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    Socrates' Triple Filter test

    In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high
    esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said,
    "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about your friend?"
    "Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd
    like
    you to pass a little test.
    It's called the Triple Filter test."
    "Triple filter?"
    "That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my
    friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're
    going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure
    that what you are about to tell me is true?"
    "No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."
    "All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or
    not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what
    you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"
    "No, on the contrary..."
    "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him,
    but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though,
    because there's one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you
    want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"
    "Well, maybe...But, No....not really."
    "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is possibly not
    true ~ nor good or even very useful, why tell it to me at all?"

    This is why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high
    esteem.
    It also explains why he never found out his best friend was
    sleeping with his wife.

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    The Eyes Are The First To Go.

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    yuk yuk

    God's Email
    > >
    > >
    > > One day God was looking down on Earth
    > > and saw all of the mischievous behavior that
    > > was going on. He decided to send an angel
    > > down to Earth to check it out. So he called
    > > one of His angels and sent the him to Earth
    > > for a time.
    > >
    > > When the angel returned, he told God,
    > > "Yes, it is bad on Earth; 95 percent are
    > > misbehaving and 5 percent are being good."
    > >
    > > God thought for a moment.
    > >
    > > "Maybe I had better send down a second
    > > angel to get another opinion." So God
    > > called another angel and sent him to
    > > Earth for a time.
    > >
    > > When the angel returned he went to God and said,
    > > "Yes, it's true. The Earth is in decline; 95 percent
    > > are misbehaving and 5 percent are being good."
    > >
    > > God was not pleased.
    > >
    > > So He decided to E-mail the 5 percent that were
    > > good, and tell them how proud He was of their
    > > good behavior and efforts.
    > >
    > >
    > > Do you know what that E-mail said?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > No?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > I didn't get one either.

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    Things To Never Say To A Cop...

    I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer. (OK in Texas)


    Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.


    Aren't you the guy from the Village People?



    Hey, you must've been doin' about 125 mph just to keep up with me! Good job!

    I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.


    You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?


    Gee, Officer! That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!


    Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.


    I was trying to keep up with traffic....
    Yes, I know there are no other cars around. That's how far ahead of me they are.



    When the Officer says "Gee Son....Your eyes look red, have you been drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with,"Gee Officer your eyes look glazed, have you been eating doughnuts?"
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    QK-you have outdone yourself! I will now have to come back and read them all again. Thanks.
    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    Punctuation Is Everything

    An English professor wrote these words

    "A woman without her man is nothing"

    on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.


    All of the males in the class wrote:
    "A woman, without her man, is nothing."


    All the females in the class wrote:
    "A woman: without her, man is nothing."


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    TRUE STORY:
    Forwarded Message:

    The mind of a six year old is wonderful. This is a true story. One day
    the first grade teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs
    to her class. She came to the part of the story where the first pig was
    trying to accumulate the building materials for his home. She read,
    "...and so the pig went up to the man with the wheelbarrow full of straw
    and said, "Pardon me, sir, but may I have some of that straw to build
    my house?" The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you
    think that man said?" After several moments, little Stevie raised his
    hand and said, "I think he said "Holy $h1#! A talking pig!"

    The teacher was unable to teach for the next 20 minutes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    AN EASY QUIZ....Take this test.

    1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    2) Which country makes Panama hats?
    3) From which animal do we get catgut?
    4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
    5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
    6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after what animal?
    7) What was King George VI's first name?
    8) What color is a purple finch?
    9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

    All done? Check your answers below!
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    ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

    1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
    =>116 years
    2) Which country makes Panama hats?
    =>Ecuador
    3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
    =>Sheep and Horses
    4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
    =>November
    5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
    =>Squirrel fur
    6) The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are named after what animal ?
    =>Dogs
    7) What was King George VI's first name?
    =>Albert
    8) What color is a purple finch?
    =>Crimson
    9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
    =>New Zealand


    What do you mean you failed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    If they post that around here I am going to fill up with Premium.
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    Popular Signs.

    Gotta do something to keep up with QK - he is on a roll again.! Better try these - even if you've seen 'em there are some real classics IMO.

    On a Septic tank truck in Oregon: "Yesterday's Meals on Wheels"
    *****
    On a Septic Tank Truck sign: "We're #1 in the #2 business."
    **********
    On a Septic Tank Truck sign: It may only be **** to you but it's bread & butter to us."
    ******
    Sign over a Gynecologist's Office: "Dr. Jones, at your cervix."
    ********
    At a Proctologist's door "To expedite your visit please back in."
    ********
    On a Plumber's truck: "We repair what your husband fixed."
    *******
    On a Plumber's truck: "Don't sleep with a drip, Call your plumber.."
    ***
    Pizza Shop Slogan: "7 days without pizza makes one weak."
    ****
    At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us to your next blowout."
    ******
    On a Plastic Surgeon's Office door: " Hello. Can we pick your nose?"
    *****
    At a Towing company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."
    *****
    On an Electrician's truck: "Let us remove your shorts."
    ****
    In a Nonsmoking Area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."
    *****
    On a Maternity Room door: "Push. Push. Push."
    *****
    At an Optometrist's Office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."
    *****
    On a Taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."
    *****
    In a Podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels."
    ******
    On a Fence: "Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive."
    ******
    At a Car Dealership: "The best way to get back on your feet -- miss a car payment."
    *****
    Outside a Muffler Shop: "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."
    *****
    In a Veterinarian's waiting room: "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"
    ***
    At the Electric Company: "We would be delighted if you send in your payment. However, if you don't, you will be."
    ***
    In a Restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry, Come on in and get fed up."
    ***
    In the front yard of a Funeral Home: "Drive Carefully. We'll wait."
    ****
    At a Propane Filling Station, "Thank heaven for little grills."
    *****
    And don't forget the sign at a Chicago Radiator Shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."
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    Anyone insure with Geico? Time to change


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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

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