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Colonel Mortimer
Member since Dec-16-06 · Last seen Oct-22-14
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   Colonel Mortimer has kibitzed 9955 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-22-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Colonel Mortimer: Exceptionalism - a unique and special quality of the American people that allows them to act differently and be held to different standards.
   Oct-19-14 Colonel Mortimer chessforum (replies)
Colonel Mortimer: A bit of nostalgia.. <hayton3: "LIFE Master AJ 9.1" now available at all bad chess stores, features include:- - New enhanced argumentative interface! - Updated annotational capability (now supports !!!! and ????) - Plays to the bitter end better than any other ...
   Oct-17-14 TheFocus chessforum (replies)
Colonel Mortimer: <peace-loving nation of Israel> Just like if Germany had been allowed to occupy France 'peacefully' for 66 years.
   Oct-13-14 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Colonel Mortimer: Dr Death out promenading his pet racism as usual. There's only so much hate you can internalise..
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  rogge: Yeah, but you earned yourself a nomination, nonetheless ;)
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  Colonel Mortimer: I take it all back - it was obvious that I was upset for not having been nominated for anything.
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  Hugin: Same here colonel, i reckon me being a hairy bamboo eating cavedweller qualifyed for nothing.... My life is over, unless i seeks professional help... hehe

Happy new year colonel.

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  Colonel Mortimer: HNY! Hugin.
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  Colonel Mortimer: George Carlin - Religion is @#$%*&!#.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Christian Evangelists exposed (funny)

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  Travis Bickle: You big mouth anti American Chicken Sh!& Pimp suck on this!

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  Colonel Mortimer: Charming
Jan-19-12  brankat: I enjoy Your work on this site Colonel.
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  Colonel Mortimer: Thanks:)
Jan-23-12  cormier: The Beatitudes
He said:

<<<<<<<fear(respect) of the lord will give a life of - 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.>

counsel will give a life of - 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.>

fortitude will give a life of - 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.>

piety(prayer) will give a life of - 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.>

eighter understanding or knowledge(because i am french), inteligence will give a life of - 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
wisdom will give a life of - 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.>
eighter understanding or knowledge, its Divine Science will give a life of - 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.> .... hope it help's ..... tks G

Jan-24-12  cormier: so that was: <<understanding, inteligence will give a life of - 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.> knowledge, its Divine Science will give a life of - 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.>
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  Colonel Mortimer: The day US citizens have REAL political choices, will herald a tomorrow where all citizens of the world will feel safer.

Many think I am 'anti-american', and they may be right. But what is the cost of blind patriotism?

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  heuristic: many folks see patriotism as a condition similar to "love of family".

i love my family.

i am aware that my family has flaws; i love them anyway.

i admonish them when they do wrong; i love them anyway.

my love for my family is not blind nor rabid nor oblivous.

it is also not exclusive; love of my family does not imply hate of other families.

all of the above applies to patriotism as well.

most people understand the nuances of love and patriotism.

Jan-25-12  achieve: <Col. Mortimer, guest(s)> Your family doesn't invade other countries because they covet other nations' natural resources do they? Don't kill people for it?

Look - my country the Netherlands is in the same boat, as policy is steered and controlled by big corpo, which means that even the term "patriotism" in this context is thoroughly and utterly misleading. Corporations do not love the countries they have their main offices in, they exploit them (the workers and tax arrangements) to the fullest.

Loving the soil you were brought up on and the love and care for all living creatures on its land is true patriotism, but so will people from all nations have fond feelings of the land their grandfathers took care of and nurtured.

Current government structures are diametrically opposed to true "patriotism" and therefore use and bombard the abomination through the media and homeland security laws, here in the EU by a network of legislation as well. Impenetrable und suffocating.

As the term Patriotism is abused by the corporate elite in power you need to redefine the term, and paint it much broader, identify the different connotations, to then re-arrange the truly universally humanitarian valuable elements, leaving behind all the crap that you have been conditioned with all your live by the corporate media - get the picture?

Millions of americans do - that is why I have more respect for them than any people in any "country in the world." But it's about people, not countries.

Patriotism has many deceptive faces, and you guys know it, thus keeping your compass straight and callibrated is one heck of a task, but there are no options left.

Don't remain stuck on certain paradigms, persons and dogmas from the past and for once let your heart and mind lead you from one piece of solid info and evidence to the next. Then take action in concordance with your ethical and honest self.

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  Hugin: Whenever patriotism is put ahead of human rights fairness and justice, it becomes a beast, that march in any direction toward Stalinggrad or Hanoi for that case......
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  Colonel Mortimer: Thoughtful and intelligent posts
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  Shams: <heuristic><many folks see patriotism as a condition similar to "love of family".>

To these folks I would quote G.K. Chesterton:

<"'My country right or wrong' is a thing that no true patriot would ever say. It's like saying, 'my mother, drunk or sober.'">

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  Colonel Mortimer: “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”

Edward Abbey.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Bobby Fischer travelling from Japan to Iceland 1/3



Feb-01-12  cormier: tks <CM> ... have a great day ....
Feb-05-12  lamont: ...

is the last refuge of the coward.
--Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Gloss: i.e.,
those who wrap themselves in the flag.

[Think of the GOP front-runner, e.g.]

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  jessicafischerqueen: I want you to help lead others to refrain from bringing the AJ Flame war to <historical games pages>.

Please help me! And the rest of the site. Please try to restrict the war to <AJ's> pages.

I understand your last post in the admin forum believe me. But in the past year they have categorically stated they are not going to "get rid of AJ."

So it's flogging a dead horse to keep bringing that up, surely? And it does not help solve the problem.

Please think of the wider community interest and do your part?

Not just you, everyone.

Please help.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <jessicafischerqueen:> Sorry, it's not for me to police.
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