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Java

Java is the most popular programming language tailored for server-side applications.


jeremiah

Modern usage based on the Hebrew biblical prophet Jeremiah who pronounced God's judgment upon the people of his time for their wickedness. The original Jeremiah was concerned especially with false and insincere worship and failure to trust Yahweh in national affairs. He denounced social injustices but not so much as some previous prophets, such as Amos and Micah @ University of Toronto on Judaism and Claude Mariottini Jeremiah Use of Metaphor articles.

Submitted by: metaphor

Jeff Noon

Joe Rogan
Biden to me is like having a flashlight with a dying battery and going for a long hike in the woods
Submitted by: American Comedian/Podcaster

J Edgar Hoover (2)
The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.
Submitted by: American Law Enforcement Administrator (1895-1972)

J Edgar Hoover (1)
The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.
Submitted by: American Law Enforcement Administrator (1895-1972)

J R R Tolkien

J. P. Dunleavy

Jack Kerouac
On The Road (1957)Desolation Angels (1965)
Submitted by: Fiction

Jack London
The press of the United States? It is a parasitic growth that battens on the capitalist class. Its function is to serve the established by moulding public opinion, and right well it serves it. I know nothing that I may say can influence you. You have no souls to be influenced. You are spineless, flaccid things. You pompously call yourselves Republicans and Democrats. There is no Republican Party. There is no Democratic Party. There are no Republicans nor Democrats in this House. You are lick-spittlers and panderers, the creatures of the Plutocracy. You talk verbosely in antiquated terminology of your love of liberty, and all the while you wear the scarlet livery of the Iron Heel.
Submitted by: American Writer

Jacques Ellul
The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief. (Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth.

James Baldwin (1)
We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.
Submitted by: American Writer

James Bryant Conant
Some of mankind's most terrible misdeeds have been committed under the spell of certain magic words or phrases.
Submitted by: American Chemist (1893-1978)

James D Watkins
We must recognise the chief characteristic of the modern era -- a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
Submitted by: American Navy Admiral

James Madison (1)
If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
Submitted by: American Founding Father

JavaScript

JavaScript is the ideal programming language tailored for browsers and web pages on the grounds of its flexibility. It follows the ECMAScript and is also an interpreted language for developing back-end and front-end solutions.


Jean Paul Sartre (1)
Man is condemned to be free. Condemned, because he did not create himself, yet, [he] is free; because, once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Submitted by: French Philosopher (1905-1980)

Jean Paul Sartre (2)
The existentialist does not believe in the power of passion. He will never agree that a sweeping passion is a ravaging torrent which fatally leads a man to certain acts and is therefor an excuse. He thinks that man is responsible for his passion.
Submitted by: French Philosopher (1905-1980)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1)
There is no subjugation so perfect as that which keeps the appearance of freedom for in that way one captures volition itself. The most absolute authority is that which penetrates into a man's innermost being and concerns itself no less with his will than with his actions.
Submitted by: French Philosopher

Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre (21-Jun-1905 to 15-Apr-1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism.

Jean-Paul Sartre Wikipedia

Submitted by: 1905-1980


Jeffrey Sachs
At the root of America's economic crisis lies a moral crisis: the decline of civic virtue among America's political and economic elite. A society of markets, laws, and elections is not enough if the rich and powerful fail to behave with respect, honesty, and compassion toward the rest of society and toward the world.
Submitted by: American Economist (1954-)

Jeremiah 7:5-7
Do not be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because you say that I dwell among you. It is your delusion and lying words. Do you really believe you can steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, and worship the gods of the world and those other new gods of yours, and then come here and stand before me in my own house and say, 'We are safe', only to go right back to all your lawlessness again? Do you not see that this house of yours, which you mark with my name, has become a den of thieves?
Submitted by: Bible Verse

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is an English politician who served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) since 1983. He is on the left-wing of the Labour Party and identifies as a democratic socialist. His activism has included roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and advocating for a united Ireland and Palestinian statehood. As a backbench MP, he frequently voted against the Labour whip on matters of war and conscience, including New Labour governments under Tony Blair. A vocal opponent of the Iraq War, he chaired the Stop the War Coalition from 2011 to 2015. Corbyn received the Gandhi International Peace Award in 2013 and the Seán MacBride Peace Prize in 2017. Media coverage of Corbyn has often been hostile and misrepresented his views, standard protocol character assassination strategy for an identified threat to the neoliberal plutocratic hegemony. In particular Corbyn has been labelled anti-semitic by corporate media despite a history of condemning and grassroots work against antisemitism.

Submitted by: anti-corporate anti-colonialism politician

Jim Hightower
Today’s whole political game, run by an absurdist's nightmare of moneyed elites, is ridiculous – a game in which corporations are people and money is magically empowered to speak; candidates trek to the corporate suites and secret retreats of the rich, shamelessly selling their political souls.
Submitted by: American Agrifood Businessman

Jimmy Dore (26-Jul-1965)

American stand-up comedian and political commentator. He is the host of The Jimmy Dore Show, an uncompromising socialist-left anti-corruption political comedy talk show on YouTube where he interviews guests of a political, economic, or scientific nature.

Submitted by: anti-corruption socialist-left comedian broadcaster

Jimmy Wales
What can we put into the hands of people under oppressive regimes to help them? For me, a big part of it is information, knowledge the ability to defeat propaganda by understanding it.
Submitted by: American Wikipedia Founder

Joe Biden (to Rich Donors 18-Jun-2019)

Joe Biden assured rich donors at a fundraiser (Carlyle Hotel, NYC) if elected, he would not "demonise" the rich and promised that "no one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change."

Biden said that poverty was "the one thing that can bring this country down" but to this donors: "I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who has made money... The truth of the matter is, you all, you all know, you all know in your gut what has to be done. We can disagree in the margins but the truth of the matter is it's all within our wheelhouse and nobody has to be punished. No one's standard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change."

Biden went on to say that the rich should not be blamed for income inequality, pleading to the donors: "I need you very badly... I hope if I win this nomination, I won't let you down. I promise you."

Biden also complained that some Democrats criticised his eagerness to work with Republicans after they spent years blocking President Obama's agenda and moving further right. Biden pointed out that his ability to work with segregationists like former Mississippi Sen. James O. Eastland and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge showed that he could "bring people together." (The Washington Post).

Joe Biden: "I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me 'boy,' he always called me 'son.'" He also called Talmadge "one of the meanest guys I ever knew.""Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you're the enemy. Not the opposition -- the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore. I know the new 'New Left' tells me that I'm -- this is old-fashioned... Well guess what? If we can't reach a consensus in our system, what happens? It encourages and demands the abuse of power by a president. That's what it does. You have to be able to reach consensus under our system -- our constitutional system of separation of powers."

Submitted by: Democratic Party President

Joe Scarborough (1)
Across the spectrum, money changed votes. Money certainly drove policy at the White House during the Clinton administration, and I’m sure it has in every other administration too.
Submitted by: American Politician

Joel Bakan (1)
Corporate officials, [as] stewards of other people’s money, have no authority to pursue such [humanitarian] goals as ends in themselves—only as means to serve the corporation’s own interests, which means to maximise the wealth of its shareholders. Corporate social responsibility is thus illegal—at least when it’s genuine.
Submitted by: American-Canadian Professor (1959-)

Joel Kotkin (28-Dec-1952)

Fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, California, Kotkin (born 28-Dec-1952) writes about demographic, social, and economic trends. He's a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and forbes.com and is on the editorial board of the Orange County Register. See joelkotkin.com website.

Submitted by: socioeconomics academic

John Buchan

John Campbell

PhD nurse-lecturer and YouTube content producer throughout pandemic, daily examination of latest data and studies. Popular YouTube channel Dr John Campbell with over 1.2 million subscribers.

Submitted by: independent medical broadcaster

John Christopher

John Dryden
We find few historians who have been diligent enough in their search for truth; it is their common method to take on trust what they help distribute to the public; by which means a falsehood once received from a famed writer becomes traditional to posterity.
Submitted by: English Poet

John Ervin
If you look at the Internet's creation and development by the US military-intelligence-Silicon Valley network as a tool for social control, propaganda, and total spying, if you grasp this nexus and their intentions, you will come away realising that the Internet and the total integrated digital world is a dystopian tool designed to make you crazy. To sow confusion and endless contradictory information from minute to minute. To 'flood the zone' with propaganda and disinformation. To give you a headache, keep you agitated, destroy your genuine human experience in the physical world. This is the double-bind. It is what Jacques Ellul in 1964 called the technological society that is ruled by technique in every aspect of its life. Technique is a way of thinking that emphasises efficiency; it is a way of thinking that emphasises order and standardised means to a predetermined end. It is rational, deliberate, and focused on results. It is a way of thinking that has penetrated deep into the psychic structures of society and opposes spontaneity and unreflective action.

John F Kennedy
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Submitted by: American President

John F Kennedy
For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Submitted by: American President

John Fante

John Grierson
The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1)
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
Submitted by: Canadian-American Economist (1908-2006)

John Kenneth Galbraith (3)
The sense of responsibility in the financial community for the community as a whole is not small. It is nearly nil.
Submitted by: Canadian-American Economist (1908-2006)

John Kenneth Galbraith (2)
Intellectual myopia, often called stupidity, is no doubt a reason. But the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right.
Submitted by: Canadian-American Economist (1908-2006)

John Kiriakou (9-Aug-1964)
American author, journalist and formerly an analyst and case officer for the CIA, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism. He was a whistleblower in December 2007, revealing US government waterboarding and other torture to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners. Kiriakou was charged and plead guilty in 2012, sentenced to 30 months at low-security federal correctional facility in Pennsylvannia. Released in 2015.
Submitted by: deep state whistleblower

John L. O'Sullivan: The Great Nation of Futurity (1839)

John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" The United States Democratic Review 1839 (vol 6, issue 23).

Submitted by: Democratic Review Article

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, (5-Jun-1883 to 21-Apr-1946) was an English economist, whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. Originally trained in mathematics, he built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, his ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots.

Submitted by: 1883-1946

John Maynard Kaynes
A sentiment of trust in the legal money of the State is so deeply implanted in the citizens of all countries that they cannot but believe that some day this money must recover a part at least of its former value. To their minds it appears that value is inherent in money as such, and they do not apprehend that the real wealth, which this money might have stood for, has been dissipated once and for all. This sentiment is supported by the various legal regulations with which the Governments endeavor to control internal prices, and so to preserve some purchasing power for their legal tender. Thus the force of law preserves a measure of immediate purchasing power over some commodities and the force of sentiment and custom maintains, especially amongst peasants, a willingness to hoard paper which is really worthless.

John Maynard Keynes (1)
It’s important to see society for what it is, not what it’s advertised to be. There is no level playing field. If you’re born poor and landless, it’s 99.9% likely that’s how you’ll die. This isn’t because of some evil global conspiracy of bloodlines but a natural consequence of feudal and colonial land rights, and continuity of the rule of law protecting – quite reasonably – the legal property of family inheritance.
Submitted by: English Economist (1883-1946)

John Maynard Keynes
When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done.
Submitted by: English Economist

John McEvoy
By omitting the devastating impact of sanctions, corporate media attribute sole responsibility for economic and humanitarian conditions to the national government, thereby using the misery provoked by sanctions to validate the infliction of even more misery.
Submitted by: American 2008

John McEvoy (1)
The media's interest in the well-being of a foreign population is directly proportional to the West's interest in toppling its government, while editorial standards are inversely proportional to its enemy status.
Submitted by: American Journalist (1985-)

John Milton (1)
To keep out evil doctrine by licensing is like the exploit of that gallant man who sought to keep out crows by shutting his park gate.
Submitted by: English Poet

John Milton

John Perry Barlow
The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity.

John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Submitted by: duke.edu

John Pilger (1)
The spaces allotted to independent journalists (myself included) have vanished. The dissent that was tolerated, even celebrated when I arrived in Fleet Street in the 1960s, has regressed to a metaphoric underground as liberal capitalism sheds the last illusions of democracy. This is a seismic shift.
Submitted by: English 2010

John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018)
NATURALCHILD.ORG article | John Gatto Wikipedia article | Confederacy of Dunces article in The Sun magazine | John Taylor Gatto Blog | Smart Home Schooler Site entry on John Taylor Gatto

Submitted by: educator idealist

Jonathan Chait (1970ish-)

Cathedral Journalist: Jonathan Chait is an American neoliberal pundit and pro-corporate writer for New York magazine. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and an assistant editor of The American Prospect. He writes a periodic hit piece column in the Los Angeles Times. Hit piece writer. Content creator. Footsoldier of Establishment power. Democratic-Hawk apologist. See WIKIPEDIA entry.

Submitted by: American Neoliberal Journalist

Jonathan Cook

English journalist and writer with regular Substack Column and personal website covering various books and other content. Writes on Popular Resistance and Project Censored especially on civil liberties.

Submitted by: independent journalist

Jonathan Haidt (19-Oct-1963)

American social psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business, and author. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions. Content on jonathanhaidt.com website.

Submitted by: psychologist neoliberal academic

Jonathan Man

文浩正律師 is a Hong-Kong lawyer at Hot Se Wai law firm. Jonathan was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2004. He joined HTW in 2005. He was one of the lawyers defending Edward Snowden during his time in Hong Kong after fleeing the United States with documents exposing the NSA global surveillance programs.

Submitted by: human rights lawyer

Jonathan Swift
A baited banker thus desponds, From his own hand foresees his fall, They have his soul, who have his bonds; 'Tis like the writing on the wall. | How will the caitiff wretch be scared, When first he finds himself awake, At the last trumpet, unprepared, And all his grand account to make! | For in that universal call, Few bankers will to heaven be mounters; They'll cry, 'Ye shops, upon us fall! Conceal and cover us, ye counters!' | When other hands the scales shall hold, And they, in men's and angels' sight, Produced with all their bills and gold, 'Weigh'd in the balance and found light!'
Submitted by: Anglo-Irish Satirist (1667-1745)

Jonathan Swift
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Submitted by: Irish Satirist

Jonathan Swift
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
Submitted by: Irish Satirist

Jose Saramago

Joseph Conrad (1)
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
Submitted by: Polish-British Writer (1857-1924)

Joseph Conrad
Outpost of Progress (1896)Youth (1898)Heart of Darkness (1899)Under Western Eyes (1911)
Submitted by: Novels / Short Stories

Joseph Goebbels (1)
Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.
Submitted by: German Nazi Propagandist (1897-1945)

Joseph Goebbels (5)
It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion.
Submitted by: German Nazi Propagandist (1897-1945)

Joseph Goebbels (4)
It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be moulded until they clothe ideas and disguise.
Submitted by: German Nazi Propagandist (1897-1945)

Joseph Goebbels (3)
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
Submitted by: German Nazi Propagandist (1897-1945)

Joseph Goebbels (2)
We shall reach our goal, when we have the power to laugh as we destroy, as we smash, whatever was sacred to us as tradition, as education, and as human affection.
Submitted by: German Nazi Propagandist (1897-1945)

Joseph Pulitzer
An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.

Journalist: Matthieu Aikins

Matthieu Aikins - Writer, Journalist - Afghanistan-based - New York Times and Rolling Stone and other such MSM outlets @ PERSONAL WEBSITE. Twitter @mattaikins - useful litmus what MSM is allowing into print from warzones.

Submitted by: Journalist

Julian Assange
When Google Met Wikileaks (2011)
Submitted by: Autobiography Polemic

Julian Jaynes
The Origin Of Consciousness IN the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
Submitted by: Psychology


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