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The English Language & Converting Stuff into Urine


A Primer on the English Language

This is the best and most interesting English lesson I have had in a long time.

Did you know “listen” and “silent” use the same letters?  Do you know that the word “racecar” spelled backwards still spells “racecar”?   And that “eat” is the only word that if you take the first letter and move it to the last, it spells  its past tense “ate”?  Have you noticed that if you re-arrange the letters in “illegal immigrants,” and add just a few more letters, it spells: “Go home you free-loading, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, non-English-speaking *[email protected]$^&, and take those other hairy-faced, sandal-wearing, bomb-making, camel-riding raggedy-ass bastards with you.”

How weird is that?  


How Seniors Can Make a Difference

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to “make a difference” in the world.  It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other “seniors” who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.

Harold Schlumberg is such a person:  He says: “I’ve often been asked, ‘What do you do now that you’re retired?’   Well I’m fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whiskey into urine.  It’s rewarding, uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling.  I do it every day and I really enjoy it.”

Harold is an inspiration to us all.

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