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Old 2021-06-23, 20:20   #1739
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Old 2021-06-23, 20:43   #1740
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Wow! I thought he was going to live forever! Quite a character...

Not appropriate for work (or, even, many homes), but his "How to Uninstall McAfee Antivirus" is fall-out-of-chair funny!
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Old 2021-06-23, 21:33   #1741
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Hmm, by committing suicide he may have avoided being convicted of tax evasion, but the IRS will likely go after his money anyway.

The comedian Ernie Kovacs never paid his income taxes. After his death in a traffic accident in 1962, the IRS sought payment from his widow, comedienne and singer Edie Adams. The story goes that it was to raise money to pay off Ernie Kovacs' tax debt that she did Muriel Cigar commercials.

Perhaps there will be enough money in McAfee's estate to pay off his tax debt.
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Old 2021-06-30, 19:56   #1742
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Old 2021-06-30, 20:51   #1743
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Famous, or better said infamous for his cavalier reply to a soldier who confronted him about the lack of protection against IED's of the transport vehicles in the Iraq theater.

"You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time."
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Old 2021-06-30, 21:47   #1744
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Rumsfeld's famous quote:

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tends to be the difficult ones"

It sounds like something from Abbot & Costello's "Who's on first"

What ever happened to those weapons of mass destruction, Donald?
Were they known unknowns or unknown unknowns?

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Old 2021-06-30, 22:21   #1745
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I´m afraid their non existence was a known known, but the show had to go on...
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Old 2021-06-30, 23:10   #1746
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What ever happened to those weapons of mass destruction, Donald?
Were they known unknowns or unknown unknowns?
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

-- Widely attributed to Mark Twain, though there is no evidence he ever said or wrote it. It is to be found in an encyclopedia of humor written by Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) in 1874.

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Old 2021-07-01, 03:29   #1747
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What ever happened to those weapons of mass destruction, Donald?
Were they known unknowns or unknown unknowns?
By some accounts they went to Syria. There were lots of Syrians killed with chemical /neurotoxin agents by the Syrian government. Photos of the trucking operation involved. Relative timing fits.

What I find interesting by its omission is the fourth quadrant of known/unknown; things we've known for so long we don't even realize it. Like a fish may know water all its life, but not know he knows, for lack of experience of not-water. Until he takes the bait and gets airborne.

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Old 2021-07-01, 08:20   #1748
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It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that is so, and it just ain't so.
FTFY
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Old 2021-07-01, 14:32   #1749
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What I find interesting by its omission is the fourth quadrant of known/unknown
unknown known = subconsciousness ?

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