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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 3, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all? - Dale Carnegie

Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:quote-a-day-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


There's a story that comes form the sinking of the Titanic. A frightened woman found her place in a lifeboat that was about to be lowered into the raging North Atlantic. She suddenly thought of something she needed, so she asked permission to return to her stateroom before they cast off. She was granted three minutes or they would leave without her.

She ran across the deck that was already slanted at a dangerous angle. She raced through the gambling room with all the money that had rolled to one side, ankle deep. She came to her stateroom and quickly pushed a side her diamond rings and expensive bracelets and necklaces as she reached to the shelf above her bed and grabbed three small oranges. She quickly found her way back to the lifeboat and got in.

Now that seems incredible because thirty minutes earlier she would not have chosen a crate of oranges over the smallest diamond. But death had boarded the Titanic. One blast of its awful breath had transformed all values. Instantaneously, priceless things had become worthless. Worthless things had become priceless. And in that moment she preferred three small oranges to a crate of diamonds.

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

If Cats Wore T-Shirts, Here's What They Would Say......

Purrrrfection Cannot Be Improved

If you don't like my attitude, you should see my owner!!

Take my advice...I'm not using it.

I'd like to help you out...Which way did you come in?

Cats know how we feel...They don't care, but they know.

As a house pet, I'm overqualified.

Personally, I don't believe felines are a fad. We're here to stay.

Submitted by B. B.


Bulletin Blooper:

"We are happy to announce the anniversary of Pastor Hinton and his very dead wife, Betty. The church will take a special offering to send them on a cruise to Alaska."

Should have been "very dear".

Source: Free Family Humor, mailto:freefamilyhumor-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

By Daniel Frykholm

HELSINKI (Reuters) November 2, 2005 - Care to find out what your neighbor earned last year, or how much your partner really has stashed in the bank? In Finland you can -- and a lot of people did Wednesday.

Every November when the Nordic nation's tax records of the previous year become public, Finns indulge on a massive scale in satisfying their curiosity about each other's finances.

Newspapers were crammed with lists of the wealthiest and highest-earning men and women in 2004.

Veroporssi, a private firm which offers income details on everyone in Finland via mobile text message, said it was its busiest day of the year and had no time to comment.

Iltalehti tabloid devoted a 24-page supplement to juicy details on which celebrity earned what, while sports stars like Formula 1's Kimi Raikkonen and Liverpool footballer Sami Hyypia, who escape high taxes by living abroad, were highlighted for being "zero-income millionaires."

"People have always been interested in taxation, because in Finland you don't talk about your income, it's considered very vulgar, and even more impolite is to ask what someone earns," said Reijo Ruokanen, managing editor of Iltalehti.

For more: http://tinyurl.com/b6qjj

Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com

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