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Monday, January 4, 2016

THE UNDER SIDE OF 'UBER!'

In case ya haven't heard about it yet, there are pro's and con's to taking "Uber" rides ..........., especially on New Years Eve!

So ya might want to think twice about how you get home!

Some guy and three of his friends in Montreal caught an 'Uber' cab and spent about an hour, plus traveling somewhere between sixty and seventy km's, to get dropped of at their respective homes.

Only problem was there was a 8.9 X  multiplier on the bill since it was New ears Eve, and his total bill came to $1114.00

ONE THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED  AND FOURTEEN BUCKS FOR THE RIDE, BUNKY!

After the cops and Uber head office got involved, they all settled on a final bill of 500 bucks!

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News out of the Middle-East today that relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are getting worse! 

All we need know is a war between them, with a few of the other big players in the area jumping in,  and that whole cesspool might clear up ..., or out .., or away, all by itself! 

(Just let all the fanatics have a big free-for-all, or gang martyr, or circle jihad !!!!!!)

(Ya see folks,  at the root of their rivalry is Islam's centuries-old schism between Sunni Muslims, who make up the majority in the oil-rich Saudi Kingdom, and Shiites who dominate Iran. Their enmity has exacerbated conflicts in the Middle East and U.S. efforts to bring peace to the region. Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that it was severing ties with Iran, hours after Iranian protesters set fires in the Saudi embassy compound in Tehran to protest the execution the day before the Shiite cleric, Sheik Nimr al-Nimr.)

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Now here's a headline that is important to all us 'Baby Boomers' because one of these scientific advances was discovered during "our" time.


Periodic table gains five new super-heavy elements, filling up the seventh row of the periodic table!
Four newly discovered elements managed to squeak their way in just before the end of 2015.  Elements at the outer bounds of the periodic table are what chemists call super-heavy (a reference to their increasing number of protons, which correspond to their number on the table), and they're all super unstable. The elements have the names of Ununtrium, Ununpentium, Ununseptium, Ununoctium and  'Upsidaisium,' which was first introduced on the Bullwinkle show!"

Bullwinkle receives a letter informing him that his uncle Dewlap has passed on, leaving him a mine located on Mt. Flatten. Rocky and Bullwinkle set out to find it, and soon discover that they're being monitored by not only Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, but their old friend Captain Peter "Wrong Way" Peachfuzz, the new head of G-2. Peachfuzz has been sent to make sure Rocky and Bullwinkle find Mt. Flatten, as its ore, the anti-gravity metal Upsidaisium, is much sought after by the U.S. government. While under the guise of a pair of prospectors, Boris and Natasha manage to help Rocky and Bullwinkle locate Mt. Flatten, which floats high in the air due to the high amount of Upsidaisium within it. Once they reach the mountain, Boris and Natasha are joined by their intimidating superior, Mr. Big, who tells them that Pottsylvania also seeks Upsidaisium as a means to eliminate a traffic problem (by building cars with the anti-gravity ore). Eventually, thanks to Rocky's ingenuity, Mt. Flatten is transported to Washington D.C., and the Upsidaisium is put under lock and key by the government. Unfortunately, Boris attempts to smuggle the precious metal out of the government's reach, even going so far as to disguise himself as a U.S. general. Rocky and Bullwinkle are cornered by Mr. Big, but when they attack him, they find that he's really a very tiny individual. Mr. Big escapes into an Upsidaisium vault, and Boris and Natasha are put under arrest. Seizing a bit of Upsidaisium and using Rocky as a hostage, Mr. Big attempts to escape but is carried into the air by his ill-gotten gains, never to be seen again, resulting in another happy ending for the duo.
AND AS ALWAYS ....., REMEMBER, YA HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/01/04/periodic-table-gains-four-new-superheavy-elements-filling-up-the-seventh-row/


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