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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 30, 2001
If you are suffering from a bad man's injustice, forgive him lest there be two bad men. - St. Augustine
Source: This Day's Thought, http://ThisDaysThought.listbot.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I DON'T BELIEVE IN LOUISIANA
By Paula K. Barbee
Just because we don't believe in something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I personally don't believe in Louisiana. I mean, I've never been there, and sure it's on the map, and they show the Mardi Gras on TV and everything, but even if you took me there, I still wouldn't have to believe in it. After all, this is 2001, the age of wonders! Personal Computers can generate everything from Maps to College degrees to paper money. Most of what TV shows is made in a studio to appear "real". You could fly me there, but there is no such thing as an "elaborate hoax" anymore, you can create the simulation of anything if you take enough time and trouble. So, no I don't believe in Louisiana.
God, on the other hand, has changed my life, given me joy, taught me tolerance and forgiveness for those who offend or hurt me. He has brought me out of a meaningless, superficial, day to day existence and given me hope and purpose and love and people who care for me and for whom I care a great deal. He has shown me that He still speaks to people today, and loves all of us. He has given me wisdom beyond my years and touched my heart and my life in so many ways, it would take a great deal of time, more than I have here, to tell of it all. All of these things I have found in my relationship with God are real and I can see them. But Louisiana??? You must be kidding.
Copyright (c) 2001 by Paula K. Barbee, firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
EASY WAYS TO SAY NO
Part 3 of 3 [Jul 20, 25, 30]
I'd love to, but...
there are important world issues that need worrying about.
I'm uncomfortable when I'm alone or with others.
I promised to help a friend fold road maps.
I feel a song coming on.
I'm trying to be less popular.
my bathroom tiles need grouting.
I have to bleach my hare.
I'm waiting to see if I'm already a winner.
my favorite commercial is on TV.
I have to study for a blood test.
I'm going to be old someday.
I've been traded to Cincinnati.
I'm observing National Apathy Week.
I have to rotate my crops.
I have to knit some dust bunnies for a charity bazaar.
I'm having my baby shoes bronzed.
I have to go to court for kitty littering.
I'm going to count the bristles in my toothbrush.
I have to thaw some karate chops for dinner.
I'm going to the Missing Persons Bureau to see if anyone is looking for me.
I have to jog my memory.
my Dress For Obscurity class meets then.
I have to sit up with a sick ant.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An office reports that they have an answering machine that instructs callers to leave their name and address, and to spell any difficult words.
Early one Monday when the secretary was reviewing the weekend messages, she heard an enthusiastic young woman recite her name and address and then confidently offer, "My difficult word is reconciliation. R-E-C-O-N-C-I-L-I-A-T-I-O-N."
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/
Will commercial passenger planes get bigger in the future?
It is estimated that world air traffic will increase five percent per year over the next twenty years. Thus, changes in aircraft shape will be necessary in the not-too-distant future. One major manufacturer is thinking big, and one is thinking long-distance.
Airbus Industrie plans to meet the increased demand with the A3XX, a 555-seater with passengers in three classes. It will have a double-decker passenger compartment, a gym, and sleeping berths. Seats will be wider than ever before...even in Economy Class. This plane will be much bigger than anything currently in the air.
Boeing, however, believes that direct point-to-point flights, avoiding large airports, will be more popular, leading to a design emphasis that favors smaller aircraft with long haul capacity.
Pictures and more about the Airbus Industrie A3XX:
So urce: Gizmo of the Week http://features.LearningKingdom.com/gizmo/