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    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 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 realise 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,
    -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
    - Someone Else Is To Blame
    - I'm A Victim
    - Pay me for Doing Nothing


    Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

    If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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    I thought we lost common sense long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silencer13 View Post
    I thought we lost common sense long time ago.
    We've gained uncommon sense instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    We've gained uncommon sense instead.
    it's always faster to ask questions in a forum than call up the shop directly

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    I think part of the problem is that the gahmen act like big brother and being too protective. That leaves the citizen too soft and lazy to protect themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    I think part of the problem is that the gahmen act like big brother and being too protective. That leaves the citizen too soft and lazy to protect themselves
    i see that happening too often. i happen to also work with foreigners, as well as locals.

    during a seminar we organized for all the workers, the locals dozed off, claiming they know everything. they were not appreciative and called it a waste of time.

    the foreigners were attentive and even though it was kinda boring, they listened and asked a lot of questions.

    when questioned later, the locals didn't know anything in actuality.

    on the other hand, though the foreigners knew the topics beforehand, they appreciated the reminders and the whole seminar on the whole.

    speaks a lot eh? by the way, the foreigners were from 3rd world countries.
    Last edited by kei1309; 27th June 2012 at 10:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    I think part of the problem is that the gahmen act like big brother and being too protective. That leaves the citizen too soft and lazy to protect themselves
    I feel for those citizens who are soft and cannot protect themselves, which I hope is not that many.

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