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Old 06-10-2014, 13:07   #166
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Old 06-10-2014, 13:25   #167
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Nice one Letinsch.


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Old 06-10-2014, 13:30   #168
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Nice one Letinsch.


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You would think that, as often as you miss-spell my name, you would just resort to copying and pasting it...
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Old 06-10-2014, 13:32   #169
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No more pralines and cream? What the fuck?



Seperate incident, but messhall related and possibly MUCH funnier was this simple statement from an O-6 aimed squarely at a young captain at a nice little spot near Kabul

"GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY MESSHALL"
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:56   #170
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our new slogan here is

"Mentoring at the speed of apathy"
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Old 07-11-2014, 22:09   #171
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If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin. There may be more Danger of this, than some, even of our well disposed Citizens may imagine.

If the People should grant their Suffrages to Men, only because they conceive them to have been Friends to the Country, without Regard to the necessary Qualifications for the Places they are to fill, the Administration of Government will become a mere Farce, and our pub-lick Affairs will never be put on the Footing of solid Security.

We should inquire into the Tempers of Men, in order to form a Judgment in what Manner the public Trusts to be reposed in them will be executed.

When we formerly had weak and wicked Governors & Magistrates, it was our Misfortune; but for the future, while we enjoy and exercise the inestimable Right of choosing them ourselves, it will be our Disgrace.

I hope our Countrymen will always keep a watchful Eye over the public Conduct of those whom they exalt to Power, making at the same time every just Allowance for the Imperfections of human Nature; and I pray God we may never see Men filling the sacred Seats of Government, who are either wanting in adequate Abilities, or influenced by any Views Motives or Feelings separate from the public Welfare.

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Old 07-11-2014, 23:37   #172
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If you look around the room and you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room.
-Lorne Michaels
I had a buddy, 99th % 145 IQ kinda stuff...who was selected SFAS. I spoke to him via phone after he had been in Q for a few months. His statement.

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You know what dude, I'm no longer special, around here, I'm average, you don't know how good that feels.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:50   #173
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...my new number one favorite funniest quote of all time.

"I'm not interested in photo-ops"

Barack Hussien Obama - July 2014
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:44   #174
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Glad I found this thread - I'm a quote/historic speech geek. Here's one that's been on my mind this week after seeing it on another forum:

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
-T. E. Lawrence
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Old 11-04-2014, 17:27   #175
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This speech has been in my thoughts this week, particularly the intro, copied below.

"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph."
- Theodore Roosevelt

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Old 11-10-2014, 14:28   #176
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"You ask, What is our policy? I will say; ‘It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.’ You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
- Churchill
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Old 12-01-2014, 13:36   #177
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"Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society."
- Michel Foucault
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:46   #178
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:52   #179
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"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
- Nietzsche
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:16   #180
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I love these two and refer to them often;

"Wars are caused by undefended wealth". Ernest Hemingway

And;

"I found the crown of France lying on the ground, and I picked it up with a sword".
Napoleon Bonaparte
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