Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin...hats off

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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I would like to give a salute to one of our Founding Father's Benjamin Franklin born this day in 1706...Happy Birthday!!! Hats off...


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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705[1]] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.




posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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Go fly a kite man. No one cares


By the age of 42, Ben Franklin was a wealthy, white property owner. Like some others of his social class at that time, Franklin had certain prejudices about people who were different from him, like the new German immigrants, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans. Read on, though, to learn how he changed his mind over the course of his long life.


He was a racist slave owner. Happy birthday prick.
edit on 17-1-2012 by Shadow Herder because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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truly..a great man!!! should be a national holiday in my view!!



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Benjamin Franklin has to be in the top 100 famous people of all time. I call Franklin "the maxim man". Clearly he was not only incredibly intelligent but also had more common sense than anyone I can think of.

The only invention I did not like of his was daylight savings time. Arghhh!

Here a few of his top one hundred maxims:

Hunger never saw bad bread.
* Benjamin Franklin

Fools make feasts and wise men eat ‘em.
* Benjamin Franklin

The poor have little, beggars none, the rich too much, enough not one.
* Benjamin Franklin

Distrust & caution are the parents of security.
* Benjamin Franklin

Whate’er’s begun in anger ends in shame.
* Benjamin Franklin

Fools multiply folly.
* Benjamin Franklin

Better slip with foot than tongue.
* Benjamin Franklin

Be neither silly, nor cunning, but wise.
* Benjamin Franklin

Would you persuade, speak of Interest, not of Reason.
* Benjamin Franklin

He that is rich need not live sparingly, and he that can live sparingly need not be rich.
* Benjamin Franklin

He that waits upon Fortune, is never sure of a Dinner.
* Benjamin Franklin

Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then shou’d they become acquainted.
* Benjamin Franklin

www.rightattitudes.com...





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