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jersey3730

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2005 6:33:59 AM

It is said that politics is the second oldest profession, I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
(just named the Greatest american ever)
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 6:40:15 PM


"Politics in a democracy is transactional: Politicians seek votes by promising to do things for voters, who seek promises in exchange for their votes."

~~~George Will
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 6:27:20 AM

"Christianity is part of the common-law."

James Wilson, founding father, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, appointed by President Washington to the Supreme Court, and first law professor of the University of Pennsylvania
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 4:02:07 AM

“What is a mere individual to do? Lead as sane and decent life as you can, love your family and your friends and understand that everybody is in this together.”
Ron Smith
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 3:30:55 AM

Troller_Diesel - "- Carl Sagan, predicting liberalism."

Or the ultimate victory of capitalism.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 3:29:40 AM

MahopacJack - "Not in my experience and must reject your line of thinking."

Ever read the OT? Or history since the advent of Christianity?

Those doing "God's will" do a lot of damage.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:44:48 PM

"Finally, your mission served your country. It served to remind us all of our proud heritage as a nation; to remind us that in this age of technicians and scientific marvels, that the individual still counts; that in a crisis, the character of a man or of men will make the difference.

As we look at what you have done, we realize that greatness comes not simply in triumph but in adversity. It has been said that adversity introduces a man to himself."





President Richard Nixon, in speech given to To James Arthur Lovell, Jr., to Fred Wallace Haise, Jr., to John Leonard Swigert, Jr., Apollo 13 crew...

[Edited by: reb4 at 8/31/2014 11:45:08 PM EST]
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:11:33 PM


"It has now become the doctrine of a large clan of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man's interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement."

~~~Anthony Trollope
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:16:15 AM

“The State did not own men so entirely, even when it could send them to the stake, as it sometimes does now where it can send them to the elementary school.”

-- G.K. Chesterton, The Well and the Shallows
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:17:18 PM

Always remember your enemy is not a bad person in his own eyes. This may allow you to make him your friend. ....... Robert Heinlein
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:52:43 PM


"Flight from and hatred of technology is self-defeating. The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower."

~~~ROBERT M. PIRSIG, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:48:23 AM

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”

- Carl Sagan, predicting liberalism.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:07:40 AM

rjhenn, >>Makes just as much sense as the original.<<
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Not in my experience and must reject your line of thinking. Why do you harbor such animosity towards God?
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:05:47 AM


ldheinz, concerning the David S D'Amato quote from yesterday, substituting 'religion,' or 'those with religious motivation,' or something to that effect, could be easily substituted for 'government,' but substitution 'God' doesn't make "just as much sense as the original."
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:55:18 AM

“Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.” - George Orwell
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:33:30 AM

Have you tried talking to her? No. We've been punching her in the face repeatedly. What? You don't think that will work?”

-- Cassandra Clare,
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:29:26 PM

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:55:13 PM


"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

~~~Mark Twain


[Edited by: drivebye at 8/29/2014 3:57:04 PM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:28:58 PM

MahopacJack - "Why?"

Makes just as much sense as the original.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 2:10:01 PM

rjhenn, >>Now substitute "God" for "government".<<
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Why?

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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 1:21:37 PM

ncclyde - >>>"As soon as we subject government to the same moral rules and standards to which we subject every other individual or group, we see at once that government is the foremost lawbreaker and evildoer acting in society."

>>>- David S D'Amato

Now substitute "God" for "government".
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:23:30 AM

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." – Christopher Columbus
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:37:44 AM

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.”

-- Albert Camus
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 5:15:42 AM

“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” - George Orwell
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:59:43 PM


"Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize."

~~~Tom Lehrer
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:20:45 AM

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." – Chinese Proverb
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ncclyde
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:08:33 AM

"As soon as we subject government to the same moral rules and standards to which we subject every other individual or group, we see at once that government is the foremost lawbreaker and evildoer acting in society."

- David S D'Amato
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:48:31 AM

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

-- Stephen Hawking
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:29:12 PM


"I think, therefore I am."

~~~Rene Descartes
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 11:10:49 AM

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." – Buddha
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 11:01:16 AM

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

- Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:37:39 AM

“I trust politicians to do what’s right. For themselves.?”

-- Jarod Kintz,
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:42:05 AM

"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement." – W. Clement Stone
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:26:53 AM


“Despotism is a legitimate mode of government in dealing with barbarians, provided the end be their improvement.”

~~~John Stuart Mill
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:03:46 AM

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

-- Winston Churchill
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:42:37 PM


"We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others."

~~~Will Rogers

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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:52:01 AM

It’s hard to hear over the racket of gunfire. Politicians want to talk about war, but the people want to talk about peace.”

-- Jarod Kintz
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 12:27:01 AM


“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”

~~~Oscar Wilde
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:57:02 AM

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." –Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:02:42 AM

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.”

-- Oscar Levant
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:48:10 AM


"Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

~~~GEORGE ORWELL

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:17:31 AM

"Regardless of your political party, it's tough to demonstrate leadership from the 18th hole of a golf course."

Daniel Bongino
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:35:14 AM

“The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You're
born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you
assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to
which you resist is the degree to which you are free...”

-- Utah Phillips
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 1:56:58 AM


“All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.”
~~~John Arbuthnot

"Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts."
~~~Eugene J. McCarthy



[Edited by: drivebye at 8/23/2014 1:57:42 AM EST]
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:08:38 AM

"The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope." - Rush Limbaugh
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:01:08 AM

“People often ask me where I stand politically. It's not that I disagree with Bush's economic policy or his foreign policy, it's that I believe he was a child of Satan sent here to destroy the planet Earth. Little to the left.”

--Bill Hicks
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 1:20:52 AM


"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."

~~~Bob Marley
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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:39:51 AM

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"Evolution did not put you on two feet just so that you can crawl in the dust again before some fantasy" -WhatReallyHappened.com
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:15:33 AM

"The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.”

-- Julian Barnes
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drivebye
All-Star Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:18:44 AM


"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants."

~~~ Epictetus
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 5:52:07 AM

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” 

-- Frederick Douglass
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