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The Night Watchman speaks!

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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:12 PM

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a

Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."

So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instructions?"

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to
write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.


from two of many sources,

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edit on Sat Oct 26 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:23 PM
VERY good post! Government has gotten bigger than the people it serves; now the people serve government.
I really appreciate posts like yours that lay the facts out in terms 'politically inept' people like myself can understand!

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

This would be so ridiculously, unbelievably funny - like a stupid joke - if it wasn't so annoyingly true...however your story is missing several thousand employees hired before the firing of the night watchman!

So sad, but well said.

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:40 PM
A well-deserved S&F for laying it out so well. It could almost go in the jokes forum, except it's just too true, and pathetic.
edit on 26-10-2013 by aboutface because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:44 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

copy/paste/plagiarize much???

This is a word for word copy/paste from a common chain email...I thought spreading chain emails like this weren't allowed???
edit on 26-10-2013 by AlienScience because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

Very well done - bravo!!


Where's the right emoticon when you need it?

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:54 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

But just think. Without all that wasted activity, there would be nothing for them to do!

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

well that was the best OP I have seen in while.

You sir, have just OP'ed the crap out of

Really though, well done.

reply to post by AlienScience

..who cares. I didnt hear of it until it was presented here. I am sure many didnt.
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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 01:55 PM
Maybe we could fix it with a $1200 hammer?

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 02:41 PM
When you copy and paste something stupid being passed aroung the internet at least do some basic research first before you pass it on lest some one reveal that you are being made a fool. The Department of Energy was not created from nothing in 1977 it simply merged 3 different energy departements into one to make it more effcient and streamlined. It was not created do deal with the energy crisis or to get us off foriegn oil, that was the Federal Energy Administration that was created in 74 and then merged into the DoE. It also combined our nuclear energy and weapons reaserch/development and creation and also the Federal Power Commision.

As for the night watchman story that would be a true story say in the 1950s. Today we all know they would simply contract the job out to a private company that would provide a few part time minimum wage payed guards.

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 03:33 PM


Going forward, if you post something that is not 100% your own writing or work you must use the EX TAG, post NO MORE THAN 10% of the original (or three paragraphs, whichever is least), and GIVE A LINK TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL. If the work you are posting is not on the internet, from a book for example, you MUST give a credit for that Book ( the title), its Author and Publisher.

Thread closed, / Removed

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