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    Can SA survive given the following

    An email doing the rounds at the moment -

    In the light of SARS announcing that South Africas 5million taxpayers
    must begin to submit their tax returns
    for the support of this nation of 45 million people….


    CAN South Africa SURVIVE GIVEN THE FOLLOWING?

    The folks who are getting free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

    The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

    Now... The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

    So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

    We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

    Now understand this: all great democracies have committed financial suicidesomewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them. Thomas Jefferson said it best: “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not”.

    The number of people now getting free stuff out numbers the people paying for the free stuff.


    ELECTION 2013 IS COMING...

    A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!

    Only 86% will send this on; it should be 100%. What do u think u should do ?????????

    "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." -
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    The most importand free stuff should be sterilization...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    The most importand free stuff should be sterilization...
    I can not agree more. There is no such thing as global warming. The problem is caused by global breeding. We are disturbing the forces of nature which always work towards equilibrium. Humans are disturbing this balance.
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    If each and every person in this country got a job, house, car and cash tomorrow then nine months later there would be 10 times the population.
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    earth can do without humans...but the humans cannot do without earth...saw this on a movie the other night...but it rings in my head as i watch humans destroy the one thing that keeping us alive...

    when we talk about a virus...the only real virus on earth is the human...it consumes...kills and destroys anything in it path...and the worse part...there is no cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    If each and every person in this country got a job, house, car and cash tomorrow then nine months later there would be 10 times the population.
    Nope. Roads will be congested. The workers get home too late. Then sit in front of the TV. No time for sex...
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    Problem is it is only the people giving the free stuff that complains about this and probably understands the consequences

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    I have no problem with the disability grant ( as long as its deserved) nether do I have problem with the small pension. I do have a problem with the grant for kids as I feel this money doesn't actually reach the kids and even though tiny, is a weird incentive to actually have kids. I would prefer schools to offer free uniforms,stationary and one proper,hot meal a day and supervised after school care.

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    In the light of SARS announcing that South Africas 5million taxpayers
    must begin to submit their tax returns
    for the support of this nation of 45 million people….

    Just to throw a spanner at the works, is the above statement true? So often we believe things because we want them to be true.

    Lets assume that half a million are self employed non tax payers, that another half a drug lords , and another half crime barrens.

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    This pattern is so common that psychologists have called it the fundamental attribution error. And there’s a whole branch of psychology that investigates how we reason about causes for things called attribution theory. The fundamental attribution error is a good example of a quirk in the way we reason about causes, but it isn’t the only one. Despite the name, it may not even be the most fundamental.

    Seeking causes

    Psychologists are interested in attribution of causation because it tells us important things about how the mind works. To illustrate this, imagine you see a man asleep under a tree, and a leaf fluttering down to land on his head. As the leaf touches his head he wakes up and shouts “Yikes”. Anyone watching this scene would assume the man woke up because of the falling leaf.

    But this simple statement is remarkably difficult to prove – you have no direct access to the cause, just the before (a leaf) and after (“Yikes”). We automatically assume the cause. We talk about it like it is a thing – somehow in the middle between the leaf and the man, but really it is just an assumption, not a thing. And indeed, some new information could come along and force us to reconsider our assumptions. We might find out later that a philosophically-minded ant had come along and, just at that minute, decided to bite the sleeping man’s hand.

    So our causes are assumptions, based on what we perceive but with an extra bit of imagination. They are necessary assumptions. Without looking for causes we would be stuck with a confusing picture of the world.

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    And indeed, some new information could come along and force us to reconsider our assumptions.
    But until that new information comes along, would it not be simply foolish (unscientific even) to reject the original observation and conclusion?
    An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. - Anatole France

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