Tuesday, April 17, 2007

2 Tough Questions

I thought this was really interesting... so you should read it :)


Something to really think about.2 questions
Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three whowere deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she hadsyphilis, 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.Hereare the facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?

Candidate A.... Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist.He'shad two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis aday.

Candidate B... He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium incollege 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 our 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 morethan 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 tokeep the rest of us in line.


the ragin' Cajan said...

I Love stuff like this... it makes me happy.

Night to you Maire...


oh that kennedy kid said...

this was fabulous, thnaks for sharing

The Teacher Formerly Known as... said...

We need to "problematize" some of this stuff :-)

the ragin' Cajan said...

what does "problematize" mean?

Kristen said...

I didn't know myself, so I checked Answers.com.

"To problematize a term, writing, opinion, ideology, identity, or person is to consider the concrete or existential elements of those involved as challenges (problems) that invite the people involved to transform those situations. (Friere (1976) cited in Crotty (1998), p. 155-156)"

the ragin' Cajan said...

huh.... ?

Roger Chillingworth said...

I drink a quart of whiskey every night. WHAT'S SO WRONG WITH THAT?

the ragin' Cajan said...

what's problematize in really simple terms?

Roger Chillingworth said...

I believe the better question is, what's your mom in really simple terms? oh! burnnnnnnnnn

Maire said...

\Prob"lem*a*tize\, v. t. To propose problems. [R.] ``Hear him problematize.'' --B. Jonson.

as said by the ever beautiful dictionary.com

the ragin' Cajan said...

Thank you so much maire

Kristen said...

Oh, so my answers.com answer wasn't good enough for you? MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST ASKED JEEVES.