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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #150 on: August 18, 2007, 07:27:19 AM »
"They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers call this a new (world) order. It is not new and it is not order."
                                                                                                            ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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« Reply #151 on: August 18, 2007, 03:06:39 PM »
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Our third President, Jefferson was probably the greatest advocate of liberty this country has ever had.


Learned from his mentor...Ben Franklin. The two formed our government.

To bad the nation seems to have forgotten their message

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« Reply #152 on: September 12, 2007, 11:08:40 AM »
"If a nation expects to be ignorant & free... it expects what never was & never will be..."  Thomas Jefferson

"It is error only, not truth, that shrinks from inquiry...."  Thomas Paine

"Those that would give up their liberties in exchange for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security..."  Benjamin Franklin

"If tyranny & oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy..."  James Madison
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« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2007, 06:11:24 AM »
Another thought for the day...
Use It Or Lose It

http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2007/09/speak-out.html

First they tortured a U.S. citizen and gang member ...
I remained silent;
I wasn't a criminal

Then they tortured a U.S. citizen, whistleblower and navy veteran ...
I remained silent;
I wasn't a whistleblower

Then they locked up an attorney for representing accused criminals ...
I remained silent;
I wasn't a defense attorney

Then they arrested a young father walking with his son simply because he told Dick Cheney that he disagreed with his policies ...
I remained silent;
I've never talked to an important politician

Then they said an entertainer should be killed because she questioned 9/11 ...
I remained silent;
I wasn't an entertainer

Then they arrested people for demanding that Congress hold the President to the Constitution ...
I did not speak out;
I've never protested in Washington

Then they arrested a man for holding a sign ...
I did not speak out;
I've never held that kind of sign

Then they broke a minister's leg because he wanted to speak at a public event ...
I remained silent;
I wasn't a religious leader

When they came for me,
Everyone was silent;
there was no one left to speak out.

What's this poem saying? That we all have to stand up, speak out and take action NOW while we still can. If we do so, we will win the struggle for liberty. If we do not, freedom will die ... just like it did in Nazi Germany.

Inspired by the poem First They Came by Martin Niemöller, which was written about the Nazis.
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #154 on: September 19, 2007, 04:00:56 PM »
I started out with nothing. And one day took a look around, and realised I still had most of it.  
My vessel is so small....the seas so vast......

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« Reply #155 on: September 29, 2007, 06:23:38 AM »
U.S. Secretary of Defense, William Cohen 1997

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

"Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations and it’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts."

??? :o  so how far has our gov't advanced in these technologies in 10 years?

..."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 ... The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state." --Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
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« Reply #156 on: October 03, 2007, 05:05:37 PM »
From Fool's Fate, part of an extremely long trilogy by Robin Hobb.

(Chade was not impressed by this.  But I rather think I am)


“And not only the world but humanity itself does need dragons.”

“And why is that?”  Chade demanded disdainfully.

“To keep the balance” the Fool replied….  “Humanity fears no rivals.  You have forgotten what it was to share the world with creatures as arrogantly superior as yourselves.  You think to arrange the world to your liking.  So you map the land and draw lines across it, claiming ownership simply because you can draw a picture of it.  The plants that grow and the beasts that rove, you mark as your own, claiming not only what lives today but what might grow tomorrow, to do with as you please.  Then, in your conceit and aggression, you wage wars and slay one another over the lines you have imagined on the world‘s face.”

“And I suppose dragons are better because they don’t do such things….”

“No.  Dragons are no better than humans.  They are little different at all from men.  They will hold up a mirror to humanity’s selfishness.  They will remind you that all your talk of owning this and claiming that is no more than the snarling of a chained dog or a sparrow’s challenge song.  The reality of the claims lasts but for the instant of its sounding.  Name it as you will, claim it as you will, the world does not belong to men.  Men belong to the world.  You will not own the earth that eventually your body will become, not will it recall the name it once answered to.”

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« Reply #157 on: October 03, 2007, 05:10:53 PM »
Good one, Amanda.  

If everyone could agree to that it would be the best way for sure....but greed and the lust for power prevent that I guess.

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« Reply #158 on: October 03, 2007, 05:58:09 PM »
I was mildly surprised and pleased to find that "we need them for balance" worked when I ran into someone who was wondering why the Lord made I think it chiggers and snakes.

Oh, he said, as if this was a new and maybe important idea.

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« Reply #159 on: October 04, 2007, 06:46:35 AM »
Harry51 sent me this story...

How to catch wild pigs!

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some Exchange students in the class.
One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back And stretching as if his back hurt.

 The professor asked the young man what was the matter.  The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back.  He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.  He asked,'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?' The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

 The young man said this was no joke.  'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground.  The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn.  When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming.  When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.  They get used to that and start to eat again.  You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.  The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.  Suddenly, the wild pigs have lost their freedom.  They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.
Soon they go back to eating the free corn.  They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America.
The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc.  while we continually lose our freedoms- just a little at a time.

 One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free Lunch!' Also, 'You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

 Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends.  If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably delete this email, but God help you when the gate slams shut!

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #160 on: October 04, 2007, 08:23:23 AM »
Amen, Sassy. I can't think of a thing to add.

MountainDon

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« Reply #161 on: October 04, 2007, 01:01:58 PM »
Well, I actually did.... though it's a quote, not my own thought...   but I agree   :)

"America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to 'the common good,' but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance -- and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way." [Ayn Rand]

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« Reply #162 on: October 04, 2007, 01:34:36 PM »
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."

Alexander Tyler, writing about the fall of the Athenian Republic

Where is the USA?

Sassy

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« Reply #163 on: October 05, 2007, 08:23:54 AM »
Great quote & so true - I'd read it somewhere in the past...  is that human nature?  

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« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2007, 08:00:20 PM »
If you have a problem with things fitting correctly always remember this,

Don't force it...   get a bigger hammer. :-/

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« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2007, 07:42:07 AM »
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Self sufficiency is the most POWERFUL weapon of all. That's why your governments conspire to take it away from you in any way they can.

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« Reply #166 on: October 13, 2007, 08:00:44 PM »
Things get wet,­ let them dry.

The drying potential of an assembly decreases with the level of insulation and increases with the rate of air flow.

As such, energy conservation has the potential to destroy more buildings than architects.

http://www.buildingscienceconsulting.com/topten/wood.htm
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Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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« Reply #167 on: October 15, 2007, 11:36:53 AM »
My Thought For Today.



Never let a dragon fly build a nest in your underwear.

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« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2007, 11:54:26 AM »
That's sage advice Stink... but what made you think of it??
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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« Reply #169 on: October 15, 2007, 02:22:09 PM »
Well it being a building forum, and a dragon fly wanting to build a nest. Seemed logical to me.  ;)

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« Reply #170 on: October 15, 2007, 05:42:20 PM »
Won't happen to me, Stink.  I keep them fumigated especially to prevent dragon fly nests. ::)
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« Reply #171 on: October 15, 2007, 06:15:50 PM »
Just admit it Glen, I intrigue you.............. :P







Hog says I scare you and thats why you keep a close watch.

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« Reply #172 on: October 15, 2007, 07:19:09 PM »
Yeah -- I'm trying to figure out -- what makes that woman tick, but alas,  I'm sure it is impossible for me -- after all, I am just a lowly guy you know. :-/

Stink, I am afraid you think way too much like I do -- sometimes even surpassing me. :-?

What is it... that can cause another mind -- even a female one at that...   to be damaged as much as mine :-? :o

I'm afraid sometimes that you may be a tough act to follow --- yes --- you may upstage even my weirdness.  Maybe Hog is right.  What will she do next :-?  

I actually commented to Sassy that you may be outdoing me, not over an hour ago. :-/ ;D

Note that I also enjoy your comments as they seem to be slightly off to the side of the mainstream. ::) ;D
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« Reply #173 on: October 15, 2007, 08:02:09 PM »
Hey Stink -- did you have enough for dinner?

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« Reply #174 on: October 16, 2007, 07:47:27 AM »
lol

It took me 3 to 4 looks at the thread to get it. A lovely DUH moment for me.

 

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