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 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 88
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Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there.
Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)

When two dogs fight for a bone, and the third runs off with it, there's a lawyer among the dogs.
German proberb
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 89
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Posted: 5/1/2009 7:44:34 AM
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke


The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

-Albert Einstein
 LucOberdere
Joined: 3/12/2008
Msg: 90
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Posted: 5/8/2009 7:35:53 PM
I saw a guy at a party wearing a leather jacket and I thought, ‘That is cool.’
But then I saw another guy wearing a leather vest and I thought, ‘That is not cool’.
Then I figured it out: ‘Cool’ is all about leather sleeves.

~Demitri Martin
 Fort Garry Dark
Joined: 11/25/2005
Msg: 91
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Posted: 5/8/2009 8:40:55 PM

Go ahead and cry......you'll pee less.

My Gramma


Sounds sort of like a very caring woman.
 CuriousDav56
Joined: 3/16/2007
Msg: 93
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Posted: 6/24/2009 11:53:26 AM
Women, when you're dating them they're nibblin' your ear.....

When you marry them?????.......


Well they're still in your ear.


Smokey Da Bear.
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 94
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Posted: 6/24/2009 3:04:41 PM
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.
Victor Cousin (1792 - 1867)


For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites


I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it. 'I have a problem, I'll get a grant.' 'I'm homeless, the government must house me.' They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation
Margaret Thatcher (1925 - ), talking to Women's Own magazine, October 31 1987
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 96
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Posted: 6/24/2009 10:01:53 PM
No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.
Henry P. Fairchild

I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
Marcus, Babylon 5
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 97
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Posted: 6/25/2009 6:54:55 AM
Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Matt Groening (1954 - ), The Simpsons

You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head.
Matt Groening (1954 - ), The Simpsons
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 98
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Posted: 6/25/2009 9:46:06 AM
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg (1933 - ), quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999


It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 99
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Posted: 7/10/2009 10:46:51 PM
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
William James (1842 - 1910)

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982), Atlas Shrugged, 1957

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982), Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 100
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Posted: 7/10/2009 11:02:13 PM
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
Kelvin Throop III

All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)



The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Anna Quindlen (1953 - )
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 102
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Posted: 7/13/2009 9:44:47 AM
If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)


One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
 Much More
Joined: 7/17/2008
Msg: 105
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Posted: 8/30/2009 6:59:43 PM
"If music be the food of love, play on." ~ William Shakespeare
 LucOberdere
Joined: 3/12/2008
Msg: 106
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Posted: 8/30/2009 8:48:50 PM
"nothing says platonic sex like a campfire and smores"
~Anon
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 108
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Posted: 9/3/2009 8:33:42 PM
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen
 Much More
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Posted: 10/8/2009 3:45:41 PM
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. ― Illusions ~ Richard Bach
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 112
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Posted: 10/10/2009 5:31:55 PM

The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder.
Richard J. Daley
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 114
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Posted: 10/22/2009 8:58:17 AM
Because sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I'm tired of making other people feel good about themselves.

All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer.


Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!

...... Homer Simpson
 LucOberdere
Joined: 3/12/2008
Msg: 115
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Posted: 11/21/2009 10:54:05 PM
phone sex would be way better if there was an app for that...
 LucOberdere
Joined: 3/12/2008
Msg: 116
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Posted: 11/23/2009 5:36:43 PM
There's a sucker born every minute but swallowers are harder to find.

 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 117
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Posted: 3/18/2010 11:02:17 AM
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?Then why call him God?”

Epicurus
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 119
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Posted: 4/23/2010 9:25:57 PM
"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."

not sure who the originator is
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 120
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Posted: 8/22/2010 11:10:37 PM
"I don't want to make the voices go away, doc, I just want to adjust the bass and treble."

""One can't be young forever, but trust me, immature is definitely doable."

Found them on th enet, dunno who said them but it wasn't me.
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 121
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Posted: 10/11/2010 7:37:36 PM
“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history with the possible exception of handguns and tequila.”—Mitch Ratcliffe, Technology Review
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 125
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Posted: 11/20/2010 11:22:32 AM
Seen on a tshirt - “If life gives you melons you may be dyslexic”
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