Let's try to keep this thread on topic.  Just post your favorite quotes.  Let's keep the non-contributing banter to a minimum.

 

I keep a file to accumulate inspiring quotes.  I ran across this one today and thought it was worthy of sharing.  The author of the article was quoting a taxi driver he met leaving a conference.  It would be nice to credit him as this is a particularly good one:

 

Learn to face your problems with calmness and dignity. Never compromise your principles. Take the cards you have been dealt and play them as wisely as you can.

   - Unknown


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Last comment By: Dave Bear   Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:27:21 GMT
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No sun - no moon!

No morn - no noon -

No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,

No comfortable feel in any member -

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,

No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -

November!

Thomas Hood

By: Don Carter  Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:51:30 GMT
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The Art Of Noise - Opus 4. - YouTube

Thomas Hood set to music.

By: Tom Gagnon  Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:55:19 GMT
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“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

Getting Out: A Godfather Story - Epsilon Theory

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 01 Nov 2018 19:36:42 GMT
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Take stress like a Dog

If you can't eat it

If you can't play with it

Pee On It

By: John Stoltzfus  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:33:01 GMT
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It is better to be pissed off than pissed on.

By: Danny Edwards  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:34:49 GMT
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That.......Really....?   Makes a difference what your doing 

By: John Stoltzfus  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:38:52 GMT
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I hear that from my granny up in the mountains. Must be something from the area.

By: Danny Edwards  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:52:51 GMT
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That....

 

"Depends"

By: John Stoltzfus  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:00:10 GMT
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Of all the things I’ve lost,

I miss my mind the most…

By: Mark Gribble  Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:51:56 GMT
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Relevant to the kitty dump comments on memoriams. . .

 

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.

- - -Sharon Salzberg

 

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

- - -Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

 

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it.

- - -Immanuel Hermann Fichte

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:28:36 GMT
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"Maybe the techs at Solidworks are coming here to ask those that actually use and know the software how to fix it". .... John Lhuillier

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:38:31 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:45:28 GMT
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"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

- - -John Lennon

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:07:23 GMT
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One of my all time favorites Dennis Dohogne!

(and now I am not the only one that has repeated a quote - after nearly 1,300 posts it is really difficult to track!)

#11 if you are OCD like me . . .

I've got a bunch of fresh quotes that I need to add, I just need to get through the rest of this week and next week first . . .

By: Todd Blacksher  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:50:57 GMT
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Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

(and now I am not the only one that has repeated a quote - after nearly 1,300 posts it is really difficult to track!)

#11 if you are OCD like me . . . .

Oops.  I started a method to keep track of the ones I've already posted, but haven't included a means to track others'.  Good catch, Todd, but it is definitely a quote worth repeating.

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:08:41 GMT
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I think I have duplicated my own quotes on here before . . . I have no method . . . sometimes I'll do a "that sounds familiar", but after scrolling through about 20 pages to check, I forget what quote I was going to use.

It is good to let some of these bubble to the surface again.

By: Todd Blacksher  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:21:18 GMT
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Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

I think I have duplicated my own quotes on here before . . . I have no method . . . sometimes I'll do a "that sounds familiar", but after scrolling through about 20 pages to check, I forget what quote I was going to use.

It is good to let some of these bubble to the surface again.

Why would anyone worry about repeated quotes? Who does it hurt?

By: Tony Tieuli  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:20:16 GMT
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This is called "Deja Amnesia":

"I think I've forgotten this before."

 

 

Which I think I posted before.  Or not.

By: Don Carter  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:15:58 GMT
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Don Carter wrote:

 

This is called "Deja Amnesia":

"I think I've forgotten this before."

 

 

Which I think I posted before. Or not.

Which is a little different from "Deja Poo":

"How do you remember this s...?"

By: Todd Blacksher  Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:34:09 GMT
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Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.

- - -Doug Larson

 

I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down.

- - -Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005)

 

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.

- - -Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:16:50 GMT
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By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:10:30 GMT
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To paraphrase that John C. Maxwell said "Your talk talks and your walk talks, but you walk talks louder than your talk talks."  In other words, people will remember what you did more than what  you said.

By: Vance Wright  Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:40:53 GMT
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When I post multiple quotes I try to make sure they are connected in some way.  All three of these came up in my search today.  I guess today is a good day to solve those big problems.

 

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.

- - -Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959)

 

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

- - -Walt Kelly (1913 - 1973), "Pogo" (comic strip)

 

You've got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you've found it.

- - -Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:11:09 GMT
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"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."

 

A sign I read yesterday.

By: Kevin Chandler  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:42:22 GMT
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...sounds like some quoted version by Jefferson?...

Declaration of Independence, "...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...,"

..and, it comes up/used by both far right and left wing resistance groups.

 

..and, a lot of tee-shirts being sold with it!

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:10:09 GMT
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Paul Salvador wrote:

 

...sounds like some quoted version by Jefferson?...

Declaration of Independence, "...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...,"

..and, it comes up/used by both far right and left wing resistance groups.

 

..and, a lot of tee-shirts being sold with it!

or, "eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

 

A soon to be tattoo I'm getting.

By: S. Casale  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:12:57 GMT
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Kevin Chandler wrote:

 

"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."

 

A sign I read yesterday.

A similar quote from JFK:

 

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

By: David Mandl  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:32:35 GMT
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David Mandl wrote:

 

Kevin Chandler wrote:

 

"When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty."

 

A sign I read yesterday.

A similar quote from JFK:

 

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

As in maybe "you better be willing to accept the decisions brought by the ballot box or life could get a lot worse"?

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:50:31 GMT
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I interpret it more as "let people talk it out, because without the freedom to express their ideas, people will resort to more drastic measures to be heard"

By: David Mandl  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:32:55 GMT
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“I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

― Mark Twain

By: Brian Kenyon  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:59:30 GMT
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David Mandl wrote:

 

I interpret it more as "let people talk it out, because without the freedom to express their ideas, people will resort to more drastic measures to be heard"

That could be good as well.

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:06:21 GMT
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By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:21:41 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:18:24 GMT
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This one stands by itself.

 

There are an awful lot of scientists today who believe that before very long we shall have unraveled all the secrets of the universe. There will be no puzzles anymore. To me it'd be really, really tragic because I think one of the most exciting things is this feeling of mystery, feeling of awe, the feeling of looking at a little live thing and being amazed by it and how its emerged through these hundreds of years of evolution and there it is and it is perfect and why.

- - -Jane Goodall (1934 - )

By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:45:27 GMT
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Picked the image out of a LinkedIn post.

By: Kevin Chandler  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:07:48 GMT
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Kevin Chandler wrote:

 

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Picked the image out of a LinkedIn post.

That is awesome!   It is now printed out and hanging at my desk!    I love it!

By: Dan Pihlaja  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:59:12 GMT
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Dan Pihlaja wrote:

 

Kevin Chandler wrote:

 

Cheaper.png

Picked the image out of a LinkedIn post.

That is awesome! It is now printed out and hanging at my desk! I love it!

Mr. Pihlaja,

I had to laugh too. I spent the last couple of days back and forth with an electrical engineer so we got a system nicely designed (not crazy overboard) and boom-they toss it out...too this, too that.

So, keep the designs to the right, I guess.

 

Kevin

By: Kevin Chandler  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:16:05 GMT
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Cool Man, That's awesome! ....I printed my spanish version...

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By: Rubén Rodolfo Balderrama  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:23:39 GMT
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I am not very good with animals.  Is that half of a horse or half of an Ass?

By: Gary Lucas  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:01:01 GMT
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It's a half-assed horse.

By: Al Griego  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:07:53 GMT
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Happy Veterans day.  I know it is Sunday but I don't get on the computer on the weekend

 

By: David Matula  Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:31:13 GMT
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Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!

- - -Michael Landon (1936 - 1991)

 

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

- - -John Lennon (1940 - 1980), "Beautiful Boy"

By: Dennis Dohogne  Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:00:44 GMT
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"I've been running around like a 3-legged cat trying to bury poop on a frozen pond." - Guy at a car audio shop that I used to frequent.

By: Todd Blacksher  Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:09:20 GMT
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"Don't forget to Thank your Dad today, your Mother probably wasn't in the mood"....  what a guy told our daughter on Saturday.....

 

(For me, I wish I could, its' almost 5 years since his passing and he would have got a great laugh out of that comment, made me smile)

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:38:06 GMT
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Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and November 11th is officially Veterans Day here in the U.S.  It is a day to honor all who served.  In my own family I want to honor my dad (Navy, WWII), father-in-law (Air Force, Korea), older brother (Navy, Vietnam), two brothers-in-law (Army, Vietnam and Marines, post-Korea), nephew (Navy, currently serving), niece (Army, Gulf War era), another nephew (Army and now Navy, currently serving), and my middle daughter (Navy, currently serving) and her husband (Air Force, currently serving), not to mention the uncles and their amazing stories of being shot down, bailing out and being captured.

 

Of the many great quotes I saw regarding our veterans I decided on these two:

 

Never was so much owed by so many to so few.

- - -Winston Churchill

 

And this one.  Please read this slowly and savor the 271 words.

 

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

 

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

 

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

 

- - -Abraham Lincoln, Consecration of the National Cemetery At Gettysburg, 19th November 1863

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:29:35 GMT
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Happy (observed) Veteran's Day to all who served and are serving, thank you all for your service

By: Edward Poole  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:18:18 GMT
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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae, 1872 - 1918

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place, and in the sky,

The larks, still bravely singing, fly,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the dead; short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe!

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high!

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

By: Al Griego  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:53:39 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:12:15 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae, 1872 - 1918

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place, and in the sky,

The larks, still bravely singing, fly,

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the dead; short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe!

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high!

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

very moving tribute

By: Edward Poole  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:39:48 GMT
By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:03:35 GMT
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“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

 

Alexis de Tocqueville

By: Vance Wright  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:45:39 GMT
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Vance Wright wrote:

 

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

 

Alexis de Tocqueville

Never forget the difference between Patriotism and Nationalism.  It's the same difference as between your actions and your words, between your deeply held beliefs and your transient desires.

By: David Mandl  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:10:12 GMT
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I did not intend that quote to be patriotic or nationalistic, merely a commentary on the morality of the United States and any other country.

By: Vance Wright  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:17:06 GMT
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I'm suddenly reminded of the "How many people could you have fed for the money you spent on that Corvette / Harley" story-meme...

By: Doug Seibel  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:24:08 GMT
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You will be what you must be, or else you will be nothing. Jose de San Martin

By: Rubén Rodolfo Balderrama  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:36:40 GMT
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Hey Doug,.. help me,.. what story was that?.. (my memory banks were damaged in the accident)

By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:57:14 GMT
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"WELL, if you gotta go, don't squeeze the charmin."

By: S. Casale  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:05:02 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:10:40 GMT
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S. Casale wrote:

 

"WELL, if you gotta go, don't squeeze the charmin."

From Mr. Whipple's college days. . .

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:18:02 GMT
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Thanks, Stan, for a lifetime of great stories, and a decade of awesome films!

 

Excelsior!!

By: Al Griego  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:20:16 GMT
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Paul Salvador wrote:

 

RIP... Marvel Comics' Stan Lee Dies At 95 : NPR

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Well that just sucks!

R.I.P. Stan. Thanks for everything!

By: Tony Tieuli  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:28:24 GMT
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His comics bring me back to the simple times...

Quik Stop,.. mini powdered donuts, yoohoo and a comic book.

By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:33:14 GMT
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Paul Salvador wrote:

 

His comics bring me back to the simple times...

Quik Stop,.. mini powdered donuts, yoohoo and a comic book.

And it continued right up to the present. I always got a kick out of it when I spotted his cameo in the movies.

By: Tony Tieuli  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:35:02 GMT
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ditto!

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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:40:16 GMT
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By: Doug Seibel  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:44:29 GMT
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Tony Tieuli wrote:

 

Paul Salvador wrote:

 

His comics bring me back to the simple times...

Quik Stop,.. mini powdered donuts, yoohoo and a comic book.

And it continued right up to the present. I always got a kick out of it when I spotted his cameo in the movies.

The two worst moments in upcoming Marvel films will be:

1. Seeing "In memory of Stan Lee" in the next film.

2. Seeing his last cameo, and knowing there won't be any more.

By: Al Griego  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:47:00 GMT
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By: Rick Becker  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:52:16 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:04:04 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:04:47 GMT
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Behind every successful woman is a man rolling his eyes

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:05:33 GMT
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You don't like Stan Lee?

By: Rick Becker  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:08:32 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:12:06 GMT
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say

HuH !!

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:19:00 GMT
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By: Rick Becker  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:27:39 GMT
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There ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got raw deals. You've got to say, 'I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.'

- - -Lee Iacocca (1924 - )

 

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

- - -Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

 

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

- - -John Updike (1932 - )

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:47:41 GMT
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By: David Matula  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:14:52 GMT
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The average person thinks he isn't.

- - -Father Larry Lorenzoni

 

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

- - -Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980)

 

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.

- - -Earl Warren (1891 - 1974)

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:14:11 GMT
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"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for."

 

That SO describes my last job!  I wanted to design a new pump stand. I asked for the old drawing file.  Everyone told me it didn't exist, the shop just made them as big as engineering requested.  So I designed a new one, with a drawing, and a part number in our system.  When it came in from an outside vendor my boss was really angry, but had no proof the old design even existed.  Then the new one became our standard because everyone liked it.

By: Gary Lucas  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:32:44 GMT
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By: Kevin Chandler  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:17:20 GMT
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So, treating people with respect is...  bad?

By: Al Griego  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:32:35 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

So, treating people with respect is... bad?

No, for the majority of the population political correctness isn't about treating people with respect (which most of us would agree with by the way). Political correctness appears to be much more "This is what I believe and like. Any other opinions are evil and deserve to be shamed and exiled!"

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:37:33 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

So, treating people with respect is... bad?

Reviewing these defintions, I don't see these two being synonymous:

Nor is politcal correctness related to these:

 

 

But political correctness does seem related to this:

 

But I could be incorrect...

 

Kevin

By: Kevin Chandler  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:04:41 GMT
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So very true.

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:07:54 GMT
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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

 

Voltaire

By: Kevin Chandler  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:24:00 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

So, treating people with respect is... bad?

It's 2018.  We can't all agree that Nazi's are bad without people whining about being "controlled" by "Political Correctness".

 

I fear for the society I'm sending my children into.

By: David Mandl  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:22:45 GMT
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David Mandl wrote:

 

Al Griego wrote:

 

So, treating people with respect is... bad?

It's 2018. We can't all agree that Nazi's are bad without people whining about "Political Correctness".

 

I fear for the society I'm sending my children into.

It's truly sad how the republican party has become the party that sympathizes with nazi's. Screw political correctness.

-signed a bleeding-hearted liberal.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:35:30 GMT
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Source, please?

By: Al Griego  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:39:23 GMT
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Ok, I was going to reply again but I think we need to stear away from the politics again before the ban hammer comes down.

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:39:59 GMT
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“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”

Georg Hegel

 

By: Vance Wright  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:41:06 GMT
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1-39BYZU6 wrote:

 

David Mandl wrote:

 

Al Griego wrote:

 

So, treating people with respect is... bad?

It's 2018. We can't all agree that Nazi's are bad without people whining about "Political Correctness".

 

I fear for the society I'm sending my children into.

It's truly sad how the republican party has become the party that sympathizes with nazi's. Screw political correctness.

-signed a bleeding-hearted liberal.

Here's your quote from the head of the republicans (Trump) with regard to the folks who protest Nazism and those that support Nazism:

"Some Very Fine People on Both Sides"

 

I don't know about you- but I mean what I say, and say what I mean. There is nothing to be misinterpreted. There is no such thing as a fine person who supports the separation/annihilation of others of non-white decent.

By: S. Casale  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:43:41 GMT
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It's not about labels for me.  I'm not going to get "political" about it.

 

I'm just sick of having discussions with people about stuff like those idiot kids in Baraboo WI (if you don't know the story from earlier this week, save yourself the frustration and don't look it up).

 

It's so predictable:  the people in my personal circle that whine the most about "PC" are the ones who go through the greatest, most exorbitant lengths to come up with "boys will be boys" excuses to defend those kids.  They're so mad about "PC", that they'll happily defend behavior that is at best remarkably callous and a sign that their parents and teachers haven't bothered to teach them about what the Holocaust was.  And that's the charitable interpretation of what those boys did.

By: David Mandl  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:45:35 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

Source, please?

The defiitions are screen captures from Dictionary.com | Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com

By: Kevin Chandler  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:05:21 GMT
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Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

Let's try to keep this thread on topic. Just post your favorite quotes. Let's keep the non-contributing banter to a minimum.

OK

By: Tom Gagnon  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:20:49 GMT
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Jim Steinmeyer wrote:

 

Ok, I was going to reply again but I think we need to stear away from the politics again before the ban hammer comes down.

To Mr. Steinmeyer, I'll second that.

The post was about "political correctness" in and of itself and that it's an inherent quagmire, best avoided in practice.

 

Kevin

By: Kevin Chandler  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:21:08 GMT
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If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

By: Richard Ahlgrim  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:53:12 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

Tom Gagnon wrote:

 

Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

Let's try to keep this thread on topic. Just post your favorite quotes. Let's keep the non-contributing banter to a minimum.

OK

THANK YOU!!

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:21:15 GMT
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Let's get this thread back on track.

 

The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.

- - -Dan Millman

 

We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.

- - -Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)

 

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

- - -Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:11 GMT
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Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen

Phillip Adams

 

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:27:21 GMT
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