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Old 10-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #15
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the tribal wisdom of the lakota sioux, passed on from generation to generation, says that,
"when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

however, in government, education, and in corporate america, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse..
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horses performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance. 11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

really enjoyed this, boy you hit the nail on the head...
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Sounds like a political post that needs to be deleted to me! Or did you want to hear what I have to say?
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:14 PM   #17
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5440 or Fight!

Again!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:59 PM   #18
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Sounds like a political post that needs to be deleted to me! Or did you want to hear what I have to say?
Sounds like a honest estimation of the politicians WE elect. Wake up folks we ARE beating a dead horse and it' starting to stink!
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #19
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Well, that's what I thought you meant- just wanted to be sure!
I'm a great admirer of Canada myself...one of my ancestors came from there as did my favorite RV.
And you're w-a-a-a-y ahead of us when it comes to some things (Health Care comes to mind).
But it's a funny thing about being an American (or a Canadian, I'm sure)-
while we might complain and criticize our system, some of us feel obliged to take exception when others do so...

Glad to hear there's no border war brewing!


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Especially since we got whupped in the last one.
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Sounds like a honest estimation of the politicians WE elect. Wake up folks we ARE beating a dead horse and it' starting to stink!
Wait......was that a whinny I just heard ?? A?
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Sounds like a honest estimation of the politicians WE elect. Wake up folks we ARE beating a dead horse and it' starting to stink!

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Would it make you happy if they went ahead and declared war on Canada????

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However, in government, education, and in corporate America, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse..
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horses performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
Retired from the County of San Diego in '06, it was all true and then some.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:31 PM   #23
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When have we ever been to war with Canada to get 'Whupped'? Actually, never.
Canada didn't come onto being until 1867, so any previous wars were with Great Britain. And I don't remember reading about loosing any of them.


Also, you all seem to have forgotten the the US - British 'Pig War' of 1857 that took place as a dispute over some islands in Puget Sound in Washington state. The only death was the pig, but both sides were lined up waiting for the other side to take the first shot. Kind of an interesting story, if you like history.
And most importantly, WE WON, since we kept the islands.
So I guess we are 3-0 against the British.
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When have we ever been to war with Canada to get 'Whupped'? Actually, never.
Canada didn't come onto being until 1867, so any previous wars were with Great Britain. And I don't remember reading about loosing any of them.
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You need to bone up on your history. True, during the War of 1812, Canada was part of England but we did get whupped. Badly. First, the fledgling US had good reason to declare war (among other things, the English boarding of American ships and impressment of American sailors with the flimsy excuse they were English) but was insane to do so because England was still the most powerful nation with crack troops and professional leadership while we had ragtag troops with poor and cowardly leadership. The only reason we won the Revolutionary war was dumb luck.

Often we had the superior numbers when invading Canada but our leadership had no idea how to conduct war. Often, the British military knew we were at war long before our military leaders did enabling the Canadian troops to get the jump on us. During the War of 1812, we made the same mistake Napoleon was making by fighting on too many fronts: Canada to the north, the English Navy, the most powerful navy in the world by far, in the east, and Native American tribes to the West. The only surrender to ever occur on US soil was during the War of 1812. Our Capitol was burned. The only reason England didn't take us back was because she was busy with a certain little Frenchman.

Fortunately for us, the Treaty of Ghent essentially called the war a draw and pretty much restored all previous boundaries. We suffered significantly more dead and wounded and more economic loss than the English.
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I'll take a draw over a loss anytime. And if we were whupped so badly, why aren't we part of the British Empire. Just because you have more dead or wounded or economic loss doesn't mean you have lost the war, after all, the Allies lost 2 million more men than the Central Powers in WWI, and we know who won that one.

Besides, I never said the War of 1812 was all stunning military victories for us, I said we didn't loose.

So it didn't really matter if we suffered more losses, because in the end, the British packed up and went home and we were still the United States, with our same boundries. Sure sounds like a win to me.
Maybe you should bone up on the definition of winning and loosing.
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Uh-oh.

Sorry, O.P. Possum...

Didn't mean to start anything.
But so far it looks like it's just us against us.

As usual!


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The tribal wisdom of the Lakota Sioux, passed on from generation to generation, says that,
"When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in government, education, and in corporate America, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse..
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horses performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance. 11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
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Would it make you happy if they went ahead and declared war on Canada????

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