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Power doesn't corrupt. It's neutral. Someone always wants to corrupt power. It's the way a shotgun is not a deadly weapon until someone chooses to use it irrationally.
This is a terrific quote which, in my never quite humble-enough view, goes to the very core of the "assault weapons" {sic} issue. Nothing is an "assault" anything until someone elects to use it as a weapon against another. (It could be a TEC-9 with a high-capacity magazine, or, memorably, in one of Mickey Spillane's original novels, an ashtray.)

Now, for all you learned brainiacs and modem-marauders out there, who said it?

Hints:
  1. The author is at this writing still living, reclusively, in NYC.[/*:l4r2ct55]
  2. The author is well-identified as being heavily influenced by Ayn Rand's philosophy of rational thought and individual free will.[/*:l4r2ct55]
  3. The source may be found in TGZ.[/*:l4r2ct55]
 

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Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko.

What do I win? :D
 

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Alan Greenspan? He was a member of the original "Collective"
 

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S45, SD it is.

"What do I win?"

What do you freakin' win?!?!

How 'bout the admiration and approbation of your peers, and the undying enmity of ME!?!
 

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DeanSpeir said:
What do you freakin' win?!?!

How 'bout the admiration and approbation of your peers, and the undying enmity of ME!?!
That's pretty much what I was goin' for, unless of course "enmity" is a bad thing. :D
 

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Synonyms: enmity, hostility, antagonism, animosity, rancor, antipathy, animus
These nouns refer to the feeling or expression of deep-seated ill will. Enmity is hatred such as might be felt for an enemy: the wartime enmity of the two nations.


Yikes, all that just 'cause I answered your question?

You were kidding, I hope. :shock:

If you weren't, I apologize for whatever enmity-arousing thing it was I did. :oops:
 

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Best laugh I've had all month, Snake!

You just answered too quickly, is all! (Curse you, Google!)

But I just had such a hearty guffaw over your sur-response, that I'm over it… all is forgiven!

I may have to do something seriously difficult in the future, and put together a prize package of remaindered gunwriter graft for the winner.

 
 

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Fernando Coelho said:
You could always take the winner out to dinner at the Blue Moon :wink: 8)
Hooters would be even better. Of course, they'd have to buiild one within a hundred miles of me. (I did get to visit one in Virginia Beach two years ago. It was yummy! The food was good, too!) :shock:

I do wish they'd build one in my town for another reason. My daughter will be 18 next February, and I'm pretty sure she could put herself through college to at least the doctoral level working at one. And set up my retirement. And buy me a new Corvette! :D
 

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I do wish they'd build one in my town for another reason. My daughter will be 18 next February, and I'm pretty sure she could put herself through college to at least the doctoral level working at one. And set up my retirement. And buy me a new Corvette! :D
Ahh, so that's why they call you snake! :twisted:
 
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