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    Quote Originally Posted by BuildingMech88 View Post
    "When you're 20 you care what everybody thinks, when you're 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you're 60 you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place"

    - Winston Churchill
    Another way to put this:
    When you are 20, you let others opinions rule your life...
    When you are 40, you grow up enough to think for yourself...
    When you are 60, you quit playing the image management game; because you realize it was always self destructive!
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    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    I beg to clarify: 250 years ago, Liberalism was about getting away from a top-down, monarchistic form of government, and making local, bottom-up governments that joined together in a confederation.

    Here's the quote again:
    "As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality."

    George Washington also said:
    Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
    To bad that shipped sailed a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fender60 View Post
    To bad that shipped sailed a long time ago.
    That ship...

    Could be brought back to doc, and moored...
    If the public understood the importance of it.

    Problem is...
    Not enough folks have been burned badly by the govt...

    Just let the country go to 'Bernie style socialism'...
    And that (folks getting burned by the govt) will change radically!
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    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Another way to put this:
    When you are 20, you let others opinions rule your life...
    When you are 40, you grow up enough to think for yourself...
    When you are 60, you quit playing the image management game; because you realize it was always self destructive!

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    If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die.

    However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.

    Blaise Pascal
    A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    Most of man's trouble comes from his inability to be still.

    Blaise Pascal
    A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.


    Isaac Asimov
    A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

    George Bernard Shaw
    A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    White men are coming... with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    White men are coming... with guns.
    Only after you corn. Forgot to mention a can of kerosene and a rope. Yeah. LOL. Thank you, thank you very much
    "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."

    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
    Sen. Barry Goldwater

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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    White men are coming... with guns.
    Only after you corn. Forgot to mention a can of kerosene and a rope. Yeah. LOL. Thank you, thank you very much
    "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."

    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
    Sen. Barry Goldwater

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    I did that one just for you Glenn. Figured you would get a laugh out of it.

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    "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."

    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
    Sen. Barry Goldwater

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