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1. What do you call Sitting Bull's daughter?
2. What's a young Oriental?
3. What's a city in outer space?
4. What are worms to a fisherman?
5. What do you use to shoot pool?
6. What's a spouse you're tired of?

7. What does a belly dancer practice?
8. Where did Cleopatra live?
9. What's a thirsty surgeon?
10. What's a quick lawsuit?
11. What's automatic drive?
12. What's a bargain called?

13. What's a rich eccentric?
14. What are stubby fingers?
15. What's a make-believe ache?
16. What's a talent for fibbing?
17. What's a canine parent?
18. What's a small nail?

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Eleven students were clinging precariously to
a wildly swinging rope suspended from a
crumbling outcropping on Mount Everest.

Ten were from UNC, one was from Duke.

As a group they decided that one of the
party should let go. If that didn't happen,
the rope would break and everyone would perish.

For an agonizing few moments no one volunteered.

Finally the Duke student gave a truly touching
speech saying she would sacrifice herself to save
the lives of the others.

The UNC students all applauded.

Editor's Comment:
Some have asked why UNC is always the 'butt of the jokes' at "T & H". UNC
is a great school but I attended their arch-rival. Secondly, this demonstrates
how easily it is to make anyone look bad to the general public: i.e. blondes,
men, women, Republicans, Christians, etc. by the 'Elite Media'. Think about
it next time you hear a reporter ask Ted Kennedy what he ate for breakfast
& George Bush if he still wants to STARVE children!


Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too
much fraternizing with the enemy.

There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the
shore like an idiot.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in?
I think that's how dogs spend their lives.


Dear Howdy, Indeed I am a faithful Tarheel*, having both
MA and Ph.D. from their fine chemistry department.
But that doesn't keep me from getting a great kick out
of the humor propagated by what appears to me to be
a pack of wolves!!**

sent to me by a friend, so I really didn't "hear about
you" at all, and still haven't. All I know is what has
come in the two issues of the Newsletter
I have seen. The best to you.
S. P.

*Another name for UNC.
** UNC's archrival - NCSU.


You can't have everything, where would you put it?

If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

Eat right. Stay fit. Die anyway.

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.


"Not being on the air, that's not important. But I'd like
to be in the newsroom helping set the agenda."

Retired CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite

{Dear Walter, Fair news knows no agenda - Howdy}


Click on a country and see the local time. It's also
interesting to see how some areas don't use
Daylight Savings Time (like Arizona).



Unaware that Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time and Chicago on
Central Standard Time, a UNC grad inquired at the Indianapolis airport
about a plane to Chicago.

"One leaves at 1 p.m.," a ticket agent said, "and arrives in Chicago at
1:01 p.m."

"Would you repeat that, please?" the UNC grad asked.

The agent did so and then inquired, "Do you want a reservation?"

"No," said the UNC grad, "But I think I'll hang around and watch that
thing take off...."


Bible - God's Word in different languages...


Answers to Party Quiz:
1. Mischief
2. Asia minor
3. University
4. Debate
5. Acoustic
6. Stalemate
7. Naval maneuvers
8. Denial
9. Drydock
10. Brief case
11. Shiftless
12. Good-by
13. Doughnut
14. Shorthand
15. Champagne
16. Liability
17. Dogma
18. Attack
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Who's Afraid of the Rain Man?

May 19, 2006

I recently told you about Jason McElwain. He's the autistic high-schooler from Greece, New York, whose feats on the basketball court, in President Bush's words, "captivated our country."

Not surprisingly, McElwain's story is being turned into a movie. What is surprising is that this is not the only movie being made about autistic people.

There are at least three other films scheduled for release or in production about autistic people and their families. The most highly anticipated of them is probably Daniel Isn't Talking, starring Julia Roberts. Based on the novel by Marti Leimbach, it's the story of a woman whose seemingly perfect world is turned upside down when her three-year-old son is diagnosed as autistic.

Leimbach, whose nine-year-old son, Nicholas, is autistic, says that stories about autistic people "[dramatize] the fact that none of us have perfect children." In her estimation, this is why the stories have broad appeal.

As the grandfather of an autistic boy, I'm gladdened by the positive attention being given to people like my grandson Max, who has some amazing qualities. And one of BreakPoint's writers and a valued colleague is a single dad raising an autistic boy. This subject is close to home. But, as a Christian, I cannot help but notice that all of this attention is coming at a time when it's increasingly dangerous to be a handicapped child. They are squarely in the gunsights of those who are conducting what I call a "war on the weak," which is what this present series is about.

The best-known advocate of this war is Princeton Professor Peter Singer. He has justified the killing of a handicapped child if it "leads to the birth of another child with better prospects of a happy life." In this case, "the total quantity of happiness will be greater . . ."

It is tempting to dismiss Singer as a crank, that is, until you recall that, just last fall, the Netherlands legalized the killing of terminally ill children—this despite ample warning that the practice is not and will not be confined to the terminally ill. All Dutch children with birth defects are now at risk.

Outside the Netherlands, the threat is subtler, but no less real. Italian neonatologist Carlo Bellieni has coined the term handiphobia to describe the fear of having a disabled child. According to Bellieni, we in the West see "the fetus, as a means and not as the end they truly are." Thus, "the child is no longer loved unconditionally and respected as a human person."

Instead, we use prenatal testing to detect any identifiable defects in the unborn child. Those with such defects, like Down syndrome, are then aborted. As Bellieni puts it, "[A]s with all phobias, [the object of our fear] must be made to disappear."

Well, that's putting it starkly, but it is true: If a prenatal test for autism were ever developed, it would not be long before autistic people would also be "made to disappear." While Leimbach is right about no one's child being "perfect," Bellieni is also right about how much "imperfection" we're not prepared to accept.

That's why I hope that stories like young Jason McElwain's do more than make us feel good. I hope they also help us to understand the evil that comes from giving in to our fears.

This is part three in the "War on the Weak" series.

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Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a
piece of our mind.
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Since our Information Technology expenditures have risen dramatically, the corporate office has defined a low-cost alternative to computers. The goal is to remove all computers from the desktop by June 2006. Instead everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch.

There are many sound reasons for doing this:

1. No boot-up problems
2. No technical glitches keeping work from being done.
3. No more wasted time reading and writing emails.

Frequently Asked Questions from the Etch-A-Sketch Help Desk:

Q: My Etch-A-Sketch has all of these funny little lines all over the screen.
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I turn my Etch-A~Sketch off?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: What's the shortcut for Undo?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I create a New Document window?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I set the background and foreground to the same color?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: What is the proper procedure for rebooting my Etch-A-Sketch?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I delete a document on my Etch-A-Sketch?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I save my Etch-A-Sketch document?
A: Don't shake it.
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Researchers Make Light Travel Backward, and Faster Than Light
Friday, May 19, 2006
By Robert Roy Britt


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Reflective Silicon Chip Helps Detect Dangerous Bacteria

Abandoned Mines Compete to Become Particle-Physics Lab

Physicists Lose Some Neutrinos, Gain Some Information

Scientists Make Water Run Uphill

Baffled Scientists Say Less Sunlight Reaching Earth

Simple Experiment Creates Surprising State of Matter

It sounds nuts, but a scientist says his team has made light go backward. This is not a simple trick of mirrors.
Previous work has slowed light to a crawl. But in the new research, a pulse of light is given a negative speed and — as if just to make your head spin — the researcher says the experiment made light appear to exceed its theoretical speed limit.
If you are totally confused, don't worry. This reporter doesn't get it either. Nor do a lot of really smart scientists.
"I've had some of the world's experts scratching their heads over this one," says Robert Boyd, a professor of optics at the University of Rochester. "It's weird stuff."
The research was reported in the May 12 issue of the journal Science.
Though not normally stated in news reports, Science is a peer-reviewed journal. That means some experts read Boyd's paper and said it was good enough to publish.
That said, nobody would blame you if you stop here. Otherwise, grab a couple of aspirin, have a look at depictions of the experiment in this graphic or this QuickTime animation, and read on.

We're going to let Boyd do the explaining. This next sentence is the crux of it all:
"We sent a pulse through an optical fiber, and before its peak even entered the fiber, it was exiting the other end. Through experiments we were able to see that the pulse inside the fiber was actually moving backward, linking the input and output pulses."
"The pulse of light is shaped like a hump with a peak and long leading and trailing edges. The leading edge carries with it all the information about the pulse and enters the fiber first. By the time the peak enters the fiber, the leading edge is already well ahead, exiting. From the information in that leading edge, the fiber essentially 'reconstructs' the pulse at the far end, sending one version out the fiber, and another backward toward the beginning of the fiber."
Faster than light
Let's put that another way, verbatim from a statement issued by the University of Rochester:
"As the pulse enters the material, a second pulse appears on the far end of the fiber and flows backward. The reversed pulse not only propagates backward, but it releases a forward pulse out the far end of the fiber. In this way, the pulse that enters the front of the fiber appears out the end almost instantly, apparently traveling faster than the regular speed of light."
What about Einstein, who said nothing can exceed light speed?
"Einstein said information can't travel faster than light, and in this case, as with all fast-light experiments, no information is truly moving faster than light," Boyd said.
A spokesperson at the university's communications department added this: "Everything that defines the pulse that enters, also defines the pulse that exits. But the energy of the light does not travel faster than light."
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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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