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WITandWISDOM(tm) - December 1, 2006
If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison, inventor, businessman (1847-1931)
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
During the Vietnam War the Texas computer millionaire, H. Ross Perot, decided he would give a Christmas present to every American prisoner of war in Vietnam. According to David Frost, who tells the story, Perot had thousands of packages wrapped and prepared for shipping. He chartered a fleet of Boeing 707s to deliver them to Hanoi, but the war was at its height, and the Hanoi government said it would refuse to cooperate. No charity was possible, officials explained, while American bombers were devastating Vietnamese villages.
The wealthy Perot offered to hire an American construction firm to help rebuild what Americans had knocked down. The government still wouldn’t cooperate. Christmas drew near, and the packages were unsent. Refusing to give up, Perot finally took off in his chartered fleet and flew to Moscow, where his aides mailed the packages, one at a time, at the Moscow central post office. They were delivered intact.
By Charles Scriven
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 1991, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I jogged for three miles once. It was the worst three hours of my life. - Rita Rudner
"Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate." - Ambrose Bierce
I hate self-service gas stations so much. I was all dressed up once going to a formal affair, so I was standing there in the middle of the night, in an evening gown, pumping gas. I looked like the gas fairy. - Rita Rudner
"My gym has two-pound weights. If you're using two-pound weights, how did you even open the door to the gym?" - Dave Attell
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' - Dave Barry
Source: Jokeworm's Quotes, http://Jokeworm.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The banquet was about to begin when the master of ceremonies was informed that the clergyman invited to give the blessing was unable to attend. He asked the main speaker if he would oblige, and the man agreed. He began, "There being no clergyman present, let us thank God."
(Ananova 9/06) A company in Snowdonia has won an award for making greetings cards and gifts out of sheep droppings.
Creative Paper Wales won a £20,000 Millennium Award for its Sheep Poo Paper products, reports the BBC.
They collect sheep droppings from the surrounding mountains, sterilise it in pressure cookers and recover the washed and undigested fibres.
A sheep digests just 50% of what it eats. The recovered fibres are mixed to form paper and cardboard for the company's range of stationery and gift products.
Even the washing water is not wasted - it is distributed to local growers as concentrated fertiliser.
Founders Lawrence Toms, 38, from Rhondda and Lez Paylor, 38, from Caerphilly, said they had been keen to develop an idea which would be uniquely Welsh.
The company's plant at Aberllefenni, near Machynlleth, will be able to produce one to two tonnes of paper a year.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com