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GASOG

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2009 3:21:41 PM

Share a famous quote you like, heard, shared etc...

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms” – Thomas Jefferson
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:17:39 AM

"I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy." - Clint Smith
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 11:36:56 PM

"Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul."

---Michel de Montaigne

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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:11:36 AM


Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.

-Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:53:23 AM

This ONE takes the CAKE :::
~~College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.~~

(Elbert Hubbard

[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 11/21/2014 8:53:43 AM EST]
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:59:52 AM

"SAVE Wildlife. Have an ORGY tonite"

Sign on a bumper sticker.
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:39:15 AM

"I want citizenship because I am a communist and a worker, I have lived in a decadent capitalist society where the workers are slaves."

-- Lee Harvey Oswald
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:41:36 AM

"When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away." - Clint Smith
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 9:36:15 PM

"I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

---Patrick Henry
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:37:16 AM


The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.

-Nadine Gordimer, novelist, Nobel laureate (1923-2014)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:28:55 AM

"One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."

-- Elbert Hubbard
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drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 6:23:44 AM

" Control yourself from within...or you will be controlled from without " - forgot (sorry:)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 6:15:49 AM

"A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'" - Clint Smith
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 1:26:29 AM

"People ask me all the time, 'What keeps you up at night?' And I say, 'Spicy Mexican food, weapons of mass destruction, and cyber attacks.'"

---Dutch Ruppersberger

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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:51:48 AM


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

-Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India (1917-1984)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:33:17 AM

"Talk does not cook rice."

-- Chinese proverb
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:10:13 AM

"An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity." - Clint Smith
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:42:22 AM


Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.

-Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet (b. 1939)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:51:04 AM

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright."

-- Benjamin Franklin
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:09:25 AM

"Beware the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!" - Clint Smith
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 4:09:21 AM

"Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretenses."

---John Buchan
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:41:34 AM

I rob banks for a living, what do you do?

-- John Dillinger
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:19:01 AM



“He who gets the best players usually wins.”

Bobby Bowden
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 6:11:04 AM

"Know guns, no crime. No guns, know crime." - Ralph Lauretano
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:49:56 AM

"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time."

---George Bernard Shaw
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:18:38 AM

“The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.”

-- William McKinley
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 7:38:49 AM

"The problem is not the availability of guns, it is the availability of morons." - Antonio Meloni
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:54:59 AM

Today is the day you were thinking about yesterday.
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:49:14 AM

“My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.”

---Charles Chaplin
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 6:16:40 AM

"In a perfect world, you wouldn't need guns. This is not a perfect world." - Sheriff Ben Johnson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 5:19:57 AM

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

-- Joseph Addison
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:24:42 AM

“Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”

---Isaac Asimov
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:11:12 PM

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.

-- Edward R. Murrow
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:33:01 AM


No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.

-P.J. O'Rourke, writer (b. 1947)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 6:09:45 AM

"Sooner or later we all must die. Warriors choose to do so on their feet, standing between their enemies and those they hold dear. With a weapon in their hands. Cowards choose to do so on their bellies. Unarmed." - Dave Gell
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 2:43:23 AM

"The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else."

---John Madden

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:18:55 AM

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

-- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:18:08 AM


Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

-Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 6:22:10 AM

"Those who deny me the freedom to carry a firearm with which to protect my family and myself, are as complicit and guilty as the perpetrator should we be harmed or murdered by an act of violence." - Charles F. "Chuck" Bearden
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:27:45 AM

“Just as Lincoln got contradictory advice from the extremists of both sides . . . so now I have to guard myself against the extremists of both sides.”

---Theodore Roosevelt
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 11:13:56 AM

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."

-- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 6:08:55 AM

"I'd much rather go to my grave never needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it." - Phil Dalmolin
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 11:41:08 PM

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”

---Isaac Asimov
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 9:51:23 AM

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."

-- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 6:17:06 AM

"The gun control extremist has at least two things in common with the Islamic extremist. He has a willingness to die for his fundamental beliefs. And he has the sanctimony to demand that others go with him." - Dr. Mike Adams
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 12:35:31 AM

"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."

---Marianne Williamson

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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 8:30:40 AM


Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.

-Henry van Dyke, poet (1852-1933)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 7:51:19 AM

Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.

-- Sara Teasdale
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 6:11:12 AM

"Those gun control activists advocating exchanging a liberty for safety should recall that the safest place on earth is solitary confinement at Leavenworth." - Rand T. Lennox
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 10:05:09 PM

“Courage will now be your best defense against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.”

-- J.R.R. Tolkien
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 7:55:01 PM

“The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.”

---Randy Pausch
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