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General Discussion / Re: Who said this?
« Last post by Klapton on May 24, 2015, 08:23:56 am »
"Dude, pull my finger!"  - Albert Einstein
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General Discussion / Re: Who said this?
« Last post by H. Rearden on May 24, 2015, 06:29:06 am »
Is that riffing off Plato:

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”



Rather than post a quote by a fictional person you opt for posting a fictional quote by a real person. ::)

" I am not a number, I'm a free man."

           - Six

http://youtu.be/M4eUSmUWsUV

I thought it was a variation of a quote and not verbatim because it sounded similar to a quote I have heard. That is a quote I have heard.

" I aim to misbehave."

        - Malcom Reynolds

" I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered."

                            - Number Six
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General Discussion / Re: Who said this?
« Last post by Bill on May 23, 2015, 10:26:04 pm »
Is that riffing off Plato:

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”

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General Discussion / Who said this?
« Last post by phaed on May 23, 2015, 07:59:56 pm »
help me out here guys...who said this (it's paraphrased)?

"if you believe people are good, you need no government. if you believe they are bad, you dare not create one."

i used it recently, and need to give him/her proper credit.
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General Discussion / Re: Radley Balko in Washington Post
« Last post by phaed on May 23, 2015, 11:23:11 am »
yep.  big surprise there.
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General Discussion / Radley Balko in Washington Post
« Last post by Klapton on May 22, 2015, 03:40:52 pm »
I didn't realize it was Radley Balko until I got to the bottom.  I was thinking, "Holy crap!  I'm agreeing with something in the Washington Post!"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/29/surprise-controversial-patriot-act-power-now-overwhelmingly-used-in-drug-investigations/

Surprise! Controversial Patriot Act power now overwhelmingly used in drug investigations.

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General Discussion / Re: Cantwell suspended indefinately from FTL
« Last post by pelletfarmer on May 22, 2015, 05:50:54 am »
In fairness to Chris, he did add "or something."

Personally I think Cantwell used poor judgment in using that word and I think the show used even poorer judgment in suspending him for it.  Pandering and/or appeasement are poor tactics IMO.  OTOH you gotta offer the value that your customers want, so I'm sympathetic to the decision, poor judgment or not.

Not so personally, it's abundantly obvious that most people aren't even close to understanding individual liberty, let alone living it.

Back to personally, I don't give a shit---I hope they get it anyway.  They'll catch up.

I mean for crissakes, all this over a word that some guy used?  To me, that's sick.

Live.  Let live.  MYOB is about all that takes.
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General Discussion / Re: Cantwell suspended indefinately from FTL
« Last post by H. Rearden on May 21, 2015, 03:40:31 pm »
I have the ability to be objective and did not allow my view of him to cloud my judgment in that matter.

Wow! That's quite an assumption. Give it a rest, why don't you.

eesh, what's with the hostility, ML?

PPM, I think Mama's "hostility" extends from a different thread about Cantwell where Hank was the rude one, IMO.

The guy needs to get laid or something. He's way too uptight.


I disagree with your opinion on this matter and ironically it is you who have been rude to me. That makes you a hypocrite if you consider rudeness an unwelcomed behavior. You don't know me as far as I know and thus you have no clue as to my sex life but yet you claim to. You are wrong on all accounts. It was not my intention to be rude to ML. Perhaps you took my sarcastic remarks as rudeness when that was not the intent. I was using sarcasm to make points. Given your rudeness to me I don't care to have a discussion with you unless you agree to refrain from rude remarks and ad hominem. I generally am not rude to others unless they are rude to me. The intent of this thread was to inform and perhaps discuss Cantwell's suspension from FTL. Would you car to comment about Cantwell's suspension?
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General Discussion / Re: Cantwell suspended indefinately from FTL
« Last post by H. Rearden on May 21, 2015, 03:31:03 pm »
I have the ability to be objective and did not allow my view of him to cloud my judgment in that matter.

Wow! That's quite an assumption. Give it a rest, why don't you.

I don't see it as an assumption but rather the definite truth. The reason that I posted that comment is because in the past I have posted to boards in which I sided in a particular matter with a person I often am at odds with and people have commented asking me if I had changed my view of that person. Some have expressed surprised when I tell them, "no," I have not changed my view of them. I have been told that I exercise objectivity. I figured that might happen on this board in this thread and so I saved members of the board the trouble of asking me if I have changed my opinion of Cantwell.

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General Discussion / Re: Cantwell suspended indefinately from FTL
« Last post by Chris on May 21, 2015, 10:41:14 am »
I have the ability to be objective and did not allow my view of him to cloud my judgment in that matter.

Wow! That's quite an assumption. Give it a rest, why don't you.

eesh, what's with the hostility, ML?

PPM, I think Mama's "hostility" extends from a different thread about Cantwell where Hank was the rude one, IMO.

The guy needs to get laid or something. He's way too uptight.
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