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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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northnut
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 11:02:12 AM

Never get 7 men mad when you're only carrying a 6 shooter. Elmer Fudd
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 10:15:18 AM

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

-- Paul Sweeney
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:48:55 AM

"Don't shoot fast, shoot good." - Clint Smith
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 4:22:40 AM

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”

-- William Faulkne
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:19:12 AM

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

---George Santayana

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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 9:25:43 AM


If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

-Desmond Tutu, clergyman (b. 1931)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 6:05:27 AM

"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language." - Clint Smith
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 3:18:17 AM


“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”

? Henry David Thoreau
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:22:21 PM

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

---George Orwell

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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:01:43 AM


We haven't yet learned how to stay human when assembled in masses.

-Lewis Thomas, physician and author (1913-1993)
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:26:43 AM

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.

-- Steven Wright
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:19:46 AM

"You have the rest of your life to solve your problems. How long you live depends on how well you do it." - Clint Smith
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 6:50:54 PM

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.”

---Maya Angelou
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 4:35:01 PM

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.

-- Ram Dass
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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:50:50 AM


Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.

-Arundhati Roy, writer and activist (b. 1961)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 5:59:43 AM

"You cannot save the planet. You may be able to save yourself and your family." - Clint Smith
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:43:48 PM

"You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."

---Woodrow Wilson

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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:10:10 AM

We need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.

-- Ted Cruz
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:27:04 AM

"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - Clint Smith
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drivebye
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 1:08:16 AM

“I love my country, not my government.”

---Jesse Ventura
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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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
Champion Author San Jose

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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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CookieAcct
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
Champion Author Rochester

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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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CookieAcct
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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CookieAcct
Champion Author London

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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
Champion Author Denver

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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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drivebye
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
Champion Author Denver

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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
Champion Author British Columbia

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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
Champion Author Denver

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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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