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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:48 PM
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15. You bet yerass! Reminds me of one of the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes
in which they were facing the Borg. The big, terrifying, invincible, daunting, fearsome Borg - against whom no effective defense had yet been developed. There were a fair number of those episodes but in this one, the alternative strategy of finding an Achilles Heel. Like a bee sting or mosquito bite on a very large fearsome adversarial beast. Dr. Crusher says "it might stop a moment to scratch."

And one of my favorite illustrative moments comes from one of the later two "Jurassic Park" movies. It's a scene involving this big fearsome ballsy bounty-hunter-type dude, not scared of anything. Scoffs at all these people around him who are fretting about hungry, carnivorous dinosaurs-come-to-life and running wild. Then one day he's in the jungle off by himself just a bit maybe taking a pee or something, and this itty bitty dinosaur about as tall as a chihuahua would be, up on its hind legs, hops over and looks at him. He sneers and shoos the little critter away, and it scurries out of sight. But a few moments later it comes back and hops toward him again. He's a little annoyed and shoos it away again, and off it goes - but not out of sight this time. Just a few yards out of reach. And then it hops toward him yet again. He's starting to get perturbed, and shoos it away a third time, and it hops backward again - only just not as far away this time as it retreated a moment ago. And now it's got a friend. And the two of them hop toward him and they can't be shooed away as easily. The man starts getting unnerved. This time he's the one who retreats. They continue toward him. Now there's three of them. He's spooked now, and turns and runs. But now a whole bunch more of the little guys have joined the first three and there's actually a small crowd of 'em chasing him. And inevitably, he trips over some large protruding tree root and falls down. And you can guess the rest of the story.

Guys - we're not the big swaggering lout here. That's the 1%. We're the 99%: like the gang of itty bitty critters who - when hungry and in increasingly great numbers - can fell ANY Goliath that tries to defeat us, or threaten us, or even shoo us away.
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