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Cows

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM:
    You have two cows.
    You sell one and buy a bull.
    Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows.
    You sell them and retire on the income.

    AN AMERICAN CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
    You are surprised when the cow drops dead.

    ENRON VENTURE CAPITALISM:
    You have two cows.
    You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters
    of
    credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a
    debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all
    four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of
    the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island
    company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells, the
    rights
    to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says
    the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. Sell one cow
    to
    buy a new president of the United States, leaving you with nine cows.
    No
    balance sheet provided with the release. The public buys your bull.

    A CATHOLIC CORPORATION
    You have two cows.
    You sell one and buy a bull.
    Your herd multiplies, so you move the bull to another parish.

    A FRENCH CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You go on strike because you want three cows.

    A JAPANESE CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow
    and
    produce twenty times the milk. You then create clever cow cartoon
    images
    called Cowkimon and market them world-wide.


    A GERMAN CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You reengineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and
    milk themselves.

    A BRITISH CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    Both are mad.

    AN ITALIAN CORPORATION:
    You have two cows, but you don't know where they are.
    You break for lunch.

    A RUSSIAN CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You count them and learn you have five cows.
    You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
    You count them again and learn you have 12 cows.
    You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.

    A SWISS CORPORATION:
    You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you.
    You charge others for storing them.

    A HINDU CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You worship them.

    A CHINESE CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    You have 300 people milking them.
    You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the
    newsman who reported the numbers.

    A TASMANIAN CORPORATION:
    You have two cows.
    That one on the left is kinda cute...
    ... but the other one is your sister.
     

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