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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fw: Why the USA is in trouble



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From: Tom <tomcboban@gmail.com>
Subject: Why the USA is in trouble
To:
Date: Saturday, 27 September, 2008, 11:34 PM


  A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of 'why' our country is in trouble.
 
  1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)

 2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer who wanted to go to Capetown. Istarted to explain the length of the flight and the passport information. Then she interrupted me with, 'I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts'
  Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained, 'Cape Cod' is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa. Her response,
  'click'.
 
3. A senior Vermont Congressman called furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an oceanview room. I tried to explain that's not possible, because Orlando is in the middle of the state.
 
  He replied, 'Don't get smart with me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very narrow state!' (Oh, my God!)
 
  4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, 'Is it possible to see England from Canada ?' I said, 'No.' She then said, 'But they  look so close on the map.'
 
  5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas . When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed  he only had a one-hour layover in Dallas . I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he replied, 'I heard Dallas was a big airport, and  we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.' (Aghhhh!)
 
  6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 AM and got to Chicago at 8:33 AM. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn't understand the concept of time  zones. Finally, I told her the plane went really fast, and she accepted that.
 
  7. A New York lawmaker called and asked, 'Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?' I said, 'No. Why do you ask?' She replied, 'Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said  FAT, and I'm overweight. I think that's very rude. After putting her on hold for a minute while I looked into it --I was laughing--, I came back and explained that the code for the  Fresno, CA airport, is 'FAT' = Fresno Air Terminal, and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage..
 
  8. A Senator's aide called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii .After going over all the cost info, she asked, 'Would it be
  cheaper to fly to California , and then take the train to Hawaii ?'
 
  9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, 'How do know which plane to get on?' I asked him what exactly he  meant, to which he replied, 'I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them.'
 
  10. A lady Senator called and said, 'I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?'
 
 I asked if she meant she was flying to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane. She said, 'Yeah, whatever, smarty!'
 
  11. A senior Sena tor called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him that he also needed a visa. 'Oh, no I don't,.. I've been to China many times and I have never had to have  one of those.' I double-checked, and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said, 'Look, I've been to China  four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!'
 
  12. A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, 'I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York ..' I was at a loss for  words. Finally, I said, 'Are you sure that's the name of the town?' 'Yes, what flights do you have?' replied the lady. After some  searching, I came back with, 'I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a Rhino anywhere.'
 
The lady retorted, 'Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map !' So I scoured a map of the state of New York and  finally offered, 'You don't mean Buffalo , do you?' The reply? 'Whatever! Iknew it was a big animal.'
 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We, the American people don't want John McCain & Sarah Palin make a "3rd term failed & disastrous Bush Government"!


  • We, the American people don't want John McCain & Sarah Palin make a "3rd term failed & disastrous Bush Government"!


ABOUT MS. SARAH PALIN, (the Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate)
  • We, American people wonder how can a person who can not lead own child in righteous & moral ways can lead our country and us, the American people in the right ways.  The Republican vice president candidate, Ms. Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant without getting married.  Ms. Sarah Palin failed her moral and parental  responsibility towards her daughter and GOD and many others.  The Bible says: "If a person does not know how to rule own house, how can that person take care of others"
  • Ms. Sarah Palin should teach her daughter that Fornication and/or Adultery is a sin.  Doing sex under age 18 is a crime under United States Law before becoming the Vice President of our great, gracious, religious, Christian nation i.e. United States of America .
  • How can anyone who failed the above serious responsibility, can be responsible & qualified to be a Vice President.  When President Clinton had an improper relationship, the REPUBLICANS made him undergo wasting  toooooooooooo much American people's tax money and time.....I hope we all remember that.  He was tried to be impeached just for improper relationship - not for fornication or adultery.
  • Hey America wake up and get real.

About Mr. John McCain (the Republican Presidential Candidate)

  • John McCain is a great war hero of unnecessary & failed Vietnam War.  So he deserve a monument in Washington as a war hero, but he can not make himself a good president with wisdom & proper judgments Because he has no qualifications to become the American president.  He will draw our country to unnecessary war/wars with other country/countries as President, Bush did.  See what happened in the case of Iraq war.  Mr. McCain voted for the Iraq war, when Obama (the Democratic Presidential Candidate) voted against the Iraq war.
  • Now almost numerous Millions (1,000,000s) of the American people think that Iraq war was a big mistake. 
  • There was no weapons of mass distruction as President, Bush claimed.
  • Saddam Hussein, the Iraq president was hanged to death for killing 65 Iraqi people. 
  • As a result of this unnecessary war:
  • (1)  To conduct this war, Our President Bush had to sacrifice more than 4000 American sons & daughters and/or husbands & wives and/or fathers & mothers and/or brothers & sisters.who were in our most beloved troops. 
  • (2)  To conduct this war, numerous 100,000s of Americans & Iraqis got injured and/lost their beloved lives.
  • (3)  Numerous 100,000s of Iraqi people became injured, homeless and refugees in other countries as they became homeless, without clothes & food.
  • (4)  Numerous Billions (numerous thousands of Millions) of American Tax money was wasted for the above Iraq war leaving numerous old American people leaving hungry & without enough to live on.
  • (5)  There was not at all or very small number of Al Quida in Iraq before the war.  Now Iraq became the training grounds for Al Quida.
  • At the Republican convention, Mr. Juliani, former New York Mayor told Mr. OBAMA to ask advice from Mr. McCain about foreign policy.  Our President, Bush asked the advice to MR. McCAIN about Iraq war.  Mr. McCain authorized President Bush to go forward with Iraq war, causing the above sad results.  At the same time Mr. Obama advised President Bush not to go for the Iraq war.
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL USE WISDOM & RIGHT DECISIONS ALWAYS, WHEN OUR COUNTRY & WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED THEM.
  • So we will & must vote for Mr. OBAMA & BIDEN AS PRESIDENT & V. P.




Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fwd: Privatising Profits.... Socialising Losses...!



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From: suresh babu
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 7:48 AM
Subject: Privatising Profits.... Socialising Losses...!
To: Nam Sahasra <naamhs@gmail.com>

Somebody's summarized the whole fiasco in four words – "Privatizing profits… Socializing losses..!"

 


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We, the American people don't want John McCain & Sarah Palin make a "3rd term failed & disastrous Bush Government"!


  • We, the American people don't want John McCain & Sarah Palin make a "3rd term failed & disastrous Bush Government"!


ABOUT MS. SARAH PALIN, (the Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate)
  • We, American people wonder how can a person who can not lead own child in righteous & moral ways can lead our country and us, the American people in the right ways.  The Republican vice president candidate, Ms. Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant without getting married.  Ms. Sarah Palin failed her moral and parental  responsibility towards her daughter and GOD and many others.  The Bible says: "If a person does not know how to rule own house, how can that person take care of others"
  • Ms. Sarah Palin should teach her daughter that Fornication and/or Adultery is a sin.  Doing sex under age 18 is a crime under United States Law before becoming the Vice President of our great, gracious, religious, Christian nation i.e. United States of America .
  • How can anyone who failed the above serious responsibility, can be responsible & qualified to be a Vice President.  When President Clinton had an improper relationship, the REPUBLICANS made him undergo wasting  toooooooooooo much American people's tax money and time.....I hope we all remember that.  He was tried to be impeached just for improper relationship - not for fornication or adultery.
  • Hey America wake up and get real.

About Mr. John McCain (the Republican Presidential Candidate)

  • John McCain is a great war hero of unnecessary & failed Vietnam War.  So he deserve a monument in Washington as a war hero, but he can not make himself a good president with wisdom & proper judgments Because he has no qualifications to become the American president.  He will draw our country to unnecessary war/wars with other country/countries as President, Bush did.  See what happened in the case of Iraq war.  Mr. McCain voted for the Iraq war, when Obama (the Democratic Presidential Candidate) voted against the Iraq war.
  • Now almost numerous Millions (1,000,000s) of the American people think that Iraq war was a big mistake. 
  • There was no weapons of mass distruction as President, Bush claimed.
  • Saddam Hussein, the Iraq president was hanged to death for killing 65 Iraqi people. 
  • As a result of this unnecessary war:
  • (1)  To conduct this war, Our President Bush had to sacrifice more than 4000 American sons & daughters and/or husbands & wives and/or fathers & mothers and/or brothers & sisters.who were in our most beloved troops. 
  • (2)  To conduct this war, numerous 100,000s of Americans & Iraqis got injured and/lost their beloved lives.
  • (3)  Numerous 100,000s of Iraqi people became injured, homeless and refugees in other countries as they became homeless, without clothes & food.
  • (4)  Numerous Billions (numerous thousands of Millions) of American Tax money was wasted for the above Iraq war leaving numerous old American people leaving hungry & without enough to live on.
  • (5)  There was not at all or very small number of Al Quida in Iraq before the war.  Now Iraq became the training grounds for Al Quida.
  • At the Republican convention, Mr. Juliani, former New York Mayor told Mr. OBAMA to ask advice from Mr. McCain about foreign policy.  Our President, Bush asked the advice to MR. McCAIN about Iraq war.  Mr. McCain authorized President Bush to go forward with Iraq war, causing the above sad results.  At the same time Mr. Obama advised President Bush not to go for the Iraq war.
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL USE WISDOM & RIGHT DECISIONS ALWAYS, WHEN OUR COUNTRY & WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED THEM.
  • So we will & must vote for Mr. OBAMA & BIDEN AS PRESIDENT & V. P.




Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Google scanning Old Newspapers to get History Online


Google scanning Old Newspapers to get History Online

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 08:54 PM CDT

Google database will inflate with vitange stuff as it gets busy scanning old newspapers. These newspaper are not available online and Google wants to change that by bringing them online.

Google is partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives. From the smallest local weekly paper up to the largest national daily all gets under Google scanners.

As a result more old newspapers will be accessible and search-able online. For example check 1969 article of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 'We're on the Moon'.

Google will present you original newspaper in its purest form loaded with photographs, headlines, articles, advertisements - exactly as they were printed. As pointed by Google Blog, this is just beginning.

They will get more newspapers under their scanners by partnering with more and more publishers. epaper concept is really cool and vintage epaper sounds ever cooler - what say? Search existing stuff using Google News Archive

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Monday, September 08, 2008

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