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July 3rd, 2023 at 10:53:01 AM permalink
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posted in wrong thread and even wrong website!
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"posted in wrong thread and even wrong website!" It's not great, but no need to apologize.
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August 1st, 2023 at 4:29:24 AM permalink
Quote: Pablo Picasso

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 1st, 2023 at 10:33:21 AM permalink
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I love that!
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August 1st, 2023 at 10:38:15 AM permalink
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I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.


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I love that!
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I resemble that.

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August 1st, 2023 at 2:34:09 PM permalink
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I like beer.





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August 1st, 2023 at 3:20:33 PM permalink
Freedom of Expression without the freedom to offend doesn't exist.
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August 3rd, 2023 at 3:40:21 AM permalink
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Jack Dempsey was nicknamed "the angry hobo"

before becoming a legit pro he fought anytime, anywhere - for as little as $5.00 - mining camps, bars, and boxcars

he said:

"When you haven't eaten in two days you'll understand

You could have hit me on the the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars"

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August 3rd, 2023 at 8:42:21 AM permalink
Try to not be a jerk.

- Dieter, 8/1/2023
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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August 5th, 2023 at 2:04:41 AM permalink
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"I'm like King Midas in reverse - everything I touch turns to sh**"


Tony Soprano

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August 5th, 2023 at 12:57:02 PM permalink
"We are all just a small bit of the universe, thinking to itself."

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August 5th, 2023 at 5:37:09 PM permalink
"Laundry... know when to fold it."
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August 6th, 2023 at 2:35:57 AM permalink
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!”   She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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August 7th, 2023 at 9:59:11 AM permalink
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"We are all just a small bit of the universe, thinking to itself."

Richard Dawkins
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That is similar to what Alan Watts used to say. We are all just the universe experiencing itself and expressing itself in human form.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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August 12th, 2023 at 8:50:35 AM permalink
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Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

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August 12th, 2023 at 9:02:34 AM permalink
Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.
Chris Gardner.
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August 12th, 2023 at 11:14:52 AM permalink
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Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.
Chris Gardner.
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I prefer, strong people mind their own business. People who stand up for others usually have other bad habits as well.
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August 13th, 2023 at 8:30:11 AM permalink
"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
-Mae West
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August 13th, 2023 at 5:22:26 PM permalink
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"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
-Mae West
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Not too hard in her time when just about everything was considered evil. Having a drink and swearing on a Sunday meant you were going to hell forever.
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August 13th, 2023 at 6:21:50 PM permalink
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"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
-Mae West
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Not too hard in her time when just about everything was considered evil. Having a drink and swearing on a Sunday meant you were going to hell forever.
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Was tapped to do some electrical repairs around the house today. Touched a live wire.
Cussed enough to shock the housemates, too.

... at least I'm enjoying the ride. ;)
May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 14th, 2023 at 6:28:29 AM permalink
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Nick (the Greek) Dandolos was a poker legend

It's estimated that he won and lost over $500 million in his lifetime. He himself claimed that he went from rags to riches over 73 times. He donated over $20 million to education and charity.

Near the end of his life, Dandolos was near-broke and playing $5 limit draw poker games in Gardena, California. When asked by a fellow player how he could once play for millions and now be playing for such small stakes, Dandolos supposedly replied :


𝙝𝙚𝙮, 𝙞𝙩'𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨𝙣'𝙩 𝙞𝙩___________?


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August 21st, 2023 at 5:36:59 AM permalink
Q: Why do you live in a whale?
A: Well, you have to live somewhere.
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August 21st, 2023 at 6:42:01 AM permalink
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lyrics from the song: "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"______________________what a great, great song that was


L.A. is a great big freeway
Put a hundred down and buy a car
In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star
Weeks turn into years, how quick they pass

And all the stars that never were

Are parking cars and pumping gas

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August 23rd, 2023 at 5:49:00 AM permalink
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when asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, the legendary Willie Sutton replied:



"Because that's where the money is"



Willie, if you believe him, was a gentleman bank robber
he didn't want to hurt anybody
he claimed the guns he carried were never loaded

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August 23rd, 2023 at 8:24:54 AM permalink
The only thing standing in your way is fear of failure. Julia Child
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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August 23rd, 2023 at 7:02:37 PM permalink
Quote: Maya Angelou

Do the best you can until you know better.
Then when you know better, do better.

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August 24th, 2023 at 3:29:24 AM permalink
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List of Philosophical Razors


Occam's Razor: "Simpler explanations are more likely to be correct."
Hitchens' Razor: "That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."
Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity."
Sagan Standard: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
Alder's Razor: "If a proposition cannot be demonstrated by precise logic and/or mathematics to have observable consequences, then it is not worthy of debate."


In philosophy, a razor is a principle or rule of thumb that allows one to eliminate ("shave off") unlikely explanations fr a phenomenon, or avoid unnecessary actions

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August 29th, 2023 at 7:40:26 PM permalink
"If you have one friend who will sit and wait for you, not knowing whether you will ever come back, it's your dog."
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September 6th, 2023 at 4:26:40 AM permalink
Quote: Sigmund Freud

In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.

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September 7th, 2023 at 2:09:22 AM permalink
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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me

Than a frontal lobotomy

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September 15th, 2023 at 4:37:52 AM permalink
Quote: Victor Hugo

Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.

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September 20th, 2023 at 6:55:01 AM permalink
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It is a character flaw to need to reinvent the wheel when there are perfectly good wheels lying all around you.
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September 20th, 2023 at 7:50:59 AM permalink
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It is a character flaw to need to reinvent the wheel when there are perfectly good wheels lying all around you.
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Speaking only for myself, I'm glad people have been reinventing the wheel for the last few eons. I can't imagine driving cross-country on wooden wheels. All those millions in research the tire companies spend each year is just a way to lower their taxes.
Hell, why waste money on new vaccines when there are perfectly good ones lying around?
Why look into jets when bi-planes are everywhere.
We should be happy mankind has reached its zenith and rest on our laurels.
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September 20th, 2023 at 8:53:30 AM permalink
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” ~Jennifer Dukes Lee
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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September 20th, 2023 at 12:35:56 PM permalink
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It is a character flaw to need to reinvent the wheel when there are perfectly good wheels lying all around you.
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Speaking only for myself, I'm glad people have been reinventing the wheel for the last few eons. I can't imagine driving cross-country on wooden wheels. All those millions in research the tire companies spend each year is just a way to lower their taxes.
Hell, why waste money on new vaccines when there are perfectly good ones lying around?
Why look into jets when bi-planes are everywhere.
We should be happy mankind has reached its zenith and rest on our laurels.
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I suppose I don't object to new wheel designs.
How many sides do you think they'll go for next?
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September 20th, 2023 at 12:48:36 PM permalink
The Octagon holds potential.
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September 20th, 2023 at 1:00:48 PM permalink
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The Octagon holds potential.
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Stop.
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September 20th, 2023 at 3:05:47 PM permalink
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I suppose I don't object to new wheel designs.
How many sides do you think they'll go for next?


Inside and outside? Maybe right side and left side?
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September 23rd, 2023 at 12:47:40 PM permalink
To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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September 24th, 2023 at 9:52:40 AM permalink
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"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress;

but I repeat myself."


Mark Twain

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September 25th, 2023 at 6:55:44 AM permalink
Quote: Heraclitus


No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

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September 26th, 2023 at 12:41:50 PM permalink
“The secret of a great fortune made without apparent cause is soon forgotten, if the crime is committed in a respectable way.” - Balzac

Though Mario Puzo’s paraphrasing is catchier:

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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September 26th, 2023 at 1:00:22 PM permalink
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“The secret of a great fortune made without apparent cause is soon forgotten, if the crime is committed in a respectable way.” - Balzac

Though Mario Puzo’s paraphrasing is catchier:

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”
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This is why all the Industrial millionaires in the late 19th century were called robber barons. John D Rockefeller was a gigantic crook, he would commit any crime and break any law to get what he wanted. And just like today if you have enough money you can cover it all up. And to top it off he was a staunch religious man but he justified what he did by saying in business it didn't count if you were not moral. He was also one of world's largest philanthropists but only because he was forced into it.
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October 14th, 2023 at 9:37:03 AM permalink
Quote: Ernest Hemingway

Going to another country doesn't make any difference.
I've tried all that.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.

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October 14th, 2023 at 10:26:30 AM permalink
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Quote: Ernest Hemingway

Going to another country doesn't make any differenc
I've tried all that.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.


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Somebody once said, Wherever I go there I am
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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October 14th, 2023 at 11:40:37 AM permalink
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Quote: Dieter

Quote: Ernest Hemingway

Going to another country doesn't make any differenc
I've tried all that.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.


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Somebody once said, Wherever I go there I am
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October 14th, 2023 at 11:52:18 AM permalink
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Quote: Dieter

Quote: Ernest Hemingway

Going to another country doesn't make any differenc
I've tried all that.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.


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Somebody once said, Wherever I go there I am
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Wow, I haven't thought about that movie in a long time.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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October 14th, 2023 at 12:00:20 PM permalink
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Somebody once said, Wherever I go there I am
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"Are we there yet?"

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October 14th, 2023 at 12:14:15 PM permalink
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Quote: EvenBob

Quote: Dieter

Quote: Ernest Hemingway

Going to another country doesn't make any differenc
I've tried all that.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.


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Somebody once said, Wherever I go there I am
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October 14th, 2023 at 12:16:40 PM permalink
Quote: Voltaire


Anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.



What's not to love about a rock-and-roll cowboy brain surgeon with an interdimensional pickup truck?
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October 14th, 2023 at 12:24:29 PM permalink
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one for the math greats on WoV

British mathematician Leigh Mercer crafted this poem as an equation -


"A dozen, a gross and a score
Plus three times the square root of four.
Divided by seven,
Plus five times eleven,
Is nine squared and not a bit more."

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