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06-24-2010 07:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 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
All of these 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 screen or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform 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. Then there was the man who failed to realize a table saw blade spinning at 3500 rpms could cut his hand off, the jury promptly awarded him a huge settlement against the table saw manufacture. The manufacture should have know the saw could injure someone and stopped them from using it.

Common Sense was preceded in death by:
-His parents, Truth and Trust,
-By his wife, Discretion;
-By his daughter, Responsibility;
-And by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
-I Know My Rights
-I Want It Now
-I Exist Therefore I Deserve
-Someone Else Is To Blame
-I’m A Victim

However, 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.

—Author Unknown

-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 07:15 PM



-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 07:22 PM

Sad, but true. Baby Boomers got a raw deal when society changed the rules. So did the world and what it will become.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 07:40 PM

I can relate to that. Actually, I could really rant about it.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 07:44 PM

We are all partly to blame for the fatal affliction that led to the demise of our good friend CS. He first got sick back when began letting lawyers, especially government lawyers, make our decisions for us. His condition worsened as more and more we elected lawyers to make our laws. Eventually they got to a place where they didn’t even bother to get our opinion, and CS just couldn’t hold out any longer. His condition declined rapidly about two years ago, and he was comatose until his eventual but inevitable death.

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 09:53 PM

There was a news bit today about now expanding hate crimes to include thinking bad about someone.

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 10:15 PM

Like being immediately called anti semetic when you are even slightly critcal of Israeli policy in the middle east.Even if your jewish yourself.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 10:33 PM

A friend of mine at work told me a sad tale today …... His son of 7 was taken out of school because he had mad a racial remark. In his home life, he is made to clean up after himself and if he asks someone to do it for him the remark I’M NOT YOUR SLAVE is said as to getting him to do it himself well he made the mistake in class to say this to a coloured lad who would not clean up after himself and was instantly branded a RACIST at 7 years old he was taken to the head of the school and was told in front of his parents that he was no longer welcome at the school they are now having to look elsewhere for his education


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 10:52 PM

How true it is !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 11:03 PM

That’s just crazy we have so many muslims in Britain now we can no longer have the lords prayer in assembly first thing each morning, no Christmas service, et,c etc ,Now they want their own schools. this is a sad decline as far as I can see.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 11:03 PM

Hear, Hear! Fortunately His spirit lives on in my shop and in my personal life. It was because of his death that I decided six years ago to come and live a simple life out here on the farm. Away from the mad world. I hate his 5 stepbrothers.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 06-25-2010 01:07 AM

pommy: That is really sad. I think the school should research slavery a bit because it really has nothing to do with race.

After I received the ‘Obituary’ this morning I reflected a bit on my childhood and realized that I would never survive grade school or junior high today. But for all of the antics I participated in there was one thing certain I knew if I got caught I would get a paddling (or detention / suspension) and then I could count on getting another one by my father when I got home.

-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.

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#12 posted 06-25-2010 01:39 AM

You might notice that this seems to have been a mildly cloaked rant against the true culprit; our hideous legal system ( and I made a point to NOT say “justice” system). Imagine our forefathers turning over in their graves at what their dreams have turned into. I could rant on this for a long time, but it only angers me. The wise ones say to “be like you want the world to be”; well, I do try, but it seems I’m the rarity. And yeah, I do live in the woods to avoid the mess of the city life I no longer want to be involved with.

They say Jesus rose again after 3 days, maybe our friend Common Sense can do the same if we teach our kids some of it’s teachings.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 04:00 AM

Just to let you know that some bureaucrats think outside the box… we use yellow tape instead of red. 8^)

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#14 posted 06-25-2010 07:07 AM

in 2 days I am going to bury a whole lot of common sense. 294 pounds of it.

in two days I am going to bury my brother.

To think common sense is dead and going to die with him or me or you? foolishness.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 06-25-2010 07:36 AM

Common what ?

-- Custom furniture

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