Thursday, September 27, 2007

There's no such thing as a free lunch


There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that


had some Exchange students in the class.


One day while the class was in the lab the Prof


noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept


rubbing his back And stretching as if his back hurt.


The professor asked the young man what was the


matter. The student told him he had a bullet


lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting


communists in his native country who were trying to


overthrow his country's government and install a new


communist government.


In the midst of his story he looked at the professor


and asked a strange question. He asked,


'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'


The professor thought it was a joke and asked for


the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.


'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place


in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The


pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free


corn.


When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence


down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get


used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another


side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You


continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in


The last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come


through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole


herd.


Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom.


They run around and around inside the fence,


but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the


free corn. They are so used to it that they have


forgotten how To forage in the woods for themselves, so


they accept their captivity


The young man then told the professor that is


exactly what he sees happening to America.


The government keeps pushing us toward


Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free


corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental


income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy


subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare,


medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a


little at a time.


One should always remember 'There is no such thing


as a free Lunch!'


Also, 'You can never hire someone to provide a service


for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.


 


Both the last entry and this one was sent to me by my great aunt! :o)


 


 


4 comments:

kamdghwmw said...

That is very true.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

rdautumnsage said...

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my78novata said...

eye opening

queeniemart said...

if anyone ever wants to help me and my family to be able to afford medical care, meds and hospital and doctor bills, i will take it and feel no shame. I have worked my entire life and pay out my ass for medical insurance and no one in my home can afford to even go to the doctor.
love,lisa