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Postby Petitbois » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:31 pm

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Postby Aligreen » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:37 pm

(okaaaay)
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Postby Mark Llew » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:49 pm

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"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."

"Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defence against a homicidal maniac."

"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."

"All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."

George Orwell
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Postby Mark Llew » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:41 pm

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
The Bible (King James Version), Matthew 18: 21–22
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Postby Al Darby » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:36 pm

Mark Llew wrote:Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
The Bible (King James Version), Matthew 18: 21–22

So, at 491, you smite him mightily! :twisted: :roll: :twisted:
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Postby Mark Llew » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:35 pm

Al Darby wrote:So, at 491, you smite him mightily! :twisted: :roll: :twisted:
Tsk,tsk, Al !

Is it any wonder that you were banned from all the G'town Sunday schools and that years later the mere mention of your name meant a flurry of signs to ward off the Evil One and a whole round of crossing themselves from the local nuns ?

And BTW... "smite" ? ? ? ?
I'm having deja vu -- are we witnessing the re-emergence of the good Doctor ?
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Postby Al Darby » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:02 pm

Mark Llew wrote:[...]
And BTW... "smite" ? ? ? ?
I'm having deja vu -- are we witnessing the re-emergence of the good Doctor ?

LL³,

Just endeavouring to hang in with the "Biblical" theme. :shock: 8) :shock:
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Postby Michael » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:08 am

I'm unsure if this one has been used:

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King Jr.
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Postby Lisa Copland » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:58 pm

Michael wrote:I'm unsure if this one has been used:

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King Jr.


Good one Mike. Wish I was a big enough person to actually live by it! :roll:
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Postby Michael » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:16 pm

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix
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Postby jester1-2 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:42 pm

I started my life out with nothing and I still have most of it left........ 8) 8)
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:54 pm

"Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid" – Dave Barry
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:55 pm

"I would be batting the big feller if they wasn't ready with that other one, but a left hander would be the thing if they wouldn't have knowed it already because there is more things involved than could come up on the road, even after we been home a long time." – Casey Stengel
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:57 pm

"We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them." – Abigail Adams
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:58 pm

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." –Mark Twain
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:59 pm

“Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists – is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:00 pm

"Things ain't what they used to be and probably never was." – Will Rogers
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Postby Mark Llew » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:42 pm

"And as a conscientious and religious matter, I believe in the confession and repentance of misconduct, as well as in the punishment of crimes. If I had committed any of the offenses charged, I would have pleaded guilty and asked for a sentence that would enable me to atone for my crime and assuage my guilt and shame." – Conrad Black
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Postby Aligreen » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:09 pm

Mark Llew wrote:"And as a conscientious and religious matter, I believe in the confession and repentance of misconduct, as well as in the punishment of crimes. If I had committed any of the offenses charged, I would have pleaded guilty and asked for a sentence that would enable me to atone for my crime and assuage my guilt and shame." – Conrad Black


I wonder if he's changed his mind?
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Postby Michael » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:02 pm

Aligreen wrote:
Mark Llew wrote:"And as a conscientious and religious matter, I believe in the confession and repentance of misconduct, as well as in the punishment of crimes. If I had committed any of the offenses charged, I would have pleaded guilty and asked for a sentence that would enable me to atone for my crime and assuage my guilt and shame." – Conrad Black


I wonder if he's changed his mind?


He probably believes it.
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Postby Mark Llew » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:09 pm

Here's something for PB as he awaits the start of the fishing season.

Ham and Cheese on Rye

I am an old man sitting on a sagging dock,
fishing in the rain, with not a fish in miles:
it is a perfect night for fishing.

Droplets run down my glasses, blurring my vision,
but there's nothing to see beyond the circle of light
from the dock, anyway.

I know they're out there, lurking in the weeds,
hiding in shadows, waiting until hunger brings them out,
forcing them to react without thinking, making them
bite against their will.

Like them, I feel the gnaw of hunger working. Like them
I try to hold off, stay put, keep from being like all the rest.
But time wins out, wears down the will,
and I reach inside my coat for a ham and cheese on rye.

– Gary Busha from Lines on Lake Winnebago
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:41 pm

Mark Twain's comment on American imperialism (1901)

The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Updated (written from the point of view of an American industrialist)
Mine eyes have seen the orgy of the launching of the Sword;
He is searching out the hoardings where the stranger's wealth is stored;
He hath loosed his fateful lightnings, and with woe and death has scored;
His lust is marching on.

I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded him an altar in the Eastern dews and damps;
I have read his doomful mission by the dim and flaring lamps—
His night is marching on.

I have read his bandit gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my pretensions, so with you my wrath shall deal;
Let the faithless son of Freedom crush the patriot with his heel;
Lo, Greed is marching on!"

In a sordid slime harmonious Greed was born in yonder ditch,
With a longing in his bosom—and for others' goods an itch.
As Christ died to make men holy, let men die to make us rich—
Our god is marching on.
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Postby Mark Llew » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:45 pm

And here's a more up-to-date version:

Battle Hymn of the Republicans
Mine Eyes have seen the bungling of that stumbling moron Bush;
He has blathered all the drivel that the neo-cons can push;
He has lost sight of all reason 'cause his head is up his tush;
The Doofus marches on.

I have heard him butcher syntax like a kindergarten fool;
There is warranted suspicion that he never went to school;
Should we fault him for the policies -- or is he just their tool?
The lies keep piling on.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
His wreckage will live on.

I have seen him cut the taxes of the billionaires' lone heir;
As he spends another zillion on an aircraft carrier;
Let the smokestacks keep polluting -- do we really need clean air?
The surplus is now gone.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Your safety net is gone!

Now he's got a mighty hankerin' to bomb a prostrate state;
Though the whole world knows its crazy -- and the U.N. says to wait;
When he doesn't have the evidence, "We must prevaricate."
Diplomacy is done!

Oh, a trumped-up war is excellent; we have no moral bounds;
Should the reasons be disputed, we'll just make up other grounds;
Enraging several billions -- to his brainlessness redounds;
The Doofus marches on!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
This Doofus marches on!
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Postby Mark Llew » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:37 am

"All the brass instruments and big drums in the world cannot turn 'God Save the King' into a good tune, but on the very rare occasions when it is sung in full it does spring to life in the two lines:
    Confound their politics,
    Frustrate their knavish tricks!
And, in fact, I had always imagined that this second verse is habitually left out because of a vague suspicion on the part of the Tories that these lines refer to themselves."
–George Orwell, in As I Please (December 31, 1943)
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Postby Mark Llew » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:10 am

"My Karma Just Ran Over Your Dogma."

– famous slogan from the 60's, seen on a pink button worn by Jim Faraday for many years (he was a longtime percussionist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia, who died recently). From today's Globe & Mail
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