence against American military forces and
American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty.
- Ike Skelton

 

Congress must make it clear that common animal waste
will not expose farmers to liability under Superfund,
while ensuring continued action to clean up legitimate
hazardous waste sites around the nation.
- Ike Skelton

Today nearly every combat brigade located within the
United States would report that they are not ready for duty.
They are at the lowest levels of readiness.
- Ike Skelton

The number of attacks on the American and allied forces
is at the highest level since the insurgency began
despite the increase of America combat operations and
the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions.
- Ike Skelton

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Guard units in the U.S.
are suffering severe equipment shortages which will
affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States,
such as Katrina.
- Ike Skelton

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability,
from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton

That the Iraqi Government is considering a political
deal granting amnesty to insurgents who have attacked
or killed American service members is not just shocking -
the idea of amnesty for insurgents is an outrage.
- Ike Skelton

Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply
with a variety of federal,
state, and local regulations as they grow the crops
and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world.
- Ike Skelton

In the three years since our nation began operations in Iraq,
more than 2,500 Americans have been killed and more
than 18,000 Americans have been seriously wounded.
- Ike Skelton

Better treatment and detection methods have also improved
the survival rate for people with cancer,
and for the first time in history, this year the absolute
number of cancer deaths in the U.S.
has decreased.
- Ike Skelton

We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere,
North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like.
We must be prepared for any future threat.
That is why it is important that this be a transition year,
2006.
- Ike Skelton

The insurgents are Baathists and Sunnis in Iraq who
have as their goal a separate and distinct one of toppling
the government that is there and creating their own.
- Ike Skelton

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

In fact, because of their connection to the land,
farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else.
They are some of the best environmentalists around.
- Ike Skelton

In addition to relieving patient suffering,
research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic
and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis,
arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases,
cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
- Ike Skelton

Our country will not stand for any political plan that
includes amnesty for insurgents.
- Ike Skelton

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

I see myself as a true modernist.
Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist.
I go to the past for research.
I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
- Vera Wang

Modern travelling is not travelling at all;
it is merely being sent to a place,
and very little different from becoming a parcel.
- John Ruskin

I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now,
and I always wanted to put it to music.
- Lou Reed

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that
it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer,
the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of
the sea as exploit a highway.
- Joseph Conrad

There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman'
who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman
and need not commit himself to any religious belief.
- Evelyn Waugh

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf;
is better than a whole loaf.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The printing press is either the greatest blessing
or the greatest curse of modern times,
sometimes one forgets which it is.
- E. F. Schumacher

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

The task of the modern educator
is not to cut down jungles,
but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

The three great elements of modern civilization,
Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
- Thomas Carlyle

We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon.
- Alex Campbell

I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers.
- Michael Palin

When modern writers gave up telling stories,
they gave up the greatest thing we had.
- Howard Nemerov

A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted
that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.
- Jerry Harrison

The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperone.
- Amy Vanderbilt

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view.
I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
- Robert Fripp

The modern work of art, as I have said,
is a symbol.
- Herbert Read

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

As far as modern writing is concerned,
it is rarely rewarding to translate it,
although it might be easy.
Translation is very much like copying paintings.
- Boris Pasternak

Music is a gut thing.
You're working in a medium which is more in touch with
the primal than the modern.
A gig is a ritual.
There's a congregation.
- Siobhan Fahey

London is a modern Babylon.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform
opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
- Jacques Ellul

I much prefer the modern world.
- Keith Henson

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton


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