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10 Things You Didn’t Know About You

The human body is a great, sweaty, fluid-filled machine, moving and mixing chemicals with precision and coordination, making everything from memories to mucus. Here we explore some of the complex, beautiful or just plain gross mysteries of how you function.

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Old Bridge

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Fabulous Car Collection…Corvettes and others

Here’s the link for this fabulous collection…

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Peaceful Waterfall

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Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2008

Scene 1

Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it.
Joe drives to Obama’s house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood and where it’s clear residents make more than $250,000 per year.

Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink.
Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.

Obama asks Joe how much it will cost.
Joe immediately says, “$9,500.”
“$9,500?” Obama asks, stunned. “But you said it’s an easy repair!”

“Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year,
so I can fix the plumbing for everybody who makes less than that … for free,” explains Joe.

“It’s always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law,
and it passed earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way.

It’s known as ‘Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2008.’ Surprised you haven’t heard of it, Mr. Obama.”

* * * * * * * *
Scene 2

… Obama tells Joe there’s no way he’s paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves.
Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book looking for another plumber,
but he finds that many plumbing businesses listed are out of business.

Not wanting to pay Joe’s price, Obama does nothing.
The leak under Obama’s sink goes unrepaired for the next several days.
The leak is so bad that Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink, Obama calls Joe and pleads with him to return.

Joe goes back to Obama’s house, looks at the leaky pipe, and says “Let’s see – this will cost you about $21,000.”
“A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!” Obama quickly fires back.

Joe explains the reason for the dramatic increase.
“Well, because of the ‘Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act,’ a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own plumbing,
so there are fewer of you paying for all the free plumbing I’m doing for the people who make less than $250,000.
As a result, the rate I have to charge my wealthy paying customers rises every day.

“Not only that, but for some reason the demand for free plumbing work has skyrocketed.
This has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, and they’re not being replaced,
… nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they won’t make any money.

I’m hurting now too – all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won’t pay their fair share.”

Obama tries to straighten out the plumber: “Of course you’re hurting, Joe! Don’t you get it?
If all the rich people learn how to fix their own plumbing and you refuse to charge the poorer people for your services,
you’ll be broke, and then what will you do?”

Joe immediately replies, “Run for president, apparently.”

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Critical Morass

The fire at Los Alamos has had one significant consequence. A secret scientific document was discovered in a bunker whose security systems were mostly destroyed by the fire. This document was leaked to the public last weekend.

Actually it reveals nothing that we didn’t already suspect. But it does show that besides arsenic, lead, mercury, radon, strontium and plutonium, one more extremely deadly and pervasive element is known to exist.

This startling new discovery has been tentatively named Governmentium (Gv), but kept top secret for 50 years. The new element has no protons or electrons, thus having an
atomic number of 0. It does, however, have 1 neutron, 125 deputy neutrons, 75 supervisory neutrons, and 111 team leader neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, that are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since it has no electrons, Governmentium is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

According to the discoverers, a minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Governmentium has a normal half-life of approximately three years. It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the deputy neutrons, supervisory neutrons, and team leader neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium mass will
actually increase over time, since, with each reorganization, some of the morons
inevitably become neutrons, forming new isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to speculate that
Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as the “Critical Morass.”

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