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    If there was a gladiator arena in your area, would you go?
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    With respect to the 2A and helping guard ultimate freedom from despotism and tyranny, how is it anyone can believe being forcibly disarmed as a People could possibly help things? What, do they actually believe history won't repeat itself, as it has time and again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    With respect to the 2A and helping guard ultimate freedom from despotism and tyranny, how is it anyone can believe being forcibly disarmed as a People could possibly help things? What, do they actually believe history won't repeat itself, as it has time and again?
    A lot of people are too lazy to investigate the past.

    Then there are those who are super naive, and put blind faith into the talking heads.

    Then there is the main driving force: an elite class which actually understands history, and knows they must disarm those whom they wish to take advantage of.

    Hitler, Stalin & Mao, (and others) all knew exactly what they were doing.

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    I have a degree in History. The main thing I learned in all my historical research: History will repeat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Don't buy real esteate at Pearl Harbor?
    No, way too expensive!

    Think about the 1930s when various totalitarian governments were confiscating guns and only allowing those with privilege to own guns.

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    I have a degree in History. The main thing I learned in all my historical research: History will repeat...



    The original saying Santayana saying is actually:

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

    But, it really goes way further back to something like history will always repeat itself because human nature does not change

    Don't ask me how far back and who first said that and what the exact quote was because I don't know my history THAT well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    Spilling your coffee on your keyboard and lap is a lousy way to start the work day.
    that happens to me...too often...history does repeat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lchamp View Post
    I have a degree in History. The main thing I learned in all my historical research: History will repeat...
    They have degrees for hindsight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    They have degrees for hindsight?
    Yep...they call it "History".

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    I so enjoy being lectured on money management by the biggest money waster in history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    I so enjoy being lectured on money management by the biggest money waster in history.
    Vince Young was giving you financial advice?
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