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« on: June 24, 2010, 10:47:12 PM »

my after post comment   evil  i'm guessing someone thinks it's a bit long....

ok.  got it.  i'll find another ASAP, but not before tomorrow. 

he is one of my favorites, but not known for short observations.  his journals are long and verbose.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 10:01:36 AM »

Kathyp, thanks so much for writing even more stuff about a dead European male.   Brian

We just don't hear enough about them. grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 10:42:51 AM »

>>>>We just don't hear enough about them<<<<

You're right. They are tooooo close to being buried forever and forgotten.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 11:46:33 AM »

ahhh.  the dead European male who was prophetic in his writings....as opposed to the dead European who's economic a political writings were blueprint for disaster, yet still revered....
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 12:27:24 PM »

He was a dead AMERICAN male. I agree, we really don't hear enough about them.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 01:59:31 PM »

it was the other they were talking about, and he was french.  i just changed to this one   Wink  
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 07:13:24 PM »

Oh, I thought it was a "non-native has no right to postulate" kind of statement.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 07:42:46 PM »

Kathy,
You should reply to those harping about the length, with one of the best one word replies ever given....."Nuts!"

And of course it was from some dead guy.... rolleyes

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 07:44:39 PM »

since it was added to my quote i'm guessing it was admin.  maybe even our beloved beemaster  evil

don't want to tick off the brass.

i will look for shorter quotes in the future.......
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 01:02:30 PM »

i will look for shorter quotes in the future.......

You could always borrow mine. LOL
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2010, 07:07:29 PM »

my after post comment   evil  i'm guessing someone thinks it's a bit long....

ok.  got it.  i'll find another ASAP, but not before tomorrow. 

he is one of my favorites, but not known for short observations.  his journals are long and verbose.

your signature is still too long. would you mind shortening again please?

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 07:18:18 PM »

and she smiles, and waves, as she goes by.......
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 11:27:04 PM »

and she smiles, and waves, as she goes by.......
Dang Kathy...You missed a perfectly good opportunity to quote he last line of Wildwood Flower.
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We just smiled and waved.....Sittin' on that sack of seeds.
I thought you had at first. LOL.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2010, 11:58:11 PM »

i was thinking of a particular wave.  i am, after all, from CA.   evil
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010, 08:13:21 AM »

i was thinking of a particular wave.  i am, after all, from CA.   evil
I wont hold that against you Kathy grin Wink
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2010, 09:00:09 AM »

Why did the phrase "Hawaiian peace sign" just pass through my mind?  huh  grin
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2010, 09:18:33 AM »

i was thinking of a particular wave.  i am, after all, from CA.   evil
NY and CA must have a lot in common...Seems I saw an article with pictures of Lady Gaga making that same wave at a Mets game.
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