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#21882
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 2 Months ago Karma: 168
"Lets all be reasonable we are all sophisticated men and women, that the popular myth of science as a unique self critical institution, and scientists as men who would rather be consumed at the stake rather than fudge the data, I mean thats ok for a PBS special, but thats not the real world thats not whats taking place, people fudge the data, wherever they can get away from it.....Think of your last traffic ticket."
- David Berlinski
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#22281
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 168
Malik Shabaaz as he is known by the Muslims after he became a Muslim or most famously known as "Malcolm X", made a very apt observation that is relevant even today only the players have changed.

“Back during slavery, when people like me talked to the slaves, they didn’t kill them. They sent some old house Negro along behind him to undo what he said. You have to read the history of slavery to understand this.

There were two kinds of Negroes. There was that old house Negro, and the field Negro. And the house Negro always looked out for his master. When the field Negroes got too much out of line, he held them back in check. He put them back on the plantation.

The house Negro could afford to do that because he lived better than the field Negro. He ate better, he dressed better, and he lived in a better house. He lived right up next to his master – in the attic or basement. He ate the same food as his master and wore his same clothes. And he could talk just like his master – good diction. And he loved his master more than his master loved himself. That’s why he didn’t want his master to get hurt.

If the master got hurt, he’d say: “What’s the matter boss, we sick?” When the master’s house caught afire, he’d try and put out the fire. He didn’t want his master’s house burnt. He never wanted his master’s property threatened. And he was more defensive of it than his master was.

That was the house Negro.

But then you had some field Negroes, who lived in huts, had nothing to lose. They wore the worst kind of clothes. They ate the worst food. And they caught hell. They felt the sting of the lash. They hated their master. Oh yes, they did. If the master got sick, they’d pray that the master would die. If the master’s house caught afire, they’d pray for a strong wind to come along. This was the difference between the two.

And today, you still have house Negroes and field Negroes…”
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#22295
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 255
Samix, while some will find the subject matter offensive; the PARADIGM here is eternal. The even less politically-correct collquialism for the "house Negroes" is "Uncle Toms" -- or (in more recent times) "Oreos": black on the outside, white on the inside.

The general paradigm is this: when you are part of a subjugated population, you are given no choice other than to be part of one of two "camps". You are either part of "the Resistance" or one of "the Collaborators".

The delusion that people can somehow remain "neutral" and/or "above the fray" is exposed in one of my own, favorite quotes -- which has made it into this thread at least a couple of times already:

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke -- Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797)
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#22299
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 204
This is from samix post- bullionbullscanada.com/bulletin-boards/2...0&start=10#22279


Abraham Lincoln is quoted as asking his Cabinet: "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?"

In response, his advisers are alleged to have rolled their eyes and answered, "Five."

"Four," the president responded. "Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

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#22303
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 255
Earl wrote:
This is from samix post- bullionbullscanada.com/bulletin-boards/2...0&start=10#22279


Abraham Lincoln is quoted as asking his Cabinet: "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?"

In response, his advisers are alleged to have rolled their eyes and answered, "Five."

"Four," the president responded. "Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

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Got a good chuckle out of that one and it's one I can use myself (about a thousand times a day)...

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#22339
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year, 1 Month ago Karma: 168
The context of this quote is atheists attributing all existence and creation to the laws of science. The below quote is a response to this worldview.

The laws of nature produce no events, they state the pattern to which every event have only and can be induced to happen must conform. Just as the rules of arithmetic state the pattern to which all transactions with money must conform, if only you can get a hold of any money. Thus in one sense the laws of nature cover the whole field of space and time. In another what they leave out is precisely the whole real universe. The incessant torrent of actual events, which makes up true history, that must come from somewhere else; To think that laws can produce it is like thinking that you can create real money by simply doing sums, for every law says in the last resort, if you have A, then you will get B. But first catch your A. The laws will not do it for you.
- CS Lewis, Miracles.
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#22592
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"The Bank never goes broke. If the Bank runs out of money, the Banker may issue as much as needed by writing on any ordinary paper." Offical Monopoly® Game Rules
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#22594
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Earl wrote:
"The Bank never goes broke. If the Bank runs out of money, the Banker may issue as much as needed by writing on any ordinary paper." Offical Monopoly® Game Rules


Lol Earl!

I suspect we could go through the Rules of Monopoly and come up with pages of (what is now) inadvertent satire and irony. Note also the premise of the game: you can only win by making everyone else lose.

Obviously we can say that about any game, but that's just the POINT. These bankers are literally "playing" with our lives in what is literally nothing more than a game to them. And they don't have even the tiniest pangs of remorse that the only way in which they can "win" their (hidden/undeclared/illegal) game is through all of us losing.

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#22994
Re: Notable Quotes... 1 Year ago Karma: 255
OK, I may be succumbing to Delusions of Grandeur here, but this one is written by me (lol):


Ideology is a tool of Liars and a crutch for Idiots.
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Regarding democracy, one has to be careful what one means by democracy, there is a tendency nowadays particularly in the english speaking world to assume that democracy is the natural and normal condition of humanity, that any departure from it is either a disease to be cured or a crime to be punished, I don't share that view. - Bernard Lewis
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