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TWO ETHICAL QUESTIONS

Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had eight kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis; would you recommend that she have an abortion?

Read the next question before scrolling down to the answer of this one.

Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and your vote counts.

Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:

  • Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day;

  • Candidate B: He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college, smokes 15 cigars a day and drinks a quart of whisky every evening;

  • Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero. Preferred vegetarianism when ill, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extramarital affairs

Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Decide first, no peeking, then scroll down for the answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt

Candidate B is Winston Churchill

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler

The choices A, B & C above prove how easily our perceptions of people and circumstances can be shaped, by the 'facts' that are presented to us.

These 'facts' can 'favour' an evil man and make him appear virtuous and noble; and conversely, 'facts' can be presented to demonize a good man and make him appear despicable.

And by the way:

The Answer to the Abortion question:

If you said yes to the abortion, you just killed Beethoven. Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone.



Never be afraid to try something new...

Remember:

  • Amateurs built the ark
  • Professionals built the Titanic!


BY THE WAY: Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics? (dated approx.' year 2000):

  • 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
  • 7 have been arrested for fraud
  • 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
  • 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
  • 3 have done time for assault
  • 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
  • 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
  • 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
  • 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
  • 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year...

Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.

The same group of idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.