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Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.  Monica has spent the morning baking cookies to take over to Eric and Kristin’s house this afternoon.  Tyler and I have spent the morning concocting various schemes to abscond with some cookies fresh from the oven.  Mom is spending Thanksgiving with the Altoona-based family at Maria’s house, while Rick and Jilly and family will be at Rick’s, possibly enjoying an unconventional taco bar.  Hopefully Joe and Jodi will bring their dog to Rick’s house, and hopefully Anthony will break something expensive while chasing said dog.

Did the Democrats really win?

After reading all I can stand about the election results, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe the Democrats didn’t win so much as the Republicans lost.  I have no idea where the Democratic party stands on any of the important issues, their only campaign strategy seemed to be “We are not Republicans.”  Don’t get me wrong, I am glad to see Bush’s party take the hit, since it’s incompetent and corrupt, but it will be interesting to see if things do change for the better now that there is balance in our government again.  Do you think we’ll see significant benefits from the mid-term elections?

Fifty amazing science facts…

1 – The speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000 miles per second. In exact terms it is 299,792,458 m/s (equal to 186,287.49 miles per second).

2 – It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel from the Sun’s surface to the Earth.

3 – 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.

4 – The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an incredible 67,000 mph.

5 – Every year, over one million earthquakes shake the Earth.

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