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Laughing matters

Post by gordini » Thu 28 Feb 2013, 19:52

Daily Closing of India and Pakistan Border Crossing……
This is both fascinating and hysterical.
This Is how the border between India and Pakistan is closed every evening!
This is not a Monty Python comedy skit, but it does resemble one.
Keep in mind that each of these countries has nuclear weapons!
click below
http://www.wimp.com/indiapakistan
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Re: Laughing matters

Post by zahistorics » Thu 28 Feb 2013, 20:03

That is way cool. Tradition is a fine thing.

You should see some of the ceremonies here in the UK.

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Post by gordini » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 12:38

What deep thinkers men are.......
I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer.

The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking on various topics.

Finally I thought about an age old question:

Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts?

Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful
than a guy getting kicked in the nuts.
Well, after another beer, and some heavy deductive thinking, I
have come up with the answer to that question.

Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby;
and here is the reason for my conclusion.

A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, "it might be nice to have another child."

On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would like another kick in the nuts."

I rest my case.
Time for another beer.
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Re: Laughing matters

Post by alvin chetty » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 14:04

Pakistan and India was once one united nation and the only way for the colonialists to conquer them was do divide. seeing this border gates and procession is something i wont be able to find hillarious
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Post by Johann65 » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 16:19

alvin chetty wrote:Pakistan and India was once one united nation and the only way for the colonialists to conquer them was do divide. seeing this border gates and procession is something i wont be able to find hillarious
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Post by gordini » Tue 12 Mar 2013, 17:25

alvin chetty wrote:Pakistan and India was once one united nation and the only way for the colonialists to conquer them was do divide. seeing this border gates and procession is something i wont be able to find hillarious
Alvin,
Sit back and look at the bigger picture :idea: :idea: ;) ;)
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Post by gordini » Wed 13 Mar 2013, 08:02

SOME UNEXPECTED JOLLITY

Suppose that every evening, 10 men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to R100. If they paid
their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay R1.
The sixth would pay R3.
The seventh would pay R7.
The eighth would pay R12.
The ninth would pay R18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay R59.

So, that's what they decided to do.......
The 10 men drank in the bar every evening and were quite happy with the arrangement, until one day,
the owner said, "Since you are all such good customers, I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by R20".

Drinks for the 10 men would now cost just R80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected.
They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men, the paying customers - how could they
divide the R20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?
They realised that R20 divided by six is R3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share,
then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer
he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the
amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

Therefore, the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing.
The sixth now paid R2 instead of R3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid R5 instead of R7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid R9 instead of R12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid R14 instead of R18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid R49 instead of R59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free.
But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a rand out of the R20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "but he got R10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a rand too. It's unfair -
he got 10 times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get R10 back, when I got only R2? The wealthy always win!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all.
This new tax system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their
beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important.
They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists, labour unions and government ministers, is how our tax system works.
The people who pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction.
Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore.
In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D. Professor of Economics.

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Re: Laughing matters

Post by 73Ranchero » Wed 13 Mar 2013, 12:40

gordini wrote:SOME UNEXPECTED JOLLITY


For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
Nobody has ever explained it better ! :lol:
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Re: Laughing matters

Post by Burnthosetyres » Thu 14 Mar 2013, 06:39

Huh?
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Re: Laughing matters

Post by gordini » Thu 14 Mar 2013, 09:19

Burnthosetyres wrote:Huh?
:lol: :lol: :lol: Can you imagine her reaction :lol: :lol: :lol:
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