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    An Obituary printed in the London Times - not a joke and makes you think

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
    has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
    since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
    He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
    Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm;
    Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

    Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies
    (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies
    (adults, not children, are in charge).

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
    overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
    charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
    from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
    reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
    job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to
    administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a
    student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
    and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

    Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
    burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

    Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
    realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
    her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

    Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
    his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

    He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
    I Know My Rights
    I Want It Now
    Someone Else Is To Blame
    I'm A Victim

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

    How true and how sad is this?-Paul

    there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.

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    Godspeed CS ...may you rest in peace
    I like one-shot kills where possible and prefer to do all my hunting before I shoot. ..... Elmer Keith

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    "Common sense ain't so common" - Will Rogers

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    " We are the pinnacle nation in the world right now, but if the examples of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Great Britain teach us anything, it is that pinnacle nations are not guaranteed their place forever. If we fail to rediscover the basic principles of common sense, manners, and morality, we will go the same way they did."

    Dr. Ben Carson, One Nation, page 3...

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    I think we lost CS a long time ago and now we are in a downward spiral. JMO
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    Uncle Ray

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    Common sense was murdered by his nemesis, political correctness.
    Blackfoot's Tide is Right Pistor
    Cacao Yates

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    No better example is allowing air travel from countries with health issues like Ebola into your country... the commentators let the CDC off the hook every time they ask why not close the borders to Nations with Epidemics... the CDC say well they will just enter from another country...

    Hello CDC... Hello Obama.... every man women or child has to go through Customs... the Pass Port will tell you of recent travel from effected Nations on your watch list. Then we have the NSA who in short order could dial up a program to watch all travel to and from effected Nations who then try and buy a ticket into the USA...

    We are run by a punch of Jack Ass politicians...
    I like one-shot kills where possible and prefer to do all my hunting before I shoot. ..... Elmer Keith

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