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    Re: The Great Quotes thread

    This is probably one of the most harshest quotes I have ever seen. Why I am surprised is that the author could be considered gifted in his works and this quote does not come across as wise, and I do...
  2. Re: Biggest Threat To Financial Freedom is CBDC

    The context was the original 13 colonies each had their own form of cash and coin different from the others. In order to unify, one of the requirements was a single form of cash and coin.
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    Re: Fun hobbies

    Very nice. I have often wanted to have one bonsai tree but the situation hasn't presented itself yet. That is a gorgeous specimen.
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    Re: WW3? Ukraine/US vs. Donbass/Russia

    Cruise missiles don't (and can't!) 'gently land'.[/QUOTE]

    Our cruise missiles in the u.s. navy [Tomahawks] were rocket launched and then had a turbine engine for 1ooo mile range, the rocket part...
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    Re: Purpose of our lives...

    So a friend of mine heard of this and sort of knew what is was but found the following on wiki:

    "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" is a popular song about a fictional village in Ireland, with...
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    Re: Purpose of our lives...

    Okay, very good.

    Regarding Glacamara, I have studied a little of the history here and haven't heard of this, so I will check it out.

    Cheers
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    Re: Purpose of our lives...

    I wasn't going to reply because I thought your reply was either sarcastic or insulting, but due to your spelling error, I do not know what you mean.

    I did notice; however, you deleted several of...
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    Re: Purpose of our lives...

    perfect
    /ˈpɜː(ɹ).fɪkt/
    Brought to a consummation; fully finished; carried through to completion in every detail; finished in every part; completed.
    Full; whole; entire; complete; existing in the...
  9. Re: What price would you pay for all knowledge?

    I think the point is 'what is one willing to sacrifice' to make their progress.

    In the modern era, most knowledge can be had for little to no cost; with the major sacrifice of time; and time...
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    Re: The Simpsons Predictions

    This has been published on youtube for a while, compilations of Simpson's predictions. I found that it goes back 4 years on youtube, but I think I saw it well before that as I have been in Ireland...
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    Re: FREEDOM on this planet

    They say in america that Liberty is granted by God and freedom is government granted. So I generally have a mind-set relative to liberty than to freedom as anything touched by government is sure to...
  12. Re: 2022 MID Term Elections .. Process, Results and Anticipated Fall Out

    I think people forget, [this guy didn't] that there are typically more democrats than republicans any given election cycle for a variety of reasons. They also forget that democrats have been in power...
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    Re: WW3? Ukraine/US vs. Donbass/Russia

    You should have seen the main stream salivating over the Kherson retreat until this morning when the reality sunk in:

    'Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Saturday that the "war goes...
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    Re: WW3? Ukraine/US vs. Donbass/Russia

    So Sean Penn gives Zelensky one of his oscar awards 'for the duration of the conflict' and in return receives some recognition in the form of an Order of Merit of the III degree for 'a significant...
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    I think in some respects humour has been outlawed; think of 197o's Mel Brooks or even John Cleese who were experts at poking fun at people. Poking fun at people is no longer allowed and humour has in...
  16. Re: Hurricane Nicole hits Florida, Weds eve 9 Nov

    The List of Florida hurricanes encompasses approximately 500 tropical or subtropical cyclones that affected the state of Florida. More storms hit Florida than any other U.S. state,[1] and since 1851...
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    Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter - at last

    I have never really liked Twitter [or social media like it]. It seems like a fast and dirty way to communicate. I tried it twice and the second time got booted off but it was my fault. I was trying...
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    Re: Over-reliance on tech can be deadly

    This is slightly off-topic regarding tech; but it deals with common sense and is a bit humorous so it might be worth a couple minutes. This is a true story.

    Some decades ago the Japanese were...
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    I'm a cynic and a skeptic. I really need to see, in order to 'believe'. I cannot just take someone's word for it. This has no exceptions but one: personal faith, which can be personal and private for...
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    Re: WW3? Ukraine/US vs. Donbass/Russia

    It's not the america I grew up with. An absolute shame. They could make their own off-ramp. How could Echelon who once was so sharp become so dull?

    It's been just over 4 years since I left...
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