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jjjoooggg
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September 20th, 2021 at 11:24:11 AM permalink
Ive read different versions of his quote.

Yes, it took years for his papers to be accepted. He was blacklisted by one of his professors. There is one college that has a postcard of his request for a teaching job. He had resorted to postcards after he got so many rejections.

I stood in his home in Bern, Switzerland, now a museum.

Einstein could have also been thinking about the reichstag fire. That falsely blamed the jews of terrorism in 1933. In 1933, the jews were placed in concentration camps by the thousands. It wouldnt be til 8 years later that ww2 would start, after germany had already conquered numerous countries in 1940, belgiun norway poland etc

Einstein was not just a nerd. He dated women and did long bicycle rides. He went through depression after his professor blacklisted him. But he probably never would have made those papers in a conventional graduate school and teaching.
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September 20th, 2021 at 12:00:41 PM permalink
The quote is from a letter he wrote in 1902. I highly doubt he was thinking of a fire thirty years in the future. At the time he wrote it, Germany was a newly formed country, less than twenty years old and ruled by a benevolent king.
There are not different versions of his quote, there are different translations. Some words in German simply don't translate very easily into English without understanding the context.
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September 20th, 2021 at 12:05:27 PM permalink
Oh, you are correct. He must have been talking about his professor's blacklisting. His father would get him a job in the patent office. After his papers were accepted, he moved to Princeton to teach and didn't find anything new since except the atomic bomb. E=MC^2.

The same with the Bible. Translating from Hebrew is not easy. Some Hebrew words don't match exactly with an English word. Semantics.
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September 22nd, 2021 at 4:32:44 PM permalink
__________


Earl Monroe re his game in hoops_________


"I'm quite sure the defensive player doesn't know what I'm going to do next

Because even I don't know what I'm going to do next"


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"𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
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September 23rd, 2021 at 5:11:58 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

"The problem with quotes on the internet is you never know if they are genuine.

Joseph Stalin

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    Funny :D A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists. Don Marquis
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    September 24th, 2021 at 1:28:31 PM permalink
    _____________


    you're sitting at a table - you notice the guy next to you has a fair amount of chips - you make some chit chat and say - "looks like you're doin' okay"



    and he replies:



    𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘩, 𝘐'𝘮 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦'𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺



    truly a classic____________________________it will never die


    .
    "𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
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    September 26th, 2021 at 1:37:39 AM permalink
    __________


    just one more from the sage:
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    .
    "𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
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    September 26th, 2021 at 6:33:25 AM permalink
    I would always hear AP's claiming they never had a problem with/at XYZ. Oftentimes guys become complaisant or bolder thinking there has never been a problem. Oftentimes I knew better and I would always say:

    "It's never a problem... until it is."

    AxelWolf.
    ♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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    September 27th, 2021 at 2:14:44 AM permalink
    __________


    "The casino giveth and the casino hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the casino."




    Job____1:21


    .
    "𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
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    September 27th, 2021 at 12:51:58 PM permalink
    "She tore through my heart like a tornado searching for a trailer park."

    Rodney Crowell
    NO KILL I

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