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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:56 pm
Ya gotta have HEART ! miles n miles n miles of HEART
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 09:00 pm
The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser
existential potential
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 03:51 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Everyone wants to be where their thoughts are.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 07:50 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Muriel Rukeyser wrote:
The universe is made of stories, not atoms.


Or both.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2008 08:16 pm
If the basic building block of everything is NOTHING,
then is the universe made out of consciousness ?

Edgar Allan Poe: " Is all that we see and seem,
but a dream within a dream ? "
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 07:42 pm
“Until this moment, I never understood how hard it was to lose something you never had.”
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2008 09:22 pm
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.--Niels Bohr
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 01:37 am
"Never let a fool kiss you"

or was it

"Never let a kiss fool you"?

(or both)..
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 01:41 am
@Francis,
Combine them:

"Never let a kiss-ass fool you"
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 01:46 am
This one sprung unbidden into my mind this morning:

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

Dr Johnson, and channelled by the late Hunter S Thompson (where I would have read it first).
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 02:18 am
“A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.”
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 02:27 am
@Francis,

That's a good one, Francis.

Merry Xmas

xx McTag
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 02:41 am
@McTag,
Hi, McT!

Nice to see you around!

Merry Christmas to you and Fiona!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 03:53 am
@Francis,
Francis wrote:

“A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle,
firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others.
It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting
and rashness and other signs of insecurity.”

I guess that raises the question of
whether the citizens of the "strong nation"
shoud be ROBBED by their own government
to give cash or other property to aliens;
a question of whether the government of that "strong nation"
was ever AUTHORIZED to do that,
or if it is done by USURPATION of power.


A question of whether
when citizens of that "strong nation"
get out of bed in the morning
thay resolve:
today I will work HARD, so that the fruit of my labor
can be stolen by liberal government and given to ALIENS.


David
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 04:05 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
I guess that raises the question of whether the citizens of the "strong nation" shoud be ROBBED by their own governmentto give cash or other property to aliens; a question of whether the government of that "strong nation" was ever AUTHORIZED to do that, ...


From MY point of view that's a short sighted and mean question.

Nothing, in the constitutions of strong nations, prevents governments to do so, let alone the benefits of said policy in the long run...

A helping hand can be more than cash or property..
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 05:41 am
@Francis,
U rock Francis, Dave - just assume I belittled your mental powers.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 06:36 am
@hingehead,
OK; that 's efficient.
Assume counterbelittlement.
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 07:00 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Assume I found a spelling mistake in your counterbelittlement and once again pointed out your loose grip on reality.
Letty
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 07:22 am
@hingehead,
"...the gift without the giver is bare.." Lowell. This one is particularly good for this time of year, hinge.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2008 08:27 am
@Francis,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
I guess that raises the question of whether the citizens of the "strong nation" shoud be ROBBED
by their own governmentto give cash or other property to aliens;
a question of whether the government of that "strong nation"
was ever AUTHORIZED to do that, ...


Quote:
From MY point of view
that's a short sighted and mean question.

If u r accosted by a French criminal
and u defeat his attempts to ROB u
maybe he will accuse u of being short sighted n MEAN,
if u retain your property. U think ?



Francis wrote:
Quote:
Nothing, in the constitutions of strong nations,
prevents governments to do so, let alone the benefits of said policy in the long run...

1 ) Really ?
I had in mind the 10th Amendment,
which provides that government has no power
other than what has been GRANTED to it.
Nowhere in the Constitution was power granted
to government to steal cash nor other property
from American citizens and give it to aliens.

If that had been in there
when it was submitted for Ratification,
it woud have been rejected out-of-hand.

2 ) When the nation began in 1789,
it was not "a strong nation".
Its Constitution was never amended to allow government
to rob its citizens to begift aliens.




Quote:
A helping hand can be more than cash or property

Like WHAT ?
Labor ?
That 's OK, if it is given freely,
if it is NOT from a government funded group,
like the "Peace Corps" because the citizens who produced
that property have a right TO KEEP IT.



David
 

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