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Old 11-16-2014, 06:37 AM   #21
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“The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.” -Margaret Thatcher‪

And yet the Democrat party finds enough victims to prosper .

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Old 11-16-2014, 09:32 AM   #22
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:49 PM   #23
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:34 PM   #24
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A quick heads up about the following. Gough Whitlam was an Australian prime minister in the 1970's, well known for his imperial manner and intellect, if not his economic credentials.

'while in PNG for a gathering of the tribes in Goroka, "a short local – wearing little more than bird of paradise feathers on his head and football socks on his feet – looked inquisitively at Gough. Diplomat Richard Woolcott tried to explain in rusty pidgin 'him long fella number one belong Australia'. A second Australian official said, 'Do you realise you have just referred to the prime minister as the biggest prick in the country?'
"Overhearing this, Gough said to Woolcott: 'Thank you, comrade. Not all my attributes are known to public servants'.(SMH;Fitz Files)
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #25
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"Age and treachery will usually triumph over youth and skill."
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:41 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by CCSKINNER View Post
"Age and treachery will usually triumph over youth and skill."
Just ask my son.

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Old 11-23-2014, 11:47 PM   #27
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:48 AM   #28
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #29
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"Our captain is always right, misinformed perhaps, sloppy, crude, bullheaded, fickle, even stupid, but NEVER WRONG!"

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Old 11-24-2014, 03:09 PM   #30
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One of the best statements I've ever heard came during an interview I was doing with Ed Wells, Boeing's most revered engineer, who worked his whole career for the company starting with the Model 200 Monomail in 1930 clear through to the 767. He is sometimes referred to as "The father of the B-17."

During the interview the subject of reducing noise came up, and the discussion moved to the early attempts to reduce the noise of the 707 and 727. At one point Ed said:

"Some people look at where we are and say, 'Look how far we've come.' I look at where we are and say, look how far we have yet to go."
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:46 PM   #31
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