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Offline Pat Pending

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Food for thought
« on: 07 March, 2012, 04:38:39 PM »
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail..... (substitute grades for dollars
and it is readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
 
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied less. The second test average was a D!
No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
 
Could not be any simpler than that.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I. :idea:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Beer in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up,  totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a  ride!!"

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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #1 on: 07 March, 2012, 05:17:12 PM »
And where does the altruism of the NoToMob and others fit into this scenario exactly?

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al·tru·ism (altrooizem)
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1. Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #2 on: 07 March, 2012, 06:08:12 PM »
wow... brilliant Pat  :aplude: :aplude: :aplude:  :D

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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #3 on: 07 March, 2012, 06:19:20 PM »
I just passed it on I am not deep enough to have had this original thought. Its very good though.  8)
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #4 on: 07 March, 2012, 10:26:56 PM »
Gordon Gecko was right then.

Greed IS good.

That makes me feel much better.

Now I can forgive all the bankers who worked sooooooooo hard to drop us all in the shit.

I will sleep far better tonight thanks to this revelation. :bashy: :bashy: :bashy:
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #5 on: 07 March, 2012, 11:07:41 PM »
With alturism you expect no reward to start with, just the satisfaction of seeing wrongs righted. That I think is the starting point for the NoToMob. Which is why it works. No reward  :aplude: :aplude: :aplude:
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Re: Food for thought
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #7 on: 08 March, 2012, 01:05:18 AM »
With alturism you expect no reward to start with, just the satisfaction of seeing wrongs righted. That I think is the starting point for the NoToMob. Which is why it works. No reward  :aplude: :aplude: :aplude:


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