Quote of the day Nov 2021/February 2024
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Started by metmike - Nov. 2, 2021, 10:52 p.m.

Previous great quote threads:

                Quote of the day Aug/Sept/Oct 2021            

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                Started by metmike - Aug. 1, 2021, 3:02 a.m.            



 Quote of the day-May/June/July 2021            

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                Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:21 p.m.            


Quote Of The Day, November 4, 2020


Please scroll down for much more!                      

By metmike - Nov. 2, 2021, 10:54 p.m.
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Neither political party has a franchise on the truth.

If you believe one party all the time......................you will believe in lies some of the time.

metmike, MarketForum 


By metmike - Nov. 5, 2021, 10:29 p.m.
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On this day in 2004

America has spoken, and I'm humbled by the trust and the confidence of my fellow citizens. ~ George W. Bush


By metmike - Nov. 8, 2021, 12:27 a.m.
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Quote of the Day - Wisdom Quotes

By metmike - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:03 a.m.
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About belief or lack of belief in an afterlife: Some of you may know that I am neither Christian nor Jewish nor Buddhist, nor a conventionally religious person of any sort.
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I'm dead. My German-American ancestors, the earliest of whom settled in our Middle West about the time of our Civil War, called themselves "Freethinkers," which is the same sort of thing. My great grandfather Clemens Vonnegut wrote, for example, "If what Jesus said was good, what can it matter whether he was God or not?"
I myself have written, "If it weren't for the message of mercy and pity in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, I wouldn't want to be a human being. I would just as soon be a rattlesnake."
~ Kurt Vonnegut ~
Kurt Vonnegut (/ˈvɒnəɡət/;[1] November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer.

By metmike - Nov. 14, 2021, 12:33 a.m.
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Mother Teresa Life Quote Poster Motivational Print Wall Art

By metmike - Nov. 15, 2021, 10:48 p.m.
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Your true friends tell you the truth and expect nothing in return.


By metmike - Nov. 18, 2021, 1:02 a.m.
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4 Ways to Not Let Politics Ruin Our Friendships | HuffPost null

By metmike - Nov. 23, 2021, 8:47 p.m.
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"I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate human actions, but to understand them."
~ Baruch Spinoza ~

Happy Birthday Baruch................389 year old (-:


By metmike - Dec. 3, 2021, 1:17 a.m.
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Quote of the day December Series: Inspiration every day. -

By metmike - Dec. 5, 2021, 8:07 a.m.
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Legrand on Twitter: "Today, we celebrate Civil Rights Day and MLK Day by  honoring one of its greatest voices - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - and we  reaffirm our commitment to

By joj - Dec. 5, 2021, 9:40 a.m.
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"One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken.  Then this guy is going to offer you a bet that he can make the Jack of spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear.  But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider".  - Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls

By metmike - Dec. 6, 2021, 11:16 a.m.
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Excellent one joj!

Never assume anything is impossible in certain realms.

By metmike - Dec. 7, 2021, 2:51 p.m.
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In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence  of our friends. - Martin Luther King Jr. - Quotespedia.org

By metmike - Dec. 9, 2021, 11:57 p.m.
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George Bernard Shaw quote: Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.


George Bernard Shaw[1] (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

By metmike - Dec. 11, 2021, 2:13 p.m.
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George Orwell In A Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth is Revolutionary Laminated Dry Erase Sign Poster 12x18

8-25-2023: A fact check today, determined  that George Orwell never said this. However, that doesn't make the quote any less powerful and so, let's be revolutionary and tell the truth..........that George Orwell never said it!


Quote Investigator: Several researchers have attempted to find these words in George Orwell’s oeuvre and have not succeeded. Currently, there is no substantive evidence that he said or wrote this quote.

By metmike - Dec. 12, 2021, 6:48 p.m.
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Intelligence/IQ determines the potential rate that a mind can learn at.

Open mindedness and discernment  are often the biggest determinants of the REAL RATE of learning.



By metmike - Dec. 18, 2021, 11:35 p.m.
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  "Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too."
~  Karl A Menninger


By metmike - Dec. 21, 2021, 12:10 a.m.
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Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.


By metmike - Dec. 24, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
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You Can Lead a Horse To Water but You Cannot Make Him Drink Stock Vector -  Illustration of order, owner: 50879946funnyhorse | Horse cartoon, Funny horses, Funny horse

By metmike - Dec. 27, 2021, 11:55 p.m.
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Inner Satisfaction | Wonder quotes, Inspirational words, Uplifting quotes


Paul T. P. Wong is a Canadian clinical psychologist[1] and professor. His research career has gone through four stages, with significant contributions in each stage: learning theory, social cognition, existential psychology, and positive psychology. He is most known for his integrative work on death acceptance,[2]meaning therapy,[3] and second wave positive psychology (PP 2.0).[4] He has been elected as a fellow for both the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.

By metmike - Jan. 4, 2022, 3:02 a.m.
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Boat on lake at sunrise with short new day quotes by Abbie Hoffman


Abbot Howard ″Abbie″ Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies") and was a member of the Chicago Seven. He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power movement

By metmike - Jan. 8, 2022, 6:02 p.m.
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Pablo Ruiz Picasso[a][b] (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,[8][9] the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War.

By metmike - Jan. 10, 2022, 1:48 a.m.
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Silience Quotes Mlk. QuotesGram

By metmike - Jan. 14, 2022, 12:26 p.m.
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Since MLK holiday in coming up on January 17th, let's dedicate this thread to just his quotes for the rest of the month. There's probably enough good ones for........the rest of the year!

MLK quote slideshow 2x1


By metmike - Jan. 17, 2022, 6:45 p.m.
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What Are You Doing for Others?" | EAC Network

By metmike - Jan. 20, 2022, 1:23 a.m.
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I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensify the existence of evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and evil, and this can only be done through love.

-Martin Luther King Jr.


By metmike - Jan. 25, 2022, 1:58 a.m.
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Amazon.com: WeSellPhotos Martin Luther King Jr Photo Picture Poster Framed  Quote If You Can't Fly Then Run Famous Inspirational Motivational Quotes  (11x14 Framed): Posters & Prints

By metmike - Feb. 3, 2022, 1:56 a.m.
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By metmike - Feb. 5, 2022, 12:28 a.m.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Martin luther king quotes, Mlk quotes, Martin  luther king jr quotes

By joj - Feb. 5, 2022, 12:34 p.m.
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I just read through all of the quotes.  They are great food for the soul.

This one is about being a contrarian and doesn't measure up to the high spirit of those you posted but it IS market related:

"Something that everyone knows isn't worth knowing."  -  Bernard Baruch

By TimNew - Feb. 5, 2022, 12:36 p.m.
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"Something that everyone knows ins't worth knowing."  -  Bernard Baruch

Not exactly universal truth,  but most certainly applicable in markets.

By metmike - Feb. 5, 2022, 12:51 p.m.
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Great one joj.

I've known this particular, related quote since I was first teaching myself to trade in the early 1990's:

      “Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.”  
―      Michael Lewis,            Liar's Poker    


You just gave me a great idea, joj. Have a quote of the day in the traders section!

We can start it with yours! Thanks, man!

By metmike - Feb. 7, 2022, 1:13 a.m.
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By metmike - Feb. 7, 2022, 1:29 p.m.
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This one is extremely profound here!!!

47 Truth quotes about life that'll make you act with honesty

What's so ironic is the person that said it:


Stefan Basil Molyneux (/stəˈfænˈmɒlɪnj/; born September 24, 1966) is an Irish-born Canadian far-right white nationalist[2][3][4] and white supremacist[5][6] podcaster, blogger, author, political commentator, and banned YouTuber, who promotes conspiracy theories, scientific racism, eugenics, and racist views.[7][8][9][10][11][12] As of September 2020, Molyneux has been permanently banned or permanently suspended from PayPal, Mailchimp, YouTube, Twitter and SoundCloud, all for violating hate speech policies

By metmike - Feb. 9, 2022, 7:09 p.m.
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I come from nothing. I come from sleeping in the kitchen with my family with the oven open to keep us warm during winter, you know? When you come from that background, all this extra stuff is just... extra stuff, you know? Michael B. Jordan

Not THE Michael Jordan but it's this Michael Jordan's birthday!


Michael Bakari Jordan[1] (/bɑːˈkɑːr/; born February 9, 1987)[2] is an American actor and film producer.

By metmike - Feb. 12, 2022, 1:54 a.m.
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I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views. ~ Abraham Lincoln

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. ~ John F. Kennedy

By metmike - Feb. 18, 2022, 2:04 a.m.
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Share this Quote Helen Keller


By metmike - Feb. 22, 2022, 12:12 a.m.
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I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. ~ George Washington (born 22 February 1732)

Happy Presidents Day!

By metmike - Feb. 25, 2022, 2:15 a.m.
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By metmike - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:28 p.m.
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Apply this when reading here:

                Using this to make yourself a better person-guaranteed            

                         Started by metmike - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:24 p.m.            


By metmike - March 9, 2022, 1:20 p.m.
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Closed minds seek out information that only bolsters what they think that they know.


 Open minds, let new information in, ESPECIALLY INFORMATION  that contradicts what they think that they know. This is sincerely contemplated and used to try to prove IN THEIR MINDS what they think they know is wrong. Then they learn 1 of 2 things.

  1. Something new that they couldn't have learned with a closed mind
  2. That they must be RIGHT because taking on the role of devil's advocate couldn't prove themselves wrong.

This is practicing the scientific method.

Surrounding ourselves with people that have the same view as us and same closed mind is called an echo chamber. Intentionally reinforcing each other and those they come in contact with using the same views  is the recipe for NOT learning anything new....when that something new, no matter how authentic it is.... contradicts WHAT THEY THINK THEY KNOW.  

metmike March 9, 2022

By joj - March 12, 2022, 5:27 a.m.
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"Must be pretty awkward down at Mar-a-Lago considering the biggest hero on Planet Earth right now is the very same dude you got impeached for extorting."

- Liam Nissan

By metmike - March 12, 2022, 2:47 p.m.
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Thanks Joj!

Sounds like an honest/sincere guy below. 


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Neeson was criticised for his comments on Ireland's Late Late Show in January 2018, during which he described the Me Too movement as a "witch hunt"[87] and cited Garrison Keillor's dismissal from Minnesota Public Radio as an example.[88]

In February 2019, Neeson gained public and media controversy after a press junket interview he had conducted with The Independent while promoting Cold Pursuit, a film about a father seeking revenge for his son's murder.[89][90] He said that he generated his character's "primal" anger by recounting an experience he had 40 years ago, in which a female friend of his had been raped by a stranger. After learning that the attacker was a black man, Neeson said that he spent a week going "up and down areas with a cosh, hoping some 'black bastard' would come out of a pub and have a go" so that Neeson "could kill him". In the interview, he also said he was ashamed of the experience and that the things he did and said were "horrible". He said, "It's awful [...] but I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, 'What the fuck are you doing?'"[91][92]

In an appearance on Good Morning America, Neeson elaborated on his comments while denying being a racist, stating that he asked for physical attributes of the rapist other than his race and that he would have done the same if the rapist was "a Scot or a Brit or a Lithuanian".[93] He also said that he had purposely gone into "black areas of the city" but that he "did seek help" and counseling from his friends and a priest after coming to his senses. He said that the lesson of his experience was "to open up [and] to talk about these things", including toxic masculinity and the underlying "racism and bigotry" in both the U.S. and Northern Ireland. The controversy caused by his comments led to cancellation of the red carpet event for the premiere of Cold Pursuit.[94][95] Neeson was also defended by Michelle Rodriguez,[96] Whoopi Goldberg,[97] John Barnes[98] and Ralph Fiennes.

By joj - March 13, 2022, 7:13 a.m.
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Nissan sounds like a not very nice fellow.  But he's still better than Trump (which isn't saying much).  

By metmike - March 14, 2022, 1:58 a.m.
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I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. ~ Helen Keller


By metmike - March 17, 2022, 3:17 a.m.
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80 St Patricks Day Quotes, Wishes and Messages

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” —William Butler Yeats

By metmike - March 22, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
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Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. ~ Martin Luther King

By metmike - April 1, 2022, 11:18 p.m.
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mahatma gandhi quote environment

                The real environmental crisis's            

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                Started by metmike - April 10, 2019, 7:11 p.m.            


By metmike - April 8, 2022, 2:30 a.m.
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“We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.”

Featured in: Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes


By metmike - April 13, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
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Quotes Of The Day 23 March 2022

Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went. 

 Many a times, we are the ones that close the door to the things that matters most in our lives. 

When you learn to keep your door open for good things, you will soon find them living with you.

By metmike - April 14, 2022, 7:12 p.m.
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"History teaches that there's one kind of disaster we probably don't have to worry about: the one everyone is worrying about."

Post from madmechanical engineer


By metmike - April 20, 2022, 7:07 p.m.
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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. 

Jim Rohn
By metmike - April 26, 2022, 2:10 p.m.
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Everybody should be appreciated for their unique talents, even if society does not place great value on them and even more so, everybody should be respected as human beings, regardless of the level of the God given talents/attributes they were born with.

In that same vein, those blessed with unusual talents/achievements, whether they had them from blessed genetics or whether they worked their butts off to acquire them(work ethic mentality is a gift)............owe it to the rest of the world to generously share them!

Failing to do so, is wasting the biggest opportunity of all, by a wide margin to use them.



By metmike - May 4, 2022, 1:49 a.m.
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Motivational Quote Of The Day - May 9, 2019 - Ave Mateiu

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)[1] was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community and of the contemporary black elite.[2] Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

By metmike - May 13, 2022, 2:50 a.m.
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2022 Digital Calendar May 18 2

By metmike - May 25, 2022, 11:52 a.m.
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"We are committing energy, economic and material world suicide by eliminating fossil fuels!"



By metmike - May 28, 2022, 11:50 p.m.
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By metmike - May 30, 2022, 12:25 a.m.
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Don't waste your life beating a dead horse. Or you will miss that limo  that's waiting to take you on the … | Quotes to live by, Inspirational  words, Favorite quotes

By metmike - May 31, 2022, 2:03 p.m.
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The early stages of the total disaster that the war on fossil fuels is causing, could finally be enough to expose the fake climate crisis and its agenda.........but maybe not.

How much damage is one side willing to inflict from its war on fossil fuels?

The more pain they cause, the less of them from that side of the political spectrum will be around….after Election Day! 

metmike  https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/85026/#85109


By metmike - June 2, 2022, 12:33 a.m.
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Q. “When is an environmentalist not an environmentalist?”     

A. “When it comes to industrial wind turbines and wind farms”




By metmike - June 2, 2022, 1:16 a.m.
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 “To Whom Much Is Given Much Is Required”?


The phrase, “to whom much is given much is required” is an upfront reminder by God that even if He has given a lot for us, we have to be generous.


The topic of “to whom much is given much is required” is one of the most popular topics for modern-day Christians. It is not only used by Christians but also as a philosophical language reflected in films such as Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” What does it mean from a biblical perspective?


By metmike - June 6, 2022, 10:57 a.m.
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                "i would not believe everything you see on the internet"

By cutworm - June 3, 2022, 10:49 p.m.


By metmike - June 6, 2022, 10:26 p.m.
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Quotes about Legacy (494 quotes)

By metmike - June 8, 2022, 1:44 p.m.
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Billy Graham Quote: “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children  and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulate...”

By metmike - June 10, 2022, 4:51 p.m.
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    Life without petroleum-based products            

                          Started by metmike - May 21, 2022, 10:46 p.m.            



"When the price of petroleum and natural gas soar higher like they have been, the cost of all those items mentioned above(that use petroleum/natural gas) also goes up.........ON TOP OF the direct cost for transportation and heating/cooling."

"The war on fossil fuels is in the early stages of killing our economy while being the biggest factor for the increase in inflation!"

By metmike - June 12, 2022, 11:38 p.m.
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By metmike - June 20, 2022, 7:17 p.m.
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A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting  its shoes." Mark Twain #quote #twain #lie

Thanks joj!

By metmike - June 29, 2022, 12:58 p.m.
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 The age of massive information and technology is also the age of abusing information to steal people's intelligence/brainwash them based on this:


People are extremely gullible because their overwhelming desire to believe in things that line up with their political ideology is greater than their desire to fact check the things that line up with what they want to believe!

This weakness is well known by some people, especially gatekeepers of messages,  that manufacture realities and false narratives that are repeated over and over and spread by like minded sources to capture the minds of those that want to believe in it.


By metmike - July 7, 2022, 12:22 a.m.
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Thomas Sowell quote: When you want to help people, you tell them the...

By metmike - July 13, 2022, 8:37 p.m.
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Most people today are constantly asking this question:

Do I want this?

When they should be asking:

Do I need this?

Many humans in the developed world consume more than they need.

Rich humans, especially in the US, like Whoopi consume many dozens of times more stuff, including energy than they need, even for their already extremely extravagant life style.


By metmike - July 17, 2022, 5:31 p.m.
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"“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

By metmike - Aug. 7, 2022, 11:01 p.m.
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Stand Up For Truth Quotes

By metmike - Aug. 20, 2022, 11:09 a.m.
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Stop believing political things because your favorite political source repeats it. Do objective/independent investigations to see why the opposite party has some things right and what your party has wrong.

If you can't find anything..........YOU AIN'T LOOKIN HARD ENOUGH!


By metmike - Aug. 20, 2022, 3:04 p.m.
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                By metmike - Sept. 9, 2022, 5:02 p.m.         

The difference between us on taking stands, mcfarm is that I take stands using a non politically affiliated mind that independently acquires   objective data and facts to provide compelling evidence that strongly supports and in fact.......DEFINES the position.

You and most others on the other hand, align with a political party and have already decided on positions based on political ideologies and twist all facts/evidence to get them to line up with what you want to believe.........and you mainly go to information gatekeepers/sources that tell you what you want to hear/read (reinforce it).


By metmike - Sept. 10, 2022, 12:19 p.m.
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"Stephen Hawking famously said, ‘Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."


By metmike - Sept. 14, 2022, 5:19 p.m.
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By metmike - Sept. 25, 2022, 1:16 p.m.
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"This is just part of  politics in the US today.  We have stopped seeing both sides of issues and  now see  high profile people in politics and other realms as being either FOR US or AGAINST US."


By metmike - Oct. 7, 2022, 12:05 p.m.
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Neither political party has a franchise on the truth.

If you believe one party all the time......................you will believe in lies some of the time.



"The trick is being able to tell the difference between the truth and the lies, then picking the truth from BOTH parties and rejecting their lies.

What makes that incredibly difficult to do is that the stronger your affiliation to a party is,  the more blindly you embrace all the tenets of their belief system!

By metmike - Oct. 27, 2022, 1:51 a.m.
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In 2022, people no longer need to believe their eyes and ears, especially in politics but even in science, when politics hijacks science for an agenda.

They can just decide what they want to believe or a message gatekeeper in their party can tell them what to believe and repeat it enough times that it becomes THEIR truth. 

They just  convince themselves that manufactured/alternative realities that they like are true and completely reject the authentic truths that contradict anything that they don't want to believe. Then, only go to places that reinforce what they want to believe.


By metmike - Nov. 1, 2022, 8:35 p.m.
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By metmike - Nov. 30, 2022, 7:45 p.m.
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"The brain cannot recognize the authentic truth when that person's truth has been defined as the complete opposite!"


By metmike - Dec. 12, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
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There‘s numerous reasons to be extremely happy at the moment that you're reading this. More than at any time in human history by a wide margin.

So why aren't people in this age singing "My oh my what a wonderful day" all day long?

Answer: An increase in material things has caused the threshold needed for happiness to get higher and higher….also making it harder and harder for non material, simple things to be as rewarding/fulfilling.

Many of us have everything material that a human being  could ever need…..except that we lack true appreciation for it and aren't completely satisfied because we want even more than what we have!

So we spend less and less time developing and embracing happiness thru non material things.

Be Happy!


By metmike - Dec. 19, 2022, 1:15 a.m.
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Let's Kick off the New Year Right—Here Are 55 New Year's Resolution Ideas for 2023

These goals for the new year are attainable and fun.



Alot of times, articles with these many suggestions have a lot of  ideas that most of us might not relate strongly too. 

I really liked well over half of the resolutions in this article and think they're very realistic and relatable. 

55. Whatever Your Goals Are, Write Them Down

People who write down their goals are 42 percent more likely to achieve them. Whatever you want in 2023, commit it to paper.

By metmike - Jan. 6, 2023, 3:09 a.m.
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57 Inspiring Chess Quotes Worth Remembering


By metmike - Jan. 10, 2023, 10:28 a.m.
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That last thread, shows that I spent over a year, posting here almost daily  to debunk COVID Vax DISinformation(mostly from 1 poster) and also debunking the belief that Trump won the election.

Well over 1,000 posts by me during that period on each of those 2 topics.

I was the one that learned the most by an extremely wide margin, so all that work/effort was not lost, despite being completely ignored by the people posting the DISinformation.

Anything that we do that results in US becoming better educated or learning things is a huge plus.

We should always make sure, however, that what we are doing is OBJECTIVE LEARNING with an OPEN MIND and not defending an unchanging position based on what we want to believe, often rooted in politics and what OUR biased sources tell us to believe (which is what most people do).


By metmike - Jan. 24, 2023, 12:17 p.m.
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Propaganda is only propaganda to those that see exactly what it is.

To the rest........it defines their truth.

That's what makes it so dang effective and it doesn't just effect people that are slow to understand.

One key factor is that it exploits the cognitive bias that we all have in us.

People will fact check things that they don't want to believe but give a free pass to things that they want to believe!

By metmike - Jan. 31, 2023, 1:47 p.m.
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When there is uncertainty, the opportunities to generate propaganda based on  wild speculation and DISinformation, exploiting peoples fears and/or what they want to believe in is maximized.


By metmike - Feb. 13, 2023, 7 a.m.
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Keep reminding yourself of whats most important.while not forgetting what’s just as important to others that disagree with you.

By metmike - Feb. 27, 2023, 1 a.m.
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Making you do some work to scroll all the way down here. Hopefully, it's worth it!  Maybe even pausing to reread a great quote, then contemplating the meaning and how to apply it (-:

50 Positive Quotes and Messages To Improve Someone’s Day


By metmike - April 5, 2023, 10:28 a.m.
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recent events that feature world class charlatans stealing all the attention as they wreck this country and this world, setting the worst examples possible,caused me to overweight the significance here and underweight positive messages.

It's very challenging for all of us to focus on positive messages in this environment!

By metmike - April 14, 2023, 10:43 p.m.
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50 Positive Quotes and Messages To Improve Someone’s Day


By metmike - May 14, 2023, 10:59 p.m.
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Quotes of the Day

By metmike - May 21, 2023, 10:44 a.m.
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When people really WANT to believe something, almost  no amount of profoundly overwhelming evidence contradicting it will change that. Their brain interprets the truth as a Lie.  Their brains have been taught to believe a lie is the truth from repetition. Their brains are unable to recognize  things which contradict how their brains define the truth Because those things are  automatically rejected based on their brains previously  framed realities. Most of the time, once  that brain has been taught to believe in something, especially if its a tenant of a belief system …you can bombard that person with authentic contradicting facts to kingdom come but it’s a waste of time!

Cognitive bias: What it is and how to overcome it


By metmike - May 25, 2023, 6:17 p.m.
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“Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”


By metmike - June 1, 2023, 8:56 a.m.
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                Re: Re: Great job McCarthy/Congress!            

                            By metmike - June 1, 2023, 8:33 a.m.            

"The bipartisan passage of this bill is profoundly positive for our country at a time when divisive politics are the rule.

The extremes of both parties squawking about why this bill stinks, especially those on the FAR right(like Sean Hannity last night) calling for McCarthy to be removed can kiss my rear end, especially mentally ill ex president Trump.

THEY are exactly what's destroying our democracy right now.

They may have some great for America agenda but when you are NOT the majority, you MUST negotiate and give in to those on the other side of the isle and move towards the middle in order to have any sort of functional harmony for this country to move forward.

That's also a wonderful tactic for success and system health,  even when you are the majority but have significant minorities of others that deserve consideration.

That rule applies to almost every realm in life too,when you have people coming from different backgrounds/places, representing different interests/view points"



By metmike - June 14, 2023, 1:45 p.m.
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"Trump is so powerful that he controls their thoughts/emotions and like most cults their followers believe that any attacks on their leader are unjustified persecution..........which is how he exploits his victim-hood.

It's not really about the bad things Trump does, it's all about Trump's false narrative about being unfairly singled out and PERSECUTED because he's Donald Trump.

The only way to fight against this horrible (fake) injustice, according to the far right,  is to support Trump."

Like the psychotic king of charlatans himself stated:

Trump: I could shoot somebody and not lose voters    


By metmike - June 29, 2023, 11:23 p.m.
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Motivational Quotes: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.” — Tim Notke

By metmike - July 21, 2023, 9:44 p.m.
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"When given the choice between a  lie and the truth in politics, most people will pick the one that they want to believe…….THEN, permanently process all new information based on assumptions related to that.

They will believe everything that lines up with what they’ve decided to believe and reject information that contradicts what they’ve decided to believe."

"We all have free will and one would hope that a better understanding of the process described above would assist some people to use it to think more objectively and independently to be less controlled by their political party information gatekeepers that are using them."

By metmike - Aug. 10, 2023, 10:10 a.m.
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"Traders banking on luck, instead of skill eventually go broke!"


By metmike - Sept. 18, 2023, 3:45 p.m.
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Each one of these profound 47 quotes are worth their own "quote of the day" and all at 1 place!! 

I read them earlier and am instantly feeling more motivated from embracing the wonderful messages! I hope you will too!

47 Motivational Quotes to Start Your Day


By metmike - Oct. 12, 2023, 4:10 p.m.
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Top 500 Albert Einstein Quotes (2023


By metmike - Oct. 21, 2023, 9:30 p.m.
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By metmike - Oct. 28, 2023, 2:38 a.m.
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Constantly remind yourself of the wonderful things in our world and try to pass on a positive attitude and optimism to others.......even in the midst of confronting the inconvenient truths of propaganda, disinformation. conspiracy theories  and false narratives associated with large scale, government sponsored atrocities against humanity  and corruption with media and DOJ collusion in order to accomplish political and other self serving agenda's.

October 28, 2023

Note to self, metmike

By metmike - Nov. 9, 2023, 9:51 a.m.
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              Re: Republican debate 11-9-23            

                           By metmike - Nov. 9, 2023, 9:44 a.m.                                                        

"It's ironic that all the republicans on the debate stage last night, saw the value of the lives of unborn babies and they are all strongly committed to the sanctity of THAT life.

But not one of them was able to see the value of the lives of 2+ million human beings outside the womb in Gaza!

By metmike - Nov. 18, 2023, 7:25 a.m.
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Related to discussions on the Middle East:

By metmike - Nov. 22, 2023, 10:48 p.m.
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Assassinated on this date, November 22, 1963


By metmike - Dec. 2, 2023, 11:09 a.m.
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1. We learn MUCH MORE when discovering things that WE DIDN'T KNOW and CORRECTING things that we thought that we knew based on flawed thinking in a political ideology.  This requires having an open mind!

2. We learn very little by having things that we think that we know repeated over and over to reassure us that we are right about everything.

The path with #2 is the easy road. The path with #1 is much tougher and often psychologically  painful but always the most rewarding because it ALWAYS results in the most growth for us as human beings.

By metmike - Dec. 14, 2023, 8:40 p.m.
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By metmike - Feb. 17, 2024, 4:19 p.m.
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150 Life Quotes — Inspiring the Happy, Good and Funny in Life

Enjoy some short, beautiful and meaningful quotes about life.

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."– Albert Einstein


By metmike - March 19, 2024, 11:06 p.m.
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                Great Solar Eclipse 4-8-2024            

                            Started by metmike - April 15, 2023, 10:09 a.m.        



                Total Solar Eclipse-1 day to go!!!                                                    

                Started by metmike - April 5, 2024, 3:38 p.m.


By metmike - April 30, 2024, 7:47 a.m.
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NEVER trust a politician!

Or the media, especially if you're going to a source telling you the news the way you want to hear it! 

You're already skeptical of the sources telling the other side what to believe. Learn to scrutinize information coming from YOUR SIDE TOO!(which opens your mind to the other side's views).

In other words........think independently using critical thinking and OBJECTIVE facts instead of using propaganda and false narratives that represent the granting of wishes from your side. .......being  issued to manipulate thinking for self serving agenda to enrich the powerful gatekeepers. 

You don't have to completely accept the other sides dogma...........but sincerely understanding why it exists is paramount to  taking the first step towards having  peaceful resolutions!

Regardless, NEVER trust politicians. When they tell the truth, its more likely to be a coincidence because it happens to line up with their agenda.

They are destroying our country, to enrich themselves and we let them get away with it.

                Congress should be ashamed            

                            Started by metmike - April 22, 2024, 4:32 p.m. 


By metmike - June 20, 2024, 11:48 a.m.
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"It's not good to only go to places that tell you what you want to hear(echo chambers) even if those sources are solid and authentic.

In doing that, you lose the ability to see the perspective of the WRONG side. In losing that perspective, you further lose any opportunity to share your enlightenment because you first have to understand what it is and why it is that defines their thinking  in order to ENGAGE, hopefully in a positive way to share with them what they are missing and what you are seeing clearly.

It's also good too because none of us are always right and political parties both have lots of things wrong.

How can we ever know when we are wrong or when our party is wrong if we only surround ourselves with like minded people and like minded sources giving our right and wrong thoughts with equal reinforcement?"

By metmike - July 7, 2024, 11:55 a.m.
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Winston Churchill is one of the most quotable men in history

By metmike - July 7, 2024, 11:58 a.m.
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Winston Churchill

By metmike - July 7, 2024, 11:59 a.m.
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By commodityman - July 7, 2024, 12:11 p.m.
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The moderator is being blocked from this thread, as of July 7, 2024, just before noon, so I will start a new one!

By 12345 - July 8, 2024, 12:02 a.m.
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By commodityman - July 12, 2024, 3:32 p.m.
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It sure did happen before, Jean.

You and everybody else apparently can still access and post at this thread but the handle/email address that is assigned to the powers of the moderator, metmike is being blocked.

The previous one related to Ukraine and there was another thread that vanished about carbon capture/sequestration that likely resulted from a  powerful company that I cannot name or give my usual explanation about because they could easily hack into MarketForum and mess everything up.

I can get around this by becoming a different person with no moderator powers.