2-3 November 2011

Quiz for people who think they know everything

There are only nine questions.

This is a quiz for people who know everything!

I found out in a hurry that I didn’t.

These are not trick questions.

They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for
several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be
replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear
inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is
genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get
inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw
and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least
half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned,
processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with
the letter ‘S.’

Answers To Quiz:

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends:
Boxing.

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara
Falls.
(The rim is worn down about two and a half  feet each year because of the millions of gallons of
water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several
growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside
the bottle.
The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree
The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon,
semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point,
quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed,
cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’:
Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates,
snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART… Today is National Mental Health Day.

You can do your part by remembering to send this e-mail to at least one
person. Well, my job’s done!

Just don’t send it back to me. I’ve already flunked it once!

This is what always happens when you visit any Israeli governmental office, bank, post office, etc.

After Gilad Schalit !

Jonathan Pollard, Gilad Schalit, Ransom, Prisoner Release, Gaza, America,  : Dry Bones cartoon.
The continued incarceration of Jonathan Pollard is an ugly stain on America’s honor.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Comments made in the year 1955!

I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $10.00.


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Have you seen the new cars
coming out next year? It won’t
be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.
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If cigarettes keep going up in
price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents
a pack is ridiculous.
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Did you hear the post office is
thinking about charging 7 cents
just to mail a letter.
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If they raise the minimum wage
to $1.00, nobody will be able to
hire outside help at the store.
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When I first started driving, who
would have thought gas would
someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving
the car in the garage.

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I’m afraid to send my kids to the
movies any more. Ever since they
let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.

I read the other day where some
scientist thinks it’s possible to put
a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .

Did you see where some baseball
player just signed a contract for
$50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the President.
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I never thought I’d see the day
all our kitchen appliances would
be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.
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It’s too bad things are so tough
nowadays. I see where a few
married women are having to work to make ends meet.
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It won’t be long before young
couples are going to have to hire
someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
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I’m afraid the Volkswagen car
is going to open the door to a
whole lot of foreign business.
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Thank goodness I won’t live to
see the day when the Government
takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are
electing the best people to
government.
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The fast food restaurant is
convenient for a quick meal,
but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.
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There is no sense going on short
trips anymore for a weekend. It
costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.
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No one can afford to be sick
anymore. At $15.00 a day in
the hospital, it’s too rich for my blood.
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If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
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Know any friends
who would get a kick out of these, pass this on!

Be
sure and send it to your kids and grand kids, too!

Will I Live to see 80?

Here’s something to think about.

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After
two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing
‘fairly well’ for my age. (I just turned sixty-something.)

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t
resist asking him, ‘Do you think I’ll live to be 80?’

He asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?

‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’

Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?

I said, ‘Not much… my former doctor said that
all red meat is very unhealthy!’

‘Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing
golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?’

‘No, I don’t,’ I said.

He asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have
lots of sex?’

‘No,’ I said…

He looked at me and said,.. ‘Then, why do you even give a damn?

Back Home

Israel, ki gilad schalit, china   : Dry Bones cartoon.
I’m back home in Israel. A few hours ago I returned from my lecture tour in China.

While in China I got the news of Gilad Schalit’s release. My immediate reaction was to sketch this cartoon in my notebook… but China’s policy of internet-blocking prevented me from either posting the cartoon or even seeing the Dry Bones blog!

As I say, I just got back, so I scanned the cartoon from my notebook and posted it.

And now I’m going to bed.

 

Goldstone Strikes Fatal Blow to

False Apartheid Analogy

Writes in The New York Times: “In Israel, there is no apartheid”

JERUSALEM – In a continued departure from the inflammatory language and false accusations in the Goldstone Report on the Gaza war, Judge Richard Goldstone today in The New York Times declared, “In Israel, there is no apartheid.” His op-ed article is a direct refutation of the campaigns conducted by a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have used the Goldstone Report to promote boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) and to demonize Israel, says Jerusalem-based research institution NGO Monitor.

25 Great Truths & possibly the 5 Best Sentences you’ll ever read.

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.

— John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

— Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.

— Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

— Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

— George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

— G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

— James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

— Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

— P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

— Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

11. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.

and if it stops moving, subsidize it.

— Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

— Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!

— P.J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

— Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!

— Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

— Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.

— Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

— Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

— Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

— Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

— Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class…save Congress.

— Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.

— Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

— Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

— Aesop

FIVE BEST SENTENCES

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for…another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?

Neither could I……

 

“Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

German View of Islam

This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.
A German’s View on Islam
A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’
We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march.. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China‘s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts–the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late.

The next time you’re bored and have nothing better to do, go to a public place, get out your cell phone, don’t turn it on, but speak into it like the guy in this video.

Click on the link below and see what I mean..

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