excellent; a few of my comments first:
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it". George Santayana
(History began 1 second ago).
As I have written for DECADES:
"Those who do not believe in the conspiracy theory of history are either ignoramuses or part of the conspiracy themselves. If in a war or in a sports arena two teams meet to battle, and one time loses every single attempt as if the other side knew their every plan in advance—it is no mystery and cannot be mere coincidence. The other team has the play book and DOES KNOW what their every move will be because a Judas sold them out. NO ONE has luck THAT BAD. When everything 'goes wrong just right' for the enemy every single time, it can only be the result of conspiracy. The fact that the governments of all once prosperous and successful and godly nations of Christendom follow the below model (in the email forward) is PROOF of conspiracy. When everything that "government" does fails (and only serves to destroy the nation), THAT is what is planned. As the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". Modern governments are all filled with corrupt, treasonous public servants. They ignore all common sense, all maxims of truth, all logic, all morality, all natural, Revealed, and constitutional law. If the members of Congress and the rest of government performed in the private sector as they do in government, they would all be fired or be behind bars. NO ONE can be that stupid over and over and over again, to fail at everything they do (except when their goal is failure... like when at sea a perfectly good ship begins to sink once the politicians take control of the ship, eventually their "logic" is to drill more holes in the hull of the ship to equalize the pressure of the seawater outside the ship and the seawater inside the ship" (while securing the lifeboats for themselves). Their logic is like firemen battling a blaze who declare, "The fire is not out yet. QUICK, throw some more gasoline on it!" When elected government officials--servants--despite their impressive college degrees and lofty credentials, are able to balance their own budgets but not the nations, are able to succeed in their own lives, but when it comes to anything they do in government, they have the "anti-Midas" touch and everything gold that they touch turns to lead (or shit)... it is no coincidence. NO ONE is that incompetent (especially when they accrue more and more wealth personally). IT IS TREASON." Robert Alan Balaicius
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Subject: Fwd: A MODERN PARABLEThis would be funny if it wasn't so damn accurate!!
A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.
On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.
The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.
Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people paddling and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people paddling.
Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.
They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were paddling.
Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the paddling team's management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 2 people paddling the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners and free pens for the paddlers. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices, and bonuses. The pension program was trimmed to 'equal the competition' and some of the resultant savings were channelled into morale boosting programs and teamwork posters.
The next year the Japanese won by two miles.
Humiliated, the American management laid off one paddler, halted development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles, and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses.
The next year, try as he might, the lone designated paddler was unable to even finish the race (having no paddles), so he was laid off for unacceptable performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India.
Sadly, the End.
Here's something else to think about: GM has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can't make money paying American wages.
TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter's results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while GM racksup 9 billion in losses.
GM folks are still scratching their heads, and collecting bonuses...