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Message 729410 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 13:27:48 UTC

"Only a person of deep faith can afford the luxury of skepticism." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions.
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Message 729420 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 14:04:46 UTC

If everything sems to be coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.
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Message 729436 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 14:49:25 UTC - in response to Message 729420.  

If everything sems to be coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.



Or in a one-way street, heading the opposite direction .


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Message 729447 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 15:08:49 UTC

'...the power that one man exerts over another is always perilous. I am not saying that power, by nature is evil; I am saying that power, with its mechanisms is infinite (which does not mean that it is omnipotent, quite the contrary). The rules that exist to limit it can never be stringent enough; the universal principles for dispossessing it of all the occasions it seizes are never sufficiently rigorous. Against power one must always set inviolable laws and unrestricted rights.'

Michel Foucault, (2000) [1979] 'Useless to revolt?'. In J. Faubion (ed.). Tr. Robert Hurley and others. Power The Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984. Volume Three. New York: New Press, p. 452-3.
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Message 729453 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 15:14:04 UTC

If the sky is the limit, then what is space, over the limit?


LETS BEGIN IN 2010
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Message 729455 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 15:15:12 UTC

Can mute people burp?


LETS BEGIN IN 2010
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Message 729465 - Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 15:25:36 UTC



. . . We read to know we are not alone ~ C.S. Lewis ~




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Message 729900 - Posted: 24 Mar 2008, 17:58:03 UTC

a bit old tho, but nonetheless quite actual:

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Message 730181 - Posted: 25 Mar 2008, 10:42:00 UTC




"Truth is the mother of hatred."

~ Ausonius ~


"Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity"

~ Joseph Addison ~


"If you understand, things are just as they are;

if you do not understand, things are just as they are"

~ Zen proverb ~


"When 'the common good' of a society is regarded as something apart from and superior

to the individual good of its members, it means that the good of some men takes precedence

over the good of others, with those others consigned to the status of sacrificial animals"

~ Ayn Rand ~



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Message 730395 - Posted: 26 Mar 2008, 2:01:13 UTC

Every man dies. Not every man lives.
'No one can make you inferior without your consent.'
Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Message 731024 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 16:58:01 UTC
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There are only two types of people left in the world, those who are in such deep denial that they wouldn't even recognize a bomb if it blew up right in front of them, and those who are seemingly so aware of what's going on around them that they can spot a fire cracker a mile away and have the entire town evacuated in two minutes flat... ;)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 731038 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 17:43:37 UTC

Let's have a Middle Eastern war, it will make us all safer!
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Message 731039 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 17:49:13 UTC

LOL John.

Here's another:

"Lets' have ID cards, they will stop terrorism"
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Message 731047 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 18:27:08 UTC - in response to Message 731039.  

"Lets' have ID cards, they will stop terrorism"

We already have them, they're called a drivers license and a social security card... ;)

(Don't let the recent propaganda fool you into thinking ID cards are something new.)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 731049 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 18:31:21 UTC
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The world has too many passionate people fighting for what is wrong and not enough passionate people fighting for what is right...

Example: It's one thing to not help the poor or to be silent about it, but it takes a 'special' kind of person to boldly arrogantly and repeatedly proclaim justification... ;)

(Am I allowed to have two thoughts in a day?)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 731051 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 18:34:58 UTC

A favorite of mine at my machine shop:

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but there is always enough time to do it over.
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Message 731055 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 18:45:42 UTC - in response to Message 731047.  

"Lets' have ID cards, they will stop terrorism"

We already have them, they're called a drivers license and a social security card... ;)

(Don't let the recent propaganda fool you into thinking ID cards are something new.)


I know this is going off topic, but what the hell...

I presume you are outside of the UK?

We also have Driving Licences, National Insurance numbers (& cards) and passports, yet for some inexplicable reason the UK Government are pushing ahead with spending billions of pounds on ID cards that nearly the whole population has said they don't want. I have never had a problem proving who I am and those that don't want to prove who they are (criminals) will either obtain false ID cards or not have one at all.

Sorry, as you were :D

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Message 731163 - Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 22:59:10 UTC


. . . 'Experimenter: You have no other choice'

from Stanley Milgram: The Perils of Obedience




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Message 731197 - Posted: 28 Mar 2008, 0:24:58 UTC - in response to Message 731055.  
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I know this is going off topic, but what the hell...

When you understand how 'bad people' think, then you'll begin to understand my sarcasm...

In every case, they offer you something worse than what you already have (especially if you complain), in an effort to make you believe that what you already have isn't so bad after all (no matter how reprehensible it may be)... In the end, things either stay the same or get better for them, and things either stay the same or get worse for you...

Have you ever recieved a 'positive result' out of a legitimate complaint, nine times out of ten the complaint results in a 'hard lesson learned about questioning authority'... And the one time out of ten is usually just a 'staged event to win your favor'... ;)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 734577 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 8:27:05 UTC
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Thought of the night:

'RAC' has its privileges... ;)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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