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Molon Labe is French?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Monkeyleg, Aug 6, 2005.

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  1. Monkeyleg

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    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    This is satire, right?
     
  3. Zundfolge

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    So she promotes an "us" vs. "them" mentality as a means of combating an "us" vs. "them" mentality.


    Liberals are funny
     
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    Wow, realy makes me feel better about the other side. :rolleyes:
     
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    No more than the Spartans who said "molon labe" were french.

    Comparing the Spartans and King Leonidas to the French would get you beaten up in Tarpon Springs.
     
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    Wow. "Mol on labe" doesn't even look like French. "Come and get them" would probably be "venez les prendre".

    And Leonidas said molon labe as a rallying cry of freedom and independence. I'm sure that there were warriors there who did hate the enemy, and said things like "___ are a bunch of ___", " :cuss: so-and-so", etc. None of those cries have survived through the ages. The only cry that we remember was molon labe, which means "you will never take our independence, our spirit from us". It's a cry of power in the face of terrible odds.
     
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    Someone please write and correct her incredibly inaccurate historical reference. I'd do it, but I'm not in a good mood, and probably would not be the best RKBA representative at this moment.
     
  8. Byron Quick

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    I sent them an email outlining the following: Molon labe in Ms. Moore's article-wrong language, wrong country, wrong millenium. Please check her work very thoroughly in the future as she is apparently not only ignorant of basic history but unable to check her assertions on Google. Then I pointed out how such reflects on them.
     
  9. Molon Labe

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    Me? French? Blasphemy! :neener:
     
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    Yup,

    and to every weenie out there looking for an excuse to water down history, the facts it proves and the ideas it fosters, everything is french or some other roll-over-and-die origin.
     
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    Lois Moore of West Allis is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County.

    So too are vegetables of many other varieties.
     
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    She accredits the "low" crime rate during the Clinton Administration with more cops (100k cops). Yeah, and stupid me thought it was three strikes and more incarceration of criminal elements.
     
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    Nothing more than a thinly veiled "Guns are Bad, Bush is Bad, Clinton was Good" birdcage liner. :(
     
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    She also credited low crime with increased public spending.

    Yup, bread and circuses will always pacify the shiftless ones for a while. At least until the next election cycle, that is.

    Failure to bribe the poor = "promoting violence".

    Good grief.
     
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    It is astonishing who and what they will let onto the unrolled fishwrap these days.

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    Journalists. I don't know what they teach journalists in school these days, but it ain't much.

    In my local newspaper a few days ago, a columnist wrote a story about some local business that had finally shuttered its doors after a long history in the area. The writer used the phrase sic transit gloria mundi, meaning "Thus passeth the glories of the world." For those less erudite than himself, he then helpfully explained that the phrase was ... Italian :what:
     
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    It would be nice if it were true that there were an additional 100k cops on the street. However, I am quite sure a number of local governments did a money shuffle so they could use the money saved by using federal funds to hire a non-sworn position or two somewhere else.

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    Guys, it was an editorial letter.

    Any damn fool can write one.

    Now, if we have anyone around who is greek, who wants to take a shot...
     
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    I just dawned on me. One does not have to be a j-school gradiate to be an idiot. Idiocy is part of the limbic system. No high order thinking. Just neurons firing in a predetermined order. Voila: bilge.

    I withdraw my demands to have someone tell me how I too can get paid to be an idiot. Seems the issue is genetic in origin.
     
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    At first I thought this was just the socialists being sore losers over the Senate S.397 bill to protect gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

    Now I suspect this is the beginning of a PR campaign that will run between now and Congress voting on this bill, to try and persuade the public to pressure their congresscritters to reject it.

    Stand by for a barrage of anti-gun crapola in the media between now and then.
     
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    Amen. If "molon labe" came from the French, wouldn't it mean "we surrender"? :rolleyes:
     
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    The editorial stated:

    "mol on labe" ("Come and get them," i.e., the guns of the French Revolutionaries)


    Sadly, as others have indicated, the writer is ignorant not only of history and google, but also of linguistics.

    “molon labe” is two words in Greek, not three as written.

    Putting the English transliteration back into the Greek alphabet, I would think that it would be literally translated: “Come, take [them]”. The word “them” is elliptical and is not required in the Greek idiom.

    It is painful to view much of that which is found in print in our day.
     
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    well at least this in the begininng puts proper credit on decreased crime, and doenst try to give gun control credit
    "What changes were made in the '90s that coincided with reduced crime rates during the terms of former President Clinton?

    Easy: increased federal funding for more police to walk inner city beats; efforts to find work for welfare recipients and provide education and skills training to the underprivileged to lift them out of poverty; funding for rehabilitation of criminals and drug addicts; and balancing the federal budget to stimulate job growth and financial security not only for individuals, but for state and local governments."


    other than that, yeham pretty sad article
     
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    I thought it was Yiddish!
     
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