Catching wild pigs. it's true

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    Catching wild pigs. it's true

    There was a chemistry professor in a
    large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while
    the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange
    student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
                        
                        The professor asked the young man
    what was the matter.
                        The student told him he had a bullet
    lodged in his back.
                        He had been shot while fighting
    communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's
    government and install a new communist regime.
                        
                        In the midst of his story, he looked
    at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to
    catch wild pigs?" The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the
    punch line.
                        
                        The young man said that it was no
    joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and
    putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to
    eat the free corn. "When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence
    down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used
    to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side
    of the fence. "They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue
    until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.
    "The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate
    to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the
    whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom.
                        They run around and around inside
    the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn.
    They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods
    for themselves, so they accept their captivity."
                        
                        The young man then told the
    professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America. The government
    keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free
    corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for
    unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies,
    payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we
    continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.
                        
                        One should always remember two
    truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire
    someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
                        
                        If you see that all of this
    wonderful government "help" is a problem confronting the future of democracy
    in America, you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the
    free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete
    this email. But, God help us all when the gate slams shut!
                        
                        Quote for today:
                        "The problems we face today are
    there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those
    who vote for a living."
                        --Anonymous

     
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    Clearly, that's monsanto-brand, genetically modified, roundup-resistant corn they're munching.

     

     
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    onfirmation bias

    In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) is a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions, leading to statistical errors.

    Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias and represents an error of inductive inference toward confirmation of the hypothesis under study.

    Confirmation bias is a phenomenon wherein decision makers have been shown to actively seek out and assign more weight to evidence that confirms their hypothesis, and ignore or underweigh evidence that could disconfirm their hypothesis.

    As such, it can be thought of as a form of selection bias in collecting evidence.




    lol its true if you continually do for an animal species what they would normally do for themselves they will start to depend on it and stop taking the initiative to do for themselves.

    Thats all.

     
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    Right..except that the story isn't even true..it's one of those silly chain e-mails. I actually got this from a crazy right wing relative a few weeks ago.

     

    Gotta love the poster who post these chain e-mails in a political discussion forum...declare them to be true stories..and then wonder why no one takes anything they say seriously.

     
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    So you compare humans to pigs. Nice. Full disclosure; I love bacon.

     

    Problem is, if all us humans are pigs, then what are you?

    Maybe the fat arrogant and insufferable Burghers the communist party hates? Hmmm... Rise up comrades and lets slit their throats while they drunkenly sleep in thier beds and then celebrate a new beginning! Rejoice with your freedom....

    Is that what you're scared of?



    Im not scared, just pointing out a fact about animals.

     
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    Right..except that the story isn't even true..it's one of those silly chain e-mails. I actually got this from a crazy right wing relative a few weeks ago.

     

    Gotta love the poster who post these chain e-mails in a political discussion forum...declare them to be true stories..and then wonder why no one takes anything they say seriously.




    Wher eit came from is only important if, your looking for a small reason to just discard it.

     

    The scenerio is true of animals, That is the point!

     
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    It may be true of pigs, but not of humans.           



    LOL, Yes even humans it's just takesa generation or 2 longer!

     
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    Hey guys, just thought I'd talk about pigs for a moment. What are you talking about? Whaaaa?

     

     
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    Catching wild pigs. it's true

     

    Nice story bro!

     
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    it's true



     

    Confirmation bias

    In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) is a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions, leading to statistical errors.

    Confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias and represents an error of inductive inference toward confirmation of the hypothesis under study.

    Confirmation bias is a phenomenon wherein decision makers have been shown to actively seek out and assign more weight to evidence that confirms their hypothesis, and ignore or underweigh evidence that could disconfirm their hypothesis.

    As such, it can be thought of as a form of selection bias in collecting evidence.



    Well now, let's try this again since my post from yesterday was removed, although I'm not sure why, darn that mysterious censor.

    I always like it when you post stuff you didn't write, and don't understand, it always reassures my opinion of you and your ilk.

    Where do you think the term "welfare generation" comes from, folks get used to getting free stuff, then pass this trait onto their children, and so on and so on.....

    Of course folks are going to support the people that give them stuff, and if it makes them pigs in a pen, eating free corn, thay are OK with that.  It's quite obvious, look at the recent election results.

    Let's see if this lasts through the day, deleting posts for no reason is childish, although I understand it when people fear others.

     
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    So the message of this story is that conservatives think people are no better than wild pigs...

     
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    In response to tvoter's comment:

    In response to BilltheKat's comment:

     

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    So you compare humans to pigs. Nice. Full disclosure; I love bacon.

     

    Problem is, if all us humans are pigs, then what are you?

    Maybe the fat arrogant and insufferable Burghers the communist party hates? Hmmm... Rise up comrades and lets slit their throats while they drunkenly sleep in thier beds and then celebrate a new beginning! Rejoice with your freedom....

    Is that what you're scared of?

     



    Im not scared, just pointing out a fact about animals.

     




    Where do you get these facts? I worked with wild animals in my early 20's. Your scenario is wrong.

     
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    Actually, it is the current administration that think some people are pigs in a pen, or cattle, or sheep.

    They think they can just give them stuff that is taken from other people, and they will get more votes, worked for Obama.

    The Welfare state re-elected him, prove me wrong?  Or STFU!

     

     
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    Where do you get these facts? I worked with wild animals in my early 20's. Your scenario is wrong.




    Study after study has shown that taking wild animal from the wild and caring for them (food and water) makes it very difficult and sometimesw impossible to return them to the wild.

    But, since you "worked with animals" Im sure you already knew that.

     
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    Where do you get these facts? I worked with wild animals in my early 20's. Your scenario is wrong.

     




    Study after study has shown that taking wild animal from the wild and caring for them (food and water) makes it very difficult and sometimesw impossible to return them to the wild.

     

    But, since you "worked with animals" Im sure you already knew that.




    A wild animal put in captivity will never stop seeking it's freedom nor will it lose the natural instinct to hunt.

     
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    Whew, good thing that humans are not evolved from animals so we couldn't possibly share any instincts or fall for such nonsense.

    Ya'll had me worried.

    And how is this related to a political discussion exactly?




    Guess they forgot about that God given free will.

     
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    Where do you get these facts? I worked with wild animals in my early 20's. Your scenario is wrong.

    Study after study has shown that taking wild animal from the wild and caring for them (food and water) makes it very difficult and sometimesw impossible to return them to the wild.

     

    But, since you "worked with animals" Im sure you already knew that.

    A wild animal put in captivity will never stop seeking it's freedom nor will it lose the natural instinct to hunt.



    BS

     
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    Are you reading this analogy thinking that the wild pigs are poor people, being held captive by food stamps, wellfare, assisted housing and free medicine and the like?  Because I would think that the poor would be represented by the runts, who died long before the fence was built.  

    Also, aren't these pigs being fed by larger pigs, who subsist entirely on tax-payer dollars, or receive millions or billions of tax-payer subsidies?

     
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    Are you reading this analogy thinking that the wild pigs are poor people, being held captive by food stamps, wellfare, assisted housing and free medicine and the like?  Because I would think that the poor would be represented by the runts, who died long before the fence was built.  

    Also, aren't these pigs being fed by larger pigs, who subsist entirely on tax-payer dollars, or receive millions or billions of tax-payer subsidies?



    Not just poor people, all classes of people abuse the system. Why work When you can just get stuff for free. And from the looks of it Most of you seem to agree even if you dont agree, Attacking the source, attacking The posters credibility and somehow trying to disprove that captive animals dont become complacent to accept the food there given instead of Needing to hunt for thier food.

     
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    Not just poor people, all classes of people abuse the system. Why work When you can just get stuff for free. And from the looks of it Most of you seem to agree even if you dont agree, Attacking the source, attacking The posters credibility and somehow trying to disprove that captive animals dont become complacent to accept the food there given instead of Needing to hunt for thier food.




    With food stamps and unemployment it's individuals but, with medicare caid it's both with a vast majority being doctors, specialist, medical equip companies etc that rape the program!

     

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