Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Past 30? Tsk, tsk.

Race and gender were the hot buttons during the primary season. Now comes age. Polls will show that younger voters can look right past race and gender, but age is a deal killer. Interestingly, the same polls will likely show voters 65 and up shy-away from candidates in their age bracket. “Older voters really know what the measure of their infirmities are, even if they are well,” said Herbert L. Abrams, professor of aging at Stanford, who has written extensively on aging and presidential leadership.



Technically speaking, if you’re past 30 – you’re dying. That’s the age when there are more cell deaths in your body than cell replacement. Yeah? How come I can’t lose weight?



The conventional bombing of Tokyo killed more people than dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.



To get a better listening post on the communists, in 1954 the CIA dug a tunnel under Berlin that was 1,476 feet long. Somehow, our spooks hauled away 3,100 tons of dirt undetected and replace it with 125 tons of steel liner and 1,000 cubic yards of grout. The tunnel was discovered in 1956 when a team of East German telephone workmen unearthed the dig while inspecting the cable system.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do not know the 1/2 of it!
JR

Anonymous said...

Face it George! You've got fat cells.---Goose

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