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Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by WarNipple, Jan 27, 2007.
Yikes! You got SMACKED! Man, I really feel bad for you, and for your wife. I'm sure she was devastated and more. I hope for a speedy and complete recovery. How high was the shelf (over your head) when it fell?
Just so it’s clear, this was the spring before last.
I’d say the shelf was 6.5’ high, and I was on my hands and knees grabbing the drill off the floor.
Board was about 8-10 pounds. ~30”x20”
It was this stuff..
Passive Aggressive? I wouldn't have her around you under a car, with a car jack in use......just saying!
Not really a pic, but it was sent my way and I thought you might enjoy it as well.
It's a slow day in the small town of Pumphandle and the streets are deserted.
Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.
A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.
As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
(Stay with this..... and pay attention)
The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.
The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.
The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel Owner.
The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveller will not suspect anything.
At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves.
No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town now thinks that they are out of debt and there is a false atmosphere of optimism and glee.
And that, my friends, is how a "government stimulus package" works!
Knowing the guy who sent this to me is strongly anti-government, anti-stimulus of any kind I'm pretty sure this is meant to be an example of stupidity and incompetence. But, for the life of me, I can't see anything wrong with this whole thing. Really seems like everyone won and the traveler broke even.
Am I missing something?
The hotel owner is out the $100 the whore paid him.
You willed this to happen. I blame you.
The analogy I like to illustrate the absurdity of government stimuli is: Saying the government can improve the economy by distributing money it first took from the economy is liking saying you can cure a man's anemia by taking blood out of his left arm and putting into his right, while spilling 30% of it in between.
I'd take both blondes for a wicked 2.25some.
No he's not. He owed the butcher $100 and the whore owed him $100. Net zero so he's not out anything.
Pink dress all day and twice on Sunday!!
Oops. What Sinister04L said. The hotel owner no longer owes his butcher. A five way barter of goods and services facilitated by a 'borrowed' C-note and the world is a better place. The hooker could have gone over and serviced the butcher directly and paid the hotel owner off in sausages, though. She should keep that in mind the next time there is no traveler.
Have her strech her arms and legs straight out to the side and spin her around like a helicopter.
Its velocity of money. As long as the money stays in the system, a small amount injected has outsized results. The reason the story works is that no one takes a haircut, keeping the whole 100 moving. When we buy imported goods, the money never gets spent in America again, so velocity is 1. If 5 people all handled it, velocity is 5. I'm simplifying, but you get my drift. It's on the socialists platform, but people with money might take their debt repayment, and save it. That stops turnover as well. That's one more reason socialists don't like people who don't owe the system. Of course it never dawns on them that the government always will have waste and corruption, which is the same as someone with wealth, but with less scruples.