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Empires: Dawn of the Modern World
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The Rusty Plow award
Thanks for your work removing vandalism and spam from the Amish article. In the Amish spirit of Demut, I hereby award you the rusty plow.
30 August 2006
The Barnstar of Diligence
To ClairSamoht: for diligent and numerous contributions of the highest quality to a wide variety of articles, especially Lancaster County and Pennsylvania, and for building a better encyclopedia by constantly adding references and removing unreferenced junk. Given in grateful admiration by Ruhrfisch 02:45, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

What do you believe?

  • "Faith is believing what you know damned well ain't so" -- Samuel Clemens
  • "Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider." -- Roger Bacon
  • "Everybody needs to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer." -- William Claude Fields
  • "Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days." -- Crash Davis in Bull Durham.[1]
  • "A true friend is someone who believes that you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked." -- Bernard Meltzer
  • "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
  • "To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep" -- Chinese Proverb

You are what you read. You can't avoid reading some crap - so be sure to read lots of good stuff to dilute it....