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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 20, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A person is only as big as the things that make them angry. - Confucius

Submitted Jewel

Subjects: Anger


Dr. Walter A. Maier, a nationally known minister and gospel broadcaster, tells us that about one hundred years ago in Pennsylvania a murderer by the name of George Wilson, who was sentenced to be hanged, was pardoned by President Andrew Jackson. But he was such a hardened criminal that he rejected the pardon, and insisted that it could never be legal and valid until he accepted it. President Jackson consulted the Supreme Court, and Chief Justice John Marshall read the following verdict:

"It is hardly to be supposed that one under sentence of death would refuse to accept a pardon, but if it is refused, it is no pardon. George Wilson must be hanged."

And he was hanged . . .

[This makes me think about you. You have been offered a pardon. I certainly hope . . . ]

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) August 24, 1943, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by Dale Galusha

Subjects: Murder, Pardon

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Reasons Why Computer Geeks Make Better Husbands

The following was in the "Celebrations" section of the San Jose Mercury News. Ordinary people enter short articles stating why their friends or loved ones should be considered to be extraordinary.

Computer geeks require little mirror time (unlike the marketing guy I used to date).

You never have to worry about shopping for birthdays or Christmas -- a Computer Literacy gift certificate will do just fine.

No need to buy expensive work clothes--a couple pairs of jeans and Dockers will carry your computer geek for about two years.

I was the first woman on the block to have my own e-mail address.

My shopping list has been on a spreadsheet for about three years now.

Computer geeks never go carousing at bars -- just Fry's Electronics.

Computer geeks actually know how to program VCRs.

The biggest argument at our house: Mac vs PC.

There's always someone around to explain Dilbert to me.

My own Web site. 'Nuff said.

Source: Arizona Humor, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizona_humor/

Subject s: Marriage, Computer Geeks


What instructions did Noah give his sons about fishing off the ark?

Go easy on the bait, boys. I only have two worms.

Source: Prayer Works! E-mail list

Subjects: Noah

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Vital Statistics
Mobile Phones

60 - Percent of mobile-phone minuets used while driving

20 to 30 - Percent of accidents caused by "driver distractions," including talking on a mobile phone

1 - Number of states that prohibit handheld mobile-phone use while driving (New York, as of February)

30 - Number of states that are considering legislation banning hand-held mobile-phone use while driving

0 - Percent by which drivers' response times improved when using a headset versus a handheld mobile phone

Source: Health, April 2002, http://www.health.com

Subjects: Telephone, Driving

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