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  1. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Not in her own country? that does surprise me! Unfortunately this sceptered isle has a habit of putting up statues to all and sundry unkowns for strange reasons, often unknow to even the sculpter of the statue!
     
  2. murdomack
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    murdomack New Member

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Pasionaria

    You can read about her here. The reason that she has a statue on the Clyde is down to the volunteering of a lot of Glaswegian socialists to fight the Fascists in Spain in the 1930's.
    They would probably have been labelled commies at the time, but if more had joined them, WW2 might not have taken place. Then again, we may all have ended up as commies. You can't win in this world.
     
  3. murdomack
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    murdomack New Member

    Here is some more, so maybe she deserved her statue.

    (7) Dolores Ibárruri, speech in France on 8th September 1938.

    The Spanish people would rather die on its feet than live on its knees. And do not forget, and let no one forget, that if today it is our turn to resist fascist aggression, the struggle will not end in Spain. Today it's us; but if the Spanish people is allowed to be crushed, you will be next, all of Europe will have to face aggression and war.



    (8) Dolores Ibárruri, speech in Barcelona on 29th October 1938.

    Comrades of the International Brigades! Political reasons, reasons of state, the good of that same cause for which you offered your blood with limitless generosity, send some of you back to your countries and some to forced exile. You can go with pride. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of the solidarity and the universality of democracy. We will not forget you; and, when the olive tree of peace puts forth its leaves, entwined with the laurels of the Spanish Republic's victory, come back! Come back to us and here you will find a homeland.
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Shakespeare put these words in Mark Anthony's mouth from Julius Caesar - - "....The evil that men do lives after them, the good, is oft interred with their bones,..."

    Still on the bards' writings, Shylock's advice to his son from the "Merchant of Venice" was quite sage going in the style. - "...Neither a beggar nor borrower be..."
     
  5. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, BAD actor,,,,even worse politician,,,"I'll Be Back!"
    hehe ;)
     
  6. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
    - Robert Anton Wilson
     
  7. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    M, UR sounding kulchurd!
     
  8. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Jim... mebe in your part of the werld! :D
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    the1, that is soooo confusing - as here, Liberals are the "conservatives". . . except the Labour Party, which was the left wing - psudo socialist group - has now taken the political middle ground, leaving the Liberal conservatives with nowhere to go except "rabid right wing" - buddies of the shrub ? like that little fool johnny H... who is working in the USA??? lucky you he he he ...
     
  10. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Labour is the new Liberal, which means that the Democrats can go left and the Liberals can go Democrat and the Nationals can go.....?
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    and disappear in true singular fashion (shades of black holes...)
     
  12. StrandedMariner
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    StrandedMariner Steelboatsailor

    "When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. " (Prince Philip)
     
  13. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    I have my tea white and sour like my wife and my coffee black and sweet like my girlfriend.

    Author deceased, wife up on homicide charges :D
     
  14. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    this just came in da mail,,,as a John Glenn Quote,,
    John Glenn
    There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.
    In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January.

    That's just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq ..





    When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
    have started this war, state the following:



    a. FDR led us into World War II.
    b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.
    From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost
    an average of 112,500 per year.



    c. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea
    North Korea never attacked us .
    From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost .
    an average of 18,334 per year.



    d. John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
    Vietnam never attacked us.



    e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
    From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ..
    an average of 5,800 per year.





    f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
    Bosnia never attacked us .
    He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
    times by Sudan and did nothing.

    Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.



    g. In the years since terrorists attacked us ,

    President Bush has liberated two countries,

    crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida,

    put nuclear inspectors in Libya , Iran , and, North Korea
    without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
    slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

    The Democrats are complaining
    about how long the war is taking.

    But Wait



    It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno
    to take the Branch Davidian compound.
    That was a 51-day operation..



    We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons
    in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find
    the Rose Law Firm billing records.



    It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
    Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
    than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
    Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

    It took less time to take Iraq than it took
    to count the votes in Florida !!!

    Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB !
    The Military morale is high!

    The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
    to realize the facts

    But wait!



    There's more!


    JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor - January 26, 2004)

    Some people still don't understand why military personnel
    do what they do for a living.. This exchange between
    Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum
    is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive
    impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one
    man's explanation of why men and women in the armed
    services do what they do for a living.


    JOHN GLENN
    This IS a typical, though sad, example of what
    some who have never served think of the military.

    Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
    'How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?'
    Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
    'I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.
    I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
    My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different
    occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my
    checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
    not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the
    daily cash receipts to the bank.'

    'I ask you to go with me . . as I went the other day...
    to a veteran's hospital and look those men ..
    with their mangled bodies .. in the eye, and tell THEM
    they didn't hold a job!
    & You go with me to the Space Program at NASA
    and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans
    of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee...
    and you look those kids in the eye and tell them
    that their DADS didn't hold a job.

    You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in
    Arlington National Cemetery , where I have more friends
    buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch
    those waving flags.

    You stand there, and you think about this nation,
    and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

    What about you?'
    For those who don't remember
    During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney
    representing the Communist Party in the USA
    &

    Now he's a Senator!


    If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran.
     

  15. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
    - Helen Rowland
     
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