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Title: two tough questions
Post by: frodomyhero on April 17, 2005, 01:48:50 pm

2 TOUGH QUESTIONS
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 response 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 candidates.
 
Candidate A.
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with an astrologist.   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 response. 
------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
 
 
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
 
And, by the way, on your 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. Wait till you see the end of this note! Keep reading...
 
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: Amateurs...built the ark. Professionals...built the Titanic

And Finally, 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 checks
* 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?
 
Give up yet?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.


Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: funky_monkey on April 17, 2005, 02:03:00 pm

Hmm...weird. :-\

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: The Used on April 17, 2005, 02:05:13 pm

[color=Green]...Wow.

That's really...interesting.

Thank you for posting something constructive! [/color]

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: mayadeprei on April 17, 2005, 02:15:29 pm

Well that was interesting ::)

thanks for sharing...

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: liladriel on April 17, 2005, 02:18:13 pm

That was interesting and makes you think, thanks for posting. :)

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: tafika on April 17, 2005, 02:21:41 pm

I've heard the first one before.
It was used in a talk we had at school in RE about abortions.
No one in the class said yes to it.

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: Caz on April 17, 2005, 02:28:52 pm

[color=Blue]Well, as to the first question, I wouldn't have recommended she'd have an abortion because I'm no doctor; I think it would have been better if she had one if the signs pointed to the fact that her child would be disabled also but if it seemed like the child was healthy and the risk to the mother was minimal, why risk losing a child? Generally I'm not in favour of abortion anyway unless the person got raped for example. But please let's not turn this into a discussion on Abortion. :)

I tend to think in the way that you don't know what's going to happen (in most cases) until it has happened and so we wouldn't know that, if she had aborted, she had aborted someone who was destined to become famous.

In case of the second question, I admit, based only on the descriptions, I would have elected Hitler to power without knowing it was him of course but that's not all you can think about, for a position such as this you have to look at many more factors than that, such as how the person feels about political issues and things like that.

And finally, judging from the statistics you gave about the US Congress, it looks like half of its members have to throw themselves in jail or give themselves community service. lol[/color]


Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: I_LOVE_MY_BOYZ on April 17, 2005, 02:48:51 pm

[quote author=frodomyhero link=board=5;threadid=26642;start=0#msg860633 date=1113760130]
2 TOUGH QUESTIONS
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 response for this one.   [/quote]
No.

[quote]
Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.   Here are the facts about the three candidates.
 
Candidate A.
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with an astrologist.   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 response. 
------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
 
 
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
 [/quote]
LOL... well now... that's interesting.
[quote]
And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question: If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.[/quote]
Ha! i didn't kill beethoven. :D

[quote]
And Finally, 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 checks
* 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?
 
Give up yet?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

[/quote]

lol, i totally guessed it right! That is so sad... ::)

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: Etaeb OLC on April 17, 2005, 03:20:05 pm

[quote]And Finally, 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 checks
* 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?

Give up yet?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.[/quote]

Now that didn't surprise me in the slightest.

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: frodomyhero on April 17, 2005, 03:25:15 pm


 
Give up yet?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.


Quote:


lol, i totally guessed it right! That is so sad... ::)

Quote:


Yeah.it's pathetic... yet people vote these "members" of congress in every election...
Also .. these "members" don't pay any income tax because of their job..

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: I_LOVE_MY_BOYZ on April 17, 2005, 04:10:25 pm

you know, i've decided that most politics are crooks. :( It always seems that way, doesn't it? where's all the good, honest ppl at when these elections are taking place?

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: HobbitFancier on April 17, 2005, 04:57:04 pm

[quote author=Jess_B link=board=5;threadid=26642;start=0#msg860736 date=1113768625]
you know, i've decided that most politics are crooks. :( It always seems that way, doesn't it? where's all the good, honest ppl at when these elections are taking place?
[/quote]

Yes, politics is nothing more than a group of crooks banned together to run our country. Ha. But hey, it's worked for a couple hundred years, right? As far as those "good honest people" - well, hate to break it to you, but those numbers are rapidly growing smaller and smaller.

As far as those questions and statistics, none of them surprised me. I picked FDR for the leader thing.. haha. But I think I may have seen that one before. And the thing about the members of Congress, my Government teacher told us all that stuff a couple weeks ago. What a great group of people to be running our country, eh? Haha.

Interesting stuff - thanks for posting!

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: wiggles_amour on April 18, 2005, 08:48:49 am

wow, that's interesting... :)

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: elijahs_girl on April 18, 2005, 09:04:21 am

wow- that was all really interesting. The only thing that didn't surprise me was the thing about politicians at the end- but the first bit about Hitler etc really made me think...thanks for sharing :)

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: Raiwen on April 18, 2005, 01:42:04 pm

[quote author=frodomyhero link=board=5;threadid=26642;start=0#msg860633 date=1113760130]
 
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: Amateurs...built the ark. Professionals...built the Titanic

[/quote]

To be fair, the Titanic was very well built, it was that pesky iceberg that caused the problem. ;)

I'd heard the first two before, but that thing on the Congress was interesting.

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: LittleDayDream on April 18, 2005, 03:33:49 pm

Wow, that was quite interesting, thanks for sharing!


Quote:
you know, i've decided that most politics are crooks. It always seems that way, doesn't it? where's all the good, honest ppl at when these elections are taking place?

To me it's quite logical that the honest people don't become politicians... You have to be somewhat powerhungry to get up there, otherwise you're ambitions won't be strong enough. :-X

xxx

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: Seven on April 20, 2005, 11:10:49 am

[quote author=frodomyhero link=board=5;threadid=26642;start=0#msg860633 date=1113760130]
2 TOUGH QUESTIONS
[/quote]

That is a truly fascinating series of questions, especially given the answers.

As for politicians, I think they get drunk on power. They think they can get away with anything then.

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: frodomyhero on April 25, 2005, 08:11:23 pm

If we value our country ...we should hold our public politicans accountable for their actions and how they act within the law...
After all they have all these expectations for US.

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: Rose on April 26, 2005, 12:10:01 am

Thanks for posting that, Frodomyhero. That was very interesting and really made me think.

Title: Re:two tough questions
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on April 26, 2005, 05:41:42 am

Wow, that was interesting. I think I've read it somewhere before, though. Thankyou for posting, Frodomyhero. :)


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