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    You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside

    the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs

    under the banana.

    Before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb

    toward the banana.

    You then spray ALL the monkeys with cold water. After a

    while, another monkey makes an attempt. As soon as he touches the stairs,

    you spray ALL the monkeys with cold water.

    Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the

    stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

    Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the

    cage and replace it with a new monkey. The new monkey sees the banana and

    attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, ALL of the other monkeys beat

    the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if

    he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

    Next, remove another of the original four monkeys,

    replacing it with a new monkey. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is

    attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment - with

    enthusiasm - because he is now part of the "team."

    Then, replace a third original monkey with a new monkey,

    followed by the fourth. Every time the

    newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

    Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why

    they were not permitted to climb the stairs.

    Neither do they know why they are participating in the

    beating of the newest monkey. Having replaced all of the original monkeys,

    none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.

    Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the

    stairway for the Banana.

    Why, you ask? Because in their minds, that is the way it

    has always been!

    This is how today's House and Senate operates, and this Is

    why from time to time, ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME


    DISCLAIMER: This is meant as no disrespect to monkeys.***

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    Sep 2011
    Napoleon, Michigan, USA


    Wow, I think you have discovered a cure.

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    Never mind.
    A Song bird, often mistaken for a Bird of Prey!

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