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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2024 09:05 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/18/2024 09:05 AM
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A Bit of Wisdom from the 1737 Poor Richard's Almanac

Philadelphia, PA...Our Favorite Founding Father is Ben Franklin. He didn't just help found our country during the 1776 era.   For two generations before he helped sell concepts of Freedom, Self-Determination & Inalienable rights. From 1733 to 1758 Poor Richards Almanac helped create the unique American identity in a homey, common sense, aspirational way. A few Bits of Wisdom from 1737...

At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter.
A Penny sav'd is Twopence clear, A pin a day is a Groat a Year. Save & have. Every little makes a mickle.
The greatest monarch on the proudest throne, is oblig'd to sit upon his own arse.
The Master piece of Man, is to live to the purpose.
He that steals the old man's supper, do's him no wrong.
A countryman between 2 Lawyers, is like a fish between two cats.
He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
The miser's cheese is the wholesomest.
Love & lordship hate companions.
The nearest way to come at glory, is to do that for conscience which we do for glory.
He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books.
Poor Dick, eats like a well man, and drinks like a sick.
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
Love, Cough, & a Smoke, can't be well hid.
Well done is better than well said.
No better relation than a prudent & faithful Friend.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.

For 6l. a year, you may have Use of 100l. a year, if you are a Man of known Prudence and Honesty.
He that spends a Groat a day idly, spends idly above 6l. a year, which is the Price of using 100l.
He that wastes idly a Groat’s worth of his Time per Day, one day with another, wastes the Privilege of using 100l. each Day.
The use of Money is all the Advantage there is in having Money.
He that idly loses 5s. worth of time, loses 5s. and might as prudently throw 5s. in the River.
He that loses 5s. not only loses that Sum, but all the Advantage that might be made by turning it in Dealing, which by the time that a young Man becomes old, amounts to a comfortable Bag of Mony.
Again, He that sells upon Credit, asks a Price for what he sells, equivalent to the Principal and Interest of his Money for the Time he is like to be kept out of it: therefore
He that buys upon Credit, pays Interest for what he buys.
And He that pays ready Money, might let that Money out to use: so that
He that possesses any Thing he has bought, pays Interest for the Use of it.
Consider then, when you are tempted to buy any unnecessary Householdstuff, or any superfluous thing, whether you will be willing to pay Interest, and Interest upon Interest for it as long as you live; and more if it grows worse by using.
Yet, in buying Goods, 'tis best to pay ready Money, because, He that sells upon Credit, expects to lose 5 per Cent, by bad Debts; therefore he charges, on all he sells upon Credit, an Advance that shall make up that Deficiency.
Those who pay for what they buy upon Credit, pay their share of this Advance.
He that pays ready Money, escapes or may escape that Charge.
There is much money given to be laught at, though the purchases don't know it; witness A's fine horse, & B's fine house.
He that can travel well afoot, keeps a good horse.
There are no ugly Loves, nor handsome Prisons.
A Traveller should have a hog's nose, deer's legs,
and an ass's back.
A good Lawyer is a bad Neighbour.
Certainlie these things agree, the Priest, the Lawyer, & Death all three: Death takes both the weak and the strong.
The lawyer takes from both right and wrong, and the priest from the living and the dead has his Fee.
Don't misinform your Docter nor your Lawyer.
I never saw an oft-transplanted tree, nor yet an oft-removed family, that throve so well as those that settled be.
Three good meals a day is bad living.
To whom thy secret thou dost tell, to him thy freedom thou dost sell.
If you'd have a Servant that you like, serve your self.
He that pursues two Hares at once, does not catch one and lets t'other go.
If you have time don't wait for time.
Tell a miser he's rich, and a woman she's old, you'll get no money of one, nor kindness of t'other.
Don't go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst.
The Creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.
Nothing so popular as GOODNESS.

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Posted on: 2024-04-18 09:15:55   By: Anonymous
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    MTG Might Submit Speaker Oust Resolution Today
    Posted on: 2024-04-18 09:42:44   By: Anonymous
    MTG might submit a resolution to oust speaker Johnson today before the expected vote on Ukraine Israel funding Saturday.

    Rep. Jared Moskowitz clapped back by proposing an amendment that MTG be named "Putin’s Special Envoy to the United States Congress”

    MTG has reposted Russian propaganda on social media many times.

    There are tens of thousands of Russian trolls posting on social media.

    The Russian troll farms were critical in the lil don Clinton election.

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      Re: MTG Might Submit Speaker Oust Resolution Today
      Posted on: 2024-04-18 16:12:54   By: Anonymous


      Why do Democrats give Hundreds of Millions of our tax dollars to other countries to fortify their borders and Biden opens up ours? The Speaker of the House said he would seek to put our Border First.
      I bet Ukraine wishes their border was much stronger.
      You can bet Israel is very happy with their Border Wall and security.

      Just another reason why the majority of Americans said they'd vote for Trump instead of Biden. They also said the economy was number One, and they were much better off with Trump then Biden.

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        Re: MTG Might Submit Speaker Oust Resolution Today
        Posted on: 2024-04-18 16:16:04   By: Anonymous

        A Haitian migrant who allegedly killed two of his roommates in New York used the Biden administration’s signature CBP One program to legally enter the country, according to Fox News.
        Kenol Baptiste is accused of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Middletown, New York

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          Re: MTG Might Submit Speaker Oust Resolution Today
          Posted on: 2024-04-19 07:47:55   By: Anonymous
          MTG looks like an extra from the Planet of the Apes cast.

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        Re: MTG Might Submit Speaker Oust Resolution Today
        Posted on: 2024-04-19 07:39:30   By: Anonymous
        I wouldn't bang MTG with Donalds mushroom dick.


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          Re: MTG Might Submit Speaker Oust Resolution Today
          Posted on: 2024-04-19 17:26:29   By: Anonymous
          That's because you don't have a DICK.

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Here's what liberal Democrats let in to America
Posted on: 2024-04-18 16:22:36   By: Anonymous

San Diego, California is a common destination for travelers, however, a new set of visitors have taken advantage of what investigators say is a "weak vetting system" to wreak havoc on residents in more affluent neighborhoods.

The phenomenon, which has come to be known as "burglary tourism," involves the obtaining of tourist visas by foreigners, typically members of South American organized crime groups, who then cross the border and steal from American citizens.

In an interview with NBC7, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan explained exactly the severity of the issue.
"When a burglary happens [and] it's your home, you never feel the same," she said. "This is organized. This is not some kid."

She noted that, "the home is carefully selected," with perpetrators "watching from rented cars that blend into wealthy neighborhoods."

"They are masked, gloved and care little about cameras," she added. "They are in and out of your home in just minutes.

According to the DA, thieves are making off with "only what they can sell quickly," such as "jewelry, coin collections, cash and high end purses."

Stephan lamented the fact that the visa waiver program, in which some South American countries are enrolled, was "supposed to improve our economy and help tourism," but has instead "turn[ed] out to be a burglary tourist visa."

She noted that many suspected thieves are entering the US via Electronic System for Travel Authorization visas

"The mother country has the responsibility to take care of business and make sure that they're not allowing these visas for unvetted people with criminal records," she added.

Eight people connected to a Chilean operation have been apprehended, accused of being "involved in multiple different burglaries."
As NBC7 reports, the US does have extradition treaties with some South American countries, including Chile, though the process is not straightforward. As a result, the move is typically only made to deal with violent criminals

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    Re: Here's what liberal Democrats let in to America
    Posted on: 2024-04-19 07:41:33   By: Anonymous
    ^^thank you cut and paste bozo^^

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