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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:59 AM
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"A man who has nothing to lose has nothing to fear." Anon..
Read this quote the other day, it seems reasonable to me.

More and more of the 99% are getting to the point they have nothing to lose, a man who has nothing to fear can be a formidable enemy.

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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:01 PM
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1. Unfortunately, there's a sizeable population that Simon and Garfunkle mentioned in "The Boxer"
"A man hears what he wants to hear and he disregards the rest."

That was well before FOX was a channel, but the line is profoundly relevant now.

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:06 PM
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2. Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:08 PM
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3. Prefer Joplin. Just saying :) nt
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:14 PM
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4. No argument, credit where credit is due. He wrote it. n/t
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:12 PM
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5. i thought this was about the GOP presidential candidates
:rofl:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:15 PM
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6. ...
:rofl:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:30 PM
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7. Reminds me of the line from "War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning"
"Radical politics fills empty lives."

If people have nothing going for them, why not devote yourself to a revolution?
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:32 PM
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8. I've also heard that when people lose fear there is no controlling them
Having nothing to lose also means having lost fear.
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