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Quote of the Week: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." - Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981)


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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2011-06-03 07:30pm
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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2011-07-15 07:09am
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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions PostPosted: 2011-07-29 02:01pm
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  • Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.
  • Friendly fire isn't, suppressive fire isn't, and recoilless rifles aren't.
  • If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.
  • Don't look for the bullet with your name on it. Look for the shrapnel addressed to "Occupant".
  • When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend.


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Star Carrier by Ian Douglas: Analysis and Talkback

The Vortex Empire: I think the real question is obviously how a supervolcano eruption wiping out vast swathes of the country would affect the 2016 election.
Borgholio: The GOP would blame Obama and use the subsequent nuclear winter to debunk global warming.

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A more serious contribution than my last post.

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Shepherd Book used to tell me, "If you can't do somethin' smart, do somethin' right."



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Star Carrier by Ian Douglas: Analysis and Talkback

The Vortex Empire: I think the real question is obviously how a supervolcano eruption wiping out vast swathes of the country would affect the 2016 election.
Borgholio: The GOP would blame Obama and use the subsequent nuclear winter to debunk global warming.

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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2011-08-02 12:39pm
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This quote is making the rounds on liberal blogs lately.

Family PAC Federal Vice President Sandy Rios, on Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 wrote:
“Is the White House out of their mind? Does the West Wing not know what the left wing is doing? We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?”



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I do believe I suggested the current quote sometime way back when. In fact...
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(сначала из Советского Союза вышел я, а потом все остальные.)



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A: With power couplings. To explain, you shut down the power to the lights, and then, in the darkness, you have the usual TOS era coupling.

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"When there is a dispute between two small nations, the UN steps in and the dispute disappears. When there is a dispute between a small nation and a large nation, the UN steps in and the small nation disappears. When there is a dispute between two large nations, the UN disappears."

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Q: How are children made in the TNG era Federation?

A: With power couplings. To explain, you shut down the power to the lights, and then, in the darkness, you have the usual TOS era coupling.

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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2012-03-02 03:58am
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What film was Ebert reviewing when he said that 'cult' line?
I can only think context would make it even better...



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 Post subject: Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback PostPosted: 2012-03-02 10:02pm
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Google is your friend. Though it's not really that illuminating, to be honest.

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What film was Ebert reviewing when he said that 'cult' line?
I can only think context would make it even better...


Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.



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Darth Holbytlan wrote:
Google is your friend. Though it's not really that illuminating, to be honest.

I was then, and am now, on a mobile device. Your link takes me to a blank page of Google. I wasn't just asking because I'm a Google-phobe. :P
I'll just wait until I get back to my 'puter.



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Darth Tedious wrote:
I was then, and am now, on a mobile device. Your link takes me to a blank page of Google. I wasn't just asking because I'm a Google-phobe. :P
I'll just wait until I get back to my 'puter.

I'm pretty sure Google has a mobile site (m.google.com). Or you could read DPDarkPrimus's post, which also answered your question.

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Or you could stop being a cunt.

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I must take issue with Dr. Freud on this one. Without civilization, there is liberty only for those strong enough to secure it for themselves.



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Since the quote hasn't changed in over a week, I went out and found some good ones by Mark Twain:

Mark Twain wrote:
  • A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
  • A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
  • All right, then, I'll go to hell.
  • No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
  • Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
  • Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
  • The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
  • The Public is merely a multiplied "me."
  • There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
  • Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
  • Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
  • We [Americans] have the best government that money can buy.



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