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Ron
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« on: April 03, 2020, 12:11:03 PM »

Let's post up some timely, timeless, profound, witty or inspiring quotes.

He wasn't talking about Covid 19 but if the shoe fits ...

"All models are wrong, many are useful, some are deadly." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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The wish not to believe can influence as strongly as the wish to believe.

Who can escape their own cognitive biases?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 12:23:17 PM »

Something I learned from working EMS, but it's equally applicable across many fields: 

"Yield to tonnage."
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Are you a cook, or a RIFLEMAN?  Find out at Appleseed!

http://www.appleseedinfo.org

"For some many people, attempting to process a logical line of thought brings up the blue screen of death." -Blakenzy
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 01:13:54 PM »

Well, that didn't work out as planned.

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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 01:48:56 PM »

"Out of an abundance of caution, we should...."
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Quote from: Angel Eyes on August 09, 2018, 01:56:15 AM
You are one lousy risk manager.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 02:05:12 PM »

I f'ing hate people. Oh wait that's my quote.
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Sometimes we carry more weight then we owe.
And sometimes goes on and on and on.

BAH-WEEP-GRAAAGHNAH WHEEP NI-NI BONG
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 02:44:53 PM »

"Murphy was an optimist."
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 06:43:20 PM »

"I may close early today"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxoowglHU2w

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“It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”  ― Calvin Coolidge
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 06:44:44 PM »

"I'll be back."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrsspTTpApI
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“It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”  ― Calvin Coolidge
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You're not diggin'


« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2020, 07:51:03 PM »

We already have a thread for those.
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"Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts."
                      - Judge Roger T. Benitez, Duncan v. Becerra
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2020, 07:26:41 AM »

Gun control is giving up your own tools in exchange for a nebulous promise that politicians and police will "do their best" to protect you. --Lawdog
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The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities.” —Allan Bloom
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2020, 07:27:52 AM »

When you need help right now, the police are minutes away.
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"Never wrestle with a pig.  You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."  G.B. Shaw
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2020, 09:25:27 AM »

"I’ll kill a man in a fair fight, or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight… If he bothers me, or if there’s a woman… Or if I’m gettin’ paid. Mostly only when I’m gettin’ paid."   -  Jayne Cobb
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Trump won. Democrats haven't been so offended since Republicans came along and freed their slaves.
Those who work for a living are being BURIED by those who vote for a living.
Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods. - H.L. Mencken
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2020, 09:38:21 AM »

I'm getting to old for this *expletive deleted*it.
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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2020, 10:11:05 AM »

"Everything they do is so dramatic and flamboyant, it makes me want to set myself on fire!" — Lucille Bluth
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"It's good, though..."
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Your mom sends me care packages


« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2020, 11:31:23 AM »

“I refuse to wear a suit. I am gay- I've had two boyfriends most of my life- I've had kinky sex, I've tried drugs through most of the younger years of my life. I'm broke as sh**, I have a judgement against me from some b**** down there in Florida...”
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 The price of a lottery ticket seems to be the maximum most folks are willing to risk toward the dream of becoming a one-percenter. “Robert Hollis”
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2020, 01:07:58 PM »

"It's fistfuls fault." Said by everyone here.
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Sometimes we carry more weight then we owe.
And sometimes goes on and on and on.

BAH-WEEP-GRAAAGHNAH WHEEP NI-NI BONG
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You're not diggin'


« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2020, 06:49:27 PM »

"I’ll kill a man in a fair fight, or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight… If he bothers me, or if there’s a woman… Or if I’m gettin’ paid. Mostly only when I’m gettin’ paid."   -  Jayne Cobb

"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill ’em right back."   - Malcolm Reynolds
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"Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts."
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2020, 07:02:59 PM »

"We have to pass it to see what's in it."
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Life support failure, check oxygen levels at once.
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2020, 07:07:17 AM »

Women think they’re complaining about men in general, but they’re almost always referring to one man in particular.
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Who can escape their own cognitive biases?
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2020, 11:21:52 AM »

How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg.   Abraham Lincoln
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2020, 11:24:42 AM »

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2020, 11:26:18 AM »

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.  -Theodore Roosevelt
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« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2020, 11:29:37 AM »

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
 
Robert Heinlein
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« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2020, 01:22:12 PM »

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Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
 
Robert Heinlein


That is 100% correct, I hadn't heard that one.  I'll see your Heinlein and raise you one:


"Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accept the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay -- and claims a halo for his dishonesty."

Robert Heinlein
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2020, 01:23:33 PM »

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An armed society is a polite society

That should resonate nicely here!   cool
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