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At least they get to keep the sodomy and whipping  ajb007/lol
Churchill later commented that he didn't say it, but he wish he had.

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“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

“Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her pantyhose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.” - L. Neil Smith

"I don't know if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or imbeciles who mean it."-Mark Twain
'Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.'- Benny Hill (1924-1992)

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Ammo08 wrote:

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President


Not a real Thomas Jefferson quote. It first appeared in print in 1914 and was first attributed to Jefferson as late as 1994.
Source: www.monticello.org, the official internet site for his home.

https://www.monticello.org/site/jeffers … -quotation

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Like many people, I apparently didn't look deep enough into that quote, however, let's disregard it and look at all the other quotes Jefferson did say. http://eyler.freeservers.com/JeffPers/jefpco29.htm

"I don't know if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or imbeciles who mean it."-Mark Twain
'Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.'- Benny Hill (1924-1992)

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" Only two things are infinite,  the universe  and human stupidly,  ..... and I'm not sure about
the universe "  ;  Albert Einstein.

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"If you thinking you understand Lebanon you haven't been properly briefed."
UN Officer stationed in Lebanon in the 1980's. (I suspect the same can be said about Syria, Iran and Afghanistan today)

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"Never say no to adventures. Always say yes. Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life." Ian Fleming.

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" He's as happy as a penguin  in a microwave  "
  Sid Waddell.

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
  Winston Churchill

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I heard a very good comment from a co-worker today:

"Where there is no hope there must be a coffee maker"

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From The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde :

Each man kills the thing he loves
    By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
    Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
    The brave man with a sword!

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"You don't need a big home, you need a good table to sit at, a good bed to sleep in, a view, and a great bottle of wine."
-Sir Roger Moore

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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"Everybody has a plan, until the get punched in the face "
...... Mike Tyson.

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“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Oscar Wilde.

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"Eternity is a very long time, especially towards the end."

Woody Allen

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"Santa Claus has the right idea,  Visit people only once a year "
Victor Borge.

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From Three Days of The Condor:
"I don’t interest myself in “why”. I think more often in terms of “when”, sometimes “where”… always “how much”."

a reasonable rate of return

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"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away."

-Emily Dickinson

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Have you noticed that everyone who favours birth control are already born?

-Benny Hill

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There is no such thing as luck,there is good judgement and there is bad judgement.

Some of the best times of my life ,were spent in the arms of another man's wife.My mother.

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Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. :  Cicero

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" There are two secrets  to success ......
1. Never tell everthing you know ."

From Steven Shelton

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"More than most prestigous first lades, Mary [Lincoln] enjoyed entertaining.
...........
"Her frequent visitors included Daniel Sickles, the New York congressman who had recently murdered the son of the composer of" The Star Sprangled Banner" who was having an affair with Sickles' wife. "

"Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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A few on Friendship............

As your best friend I'll always pick you up when you fall,......  after I finish laughing.

My friend, remember that without stupidity there wouldn't be intelligence, and without ugliness there wouldn't be beauty, so the world needs you after all.

True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically.

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^ ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

From jfk:
For we are opposed around the world
By a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy
That relies primarily on covert means
For expanding its sphere of influence
On infiltration instead of invasion
On subversion instead of elections
On intimidation instead of free choice
On guerrillas by night instead of armies by day
It is a system which has conscripted
Vast human and material resources
Into the building of a tightly knit
Highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic
Intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations
Its preparations are concealed, not published
Its mistakes are buried, not headlined
Its dissenters are silenced, not praised

I wonder if he was inspired by Tennyson?

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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"I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed."

- (not really) William Shakespeare