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    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

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    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

    Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
    - -- The Buddha

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    Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
    This is known as “bad luck.” - Robert Heinlein

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    anything by judge andrew napolitano
    The war on crime, war on drugs, war on terror, and now the war on opiods.............there's a reason they call it a war. So you idiots will easily accept the collateral damage of innocents

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    http://www.amazon.com/Original-Argum...1463073&sr=1-1

    The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

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    - -- The Buddha

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    Seriously, read Das Kapital.

    Because the majority of people who spout all manner of nonsense about 'Marxism' should actually educate themselves as to what Marxism is.

    (clue: it is not what Barack Obama thinks, or does, or dreams about when he's smoking a joint on the Whitehouse lawn)

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    I have, though not in German. Also "The Communist Manifesto."
    Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    I have, though not in German. Also "The Communist Manifesto."
    I never associate your posts with half witted attempts to associate things like taxes or democrats with the philosophy of Marx so i'm more than willing to believe you.

    Unfortunately, i fear you are the exception.

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    You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charver View Post
    Seriously, read Das Kapital.

    Because the majority of people who spout all manner of nonsense about 'Marxism' should actually educate themselves as to what Marxism is.

    (clue: it is not what Barack Obama thinks, or does, or dreams about when he's smoking a joint on the Whitehouse lawn)
    To true. I read it when I was in college along with Adam Smith's Capitalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    I love "The Art of War"... I've read it twice and reference it. One of the first books I downloaded to my phone's "reader" software.
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
    - -- Aristotle

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    - -- The Buddha

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    For people who truly understand American politics:

    The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

    Why? Because no book is ever going to persuade any voter to change his or her mind. All the do is preach to the choir, so it would be better for all to read the wit and wisdom of the above.
    http://www.justplainpolitics.com/blog.php?u=237
    If you feel so inclined a comment would be appreciated.

    Respect a believers right to believe, but they should damn well repect our right to challenge such utterly illogical notions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    I love "The Art of War"... I've read it twice and reference it. One of the first books I downloaded to my phone's "reader" software.
    In the original Chinese?

    Better to read 'The Hidden Persuaders' by Vance Packard.
    http://www.justplainpolitics.com/blog.php?u=237
    If you feel so inclined a comment would be appreciated.

    Respect a believers right to believe, but they should damn well repect our right to challenge such utterly illogical notions.


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