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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am currently reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and am struck by all the similarities to our modern society. Except of course we can't have anyone living on the moon. In 1966 it would have seemed like we would have a moon base by now.

    Another rocket scientist wrote this for today
    http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/liberty-and-bigotry-climate-models/
    Discrimination vs. Freedom

    And again I am struck by the views.

    Have we regressed?


    The Emperor: [to the Senate] In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society which I assure you will last for ten thousand years.
    [Senate fills with enormous applause]
    Padmé: [to Bail Organa] So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.




    Patriots day is 2 weeks away. Take some shots in remembrance of the first shots of the Revolutionary War.
    (not Mark Wahlburg's new movie)
    Freedom is not free. Liberty has to be secured by each generation.
     
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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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  3. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Jim . . . Why did you capitalize "democrats?"

    Sheldon
     
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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I get in a hurry typing democrats or my spell checker did it for me.:D
     
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  5. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    LOL add the un-capitalized version to the dictionary.

    or -- 민주주의자; 민주당원

    or -- ديمقراطي, المناصر للديموقراطية

    or -- Партия социал

    Because it no longer belongs in our language. It's too vile.
     
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  6. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Freedom isn't free
    No, there's a hefty f*ckin' fee
    And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five
    Who will? :D
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    My point is there is no liberty in socialism and that is the Democrat party. Since the left runs the schools they don't teach about liberty so that's the way you lose it.