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  •  another round of blood sausage (2+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, a2nite
    Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
    Otto von Bismarck
    German Prussian politician (1815 - 1898)

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:07:36 AM PST

    •  "Je weniger die Leute darüber wissen, wie Würste (2+ / 0-)
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      chrississippi, demimondian

      Gesetze gemacht werden, desto besser schlafen sie nachts." (The less the people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep in the night.)

      Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.
      Though similar remarks are often attributed to Bismarck, this is the earliest known quote regarding laws and sausages, and is attributed to John Godfrey Saxe University Chronicle. University of Michigan (27 March 1869) books.google and "Quote... Misquote" by Fred R. Shapiro in The New York Times (21 July 2008); according to Shapiro's research, such remarks only began to be attributed to Bismarck in the 1930s.

      yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

      by annieli on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:18:45 AM PST

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