Words to Think On

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Consider the Power of Words:

Albert Einstein once observed:
“I know not with what weapons World World III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Comedian Robin Williams painted a darker picture yet, quoting a PENTAGON OFFICIAL who said to him: “…the people who would actually push the button probably have never seen a person die…the only hope (a strange thought in itself) is if they placed the button to launch the nuclear war behind a man’s heart. The President, then, with a rusty knife, would be required to cut out the man’s heart, kill(ing) the man, to get to the button.”

These dark thoughts shared may be an enlightening warning to the living!


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Iron Mistress


The Alamo

Frontiersman and explorer Jim Bowie died at the battle of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, in 1836.

Bowie created a model in wood of a special weapon, a knife, which he later had forged into metal reality by an iron and steel metal-working expert named James Black, of Washington, Arkansas. Bowie, of course, became famous for his use of this most fierce knife which became known as the Bowie knife.

Maria Ursula de Veramendi, the woman Bowie married in April of 1833, asked him in their last conversation together if he thought someone could envy an object. She said she felt the Bowie knife, which lay beside Bowie when she could not, when he so often ventured far and wide, was her rival — “an iron mistress”.

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