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R K Singh
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A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him Into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a Fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things. When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible, and began to turn the pages. As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words ... PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?
(Marilyn removed > signs for better readability)
[ April 05, 2003: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

"Thanks to Indian media who has over the period of time swiped out intellectual taste from mass Indian population." - Chetan Parekh
Jason Menard
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Don't you already have a thread you started for this stuff?
[ April 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
sunitha reghu
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That thread is for jokes just jokes........
Rick Portugal
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You left off the end of the story!
The man then went to the car dealership and started the sports car. As he pulled on to the street, he was struck by a huge Mack truck that was transporting 50,000 bibles.
As he lie wounded, he saw his father, who had not died after all, paying off the truck driver. The man's father said "Storm out of MY house, will ya!?!" Then he hit his son between the eyes with a very heavy copy of the New Testament, killing him.


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Marilyn de Queiroz
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I think I like Ravish Kumar's version better.


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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Don't you already have a thread you started for this stuff?
[ April 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]

oppsss... Sunitha gave the reply ...
R K Singh
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His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish
farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his
family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby
bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There,
mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy,
screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer
Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow
and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage
pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An
elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced
himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had
saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You
saved my son's life. "No, I can't accept payment for
what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off
the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came
to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?"
the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly.
"I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the
level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad
is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be
a man we both will be proud of." And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools
and in time, he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital
Medical School in London, and went on to become known
throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander
Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years
afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from
the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his
life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman?
Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston
Churchill.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around. Work
like you don't need the money. Love like you've never
been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like
nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
Richard Hawkes
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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:
Someone once said: What goes around comes around. Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

Great sentiment and great story. According to Snopes (urban legend website) however, it never really happened:
http://www.snopes.com/glurge/fleming.htm
R K Singh
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The fields were parched and brown from lack of rain, and the crops lay wilting from thirst. People were anxious and irritable as they searched the sky for any sign of relief.
Days turned into arid weeks. No rain came. The ministers of the local churches called for an hour of prayer on the town square the following Saturday. They requested that everyone bring an object of faith for inspiration.
At high noon on the appointed Saturday the townspeople turned out en-masse filling the square with anxious faces and hopeful hearts. The ministers were touched to see the variety of objects clutched in prayerful hands - holy books, crosses, rosaries. When the hour ended, as if on magical command, a soft rain began to fall. Cheers swept the crowd as they held their treasured objects high in gratitude and praise.
From the middle of the crowd one faith symbol seemed to overshadow all the others: A small nine-year-old child had brought an umbrella.

When you do something in life, have complete faith that you will definitely succeed.
Never do anything half-mindedly.

FAITH is a great foundation to build your life
R K Singh
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Interesting read in case you have not seen this as yet.
Bill Gates' recent speech at Mount Whitney High School in Visalia,
California is worthwhile reading for anyone.
Love him or hate him, he sure hit the nail on the head with this one. To
anyone with kids of ANY age, and to all of us who were kids once, here is
some advice Mr. Gates recently dished out at a speech to the Mount
Whitney Student Assembly. He talked about how feel-good, and politically
correct teachings, created a generation of kids with no concept of
reality, and how this method was setting them up for failure in the real
world.
He concluded by outlining the following 11 Rules:
Rule 1: Life is not fair ... get used to it.
Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. However, the world
will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you start feeling good
about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $40,000 a year right out of high school, and
you won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers at McDonalds should not be beneath your dignity.
Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping . . . they
called it OPPORTUNITY.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine
about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and
listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain
forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the
closet in your own bedroom.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with recognizing that there are
winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have even
abolished failing grades, and they'll give you as much time as you want
to get the right answer on an exam. This doesn't bear the slightest
resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off,
and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. You
are supposed to do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have
to leave the coffee shop, and go out and find a job.
Rule 11: Be nice to NERDS. Chances are you will end up working for one
Gail Mikels
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Thanks - this is priceless. A few years ago (when the oldest was 15), I had it on the fridge for a while. Now, child #2 is 15... wonderful timing!!!


Gail Mikels
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There is probably a 15 yr old thinking:
Wait till I'm elected....
Then pupils will rate their teachers on an annual basis.
A pension should be given to teachers after 10 years of service or prisoners who spend over 10 years in prison. (Whichever comes first ).
Those who cause accidents should pay for the medical treatment of the victims.
Those who voted for the losing party in an election should pay less tax.
Those in public service should pay less tax.
Krishna Mohan
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Thomas..I will Vote for you.Wait till i get US citizenship
-Krishna


Programming is Fun.
HS Thomas
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Krishna, did
Vote for Losing Party , Pay No Taxes ' grab you then ?
YOU can vote for me in Britain from the US or wherever. Just make sure it's a losing vote.
Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Krishna, did
Vote for Losing Party , Pay No Taxes ' grab you then ?
YOU can vote for me in Britain from the US or wherever. Just make sure it's a losing vote.

Problem is, with an agenda like that you're likely to win the election so the plan gets implemented and the people who voted for you will need to pay MORE taxes to make up for the loosers paying less


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Balaji Loganathan
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My wife dresses to kill. She also cooks the same way.
- Henny Youngman
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
- Milton Berle
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- George Burns
I bought my wife a new car. She called and said, "There was water in the carburetor."
I asked her , "Where's the car?" She replied, "In the lake."
- Henny Youngman
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman
After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, "You know, I was a fool when married you."
The husband replied, "Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't notice."
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months - I don't like to interrupt her.
My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate. So I got myself two girlfriends.
A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it since the thief was spending much less than his wife did.
Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends.
You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, You wish you had ordered that.
Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?"
The father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying."
Young Son: Is it true, Dad, that in some parts of Africa a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her?
Dad: That happens in every country, son.
Then there was a man who said, "I never knew what real happiness was until I got married;
then it was too late.
A man placed an ad in the classifieds: "Wife wanted." The next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same : "You can have mine."
A woman was telling her friend, "I made my husband a millionaire."
"And what was he before you married him?" asked the friend. "A billionaire." she replied.
The trouble with being the best man at a wedding is that you never get to prove it.

A man, upon his engagement, went to his father and said," Dad! I've found a woman just like mother".
His father replied, "So what do you want? sympathy?"
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.
I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always.
It's not true that married men live longer than single men. It only seems longer.
Losing a wife can be very hard. In my case, it as almost impossible.
A man was complaining to a friend: "I had it all money, a beautiful house, a big car, the love of a beautiful woman - and then, BAM!, it was all gone!"
"What happened?" asked his friend. "My wife found out..."
Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go through life thinking they had no
faults at all.
I think one of the greatest things about marriage is that as both husband and father,I can say anything I want to around the house. Of course, no one pays the least bit of attention.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

A man meets a genie. The genie tells him he can ask for whatever he wants, But his mother-in-law gets double of what he gets. The man thinks for a moment and says,"Okay, give me a million dollars and beat me till I'm half dead."
Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewellery.
How do most men define marriage? An expensive way to get your laundry done free.
The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
Words to live by: Do not argue with a spouse who is packing your parachute.
ChanSan Mehbubani
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Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
That thread is for jokes just jokes........

Its for the jokers ,by the jokers.


I am a Papad
ChanSan Mehbubani
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Man: Son, whats your father's name?
Ravish: His name is Laughing.
Man: And your mother's name?
Ravish: Smiling.
Man: You must be kidding!
Ravish: Oh no! Thats my brother! I'm Joking!
Joe King
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Originally posted by Tanga Palti:
Man: Son, whats your father's name?
Ravish: His name is Laughing.
Man: And your mother's name?
Ravish: Smiling.
Man: You must be kidding!
Ravish: Oh no! Thats my brother! I'm Joking!

So am I
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Tanga Palti:


AW welcome to the family man
[ January 06, 2004: Message edited by: R K Singh ]
sunitha reghu
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1. Bangalore has the impeccable record of highest growth within a span of 20 years.
2. Bangalore has highest number of pubs in Asia.
3. Bangalore has highest number of cigarette smokers in India.
4. Bangalore has the highest number of software companies in India
-212, followed by Hyderabad -108, Pune - 97. Hence called the
silicon valley of India.
5. Bangalore has 21 engineering colleges, which is highest in the
world in a given city. Bangalore university has 57 engineering colleges
affiliated to it, which is highest in the world.
6. Bangalore is the only city in the world to have commercial and
defence airport operating from the same strip.
7. Bangalore has highest number of public sectors and government
organizations in India.
8. Bangalore university has highest number of students going abroad
for higher studies taking the first place from IIT-Kanpur.

9. Bangalore has only 48% of local population (i.e.Kannadigas). Hence a
true cosmopolitan with around Telugites 25% ,14%Tamilians, 10%
Keralites, 8% Europeans, 6% a mixture of all races.
10. Bangalore police has the reputation of being second best in India
after Delhi.
11. Bangalore has the highest density of traffic in India.
12. Bangalore has the highest number of 2-wheelers in the world.
13. Bangalore is considered the fashion capital of east comparable to
Paris.
14. Bangalore is rated the cleanest city in India.
15. Bangalore has produced the maximum international sportsmen in India
for all sports ahead of even Mumbai & Delhi.
16. Bangalore has produced the maximum number of scientists considered
for Nobel Prize nominations.
17. Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in USA
almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Bangalore (except
Gulf).
18. Bangalore is famous for THREE: Software Professionals, Girls and
Dogs.
NB. Bangalorens are famous for fwds and jokes
Avi Nash
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Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
1. Bangalore has the impeccable record of highest growth within a span of 20 years.
2. Bangalore has highest number of pubs in Asia.
3. Bangalore has highest number of cigarette smokers in India.

Wow!!! What an achievement!!!
:roll:
R K Singh
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Once there was loving couple travelling in a bus in a mountainous area. They decided to get down at some place. After the couple got down at some place the bus moved on. As the bus moved on, a huge rock fell on the bus from the mountain and crushed the bus to crumbs. Everybody on board was killed.
The couple upon seeing that, said, "We wish we were on that bus" Why do u think they said that?
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If they had remained on the bus instead of deciding to get down, the resulting time delay could have been avoided and the rock would have fallen after the bus had passed ...!!!
Think positive in life always and look for opportunities when u can help Others.
R K Singh
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There are many companies / brands / products whose
names were derived from strange circumstances.
Mercedes
This was actually the financier's daughter's name.

Adobe
This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran
behind the house of founder John Warnock.

Apple Computers
It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He
was three months late in filing a name for the
business, and he threatened to call his company Apple
Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a
better name by 5 O'clock.

CISCO
It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is
short for San Francisco.

Compaq
This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and
PAQ to denote a small integral object.

Corel
The name was derived from the founder's name Dr.
Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearch
Laboratory.

Google
The name started as a joke boasting about the amount
of information the
search-engine would be able to search. It was
originally named 'Googol', a word for the number
represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders
- Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry
Page presented their project to an angel investor,
they received a cheque made out to 'Google'

Hotmail
Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail
via the web from a
computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia
came up with the business plan for the mail service,
he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and
finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters
"html" - the
programming language used to write web pages. It was
initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective
uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide
whether the company they founded would be called
Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Intel
Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new
company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked
by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym
of INTegrated ELectronics.

Lotus (Notes)
Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from 'The
Lotus Position' or
'Padmasana'. Kapor used to be a teacher of
Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Microsoft
Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was
devoted to
MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened
Micro-Soft, the '-' was
removed later on.

Motorola
Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his
company started
manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio
company at the time was called Victrola.

ORACLE
Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a
consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence
Agency). The code name for the project was called
Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers
to all questions or something such). The project was
designed to help use the newly written SQL code by
IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry
and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring
it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created
the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for
the company.

Sony
It originated from the Latin word 'sonus' meaning
sound, and 'sonny' a slang used by Americans to refer
to a bright youngster.

SUN
Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the
acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas
Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla
recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture
computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a
UNIX-based OS for the computer.

Yahoo!
The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in
his book 'Gulliver's
Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in
appearance and action
and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and
David Filo selected the name because they considered
themselves yahoos.

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R K Singh
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In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, everything had to be
transported by ship. It was also before commercial fertilizer's invention,
so large shipments of manure were common. Manure was shipped dry, because
in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea)
hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began
again, of which a byproduct is methane gas.

As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and
did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time
someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were
destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.
After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship
High In Transit" on them which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough
off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not
touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T.," which has come down through the centuries
and is in use to this very day.You probably did not know the true history
of this word. Now understood the term !@#$%^&*.....
R K Singh
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U Smokers....





> HEALTH TIPS 10 Reasons to Stop Smoking Now
>
> Thinking about quitting smoking? Wondering if it really
> matters? Here are just 10 of the many health benefits that start the day
> you stop.
>
> 1. Do It for Your Family
> Your spouse and your children will be less likely to die
> from lung cancer or heart disease. If you think you're the only one who
> benefits from your quitting, think again.
>
> Environmental tobacco smoke kills spouses and children by
> increasing their risk of lung cancer and heart disease even if they
> never smoked. Your quitting can save their lives.
>
> 2. Do It for Your Children
> Women who want to have a baby have even more reasons to
> quit. Women who smoke are more likely to have a stillborn child or an
> infant who dies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Quitting will
> increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get, increase the chance
> your baby's lungs will work well, have fewer asthma and wheezing
> problems, and improve your baby's chances of being born healthy, instead
> of too early.
>
> 3. Do It for Your Skin
> Fewer wrinkles. The Surgeon General doesn't usually talk
> about wrinkles, but his most recent report on smoking concludes that
> studies show that smokers have more facial wrinkles.
>
> 4. Do It for Your Eyes
> If you stop smoking, you are less likely to become blind.
> You will be less likely to ever develop cataracts, a major cause of
> blindness. And quitting may also decrease your risk of macular
> degeneration, another frequent cause of blindness.
>
> 5. Do It for Your Mood
> You might think that smoking is relaxing, but think again.
> Research shows that women who smoke are more depressed and more anxious.
> Adolescents who smoke are more likely to have phobias or be anxious as
> adults. So, quitting may make you happier as well as healthier.
>
> 6. Do It for the Money!
> Think of all the money you'll save by giving up smoking. A
> good strategy is to put aside the money you save every day, and use it
> to buy something special to reward yourself for quitting. (Don't wait
> too long -- rewards every few days or every week will help you maintain
> your will power.)
>
> 7. Do It for Your Heart
> Women who smoke are more than twice as likely as other women
> to have a heart attack. Your risk of having a heart attack increases
> with the number of cigarettes you smoked, so stopping today makes a
> difference.
>
> 8. Do It for Your Lungs
> You know that smoking causes lung cancer, but did you know
> that lung cancer kills more women than any other cancer -- and that nine
> out of ten are linked to smoking? The numbers of women dying of lung
> cancer have increased by 600% since 1950, as the number of women smokers
> has increased. The sooner you stop smoking, the less likely you are to
> get lung cancer.
>
> 9. Do It for Your Life
> You'll live longer -- much longer! Women who die of a
> smoking-related disease lose, on average, 14.5 years of life. Even if
> you have trouble quitting, reducing the number of cigarettes could save
> your life. And women who stop smoking entirely can get many of those
> years back -- improving the chances that you will live to enjoy your
> grandchildren and even great grandchildren.
>
> 10. Just Do It!
> There are other benefits too -- for example, quitting
> smoking will cut your risk of stroke dramatically and lower your risk of
> bladder cancer and hip fractures. If the health benefits don't do it for
> you, think about this: wouldn't it be great to avoid that pathetic
> feeling of standing outside alone in the pouring rain or hand-numbing
> cold, grabbing that last smoke before going back to work?
>
> The best day in your life could be the day you stop.
>
>
> N STOP SMOKE COZ SOMEONE CARES 4 u....
R K Singh
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Posts: 5371
> It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls,
> career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across
the
> country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life,
Jack
> had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with
> those important to him. He was working on his future, and nothing could
stop
> him.
>
> Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night. The
> funeral is Wednesday."
>
> Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly
> remembering his childhood days.
>
> "Jack, did you hear me?"
>
> "Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of
him.
> I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.
>
> "Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were
> doing? He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over "his side of
the
> fence" as he put it, Mom told him. "I loved that old house he
> lived in," Jack said.
>
> "You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make
sure
> you had a man's influence in your life," she said.
>
> "He's the one who taught me carpentry," he said. "I wouldn't be in this
> business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me
things he
> thought were Important...Mom, I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said.
>
> As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his
> hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no
children
> of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away. The night before
he
> had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house
next
> door one more time. Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment.
It
> was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and
> time. The house was exactly as he remembered.
>
> Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of
furniture....Jack
> stopped suddenly.
>
> "What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.
>
> "The box is gone," he said.
>
> "What box?" Mom asked.
>
> "There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I
must
> have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me
was
> 'the thing I value most,'" Jack said. It was gone. Everything about the
> house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured
> someone from the Belser family had taken it. "Now I'll never know what
was
> so valuable to him," Jack said "I better get some sleep.
> I have an early flight home, Mom."
>
> It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from
work
> one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. "Signature required on a
> package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office
> within the next three days," the note read.
>
> Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and
> looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was
> difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. "Mr.
> Harold Belser" it read. Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open
the
> package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack's hands
shook
> as he read the note inside. "Upon my death, please forward this box and
it's
> contents to Jack Bennett. It's the thing I valued most in my life." A
small
> key was taped to the letter His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes,
> Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold
> pocket watch. Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing,
he
> unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved: "Jack, Thanks
for
> your time! - Harold Belser"
>
> "The thing he valued most...was...my time"
>
> Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and
cleared
> his appointments for the next two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant
asked.
> "I need some time to spend with my son," he said.
> "Oh, by the way, Janet...thanks for your time!"
>
> "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the
moments
> that take our breath away,"
>
> Send this letter to all the people you care about, if you do so, you
will
> certainly brighten someone's day and might change their perspective on
life,
> for the better.
>
> And...
>
> "Thanks for your time!!!"
>
>
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
> Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was
> dying of AIDS.
> From world over, he received letters from his fans,
> one of which conveyed :
> "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad
> disease"?
> To this Arthur Ashe replied:
> The world over --
> 5 crore children start playing tennis,
> 50 lakh learn to play tennis,
> 5 lakh learn professional tennis,
> 50,000 come to the circuit,
> 5000 reach the grand slam,
> 50 reach Wimbeldon,
> 4 to the semi final,
> 2 to the finals,
> When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD "Why
> me?".
> And today in pain I should not be asking GOD "Why
> me?"
>
>
>
R K Singh
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Posts: 5371
Scientists at the Rocket launching station in Thumba, were in the habit of working for nearly 12 to 18 hours a day. There were about Seventy such scientists working on a project. All the scientists were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.
One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him - Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

His boss replied - OK.. you are permitted to leave the office early today.

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 p.m

Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children. He looked for his boss,, he was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home.

Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children.

He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him.

His wife asked him - Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied - If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children???

Wife replied- You don't know - Your manager came at 5 15 p.m and has taken the children to the exhibition.

What had really happened was...

The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 p.m. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is established.

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss eventhough the stress was tremendous.

By the way, can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was???

H e was A P J Abdul Kalam.
Dan Maples
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 153
Originally posted by sunitha raghu:

6. Bangalore is the only city in the world to have commercial and
defence airport operating from the same strip.


Thats not true, in the US many airports are used for both commericial and military purposes.


-Dan
Jayesh Lalwani
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Joined: Nov 05, 2004
Posts: 502
Originally posted by R K Singh:
Scientists at the Rocket launching station in Thumba, were in the habit of working for nearly 12 to 18 hours a day. There were about Seventy such scientists working on a project. All the scientists were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.
One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him - Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

His boss replied - OK.. you are permitted to leave the office early today.

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 p.m

Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children. He looked for his boss,, he was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home.

Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children.

He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him.

His wife asked him - Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied - If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children???

Wife replied- You don't know - Your manager came at 5 15 p.m and has taken the children to the exhibition.

What had really happened was...

The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 p.m. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is established.

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss eventhough the stress was tremendous.

By the way, can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was???

H e was A P J Abdul Kalam.



His wife then said "when are you going to spend some time with me?"

He said Tommorrow night we will have a romantic evening with a naughty wink in his eye

Next day, he told his boss Sir, Thank you for taking my children. Today, I have to go early because I have planned a romantic evening with my wife
So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

His boss replied - OK.. you are permitted to leave the office early today.

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 p.m

Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his wife. He looked for his boss,, he was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home.

Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his wife.

He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him.

His wife asked him - Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied - If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about you???

Wife replied- You don't know - Your manager came at 5 15 p.m and...
Jayesh Lalwani
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Posts: 502
Originally posted by R K Singh:
In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, everything had to be
transported by ship. It was also before commercial fertilizer's invention,
so large shipments of manure were common. Manure was shipped dry, because
in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea)
hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began
again, of which a byproduct is methane gas.

As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and
did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time
someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were
destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.
After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship
High In Transit" on them which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough
off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not
touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T.," which has come down through the centuries
and is in use to this very day.You probably did not know the true history
of this word. Now understood the term !@#$%^&*.....



This too is false http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/shit.asp


The word shit entered modern English language derived from the Old English nouns scite and the Middle Low German schite, both meaning "dung," and the Old English noun scitte, meaning "diarrhea." Our most treasured cuss word has been with us a long time, showing up in written works both as a noun and as a verb as far back as the 14th century.
 
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