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03-27-2018 06:23 PM  7 months agoPost 1


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In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

03-28-2018 04:29 AM  7 months agoPost 2


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A Japanese company (Toyota)and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams
practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate
the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of
senior executives was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people paddling and 1 person
steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people

Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a
consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a
second opinion. They advised, of course, that too many people were
steering the boat, while not enough people were paddling.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent
another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure
was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering
superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 2
people paddling the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was
called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners
and free pens for the paddlers. There was discussion of getting new
paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for
practices, and performance bonuses for the managers. The pension
program was trimmed to 'equal the competition' and some of the
resultant savings were chanelled into morale boosting programs and
teamwork posters.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management team laid off one paddler, halted
development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles, and cancelled all
capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was
distributed to the senior executives as bonuses.

The next year, try as he might, the lone designated paddler was unable
to even finish the race (having no paddles), so he was laid off for
unacceptable performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next
year's racing team was out-sourced to India.

Sadly, the End.

Here's something else to think about: GM has spent the last thirty
years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can't make
money paying American wages. TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years
building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last year's

TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while GM racked up 9 billion in
losses. GM folks are still scratching their heads, and collecting


I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

03-28-2018 11:48 AM  7 months agoPost 3


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The CEO of Japan Air Lines makes $90,000 a year.

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03-29-2018 02:04 AM  7 months agoPost 4



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GyroFreak,, you know, the last Chevy I owned was a 98 Cavalier Z24,, the seat was not centered to the Steering wheel, if I noticed that first off I would not have let the wife buy it,, there's a lot more to the story, we also had a Dodge van, never again,, well, we buy Toyota now

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