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Hilaire Belloc and GK Chesterton both seem (to me at least) to have recognized (and made successful careers elucidating) that common sense (already uncommon) was being superseded by non-sense, especially in the press, esp when it profited the 'elite', and at the expense of the vast majority of 'lesser beings'. So they're both heroes of mine, much like Martin Luther King Jr., and others, including Stephen Colbert and Russel Brand!

Belloc's "On Nothing & Kindred Subjects", or Chesterton's "Alarms and Discourses" are representative, and both are available as audio files @ www.gutenberg.org.

also, about the Kelpie - seems it's (man-made) mythology is not quite as beneficent - or even benign - as I would wish, but I'll take the symbolic sure-footedness (of a pony) and fluidity (of a fish), as mis-representative as that all may actually be, and damn the bad hair day aspect, not to mention looking like it's perpetually laying a big goose egg..

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True UFO Stories by Terry Deary.

Page 34. The Hills' case was the first of many reports of aliens kidnapping humans, examining them then releasing them.

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1956 Cadillac dealers literature "This is the year of years"

For 1956, the "inside story" of the Cadillac car is as exciting as that of its exterior styling.

It was the only 'book' I could lay my hands on lol

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Nothing lives long

Only the earth and mountains.

from the book Bury my heart at wounded knee by

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ok closest book is...

book of job, translated by stephen mitchell. hm.

open to a random page, and we get:

what will you do when he questions you?

can you cheat him as you would a man?

won't he judge you severely

if your testimony is false?

won't he crush you with terror

and chill your bones with fear?

your answers are dusty answers;

your words crumble like clay.

so there's that.

(hooray for improper formatting)

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Nothing lives long

Only the earth and mountains.

from the book Bury my heart at wounded knee by

by Dee Brown. I read it :yes:

That book made me cry big time!!

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“Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying...and every day on the balcony of the sea wings open fire is born and everything is blue again like morning.”

from " On the blue shore of silence by Pablo Neruda

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Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.”-GK Chesterton A Miscellany of Man Pg 172.

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Warning

Emergency Calls on Party Lines:

State law requires you to immediately hang up the receiver of a party line when told the line is needed to report a fire or to call police,medical,or other help in an emergency.

(from the closest book)

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“If you should ask me where I've been all this time

I have to say "Things happen."

I have to dwell on stones darkening the earth,

on the river ruined in its own duration:

I know nothing save things the birds have lost,

the sea I left behind, or my sister crying.

Why this abundance of places? Why does day lock

with day? Why the dark night swilling round

in our mouths? And why the dead?”

From the book : Resistance on earth by Pablo Neruda

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There is nothing more detestable than disgrace; nothing more shameful than slavery. We have been born to glory and to liberty; let us either preserve them or die with dignity.

-Cicero's Third Philippic

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Then in the towers I placed bells that swing moved of themselves , with silver sound And with choice

paintings as wise men I hung the royal dais round.

page 345

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I want to eat chocolates in a great big room where the world is a different place.

terry pratchett, monstrous regiment.

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Milk is not sterile after regular pasteurization.

Microbiology - A Systems Approach.

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"Permit me to share some womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. Love is a poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all just the same."

A Clash of Kings- George R.R Martin

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Every Communist must grasp the truth, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung, p61

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The faces of the people of the Watching Star seamed to float by...such serious faces, mouthes set, eyes full of secrets. Why were thy no longer Smiling?

The Sacred Stones - William Sarabande

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"What are slaves?" Lamin asked Kunta one afternoon. Kunta grunted and fell silent. Walking on, seemingly lost in thought, he was wondering what Lamin had overheard to prompt that question."

Chapter 16 - Roots by Alex Haley

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“EASTER HAS BEEN CANCELED - THEY FOUND THE BODY”

Jim Butcher, Storm Front

And another one....

“There's power in the night. There's terror in the darkness. Despite all our accumulated history, learning, and experience, we remember. We remember times when we were too small to reach the light switch on the wall, and when darkness itself was enough to make us cry out in fear....”

Jim Butcher, Turn Coat

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"His voys was as a trompe thunderinge.

Upon his heed he wered of laurer grene

A gerlond fresh and lusty for to sene.

Upon his hand he bar for his deduyt

An egle tame, as eny lilie whyt

An hundred lords hadde he with him there,

Al armed sauf hir heddes in al hir gere,

Ful richely in all maner thinges."

The Knight's Tale from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Written c.1390)

(My spellchecker has just been admitted to Intensive Care at our local hospital!)

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(My spellchecker has just been admitted to Intensive Care at our local hospital!)

ROTFLMAO! ROTF_zps5bg1nx4j.gif

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"If the horse has lots of energy, I use hills and logs or a Texas two step and let it go up and down to shed excess energy"

Mark Bolender - Bolender's Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding.

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Blessed are the peacemakers. for they will be called the children of God.

Mathew 5:9, Bible

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