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“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6721 Dec 19, 2012

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6722 Dec 19, 2012
“Success for a woman means absolute surrender, in whatever direction. Whether she paints a picture, or loves a man, there is no division of labor possible in her economy. To the attainment of any end worth living for, a symmetrical sacrifice of her nature is compulsory upon her.”

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

“Ante Omnia Armari”

Since: Nov 07

"You get back what you give"

#6723 Dec 19, 2012
“It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.”

*~Lawrence G. Lovasik

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6724 Dec 20, 2012
“Marriage isn't a love affair. It isn't even a honeymoon. It's a job. A long hard job, at which both partners have to work, harder than they've worked at anything in their lives before. If it's a good marriage, it changes, it evolves, but it does on getting better. I've seen it with my own mother and father. But a bad marriage can dissolve in a welter of resentment and acrimony. I've seen that, too, in my own miserable and disastrous attempt at making another person happy. And it's never one person's fault. It's the sum total of a thousand little irritations, disagreements, idiotic details that in a sound alliance would simply be disregarded, or forgotten in the healing act of making love. Divorce isn't a cure, it's a surgical operation, even if there are no children to consider.”

Rosamunde Pilcher

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6725 Dec 20, 2012
“Maybe, in the final analysis, they saw me as something I wasn't and I tried to turn them into something they could never be. I loved them all but maybe I never understood any of them. I don't think they understood me.”

Ava Gardner

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6726 Dec 20, 2012
“There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same!”

Rumi

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6727 Dec 20, 2012
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”

Marie Curie

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6728 Dec 20, 2012
“Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.”

Charlotte Brontë

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6729 Dec 20, 2012
You live but once; you might as well be amusing.

Coco Chanel

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6730 Dec 20, 2012
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6731 Dec 20, 2012
I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

Coco Chanel

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6732 Dec 20, 2012
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

Coco Chanel

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6733 Dec 20, 2012
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

Coco Chanel

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6734 Dec 20, 2012
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

Coco Chanel

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

Since: Sep 10

Manalapan, FL

#6735 Dec 20, 2012
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

Coco Chanel

“Eleanor, Where is your heart?!”

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#6736 Dec 20, 2012
When sheriffs would approach a farmer’s land, intending to sell off some of his livestock in order to pay back rents, the Calico Indians would surround the lawmen — usually on horseback — or ambush, disarm and drive them away. And on the few occasions when the auctions did occur, the Indians deployed snipers to kill all the cattle and sheep that had been sold. The Indians’ tactics were a mixture of guerrilla warfare and adolescent playfulness. They kidnapped sheriffs and held them prisoner in taverns until they agreed to jump up and down three times and shout “Down with the rent!” They stole and destroyed legal papers, threatened farmers who paid their rents, and harassed sheriffs whenever they appeared.

Adopting pseudo-savage names (Red Jacket, Black Hawk, Yellow Jacket, Blue Beard, Little Thunder, White Chief) the Calico Indians bound themselves by an oath.“I do of my own free will and accord come forward to join this body of men and will reveal no secrets of the society made known to me necessary to be kept.” Farm-wives and daughters were enlisted to make gowns and masks, the more outlandish the better. At their peak, the Indians numbered over ten thousand, yet no two costumes were alike. The chiefs’ garments were the most flamboyant, however, because the anti-rent associations provided money to buy calico (as well as ornaments and pistols) anyone was able to deck himself out as outrageously as he pleased. When a prominent Rennselaer county Indian died, an escort of his fellows — ninety-six men strong, mounted and in full battle dress — formed the vanguard of his funeral procession. In 1844, when Governor William Bouck held a conference to meet with local residents, over a hundred Indians stood at the edges of the crowd, shouting and jeering.

Armed with muskets, pistols, scythes, axes, clubs, hatchets and knives, the Indians were able to mobilize quickly whenever sheriffs approached to serve writs or seize property. As a primitive communication network, the Indians convinced (sometimes by the use of force) farmers to use their tin dinner horns only as a warning signal that the law was near. The message could be quickly relayed over many miles, the blaring of the horns (normally used to call workers in for their meals) reaching across the hills and valleys of the Catskills. The organization of the Indian bands followed the cell structure which one of the most important anti-rent leaders, Thomas Devyr, had used while a Chartist agitator in Scotland. The Indians divided into ten-to-fifteen man units, the identity of individuals known only to the chief of the cell, who was in turn known only by his mock-Indian name.

Devyr, born in Donegal, Ireland in 1805, published a pamphlet called “Our Natural Rights,” in which he stated:“I saw that the earth if vigorously tilled would yield plenty of the comforts of life. Willing labor and fertile soil would produce plenty to eat, drink and wear.” After publishing the pamphlet, he fled from Ireland, and went to work in London, working for the liberal papers in which he attacked Irish Landlordism. Working class rebels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne asked him to join them. He left London, catling it “that great social wen,” and quickly rose to prominence among the Scots fighting for social and political reform. In 1840, he fled Scotland to avoid arrest and landed in New York. Within months, he was at the forefront of the anti-rent struggles in the Hudson Valley.

Another prominent anti-rent leader was Dr. Smith Boughton, who came to be known by his Indian name, Big Thunder.
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/thom-m...
At the killing of undersheriff Osman Steele, the Indians shouted,“Down with the laws, we are here to break them.” For a few years, they lived out the fantasy of the disenfranchised. By mixing their playfulness with criminality and righteous defiance,

“Eleanor, Where is your heart?!”

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#6737 Dec 20, 2012
At the killing of undersheriff Osman Steele, the Indians shouted,“Down with the laws, we are here to break them.” For a few years, they lived out the fantasy of the disenfranchised. By mixing their playfulness with criminality and righteous defiance, they were able to claim their land and a small, but significant, measure of dignity.
Thom Metzger
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/thom-m...

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6738 Dec 20, 2012
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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Manalapan, FL

#6739 Dec 20, 2012
“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

Isaac Newton

“The Topix Legend of "GS8"!”

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#6740 Dec 20, 2012
Power of generalizing gives men so much the superiority in mistake over the dumb animals.”

George Eliot

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