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  •  Answering my own question... (3+ / 0-)
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    SarahLee, Carnacki, highfive

    A quick Google of "cost of pony" returns a quick response of maybe $1000 for a quality animal.  We will, like Oprah's infamous car giveaway, forget about upkeep, vets, dentists, hay, barns, etc.
    So, that's 250,000 ponies.  Who wants one?

    Many possibilities are open to you - work a little harder.

    by Rainman on Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 01:15:42 PM PDT

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    •  Further rambling (2+ / 0-)
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      SarahLee, Carnacki

      That is to say, who wants one of the 250,000 ponies available TODAY?  Didn't get one today?  Just wait - there'll be another 250,000 ponies available tomorrow.

      Many possibilities are open to you - work a little harder.

      by Rainman on Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 01:16:54 PM PDT

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      •  Haliburton Ponies? (3+ / 0-)
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        SarahLee, Carnacki, Rainman

        Your math works until people start realizing that the demand of ponies is going to go way up, including the cost.

        Actually, Haliburton would likely win the no-bid contract for the ponies and those would be about a million a piece.

        So, if you are going to spend any of this money, you are going to have to buy Haliburton first.

        The perfect plan, Is not the man Who tells you, You are wrong

        by dss on Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 01:24:35 PM PDT

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        •  Ah, now wait! (2+ / 0-)
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          SarahLee, Carnacki

          It's my money - I'm buying ponies.  

          Haliburton would promise ponies, but not deliver, leaving those fools who actually fed their breeding ponies doses of Viagra and hormones with pastures full of unwanted, surplus ponies.  The price will plummet, and I will be able to buy even more ponies.  (insert diabolical laughter here)

          Many possibilities are open to you - work a little harder.

          by Rainman on Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 01:27:19 PM PDT

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