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  •  Do I need a badge that says TYRANT? (0+ / 0-)

    Of course, Vetinari maintained that being tyrant is harder than being an elected leader because you can't blame the people for choosing you.

    •  Being a tyrant does, however, come with a manual (3+ / 0-)
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      ferg, Into The Woods, Ezekial 23 20

      I understand Machiavelli penned a similar one for the head of a Republic too, but it's clearly pretty obscure.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 04:53:55 PM PST

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      •  And often guns and the freedom to use them (0+ / 0-)

        to enforce prompt attendence at scheduled meetings.  

        Repeal the Decriminalization of Naked Credit Default Swaps (Bucket Shops) http://www.marketskeptics.com/2010/06/bucket-shops.html

        by Into The Woods on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 05:03:40 PM PST

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