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When citizens are obligated to pay perpetual sums of money to avoid the seizure of their rightly-owned property, they can never consider themselves anything greater than tenants on land controlled by the government.
Sep 22, 2014 / 216 notes
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Yo-Yo Ma, Bach Cello Suite No. 1 (Prelude) 

But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.

Anne Brontë

Sep 22, 2014 / 7 notes
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Evan’s Estate Italian Rose Garden, Beverly, MA. Now a park - I grew up playing hide and seek there. 
Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note

Evan’s Estate Italian Rose Garden, Beverly, MA. Now a park - I grew up playing hide and seek there. 

Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note
You know what calms me down the most? Success. You can’t meditate me out of my ideas.
Kanye West
Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note
The Breakers, Newport RI. The Vanderbilt’s had the fireplace shipped to Newport from a 16th century chateau in Burgundy. 
Sep 22, 2014 / 6 notes

The Breakers, Newport RI. The Vanderbilt’s had the fireplace shipped to Newport from a 16th century chateau in Burgundy. 

Those who have ever valued liberty for its own sake believed that to be free to choose, and not to be chosen for, is an inalienable ingredient in what makes human beings human.
Isaiah Berlin
Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note
Boston- the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Location of the theft of $500 Million worth of art. It was the largest private property theft ever. Art stolen included:
- 5 drawings by Degas
- “A Lady and a Gentleman in Black” by Rembrandt
- “The Storm in the Sea of Galilee” by Rembrandt 
- “The Concert” by Vermeer
- Self Portrait by Rembrandt 
- “Chez Tortoni” by Manet 
The crime has yet to be solved, and none of the pieces of artwork have turned up. The FBI is offering a $5 Million reward for information leading to recovery. The statute of limitations on the crime itself has passed.  
Sep 22, 2014 / 2 notes

Boston- the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Location of the theft of $500 Million worth of art. It was the largest private property theft ever. Art stolen included:

- 5 drawings by Degas

- “A Lady and a Gentleman in Black” by Rembrandt

- “The Storm in the Sea of Galilee” by Rembrandt 

- “The Concert” by Vermeer

- Self Portrait by Rembrandt 

- “Chez Tortoni” by Manet 

The crime has yet to be solved, and none of the pieces of artwork have turned up. The FBI is offering a $5 Million reward for information leading to recovery. The statute of limitations on the crime itself has passed.  

Detroit.
Sep 22, 2014 / 3 notes

Detroit.

Self educating.
Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note

Self educating.

#me
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