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You are deciding with your family whether to install a security system in your home. Read each scenario below and vote ?Yea? or ?Nay.? Note that in each scenario you must vote one way or the other ? there is no ?maybe? option, no ?need more information? option, or ?come up with a creative different approach? option.

 

 

 

1)? Scenario One

 

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a neighborhood that has experienced a number of violent break-ins in the past two years.

 

b.? ? ? The three companies that are competing for your business all have offered to install a security system for free with a 2 year contract.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $40 per month, but you can fit it into your budget by cutting back on some discretionary spending.

 

d.? ? ? The rest of your family supports installing the system.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

 

 

2) Scenario Two

 

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a neighborhood that has experienced a number of violent break-ins in the past two years.

 

b.? ? ? There is only one security company in the neighborhood and it has offered to install a security system for free with a 10 year contract. The contract also has a $2,000 early termination charge.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $40 per month and will be hard to pay given your current budget household constraints.

 

d.? ? ? Most of your family supports installing the system, although one family member suggests looking into do-it-yourself options instead.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

 

 

3) Scenario Three

 

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a relatively safe neighborhood that has experienced a low number of break-ins in the past two years.

 

b.? ? ? The three companies that are competing for your business all have offered to install a security system at a significant discount for $500.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $60 per month, and will be difficult to afford without some major cuts in discretionary spending.

 

d.? ? ? The rest of your family supports installing the system, but your spouse has added a provision to this current vote: if the vote passes, your family will spend a two week vacation at your in-laws house instead of going to the Caribbean like you had planned in order to save enough to pay for the new security system.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

 

 

4)? Scenario Four

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a relatively safe neighborhood that has experienced a low number of break-ins in the past two years. However, your mayor holds a press conference warning citizens that there may be a sudden increase in the number of break-ins in your neighborhood since they have been alarmed by anecdotes of break-ins in some of the other towns in your state.

 

b.? ? ? There is only one security company in the neighborhood and it has offered to install a security system for free with a 10 year contract. The contract also has a $2,000 early termination charge.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $40 per month and will be hard to pay given your current budget household constraints.

 

d.? ? ? Almost half of you family is bothered by the fact the mayor?s brother-in-law is the CEO of the one security company in town and they question the motives of the mayor.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

 

 

5) Scenario Five

 

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a neighborhood that has experienced some number of non-violent break-ins in the past two years.

 

b.? ? ? The three companies that are competing for your business all have offered to install a security system for free with a 2 year contract.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $100 per month and you will not be able to fit it into you budget unless some major cuts in spending are made.

 

d.? ? ? The rest of your family supports installing the system, but the only way to afford is to trade in your new car for a used one to get a much lower monthly payment.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

 

 

 

 

6)? Scenario Six

 

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a neighborhood that has experienced a wave of violent crime as cuts in your small town have laid-off five police officers. The reduction in town payroll has led the Mayor to cut your property taxes. At the same time, the Mayor has offered a large property tax incentive to attract a full-service security company to your community. It is widely known that the mayor supports privatization in general, having already privatized community buses and the water utility. The Mayor is up for re-election and his opponent is vowing to reinstate the laid-off police officers. The Mayor claims that the new security company in town is making things much safer and crime will come under control as more security systems are installed.

 

b.? ? ? The one security company in the neighborhood has offered to install a security system for free with a 10 year contract. The contract also has a $2,000 early termination charge.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $100 per month and you will not be able to fit it into your budget unless some major cuts in spending are made.

 

d.? ? ? The family discussion has erupted into a heated argument more about the Mayor than the security system. One family member supports the Mayor for lowering taxes. Another estimates that the savings on lower taxes is more than offset by the new security service charge. Another complains that the water quality has gone down due to privatization and argues that the Mayor?s policies are an attempt to privatize the police too. Your spouse wants to pack up and go on vacation at the in-laws?alone.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

 

 

7)? Scenario Seven

 

a.? ? ?? Your home is in a neighborhood that has experienced a number of violent break-ins in the past two years.

 

b.? ? ? The three companies that are competing for your business all have offered to install a security system for free with a 2 year contract.

 

c.? ? ?? The monthly service charge is $100 per month and you cannot afford it unless someone in your family takes a second job. Your family has also maxed out all its credit cards and there is no more room to cut in your budget.

 

d.? ? ? The rest of your family supports installing the system but refuse to take on another job. You are outnumbered 6-1 and your vote will not change the outcome (your family decides based on a majority vote). You are the only one in your family already working two jobs. You estimate that given your family?s current budget and cash in the bank, you will start missing payments on bills next month.

 

 

 

How do you vote?? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yea _____ Nay _____

 

Results will be posted later. Please put your responses to each number (Yea or Nay).

 

I will post the results for each of the people who answers.

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Ok Session closed!

 

 

Results:

 

NC Marlin

FishfanPR

DasTexan

Furman

DaGreatOne

 

you are all Flip Floppers!

 

 

Analysis:

 

? If you voted ?Yea? in every scenario, your mind is made up to buy a security system and concerns of how to pay for it whether or not it is necessary or whether there are alternatives do not make a difference. The world is black and white for you and if there is at least one reason to do something, you decide to do it regardless of the number of reasons not to do it. You might have been known to ?go jump in a lake? as a child.

 

 

 

? If you voted ?Nay? in every scenario, your mind is made up against a security system and concerns of the danger do not make a difference ? or your family itself is perpetrating these crimes on the rest of this poor community.

 

 

 

? If you voted ?Yea? in at least one scenario and ?Nay? in at least one other, you are a ?flip-flopper.?

 

:D :lol

 

I'm a proud flip-flopper :mischief

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tonyi: the loaded burglar alarm works

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that depends on how sophisicated the burgular is.

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You don't need to be too sophisticated to get into a lot of place with alarms on all the doors and windows.

 

In the northern areas not subject to hurricanes, its become common to just hang siding over tyvec over studs, with insulation, then the interior drywall - the only plywood is at the corners to give structural stability. Those places can be broken into by removing some siding (don't even need tools), then punching you way through the insulation and drywall.

 

In the south, many place with a roofed over porch area just have drywall ceiling over the porch. Punch through that and you're into the attic.

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what the point of this in relation to having a gun to protect you has to do is beyond me.

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tonyi: the loaded burglar alarm works

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that depends on how sophisicated the burgular is.

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You don't need to be too sophisticated to get into a lot of place with alarms on all the doors and windows.

 

In the northern areas not subject to hurricanes, its become common to just hang siding over tyvec over studs, with insulation, then the interior drywall - the only plywood is at the corners to give structural stability. Those places can be broken into by removing some siding (don't even need tools), then punching you way through the insulation and drywall.

 

In the south, many place with a roofed over porch area just have drywall ceiling over the porch. Punch through that and you're into the attic.

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Looks like you've done your fair share of break in's.

 

:mischief

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:blink: WTF???

 

What part of the "Can't change the options, no maybe, no other creative solutions" don't you understand?

 

That is what happens in congress. They debate and debate and debate, over parts of a bill that each congressman doesn't agree with... In the end, you'll always have to end up voting "Yea" or "Nay". There are no ifs or buts. You can fight to have the bill re-written but it doesn't matter when most of the congress approves the version you most disagree with... Welcome to politics.

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Any alarm that's not battery backed is worthless. The burglar will just walk over to your electric meter, cut the seal and pull the meter, killing all the power to the house. Takes about 5 seconds to pull a meter.

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slow ass thief.

 

 

 

 

 

oh ya nad blame furman for trying to add other conditions and not truly understanding how htis 'game' works.

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