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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    26 Nov '15 01:51
    "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,
    but because of the people who don't do anything about it." ~ Albert Einstein
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Nov '15 06:38
    The Oven Bird

    There is a singer everyone has heard,
    Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
    Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
    He says that leaves are old and that for flowers

    Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
    He says the early petal-fall is past
    When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
    On sunny days a moment overcast;

    And comes that other fall we name the fall.
    He says the highway dust is over all.
    The bird would cease and be as other birds
    But that he knows in singing not to sing.

    The question that he frames in all but words
    Is what to make of a diminished thing.

    By Robert Frost
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Nov '15 06:45
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Blimey ... that was good!
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    28 Nov '15 06:42
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."” ―C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Dec '15 03:55
    “Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”
    --Vince Lombardi, Head Coach Green Bay Packers (1959-67)
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Dec '15 03:54
    “The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
    for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” ―Gaylord Nelson
  7. Standard memberSeitse
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  8. Mar-a-Lago
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    06 Dec '15 09:42
    Originally posted by Seitse
    "Do not share personal details with windbags who copy paste spam
    anonymous internet forums pretending to be just lads. They may be
    predators."
    FBI agent Vivian Anon
    Wise words.
  9. Account suspended
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    06 Dec '15 15:17
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Wise words.
    weasel words
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    06 Dec '15 18:55
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    That was good.
    Thanks.
  11. Standard memberdrewnogal
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  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 Dec '15 02:13
    The Death of the Hired Man (By Robert Frost,1874–1963)

    "He hates to see a boy the fool of books.
    Poor Silas, so concerned for other folk,
    And nothing to look backward to with pride,
    And nothing to look forward to with hope,

    So now and never any different."

    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173525

    Comment: In my view these italicized lines from this lengthy poem are among the very saddest ever written....
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 Dec '15 02:55
    "People who use snark attacks confuse cleverness with cruelty.” ―Debra Crown
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    10 Dec '15 04:53
    "The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.
    If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.”
    ―Philip K. Dick
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Dec '15 07:38
    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny." ~Steven Wright
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