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One Man's Perspective

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where do you spend your money?

With the family dollar stretched to the limit these days, I thought I'd take a few moments to share this piece that I had forwarded to me by a good friend. Every once in a while, I enjoy sharing these e-mails that I receive on a daily basis. See what you think.

* If you had purchased $1,000 of shares one year ago in:

- Delta Airlines, you will have $49 today;

- AIG, you will have $33 today;

- and Lehman Brothers, you will have $0 today.

But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for a recycling refund, you will have received approximately $210 or more.

Based on that fact, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily and recycle. It is called the 401-keg.

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Aren't you proud to be an American?

And while I'm at it, since I haven't really been terribly political lately and since I can't next Saturday because it's an pre-election weekend, I'll share this piece from the same friend.

Which side of the fence?

* If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.

If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.

If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.

A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.

A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll share this with his friends so they can have a good laugh.

A Democrat will throw it away because he's "offended."

Don't get offended, I have a lot of friends who are Democrats - that probably stuns most of you. In case you're wondering, the guy who forwarded me this particular piece is not, however. He is a strong conservative who served this country as a U.S. Navy Seal for 12 years before going into private business. So if you don't like it, tell him ... just make sure you do it from a safe distance.

Remember to vote Nov. 2, regardless of who you support. People are out there dying to defend your right to do so. God bless America.

Randy Cauthron
One Man's Perspective