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Posted on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 08:00

OLD TRADITIONAL VERSION

The ant works  hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and  laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

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 NEW PROGRESSIVE VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames capitalism for the grasshopper’s plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry  King  that the ant  has  gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on  the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY: If you choose to become a parasite, don’t kill your victim.



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Posted on Fri, May 02, 2014 10:34

Quoting leonicvirgo:

And everyone needs healthcare at some time! Ants! We're talking Ants!



While on a duck hunt, Ole leaned the old 16 gauge against the corner of the blind to take a leak. As luck would have it, his foolish dog Dawson knocked the gun over, it went off and Ole took most of an ounce of #4 in the groin.
 
Several  hours later, lying in a Duluth hospital bed, he came to and there was  his doctor, Sven. "Vell Ole, I got some good news and some bad news.  Da good news is dat you are going to be OK. Da damage vas local to your groin, dere was very little internal damage, and I vas able to remove all of da buckshot."
 
"What's the bad news?", asks Ole "The bad news is dat dere vas some pretty extensive buckshot damage done to your pecker. I'm going to have to refer you to my sister, Lena ."
 
"Well, I  guess that isn't too bad," says Ole. "Is your sister a plastic surgeon?"
 
"Not exactly," Sven says. "She's a flute player in da Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. And because all you have is Obamacare, She's going to teach you vhere to put your fingers, so you don't pee in your eye."


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Posted on Fri, May 02, 2014 00:34

Quoting 3345roc:

A little know factoid to amuse your friends at the next cocktail party.  The combined weight of all of the ants on Earth is equal to the combined weights of all the people on Earth.....



And everyone needs healthcare at some time! Ants! We're talking Ants!



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Posted on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 20:42

A little know factoid to amuse your friends at the next cocktail party.  The combined weight of all of the ants on Earth is equal to the combined weights of all the people on Earth.....



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Posted on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 14:40

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Roc is an Italian from NYC- thus, the borough reference. Who want's carrier pigeons in NYC? Those are war-tried birds, yet peaceful, as the song,with NYC actually backdropping the song. What...ever! 

 

Got some new spec's....whatever! Your Moon actin' up? 


Lots of pigeons in NYC.  Lots of pigeon racers in Brooklyn.  With all those pigeons all over the place ... has anyone ever seen a baby pigeon"



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Posted on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 14:46

Roc is an Italian from NYC- thus, the borough reference. Who want's carrier pigeons in NYC? Those are war-tried birds, yet peaceful, as the song,with NYC actually backdropping the song. What...ever! 

 

Got some new spec's....whatever! Your Moon actin' up? 



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Posted on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:25

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Really,ROC....One of the first, "SELFIE"S" invented....The layered, shaddowed light. Original...That's how we roll!



If u r going to post a URL, at least be informative enough to post the title. I am not interested in seeing the video for  a song called "Up on the roof" 

 

 Thank-you.



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Posted on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 06:01

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Really,ROC....One of the first, "SELFIE"S" invented....The layered, shaddowed light. Original...That's how we roll!



Funny... a 10 year old old selfie... nice smile!



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Posted on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 14:13

Really,ROC....One of the first, "SELFIE"S" invented....The layered, shaddowed light. Original...That's how we roll!

Bwookwyn style:http://youtu.be/3C3zVHBhfd8



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Posted on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 19:48

Quoting leonicvirgo:

ROC lost his smile, Diane. He need's cheering up. Jiggle something for him...I don't care what...a finger(naughty,naughty!); Wear black...something...Sheese! :-)LV1


Seriously? ... check your picture!  You look like someone just stole your stash.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 13, 2014 22:30

Quoting Diana3316:

I was thinking the same thing Leo.  The ants work collectively for the greater good;  they share and survive very effectively by pooling their resources.

 

 

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!  Hmmm.....I'm not sure about that.  Social Networks are GOOD!!!????


ROC lost his smile, Diane. He need's cheering up. Jiggle something for him...I don't care what...a finger(naughty,naughty!); Wear black...something...Sheese! :-)LV1



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Posted on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 21:00

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Acorn..Obama...Pelosi...Reid...Wright...EEOC...Parasites....Not Political Huh! Hmmmmmmm



Tree... arrogant a$$...dumb sh*t.... dumb pansya$$.... duma$$ racist... NAACP... Affirmatuve Inaction.. Primarily Political... Duh! Zzzzzzzzzzz! 



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Posted on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 09:49

Acorn..Obama...Pelosi...Reid...Wright...EEOC...Parasites....Not Political Huh! Hmmmmmmm



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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 17:11

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Some fail to understand the Human Psyche in this conglomeration of event's. One wise, would consider the past emerged society that only want to work together to do tasks, and find fun in their Networks. The 20-45...Aah 55's know the smell of BS, and there are piles around. They dislike the smell.

Cow Patty Event's are Carnival's in Oklahoma.

Fred&Bob invented this

4 months into bookings, a Texan shows up in his RIDE. He talks to them; pisses on the ground before them for wasting HIS time.

3 weeks later, Fred&Bob are sitting in the Saloon, Having a Beer, and discussing:

 " You know,Bob".............That Texan was right........We should let it dry first! 



I want some of what you're smoking.



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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 15:19

Some fail to understand the Human Psyche in this conglomeration of event's. One wise, would consider the past emerged society that only want to work together to do tasks, and find fun in their Networks. The 20-45...Aah 55's know the smell of BS, and there are piles around. They dislike the smell.

Cow Patty Event's are Carnival's in Oklahoma.

Fred&Bob invented this

4 months into bookings, a Texan shows up in his RIDE. He talks to them; pisses on the ground before them for wasting HIS time.

3 weeks later, Fred&Bob are sitting in the Saloon, Having a Beer, and discussing:

 " You know,Bob".............That Texan was right........We should let it dry first! 



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Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 14:52

Quoting leonicvirgo:

Your portrait of those Grasshoppers, infesting the Ant's Burbs is what I don't get.There is a 10 to 25% of the low life populous on all levels of society; pilfering from vital resources. There are Vet's out there with Agent Orange disease outcomes. One, I met 5 days ago,called " Snake Man". This gent has 2 malignacies in his lungs. Some do need help,and they are not all Party,drunks, and thuggs. I don't wish this to be a terse exchange. I just looked at the worker ants swished away from  those Factory Jobs. Steel first, then the offshore river started flowing. it was part, our stupidity to have a 1985 Thrift shuffle in a depressed economy, and a world wide Land Grab scandle handed to a President. That man is a Leo, and damn doing the Buisines of this Country.  These systems are not perfect, but regulatory rules must be set when a system depresses it's members. They deserve this regulation. Thisestablishes ground rules. 1200+ pages of ground rules. Let's debate them. Has the48 achieved any significant thing besides denial...Oops. Forgive me of that!

     On an Astrology note, most do not see the cleansing power of Saturn's energies passing through the shrewed, dark house of Scorpio All of those underhanded perveyences of people are in realization, as well as those positive perks one displays in their day. This 20-45 generation has assumed command. They are helped with the end of the Mayan Calender in 2012(the long count). Welcome to the Age of Aquarius!

:-)LV1



I thought you might have missed the point... thanks for confirming it.



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Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2014 15:13

Quoting 3345roc:

Did you miss the point?  It's not about politics or politicians.  It's about the work ethic of the ant species versus the work ethic of the grasshopper species.

 

Do you get it now?


Your portrait of those Grasshoppers, infesting the Ant's Burbs is what I don't get.There is a 10 to 25% of the low life populous on all levels of society; pilfering from vital resources. There are Vet's out there with Agent Orange disease outcomes. One, I met 5 days ago,called " Snake Man". This gent has 2 malignacies in his lungs. Some do need help,and they are not all Party,drunks, and thuggs. I don't wish this to be a terse exchange. I just looked at the worker ants swished away from  those Factory Jobs. Steel first, then the offshore river started flowing. it was part, our stupidity to have a 1985 Thrift shuffle in a depressed economy, and a world wide Land Grab scandle handed to a President. That man is a Leo, and damn doing the Buisines of this Country.  These systems are not perfect, but regulatory rules must be set when a system depresses it's members. They deserve this regulation. Thisestablishes ground rules. 1200+ pages of ground rules. Let's debate them. Has the48 achieved any significant thing besides denial...Oops. Forgive me of that!

     On an Astrology note, most do not see the cleansing power of Saturn's energies passing through the shrewed, dark house of Scorpio All of those underhanded perveyences of people are in realization, as well as those positive perks one displays in their day. This 20-45 generation has assumed command. They are helped with the end of the Mayan Calender in 2012(the long count). Welcome to the Age of Aquarius!

:-)LV1



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Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2014 07:45

Quoting Diana3316:

I don't know about that Roc.  I've been reflecting on my choices.  Grasshoppers have that disgusting greenish-brown spit that drains out of their mouth....and those creepy hind legs with sticky barbs.  On whole, both species seem unappealing.



We have quite a few "commie" ants here .. and they do bite.  Seems many of our choices are reduced to the lesser of two evils.  I'd go for the ants based on their work ethic.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 19:42

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Still prefer being a grasshopper?


I don't know about that Roc.  I've been reflecting on my choices.  Grasshoppers have that disgusting greenish-brown spit that drains out of their mouth....and those creepy hind legs with sticky barbs.  On whole, both species seem unappealing.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 14:01

Quoting leonicvirgo:

The ant is busy every time the queen's scouts bring samples of the honey of the land to her. The whole share from the harvest. That looks like a village to me. There is good distribution of the food, and the anxiety of the ant is low. Those grasshopper/locust's kill every food source in it's path, leaving Nature to try to repair the damage, and She is very meticulous.Repairing the plant genetic chain is a continuous process,but more vital now. The Grasshopper drains the land of vital food chain resources, and moves on to other countries to exploit that veracious GREEN appatite. Sound's Republican to me!


Did you miss the point?  It's not about politics or politicians.  It's about the work ethic of the ant species versus the work ethic of the grasshopper species.

 

Do you get it now?



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