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    Grab the closest book...

    ...and turn to page 56. Skip down to the 5th sentence. Type it here.

    Dont go hunting around looking for a cool book or a fun book, just whatever book is the closest one to you. Put the title and author in parentheses.
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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    Stalin was merciless toward his own people, using terror to keep them under control.


    (World War II by R.G. Grant)
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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    At twilight,as the 37 was surfaced on a calm sea and in low visibility,the first lookout on the bridge reported that there was an island close at hand on the starboard side.

    (War in the Boats-Captain William J. Ruhe,USN,Ret.)
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    But the best I could manage at the time was the business at Mare Street Registry office over Hackney way, and a bit of a knees up at Mums place.

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    What Cavendish was trying to do was measure gravity at this extremely featherweight level.

    (Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    What Cavendish was trying to do was measure gravity at this extremely featherweight level.

    (Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything)
    Ooh, nice. Love "A Walk in the Woods."
    I enjoy being wrong too much to change my mind.

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    "Life was and is so hard in Sudan that sometimes it seems as if the Sudanese prefer to think about death and the supernatural - as if the language of dreams and visions is the country's only common tongue"

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    A proper sign must be assigned to the moment,depending on wether it is c.w or c.c.w, In this book, unless stated otherwise, a c.c.w. moment will be considered positive and a c.w. moment will be considered negative.

    Statics and Strengths of materials second edition.
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    However affable Zach Herney appeared on the surface, Rachel Sexton had just learned something important about him.


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    Debbie & Shamus

    That's what happens when I am here at work and i blindly reach to my left and grab the first binder I came to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmchairGeneral View Post
    Ooh, nice. Love "A Walk in the Woods."
    Me too. It's nice to lift your head up and take a look around sometimes.
    Just reading through chapter eight, Eiensteins Universe, accompanied with the usual headaches. I've decided I disagree with him

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    what book are you reading

    and noddy said tobig ears "WHAT A WHOPPER " big ears and its all yours




    noddy and big ears do dallas

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    "Ionia, the islands, and the Greek mainland would have all been occupied as a Western satrapy of Persia."

    Carnage and Cultures by Victor Davis Hanson in the chapter on Salamis.
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    LOL !

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    Exerpt from "The Forgotten Man" by Amity Shales

    "Tugwell found himself making a career in economics and reform, even spending a semsester at Amherst College in Massachusetts, the academic home of Robert Frost."

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    Rexford Guy Tugwell (July 10, 1891 – July 21, 1979) was an agricultural economist who became part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first "Brain Trust
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