The Mouse Trap

Why should I care? - Presented by RKT

Does the Drop-out Crisis in America matter to you?

"If a single life holds no value, then none have worth" - Spartacus

Does it Effect Me? - Will I Affect others?

Meaning of Affect and Effect

In order to understand the correct situation in which to use the word affect or effect, the first thing one must do is have a clear understanding of what each word means.

  • Affect is a verb. It means to produce a change in or influence something.
  • Effect is a noun that can also be used as a verb. It means a change that occurred. When an "s" is added, "effects" means personal belongings.


http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/affect-effect-grammar.html

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WHOSE JOB IS IT ANYWAY?


This is a story about four people named

Everybody,

Somebody,

Anybody and

Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and

Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry with that because it was Everybody’s job.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it

but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

It ended up that

Everybody blamed

Somebody

when Nobody

did what Anybody could have done.

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Not this Game?

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Remember Old MacDonald?

GEICO Spelling Bee Commercial Did You Know Old MacDonald Was a Really Bad Speller
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Old MacDonald Had a Farm - E - I - E - I - O !

Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a chicken, E-I-E-I-O
With a "cluck, cluck" here and a "cluck, cluck" there
Here a "cluck" there a "cluck"
Everywhere a "cluck, cluck"
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O


Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O
With a (snort) here and a (snort) there
Here a (snort) there a (snort)
Everywhere a (snort-snort)
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O


Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
With a "moo-moo" here and a "moo-moo" there
Here a "moo" there a "moo"
Everywhere a "moo-moo"
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

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The Mouse Trap

A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package; what food might it contain?


He was aghast to discover that it was a mousetrap!


Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning,

"There is a mouse trap in the house, there is a mouse trap in the house."


The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said,

"Mr. Mouse, I can tell you this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me; I cannot be bothered by it."


The mouse turned to the pig and told him,

"There is a mouse trap in the house."

"I am so very sorry Mr. Mouse," sympathized the pig,

"but there is nothing I can do about it but pray; be assured that you are in my prayers."


The mouse turned to the cow, who replied,

"Like wow, Mr. Mouse, a mouse trap; am I in grave danger, Duh?"


So the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected to face the farmer's mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.


In the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital.

She returned home with a fever.


Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.


His wife's sickness continued so that friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.


The farmer's wife did not get well, in fact, she died, and so many people came for her funeral the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.


So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you, remember that when the least of us is threatened, we are all at risk.


http://swayamsat.org/blog.item.93/the-mouse-trap.html

Whose job is it anyway?

Does the Dropout crises have a relation to this story?

First They Came... Martin Niemöller

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_...

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