Nightfall: ADM Rickover 7

25 October 2014

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Sit down before fact with an open mind.

Be prepared to give up
every preconceived notion.

“Follow humbly wherever
and to whatever abyss Nature leads,
or you learn nothing.

“Don’t push out figures
[rules, ideas, theories, politicsideologies, &c.]
when facts [the reality of truth] are going
in the opposite direction.”

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

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Pstorm 922

24 October 2014

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It is easier to be forgotten

than it is to forget.

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Pstorm 921

23 October 2014

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Fuck it.

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Pstorm 920

22 October 2014

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There is no substitute for experience.

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Pstorm 919

21 October 2014

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When a woman says No,

she means No.

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When a man says No,

it means nothing.

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Pstorm 918

20 October 2014

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The same people who say they appreciate

my father’s service in the silent fleet

have condemned me for being

the consequence of his courage.

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Midnight Rising: The Children of the Devil: Part 1

19 October 2014

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“Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
So it is no wonder that his servants
also disguise themselves
as servants of righteousness.”

~2 Corinthians 11:14b – 15a

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You know them.
Everybody does.
They don’t hide.  They just lie.
About everything.  Especially Jesus.
And to everyone.

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You see them.
They are everywhere.
Television.  Media.  Newspapers.
Even the christian bookstores.

And they just love going to church.

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You hear them.
They just can’t shut up.
They accuse.  They condemn.
They say that all you need is Jesus.
And if life sucks, that’s your own fault.

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 You feel them.
They seduce you
with good intentions.
And grandiose testimonies.
The truth is a lie because the lies are true.

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You taste them.
Their eloquence lulls you.
And exploits your longing for forgiveness.
Unconditional love, to them,
always means doing it their way.

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You smell them.
The stench stinks to heaven.
You cannot fucking stop vomiting.
And even the dry heaves won’t get it out.
They have made your soul sick to the point of death.

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You run.
But you cannot hide.
The memories trample you.
And the goddamned confusion tortures you.
Until your faith is gone.

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Forever.

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Nightfall: ADM Rickover 6

19 October 2014

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“More than ambition,
more than ability –

It is rules that limit contribution.

Rules are the lowest common denominator
of human behavior.

They are a substitute for rational thought.

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

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Nightfall: ADM Rickover 5

18 October 2014

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“I am not proud of the part I played
in [creating the nuclear navy].

I did it because it was necessary
for the safety of this country.

That’s why I am such a great exponent
of stopping this whole nonsense of war.

“Unfortunately limits —
attempts to limit war have always failed.

The lesson of history is when a war starts
every nation will ultimately use
whatever weapon it has available.

“…Therefore,
we must expect that if another war

— a serious war —
breaks out,

we will use nuclear energy in some form.”

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover,
“The Father of the Nuclear Navy”

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Pstorm 917

17 October 2014

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As sight is inconceivable to the blind,

and sound foreign to the deaf –

So a charlatan is incapable

of comprehending his own hypocrisy!

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Pstorm 916

16 October 2014

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When you’ve been through hell,

you understand what the flames can do.

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Pstorm 915

15 October 2014

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A hypocrite will welcome you into The Kingdom of Heaven,

but exclude you from a “good Christian home.”

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Pstorm 914

14 October 2014

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There is no equality in exclusion.

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Pstorm 913

13 October 2014

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The pain makes every moment stand still,

and yet, the anguish accelerates time.

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Nightfall: ADM Rickover 4

12 October 2014

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“Above all,
we should bear in mind that
our liberty is not an end in itself

“– it is a means to win respect
for human dignity
for all classes of our society.”

~Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

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