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Molon Labe
iOwnTheWorld ^ | 1-15-2013 | BigFurHat

Posted on 01/15/2013 5:42:44 PM PST by smoothsailing

January 15, 2013

Molon Labe

BigFurHat


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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; comeandtakeit; guncontrol; lol; molonlabe; secondamendment
Not Latin, Greek, Ancient Sparta.
1 posted on 01/15/2013 5:42:46 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Well, done, someone!

Hey - it appears to me that the handgun on that fellow's hip holds more than seven rounds.
Better not travel to New York!

2 posted on 01/15/2013 5:46:57 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: smoothsailing

μολὼν λαβέ


3 posted on 01/15/2013 5:47:20 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: smoothsailing

How did someone get that close to the limo? Secret Service asleep on the job?


4 posted on 01/15/2013 5:47:27 PM PST by mnehring
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To: smoothsailing

Not that I don’t think it’s awesome....but can you say “provocation”? I knew you could.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 5:49:34 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: mnehring
How did someone get that close to the limo? Secret Service asleep on the job?

I imagine the drug-addled communist was not in the limo at the time.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 5:50:30 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: mnehring

We hope.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 5:50:59 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: mnehring

Heck, one of the SS probably put the sticker on the limo.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 5:55:43 PM PST by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: wastoute

9 posted on 01/15/2013 5:56:02 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; DarthVader

Good one!

Darth Vader,

Pinging you to this one!


10 posted on 01/15/2013 5:57:45 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: smoothsailing
You seem knowledgable so, I'd like to ask you how to pronounce Molone Labe phonetically. Is it “mowlawn lobby” ? Or closer to the spelling “ma-lone la-bay” ?

Thanks.

KC

11 posted on 01/15/2013 6:00:02 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: mnehring
How did someone get that close to the limo? Secret Service asleep on the job?

They were down in Cartagena blowing off steam.

12 posted on 01/15/2013 6:00:18 PM PST by EternalVigilance (It's amazing how expensive "free" can be.)
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To: KittenClaws

I believe it’s mowlawn lah bay”

But I might be wrong.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 6:04:38 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: smoothsailing

Hats off to whoever did that!


14 posted on 01/15/2013 6:05:18 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Norm Lenhart

According to wikipedia it is mow lawn la ve... The b is more like a v?


15 posted on 01/15/2013 6:10:02 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Thanks. As for the OP...LOL.

I wish I had that kind of. Nerve.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 6:11:14 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws
I think phoneticly it's...

Mo Lon La Vay

But what do I know, it's all Greek to me :o)
17 posted on 01/15/2013 6:12:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Pollster1; mnehring
How did someone get that close to the limo? Secret Service asleep on the job?

I imagine the drug-addled communist was not in the limo at the time.

I don't think so, given the fact that it's probably not a good idea to leave these types of vehicles unsecured where anyone could tamper with them.

Of course given the recent history of the SS bumping bellies and getting drunk with skanks in foreign countries...who knows.

18 posted on 01/15/2013 6:12:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: smoothsailing

“Investigating officers confirmed that there are approximately 300 million suspects...”


19 posted on 01/15/2013 6:13:49 PM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: Pollster1

The SS were probably going out for Ho-Hos while the Zero was going out for Ding Dongs.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 6:15:26 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL.

I love the words, especially in Greek, which is my ancestry . I feel I’ll have the chance to voice the sentiment, but would like to get it right, and think it right. If you know what I mean.

So, it is Mo Lon (mowlawn) but could be laVay or laBay. I kind of like La Vay.

Thanks to you!


21 posted on 01/15/2013 6:18:55 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: smoothsailing

At the Battle of Thermopylae, Xerxes I of Persia, with 600,000 men, met King Leonidas I of Sparta, with only 300 men. Leonidas had predicted the outcome of the battle, and so he chose only men with sons old enough to take over their family duties. Xerxes promised to spare the lives of the 300 Spartans if they would only lay down their weapons. The Spartans refused, shouting “Molon Labe” (”Come and Get Them”), and held the narrow mountain pass of Thermopylae for days. All the Spartans were eventually killed, but they inflicted such damage to the Persian army (20,000-40,000 dead) that Xerxes was unable to utterly conquer the Greek Peninsula. This act of heroism did nothing less than save Western civilization. The world that you know is due in no small part to those brave men who gave their lives 2,500 years ago. Today there lies a plaque at the site of the battle. It reads: “Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here, by Spartan law, we lie.” John Ruskin called this epitaph the noblest words ever uttered by man. The story of Thermopylae is very similar to the Alamo. Travis, Crockett, and Bowie considered their lives less important than the freedom of their people. As Otto Scott said, “Ours are the same tests and crises that our fathers and forefathers encountered.” Our people face the threat of extinction today, and unless we count our lives as less important than the lives of our children, our people will perish. Sic Semper Tyrannis.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 6:22:29 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: ThunderSleeps

I should have thought about wiki !


23 posted on 01/15/2013 6:22:29 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: smoothsailing

Setup for the upcoming theme in this battle. 2A supporters will equal violent secessionist, and we need gun control to stop them.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 6:23:44 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: smoothsailing
Anonymous Responds To Obama Executive Order Threat For Gun Control
25 posted on 01/15/2013 6:23:44 PM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: KittenClaws

Check this...

http://www.molonlabe.com/MLstory.html

It has it as: Mo Lone Lah Veh


26 posted on 01/15/2013 6:27:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Wow! 300.

I knew there was a reason I was drawn to those two seemingly simple words. They felt like a battle cry, and they Were!

Thanks for that uplifting link.


27 posted on 01/15/2013 6:32:18 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: smoothsailing

28 posted on 01/15/2013 6:32:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: WildHighlander57

Not Darth Vader. See post 22


29 posted on 01/15/2013 6:34:00 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: JoeProBono

Excellent graphic.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 6:37:16 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: hope

Thanks for linking that. It’s certainly thought provoking.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 6:39:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

You’re welcome! I found every bit of that video intriguing.


32 posted on 01/15/2013 7:11:57 PM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: grobdriver
Hey - it appears to me that the handgun on that fellow's hip holds more than seven rounds.

And he is wearing the latest in low-profile bulletproof vest-wear.

33 posted on 01/15/2013 7:21:17 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: mnehring

Looks photoshopped.


34 posted on 01/15/2013 7:57:48 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: smoothsailing

An interesting twist on “Wolverines!”


35 posted on 01/15/2013 8:29:28 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Thank you for that post. Not for my edification, but for history.

By the way, I parse the term more as “come and get them,” as in ‘get’ or ‘receive,’ rather that “come and take them.”

Anyhow, I am wise only that I know that I do not know.


36 posted on 01/15/2013 8:38:41 PM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: smoothsailing; KittenClaws

Mentioned ‘Molon Labe’ to our town’s Greek cafe owner this past Sat. (She and husband successfully own/run 2 cafes in the county).

She said ‘Lah Veh.’
She didn’t believe me when I tried to tell her when ‘Molon Labe’ is written here, we spell it (Labe) with a ‘b.’
She said ‘no, a ‘v.’

I just couldn’t make myself understood with the ‘b’ spelling. Or maybe she was just correcting me. But I have no control over how we spell it here!

I haven’t seen ‘Molon Labe’ outside of Free Republic, so neither has she.
She thought I was talking about past Greek history, and totally understood when I said the phrase is currently being used over gun owner-ship.

Well, there will be another day - she and husband are hard workers, successful, and STAUNCH conservatives - !
And I will tell her about Free Republic!


37 posted on 01/15/2013 8:56:06 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide

Google images - Molon Labe and you will see massive amounts of stuff. I particularly like the hoodie with the Spartan helmet.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 11:56:36 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

‘________see massive amounts of stuff.’

I was just on ‘Cafe Press’ and saw plenty of ‘Molon Labe’ shirts and other items.
Could be wrong, but think there’s been ‘Molon Labe’ shirts available for quite awhile.
Altho I know merchandise can crop up overnight.


39 posted on 01/16/2013 2:46:34 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide

I think before long we’ll be seeing it everywhere.


40 posted on 01/16/2013 2:56:37 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: USARightSide; KittenClaws
Thanks for sharing the story of the Greek cafe owner and for confirming 'Lah Veh'


41 posted on 01/16/2013 5:04:52 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: hope

That was kinda frightening.


42 posted on 01/16/2013 5:24:36 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: RandallFlagg

Indeed, it was! Frightening in the sense that some wierdo, anarchist group who supports the occupiers, essentially telling us our President is a dictator and how our Contitution allows his removal in a step by step order!


43 posted on 01/16/2013 8:12:05 AM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: USARightSide
Thank you so much! And send regards to your Greek friends from me.

I was adopted by my fathers brother and his wife, who divorced soon afterwords. She got us kids (long story) I was separated from my moms side of family for 30 plus years (another long story)

I found out fairly recently that I am 1/2 Greek, two generations removed from the “Old Country” I have been fascinated ever since.

After meeting my blood relatives, I was also enlightened about heredity vs environment.

Back to the OP, I feel pretty ignorant, because Molone Labe sounded French to me, I'm amused that it was actually Greek (to me) LOL!

44 posted on 01/16/2013 4:27:01 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: nolongerademocrat

‘_________seeing it everywhere.’

Can only think to say: ‘You betcha . . ‘
Echoing someone we’re fond of in this household.


45 posted on 01/17/2013 12:34:25 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: KittenClaws

I will bring your regards next time I’m at the breakfast cafe. Guess my fav there - and order it every time??!
Ready - ? The Greek Omelet! Feta cheese and all. And I add sausage. . .

There’s a yearly summer Greek Festival week-end nearby, here in Ventura County, and we often go to it.

Sounds like you survived all that growing up ‘drama,’ but we have to - yes??!

Molon Labe also sounds French to me!
I’ve lived all these years and never heard it before - so please don’t feel ignorant!
How much are we expected to know??

Sometimes non-English words/phrases sure hit the mark better than a string of English (words)


46 posted on 01/17/2013 12:53:50 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: mnehring
How did someone get that close to the limo? Secret Service asleep on the job?

The person who stuck it there is probably in a cold, damp cell at Gitmo, never to be seen or heard from again.

47 posted on 01/17/2013 1:09:24 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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