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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 12:58 PM
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The problem with burning books...
Is that, if the idea gets to be too popular, it won't be too long before they're burning people.


Paraphrasing, of course.

Whoever said it first was a freaking genius.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:01 PM
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1. Whoever said that is a master of outrageous hyperbole
n/t
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:05 PM
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4. You betcha!
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:06 PM
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5. Sorry you invoked Godwin's law so soon
I was hoping the thread would last longer.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:09 PM
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6. You were fishing for it..
And I bit!

At least I used historical evidence this time.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:11 PM
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7. lol I certainly wasn't fishing for it
I had no idea that was to which you were referring. Now I know. But books are burned every single day here in America, in home fires, sure, but also at the book manufacturers where they burn or trash thousands of books every single day with nary a twitter about it too!
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:50 PM
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10. "I had no idea that was to which you were referring."
That, i believe. Because those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

"...at the book manufacturers where they burn or trash thousands of books every single day with nary a twitter about it too!"

Uh huh - cuz every time overstocks are destroyed the company is making a political statement.
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 02:15 PM
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11. Heine said it in mid 1800s; 20th cent nazis burned books then Jews
So it was factual statement about the human potential, not hyperbole.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:01 PM
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2. Heinrich Heine
Edited on Thu Sep-09-10 01:02 PM by Warpy
whose books were burned by the Nazis, who later burned people. He wrote it in 1821, making him a rare prophet.

Damn fundies are always burning something: books, sheet music, musical instruments, dancing shoes, pretty dresses, hair ribbons, and anything else that offends their narrow, humorless, Philistine, and bitter sensibilities.

Odd how trying to create a heaven on earth by consigning things that offend you to ashes usually manages to create hell on earth.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:04 PM
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3. Thanks
He was spot on
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:21 PM
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8. Damn Skippy! :)
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 01:30 PM
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9. As if this was as simple as a book burning...
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