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10-09-2013 11:32 PM

Psychology 101 -
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result… all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away.Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the living daylights out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment…... with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!


This, my friends, is how Congress operates… and this is why, from time to time:

ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.



-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 11:35 PM


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#2 posted 10-09-2013 11:51 PM

sounds like a good plan to me , but whos going to bring the bananas

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 11:53 PM

all the govt. has to do
is buy all the golf courses

it will never shut down again !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-10-2013 12:16 AM

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 10-10-2013 12:29 AM

I’ll go one up, replace all the monkeys with intelligent caring people.

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#6 posted 10-10-2013 12:52 AM

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 10-10-2013 12:56 AM

We have the same problem Down Under. Always some sort of ‘monkey business’

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 10-10-2013 06:03 AM

Term Limits…...................

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#9 posted 10-10-2013 07:03 AM

F’n monkey business

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#10 posted 10-10-2013 01:05 PM

Amen redryder!

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#11 posted 10-10-2013 01:17 PM

Good stuff, thanks for sharing

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#12 posted 10-10-2013 03:23 PM

You got it right redryder, and the sooner the better.

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#13 posted 10-10-2013 03:38 PM

So far everyone agrees. So how will all of congress get replaced?

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#14 posted 10-10-2013 03:39 PM

So True!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#15 posted 10-10-2013 03:45 PM

Impeach them !!!!

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