When our governments want to sell us a course of action they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images devious and prejudicial language dubious linkages weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
In fact I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home rode horses at their ranch and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man but not her work.
In every war zone that I've been in there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know.
I saw what happened when a dictator was allowed to take over a piece of a country and the country went down the tubes. And I saw the opposite during the war when America joined the fight.
For far too long we've allowed the other side to paint us as racist as sexist inhumane war mongers - well today as a conservative black Republican and former solider I'm here to set that record straight.
I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
Don't let your special character and values the secret that you know and no one else does the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
We would be false to our trust if we allowed the time it takes to give effect to constitutional rights to be used as the very reason for taking away those rights.
I used to travel in tennis shoes I am just not allowed to anymore. I'm an old hippie from San Francisco.
Being in Blur has allowed me to travel and hear the music that's being made all over the world.
Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.
I desperately want a dog but I've been told I travel too much and I'm not allowed to have a dog.
Could I say that the reason that I am here today you know from the mouth of the State Department itself is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.
I think people should be allowed to do anything they want. We haven't tried that for a while. Maybe this time it'll work.
All of us who are members of the Germanic peoples can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us from among the Germanic peoples such a genius a leader our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us.
And I'm so thankful that I've been allowed to show another side of Trish.
I've been allowed to grow over the past twenty years. I've managed to avoid being trapped in one moment of my career and for that I'm very thankful.
I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance.
Electronic music used pure sounds completely calibrated. You had to think digitally as it were in a way that allowed you to extend serial ideas into other parameters through technology.
Technology has allowed us to have more drought-resistant crops. The spotty nature of drought the spotty nature of rains can sometimes result in better yields than anticipated.
Well financially it's a little bit better. But it's better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house. And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So that's nice.
When I started writing full time I had not long stopped being a teacher and when at last I had a full day to write I would put music on and wonder to myself - am I allowed to do this? Then I thought: 'I am control of this and no one is telling me what I can do.'
Prior to being allowed to enter the profession prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.