doug at NETWRX.NET
Thu Dec 11 09:44:30 MST 1997
At 04:54 AM 12/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>At 05:42 AM 12/11/97 -0700, Jim Nantz wrote:
>>At 02:18 AM 12/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>>Got any favorite quotes? (I'm collecting them.)
>>>One of my favorites is from Lao Tzu's Book of Tao:
>>>"Raise taxes and create a nation of thieves."
>>He couldn't be more right. Look at the lengths people will go to in order
>>to avoid paying the outrageous taxes levied on us today. I can give you an
>>example. I know a man who works at a place where someone played with the
>>books and stole $300,000 from the company. It was found out and the woman
>>who did all the bookeeping was accused of the theft. The owner of the
>>company let her resign and never filed any charges. This spawned rumors
>>among the employees that the owner actually took the money himself and the
>>whole thing was a dodge to avoid paying taxes on the money. Of course this
>>was only a rumor, but it would fit in with one of America's favorite
>>sports: getting one past the I.R.S.
>>>Also caught a New Zealand Libertarian using this one,
>>>which I love:
>>>"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates."
>>>[Corruptissima republica plurimae leges.] -- Tacitus
>>Look at our own congress.
>>"If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has
>>the capacity to govern someone else?" - Ronald Reagan from a speach he made
>>at the 1964 Republican convention.
> Jim, that is one for the ages! PP
I agree!!in fact I'm changeing my signature line to use that quote!!
>>Today a Phoenix man was charged with aggravated assault when he allegedly
>>smacked a colleague with a 10,000 page unix manual. Attorney General Grant
>>Woods said the charge was appropriate because he used the abridged version.
>> He also said that if the man had used the unabridged version the charge
>>would probably be first degree murder.
"there are very few problems in the world that couldnt be cured by the
appropriate amount of high explosives"
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