Archive | July 22, 2018

Thomas Jefferson…What a man!!!

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Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
 
At 5, began studying under
his cousin’s tutor.
 
At 9, studied Latin,
Greek and French.
 
At 14, studied
classical literature
and additional languages.
 
At 16, entered
the College of William and Mary.
Also could write in Greek with one hand,
while writing the same in Latin with the other.
 
At 19, studied
Law for 5 years
starting under George Wythe.
 
At 23, started
his own law practice.
 
At 25, was elected to the
Virginia House of Burgesses.
 
At 31, wrote the widely circulated
“Summary View of the Rights of British America,” and retired from his law practice.
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At 32, was a delegate
to the Second Continental Congress.
 
At 33, wrote the
Declaration of Independence.
 
At 33, took three years to revise
Virginia’s legal code and wrote a
Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
 
At 36, was elected the second
Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick
Henry.
 
At 40, served in
Congress for two years.
 
At 41, was the American minister to France
and negotiated commercial treaties with
European nations
along with
Ben Franklin and John Adams.
 
At 46, served as the first
Secretary of State
under George Washington.
 
At 53, served as Vice President
and was elected President of the
American Philosophical Society.
 
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions
and became the active head of the
Republican Party.
 
At 57, was elected the third president
of the United States.
 
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase,
doubling the nation’s size.
 
At 61, was
elected to a second term as President.
 
At 65, retired to Monticello.
 
At 80, helped President Monroe
shape the Monroe Doctrine.
 
At 81, almost
single-handedly, created the University of Virginia and served as its first
president.
 
At 83, died on the
50th Anniversary of the Signing of
the Declaration of Independence,
along with John Adams.
 
Thomas Jefferson knew, because he himself studied, the previous failed attempts at government.
He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand
today.
 
Jefferson really knew his stuff…
 
A voice from the
past to lead us in the future:
 
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:
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“This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone”
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QUOTES FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON
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“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.”
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“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
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“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on, would save
one-half the wars of the world.”
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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them.”
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“My reading of history convinces me that
most bad government results from
too much government.”
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“No free man shall ever be
debarred the use of arms.”
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“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
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One More Reason To Shop At Cosco

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Yesterday I was at Costco, buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line when a
woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had, an
elephant?

So because I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again.

I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward
with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IV’s in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet
and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with
Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry.
The food is nutritionally complete, (certified), so it works well and
I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically
everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive
care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I had stopped
to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

Well, I thought the guy behind her was going to have
a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Costco won’t let me shop there anymore. Better watch
what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to
think of crazy things to say.

Forward this (especially) to all your retired
friends… it will be their laugh for the day.

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THE SPHINX—-TWINS

 

 

 

 

 

The Editor:   Is this about the Twin Towers or the Twin Cities, LL ?

Baby Cat:  No, it’s about twin babies and a little of their thoughts in their mother’s womb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8R0uA3COA

Twin Red:  Do we have souls ?

Twin Blue:  We sure do, that’s why we hold hands.

TR:  I sure hope our mother doesn’t do cocaine, alcohol, and the other poisons.  I’m just getting big enough to kick.

TB:  That’s for sure,  I hope our parents don’t do a partial birth abortion and suck our brains out before we are delivered.

TR:   The Planned Parenthood Group is big on that.  They can sell our flesh, but we will always have our souls.

TB:  Why do the Americans want illegal kids from anywhere and kill defenseless babies.

TR:   They lost their souls.