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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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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 10:42:47 AM

“Unless the relationship of law to Christianity is re-established, there is no future except destruction for Western culture.”

-- R. J. Rushdooney
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:07:11 AM

"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." - Ted Nugent
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:39:35 PM

The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.

-- Albert Einstein
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 1:01:03 PM

"In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.”

---David Foster Wallace
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 6:14:09 AM

"The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my Concealed Weapons Permit, period." - Ted Nugent
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 2:09:35 AM

"By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions."

---Jens Stoltenberg
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:19:31 PM

"Practice makes permanent, so you better practice perfectly."
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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 1:38:12 PM


Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, and conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power. And as such it is recommended wherever it is preached. Patriotism is slavery.”

- Leo Tolstoy
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:37:41 AM

“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

-- Warren Buffett
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:13:34 AM

"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose." - James Earl Jones
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:40:39 AM

"Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it."

---George Santayana

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 1:16:32 PM

“The Republicans believe in the minimum wage -- the more the minimum, the better.”

-- Harry S. Truman
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 6:19:44 AM

"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it." - Clint Eastwood
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 10:11:46 PM

“You can't stop the future
You can't rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
...is to press play.”

-- Jay Asher
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 5:57:40 PM

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention - Tom Peters
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 5:37:30 PM

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."

---Corrie Ten Boom

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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:46:46 AM

"I have a love interest in every one of my films - a gun." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:48:20 PM

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

---Abraham Maslow
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 6:13:19 AM

"For it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of insuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion." - Alexander Hamilton
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:42:19 AM

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”

-- Brigham Young
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:57:46 PM

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

---Benjamin Franklin
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:39:20 AM

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

-- Robert A. Heinlei
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:34:58 AM


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

-William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:20:14 AM

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." - Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:49:04 PM

"Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward."

---Djuna Barnes

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Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:38:10 AM


Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.

-Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel prize in literature (1872-1970)
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:54:48 AM

“The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world except in the abodes of the guilty goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unweakened by their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of world war by their prowess and their devotion.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. All hearts go out to the fighter pilots, whose brilliant actions we see with our own eyes day after day but we must never forget that all the time, night after night, month after month, our bomber squadrons travel far into Germany, find their targets in the darkness by the highest navigational skill, aims their attacks, often under the heaviest fire, often at serious loss, with deliberate, careful precision, and inflict shattering blows upon the whole of the technical and war-making structure of the Nazi power”.

Sir Winston Churchill Wednesday 21 August 1940
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:00:34 AM

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

-- Vetonics Roth
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:12:58 AM

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." - Joseph Story
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:58:51 AM

"Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit."

---William Shirley

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:36:49 PM

“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”

-- Cassandra Clare
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:19:11 AM

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:50:42 AM

"Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within."

---Edmund Husserl

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:37:47 AM


Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals, the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great creative scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned if at all.

-Martin Gardner, mathematician and writer (1914-2010)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:08:59 AM

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

-- Sholom Aleichem
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:14:01 PM

"The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.”

---Ayn Rand
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:16:10 AM

"... arms ... discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property.... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them." - Thomas Paine
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:35:05 AM

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.”

-- José Martí
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 12:43:09 AM

"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

---J. Paul Getty

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:29:54 AM

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

-- A.A. Milne
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:51:03 AM

"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty.... The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." - St. George Tucker
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:46:15 AM

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

---Albert Einstein
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:25:08 AM


“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

-- Sigmund Freud
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:18:16 AM

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun." - Patrick Henry
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:40:20 PM

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

---Margaret Mead
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RockCity
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:09:38 AM

"You know, I think it's about envy. I think it's about class warfare

-- Willard 'Mitt' Romney
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:19:21 AM


Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.

-Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist (1915-2005)
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Baron62nd
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:23:31 AM

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves ... and include all men capable of bearing arms." - Richard Henry Lee
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:20:46 PM

Action always reflects intention
John Cundiff
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Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:14:52 PM

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."

---David Brinkley
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