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#9751Our congratulations go to a Burlington Vermont civilian employee of the
local Army National Guard base. He recently received a substational cash
award from our government for inventing a device for optical scanning.
His device reportedly will save the government more than $6 million a year
by replacing a more expensive helicopter maintenance tool with his own,
home-made, hand-held model.

Not suprisingly, we also have a couple of money-saving ideas that we submit
to the Pentagon free of charge:

(a) Don't kill anybody.
(b) Don't build things that do.
(c) And don't pay other people to kill anybody.

We expect annual savings to be in the billions.
-- Sojourners
#9752Our sires' age was worse that our grandsires'.
We their sons are more worthless than they:
so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.
-- Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)
#9753Our swords shall play the orators for us.
-- Christopher Marlowe
#9754Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
-- General Omar N. Bradley
#9755Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
-- S. Johnson, "The Life of Samuel Johnson" by J. Boswell

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last
resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but
inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.
-- Ambrose Bierce

When Dr. Johnson defined patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel,
he ignored the enormous possibilities of the word reform.
-- Sen. Roscoe Conkling

Public office is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
-- Boies Penrose
#9756Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
-- Oscar Wilde
#9757Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
-- Albert Einstein
#9758Peace is much more precious than a piece of land... let there be no more wars.
-- Mohammed Anwar Sadat, 1918-1981
#9759People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.
-- Otto Von Bismarck
#9760People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction
rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
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