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Postby SmokeyBob » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:52 am

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
~Winston Churchill
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Postby mandy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:44 am

Thats about right. :lol:
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Postby Dixie Flyer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:34 pm

Ain't it the truth! Here's one that goes right along with it.

[b]Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.â€
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:13 pm

A number of First Nations tribes felt that you had to weigh the effect of a decision for seven generations, not a bad idea.

I am often mindful of the laws of unintended consequences proposed by
Robert K. Merton who listed five possible causes of unanticipated consequences,

1. Ignorance (It is impossible to anticipate everything, thereby leading to incomplete analysis)
2. Error (Incorrect analysis of the problem or following habits that worked in the past but may not apply to the current situation)
3. Immediate interest, which may override long-term interests
4. Basic values may require or prohibit certain actions even if the long-term result might be unfavorable (these long-term consequences may eventually cause changes in basic values)
5. Self-defeating prophecy (Fear of some consequence drives people to find solutions before the problem occurs, thus the non-occurrence of the problem is unanticipated.)

The relevance paradox where decision makers think they know their areas of ignorance about an issue, and go and obtain the necessary information to fill that ignorance, but neglect certain other areas of ignorance, because, due to not having the information, its relevance is not obvious, is also cited as a cause.
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Postby SmokeyBob » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:07 am

"Half of the world's misery comes from ignorance. The other half comes from intelligence."
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Postby SmokeyBob » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:16 am

A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
~Fred Allen
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Postby rmclarke » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:54 pm

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
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Postby Weirdnerd » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:09 pm

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Postby madjack » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:19 pm

ex...has been.................
spurts...drip under pressure........................
so never call me an expert...about anything...............................
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:21 pm

MJ ya got that wrong
X is the unknown factor
spurt drop of water under pressure
expert= an unknown drip under pressure
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Postby Creamcracker » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:25 pm

SmokeyBob wrote:A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
~Fred Allen
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I kinda like Winston Churchill on this:
"A committee is a group of people who take minutes and spend hours!"
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Postby angib » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:38 pm

rmclarke wrote:If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?

Sometimes when you drop toast, it actually lands butter-side up. Why is that?

Because you buttered the wrong side of the toast.
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:43 pm

I always heard, "A camel is a horse designed by a committee."

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:45 pm

OSHA is a famous (or infamous) committee here in the US.

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Postby madjack » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:05 pm

Shadow Catcher wrote:MJ ya got that wrong
X is the unknown factor
spurt drop of water under pressure
expert= an unknown drip under pressure


...hey, that is how my Daddy taught it to me...and he neverrrrrr everrrrrr lied to me........................ 8)
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