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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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"I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill ... What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?'"

- John Conyers on the Health Care Bill, which he voted for
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:43:01 AM

"He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."

--Groucho Marx
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:36:20 AM

"The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." – Ayn Rand
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:33:22 AM

"Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" - Chico Marx
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:31:12 AM

“[L]et me reassure you on this. A lot of us are talking to the generals behind the scenes, saying, ‘Hey, if you disagree with the policy that the White House has given you, let’s have a resignation. You know, let’s have a public resignation, and state your protest, and go out in a blaze of glory.

-- Colorado Springs, congressman Doug Lamborn
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“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

~~~Martin Niemöller
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:21:58 AM

"I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go?" - Barack Obama
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:10:01 AM

"I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares [sic] of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required." - Sheryl Crow on Environmentalism
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:08:04 AM

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try." – Beverly Sills
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:03:45 AM

Even if some people say, well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that, they will hold the president responsible. Now I don't want to even have to be associated with him. It's like touching a tar baby and you get, you get it, you know you are stuck and you are part of the problem now and you can't get away.

-- Colorado Springs, congressma Doug Lamborn talking out against Obama and the debt ceiling crisis debate
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 2:34:28 AM


“The most tragic cause of social disharmony is when the speed with which people find mistakes of others outweighs their simple belief that they too are infallible!”

~~~Israelmore Ayivor
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:17:47 PM



ldheinz, "AnotherOne, this is not the right place for this discussion. Please go elsewhere."

I have been begging you and rjhenn for exactly that and you refuse.

Name the place and I will meet you there.

Until then, don't talk about it because you are DOING it.

SMH

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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:04:36 PM

AnotherOne, this is not the right place for this discussion. Please go elsewhere.
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:03:20 PM



rjhenn, I don't blame you for wanting to take the discussion to another forum.

Because you know you are hopelessly wrong.

SMH

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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:02:12 PM



ldheinz, "You are aware that the Qur'an is just the bible translated into Arabic, right?"

ROTFL

ROTFL

ROTFL

WOW!

ROTFLOL

Did you really say that with a straight face?

If you did, I have nothing more to say to you with that kind of ignorance.

SMH

ROTFLOLOLOLOL

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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:47:39 PM

AnotherOne, the Arabic word "Allah", when translated into Latin, is "Jehovah". It's the same word in another language. And when translated into Hebrew it is "Yahweh". All three words are the same word, the name of god, just in different languages. No "conversion" is necessary.

You are aware that the Qur'an is just the bible translated into Arabic, right?
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:39:53 PM

Why? As you've demonstrated, again, there's no point in attempting any discussion with you. About all one can do is correct your errors so they don't harm others.
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:50:17 PM



rjhenn, "Islamic belief is that all 3 worship the same God, but only the Muslims do it correctly."

And there they are wrong on BOTH counts, no matter what they claim.

There is NO similarity between the God of the Bible and allah in islam.

NONE.

Now let's take this discussion, rjhenn, to some other topic and let this one be for "Great Quotes".

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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:15:40 PM

AnotherOne - "Christians and Jews are to CONVERT to islam and worship allah!"

More ignorance on your part. "Allah" is the name the Muslims give to the Jewish and Christian God, as many Christians call Him "Jehovah". Islamic belief is that all 3 worship the same God, but only the Muslims do it correctly.

Of course, Muslims don't even agree among themselves what "correctly" actually means....
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:15:07 PM



Oh, btw, that last quote from quran 2:193 is from allah himself saying that muslims had to FIGHT every non-muslim until no one on earth is allowed to worship anyone but him, allah.

allah seems to have an 'Obama type of narcissism' doesn't he?

ROTFL
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:54:22 PM



"And fight them [non-muslims] until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone)."

quran 2:193

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:51:20 PM



rjhenn, "Of course, you completely missed the fact that that verse is stating that that includes Jews and Christians."

Didn't miss it at all.

What YOU missed and glossed over is that the verse said that Christians and Jews who "those of them who have faith in Allah".

So you prove my point.

Christians and Jews are to CONVERT to islam and worship allah!

Thank you for pointing that out to everyone.

Now let us get back to actual quotes. I will discuss this further with you in any other topic you want.

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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:41:22 PM

AnotherOne - "rjhenn, thanks for posting that only those who believe in allah will have any reward."

Of course, you completely missed the fact that that verse is stating that that includes Jews and Christians.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:07:06 AM

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

-- Dr. William Ralph Inge
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 12:02:37 AM



rjhenn, thanks for posting that only those who believe in allah will have any reward.

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 11:48:08 PM


“Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.”

~~~Washington Irving
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 11:40:06 PM

"Indeed the faithful, the Jews, the Christians, and the Sabaeans —those of them who have faith in Allah and the Last Day and act righteously— they shall have their reward near their Lord, and they will have no fear, nor will they grieve."
Qur'an (2:62)
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 3:04:36 AM

Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.

-- Richard Brodsky
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:30:14 AM



"SLAY the infidel [anyone who is not a muslim] wherever you find him. Take them captive and besiege them and prepare for them each ambush."

allah in the quran 9:5



[Edited by: AnotherOne at 9/27/2014 1:31:13 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:17:36 AM


"...we ought to ask not just whether government is doing too much or too little, but whether it is doing the right things.”

~~~Steven Pearlstein
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:13:52 AM

These 3 posts are quotes from Steven Pearlstein on Capitalism and Morality:_________

1] [Here is] “a dilemma for those making a moral case for free markets. If providers of capital could lay a moral claim to 25 percent of the nation’s income as recently as the early 1990s, why do they have a moral claim to 35 percent today? If the top five executives in a big public corporation could once lay claim to 2 or 3 percent of its profits, what gives them the moral right to 10 percent today? And what possible moral justification could there be for a system in which, for every dollar of increased output resulting from higher worker productivity, a mere 13 cents now goes to the typical worker in higher pay and benefits?”_______
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:13:00 AM



2] “One problem with liberals’ equal­opportunity [sic] argument is that they have yet to articulate the moral principles with which to determine how far the evening-up should go — not just with education but with child care, health care, nutrition, after-school and summer programs, training, and a host of other social services.
Similar questions arise over safety-net programs for the poor, which all but the most dogmatic conservatives feel some moral instinct to provide. What should be the height of the net and the tightness of its weave? Who should be entitled to its protections, and for how long?”_________
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 1:05:58 AM


3] “A useful debate about the morality of capitalism must get beyond libertarian nostrums that greed is good, what’s mine is mine and whatever the market produces is fair. It should also acknowledge that there is no moral imperative to redistribute income and opportunity until everyone has secured a berth in a middle class free from economic worries. If our moral obligation is to provide everyone with a reasonable shot at economic success within a market system that, by its nature, thrives on unequal outcomes, then we ought to ask not just whether government is doing too much or too little, but whether it is doing the right things.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-capitalism-moral/2013/03/15/a9ed66d4-868b-11e2-999e-5f8e0410cb9d_story.html

[Edited by: drivebye at 9/27/2014 1:12:30 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:58:53 PM

“Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people’s stuff.”
- George Carlin

[Edited by: rjhenn at 9/26/2014 2:59:04 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:53:44 PM

“Some false representations contravene the law; some do not. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business, and, besides, could not be done. The line between honesty and dishonesty is a narrow, shifting one and usually lets those get by that are the most subtle and already have more than they can use.”
? Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 2:45:44 PM

"I am an Agnostic because I am not afraid to think. I am not afraid of any god in the universe who would send me or any other man or woman to hell. If there were such a being, he would not be a god; he would be a devil."

Clarence Darrow
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:07:54 PM

"Laissez-faire capitalism is the only social system based on the recognition of individual rights and, therefore, the only system that bans force from social relationships. By the nature of its basic principles and interests, it is the only system fundamentally opposed to war." - Ayn Rand
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:30:45 AM

"In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions, and interests dictate. They can deal with one another only in terms of and by means of reason, i.e., by means of discussion, persuasion, and contractual agreement, by voluntary choice to mutual benefit. The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree—and thus keeps the road open to man’s most valuable attribute (valuable personally, socially, and objectively): the creative mind." - Ayn Rand
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:27:47 AM

"If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten." – Tony Robbins
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 6:09:54 AM

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class

-- Al Capone
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 11:47:02 AM

"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." – Teddy Roosevelt
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 11:36:48 AM


"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

~~~Lyndon B. Johnson

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 5:34:45 AM

If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is, that we should have nothing to do with conquest

-- Thomas Jefferson
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 12:24:02 AM


"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true."

~~~Honore de Balzac

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:12:08 AM

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." – Martin Luther King Jr.
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:16:56 AM

A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief.

-- George Walker Bush
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:23:36 PM


“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”

~~~Nelson Mandela
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:53:01 PM

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." – Maya Angelou
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:01:51 AM

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."

--Mark Twain
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 4:56:24 AM

Ozone Man, Ozone. He's crazy, way out, far out, man."

-- George Bush, Sr., speaking about Al Gore during the 1992 presidential campaign
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