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    How true this really is

    Got this through an email at work the other day. Kinda sad but true really... shows how the country has changed!

    An Obituary You Really Must Read

    An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather
    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 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, by his wife,
    Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by 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


    Say What you think

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    How very true mate, it's shocking how much our daily lives are controlled by politicians/health and safety professionals that have the most minimal grasp on how real life works and hence why they pass all these stupid rules... give the country back to us I say hahaha!
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    yep spot on

    put a smile on my face
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    A sad sign of the times, very true indeed.
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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21129561/

    Classic example of todays society.

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    True indeed
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    This is why "no win no fee" should be band

    people seemed to have forgotten that it can be their fault
    it just seems the "where theres blame theres a claim" shipped over from america has destroyed everything

    everyone wants something for nothing and to get rich quick

    im not gonna type anymore because i feel too strongly about common sense and peoples inability not to take responsibility
    and just all out retarded behavior
    and all the scare mongers out there i.e the sun, the mirror etc etc

    its all bull and the government are too worried about offending the minorities to actually make a decision to better this country

    when will people on power learn that you can't please everyone and if you do its a total waste of time
    and i hope noone seriously believes that a change of government will make a difference ..

    because lets face it they're all like watered down beers

    they taste slightly different but they wont ever get you pissed ...

    anyway im not gonna rant too hard coz ive gotta get back to work


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    @ resu..

    "when will people on power learn that you can't please everyone and if you do its a total waste of time
    and i hope noone seriously believes that a change of government will make a difference ..

    because lets face it they're all like watered down beers"

    What a way to put it mate, spot on! They're all as bad as each other
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    Quote Originally Posted by resu View Post
    This is why "no win no fee" should be band

    people seemed to have forgotten that it can be their fault
    it just seems the "where theres blame theres a claim" shipped over from america has destroyed everything

    everyone wants something for nothing and to get rich quick

    im not gonna type anymore because i feel too strongly about common sense and peoples inability not to take responsibility
    and just all out retarded behavior
    and all the scare mongers out there i.e the sun, the mirror etc etc

    its all bull and the government are too worried about offending the minorities to actually make a decision to better this country

    when will people on power learn that you can't please everyone and if you do its a total waste of time
    and i hope noone seriously believes that a change of government will make a difference ..

    because lets face it they're all like watered down beers

    they taste slightly different but they wont ever get you pissed ...

    anyway im not gonna rant too hard coz ive gotta get back to work


    Will
    Couldn't agree more

    This Compensation thing has come from across the pond and is seen as quick way to get money and take advantage, destroys lives aswell.

    Common sense has gone out of the window

    The burglar statement sueing for assault is another fine example too
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    Jeremy Clarkson for prime minister.

    He'd get our country up and running again

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