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I Collect Liberty Quotes

EDIT: Sorry about the formatting. tried to fix it but since I cut and pasted I wasn't able to get it all.

I know it may seem silly, but I do collect what I consider Liberty quotes. Either quotes I can use to shore up arguments against the Fed, NWO, etc. or inspirational quotes from our Founders. I find they are really good, especially the NWO quotes, for shoring up arguments in favor of Liberty. What some won't hear from me, they'll understand if its coming from Hitler's lips, or Clinton's or Rockefeller etc. I'd love to get some to add to my list below! (warning LONG list)

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“People can be induced to swallow anything, provided it is sufficiently seasoned with praise.”—Moliere 1668

Government medicine is, from my experience, often a contradiction in terms. You get one or the other, but not both.- Dr. Mark Randall - is the pseudonym of a vaccine researcher who worked for many years in the labs of major pharmaceutical houses and the US government's National Institutes of Health.

"Control the oil and you can control entire continents. Control food and you control people." -Henry Kissinger

"Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible."- Bertrand Russell: 1953 The Impact of Science on Society, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1953, p. 50.

If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.– Bill Clinton

The purpose of government is to rein in the rights of the people.– Bill Clinton

"The illegal we do immediately.The unconstitutional takes a little longer."--Henry Kissinger

"There ought to be limits to freedom." -- G.W. Bush

"You can fool some of the people all of the time; and those are the ones you have to concentrate on." -- George W. Bush

"Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." ----George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with Sarah McClendon in December 1992

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" Barbara Bush, March 18, 2003.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --- George W. Bush, Rochester, N.Y., May 24, 2005

We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have een impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National autodetermination practiced in past centuries.-- David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting in June of 1991

The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it. - Joseph Mengele

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.– Adolf Hitler

'Imagination is more important than Knowledge.' - Albert Einstein

'The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.' - Albert Einstein

"It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them." ---
Hitler

The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.--Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.--Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.--Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

Government is the Entertainment Division of the military-industrial complex. — Frank Zappa

The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.— J. Edgar Hoover

The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.— John Fitzgerald Kennedy Columbia University, 10 days before his assassination

But this present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all of our hopes and efforts to erect an enduring structure of global interdependence.— David Rockefeller, speaking at the Business Council for the United Nations, September 14, 1994

We are on the verge of a global transformation.All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.- David Rockefeller

This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading
toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept.— Zbignew Brzezinski, National Security

Advisor to President Jimmy CarterNAFTA is a major stepping stone to the New World Order.— Henry Kissinger, when campaigning for
the passage of NAFTA

The Trilateral Commission is intended to be thevehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the
United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system ,they will rule the future.— U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his l964 book: With No Apologies.

In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't
such a great idea after all.— Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

"Our planet is the mental institution for the universe."-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."-- Aldous Huxley

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..- The Treaty of Tripoli, 1796

Joseph Stalin, “It is not he who votes that counts, but he who counts the votes.”

“In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell’s “1984”

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”--Joseph Stalin

"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism, and religious dogmas." - Brock Adams, Director UN Health Organization

"If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." - Abraham Lincoln

Thomas Paine:
“The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.” And...“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government”

The leadership in the US, the Congress, the White House, and the Pentagon have been taken over by a shadow government - that shadow from Wall Street and the city of London. The US is bankrupt and is being carved up like a turkey by the globalists. Europe is too… the EU is just another region being dragged into slavery… like
the US-Canada-Mexico, which is now undergoing unification. I cannot believe this global nightmare being rolled out. [Oct 2007] Interveiw of Leuren Moret: Wall Street Czars depopulating the World

"Only the small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by public incredulity."---Marshall McLuhan

"The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite,
unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieve/review by the authorities."-- Zbigniew Brzezinski, CFR member, founding member of the Trilateral Commission, National Security Advisor to five US presidents

Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of
purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.– David Rockefeller

We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.-- William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State." ----Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

“Education is dangerous - Every educated person is a future enemy”----- Hermann Goering

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." - Vladimir Lenin

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes."--Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson."-- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 23, 1933, in a letter to Colonel Edward Mandell House

"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance."
~ Albert Einstein

"It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society." ~ J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent” Thomas Jefferson

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams

Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

"Let them protest all they want, as long as they pay their taxes.” ...credited to Al Haig, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.~Mark Twain

Ultimately, the third national bank was established in 1913: the Federal Reserve, under Woodrow Wilson, who later said "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction
and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." -Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence.

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one for the healthcare debate

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship ... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic ... The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."

Benjamin Rush, M.D., signer of The Declaration of Independence, physician to George Washington.

from THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN RUSH

4RonP

Time traveler?

Rush must have been quite a guy. He wrote in 20th century English, and anticipated Bastille Day at least two years before it happened.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

one for the war hawks

'In accordance with the principles of double-think it does not matter if the war is not real. For when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous.' (George Orwell, 1984)

4RonP

"The essential act of war is

"The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. Even when weapons of war are not actually destroyed, their manufacture is still a convenient way of expending labour power without producing anything that can be consumed"

I always liked these from Carl Sagen

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)

and this one

Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us -- and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.

For Freedom!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I thought I would put

I thought I would put together a compilation of quotes which would have been on the tongue of even our half educated founding fathers, in English and Latin. We know so much of the fall of the Roman Republic because of the writings of this man, Marcus Tullius Cicero. Pity that classical education is so rare now, his name and deeds have been forgotten. Ron Paul may be our Cato, but a modern orator like Cicero is sorely missed.

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." - Cicero

"More law, less justice." - Cicero

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. " - Cicero

"Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recolection of servitude" - Cicero

"Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute." - Cicero

"Our thoughts are free." - Cicero

"The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth." - Cicero

"The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death." - Cicero

"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity." - Cicero

"Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law." - Cicero

"In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power." - Cicero

"We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free." - Cicero

"Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system." - Cicero

"Peace is liberty in tranquillity." - Cicero

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero

"The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend." - Cicero

"The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free." - Cicero

"The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone else his due." - Cicero

"To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning." - Cicero

"To some extent I liken slavery to death." - Cicero
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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

Thanks.

That first quote of Cicero's is a favorite of mine.

I saw somewhere recently that someone described Ron Paul as "America's Cicero." Quite a compliment.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

I love that first quote too.

I love that first quote too. I wish I could shorten it as a sig.

Dr. Paul's writings compare with Cicero but his speeches don't, at least from what others said of Cicero. That's not an insult. Cicero got himself into debt to Julius Caesar (before the Rubicon) and was a little too interested in buying houses. I've always thought of Paul as more like Cato, incorporable and the living embodiment of the Republic.
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"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." -- Cicero

Thanks, nice job.

I collect quotes myself, but I must always verify. The JFK quote, for instance, is probably bogus.

But I stole a few of yours for future verification!

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

"Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy."

This, sadly, is a bogus quote from Benjamin Franklin. Walter Isaacson in his biography of Franklin goes to great lengths to find the source of this quotation; the closest he could find is was a quote about wine: "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy." (Franklin, letter to the Abbe Morrellet, July 5, 1779, quoted in Isaacson, p. 374).

As for my quotes, I also go to considerable lengths to verify, partly because I am a bit anal, partly because I use them in signature lines and in my blog (Periculosa on Civil Liberties and Privacy).

BTW on a recent visit to DC I noticed that the quotes on the Jefferson Memorial are "pasted together" from different sources. I don't know if they were also excerpted or otherwise altered.

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem. ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude"). Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 January 1787.

Thanks.

Being more of a wine drinker, I like the actual quote even better.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Really? crap! Thanks! I'm

Really? crap! Thanks!

I'm not sure how you go about verifying them. The library? A research librarian? Got tips?

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A library is not a bad start.

Some of these may be public domain, so you might be able to find the sources on the web. Entire books are available (for instance, Albert Jay Nock's excellent biography of Jefferson, and all of Thomas Paine's writing) for download for free.

You can search a quote on the net and find the source, usually, which saves time. From there you can either find the source online or at a library.

Anyway, you don't want to lose a debate simply because a quote might be less than accurate.:)

Good job, thanks for posting.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Shh, Maeve, don't bust me...

I AM a research librarian.

BTW great quotes from Cicero. I should dig out the good stuff later tonight...quotes from Paine and Cato.

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem. ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude"). Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 January 1787.

Three Jefferson quotes:

The first two are from "A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774):

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day, but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period...too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery."

"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

"Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem." ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787).

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem. ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude"). Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 January 1787.

Sweet!

I love Jefferson. Such a wise man. LOL I go searching online for quotes but always get sidetracked with whatever topic I find them in. Next thing I know I've been reading for an hour and I have a ton of other stuff to do to.

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This one is from Jefferson's First Inaugural Address:

"What more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous
people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens--a wise and frugal
Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another,
shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of
industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of
labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good
government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our
felicities.

I recommend reading the First Inaugural Address in its entirety; it's one of the finest things Jefferson ever wrote:

http://www.freedomshrine.com/documents/jefferson.html

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem. ("I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude"). Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 January 1787.

the Woodrow Wilson quote is

the Woodrow Wilson quote is somewhat innacurate and taken out of context. I only know this because someone called me on it when I used it and was forced to try to prove him wrong only to find out that I was wrong.

It's actually a concatenation of two separate quotes:

"A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men, who, even if their actions be honest and intended for the public interest. are necessarily concentrated upon the great undertakings in which their own money is involved and who, necessarily, by every reason of their own limitations chill and check and destroy genuine economic freedom." -Woodrow Wilson, June 16 1911, Thin Ice, The New York Times.

"We have restricted credit, we have restricted opportunity, we have controlled development, and we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." -Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous, page 201, 1913

edit- It's ok though because he's still an asshole

Thanks! I still like the

Thanks! I still like the quotes and have fixed it on my list. Thanks so much for the correction! LOL Yeah, still an asshole.

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Add this quote from Thomas

Add this quote from Thomas the Man!

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."- Thomas Jefferson

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

Nice thanks! I swipe quotes

Nice thanks! I swipe quotes when I see them posted on DP all the time. I've even gone through back topics to try to find them. I figured I'd just solicit them instead. Much easier! LOL

Thanks so much! I knew I didn't have all the good ones.

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You know, quotes

are very handy, they give a glimpse into the individual. Wow, this is a really wide thread. If I yell, do you think there will be an echo. Yodle, yodle , yea , he , who! Yep, it bounced back. lol Sorry, all the arguing in the threads make me feel silly.

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That was funny Quilting! I

That was funny Quilting! I literally laughed out loud on that one. Thanks!!!

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