Back with Ma & Pa, a lecture was held recently at the grange. A dietitian addressed a large audience.
"The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Vegetables can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the germs in our drinking water. But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and all of us eat it. Can anyone here tell me what lethal product I'm referring to?"
Pa sat silently, his countenance growing ever lower as the speech continued.
"You, sir, in the first row, please give us your idea."
Without hesitation Pa scowled still further and replied,
----------------A Final Thought ...
"To whose gain? [Cui bono]"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. Pro Milone, ch. 12, sct. 32 (44-43 B.C.). quoting the tribune L. Cassius Longinus, when urging the voters how to decide; the phrase is often misapplied as meaning "what’s the good?"