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Re: Al Gore\'s world
Al Gore was paying a visit to an elementary school.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
In one class, he asks the students if anyone can give him an example of a "tragedy".
One little boy stands up and offers that, "If my best friend who lives next door was
playing in the street when a car came along and killed him, that would be a
tragedy". "No," Gore says, "That would be an ACCIDENT".
A girl raises her hand. "If a school bus carrying fifty children
drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved... that would be a tragedy."
"I'm afraid not," explains Gore, "that is what we would call a GREAT LOSS."
The room is silent; none of the other children volunteer. "What?"
asks Gore, "isn't there any one here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"
Finally, a boy in the back raises his hand. In a timid voice, he
says: "If an airplane carrying Al Gore and Bill Clinton were blown up by a
bomb, 'that' would be a tragedy." "Wonderful," Gore beams, "Marvelous! And
can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?" "Well," says the boy,
"because it wouldn't be an accident, and it certainly would be no great loss."
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