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Old 10-27-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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The death of common sense.

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London Times 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 sexual 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 aspirin to a student; but could not inf o rm parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the 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. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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"Common sense is not so common." - Voltaire
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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Common sense, the Tao, the Logos, truth. Synonyms for what is no longer prized or pursued.

Now there's a depressing thought for the day. Go now and be safe and of good cheer! But be sure to return again tomorrow for another in our series entitled Insights Into The Terminal Disease Which Is Humanity.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:51 PM   #5
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Don't even get me started. I am so pissed off at the utter stupidity of most of the human race today .... I could gladly kick most of their butts into the next county.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:59 PM   #6
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You forgot one

"The age of entitlement".

I am entitled to mercy, regardless of the harm I do.

I am entitled to live way beyond my means, regardless of whether I have the income to pay it back, because 'everyone else can'.

I am entitled to buy a house, car, etc, regardless of my income, or credit rating because 'everyone else does'.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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Don't even get me started. I am so pissed off at the utter stupidity of most of the human race today .... I could gladly kick most of their butts into the next county.

Why don't we be politically incorrect and non-green and send them to the sun?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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Why don't we be politically incorrect and non-green and send them to the sun?
You should be ashamed of yourself. They could be put to far more useful use.

Soylent green, anyone?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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So the Death Of Common Sense would look like politician, holding a variable rate mortgage?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #10
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You should be ashamed of yourself. They could be put to far more useful use.

Soylent green, anyone?


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Old 10-28-2008, 02:07 PM   #11
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As an aside, Harry Harrison's book Make Room!, Make Room! (the basis for the movie Soylent Green) is available for the Kindle ($0.95) and even for the Sony Readers ($5.69).
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #12
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Pah! I won't miss Mr Common Sense - he thought the earth was flat, it was at the centre of the universe, and human beings were the most important things on it.

What a maroon!
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:19 PM   #13
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Go re-read The Marching Morons by Cyril M. Kornbluth.

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:42 AM   #14
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Soylent green, anyone?
I hang my tail in shame. Can I have my Soylent green with hotsause?
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Hot, red or brown; or all three. Out of mustard I'm afraid.
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