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    Free Corn

    I received this the other day and thought it was pretty good.
    Didn't snoop it...


    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, 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 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 p rofessor
    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 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, 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, and pork barrel projects 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 think the free ride is
    essential to your way of life, then you will
    probably delete this email. But God help you when
    the gate slams shut!

    The only thing I can add to this is a question for
    you......Which candidates out there are most anxious
    to spread around the free corn, and what might their
    motives be? Think about it.

    Answer: ALL OF THEM!
    Life is too short, Behappy!
    TFMM

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    uummm, corn....
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Sir that is a great story, I heard it a long time ago and had almost forgotten it until reading it here....but if you think free handouts is the determining factor as to whether a leader is a liberty robbing communist or not, I strongly beg to differ. They come in many shapes forms and sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by air2spare View Post
    a leader is a liberty robbing communist or not, I strongly beg to differ. They come in many shapes forms and sizes
    Some just want to throw corn out at a faster rate!

    Which one.... Your pick.

    Speaking of corn... Just had a conversation about "corn" fuel.
    Seems the auto's that can burn it today gets LESS gpm's..
    Seems we are headed in the right direction....
    Tip: Buy stock in CON-AG Good money said that your politicians did.
    Life is too short, Behappy!
    TFMM

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    Aint it the truth!!
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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