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« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2021, 06:58:17 AM »
"There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy." Alfred Henry Lewis in Cosmopolitan magazine March 1906 (Cosmo is a different rag now. Pun intended.)
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2021, 06:43:23 AM »
"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." Mark Twain
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2021, 08:28:44 AM »
"There are two ways that you can enslave people. One is that you work them for no pay, and the other is that you pay them for no work." Lt Col Allen West

Australia has been draconian in their covid response. Australian journalist Clive James wrote, "The problem with Australia is not that so many of them are descended from convicts, but that so many are descended from prison officers."
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2021, 09:58:52 AM »
"The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."  Thucydides
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2022, 09:20:13 AM »
"Don't let schooling interfere with education." Mark Twain

"Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them." Albert Einstein
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #65 on: January 01, 2022, 05:52:05 PM »
Good quotes. Just replying to say something in the thread.
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« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2022, 11:36:21 AM »
"The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money." James Madison
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2022, 12:00:43 PM »
"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." Maximilian Robespierre
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2022, 09:43:03 AM »
"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." Maximilian Robespierre

Good quote, and Robie would know, practitioner that he was.
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« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2022, 11:48:50 AM »
"You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage." Robert E. Lee
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #70 on: October 10, 2022, 08:25:41 AM »
Survival Blog closes with a quote of the day each day. They've had some really good ones, lately:

“One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that ‘violence begets violence.’ I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure-and in some cases I have- that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.” Col. Jeff Cooper

“Whenever there is a jackboot stepping on a human face, there will be a well-heeled Western Liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100% literacy.”
John Derbyshire           
(Of course there are differing opinions on what counts as literacy these days.)

“The choice facing the nation is between two totally different ways of life. And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark, divisive clouds of Marxist socialism and bring together men and women from all walks of life who share a belief in freedom.” Margaret Thatcher

“No man escapes
When freedom fails,
The best men rot in filthy jails;
And they who cried: ’Appease, Appease!’
Are hanged by the men they tried to please.”
Attorney Hiram Mann, letter to the editor, Wall Street Journal, March 28, 1947

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell

“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” Louis Pasteur
"For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" Jesus Christ Luke 23:31

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« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2023, 02:39:47 AM »
There once was a man from Nantucket....
I forget the rest of the rhyme so f-it.
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« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2024, 11:40:39 AM »
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There once was a man from Nantucket....
... And he said, "I've got stuff to do."
Then he went to the garage and did some cutting, welding, and grinding.
And he split some wood.
Went back to the forums and libertarians are still talking about what they are going to do.

Nice to hear from you, Steve.
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« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2024, 05:38:21 PM »
It sad that this site has dropped to so few posts.

I've wondered how many people who pledged to move, didn't?

I was lucky that it was more than 7 years until I retired when I was constantly posting. If it had been less than 7 years I might have made the pledge.

I still would love to move into the mountains but I don't think it will be anytime soon. :-(
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« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2024, 08:44:34 AM »
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It sad that this site has dropped to so few posts.

Considering what it's been of late, this morning's tally (for me, at least) was ten, TEN! new posts.  A veritable traffic jam!
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