R.i.p.

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  1. Harry Dresden
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    Harry Dresden Latinum, Plantinum,Silver,Gold Member Supporting Member

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    R.I.P.

    Happened Recently.....:(



    London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common
    Sense



    '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; his wife, Discretion; his daughter,

    Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his

    4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone

    Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.



    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized

    he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If

    not, join the majority and do nothing.
     
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    We will miss him :(
     
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    He will live on in me as I endeavor to live up to his ideals.
     
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    I do try to carry on his great works.
     
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    R.I.P C.S.

    I know most of us are C.S. oriented,(Common Sense), not Chicken Shit, well........ However, it would seem if we really engaged our common sense, the present 'leadership',all over, would have been replaced by now,and we'd most likely would have had a balanced budgets etc for decades. Unfortunantly, greed,deception and the 'buddy system', trumps common sense.

    It would be nice to see a list of events and policies that would have turned out differently, if, those god-like leaders, in their own minds, had common sense.
     
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