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#61
Gunnen4u Wrote:Host do domu, hůl do ruky.
If a guest comes to your home, grab a stick.

Czech Proverb.

It's a good thing I did not know about this when I did visit that country, in the 60s. Everyone was very nice to Americans, and I saw no sticks being carried, or places near the front doors. S6
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#62
AdelbertWaldron wrote:

The internet: Where the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.
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#63
The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.

— P.J. O’Rourke
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#64
"If you do not know history, at least superficially, you will have no idea of where you came from, where you are now, or where you are going. I think a satisfactory word for this condition is "disconnected." To the extent that you do not know history, you are disconnected, perhaps not technically, but socially and philosophically and emotionally. This may be a harsh view, but it seems to me that a person who is disconnected has no real right to his opinions on any subject of importance. You gain your grasp of history through reading - recreational reading. You certainly cannot get it through class-work." --Col. Jeff Cooper, RIP

I love reading old Cooperisms and his books.
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#65
"The more corrupt the State, the more it legislates."

Tacitus
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#66
"He speaks French,in Russian".

Incognito spokesman.
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#67
Palladin Wrote:"He speaks French,in Russian".

Incognito spokesman.

I agree. I wonder if he misspelt the "in" or the "legislates"? It really could be either way, and pretty much slightly different things.
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#68
I meant 'it'. I will fix it straightaway. It happwns, thesw mispellings, due to a number of facotrs.

At least I remembered the gyyst of it by heart.
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#69
"It is good to know that with the creation of Ritalin, the world will never again be troubled by the likes of another Mozart." -- Charles Budreau
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#70
Gunnen4u Wrote:"It is good to know that with the creation of Ritalin, the world will never again be troubled by the likes of another Mozart." -- Charles Budreau

....................or (fill in any one of hundreds of famous names).
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#71
Quote:The love of violence is inherent in the human (male) spirit. The attempt to train it out of boys is both futile and immoral.

Jeff Cooper

I love Cooperisms. Too bad he didn't donate to a sperm bank or something.
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#72
‎"If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law."
--Winston Churchill
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#73
A later day Jefferson.
Jefferson: I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
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#74
Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it.
Oliver Cromwell

Too bad he was, well, Oliver Cromwell.
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#75
Five-Star General Douglas MacArthur Wrote:"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible "disgusting" at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."
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#76
ghoullio Wrote:
Five-Star General Douglas MacArthur Wrote:"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible "disgusting" at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."

What's the context behind this? It could aptly be used now of course...but this might be from the 50s?
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#77
He retired in I think '51? So Early '50's maybe. But he did have some good quotes. I like this one...

Douglas MacArthur Wrote:I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
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#78
It came after Mac was sacked and returned to the US after 14 years of rigorous service to his country. He returned thinking to sway Truman's policies and came close when he rallied the GOP into holding public hearings about the conduct of the war. Mac eventually lost the debate and on his last day of testimony, he sought to warn the people of the advancing causes that he believed were undermining the spirit and resolve of the American military.

The hearings centered around Mac's claim that even the Joint Chiefs disagreed with Truman's policies. The day finally came when Marshall, Bradley, and Eisenhower got to give their two cents. They publicly agreed with Truman and decided not to give dissent to a sitting wartime president. They closed ranks around the civilian leadership, their employers, and effectively sunk Mac. He disappeared from the national spotlight until he gave his final speech at West Point.

In reality, Mac had been ordered to chase the North Koreans back to the Parallel but it was Truman who decided to evict the commies from North Korea, thus drawing the Chinese into the conflict. Once the Chinese got involved, Truman again changed his mind and in the process, 60,000 US soldiers were killed for a scrap of land that still to this day no one knows what to do with.
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#79
Ain't it great? At least we lost somewhere around 5,000 and just over 1500 in the latest conflicts over something no one knows what to do with or does whatever with that is politically expedient for themselves. I suppose we have advanced in some form over time I guess. Yay America.

Quote:Bathtub falls kill folks but if some motherf*cker is trying to punch my ticket, I'm not going to shove him into a jacuzzi and hope for the best. I'm going to blow the biggest hole I can through his sternum and hopefully scatter his vertebrae all over the sidewalk. - Vladimer

Got that from a gun guy on a gun forum I frequent. Basically says to hell with gun control and kill yourself a burglar once in a blue moon.
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#80
Quote: Basically says to hell with gun control and kill yourself a burglar once in a blue moon.

Or whenever necessary, whichever comes first.
Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you push one down the stairs.
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