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August 1st, 2022 at 1:15:11 AM permalink
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Washington Bullets Coach Dick Motta responding to a reporter during the playoffs when the Bullets were facing elimination


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"the opera ain't over until the fat lady sings"


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August 11th, 2022 at 2:30:10 AM permalink
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Valley Girl talk - 80s made famous in Frank Zappa's tune of the same name


the all time greatest Valley Girl quote:


"barf me out - gag me with a spoon"


some other great Valley Girl quotes:


"there she goes - she just bought some 𝙗𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣 clothes"


"He was, like, freaking me out
He called me a beastie
That's 'cause, like
He was totally blitzed
He goes, like, 𝙗𝙖𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚
I'm sure!"


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August 14th, 2022 at 2:16:28 PM permalink
Back in my college days I was a big Frank Zappa fan. If asked at the time what my favorite Zappa song & lyrics were I would have said "Dirty Love":
Quote:

Give me
Your dirty love
Like some tacky little pamphlet
In your daddy's bottom drawer


50 years down the road, however, I'm going to go with this verse from "I'm the Slime (oozen' out From your TV set)"
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You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help... no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold


Damn smart guy that Frank was.
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August 22nd, 2022 at 6:05:17 AM permalink
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August 24th, 2022 at 8:06:34 PM permalink
This has to be a great quote. NASA releases the sound of a black hole. Sayth the Black Hole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioR5np1fmEc

Pretty sure I can hear millions of voices screaming.

That's black humor, btw
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September 5th, 2022 at 5:44:16 AM permalink
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from an old r&b song from Johnnie Taylor

he's contemplating leaving his wife or girlfriend - but he decides against it - because:


𝙄𝙏'𝙎.. 𝘾𝙃𝙀𝘼𝙋𝙀𝙍.. 𝙏𝙊.. 𝙆𝙀𝙀𝙋.. 𝙃𝙀𝙍


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September 15th, 2022 at 1:42:08 AM permalink
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𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏𝙍𝙀𝙉𝘿 𝙄𝙎 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙁𝙍𝙄𝙀𝙉𝘿




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don't know who the author is but so many winning gamblers should be thankful to the very wise person who stated this



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September 15th, 2022 at 2:08:29 AM permalink
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𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏𝙍𝙀𝙉𝘿 𝙄𝙎 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙁𝙍𝙄𝙀𝙉𝘿




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don't know who the author is but so many winning gamblers should be thankful to the very wise person who stated this



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The trend is your friend, bet with the trend and you can only lose once. Bet against the trend and you can lose many times.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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September 15th, 2022 at 3:01:22 AM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster

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𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏𝙍𝙀𝙉𝘿 𝙄𝙎 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙁𝙍𝙄𝙀𝙉𝘿




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don't know who the author is but so many winning gamblers should be thankful to the very wise person who stated this



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The trend is your friend, bet with the trend and you can only lose once. Bet against the trend and you can lose many times.
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yes, I totally agree 110%

it's not possible that you could find a trend bet and lose - and then find another trend bet and lose that one too -

there's just no way that could happen

as you so wisely stated - worth repeating 1,000 times________𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝘾𝘼𝙉 𝙊𝙉𝙇𝙔 𝙇𝙊𝙎𝙀 𝙊𝙉𝘾𝙀_________words to live by



I posted this in the betting systems thread but it's so important it's worth repeating one more time:



just think it over for a minute before you reject it out of hand

the Roulette Wheel knows if it came 5 times in a row red

it now 𝙤𝙗𝙫𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙮 wants to come Red for a sixth time


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September 15th, 2022 at 7:24:22 AM permalink
"They're only numbers- numbers on paper. Once you understand them, it's easy to make them behave."
-Petyr Baelish to Tyrion Lannister

An entire Accounting college curriculum distilled to one sentence.
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September 15th, 2022 at 8:08:48 AM permalink
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September 15th, 2022 at 11:16:10 AM permalink
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September 15th, 2022 at 11:21:11 AM permalink
"The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word."

-Galileo
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September 29th, 2022 at 3:28:52 AM permalink
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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”


""When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."


- Isaac Asimov



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𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱___________________𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘳


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October 6th, 2022 at 2:12:00 AM permalink
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lines from the movie "The Naked Gun"_________


while undercover in prison___


"I was surrounded by rapists and murderers - it was like being in the stands of a Los Angeles Raiders game"


"I was like a blind man at an orgy - I was going to have to feel my way around"


"I was like a midget at a urinal - I was going to have to stay on my toes"


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October 9th, 2022 at 12:24:44 AM permalink
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Ali to Frazier about Frazier's chances of winning


" Slim and none - and Slim just left town"___________________________Frazier then won the fight




"never half ass 2 different things

it's much better to whole ass just one thing"


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October 9th, 2022 at 1:39:06 AM permalink
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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”


""When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."


- Isaac Asimov



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𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱___________________𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘳


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Intellectuals are never trusted because they've always been in the minority. If you're an average person which obviously most people are you're never going to be an intellectual so you're going to snub them and think you're just as good as they are. The first thing Pol Pot did when he took over was to kill anybody who wore glasses because he considered them intellectuals and therefore dangerous.
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October 12th, 2022 at 12:55:31 PM permalink
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"the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn't exist"


from the movie - The Usual Suspects


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October 12th, 2022 at 1:22:26 PM permalink
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"the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn't exist"


from the movie - The Usual Suspects


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Religious people get to have it both ways. Either the devil tricks you by being the devil or he tricks you by convincing you he doesn't exist. Either way the religion wins because you cannot argue either point because there is no devil. My favorite quote about the devil is, when your dance with the Devil the devil changes you, you don't change the devil. I believe that's from the movie 8mm.
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October 13th, 2022 at 4:08:45 AM permalink
Einstein has a ton of quotes, hard to pick one

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October 13th, 2022 at 9:13:11 AM permalink
A human fart can be louder than a trombone. I discovered this at my daughter's school concert. anonymous

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October 13th, 2022 at 11:41:53 AM permalink
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A human fart can be louder than a trombone. I discovered this at my daughter's school concert. anonymous

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With any instrument with a bell and open mouthpiece you can deliver an impressive fart like sound.
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October 13th, 2022 at 12:00:59 PM permalink
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a little something to get ready for the Holidays







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October 13th, 2022 at 1:45:05 PM permalink
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Einstein has a ton of quotes, hard to pick one


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Problem with Einstein's quotes is he didn't say most of the stuff i that's attributed to him. You have to look up each quote and find out if he really said it most of the time he never did. He was a smart math guy but on regular stuff, common-sense stuff, he was very average.
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October 13th, 2022 at 3:37:14 PM permalink
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Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one.

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October 13th, 2022 at 4:56:16 PM permalink
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Quote: Robert A. Heinlein

Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one.


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Robert Heinlein, one man's religion is another man's belly laugh.
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October 13th, 2022 at 5:01:19 PM permalink
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October 14th, 2022 at 1:15:13 AM permalink
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October 14th, 2022 at 12:39:17 PM permalink
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𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙈𝘼𝙉 𝘼 𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂


campaign slogan of populist Louisiana Senator Huey Long in 1934

the slogan is the origin or Long's nickname which was "Kingfish"


this is from the great 1949 movie "All the Kings Men" - the name of the politician in the movie is Willie Stark - but it is based on the life of Huey Long





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October 14th, 2022 at 1:05:28 PM permalink
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𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙈𝘼𝙉 𝘼 𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂


campaign slogan of populist Louisiana Senator Huey Long in 1934

the slogan is the origin or Long's nickname which was "Kingfish"


this is from the great 1949 movie "All the Kings Men" - the name of the politician in the movie is Willie Stark - but it is based on the life of Huey Long
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Governor Huey Long was assassinated in 1935 just a few days after his 42nd birthday. His dying words reportedly were, God don't let me die I have so much to do.
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October 14th, 2022 at 1:31:59 PM permalink
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𝙀𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 𝙈𝘼𝙉 𝘼 𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂


campaign slogan of populist Louisiana Senator Huey Long in 1934

the slogan is the origin or Long's nickname which was "Kingfish"


this is from the great 1949 movie "All the Kings Men" - the name of the politician in the movie is Willie Stark - but it is based on the life of Huey Long
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Governor Huey Long was assassinated in 1935 just a few days after his 42nd birthday. His dying words reportedly were, God don't let me die I have so much to do.
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poor, poor women - not only did they not get to be Kings - they didn't even get to be Queens


the real Huey Long:






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October 14th, 2022 at 5:55:11 PM permalink
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Governor Huey Long was assassinated in 1935 just a few days after his 42nd birthday. His dying words reportedly were, God don't let me die I have so much to do.
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without looking this up for a refresher, the guy pegged as the assassin may not have shot Long. Long's bodyguards, many believe, likely killed him when they opened fire go with something like 40 shots.

the guy they were trying to hit apparently at the least presented a gun, so I won't say he was exactly innocent ... unless you want to go deep with cover-up conspiracies
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October 14th, 2022 at 8:10:36 PM permalink
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Governor Huey Long was assassinated in 1935 just a few days after his 42nd birthday. His dying words reportedly were, God don't let me die I have so much to do.
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without looking this up for a refresher, the guy pegged as the assassin may not have shot Long. Long's bodyguards, many believe, likely killed him when they opened fire go with something like 40 shots.

the guy they were trying to hit apparently at the least presented a gun, so I won't say he was exactly innocent ... unless you want to go deep with cover-up conspiracies
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Max Allan Collins wrote a really excellent historical fiction book about Huey Long. Collins is one of my favorite crime authors he has his main character inserted into all kinds of historically factual situations and his research is impeccable. The Lindbergh kidnapping, Amelia Earhart, the Kennedy assassination, The Black Dahlia, if you haven't read Max Allen Collins you're really missing something.
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October 15th, 2022 at 11:20:25 AM permalink
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October 15th, 2022 at 1:01:17 PM permalink
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“The only way to beat roulette is to steal money when the croupier isn't looking.”

-Albert Einstein
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Except Einstein never said that, it's a made-up story from an article a guy wrote who was with Einstein in Las Vegas. Einstein did not say most of the stuff that's attributed to him. He was a brilliant mathematician but he was pretty mediocre on everything else. Because he was basically the only genius that people knew of, to make their stories sound credible they would say that it was Einstein who said it.
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October 15th, 2022 at 1:34:19 PM permalink
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“The only way to beat roulette is to steal money when the croupier isn't looking.”

-Albert Einstein
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Except Einstein never said that, it's a made-up story from an article a guy wrote who was with Einstein in Las Vegas. Einstein did not say most of the stuff that's attributed to him. He was a brilliant mathematician but he was pretty mediocre on everything else. Because he was basically the only genius that people knew of, to make their stories sound credible they would say that it was Einstein who said it.
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Einstein was what we call now a 'theoretical physicist' and had expertise in other things.

For a trivia question that illustrates this, why was Einstein called in to help work on improving US torpedoes during the ww2 US crisis [the failure rate was unacceptable at the war's beginning]. No fair looking it up, though I think it is not easy to find.
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October 16th, 2022 at 12:46:16 AM permalink
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" a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest "



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October 16th, 2022 at 9:13:31 AM permalink
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" a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest "
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Is this an observation regarding some of our fellow forum members? :)
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October 16th, 2022 at 9:17:56 AM permalink
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" a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest "
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Is this an observation regarding some of our fellow forum members? :)
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Never!

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October 16th, 2022 at 9:43:43 AM permalink
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October 16th, 2022 at 1:45:58 PM permalink
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For a trivia question that illustrates this, why was Einstein called in to help work on improving US torpedoes during the ww2 US crisis [the failure rate was unacceptable at the war's beginning]. No fair looking it up, though I think it is not easy to find.
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he worked at the US patent office for a reason. He was really very good at studying the design of products and had designed with a partner a type of refrigerator. Can't remember if he held other patents, but he gained a reputation here. He helped determine that the firing pin design was no good on the torpedoes, allowing them to get bent on impact.
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October 24th, 2022 at 7:01:47 AM permalink
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The Casino giveth

and the Casino hath taken away



Job 1:21


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October 24th, 2022 at 9:15:35 PM permalink
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"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


Carl Sagan, 1995

Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.



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How prophetic.

As a boy I believed America was the greatest country in the world, a beacon of freedom and good government.

Today I watched Lady Liberty throw down her torch and start swimming back to France.
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Torch him. I quoted that bullspit. Wth
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
Mooseton
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October 24th, 2022 at 9:25:06 PM permalink
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"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


Carl Sagan, 1995

Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.



___________________________________

How prophetic.

As a boy I believed America was the greatest country in the world, a beacon of freedom and good government.

Today I watched Lady Liberty throw down her torch and start swimming back to France.
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Torch him. I quoted that bullspit. Wth
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So weird to give someone else’s post to me.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
Mooseton
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October 24th, 2022 at 9:25:10 PM permalink
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"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


Carl Sagan, 1995

Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.



___________________________________

How prophetic.

As a boy I believed America was the greatest country in the world, a beacon of freedom and good government.

Today I watched Lady Liberty throw down her torch and start swimming back to France.
link to original post



Torch him. I quoted that bullspit. Wth
link to original post



So weird to give someone else’s post to me.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
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October 24th, 2022 at 9:30:51 PM permalink
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"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


Carl Sagan, 1995

Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.



___________________________________

How prophetic.

As a boy I believed America was the greatest country in the world, a beacon of freedom and good government.

Today I watched Lady Liberty throw down her torch and start swimming back to France.
link to original post



Torch him. I quoted that bullspit. Wth
link to original post



So weird to give someone else’s post to me.
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Indeed. It looks like that happened almost a year ago.
May the cards fall in your favor.
Mooseton
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October 24th, 2022 at 9:31:15 PM permalink
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"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..."


Carl Sagan, 1995

Astonishing that you would post that. It’s good stuff.



___________________________________

How prophetic.

As a boy I believed America was the greatest country in the world, a beacon of freedom and good government.

Today I watched Lady Liberty throw down her torch and start swimming back to France.
link to original post



Torch him. I quoted that bullspit. Wth
link to original post



So weird to give someone else’s post to me.
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Page 14. Even if I agree with you, leave me alone with quoting me when I didn’t say it.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
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October 26th, 2022 at 5:32:49 AM permalink
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"i've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose
And still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all"



from the song Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell_____________________a favorite song of mine - so great









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the foolish sayings of a rich man often pass for words of wisdom by the fools around him
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October 26th, 2022 at 7:51:17 AM permalink
Wow.
I was at a local bar this weekend, and a countryish duo was performing. It was a five-piece band, but at one point, everyone took a break but the lead singers. They broke out acoustic guitars, and the female started singing Both Sides Now, and the male broke in with Harry Chapin's "All my life's a Circle"., and they performed it as a round. The audience really got into it, and half the bar seemed to be singing one song while the rest sang the other. It was very unexpected, and I think the crowd gave itself the biggest ovation of the show. I hadn't heard either song in years.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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October 27th, 2022 at 5:30:12 PM permalink
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You know how people long to be eternal. But they die with every day that passes. When you meet them, they're not what you met last. In any given hour, they kill some part of themselves. They change, they deny, they contradict--and they call it growth. At the end there's nothing left, nothing unreversed or unbetrayed; as if there had never been an entity, only a succession of adjectives fading in and out on an unformed mass.



It’s from the novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. It’s not fair to call it a Rand quote because it’s from fictional dialogue. I quote it here because it’s so perfectly bleak. It’s poetry.
"Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." -- Isaac Newton
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