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Neezar
07-16-2009, 04:24 PM
An email I rec'd




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> Catching Wild Pigs
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> A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in
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> the class. One day while the class was
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> in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who
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> kept rubbing his back, and stretching
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> as if his back hurt.
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>
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> The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student
> told
> him he had a bullet lodged in his
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> back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country
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> who were trying to overthrow his
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> country's government and install a new communist government.
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>
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> In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a
> strange
> question. He asked, 'Do you know how
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> to catch wild pigs?'
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> The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The
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> young man said this was no joke. 'You
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> catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting
> corn
> on the ground. The pigs find it and
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> begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to
> coming
> every day, you put a fence down
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> one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get
> used
> to the fence, they begin to eat the
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> corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to
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> that and start to eat again. You continue
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> until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in The last
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> side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn,
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> start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and
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> catch the whole herd.
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>
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> Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and
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> around inside the fence, but they are caught.
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> Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that
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> they have forgotten how to forage in the
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> woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.
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> The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
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> happening to America . The government keeps
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> pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in
> the
> form of programs such as supplemental
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> income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy
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> subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP),
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> welfare, medicine, drugs, etc.. While we continually lose our freedoms
> --
> just a little at a time.
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> One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch!
> Also,
> a politician will never provide a service
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> for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
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>
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> Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a
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> problem confronting the future of democracy in
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> America , you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think
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> the free ride is essential to your way of life
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> then you will probably delete this email, but God help you when the
> gate
> slams shut!
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>
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> Keep your eyes on the newly elected
> politicians
> who are about to slam the gate on America ..
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> " A government big enough to give you
> everything
> you want, is big enough to take away everything you have "
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>
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> Thomas Jefferson

NateR
07-16-2009, 09:42 PM
I've read this before and it's always been an excellent illustration of the dangers of socialism. I was actually just thinking about this the other night, so thanks for posting it.:cool: