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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for October 25, 2019

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    Davis D Danizier (3D)  over 1 year ago

    The Ten Commandments:

    God could have said: “Thou shalt not rape.”

    Or: “Thou shalt not kidnap.”

    Or: “Thou shalt not torture.”

    Or: “Thou shalt not oppress the workers.”

    Instead he said: “Thou shalt not covet.” (Which undermines the whole market economy.)

    He went with covet. Oh, and honoring the Sabbath.

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    GreasyOldTam  over 1 year ago

    I worked for that company, very briefly. Trust me, ten mission statements is at least nine too many.

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    Bryan Farht  over 1 year ago

    When God is the only argument to defend/follow a rule, there is not only something wrong with the rule but also with the religion.

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    Bilan  over 1 year ago

    Funny thing is, corporate profits go up when they ignore those mission statements.

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    Kind&Kinder  over 1 year ago

    The search for best practices is endless. In the end, it comes down to do your best with a smile and a willingness to cooperate!

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    Superfrog  over 1 year ago

    Well that explains a lot. When you start calling policies “mission statements” then they stop being a management tool and become advertising.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 1 year ago

    Moses: “But then there wouldn’t be a movie about this, so ‘The Ten Commandments’ it shall be”.

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    sandpiper  over 1 year ago

    You can change the name of anything. You could call a zebra a duck. It doesn’t change the nature of it. God could have seen to it that the original wording remained the same despite all the efforts over the centuries to ‘make it right.’ Instead, like Eden, it was left to humans to interpret the instructions for assembly of our world and here we are. All hail the editors, for they have labored mightily and brought forth – chaos.

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    rudypoogamer  over 1 year ago

    I’ve always liked the late, great George Carlin’s version of the Ten… uh, TWO Commandments:

    “Thou shalt always be honest and faithful to the provider of thy nookie.”

    and

    “Thou shalt try really hard not to kill anyone, unless of course they pray to a different invisible man than the one you pray to.”

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    Watcher  over 1 year ago

    God had the right idea, it’s man who took his idea and messed it.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Moses had no idea that a president could break every commandment carved in the Tablets….

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    Dobby53 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    #11: Action Plan = Sending thoughts and prayers. Mission Accomplished.

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    Masterskrain  over 1 year ago

    I always thought it odd that the two MOST UNETHICAL AND CROOKED bosses I EVER worked for bragged about being SUCH GOOD CHRISTIANS…

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    Pickled Pete  over 1 year ago

    Do unto others before they do unto you.

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    Nathan Daniels Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And put them on a cat poster. That’ll help.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 1 year ago

    Turns out, it’s actually easier to ignore them.

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    mridenour  over 1 year ago

    The Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen … oh … ten commandments for all to obey!

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    monya_43  over 1 year ago

    There are many who prefer to consider them as the ten suggestions. Commandments are for others and to be broken if inconvenient.

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    little.jonesy333  over 1 year ago

    There’s a particular orange man that needs to study these “mission statements” especially since he is apparently ‘The Chosen One’.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I remember the Reader’s Digest condensed version of the Bible, with the 7 Commandments, the 32 days of rain, the 8 disciples, the 2 loaves and a fish …

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    marilynnbyerly  over 1 year ago

    If we could just follow The Golden Rule and do unto others as we would want done to us, the world would be a much better place. Personally, I’d add The Boy Scout Rule. Do a good deed every day. That’s been around many years longer than random acts of kindness.

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    rlaker22j  over 1 year ago

    all you non-believers might just want to change your mind just in case

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    yimhere  over 1 year ago

    The beginning of tabloid journalism….?

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    comixbomix  over 1 year ago

    And…you call those ‘tablets’???

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    chain gang charlie  over 1 year ago

    Old Moses “forgot” the most important one…“Thou shall not proselytize”…….

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    Snoots  over 1 year ago

    It surprises me how many people keep referring to the Ten Commandments as if they were still in effect… when Christians are no longer subject to those commandments. It shows I think, just how out of touch with scripture both non-Christians and Christians are these days.

    “The Law of Moses” (including the Ten Commandments) ended with the death of Jesus, and the “New Commandment” of Love replaced the entire thing. We no longer sacrifice animals for our sins. We no longer celebrate the Sabbath, the Passover or the Festival of Booths. We are Christians, not Hebrews. That’s what much of the book of Hebrews is about— the end of the old Jewish Law Covenant.

    Amazing how many people seem to be totally unaware of that major shift in Biblical history. That’s why instead of listening to someone tell us what the Bible says, it does good to open the book and read it ourselves.

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    fixed in post  over 1 year ago

    I’ve never known a middle manager to worry about a mission statement.

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    cmxx  over 1 year ago

    Mission statements change.

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    scaeva  over 1 year ago

    So every religion, from top to bottom of its priests and/or priestesses, is middle management. That’s a good point to keep in mind.

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    mistercatworks  over 1 year ago

    Considering how often mission statements coincide with what actually happens in a corporation, I don’t that re-branding is going to work.

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    bleu nez  over 1 year ago

    @Wiley – Sincere Congratulations, Sir!! Seems like to have EVERYBODY engaged this week. LOL

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    sandflea  over 1 year ago

    The 10 things to seriously ponder.

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    KevDoneIt  over 1 year ago

    someone doesn’t understand the market economy or capitalism -must be a socialist. How has that worked at any time in history. How many people have to die to again prove that it doesn’t work in the real world?

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    Iwa Iniki Premium Member over 1 year ago

    God is the only one true God.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 1 year ago

    Usually I would read a lot of negative reactions about religion. But I’m seeing positive ones as well. Did some of you have a revaluation?

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    I’m good with two:

    1: If it harms none, you may do it

    2: Protect the weak from the strong

    Note that rule 1 is a lot harder to get right than it looks on the surface: Not only is “harm” hard to be sure about, but “none” is also tough. If I start growing my own food, is the grocery store clerk or some ag worker somewhere “harmed”?

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    garibaldi99 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    If they were called the 10 suggestions, the human race would feel less guilty.

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    JimCashman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Oh so true. Top management takes the money. Low level management tries to keep the shop running with underpaid workers. And middle management play the game to make their jobs seem the most necessary by means of elaborate job descriptions and mission statements.

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    Bicycle Dude  over 1 year ago

    Yup, that sums it up nicely!

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    Fromthedeep  over 1 year ago

    3D brings himself in judgement over God. Good-luck!

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