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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #315 on: April 15, 2010, 06:00:41 PM »
"If Adolf Hitler had actually existed, would you have fought for him or against him?" --Baya Rae 4900 (emphasis added by me)

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I would have made it a fail quote, but this was one where it was just so damn funny, it HAD to be put here.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #316 on: April 15, 2010, 11:04:24 PM »
Ludwig von Mises was the man.
All of the following quotes are attributed to him, and are from "The Quotable Mises" bit at Mises.org.


"With regard to economic goods, there can never be absolute overproduction." - Planning for Freedom

"The capitalist system of production is an economic democracy in which every penny gives a right to vote. The consumers are the sovereign people. The capitalists, the entrepreneurs, and the farmers are the peoples mandatories." - Bureaucracy

"Monetary calculation and cost accounting constitute the most important intellectual tool of the capitalist entrepreneur, and it was no one less than Goethe who pronounced the system of double-entry bookkeeping one of the finest inventions of the human mind." - Liberalism

"Under such a socialist mode of production all personal incentives which selfishness provides under capitalism are removed, and a premium is put upon laziness and negligence. Whereas in a capitalist society selfishness incites everyone to the utmost diligence, in a socialist society it makes for inertia and laxity." - Human Action

"Foreign-exchange control is today primarily a device for the virtual expropriation of foreign investments. It has destroyed the international capital and money market." - The Theory of Money and Credit

"Nazism conquered Germany because it never encountered any adequate intellectual resistance." - Omnipotent Government

"The romantic revolt against logic and science does not limit itself to the sphere of social phenomena. . . . It is a revolt against our entire culture and civilization." - Epistemological Problems of Economics

"It is vain to object that life and reality are not logical. Life and reality are neither logical nor illogical; they are simply given. But logic is the only tool available to man for the comprehension of both." - Human Action

"Every socialist is a disguised dictator." - Human Action
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #317 on: April 17, 2010, 11:11:59 PM »
82abhilash:  "Do you ever get the feeling that we are slipping into the dark ages?"

Shane:  "No.
I get the feeling that many people are trying to put chains around our feet and DRAG us into the dark ages."

Me: "Be it the creationist liars, state dogmatists; or dogmatists in general..."

I simply HAD to add this little exchange.
The part from me wasn't a part of the original exchange, but was just me adding my two cents.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #318 on: April 18, 2010, 06:47:56 PM »
"This is what I hate about democracy. It gives the illusion of freedom." --TheSupremeSketpic
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #319 on: April 25, 2010, 05:30:16 PM »
"My populist tactics have made quite an impression
I transformed the republic's regression
You know me, tyranny, still I'm taking a bow
So say it loud and say it proud, we're all emperors now!"--opheliaic on this video by Morrakiu

Epic win.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #320 on: April 25, 2010, 05:43:35 PM »
Ludwig von Mises: "Modern war is not a war of royal armies. It is a war of the peoples, a total war. It is a war of states which do not leave to their subjects any private sphere; they consider the whole population a part of the armed forces. Whoever does not fight must work for the support and equipment of the army. Army and people are one and the same. The citizens passionately participate in the war. For it is their state, their God, who fights." - Omnipotent Government
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #321 on: April 25, 2010, 08:23:18 PM »
"In a democracy, of course, you always get a choice. Do you want to be governed by the red or by the blue? It's entirely up to you. Do you want to be patronized, or condescended to? By liars or by crooks? You get to choose. Would you prefer your fundamental values to be insulted, or ignored? By con men, or by charlatans? In short, do you want your influence to be zero, or nil? And when would you like to be listened to: never, or not at all? It's your choice. Do you want some more choice? Take it, or leave it--now there's a real choice!"

"If either of [the major parties] wins, democracy will lose, and you know that, too. Now THAT is what I call a wasted vote."

--Pat Condell, from this video:


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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #322 on: April 25, 2010, 08:59:56 PM »
Sounds like Pat Condell is waking up the idea that maybe democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be. :)
He's clearly awakened to the idea that voting for a party other than the main party is NOT a wasted vote.
And that government/states tend to work best when it is most localized.
You go Pat!
« Last Edit: April 25, 2010, 09:04:22 PM by surhotchaperchlorome »
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-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #323 on: April 26, 2010, 01:21:09 AM »
The proper reply to anyone using ad hominem to mean "name calling" or "verbal abuse" while claiming to be a skeptic and smarter than you:

"Let me Google that for you." --Me
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #324 on: April 26, 2010, 12:41:40 PM »
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. That which can be asserted without evidence can be discarded without evidence." -- Carl Sagan, last time I checked.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #325 on: April 26, 2010, 05:41:51 PM »
"In a democracy, of course, you always get a choice. Do you want to be governed by the red or by the blue? It's entirely up to you. Do you want to be patronized, or condescended to? By liars or by crooks? You get to choose. Would you prefer your fundamental values to be insulted, or ignored? By con men, or by charlatans? In short, do you want your influence to be zero, or nil? And when would you like to be listened to: never, or not at all? It's your choice. Do you want some more choice? Take it, or leave it--now there's a real choice!"

"If either of [the major parties] wins, democracy will lose, and you know that, too. Now THAT is what I call a wasted vote."

--Pat Condell, from this video:


Interestingly there are now three "major" parties in the UK: the Conservative/Labour duopoly could be broken by the Liberal Democrat party. If that does happen it could provide other minor parties with a chance to increase their influence in Parliament - although most of the UK's minor parties are merely extremist versions of the major parties (the UKIP, which Pat Condell supports, seems to be an offshoot of the Conservative party).

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #326 on: April 27, 2010, 12:51:53 PM »
Someone was going on about how companies lie about their products all the time and we need the politicians to stop them and so on and so forth.

"Tell me...what promises did your PM make when he was last campaigning?

How many of them has he kept?

I didn't think so"
I recently heard that the word heretic is derived from the greek work heriticos which means "able to choose"
The more you know...

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #327 on: April 27, 2010, 08:50:07 PM »
"What I'm objecting to is the opinion that since we learn a different way we must, therefore, be ignorant." -VeritasEtLibertas82
A comment on this video:
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #328 on: April 29, 2010, 03:57:16 PM »
--Pat Condell, from this video:

Well, Richard "The Dick" Coughlan didn't like that:


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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #329 on: April 29, 2010, 04:51:46 PM »
Well, Richard "The Dick" Coughlan didn't like that:


The UKIP isn't any better than the other parties. They talk about reform but it doesn't sound like they'll reduce government spending or decrease the government's power by a significant amount. Their immigration policy is draconian.

Their policies (and the policies of the other UK parties) can be viewed here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8515961.stm#subject=key&col1=conservative&col2=labour&col3=libdem