How Fights Get Started – 3

My wife asked me if a certain dress made her butt look big.
I told her Not as much as the dress she wore yesterday.

And that’s when the fight started…

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A man and a woman were asleep like two innocent babies. Suddenly, at 3 O’clock in the morning, a loud noise came from outside.

The woman, bewildered, jumped up from the bed and yelled at the man “Holy Crap. That must be my husband!”

So the man jumped out of the bed; scared and naked jumped out the window.
He smashed himself on the ground, ran through a thorn bush and to his car As fast as he could go.

A few minutes later he returned and went up to the bedroom and screamed At the woman, “I AM your husband!”

The woman yelled back, “Yeah, then why were you running?”

And that’s when the fight started…

The Last Message

A new friend, Tariq, forwarded this to me

Billy Graham had Parkinson’s disease. In January 2000, when he was 91 years old, leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, invited their favorite son to a luncheon in his honor. Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggled with Parkinson’s disease, but the Charlotte leaders said, “We don’t expect a major address, just come and let us honor you.” So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, ”I am reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honored by Time magazine as the ‘Man of the Century’. Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger, when he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn’t find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn’t there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn’t find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn’t find it.

The conductor said, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I am sure you bought a ticket.
Don’t worry about it.”

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to
move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, “Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t worry, I know who you are. No problem.
You don’t need a ticket. I am sure you bought one.”

Einstein looked at him and said, “Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don’t know is where I am going.”

Having said that Billy Graham continued, “See the suit I am wearing? It is a brand new suit. My children and my grandchildren are telling me I have gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more fastidious. So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion. You know what that occasion is? This is the suit in which I will be buried, but when you hear I am dead, I don’t want you to immediately remember the suit I am wearing. I want you to remember this: I not only know who I am … I also know where I am going. Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.”

The First Great Terrorist Act

The United States concealed its project to develop an atomic bomb under the name “Manhattan Engineer District.” Popularly known as the Manhattan Project, it carried out the first successful atomic explosion on July 16, 1945, in a deserted area called Jornada del Muerto (“Journey of the dead”) near Alamagordo, New Mexico.
Dropping the First Atomic Bomb

At 2:45 A.M. local time, the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber loaded with an atomic bomb, took off from the US air base on Tinian Island in the western Pacific. Six and a half hours later, at 8:15 A.M. Japan time, the bomb was dropped and it exploded a minute later at an estimated altitude of 580 +- 20 meters over central Hiroshima.
The Hiroshima Bomb
Size: length – 3 meters, diameter – 0.7 meters.
Weight: 4 tons.
Nuclear material: Uranium 235.
Energy released: equivalent to 12.5 kilotons of TNT.
Code name: “Little Boy”.

Initial Explosive Conditions
Maximum temperature at burst point: several million degrees centigrade. A fireball of 15-meters radius formed in 0.1 millisecond, with a temperature of 300,000 degrees centigrade, and expanded to its huge maximum size in one second. The top of the atomic cloud reached an altitude of 17,000 meters.

Black Rain
Radioactive debris was deposited by “black rain” that fell heavily for over an hour over a wide area.

Demaging Effects of the Atomic Bomb

Thermal Hear. Intense thermal heat emitted by the fireball caused severe burns and loss of eyesight. Thermal burns of bare skin occurred as far as 3.5 kilometers from ground zero (directly below the burst point). Most people exposed to thermal rays within 1-kilometer radius of ground zero died. Tile and glass melted; all combustible materials were consumed.

Blast. An atomic explosion causes an enormous shock wave followed instanteneously by a rapid expansion of air called the blast; these represent roughtly half the explosion’s released energy. Maximum wind pressure of the blast: 35 tons per square meter. Maximum wind velocity: 440 meters per second. Wooden houses within 2.3 kilometers of ground zero collapsed. Concrete buildings near ground zero (thus hit by the blast from above) had ceilings crushed and windows and doors blown off. Many people were trapped under fallen strunctures and burned to death.

Radiation. People exposure within 500 meters of ground zero was fatal. People exposed at distances of 3 to 5 kilometers later showed symptoms of aftereffects, including radiation-induced cancers.
Bodily Injuries

Acute symptoms. Symptoms appearing in the first four months were called acute. Besides burns and wounds, they included: general malaise, fatigue, headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, abnormally low white blood cell count, bloody discharge, anemia, loss of hair.

Aftereffects. Prolonged injuries were associated with aftereffects. The most serious in this category were: keloids (massive scar tissue on burned areas), cataracts, leukemia and other cancers.
Atomic Demographics (See 3 pictures below as sample of children born during several years after the blast)

Population. The estimated pre-bomb population was 300,000 to 400,000. Because official documents were burned, the exact population is uncertain.

Deaths. With an uncertain population figure, the death toll could only be estimated. According to data submitted to the United Nations by Hiroshima City in 1976, the death count reached 140,000 (plus or minus 10,000) by the end of December, 1945.

Health Card Holders. Persons qualifying for treatment under the A-bomb Victims Medical Care law of 1957 received Health Cards; holders as of March 31, 1990, numbered 352,550.

Sample pictures of children born during several years after the blast



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Some Pictures of the devastation caused by the Nuclear Bomb

Give Them Time and Love

After 21 years of Marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said “I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would Love to spend some time with you.”

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a Widow for 19 years, but the demands of my Work and my three Children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

”What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked

My mother is the type of Woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.
”I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,” I responded. ”Just the two of us”
She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she too seemed to be nervous about our date.
She waited in the door with her coat on.
She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel’s.

”I told my Friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed,“ She said, as she got into the Car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”

We went to a Restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the Menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

”It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were Small,” She said.

”Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the Favor,” I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation, nothing extra-ordinary, but catching up on recent events of each others life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, She said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

”How was your dinner date?” asked my wife when I got home.
”Very Nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack.
It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An Attached Note Said: “’I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; But nevertheless, I paid for two plates. One for you and the other for your wife.”
You will never know what that Night meant for Me. I Love You, My Son.”

At that moment, I understood the Importance of saying in Time: “I LOVE YOU! and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family.

Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till ‘some other time.’