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  1. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    The full quote is even worse:
    “It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.”


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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    The quote is unanimously attributed to the French polymath Voltaire — who, in fairness, was an aphorism-spouting machine. The problem: there’s no record of Voltaire ever having said it.

    As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Never trust quotes you find on the internet.”
     
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    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    “Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”

    --Fredrick Douglas
    (Today is the anniversary of the death of the former slave who did not know his birthday.)
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    February 22, 1980
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    Herb Brooks:
    Great moments... are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It's over. I'm sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw 'em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
    - President Lyndon Johnson



    “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” - Nazi leader Hermann Göring
     
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    “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.”
    --George Orwell
     
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    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    I love that quote but there is no evidence that John Maynard Keynes ever said it.
     
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    ^ Great post @teabelly! I am a jaded FF fan though........
     
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    MeToo...
     
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