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    AN OBITUARY PRINTED IN THE LONDON TIMES.
    Interesting and sadly true.


    '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 mouth wash 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, 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.
    "Bottle by bottle, I'm clearing off that shelf...."

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    I miss him!!

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    Oh so true. It was the me generation. Now it's I want it all and I want it now. I always thought that was the last course the top execs took. How to lose your common sense. I think I'll print it. Thats what I thought but put in much better words.

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    I hope its gone for now and will return soon. Sadly most likely gone for good

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    It's a great obit, but I wish they didn't use the McDonalds coffee lawsuit as a final example. There was a bit more to that case than just a goofy old lady sueing to get money.

    http://www.marlerblog.com/2006/07/ar...t-coffee-case/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck...;s_Restaurants

    (I don't usually use Wiki as a referance, but in this case it is an ok summery)

    It kind of reminds me of the little quip, opponets of three strikes laws like to use, about the guy who got his third strike and 25 - life for "stealing a piece of pizza". As it turns out, a career thug/sociopath walked into a pizza place and brazenly assaulted a young child for his pizza and then basically dared any of the horrified onlookers to do anything about it. Well someone did call the po pos and that dirtbag got the third strike and the 25-life, that he so richly deserved. He didn't get his third strike for stealing pizza, it was for assaulting a child...
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    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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    He was weak! That is why he is gone...


    Wish he was still here though

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    Most of that BS Obituary lacks common sense.

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