Talk:Ted Turner

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I came up with the idea at least 20 years ago that we needed more women in politics, and take a different turn. And I suggested that men be barred from political office. They can do everything else – presidents of universities, business leaders – but they just couldn’t serve in any elected position for a hundred years.


I don't think Jesus Christ said anything resembling "quitters never win." Anyone feel like backing that up, or taking it down? --Spesek 19:08, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are very provocative in your ideas. Quitters are those that are not contributing due to apathy, or just riding the tide/gravy train OR those that don't meet societies standards for reasons known only to them. Winning an interesting concept: gaining valuable experience creating foundation within not affected by status, salary, public approval. Winning leads to wealth of some type. It's an adrenaline kick. It's ego. Jesus Christ, respectively in my opinion, actually promoted shaking up the status quo. Not this herd mentality you see now. Forget public opinion and do what calls you on some level, be bold, hang out with those the "Church" would never accept, but claim to: with a smile. He liked rebels. He himself was a rebel in his day. I truly don't think he would approve of so many following a person or groups interpretation of what is right or wrong. He wants us to think out of the box. That takes Ego, which is supposed to be bad, that's a pile of crap. A person must have ego to get out of bed in the morning, otherwise who cares? It takes ego to stand against the tide and promote what they feel is imperative to our society as well as helping others by empowering them, not the welfare roll. Quitters riding the tide never win anything, they take up space. Quitters who want so badly to be active for a cause but are not able will always win. They are expanding their intellectual capacity probably even more by deep thought that is urgent knowing they can't really do anything. Thoughts are energy, that would be so much positive energy, even if the person could not act. True Quitters never win anything, they pull the rest of us down with fear and negativity. His actions spoke what he didn't say. He is a terrific example to follow, but that would not be classified as Christianity in this day and age. Jerry Falwell is an abomination to anything related to Jesus Christ with nothing but hatred for anyone that was different. He had no guts or backbone for anything except hatred, showing blatantly his desperate hunger for power. He lacked severely in vision. I am going to a mental health gala on October 17, 300 bucks, my treat, haven't found anyone yet with the guts to join me. Can YOU back that up???? You are a character, one that I enjoy tremendously.


Eligible for quote?[edit]

Is "We won't be signing off until the world ends. We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event... and when the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' before we sign off." (upon the launch of CNN.) eligible for being quoted here?