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In Washington D.C.

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A driver was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway outside Washington, DC.

Nothing was moving. Suddenly a man knocks on the window.

The driver rolls down the window and asks, “What’s going on?”

“Terrorists have kidnapped Congress. They’re asking for a $100 million ransom.

Otherwise, they’re going to douse them all in gasoline and set them on fire.

We’re going from car to car collecting donations....”

“How much is everyone giving, on average?” the driver asks.

The man replies, “About a gallon each.”

I agree with Iran's Supreme Leader

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I have to agree with what Ayatolla Ali Khamenei said.

"We are pessimistic towards the Americans

and do not put any trust in them," he said.

"The American government is untrustworthy,

supercilious and unreasonable, and breaks its promises."

I couldn't have worded it any better.:D

He obviously has had dealings with the American government

to be able to describe us so accurately!!

regarding Kenya

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When I was growing up in midwest (midlands) of the United States

I had some very good friends that I've stayed in touch with all my life.

A few of these are from my time living near one of the Native American "reservations"

My best friend in those days was a few years younger than me and started

college after I graduated.

He sent me a picture from his small midwest school one day in the late '70s of a young

man sitting on the concourse with a lunch bag of money and explained it.

The son of Jomo Kenyatta was sent to their unknown college for an education

and to stay out of publicity and to keep away from the media.

it was a success because only a few of his pals knew who he was or that

he got a monthly allowance that amounted to enough $100 dollar bills to

fill a lunch bag!

As anyone who follows the International news can see he is less less flamboyant

only now no longer feels the need for any restraint.... were that the case

he would not be up for charges in the International Criminal Court for

crimes against humanity stemming from the loss of the last election.

Now he can't get money from his daddy there are also charges of

misappropriation of fund:lol:

Man versus Woman

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Everyone who is or has been married or in a serious relationship....

tell me this isn't accurate.

Two Women Chatting

Woman 1: I had a fine evening, how was yours?

Woman 2: it was a disaster. My husband came home, ate his dinner in three minutes

and fell asleep in two minutes. How was yours?

Woman 1: Oh it was amazing! My husband came home and took me out to a

romantic dinner. After dinner we went for a long walk.

When we came home he lit candles around the

house and afterwards we talked for hours. It was like a fairytale!

Meanwhile their husbands are at work talking.

Two Men Chatting

Husband 1: How was your evening?

Husband 2: Great. I came home, dinner was on the table, I ate and fell asleep.

It was great! What about you?

Husband 1: It was horrible. I came home, there's no dinner because I forgot to

pay the electric bill - so the they cut the power and I had to

take my wife out to dinner which was so expensive that I didn't have

money left for a cab. We had to walk home and that took an hour.

When we got home I remembereed there was no electricity so I had to

light candles all over the house! After all that I was so aggravated I

I couldn't fall asleep and my wife was jabbering at me half the night!

Amanda Knox trial - AGAIN.

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it is time to bring back out all those tired Knoxy jokes because the Amanda Knox

appeal the overturned the conviction has itself been overturned by the Italian.

Supreme Court.

They must have been annoyed by all the jokes about Italy folding once again

under pressure from the United States.

While not exactly what you would call munter I don't reckon that Amanda Knox

would get a knickname like "Foxy Knoxy" if not for the pleasing assonance

of the rhyme with her family name.

After all she has never seemed to go out of her way to appear to be sexy.

There were a couple years when you couldn't avoide her in the news and it

appeared to me that she had the appearance of a librarian more than the sex

fiend the journalists were making of her.

Also I don't blamer the girl one iota for not returning to Italy for the new trial.

she spent 4 years in gaol-jail the last time around.

not likely to attack Syria

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why do I say that?

if our President and Secretary of State were not willing to send troops to Benghazi

when American lives were at risk from terrorists why shoule we expect them to send

troops to Syria when it is Syrians fighting each other and there is a question regarding

which side would be the correct one to support.

I knew a young man with a rapid reaction force who was on a ship at sea, geared up

and ready to move out to Benghazi as soon as they received the command but the

word to go never came and when they finally stood down it was all over.

After talking to him I knew that any comment talking about "not having knowledge"

or being unaware of nature of what was happening while it was ongoing was

nothing more than typical Washington spin and double talk.

that is why I am afraid that the present fuzz about Syria is not a serious

attempt to make an attack but is really another typical Washington attempt

to deflect attention from subjects that were becoming embarrasing.

such as the cost of the new Affordable Health Care Plan which is turning out

to be affordable only for the politicians who decided to opt themselves out

of this not so affordable plan. :P

Bashar al-Assad is the legal government whatever you think of him.

if we were to support the opposition we are basically siding with Al Qaeda terrorists.

it is a lose-lose scenario regarding any question of military involvement.

From what I have gathered from talking or writing with people I know in the area.

there is no wish for America to become involved - we have no business there.

just as we had no business in Iraq or several other places.

I was in Kuwait during the second Gulf War which was known in America as Desert Storm.

Soda pop that I remember...some of them I really like

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always hard to buy coke for my family.....

My mom always liked dad wanted R.C. I wanted Coke.

while it was being make Lime Coke was my fave.

when I was young Coke was king by an even larger margin than now.

Pepsi was a more distant second

RC Cola was third but the most popular in the south.

also doing quite welll were the following cola:

Diet Rite - ok but nothing special which is also how I describe Pepsi.

Tab - tab is great for diets but kind of ..meh.

Double Cola - my grandpa always got Double Cola

Like Cola - I really liked Like!

- you don't see like any more because it was unfairly and probably illegally banned

when they had the tricylclamate scare around 1970. some FDA pseudo scientist

combined several years recommended daily doage of cyclamates into one injection

and gave it to a lab rat every day until they they died.

cyclamates have been back on the shelves for several years because they are nothing

more than a concentrated sweetener.

there was also some that came in a variety of flavours

Yoohoo - most famous for their chocolate

Howdy Doody - named for a kids show that was well before my time

Nesbitts - west coast

Nehi - similar but from the midwest

when I was a kid I loved Grape Nehi.

I have heard several arguments over who made the best grape, orange, strawberry etc. Nesbitt or Nehi.

they are the Coke and Pepsi of fruit soda.

lemony drinks:

Seven UP

Bubble UP



Mountain Dew

Canada Dry Cactus Cooler

Sun Drop

I remember at the 76 station where I worked the soda machine had one called California Girl Sun Drop Cola.

for a few years and then it kinda dropped out of site. I looked it up and there are oodles of varieties of Sun Drop.

the first one started out as orange aide in 1929. that company also made a lemon drink.

Root Beer Ginger Ales





Canada Dry

Prune Juice

Mr Pipp

Dr Pepper - I like my Dr Pepper heated with a slice of lemon especially good on a cold day.

and don't forget Tonic Water.

when you are not mixing a drink tonic water is almost as good a Mountain Dew

and better than 7 Up.

Non - American sodas

Royal Tru-Orange = this is the best orange you will ever taste.

Sarsi - it is hard to describe - if you like Root Beer you will fall in love with Sarsi

if you love Root Beer you will be in heaven when you drink this.

Creamy Melon Soda - light and delightful, the best Japanese soda.

Burdock Soda - hard to find in the USA but I love it.

Irn Bru - only had it twice but enjoyed it

Blondes strike back.

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I have two blonds sisters and tbh they do some times fit the stereotype.


The blondes of the world got together and have decided to take revenge...

on the brunettes:

A brunette who's told too many blonde jokes.

Brown-bagging it.

No one else wants it.

So brunettes can remember them.


'Has the blonde left yet? '

The hair from a buffalo's butt was more manageable.

When was the last time you saw a blonde witch?

The invitation

A hostage


It matches their mustache

on the other hand one of my sisters was watching baseball ....

there was a close play at second base and she made this statement

"Tie goes to the winner!"

which reminded me why blondes have their reputation.

It was 20 years ago

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when my doctor diagnosed me with arthritis. I was not yet 40 but having neck and

should pain.

These days I thought I was just having slower reflexes because I'm getting older

but as the arthritis progresses it moves down and affected my shoulders and now my

wrists and fingers.

I am in good company - Sandy Koufax had to retire age 30 because arthritis prevented him

from properly holding the ball and throwing that amazing fastball.

James Coburn who was In Like Flynn for so many years has curled fingers from

arthritis in his last films.

John Carridine who was in so many great movies and the father of David and Keith

suffered from painful and crippling arthritis which was obvious in his last movies.

mine started to get sore in my thirties and probably is worse because I've been involved

in a few incidents that caused some damage to my skin and bones.

If I was to live my life over I doubt I'd change anything.

Besides - there is too much I don't remember so even if I did have the chance.

by the time I started to go through it again ....

I'd probably be having so much fun I would forget to consider making anything different.

and by the way - how many other grandpas are there on gamespot?

England great criticizes their team slow play

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England great Geoffrey Boycott accused Alastair Cooks men of poor cricket

as the over-rate slowed to a crawl on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes

Test against Australia at The Oval here on Thursday.

Hosts England may have already won the series at 3-0 up but they have so far

been on the ropes in this match.That was apparent after tea on Thursdays second

day when England captain Cook set excessively defensive fields even when Australias

tail-enders, rather than century-maker Steven Smith, were on strike.

Teams are meant to bowl 15 overs an hour under International Cricket Council (ICC)

regulations governing Test cricket.

If not, they can be fined and, ultimately, see their captain banned from matches for

repeat offences, although the rules do give scope for officials to apply allowances

for third umpire referrals and injuries.

But Boycott said the ICC all too rarely clamped down on slow over-rates, insisting most

leading teams were serial offenders when it suited them, and urged them to take

stronger action.

The field placing was disappointing, England knew Australia were going to declare,

but its poor cricket when a team is bowling five overs in half an hour.

and this is the type of play that makes cricket boring to watch.

if they play the game as it is meant to be played it is exciting...well at least interesting

if you know the rules.

Baseball isn't exiting to watch either especially on television:P

both sports can be interesting to watch if you have players or teams you like.