My dear uncle sent this in an e-mail. I liked it and thought it had some good points to ponder…

> CALIFORNIA
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> The Governor is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote
> jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor.
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> 1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie
> “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing
> what is natural.
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> 2. He calls animal control . Animal Control captures the coyote and
> bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.
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> 3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills
> the State $200 testing it for diseases.
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> 4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked
> for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.
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> 5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game
> conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous
> animals.
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> 6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “Coyote
> Awareness Program” for residents of the area.
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> 7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better
> treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the
> world.
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> 8. The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the
> attack. The State spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with
> additional special training re: The Nature of Coyotes.
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> 9. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit
> against the State.
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> WYOMING:
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> The Governor of Wyoming is jogging with his dog along a nature trail.
> A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
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> 1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and
> keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point
> cartridge.
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> 2. The buzzards eat the dead coyote.
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> And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Wyoming is not.

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