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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 2, 1999
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging." - Hank Aaron
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Provinces in northern China have not received much rain for five years. Members of a missions agency recently toured the area with a Chinese pastor and several government officials, DAWN FridayFax (see http://www.jesus.org.uk/dawn/index.html ) said. Many officials of the provincial and state governments have visited the region, but have been unable to help.
. . ."Can your God make it rain in the next 20 days?" one of the officials asked the pastor, FridayFax said. When the pastor said yes, the official told him to begin praying. "If it rains in the next 20 days, we will know that it was your God who did it," he said. A heavy rain came 12 days later. "Now we believe that your God really answers prayer," the official said.
(Fred Miller via E-zine: MONDAY FODDER Mailto:email@example.com)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
What those advertising terms really mean:
NEW - Different color from previous design.
ALL NEW - Parts are not interchangeable with previous design.
EXCLUSIVE - Imported product.
UNMATCHED - Almost as good as the competition.
FOOLPROOF OPERATION - No provision for adjustments.
ADVANCED DESIGN - The advertising agency doesn't understand it.
IT'S HERE AT LAST - Rush job. Nobody knew it was coming.
FIELD TESTED - Manufacturer lacks test equipment.
HIGH ACCURACY - Unit on which all parts fit.
FUTURISTIC - No other reason why it looks the way it does.
REDESIGNED - Previous flaws fixed - we hope.
DIRECT SALES ONLY - Factory had a big argument with distributor.
YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT - We finally got one to work.
BREAKTHROUGH - We finally figured out a use for it.
MAINTENANCE FREE - Impossible to fix.
MEETS ALL STANDARDS - Ours, not yours.
SOLID-STATE - Heavy as lead.
HIGH RELIABILITY - We made it work long enough to ship it.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An American walking through the streets of London, passed under Canary Wharf (London's biggest building). As he stood there looking up a kid joined him. After a while the American turned to the kid and said "Do you realize son, that we have buildings like that in the States, only they're three times the size!".
"I'm not surprised," said the kid. "That's a Lunatic Asylum!".
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I've had quite a few readers ask for seismology sites. My favorite is the National Earthquake Information Center. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
Not only do they have information on thousands of quakes worldwide, you can even see maps of the most recent (and I mean RECENT) quakes taking place. Extremely interesting and very comprehensive for those of you doing research in this field. - Byron Bytesworth
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