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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 12:21:26 PM »
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“It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.”

– Henry L. Mencken, 1926


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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2013, 01:14:25 PM »
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“It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.”

– Henry L. Mencken, 1926


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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 02:05:47 PM »
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“It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.”

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 03:38:06 PM »
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“It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.”

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2013, 12:23:58 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2013, 12:25:04 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


 noooo: noooo:

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2013, 12:25:28 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2013, 01:27:49 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


Or even JFK telling Merkel and her chums in the East, that he didn't like their wall one little bit. noooo:
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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2013, 01:44:14 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


The BBC is not fit for purpose and beyond repair....  noooo:
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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2013, 01:50:56 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


The BBC is not fit for purpose and beyond repair....  noooo:


They entertain the children tho........

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2013, 01:53:14 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


The BBC is not fit for purpose and beyond repair....  noooo:

Well if you really think that don't pay your licence fee then

Oh doh:

(imho BBC needs a separate thread like)
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2013, 01:54:01 PM »
Thanks to Private Eye for spotting this stupid quote by the Beeb about phone bugging:

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The scandal has caused the biggest diplomatic rift between Germany and the US in living memory, reports the BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin


As PE pointed out, you'd have thought Germany declaring war on the USA in 1941 or the 4 years after might just have been a tad worse.


The BBC is not fit for purpose and beyond repair....  noooo:

Well if you really think that don't pay your licence fee then

Oh doh:

(imho BBC needs a separate thread like)


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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2013, 06:45:10 PM »
I could start a second one and call it BBC2, but you'll need a different shaped aerial to read it like  :thumbsup:
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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2013, 06:49:53 PM »
I could start a second one and call it BBC2, but you'll need a different shaped aerial to read it like  :thumbsup:

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Re: The All New Quote Of The Day Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2013, 07:49:16 PM »
I could start a second one and call it BBC2, but you'll need a different shaped aerial to read it like  :thumbsup:

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