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"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Politics 101:

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour

COMMUNISM
... You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk

FASCISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk

NAZISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you

BUREAUCRATISM
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
You sell them and retire on the income

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM 

You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on  one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States, leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release.
The public then buys your bull.

SURREALISM
You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

A GREEK CORPORATION
You have two cows. You borrow lots of euros to build barns, milking sheds, hay stores, feed sheds, dairies, cold stores, abattoir, cheese unit and packing sheds.
You still only have two cows.

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You need to milk them but decide to watch the football instead.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and market it worldwide.

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Both are mad.

AN IRAQI CORPORATION
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your country.
You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive

A ZAMBIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

Photo: SOCIALISM
 You have 2 cows.
 You give one to your neighbour

 COMMUNISM
 ... You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both and gives you some milk

 FASCISM
 You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both and sells you some milk

 NAZISM
 You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both and shoots you

 BUREAUCRATISM
 You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away

 TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
 You have two cows.
 You sell one and buy a bull.
 Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
 You sell them and retire on the income

 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM You have two cows.
 You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters
 of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a
 debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all
 four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
 The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to
 a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who
 sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
 The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on
 one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States ,
 leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release.
 The public then buys your bull.

 SURREALISM
 You have two giraffes.
 The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

 AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
 Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

 A GREEK CORPORATION
 You have two cows. You borrow lots of euros to build barns, milking
 sheds, hay stores, feed sheds, dairies, cold stores, abattoir, cheese
 unit and packing sheds.
 You still only have two cows.

 A FRENCH CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you
 want three cows.

 AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You need to milk them but decide to watch the football instead.

 A JAPANESE CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow
 and produce twenty times the milk.
 You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and
 market it worldwide.

 A SWISS CORPORATION
 You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
 You charge the owners for storing them.

 A CHINESE CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You have 300 people milking them.
 You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
 You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

 AN INDIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You worship them.

 A BRITISH CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 Both are mad.

 AN IRAQI CORPORATION
 Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
 You tell them that you have none.
 No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your
 country.
 You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

 AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 Business seems pretty good.
 You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

 A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 The one on the left looks very attractive

 A ZAMBIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows,
 but you don't know where they are.
 You decide to have lunch.





SOCIALISM
 You have 2 cows.
 You give one to your neighbour

 COMMUNISM
 ... You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both and gives you some milk

 FASCISM
 You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both and sells you some milk

 NAZISM
 You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both and shoots you

 BUREAUCRATISM
 You have 2 cows.
 The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away

 TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM
 You have two cows.
 You sell one and buy a bull.
 Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
 You sell them and retire on the income

 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM You have two cows.
 You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters
 of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a
 debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all
 four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows.
 The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to
 a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who
 sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
 The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on
 one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States ,
 leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release.
 The public then buys your bull.

 SURREALISM
 You have two giraffes.
 The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

 AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
 Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

 A GREEK CORPORATION
 You have two cows. You borrow lots of euros to build barns, milking
 sheds, hay stores, feed sheds, dairies, cold stores, abattoir, cheese
 unit and packing sheds.
 You still only have two cows.

 A FRENCH CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you
 want three cows.

 AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You need to milk them but decide to watch the football instead.

 A JAPANESE CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow
 and produce twenty times the milk.
 You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and
 market it worldwide.

 A SWISS CORPORATION
 You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
 You charge the owners for storing them.

 A CHINESE CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You have 300 people milking them.
 You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
 You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

 AN INDIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 You worship them.

 A BRITISH CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 Both are mad.

 AN IRAQI CORPORATION
 Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
 You tell them that you have none.
 No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your
 country.
 You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

 AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 Business seems pretty good.
 You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

 A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION
 You have two cows.
 The one on the left looks very attractive

 A ZAMBIAN CORPORATION
 You have two cows,
 but you don't know where they are.
 You decide to have lunch.

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