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#1349771 --- 06/19/12 08:05 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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Is there a sweeter word in the English language than Summer?

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - John Lubbock.
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#1350104 --- 06/22/12 04:10 AM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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Here’s to the nights where the sand is your seat, the waves kiss your feet, your friends outnumber the stars, and even the chilliest of nights are still warmer than the cold one in your hand.
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#1350628 --- 06/25/12 04:31 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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"It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power." -- David Brin
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#1350904 --- 06/27/12 09:30 AM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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“Grades are a problem. On the most general level, they're an explicit acknowledgment that what you're doing is insufficiently interesting or rewarding for you to do it on your own. Nobody ever gave you a grade for learning how to play, how to ride a bicycle, or how to kiss. One of the best ways to destroy love for any of these activities would be through the use of grades, and the coercion and judgment they represent. Grades are a cudgel to bludgeon the unwilling into doing what they don't want to do, an important instrument in inculcating children into a lifelong subservience to whatever authority happens to be thrust over them.”
― Derrick Jensen
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#1352782 --- 07/11/12 08:52 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Teonan]
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I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
-Einstein
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#1353273 --- 07/14/12 01:07 AM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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"The reason i post News story is not to keep my fellow citizens informed, but to create hate and discontented."
- C.J.
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#1353367 --- 07/14/12 05:20 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Teonan]
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HA!


It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. . . . What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
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#1353431 --- 07/15/12 11:02 AM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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Talent is God given. Be humble.
Fame is man given. Be grateful.
Cinceit is self-given. Be careful.
-John Wooden
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#1360009 --- 08/21/12 07:01 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Ghandi
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#1361945 --- 08/31/12 02:48 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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“Let me get this straight, so if your dry cleaning succeeds with a Democrat in office, you built that,” Stewart said Thursday. “But if your dry cleaning business fails with a Democrat in office, the government [screwed] you.”
-Jon Stewart
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#1361984 --- 08/31/12 06:44 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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Ta!




“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, Ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”

–Henry Rollins, “Punk Rock World Traveler,”
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#1362542 --- 09/04/12 09:22 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Teonan]
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Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary, reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else.

- Bill Moyers - PBS Commentator
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#1362823 --- 09/06/12 07:36 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Teonan]
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In Tampa -- in Tampa -- did y'all watch their convention? I did. In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple -- pretty snappy. It went something like this: We left him a total mess. He hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. So fire him and put us back in.

-Bill Clinton-former President of the United States
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#1362928 --- 09/07/12 07:48 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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Good one!




“When Congressman Ryan looked into that TV camera and attacked President Obama’s Medicare savings as quote ‘biggest coldest power play,’ I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Because that 716 billion dollars is exactly, to the dollar, the same amount of Medicare savings that he has in his own budget. It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did.”

-Bill Clinton-former President of the United States


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#1362938 --- 09/07/12 09:49 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Teonan]
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"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer".
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#1363049 --- 09/08/12 08:09 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Kitty]
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I like that answer! ;\)

"Or to put it another way: Republicans harping on Obama about the state of the economy is like Ted Bundy blaming his trail of murders on detectives not catching him fast enough."
http://www.politicalgarbagechute.com/no-statute-of-limitations/
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#1363060 --- 09/08/12 10:01 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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More like John Wayne Gacy complaining that Bundy wasn't caught fast enough.
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#1363578 --- 09/12/12 11:29 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: VM Smith]
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"If you object to unfair treatment, you're an ingrate. If you seek equity and fair consideration, you're uppity. If you demand union security, you're un-American. If you rebel against repressive management tactics, they will lynch and scalp you. But if you are passive and patient, they will take advantage of both."

— Congressman William Clay, Sr., speaking to the AFL-CIO Federation of Government Employees, 1975


Ruins of striking mine workers' tent city following the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. A militia formed by mining companies, wearing National Guard uniforms with the blessing of the Governor, riddled the tent city with machine gun fire before burning it to the ground. 19 were killed, including 2 women and 11 children, some as young as 3 months old. Almost 200 would be killed in the ensuing Colorado Coalfield Wars. The miners did not achieve their objectives (not immediately, at least) and the only man ever charged in connection with the Ludlow Massacre was union organizer John Lawson, who was framed for murder. Lawson's conviction was eventually overturned.
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#1363705 --- 09/13/12 06:04 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: Teonan]
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America has one heck of a history when it comes to labor, doesn't it?

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#1365202 --- 09/22/12 08:08 PM Re: Quotable quotes [Re: twocats]
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Our America is under siege. Everywhere we look labor is being attacked and, to our chagrin, so are our Veterans, elderly and disenfranchised. There should be outrage from one and all. This is OUR America, isn't it? DAMN RIGHT!

—Moe Lepore, President Boston Metro Area Local APWU (2003)
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