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Old 2018-10-17, 17:13   #3356
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You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
Looks that way to me!
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Old 2018-10-19, 19:49   #3357
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Old 2018-10-20, 04:13   #3358
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Yes- Also, back in the 1980s, I remember hearing about a student pilot of a glider (sailplane) that had too much speed on landing and was rolling too fast, hit a Saguaro cactus, which toppled over and killed him. That's from memory; happened at the gliderport north of Phoenix, Arizona. Given their size and weight, there are probably numerous other examples of Cactus Revenge.

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One of my brother is, or was, fond of hang gliding in West Texas. He came down too fast one time, in shorts, and got dragged through a patch of bull nettles.

He also said that vultures looked puzzled, if that is possible, to see him with his kite* riding the thermals.
*That's what he calls the glider.
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Old 2018-10-20, 07:14   #3359
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The constitution of the Republic of Užupis is impressive.
(The duality of articles 23 and 24 is a genial reflection on the human nature.)
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Old 2018-10-20, 08:10   #3360
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I would like to see all of it, preferably in regular text. What I can decipher and extrapolate, sounds somewhat like the Church of the SubGenius. http://subgenius.com/
However, I really like, "A dog has a the right to be a dog."

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Old 2018-10-20, 13:04   #3361
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I would like to see all of it, preferably in regular text.
Easy-peasy! From Constitution of the Republic of Užupis (which has it in a number of languages), we have
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The Užupis Constitution terms:

1. Everyone has the right to live by the River Vilnele, and the River Vilnele has the right to flow by everyone.
2. Everyone has the right to hot water, heating in winter and a tiled roof.
3. Everyone has the right to die, but this is not an obligation.
4. Everyone has the right to make mistakes.
5. Everyone has the right to be unique.
6. Everyone has the right to love.
7. Everyone has the right not to be loved, but not necessarily.
8. Everyone has the right to be undistinguished and unknown.
9. Everyone has the right to idle.
10. Everyone has the right to love and take care of the cat.
11. Everyone has the right to look after the dog until one of them dies.
12. A dog has the right to be a dog.
13. A cat is not obliged to love its owner, but must help in time of nee.
14. Sometimes everyone has the right to be unaware of their duties.
15. Everyone has the right to be in doubt, but this is not an obligation.
16. Everyone has the right to be happy.
17. Everyone has the right to be unhappy.
18. Everyone has the right to be silent.
19. Everyone has the right to have faith.
20. No one has the right to violence.
21. Everyone has the right to appreciate their unimportance.
22. No one has the right to have a design on eternity.
23. Everyone has the right to understand.
24. Everyone has the right to understand nothing.
25. Everyone has the right to be of any nationality.
26. Everyone has the right to celebrate or not celebrate their birthday.
27. Everyone shall remember their name.
28. Everyone may share what they possess.
29. No one can share what they do not possess.
30. Everyone has the right to have brothers, sisters and parents.
31. Everyone may be independent.
32. Everyone is responsible for their freedom.
33. Everyone has the right to cry.
34. Everyone has the right to be misunderstood.
35. No one has the right to make another person guilty.
36. Everyone has the right to be individual.
37. Everyone has the right to have no rights.
38. Everyone has the right to not to be afraid.
(39. Do not defeat.
(40. Do not fight back.
(41. Do not surrender.

Some argue that the last three are mottos, not rights.

It was written in July 1998 by Thomas Chepaitis (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzhupis) and Romas Lileikis (President of Uzhupis)
I think #13 has a typo.

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Old 2018-10-20, 18:09   #3362
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Thanks, Dr S!
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Old 2018-10-20, 19:53   #3363
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13. "time of nee?" Is that an alternate spelling for the era of the Knights of Ni?"
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Old 2018-10-20, 20:24   #3364
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13. "time of nee?" Is that an alternate spelling for the era of the Knights of Ni?"
My thought was that they intended 'née' but left off the accent. As in "if the female human of the household gives birth, the cat should help by bringing dead mice and such to the baby as food treats."

(As many cats are in fact wont to do in the presence of a crying baby - a great example of interspecies shared-values.)
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Old 2018-10-20, 20:34   #3365
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My thought was that they intended 'née' but left off the accent. As in "if the female human of the household gives birth, the cat should help by bringing dead mice and such to the baby as food treats."

(As many cats are in fact wont to do in the presence of a crying baby - a great example of interspecies shared-values.)
it could also be "time of need."
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Old 2018-10-20, 23:06   #3366
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it could also be "time of need."
Nah, proofreaders would have caught that, wouldn't they? I like ewmayer's response...
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