The Word From the Trenches – May 10, 2019

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Archive: TWFTT 5-10-19

18 thoughts on “The Word From the Trenches – May 10, 2019

  1. Better to get SOME of it than NONE.

    They’re going to steal ALL of the 401K’s soon… they can’t resist much longer, imo.

  2. Thank you Henry for a real fine broadcast!

    The enforcement mechanism, to enforce our law and get justice, is the 2nd Article. The common law is unalienable, it is as evident as nature itself. It has gone nowhere.

  3. Thank you, Henry. May bravery flourish.

    A few days ago Hal said that he was Spartacus. That got me to watch the movie which I never saw before. As I watched, I thought of Hal, and smiled, and agreed, he probably really is Spartacus. The film is from 1960 and over 3 hours long. I thought it was excellent and recommend it as a good weekend watch.

    Thanks, Hal! I extracted this bit of dialogue from it. I found it inspirational. It starts with a pirate envoy who comes to (for the right price) assist Spartacus (an escaped slave) in fully escaping the slave-masters of ancient Rome. Here’s the scene:

    The envoy, Levantus: “Surely you know you’re going to lose, don’t you? You have no chance. What are you going to do?”

    Spartacus: “We’ll decide that when they get here.”

    Levantus: “If you looked into a magic crystal and you saw your army destroyed, you saw yourself dead, if you saw that in the future, would you continue to fight?”

    Spartacus: “Yes.”

    Levantus: “Knowing that you must lose?”

    Spartacus: “Knowing we can. All men lose when they die and all men die. But a slave and a free man lose different things.”

    Levantus: “They both lose life.”

    Spartacus: “When a free man dies, he loses the pleasure of life. A slave loses his pain. Death is the only freedom a slave knows. That’s why he’s not afraid of it. That’s why we’ll win.”


      1. Thanks, Angel. Almost too many great guys for one movie. I’m lovin’ it. In my mind, best performance was Peter Ustinov. Flawless acting. And then Charles Laughton. More flawless acting. Such depth. And then Laurence Olivier, and then Kirk Douglas, and then Tony Curtis. Jeanne Simmons was beautiful, too. Ahhh, back when movies were movies.

    1. One of my all time favorite movies. A movie that moves one to a more worthy endeavor. Inspiring.

  4. Bill wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. Bill looks around the room and sees that it is in a perfect order, spotless, clean. So’s the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table: “Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping. Love you.” So he goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Bill asks, “Son, what happened last night?” His son says, “Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and delirious. Broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door.” Confused, Bill asks, “So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?” His son replies, “Oh that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off you said, “Lady leave me alone, I’m married’!”


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