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Thought for Friday, Nov 30, 2007

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Linus: I guess it's wrong always to be worrying about tomorrow. Maybe
we should think only about today.
Charlie Brown:
No, that's giving up. I'm still hoping that yesterday will get
better.

Thought for Thursday, Nov 29, 2007

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Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom:
No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats --
approximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less.

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 28, 2007

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No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it.

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 27, 2007

Golden Oldie


I never wanted to see anybody die
but there are a few obituary notices
I have read with pleasure.

-Clarence Darrow

Thought for Monday, Nov 26, 2007

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Ogden's Law:
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch
up.

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 21, 2007

Golden Oldie


We should be thankful for the good things we have
and, also, for the bad things we don't have.

-Anon


(tftd will resume on or about Monday November 26, 2007.
Butch the Greater, aka FB#1, reminds us again this
year to 'watch out for the changing constant of
gravity during the next 45 days.')

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 20, 2007

General Thanksgiving


By the PRESIDENT of the
United States Of America
A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge
the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to
be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore
His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houfes
of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted
me "to recommend to the people of the United States
a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed
by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and
signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording
them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of
government for their safety and happiness:"

NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY,
the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted
by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that
great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author
of all the good that was, that is, or that will be;
that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our
fincere and humble thanks for His kind care and
protection of the people of this country previous to
their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold
mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His
providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late
war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and
plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the
peaceable and rational manner in which we have been
enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for
our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the
national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil
and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and
the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful
knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the
great and variousfavours which He has been pleafed
to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in moft humbly
offering our prayers and fupplications to the great
Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon
our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable
us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to
perform our feveral and relative duties properly
and punctually; to render our National Government
a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a
Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws,
difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to
protect and guide all fovereigns and nations
(especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us);
and to blefs them with good governments, peace,
and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice
of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of
fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant
unto all mankind fuch a degree oftemporal profperity
as he alone knows to be beft.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York,
the third day of October, in the year of our Lord,
one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

Source: The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday,
October 14, 1789

Thought for Monday, Nov 19, 2007

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It would have criminalize Jesus Christ
-- Hillary Clinton, September 2007, on a Republican-sponsored bill that would have punished those who aid illegal immigrants.

Thought for Friday, Nov 16, 2007

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Law of Communications:
The inevitable result of improved and enlarged communications
between different levels in a hierarchy is a vastly increased
area of misunderstanding.

Thought for Thursday, Nov 15, 2007

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Utility is when you have one telephone,
luxury is when you have two,
opulence is when you have three --
and paradise is when you have none.

-Doug Larson

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007

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Of course there's no reason for it, it's just our policy.

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007

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Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones,
so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones
is not a house and a collection of facts
is not necessarily science.

-Henri Poincair

Thought for Monday, Nov 12, 2007

The biggest threat to our well-being...
is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.

-Rick Shuman
Bits & Pieces
November 2007

Thought for Friday, Nov 9, 2007

Golden Oldie

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.


Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC


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American Forces Press Service

This Veterans Day we pause to honor and thank our veterans, past
and present those who have served and those who are serving today
around the world advancing freedom and the cause of liberty.


Since the colonial Minutemen first stood shoulder-to-shoulder,
countless Americans have answered our Nation's call to serve and
defend liberty. They are true heroes. In the past century alone,
they fixed bayonets at the Battle of the Marne, they stormed the
beaches at Normandy and Omaha, assaulted Heartbreak Ridge,
patrolled the Ia Drang Valley and stared down our adversaries on
the plains of Europe. They stood as shining examples of ordinary
citizens doing the extraordinary to defend a grateful Nation.


Like those who wore the uniform before them, today's Armed Forces
continue this proud legacy. At this very moment, American Service
men and women Active and Reserve from every walk of life and
from every ethnic, religious and racial background, serve in harm's
way. From the mountains in Afghanistan to the sands of Iraq, from
the jungles of Colombia to the shores of the Philippines, they are
giving hope to millions that liberty, justice and a lasting peace
are within their reach.


Today, the proud men and women of our Armed Forces are once again
engaged in a global struggle against those who threaten our way of
life. At every turn, they demonstrate our firm resolve and serve
notice to terrorists that we will succeed. We are proud of their
commitment, dedication and accomplishments.


The Joint Chiefs of Staff and I thank our veterans for their
selfless service and for ensuring the continued security of our
Nation.


May God bless you and God bless America.

Richard B. Myers, Gen., USAF
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Thought for Thursday, Nov 8, 2007

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: We did it ourselves.

-Lao Tzu
From the Masters
31 Oct 2007

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 7, 2007

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Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 6, 2007

They laughed when I said I
was going to be a comedian.
They're not laughing now.

-Bob Monkhouse,
comedian (1928-2003)

http://wordsmith.org/words/lexiphanes.html

Thought for Monday, Nov 5, 2007

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It is better to kiss an avocado than to get in a fight with an aardvark

Thought for Friday, Nov 2, 2007

Is it any wonder that there can be no peace in the world
where everything possible is done to guarantee that the
youth of every nation will grow up absolutely without moral
and religious discipline, and without the shadow of an
interior life, or of that spirituality and charity and faith
which alone can safeguard the treaties and agreements made
by governments?

-Thomas Merton
year: 1948
book: The Seven Story
Mountain page 51
Submitted by J Cox

Thought for Thursday, Nov 1, 2007

A computer once beat me at chess,
but it was no match for me at kick
boxing.

-Emo Phillips
From the Bill Wagner Collection

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