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The Dead Horse Theory

This may be the key to understanding the Federal Reserve -- and just about EVERYTHING the Federal Government does.

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The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in modern business, education and government, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Changing riders.
3. Threatening the horse with termination.

4. Appointing a committee to study the horse
5. Arranging to visit other countries to see how others ride dead horses.
6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included
7. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired."
8. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
9. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed.
10. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance
11. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
12. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
13. Re-writing the expected performance requirements for all horses.
14. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position of hiring another horse.

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And a new government study

has determined that "living impaired" riders express less dissatisfaction with "living impaired" horses than do living riders, and concluded that affirmative action hiring of "living impaired" riders may be warranted. Nancy Pelosi has proposed new amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act . . .

Critics of the measure noted, somewhat cynically, that Speaker Pelosi received more votes from "living impaired" voters than any other politician in recent memory . . .

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

This is my opinion of the dead horse.

Those in control of the Fed (the dead horse) ran it into the ground, knowing full well they were looking to replace this horse with another one ( a global currency). All this talk about auditing the Fed, ending the Fed, are actually things the globalist want so they can usher in their new currency (their new horse). Which is why Ron Paul has very little problem now getting support to pass an audit the Fed bill, because he now has the support of the evil doers in Congress who want to usher in this new currency, and what better way to do so then audit the Fed, find them guilty of wrong doing, and demand we get rid of it for a new currency. A new currency the globalist evil doers control. Just like they controlled the last currency being the Fed.

Rand Paul says he is for auditing the Fed, but have you heard him say what it needs to be replaced with if the Fed is found corrupt and needs to be replaced. I bet you his answer in the future will be A GLOBAL CURRENCY because that's what all liberty minded people like him want. Feel free to ask him if you don't think I'm right.

And who do we get to thank when the Fed get's replaced with this new global currency the U.S. will have no control over, why they will be crediting those like Ron Paul and Rand Paul who demanded that the Fed be shut down and replaced. Rand the sell out will pick up the ball and sell this new global currency on to the American people and tell them it's a good thing.

The globalist are playing you, they are using our movement to do their dirty work, that's what I see. I'm sure Ron Paul knows all this but obviously doesn't care. Or perhaps he would like to explain why he wants to audit the Fed and what he plans to do after the Fed is audited seeing how the evil doers still control all three branches of government and will make those decisions instead of Ron Paul who will be retired then.

You're being conned, your being played, wake up to that fact people. Start thinking like the evil doers, start understanding that they try to control the message, NOT YOU. They control this message. Not you. Not Ron Paul. They wanted to kill this dead horse all along.

The dead horse metaphors are hilarious but ...

This illustration so perfectly reveals the fundamental flaw in every government scheme. Namely, THAT THERE IS NO WAY TO EVER QUANTIFY ITS DEGREE OF SUCCESS OR FAILURE. Double entry accounting shows exactly the degree of success or failure of a given business activity, but government does not use double entry accounting to manage its activities.

The dead horse metaphors are hilarious but a government official simply has no way of objectively knowing whether his particular horse is dead or alive. As a result government officials have not the slightest concern whether or not their program is working or not. In fact apparent failure is often justification for redoubled expenditures. Their only concern is how their program is perceived by voters, other officials with authority over them, in short: all the people with the power to affect the government official's personal standing, job status, economic well-being.

The roles for the federal government defined by original intent and the Constitution are not SCHEMES and do not suffer from the inability to quantify success or failure. For example: A foreign military threatens our borders, did our military repel the invaders or not?

egapele's picture

Killing every creature it deems

a threat to the horse.

incentive structure

It's good to point out the government's seemingly strange behavior, but what's missing here is the fact that the government's behavior is actually rational.

When violence and theft are legalized, when losses are socialized, when there is no feedback mechanism -- the incentive is be inefficient and stupid because that is what is rewarded.

We should

We should go to war with the people that sold us the horse. That's right patriot I'm gonna get my gun, Mount up and go get em. (yelling) YA HORSE! HAYA! YAAA!............................................(Moments later and deflated)Damn....

The horse needs stimulus! Or else!

Debase our currency so that we can give the horse more money! The horse will pay the money back when it's feeling better. I promise! And then we'll all be happy.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein

And when we've given it enough money,

it will be considered an essential component of our economy,"too big to fail." Cash infusions may be continued indefinitely as needed. And anyone who suggests that the horse may not recover will be deemed a threat to national security, possibly a domestic terrorist.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Claim that it is "Green Technology"

and give 500 million to a company producing dead horses.

Serious Addition: Need AN ALIVE ALTERNATIVE HORSE to mount

When riding a dead horse, one REALLY NEEDS an ALIVE ALTERNATIVE HORSE to mount in order to have the vision and motivation to dismount the dead one. Otherwise, one will stay on the dead horse for the temporary, tangible (financial) or intangible ("dignity", ego, whatever) benefits.

True? I think so.

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Suggest that ANY new Rider

Suggest that ANY new rider, of the dead horse, would be better than the one we currently have riding the dead horse.

Pledge your horse as security

for a loan. The bank will bundle the loan with others, leverage it, write derivatives on it, and sell it for a gazillion dollars. That's what made this country great!

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

The Madoff method

Sell the dead horse over the internet to several different buyers. Think of it as "fractional reserve" horse trading. Bundle the multiple sales as "accounts receivable" in a limited liability company, and sell stock in the company (Playful Ponies Inc.) . . . and buy a new horse for yourself with the proceeds. In case any cranky investors show up, practice saying things like, "How could I know the horse was dead? I'm not a doctor."

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...


I needed a good laugh tonight.

clearly the dead horse

... is not pulling his "fair share" . . .

Re-education camp !

Sell the dead horse at RonPaulYellowPages.com

for gold!

Thanks, I needed that grin

Thanks, I needed that grin and chuckle!

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Thanks, I needed that grin

Thanks, I needed that grin and chuckle!

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Liberty4Me's picture


- vaccinate the horse
- force health care insurance on the horse
- detain the horse indefinitely

Blame another country for dead horse, then invade them.

Establish a central bank, reap natural resources, and declare the horse alive again.

Table discussion of the dead horse until after the election

LOL...like they have done with the Postal Service. They know they have to combine smaller offices and lay off a gazillion workers to keep from going bankrupt...they have to continue bleeding cash until after the election...

Story on USPS' Financial Status

I don't remember the details, but about two years ago I read an article about USPS' financial status being fine, well within black, but at the time talk in the media and in the blogosphere was that the post office's status was that it was nothing but a money pit.

After I read that article, I decided to talk with a post man at my post office about USPS' financial status. He told me there are two (or three?) avenues of calculating USPS' status. He said what the media heads talk about is the incomplete and short sighted calculation, disallowing certain factors. He said the media reports are at the exclusion of those factors and that if the factors were included in reports, not only would people see USPS is doing well financially but that it's doing well despite the government's attempts to steer USPS into the ground.

I wish I could remember enough details to help you understand what that post man said to me. But perhaps you'll find it interesting enough to research it. If you research it and find something to add to what I wrote, please add it. I'd like to read it.

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1a. Apportioning blame for the horse's death.

1b. Whipping that person.

Great post

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Are just the ass, trying to ride the dead horse.


Dead horse beating should be an Olympic sport.

Through government studies the most efficient way to beat a dead horse is by swinging a dead cat.

LOL I laughed, but its all

LOL I laughed, but its all so true. Thanks for the chuckle.

Blessings )o(

The Dead Horse

That write-up is funny! lol. I laughed almost to tears!

"Appointing a committee to study the [dead] horse."

"Arranging to visit other countries to see how others ride dead horses."

"Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse."

These ones had me rolling! LOL!!!

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton