UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:just got this in an email from pink poi.

makes you think...


> >Question 1:
> >If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8
> >kids already, three who were deaf, two who were
> >blind, one mentally retarded,
> >and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she
> >have an abortion?
> >
> >Read the next question before looking at the answer
> >for this one.
> >
> >Question 2:
> >It is time to elect a new world leader, and only
> >your vote counts.
> >Here are the facts about the three leading
> >candidates.
> >
> >Candidate A -
> >Associates with crooked politicians, and consults
> >with astrologists.
> >He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and
> >drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
> >
> >Candidate B -
> >He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until
> >noon, used opium in college
> >and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
> >
> >Candidate C -
> >He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian,
> >doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never
> >cheated on his wife.
> >
> >Which of these candidates would be your choice?
> >Decide first, no peeking,
> >then scroll down for the answer.
> >
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> >ANSWERS
> >
> >Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
> >
> >
> >
> >Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
> >
> >
> >
> >Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
> >
> >
> >And, by the way, the answer to the abortion
> >question: If you said yes, you just killed Beethoven.
> >
> >Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think
> >before judging someone.
> >
> >Never be afraid to try something new. Remember:
> >Amateurs built the ark.
> >Professionals built the Titanic
> >
> >Can you imagine working for a company that has a
> >little more than 500 employees and has the following
> >statistics:
> >
> >*29 have been accused of spousal abuse
> >* 7 have been arrested for fraud
> >* 19 have been accused of writing bad cheques
> >* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least
> >2 businesses
> >* 3 have done time for assault
> >* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
> >* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
> >* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
> >* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
> >* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the
> >last year
> >
> >Can you guess which organization this is?
> > > > > > > >> > > >
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> > > > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > > > >> > > > Give up yet?
> > > > > > > >> > > >
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> > > > > > > >> > > >
> > > > > > > >> > > > It's the 535 members of the United
> >States Congress. The same group of idiots that crank
> >out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep
> >the rest of us in line


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:This cycles around in email alot. I have received it about 9 times in the past 5 years, but it is always very interesting to read, and think about, even when you know the outcome.

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Chorin
member
Location: Dorking, Surrey
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2002
Total posts: 217
Posted:it certainly made me think! I actually chose candidate B for world leader, I actually forgot about the abortion bit but I would probably have advised for it, much to my shame.

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom -
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either!
You are slower than a herd of turtles stampedeing through peanut butter!

Oh yeah.... Don't tell the ants

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Glad you liked it UCOF!

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Magnus
member
Location: Bath, UK
Member Since: 5th Sep 2002
Total posts: 279
Posted:How much do you bet it's not all entirely true?

Magnus... pay it forward

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Magnus:
How much do you bet it's not all entirely true? The statistics at the end certainly aren't. And apparently the first bit is misleading at best:

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/twoquest.htm


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:I have always said;

~If you Judge, you will be judged in return.

I have also been known to go with;


~If you judge me you negate me!


~Fire Spirit


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:i didnt think Hitler was married either.

I'm sure he just had a mistress. And, if he didnt smoke, then why are there many photo's of him with cigars hanging out of his mouth?


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Woo!
Woo!

HCH No 2
Location: Chester, Cheshire.
Member Since: 18th Sep 2002
Total posts: 216
Posted:Note: I just spent 20 minutes writing a reply, only to lose my connection... Here I go again, and it should be worth reading*

I had an expierience this morning which made me think of this thread.

Whilst I am not a religious person (and find religion a little hard to swallow in all its forms) I was at church this morning for my flatmate, who was being confirmed into the Christian church.

Not having much of a role, or being particularly interested in the communion side of things, I took a seat at the back to observe. Having observed the seat, I sat on it.

About 10 minutes into the service, 8 blokes wandered in. All shaven headed, with tatoos (bad ones, swallow on neck, LOVE HATE on knuckles etc.) and the statutary single ear piercing.

My first reaction was "They must be here for the collection plate!". A thought which now shames me deeply.

One of the group came to the back and sat next to me. He looked mean, in a 'crimewatch' sort of way.

After 30 minutes or so, the service was dragging, and he started to chat to me. He had heard me chatting to my better half, and realised I was a Northern Monkey, he was from Liverpool. He had a Ringo Starr scouse accent, low and mellow, not sharp and piercing (like Cilla Black).

I asked him why he was in Southampton, and without a moments hesitation he told me he was on a rehab course, and had been on crack cocaine for 10 years. He had been clean for 46 days as of today.

He was a good bloke, he was trying hard to overcome something which had taken over his life, and he deserved my respect, and the respect of the rest of the congregation.

After that revelation I was appaled by what I had first thought about him. (Though by his own admition a couple of years previous and I could have been right!)

*Another affirmation of my non-belief came when we returned to the flat, with the new 'Christians' in tow. Although they had just taken vows to be more like Christ in their everyday lives, they were worse than judgemental. They refered to the group of rehab guys as 'The Drug Dealers' all afternoon and made jokes about them. Normally this would have washed over me, and I would have proably joined in, but having spoken to this bloke, and found such respect for him, I was appaled. It led to a bit of a row between me,my flatmate and her freinds and family, but hey!*

That's my story folks. Sorry about the rant.

Jim*


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:The problem with this is incomplete information. They neglected to mention that the non-smoking vegetarian war hero happens to have been jailed for 10 years. Or that he has written a book in which his dissociation with reality is readily apparent. Or the megalomania part...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Hitler was married. He married his mistress I think 2 days before he killed himself while they hid in his bunker during the invasion of berlin.

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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Lightning that is the point.

They could have put nelson mandella on that list and said how much time he spent in prison and dug up a couple of dirty facts about him and it would be the same thing.


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Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:I met the nicest guy at spinning last night. He was homeless, smelly, and getting occasional work as a male prostitute.

probably the best conversationalist i've met in a few months! i had a great time spinning with him, he showed me some awesome tricks on diabolo, i demonstrated how good i was at whacking myself with my staff....

we spent three hours talking, laughing, sharing, spinning, and in the end he even took me to see the hotdog van he's squatting in this week.

Dont judge a person by their past, their colour, their job, their clothes, their living situation....

just look at their heart


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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