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Old 06-19-2011, 12:29 PM
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There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some
exchange
students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the Prof
noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back
and
stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told
him he had a bullet lodged in his back.

He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who
were
trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new
communist
regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a
strange
question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?" The professor
thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said
that it was no joke.

"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and
putting
corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat
the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence
down
one side of the place where they are used to coming.

When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and
you
put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to
eat
again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with
a
gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start

to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the
gate
on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost
their
freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are
caught.
Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that
they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they
accept
their captivity."

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
happening in America. The government keeps pushing us toward
Communism/Socialism
and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as
supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions,
tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP),
welfare,
medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms, just a
little at a time.

One should always remember two truths:


1. There is no such thing as a free lunch; someone is paying for it.

2.. And when you begin to think that having your government provide for
you and make your decisions is ok, realize that you've also given up
the
freedom that goes with making your own choices.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:46 PM
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Well said!_JR
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:44 PM
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Joseph. Great story and so right. Would it be Ok to copy this post and send it to a few people I know ? thanks, chickenscratcher
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:42 AM
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Joseph. Great story and so right. Would it be Ok to copy this post and send it to a few people I know ? thanks, chickenscratcher
Please do,It was sent to me and I posted it here for others to read and hopefully pass on.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:51 PM
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Joseph: so right thats what is happening in Europe now they are broke
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:25 PM
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I think welfare is a catch all argument from the right that blames all the countries woes on the poor. Our countries money problems are the result of our social security money having been borrowed against to spend on military expenditures over the last fifty years fighting wars that were not truly in our national interest but in the interest of the military industrial complex, the real villain of our time. Dwight Eisenhower warned against this in the 50's and he couldn't have been more right on. Hegemony comes at price and were paying it now. That is where the blame belongs. Feeding the poor is a drop in the bucket and it only takes a real study of our budget to see it. As far as I can tell most of the social benefits go to poor families with children. Albeit the parents may be slackers all children deserve a chance to be fed and provided for medically. I'd like to know who of you here are really ready to look a hungry little kid in the eye and say, "Tough luck kid, you were born poor and can starve for the shortcomings of your parents."?
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Don't want to get off into politics - there are plenty of other forums for that - but the real problem isn't the money that gets to the poor, it's all the 'overhead' between our pocket and theirs.
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Thats very well put together.
Thats facts.
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