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Old 30-10-2014, 10:55   #481
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Never break a sweat...your not qualified to fix it. (Unless your a plumber I guess)
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Old 30-10-2014, 11:16   #482
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"I feel the best way to ensure Americans’ freedom is to tighten restrictions on that freedom in any way possible. Only through wiretaps, illegal searches and seizures, unfettered government intrusion, a controlled media and a complete crackdown on free speech can we ensure the liberties of all people.” ~ Attorney General John Ashcroft

“Capital punishment is our way of demonstrating the sanctity of life.”” ~ Orrin Hatch
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Old 30-10-2014, 14:37   #483
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GordMay, is that really an Ashcroft quote? I cant believe a guy in his position would say that. Scary! Do you know the circumstances?
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Old 30-10-2014, 16:12   #484
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"I feel the best way to ensure Americans’ freedom is to tighten restrictions on that freedom in any way possible. Only through wiretaps, illegal searches and seizures, unfettered government intrusion, a controlled media and a complete crackdown on free speech can we ensure the liberties of all people.” ~ Attorney General John Ashcroft

“Capital punishment is our way of demonstrating the sanctity of life.”” ~ Orrin Hatch
It sounds so much like the Nixon administration...maybe it was Agnew?

What a load of crap!

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Old 30-10-2014, 17:09   #485
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GordMay, is that really an Ashcroft quote? I cant believe a guy in his position would say that. Scary! Do you know the circumstances?
You caught me. No, it was actually a clip from SNL starring John McCain, mocking Ashcroft.

Arizona Senator John McCain hosted Saturday Night Live., and in one scene he played the character of then Attorney General John Ashcroft, and joked about wanting to keep Americans in jail for months at a time for no reason.

It turns out that the Military Commissions Act, which McCain voted for and was signed recently, would allow the government to do just that.

SNL Transcripts: Sen. John McCain: 10/19/02: Hardball

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Old 23-11-2014, 07:04   #487
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"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." ~ Mark Twain
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I'd rather have one good Rainman.

Someone who knows something cold. Takes a look at the sun, over the side, and says "we're further north than the electronics say we are. " and is right.

Or someone who touches the screen three times, and the plotter works again.

Or someone who "throws" perfect cleat hitches without bending over.

Someone with a skill. Or knowledge, real knowledge. Someone who looks at a red, hard, swollen cut and says "that's not an infection". And is right.

It's that "and is right" part that's hard to come by. Because you don't get it from jacks of all trades. They're only right on a good day, with things that happen to fit their experience. And since their experience is limited, well, good days don't happen that often. I'd rather have someone who can look at a level and tell when it's wrong. Someone who knows when a line is wearing because he feels it when it runs through his hands. Without looking. Someone who knows what's wrong with the engine by the color of the oil or the sound of the gears.

Someone with skill.
Well, unless you're talking about a crew of four specialists in addition to yourself, there, then you've just defined a Jack of All Trades.

Which you said you didn't want.

So which is it?
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Old 24-11-2014, 01:20   #489
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"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." ~ Mark Twain
Truer words were never spoken. Unfortunately, as I get older - I'm beginning to believe it is imbeciles who really mean it.

A truly saddening thought
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Old 24-11-2014, 05:27   #490
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A guru was once asked his opinion about the human soul and his response was:

"The only souls I know is the fish I eat, and the sole of my feet."
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A few of my favorites -

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought which they seldom use." Soren Kierkg

The first rule of a gunfight is to bring a gun. The second rule it to bring all your friends with guns.

Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

In the end, if you fall flat on your face in failure it is because you took one more step forward trying. If you fall on your butt it's because you gave up trying. Always try. A turtle never gets anywhere unless he sticks his neck out.
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I am easily satisfied.....by the very best! -Winston Churchill


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Lose willing to give up their rights for security, deserve neithrr.

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Any port in a storm....

To be old and wise...one must have been young and dumb

Father Time has never lost a race

When asked why you never got married...
"I never met anyone I liked more than solitude". Hdt

We usually regret at leisure....decisions made in haste

Profits are privatized ......losses are socialized

Don't threaten me with a good time.

Dropping nuts like a drunken squirrel

Life is like a d$&k.....when it gets hard...f$&k it.

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