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#1 sylvester

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:10 AM

My favorite:

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Mark Twain:

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.


And one offered by headmelter who put the thread idea into my head...

QUOTE (headmelter @ Sep 23 2008, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To borrow a phrase from Yeats:

"All has changed, changed utterly,

A terrible beauty is born. "


Oh and the Oppenheimer quote from the other day:

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"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"

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#2 id5

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:52 AM

"If you fly it, float it or fuck it, rent it, it's cheaper!"

Felix Dennis
The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. - John Maynard Keynes

I must remember that investing is a marathon and not a sprint!

#3 Steve Netwriter

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:25 AM

"Oh no, not again" - the whale


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE (Steve Netwriter @ Sep 23 2008, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Oh no, not again" - the whale

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Crude but funny:
[to one of the prostitutes at Cleveland's house]: "So, is there any tread left on the tires? Or at this point would it be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway?" - Stewie from Family Guy


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:29 AM

QUOTE (Steve Netwriter @ Sep 23 2008, 03:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Oh no, not again" - the whale


Wasn't that the bowl of petunias?

And, as to a quote, something that reminds me of myself trying to read tons of material on finance and economy:

"I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia." --Woody Allen.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 04:54 AM

QUOTE (Ologhai Jones @ Sep 23 2008, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't that the bowl of petunias?

And, as to a quote, something that reminds me of myself trying to read tons of material on finance and economy:

"I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia." --Woody Allen.


Ologhai's right you know (I thought it was the whale too but...)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this record of its thoughts from the moment of its "birth" to the moment of its death:

Ah! What's happening? it thought.
Er, excuse me, who am I?
Hello?
Why am I here? What's my purpose in life?
What do I mean by who am I?
Calm down, get a grip now . . . oh! this is an interesting sensation, what is it? It's sort of . . . yawning, tingling sensation in my . . . my . . . well, I suppose I'd better start finding names for things if I want to make headway in what for the sake of what I shall call an argument I shall call the world, so let's call it my stomach.
Good. Ooooh, it's getting quite strong. And hey, what about that whistling roaring sound going past what I'm suddenly going to call my head? Perhaps I can call that . . . wind! Is that a good name? It'll do . . . perhaps I can find a better name for it later when I've found out what it's for. It must be something very important because there certainly seems to be a hell of a lot of it. Hey! What's this thing? This . . . let's call it a tail - yeah, tail. Hey! I can really thrash it about pretty good, can't I? Wow! Wow! That feels great! Doesn't seem to achieve very much but I'll probably find out what it's for later on. Now, have I built up any coherent picture of things yet?
No.
Never mind, hey, this is really exciting, so much to find out about, so much to look forward to, I'm quite dizzy with anticipation . . .
Or is it the wind?
There really is a lot of that now, isn't there?
And wow! Hey! What's this thing suddenly coming toward me very fast? Very, very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide-sounding name like . . . ow . . . ound . . . round . . . ground! That's it! That's a good name - ground!
I wonder if it will be friends with me?

And the rest, after a sudden wet thud, was silence.



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#7 riggerbeautz

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:42 AM


He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson
Never stop questioning - Einstein

When you blame others you give up your power to change - Douglas Noel Adams

Beware of MOOD HOOVERS they have a mission.

#8 Steve Netwriter

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:45 AM

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Yes, of course !

It's been a while. You can't expect me to remember something accurately from 2 decades ago laugh.gif

Now you're going to tell me it was last week unsure.gif

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:54 AM

QUOTE (Steve Netwriter @ Sep 23 2008, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Yes, of course !

It's been a while. You can't expect me to remember something accurately from 2 decades ago laugh.gif

Now you're going to tell me it was last week unsure.gif


No, that would be improbable

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:10 AM

Do you mean infinitely improbable blink.gif blink.gif

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE (Steve Netwriter @ Sep 23 2008, 07:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Yes, of course !

It's been a while. You can't expect me to remember something accurately from 2 decades ago laugh.gif

Now you're going to tell me it was last week unsure.gif


Nah, but all psychology bull prints it, though i can hear those dulcit tones delivering it laugh.gif
Never stop questioning - Einstein

When you blame others you give up your power to change - Douglas Noel Adams

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:55 AM

"When I was young my dad said to me "Son. Remember these three words and you'll never be broke...."Stick 'em up."" "

David "Devilfish" Ulliott

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:27 AM

Always keep tubes of Preparation H and Deep-Heat-Fiery-Jack-Industrial-Strength-Muscle-Rub very well separated in your bathroom cabinet.

We can not sit back and allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion and the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:36 AM

"It is in the nature of things that you can never escape one setback without running into another."
Machiavelli

One for HankyPanky Paulson to ponder on

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:49 AM

Might as well put this here:

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The W. $200 bill. Takes the place of the old $100. Says $200 on the bill, but only buys $100 worth of stuff.


http://www.talkdelaw...-bill-8405.html

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Man Successfully Used a $200 bill
Posted: Jun. 1, 2007 10:55 a.m.
Updated: Aug. 6, 2007 2:26 a.m.
HALIFAX COUNTY: North Carolina cops are searching for a guy who successfully passed a $200 bill bearing George W. Bush's portrait and a drawing of the White House complete with lawn signs reading "We like ice cream" and "USA deserves a tax cut." The phony Bush bill was presented to a cashier at a Food Lion in Roanoke Rapids on September 6 by an unidentified male who was seeking to pay for $150 in groceries. Remarkably, the cashier accepted the counterfeit note and gave the man $50 change. In a separate incident involving a different perp, Roanoke Rapids cops Tuesday arrested Michael Harris, 24, for attempting last month to pass an identical $200 Bush bill at a convenience store.


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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:15 PM

My all time favourite blink.gif

"No more boom or bust"
Gordon Brown
The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. - John Maynard Keynes

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:21 PM


One day, they will have sold us so much that we will not have any money left.
And then they will own us.

Dunno who said that..dunno why I remember it..



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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:29 PM

Thomas Jefferson.

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing
armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their
currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow
up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up
homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
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"You have to choose, as a voter, between trusting to the national stability of gold and the natural stability and intelligence of governments. I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold."

George Bernard Shaw


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The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin . . . . Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. . . . Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. . . . But, if you want to continue to be the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.

Sir Josiah Stamp, director of the Bank of England and the second richest man in Britain in the 1920s

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:03 PM

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in this ever-changing world in which we live in

Paul McCartney proving that you can never have enough prepositions in a sentence.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:11 PM

"Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong" - Carl Sagan

"Always poo before you shower" - me




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