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January 31, 2015

My SMOD, My SMOD, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? [CBD]

Your labor is not your own...it is the Leviathan's....

A man owned a small farm in Vermont. The Vermont Labor Board claimed he was underpaying his help, so they sent an agent down to interview him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.

"Well," replied the farmer, "there's my farm hand -- I pay him $200 per week plus free room and board.

The cook has been here a bit more than a year and I pay her $150 every week plus free room and board.

Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours per day and does about 90% of the work.

He makes $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.

And, once in a while, he's pretty sociable with my wife."

"That's the guy I want to talk to -- the half-wit," says the agent.

"You're talking to him," replied the farmer.


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