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Catching pigs



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 professor 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


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


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


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


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: There is no such

thing as a free

lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service

for you

cheaper than you can do it yourself.

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 delete this email.

But, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

Quote for today:

"The problems we face today are there because the

people who work for a living

are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living."


by Snapper January 2, 2013 10:55 AM

*sends Snapper the bill for carpal tunnel surgery*
by Gaping Spider January 2, 2013 11:17 AM


So they come out of college propagandized, hopelessly in debt and with a brain wired via computer. The real tragedy is the the education is watered down.

We have a lot of work to do.
by lil_oh_me January 2, 2013 11:47 AM

Snapper, can you teach Cspatmon how to use the enter button?

by splugy's ghost January 2, 2013 12:10 PM

Socialist or not, I'm the next twenty minutes or twenty years, I made money while youjacked yourself posting that drivel.
by turdly January 2, 2013 3:11 PM


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