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Old 01-10-2013, 02:48 PM
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Do You Know How to Catch Pigs?

I don't know that this is either particular side of the aisle, so my take is that it's more about freedom than it is all'a that party BS.
If it reads as political to the hall-monitors, by all means they should remove it.

An old one:

There was a chemistry professor that had some exchange
students in the class. While the class was in the lab, the Prof
noticed 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 where they 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 have also given up the
freedom that goes with making your own choices.

I don't think it was Uncle Remus . . but it strikes a chord, duzz'itt nott?
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Hmmm...the young exchange student knows so much about the workings of our government, I see a bright future for him in politics.

oh, and IBTL, just in case this thread goes downhill.

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:10 PM
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So? Guns or taxes? what are we talking about here?
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^^Pork bellies, farm subsidies and no medical coverage.
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'S'funny Glenn . . I see'itt'azz'ee knowz piggz (read: people).
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So? Guns or taxes? what are we talking about here?

And yeah... waiting for the political debates to ensue. Blah. Pigs. Next we'll get the frog and hot water story. Sounds like dinner. Somebody pass the salt?
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Nice JJ.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:52 AM
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As with all pigs (ne:bacon) it's about the "curing".
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I thought maybe a smartphone with a GEICO app would do the trick!

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Did you know pigs is as smart as dogs? It's true. I knew this guy in El Capitan who taught his pig to bark at strangers.
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