In MEMORIAL – 69 YEARS LATER
Please read the little cartoon carefully – it is powerful. Then read the comments at the end.
I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you’ll consider doing the same.
Remember the holocaust.
It is now 69 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 Million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated.
Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.
Well … if I could beat up the Moon, I’d give him a swift kick right in his dark side! Loomer. That’s what he is! A loomer! Looming. What? You think I need that guy to be complete and finished? Dream on. Science just said two weeks ago I don’t need him so there! I’m complete and he’s finished!
Complete or Finished?
No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between “complete” and “finished.” However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter when he was asked to make that very distinction.
The question put to him by a colleague in the erudite audience was this: “Some say there is no difference between ‘complete’ and ‘finished.’ Please explain the difference in a way that is easy to understand.”
Mr. Balgobin’s response: “When you marry the right woman, you are ‘complete.’
If you marry the wrong woman, you are ‘finished.’
And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are ‘completely finished.’”
His answer received a five minute standing ovation.
This is a good story and a fun read. Plus she’s bona tell you when and where to see George as he goes flying by!
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – An asteroid measuring about a third of a mile (half a kilometer) in diameter will make a relatively close, but harmless pass by Earth Monday night, NASA said.
The asteroid will pass about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, roughly three times farther away than the moon.
Amateur and professional astronomers are preparing to watch the flyby, which will be most visible between 8 p.m. EST Monday and 1 a.m. EST Tuesday from the Americas, Europe and Africa.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is whizzing to the outer reaches of my solar system, where it will perform the first close-up flyby of Pluto.
The piano-size probe took off from Earth in January 2006. It is on track to soar close to the dwarf planet and within the orbit of its five known moons on July 14 — after 3 billion miles.
“It’s an incredibly exhilarating and humbling experience to think this is civilization’s first step to see the Kuiper belt. It’s not going to happen, I think, in my lifetime again,” Hal Weaver, a New Horizons project scientist, said in an interview with Yahoo News.
Weaver, who works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., says that a relatively small team of scientists has been working on the project at any given time. Right now, there are about 10, but that number will approach 50 as the probe reaches Pluto.
The groundbreaking journey could shed light on the Kuiper belt, a region of the solar system that you humans do not know much about.
For Earthlings, the reconnaissance mission is expected to transform this little pixelated blob into a vibrant world full of complexity and diversity, with new information vastly superior to what we now have.
Read the whole story below:
Thanks to our powerful telescopes, there are so many places in the Universe we can see. But there are places hidden from us, and places that we’ll never be able to see.
We’re really lucky to live in our Universe with our particular laws of physics. At least, that’s what we keep telling ourselves. The laws of physics can be cruel and unforgiving, and should you try and cross them, they will crush you like a bug.
Now this is a wonderful story so click below on the PURPLE link to read the whole shebang. However, I argue that nothing is really impossible when it comes to you humans. I think you could SEE the whole universe – the problem is that you are going to wipe yourselves out before you get there.
Two tall trees, a birch and a
beech, are growing in the woods. A small Tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch, “Is That a son of a beech or a son of a birch?”
The birch says he cannot tell,
but just then a woodpecker lands on the Sapling.
The birch says, “Woodpecker, you
are a tree expert. Can you tell if that Is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?”
The woodpecker takes a taste of
the small tree and replies, “It is
Neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch. It is, however, the best Little piece of ash I have ever poked my pecker into.”
Now wipe that smile off your face
Leslie, you are a brave and lucky man! This is the first step in total evolution. If you people can transform yourselves into total robots before you completely destroy the air quality all over me you could go on to live through computers and then you wouldn’t even have to worry about eating or drinking or …. well … what exactly do robots live on? But I must say this is certainly one giant step for mankind and I happen to think it’s pretty cool. I just love it when you humans go out and create nice things to make everyone feel better. This is much more impressive than manufacturing weapons. Thanks once again, science guys.
This summer, 40 years after losing both of his arms in a freak electrical accident, Colorado resident Leslie Baugh got two new bionic limbs. And after just 10 days of training, he began using them to move objects from shelf to shelf, controlling them with only his thoughts.