A Parable

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A Parable

Once upon a time, the people in a town decided to safeguard their valuables. They constructed a huge storehouse and put a trustworthy person in change of it. When people had business, they would ask their trustee and he would make appropriate withdrawals and dispensed the wealth back to them.

This system went on for several years without a hitch.

One day the down elected a new mayor. He demanded and recieved a key to the storehouse. Soon the mayor began to distribute large sums of money back to the people. He started do all sorts of things for people that cost vast sums of money. He threw parties, he built buildings, he constructed roads,

The trustee frantically warned the people that the politician was spending their wealth, but they ignored the warnings.

One day the storehouse was empty. (wait for it. ..)

 

 

 

So the townspeople hung the trustee.

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Or.....

 Once upon a time a town decided to safeguard their valuables.  The people placed all of their valuables in  a large storehouse and placed a trustee in charge of safeguarding it.  For years the system worked but the trustee pursuaded the town's mayor that he needed to tell the people to put more and more money in the safehouse.  The politician told the people they could not have money for the school or the streets because the store house needed to have lots of money in it or it would fail.

Finally, in utter disgust the townspeaopl stormed the store house and found it was empty.

Out behind the store house the trustee and the politician were playing poker.

 

 

The townspeople hung them both.

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A much more accurate description of true events...
land2341 wrote:

 Once upon a time a town decided to safeguard their valuables.  The people placed all of their valuables in  a large storehouse and placed a trustee in charge of safeguarding it.  For years the system worked but the trustee pursuaded the town's mayor that he needed to tell the people to put more and more money in the safehouse.  The politician told the people they could not have money for the school or the streets because the store house needed to have lots of money in it or it would fail.

Finally, in utter disgust the townspeople stormed the store house and found it was empty.

Out behind the store house the trustee and the politician were playing poker. 

The townspeople hung them both.

Nice! Sounds exactly as things have happened, although we have yet to carry out the last line...

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And....

Another pair-a-bull

 

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist....

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I dunno

 Well

 

The mayor fear mongered the citizens into thinking that they needed to place their valuables in the care of someone else. After much bread and circuses, the people didn't see that both the mayor and trustee had disappeared. When the people got hungry enough, they went to the storehouse only to find it empty and the mayor and trustee long gone.

They began to blame each other and fighting among themselves to the point of total destruction. The only ones left were too weak to fight, too weak to be productive and too discouraged to try.

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More Parabolic

One of the people in the town tried to warn everyone not to put their money and goods in the storehouse.

When the storehouse was found to be empty, he still had a stashes of money and other goods in his home.

The people, knowing what he had, marched to his house to rob him of his money and goods.

He was waiting for them and managed to pick most of them off with a high-powered rifle from his fortified home.

The remaining few waited until he thought the coast was clear, and attacked him when he had to leave his house.

Poet

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No parable here

 

Just a reminder folks. You can't be too careful.

https://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11551646-robbery-the-motive-f...

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Bulls in a Pile
Dogs_In_A_Pile wrote:

Sorry, I couldn't resist....

Me too ... couldn't resist 

RedBulls, of course

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bull market?
Dogs_In_A_Pile wrote:

Another pair-a-bull

 

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist....

Unbullievable.

Neither could I.

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Yes

Good one, Lands.

And Dogs and ao? LOL!

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