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R_P

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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 9:26pm

 Coaxial wrote:
{#Cheers}Hope you and L are well.
 
Thx, and likewise.
Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 9:24pm

 R_P wrote:
 Coaxial wrote:
Hey, I've been gypped...That's only 19 lessons.{#Snooty}
 
You passed. {#Cheesygrin}  Bonus lesson: Remember professional ethics.


 
{#Cheers}Hope you and L are well.
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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 9:22pm

 Coaxial wrote:
Hey, I've been gypped...That's only 19 lessons.{#Snooty}
 
You passed. {#Cheesygrin}  Bonus lesson: Remember professional ethics.

Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 8:29pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Tyranny lesson twenty: you'll take your nineteen lessons and say it was twenty.

 
Yes, it all makes sense now, thanks.{#Cheers}
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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 8:24pm

 Coaxial wrote:

Hey, I've been gypped...That's only 19 lessons.{#Snooty}

 
Tyranny lesson twenty: you'll take your nineteen lessons and say it was twenty.
Coaxial

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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 7:58pm

 R_P wrote:
  • Do not obey in advance.
  • Defend institutions.
  • Beware the one-party state.
  • Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  • Be wary of paramilitaries.
  • Be reflective if you must be armed.
  • Stand out.
  • Be kind to our language.
  • Believe in truth.
  • Investigate.
  • Make eye contact and small talk.
  • Practice corporeal politics.
  • Establish a private life.
  • Contribute to good causes.
  • Learn from peers in other countries.
  • Listen for dangerous words.
  • Be calm when the unthinkable arrives.
  • Be a patriot.
  • Be as courageous as you can.


 
Hey, I've been gypped...That's only 19 lessons.{#Snooty}
Lazy8

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Location: The Gallatin Valley of Montana
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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 5:11pm

 R_P wrote:
  • Do not obey in advance.
  • Defend institutions.
  • Beware the one-party state.
  • Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  • Be wary of paramilitaries.
  • Be reflective if you must be armed.
  • Stand out.
  • Be kind to our language.
  • Believe in truth.
  • Investigate.
  • Make eye contact and small talk.
  • Practice corporeal politics.
  • Establish a private life.
  • Contribute to good causes.
  • Learn from peers in other countries.
  • Listen for dangerous words.
  • Be calm when the unthinkable arrives.
  • Be a patriot.
  • Be as courageous as you can.

The book this is derived from is a good, thoughtful read. A little breathless and hyperbolic in places but the good far outweighs the bad.
R_P

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Posted: Feb 24, 2018 - 4:19pm

  • Do not obey in advance.
  • Defend institutions.
  • Beware the one-party state.
  • Take responsibility for the face of the world.
  • Be wary of paramilitaries.
  • Be reflective if you must be armed.
  • Stand out.
  • Be kind to our language.
  • Believe in truth.
  • Investigate.
  • Make eye contact and small talk.
  • Practice corporeal politics.
  • Establish a private life.
  • Contribute to good causes.
  • Learn from peers in other countries.
  • Listen for dangerous words.
  • Be calm when the unthinkable arrives.
  • Be a patriot.
  • Be as courageous as you can.