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When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they
quickly discovered that ball point pens would not work
in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA
scientists spent a decade and $12 billion dollars
developing a pen that writes in zero gravity
upside-down on almost any surface including glass and
at below freezing to over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
 

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Dakota Tribe Vs Our Government

Reminds me of another good one that goes along with this:

Dakota Tribe Vs Our Government (and other places or institutions that I won't mention by name. Therefore, draw your own conclusions)

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

However, in government (and in corporate America) more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:


1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse..
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than live horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course my personal favorite...........

13.. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
 

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I am sorry to hear that it is not true.

I was getting quite excited about the excessive profits someone in the military industrial complex might have made on this.
 

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Well, ya busted my bubble and also my anti-virus went nuts on that website.
 

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Lupeloff, snopes set off anti-virus alarms? That sucks. It's a good site.
 

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Dzerzhinsky said:
Lupeloff, snopes set off anti-virus alarms? That sucks. It's a good site.
Yep, then it put a warning box about virus's that I had to reboot to get rid of, it just stayed in the center of my screen.
 
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