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Jan 17, 2008 10:29 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
Saw this on another forum and thought it was an excellent example.

"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 (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 government.

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 this 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 everyday 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, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you 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 to 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, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, free medical, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free Lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably want to disregard this or blow it off as conservative propaganda, but God help you when the gate slams shut!"

'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.' ........ Thomas Jefferson
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Jan 17, 2008 10:49 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
eveready90
eveready90eveready90Greenville, South Carolina USA2 Threads 15 Posts
So true.......
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Jan 17, 2008 10:50 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Dave...Have you ever thought about writing a book called, "How to win friends and influence people"?
laugh
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Jan 17, 2008 10:56 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
Indyfella: Dave...Have you ever thought about writing a book called, "How to win friends and influence people"?


I doubt that it would be a best seller. rolling on the floor laughing

Guess I'll slide back into the shadows now. sigh
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Jan 17, 2008 10:57 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
LOL...

I'm finding that anyone's opinion is as good as anyone else's.


And...I concur w/your article :)
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Jan 17, 2008 11:15 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
wave hi boyswave
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Jan 17, 2008 11:29 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
CuspofMagic
CuspofMagicCuspofMagiclight, South Australia Australia320 Threads 2 Polls 10,696 Posts
thumbs up Thanks DD

Yes I have looked at the same scenario for a while not only in the US.

Transparency of World governments perhaps - one day--- perhaps
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Jan 18, 2008 3:04 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
blue_eyed_blonde: hi boys


Hey girl. wave


Thanks Cusp. Sometimes we forget that the US isn't the only country facing certain challenges.
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Jan 19, 2008 6:44 AM CST How to catch wild pigs
dazzling_dave: Saw this on another forum and thought it was an excellent example.

"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 (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 government.

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 this 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 everyday 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, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you 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 to 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, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, free medical, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free Lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably want to disregard this or blow it off as conservative propaganda, but God help you when the gate slams shut!"

'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.' ........ Thomas Jefferson


And the Pigs are just too Dumb to realize.
wave doh
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Jan 19, 2008 7:09 AM CST How to catch wild pigs
arabella
arabellaarabellaNear Farmington, Maine USA110 Threads 2 Polls 7,814 Posts
dazzling_dave: I doubt that it would be a best seller.

Guess I'll slide back into the shadows now.


hug
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Jan 19, 2008 7:11 AM CST How to catch wild pigs
The_Kansan
The_KansanThe_KansanKnoxville, Tennessee USA476 Threads 1 Polls 4,695 Posts
thumbs up
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Jan 19, 2008 8:22 AM CST How to catch wild pigs
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
Conrad73: And the Pigs are just too Dumb to realize.


Pretty sad isn't it Conrad. Is it that they don't see, or that they don't care?

Thanks for the hug Joanie.

Good morning Don.
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Jan 19, 2008 9:37 AM CST How to catch wild pigs
The_Kansan
The_KansanThe_KansanKnoxville, Tennessee USA476 Threads 1 Polls 4,695 Posts
In response to: Good morning Don.


Good morning Dave. This reminded me of something else, but it took me a bit to find it. Enjoy:


Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year old boy charged with s*xual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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Jan 19, 2008 9:43 AM CST How to catch wild pigs
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
Sad but oh so true. Thanks Don. thumbs up
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Jan 19, 2008 12:01 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
The_Kansan: Good morning Dave. This reminded me of something else, but it took me a bit to find it. Enjoy:Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year old boy charged with s*xual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.



You summed up the American condition~ crying
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Jan 19, 2008 12:10 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
LivinLife57
LivinLife57LivinLife57Pinetop, Arizona USA1 Threads 13 Posts
That was marvelous! Awesome!
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Jan 19, 2008 5:10 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
st712
st712st712Cheshire, UK191 Posts
I just go down my local walmart.............
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Jan 22, 2008 1:16 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
dazzling_dave: Saw this on another forum and thought it was an excellent example.

"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 (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 government.

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 this 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 everyday 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, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you 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 to 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, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, free medical, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free Lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably want to disregard this or blow it off as conservative propaganda, but God help you when the gate slams shut!"

'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.' ........ Thomas Jefferson


So American!!! The idea that the American Government....any American Government is pushing you towards Communism is hilarious.

Some kind of sharing of the burden is the basis of all societies....you don't seem to believe in society. The individual is everything! blues
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Jan 22, 2008 1:19 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
girlnextdormouse
girlnextdormousegirlnextdormouseMarietta, Ohio USA40 Threads 1 Polls 737 Posts
xenos: Walmart? and you live in Cheshire, UK?? Infact many of your posts indicate you are an American living in America!


Glad to see someone called him on this. I had noticed the same trend.
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Jan 22, 2008 1:20 PM CST How to catch wild pigs
Oslojente
OslojenteOslojenteOlso, Oslo Norway202 Threads 1 Polls 6,962 Posts
Fallingman: So American!!! The idea that the American Government....any American Government is pushing you towards Communism is hilarious.

Some kind of sharing of the burden is the basis of all societies....you don't seem to believe in society. The individual is everything!



thumbs up Well said!!
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