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Old 02-10-2012, 01:14 PM
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Default Dead Horse Theory

For anyone who doesn't understand why government "solutions" only makes bad situations worse, this will give you the picture.


Dead Horse Theory: The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in government, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:


1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And, of course...

13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

(sadly, this would probably be much funnier if it weren't so darn true







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Good one, sisterlura, I need laughter.

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Default Free Elks and Buffalo!

Hello,

The following is 'roughly' from Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book, 1971; my fifth copy of the book has disappeared, but elks and buffalos would make great birthday presents, the person would be so surprised:

"Every year the National Park Service gives away surplus elks in order to keep the herds under its jurisdiction from out growing the amount of available land for grazing. Write to: Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone, Wyoming 83020. You must be prepared to pay the freight charges for shipping the animal and guarantee that you can provide enough grazing land to keep the big fellow happy.

Under the same arrangement the government will send you a Free Buffalo. Write to: Office of Information, Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C. 20420. So many people have written them recently demanding their Free Buffalo, that they called a press conference to publicly attack the Yippies for creating chaos in the government. (Yeah, the government really needs our help to create chaos.) Demand your Free Buffalo."

Abbie Hoffman: http://www.tenant.net/Community/steal/steal.html

And guess what else happened in 1971? It was the Watergate Era, with Richard Nixon at the helm of the US! Hahaha, boy, do I feel old now.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER LURA, DO YOU WANT AN ELK OR A BUFFALO?

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Di

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