Quote Sept. 11, 2010

don_socalSeptember 11, 2010

"We do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you. Gort, berenga."

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Here is a link that might be useful: Colbert's Nuclear Explosion

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Another great week! Thank you.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 7:24AM
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Thank you, Don, for a great week of thought-provoking quotes,
Today's really hits home.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 9:42AM
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Spending today in quiet reflection, burning a candle (in the wood-stove for safety), hoping violence is not going to happen.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 12:05PM
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And then there is "You will be assimilated."

It's one thing to come to a certain conclusion on your own. It's quite anther to be told do it or die.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 3:38PM
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Just now trying to catch up with the last couple of days. Thanks for great quotes.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 6:01PM
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Thanks for a great week of quotes, Don, and thank you for keeping the quotes going. I have both feet firmly planted on the planet earth and this is where I'll stay.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 7:28PM
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