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Destiny
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"chance (chns)
n.
1.
a. The unknown and unpredictable element in happenings that seems to have no assignable cause.
b. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck: Chance will determine the outcome.
2. The likelihood of something happening; possibility or probability. Often used in the plural: Chances are good that you will win. Is there any chance of rain?
3. An accidental or unpredictable event.
4. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity: a chance to escape.
5. A risk or hazard; a gamble: took a chance that the ice would hold me.
6. Games A raffle or lottery ticket.
7. Baseball An opportunity to make a putout or an assist that counts as an error if unsuccessful.
adj.
Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual: a chance encounter; a chance result.
v. chanced, chanc·ing, chanc·es
v.intr.
To come about by chance; occur: It chanced that the train was late that day.
v.tr.
To take the risk or hazard of: not willing to chance it.
Phrasal Verb:
chance on/upon
To find or meet accidentally; happen upon: While in Paris we chanced on two old friends.
Idioms:
by chance
1. Without plan; accidentally: They met by chance on a plane.
2. Possibly; perchance: Is he, by chance, her brother?
on the off chance
In the slight hope or possibility."

http://www.thefreedictionary.com

I've had a very lucky life, I'm the first to admit, but I don't know about taking my chances with chance - I'd rather make an informed decision than chance a throw of the dice in just about every field of endeavour. Chance has never appealed to me - Chance has always seemed a foolish way to go. Chance has always seemed the dumbest choice. Chance has always led to trouble and chance is just plain dumb - ignorant even.

No - I won't be taking chance - I'll stick to using the grey matter.
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You sir are a racist.
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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Wow, wrong on two counts!
(Yeah, I know it was supposed to be funny!)
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
abc
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What did he say?
It's not always black and white you know.
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Black & White? That sounds a might bit racist!
("like a television" isn't an option anymore)
You know why don't act naive.
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On 2011-05-03 09:53, ed rhodes wrote:
Wow, wrong on two counts!
(Yeah, I know it was supposed to be funny!)


That had racist undertones.
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On 2011-05-03 10:01, abc wrote:
What did he say?
It's not always black and white you know.


Some of my favorite TV shows are black and white. (you racist)
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Great post destiny. I'll have to agree, believing in Chance is a stupid thing to do. Chance is probably always the dumbest choice!
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Please use the term "monochrome" when referring to old television technology. We don't want to offend anyone.
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I'll take preparadness over chance any day.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
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Hey, don't treat Destiny in such a niggardly mann--DOH!

I mean, he worked like a slave on this post--DOH!

I mean, it's mighty white of him to--DOH!

That is, you shouldn't take such a dark view--DOH!

Wow, I haven't stumbled like this in a coon's age--DOH!!!!
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
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I don't believe in chance, I use loaded dice.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
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On 2011-05-03 11:19, critter wrote:
I'll take preparadness over chance any day.


Dang it. Preparedness.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
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Did someone say googlefight?
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
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When do we open our comedy club?
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On 2011-05-04 00:50, Destiny wrote:
When do we open our comedy club?


As soon as someone can arrange the chairs in a circle. Smile
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbud8rLejLM


OK, maybe it was only wrong on one count.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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