How not to Improve

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  1. Salty

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    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
    — Abraham Lincoln
     
  2. Walguy

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    Though widely attributed to Lincoln, this was actually written by William John Henry Boetcker a Presbyterian minister, who first published them in 1916. But that doesn't make the statements any less true!
     
  3. Salty

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    Thank you for the correction - I actually copied this from an emai I just got today.
     
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    "The problem with quotes found on the Internet, is that it's hard to know if they are true." - Abraham Lincoln
     
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    Actually, Lincoln stole that quote from Jefferson! :laugh:
     
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    Which of the sayings in the OP are not true?
     
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    Like the one that says Al Gore invented the internet????:laugh: I thought the internet's inventor was "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island!!!!----hey---thats what I heard!!!!:thumbs:
     
  8. HankD

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    How about additions to the list?

    Like: You can't solve the over-spending problem by printing more money.

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  9. HankD

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    Actually it was Samuel B. Morse in 1836 who invented the internet and the then TCP/IP binary based codified language called "Morse Code" which fulfils the basic definition of "internet"

    A translatable binary coded electrical impulse sent over an electronic media connected by two or more receiving/transmitting stations (or something close to that, I don't have my books or notes immediately on hand for this).

    BTW, don't blame me for this definition. I got this information from a graduate course in Computer Science.

    Plus, there is a rumor that he (Morse) got the idea of his binary coding technique from the Native Americans (smoke signals).


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  10. Salty

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    Now that we have established that Al Gore worked with Lincoln on the internet -



    You can not teach a man to fish if he is not willing to be cold for a while.

    anymore additions to the list?
     

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