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Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism.
Human attention tends to be focused on the satisfactions relationships are hoped to bring, precisely because somehow they have not been truly satisfactory. And if they do satisfy, the price of this satisfaction has often been found to be unacceptable.
The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war and certainly an inadequate and unacceptable argument for regime change.
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
Because I have a little bit more, that means I'm better than you? No. Unacceptable.
All you must do is accept all that is unacceptable to you.
It is unacceptable that immigrants, including children, are shackled and detained in deplorable conditions. And it is unacceptable that already this year immigrants have died by the dozens in the California desert or in other parts of the Southwest.
The transition from tyranny to democracy is very hard. The Syrian people have to handle this in a way that works in Syria. And the brutality of the Assad regime is unacceptable.
When I was superintendent of Denver Public Schools, I saw the potential of some of our best and brightest students cut short, punished for the actions of others - kids who had grown up and done well in our school system, and kids who know no other home but America. This is unacceptable.
Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America.
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
Full-time workers earning the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 only earn about $14,500 a year in wages - below the poverty line for a family of two. That's unacceptable.
All attempts to appease the Nazis between 1934 and 1939 through various agreements and pacts were morally unacceptable and politically senseless, harmful and dangerous.
There is clearly a constituency that appreciates the message that Google is sending, that it finds the Chinese government's attitude to the Internet and censorship unacceptable.
You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down - and mine have - but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable.
Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful.
I find the fact that more than 750,000 children still die every year around the world because of severe dehydration due to diarrhea unacceptable.
I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
Unwarranted search and seizure by the government officials was unacceptable to the American revolutionaries. Shouldn't it be unacceptable in the digital age, too?
I'm naturally athletic. I've been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I've worked out. I feel better. I look better.
The problem is that it takes physicians so long to accept a radical change. And the lag is unacceptable.
The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
The two million or so residents who live beneath the Heathrow flight path are accustomed to the noise. However, they are right to feel that any expansion would represent an unacceptable broken promise.
Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable, whatever the reason might be.
Ahmet Necdet Sezner
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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