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-- "If ignorance is considered bliss, why aren't more people happy?" -- Technologists - Idea People & Inventors are way ahead of the game. -- "When you watch these ads, the ads check you out" -- "Free tools to erase data for good" --

CIA - Freedom of Information Act - Area 51 - Roswell - 1947 - UFO Phenomenon - Ufologists - Fanatics - Conspirisy - USA - Francis Gary Powers - SAM Missiles - Top Secret - Stealth - B-2 - Orchestrated Deception - Blackbird - Flying Saucers - Sightings - UFO Flack - The Iron Curtain - Government Coverups - Russia - Hanger 18 - Debunkers - Diehard Conspiritists - Project Blue Book - By 1969, 15,000 UFO Reportings - We are not alone - Restricted Access Area - Groom Lake - Deny, Deny, Deny - Nevada Test Site - Skunk Works - E.T. - Lockheed - Exposure to hazardous waste - Intense Public Interest - Alien Cadavers - Anti-mater Reactor - Rachel, Arizona - The Black Budget, 30 Billion - Ground Motion Sensors - Nellis Airforce Base - R-4808E - Dreamland - 60 square miles - Cold War - Enola Gay - Pain of Punishment - Hide misconduct of crimes - Mystery of the Pyramids - Bermuda Triangle - Nostradamus - Food Poisoning - ABC Warfare - Special Weapons and Tactics Unit - SWAT Team - Manhattan - Twin Towers - Night Stalker - Geronimo - Osama Bin Laden - 9/11 Memorial - Ground Zero

-- "Life is short. You've got to live every day as if it's your last." -- President, John F. Kennedy
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-- "U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Origins & Development > Powers & Procedures > Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities" --
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-- BRITAIN’S nuclear defence HQ could be under threat from terrorists using Google Earth. --

-- "Pentagon plans blimp to spy from new heights" --

-- "New speed cameras trap motorists from space - Telegraph" --

-- "BBC NEWS | Technology | This website will self-destruct... " --

-- "You'll buy more from web ads that know how you think - tech - 07 December 2009 - New Scientist" --

-- "Combating terrorism with high-tech gear - Los Angeles Times"

-- During a House International Relations Committee hearing in 2003, the Secretary General of Interpol identified a disturbing potential trend when he testified that IP crime “is becoming the preferred method of funding for a number of terrorist groups.” A customs expert with the European Commission recently stated that al-Qaeda and Hezbollah are among organizations believed to be using counterfeit goods to launder money and fund their activities."

-- "Tourist or terrorist? Computer knows - Frontiers"

-- "Asteroid Catastrophy Calculator Automates Armageddon Advice" --

One reason the Military Services have trouble operating jointly is that they don't speak the same language. For example, if you told Navy personnel to "secure a building," they would turn off the lights and lock the doors. The Army would occupy the building so no one could enter. Marines would assault the building, capture it, and defend it with suppressive fire and close combat. The Air Force, on the other hand, would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.

Keep your mouths shut. :-X -- "Homeland Security to test iris scans for tracking illegal aliens" --

-- "BBC News - Mobile that allows bosses to snoop on staff developed --

-- "Track a GPS phone online" --

-- "On a Phone, Interfering With Flight Safety - NYTimes.com" --

-- "Researchers find ways to sniff keystrokes from thin air" --

-- "BBC NEWS | Technology | Snooping through the power socket" --

-- "Over 5000 US patents are now state secrets" --

-- "US soldier develops iPhone app to target the Taliban | Herald Sun" --

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-- Security and Self Defense Store - Products - Motion-Activated Hidden Cameras

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-- "Welcome to TroopTube by Military OneSource" -- TroopTube is the new online video site designed to help military families connect and keep in touch while miles apart. The site is designed for easy use, so you can quickly upload videos and share the simple joys of each day with each other.

-- "snopes.com: Sears Military Pay" --

-- "GovMilitaryRecords.com - Comprehensive Online Military and Army Records Searches" --

-- "Israeli military enlists robotic soldier - Innovation - MSNBC.com

-- "Computer Software Decodes Emotions Over the Phone : Discovery News" --

-- "Technology Improves Security for Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan" --

-- "FOXNews.com - Iranian-Backed Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones" --

-- "Technology Review: Flexible Screens Get Touchy-Feely" --

-- "Technology Review: First Acoustic Superlens" -- "Cloaking an object by directing light or sound around it."

-- "Underwear invention protects privacy at airport" --

-- "Airports all around the country now are switching from metal detectors to those high-tech scanning machines that show a naked image of your body. This is raising a lot of privacy concerns, especially among women. The good news? Airport security guys now are paying attention 100 percent." -- Jay Leno

-- "MIT Undergrads Create Shock Absorber That Generates Energy - Renewable Energy World -- February 23, 2009" --

-- “My children will spend their adult lives being dropped into new worlds of technology, politics and human behavior with changes that come more and more quickly,” she says. “They will spend their lives figuring out the rules for these new worlds and how to navigate through new cultures." -- "The Associated Press: Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats"

-- "Do sex offenders live in your area?" --

-- "FBI probing Pa. school webcam spy case" --

-- "News Analysis: Courts grapple with law enforcement's use of GPS tracking" --

-- "Facial Recognition Comes to Facebook" --

-- "Luxand - Blink! - Login to Your PC by Simply Looking at It!" -- Grow a beard or mustache, or shave it off. Use makeup or dye your hair. Wear or remove glasses or contact lenses. Blink! will recognize you and let you login to your PC, no matter what. - Advanced biometric identification algorithms used in Blink! enable it to adjust to changes in your personal appearance.

-- "If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do........ the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." --
-- George S. Patton, General

-- "Apple, Google tap phone location data: Apple's iPhones and Google's Android phones send back data about the locations of the users to the technology companies, the Wall Street Journal reported." --

-- "One Per Cent: Inflatable antenna you can stick in your backpack" --

-- "Scientists debate a robot war - Innovation" --

-- "Smarter Than You Think - When Computers Keep Watch - NYTimes.com" -- Computers That See You and Keep Watch Over You

"Inventors, Who Are Your Gatekeepers?"

The BBB offers the following tips for buyers making purchases on eBay or similar sites:

Pay by PayPal or use a credit card or debit card. Never pay a stranger with cash or via any type of wire transfer. Be very cautious when purchasing any item through a “Buy It Now” offer when the price is significantly lower than the prices of similar sale items. Beware of sellers who say they are offering items at unusually low prices because they want to sell quickly.

If you think you’ve been directed to a fraudulent web page, ask a representative of the original site directly. Any seller who goes to the trouble of setting up a phony web page is doing it for a reason.

It pays to be skeptical. If something doesn’t seem right about a transaction, it is usually best to walk away from it. If you have questions, contact the BBB at www.bbb.org or call 314-645-3300.

Contacts: Michelle Corey, President & CEO, 314-645-3300, mcorey@stlouisbbb.org, or Chris Thetford, Director of Communications, 314-645-3300, communications@stlouisbbb.org

The BBB is a non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports, charity wise-giving reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information.

-- "The Wired Repo Man: He’s Not ‘As Seen on TV’" --

== "Shoring up Supply Chain Security : Industrial Market Trends"

-- "10 Tips: Beat 'Gotcha Capitalism'" --

-- "My Way News - Poll: Technology connects students, brings stress" --

-- Answer me this one? -- "If ignorance is considered bliss, why aren't more people happy?"

-- Yeah, and what's this about scams? --
-- There were no scams before the year 1967, ya-know? The word "scam" was first introduced into our vocabulary then, not before, so nobody before then could've been scammed!!

-- "The secret list of ID theft victims - Security" --

-- "Researchers: Social Security Numbers Can Be Guessed" --

-- "Go online for background checks" --

-- "Countrywide whistleblower reports 'liar loans'" --

FREE: The "X” List:
Discover if YOUR bank or insurance company is at risk of failure!
-- "Did Pentagon lose billions, pennies at a time? - Capitol Hill" --

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<<--- "Welcome to the Idea Rights web page.
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--->> --->> inventRight -"Road Map" - Helping to Bring Your Idea to Market --> "I understand that there is absolutely zero risk on my part. I can preview Stephen's system in its entirety (that's over 3 information-packed hours!) without risking a single dime. If it's not the most informative and easy investment I've ever made, or if I'm not completely satisfied for any reason, I can return the course within 30 days and my entire purchase price will be refunded -- no questions asked."

-- "inventRight - Successful inventor Stephen Key helps you bring your invention or product idea to market through licensing." --

-- "inventRight - Successful inventor Stephen Key helps you bring your invention or product idea to market through licensing - Here are just a few of our successful inventors." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------> >
"Spam Slams InventorSpot | Inventors Digest" --
"Inventor website InventorSpot will shut its online forums Monday (Feb. 21), citing lack of resources to police an avalanche of spam from self-promoters."

-- "Make your passwords unbreakable but memorable - Tips, Reviews and Advice on All Things Digital - The Kim Komando Radio Show"

"SEX! YOU WAN'T SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"

IT MAY STAGGER THE MIND!!

-- Some things take years before they pay off, but it's worth it:

"On July 20, 1965, as Commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to step foot on the Moon.

His first words after stepping on the Moon, "That's one step for Man, one Giant Leap for Mankind," were televised to Earth and heard by millions.

But just before he reentered the Lander he made the enigmatic remark, "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut.

However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American Space Programs.

Over the years many people questioned Armstrong, asking what the "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky...statement meant, but Armstrong always smiled.

On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida while answering questions following a speech, a Reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded.

Mr. Gorsky died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

In 1938, when he was a kid in a small midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard.

His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by the bedroom windows.

His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky.

As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky - "SEX! YOU WAN'T SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"

True Story.

"In any case, I think we can take this statement by Eric M. Jones, editor of NASA's Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Journal, as the official and final word on the Gorsky affair:

During November 1995, a clever (and slightly risqué) story was widely circulated on the Internet concerning a statement Neil is supposed to have made during the Apollo 11 EVA. At the suggestion of several readers, let me state that Neil never said "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" at any time during the mission. Indeed, on November 28, 1995, Neil wrote, "I understand that the joke is a year old. I first heard it in California delivered by (comedian) Buddy Hackett."

-- "Why NASA barred women astronauts" --

-- Inventors: Always re-research the facts.

Neil Armstrong came back from the Moon and was plagued by the press. Everywhere that he went to get himself a little peace, (a place to be all alone with his family, a restaurant for instance,) a reporter would pop up.

HE WAS FAMOUS. A CELEBRITY. HE WAS THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON.

After a few months, he thought his fame had lost its luster.. and he was sitting one evening by himself in a quiet booth in the back room of a restaurant. His friend the owner, he thought, was the only one who really knew who he was...

Get this picture: Armstrong, hidden from view in a semi-dark booth. Armstrong, peering intently at a small particle that he was rolling between his thumb and index finger.

A photographer pops up from nowhere to spoil his reverie.

Photographer: "Here, I'll give you two-hundred dollars for that."

Armstrong: "What! What! Two-hundred dollars?"

Photographer: "All right, make that five hundred. More, if I get your picture with it."

Armstrong: "Are you kidding?!!"

Photographer: "I see that you drive a hard bargain - make that two-thousand dollars!"

Armstrong: "You know what this is worth?"

Photographer: "O.K., O.K., five thousand and not a penny more."

Armstrong: "Now see here, I can't do that! You will..."

Photographer: "Take my camera, take my gold watch, take this five-thousand I keep in this envelope just for emergencies, take all that I have.." He empties his pockets and reaches out to Armstrong. - The photograher doesn't take the photo... he snatches the "moon particle" and runs off.

Armstrong, leans back, all alone again.

"Well I'll be?" And with that said, he takes out another booger from his nose and examines it. ;-))

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Yeah..Right - "Another boring day at work, ugh." Or even, "I really do enjoy picking my nose." (A widely practiced pastime, based on recent tweets)."

-- "A Sense of Humor: Pick Your Nose Party Cups Set"

-- "Technicism" --

-- "NASA looks to social networking to lure Gen Y - Discovery.com" --

-- "Mars rovers continue to amaze after four years - Space.com - MSNBC.com" --

--> --> Rules Listed for $50 Million Orbital Race

-- "A Google Competition, With a Robotic Moon Landing as a Goal - New York Times

-- -- "Hey, look! A light at the end of the tunnel!" -- -- [Look Out! It could be a train coming right at you?]

-- "Pentagon Looks to Breed Immortal "Synthetic Organisms," Molecular Kill-Switch Included --

-- "The future is not set in stone." -- Nostradamus

-- "Computer algorithm to decipher ancient texts | Reuters" --

"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."

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-- -> Yeah, right! "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." - Western Union internal memo, 1876

-- As Linus Pauling said, "The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."

-- -- UNITED STATES of AMERICA -- --

-- "Cell phone tracking gives you peace of mind" --

-- "Police agencies seek to jam cell signals - Washington Post" --

-- "'Dark field' X-rays reveal bodies in new detail --

-- "Videos at Komando.com - A real-life ray gun" --

-- -- INTERESTING -- --

-- -- Peroxide vs Bleach -- --

-- This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's Wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me: "I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost? My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. "Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask The nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better! "Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's Chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops." Peroxide was invented during WWI. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores , and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash...
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe down your countertops, or spray it on the counters directly.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of Peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10... Put half a bottle of peroxide into your bathwater to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
11. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water . Repeat if necessary.
12. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

"I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! "With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!" This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too. Pass this on .. And on ... And on!
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-- We've all said "Why didn't I think of that before? -- (We just didn't have that flash of inspiration.) -- Someone pointed it out to us, and then again, we may have stumbled upon it and that revelation 'Happened!'..it was an "Aha!" or "Eureka!" moment!

-- It came to my attention that we have not been able to fully satisfy you, our "Idea Person," within the short three hours of our meeting. [So little time to do it.] - You heard of the "Yellow Brick Road" and that "Pot of Gold." -- Finding this elusive duo - "it," - would be your goal. [___][___][___][___][___]
And ours as well. [___][___][___][___][___]

You blindly couldn't find "it," although you certainly wanted to. -- You thought that 'IT' could be done and then came to the IASL for an assurance of help. - And for you, we revamped our meeting format:

-- We are promoting in our first hour of your monthly meeting the telling of how to do the inventive process. - Those half-dozen or so rookie attendees will be given the fundamental insightful steps of invention.

-- And the second hour will be the listening to our Guest Speaker. -- Questions & answers to the topics at hand.

-- Our third hour will be the "Round Table Forum" where we all sign the Letter of Confidentiality form (NDA) [Non-Disclosure-Affidavit], as a safeguard and proceed to cover individual, hands-on, one-on-one, your brilliant idea, our group networking - invention camaraderie.
-- Call it our Social Hour :-)

-- "I used to be WITH-IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now, what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and wierd. IT'll happen to YOU." -- Abe Simpson, The Simpsons

-- "Claim Missing Money With Found Money?"

-- "New Money" --

-- "Damn-it!! You think that you would go it alone and do it all by yourself! Well, you can't!!" -- -- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway." -- John "Duke" Wayne

-- "Cell phones designed to save lives" --

-- "Inventor claims a better sandbag - Midwest flooding - MSNBC.com" --

-- -- MARKETABILITY Says It All -- --

-- Damn-it!! You think that you would go it alone and do it all by yourself! Well, you can't!! Grow up to the fact that you will need "Organization." - That truth hurts. - You need team spirit -- a boost up -- skills -- the brotherhood of the IASL, or any other inventor group. JOIN-UP!

-- Even a loser can become a winner when well-schooled and well-trained.

-- The bad odds of "only 2% of our newbie inventors, getting a profitable return on their primary investment," is being raised exponentially to 9% when finely honed by inventor associations, groups, clubs, and inventor-mentor knowledge. -- REASONING FOR YOU, IT'S BEST TO JOIN-UP!
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-- "A man who worked in the Western Gold Mines for ten years faced a one in seven chance of death." --

-- Thousands left their homes, farms and jobs to treck to the promises of becoming R I C H. -- They gave up a sure thing on a gamble. They went on a 'fools errand.' -- Are you willing to give up your life?

-- Becoming an Inventor won't be that futile for you..it will be (shall we say) educational. You'll learn the ins and outs of business and humanity and you'll learn to think using your wits. You'll gamble with what is more valuable than money; you'll bet your life itself and you'll certainly reach that glory (or hell). In that final end, you will be listed as a cypher in the Book of Life.

-- What this life's story may go to show you is that you won't live forever, you'll make the best from your life while you're here today, no matter the odds of living longer than your ancestors, who didn't know then what you now know today. -- Inventors, make the best of it.

-- "Do something for another person today that is beyond his expectations." -- "On Line for Independent Inventors (19OCT2004)"
-- "On Line for Independent Inventors (07DEC2004)"
-- "On Line for Independent Inventors (25JAN2005)"
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-- "On Line for Independent Inventors (18SEP2008)"
-- "On Line for Independent Inventors (21MAY2009)"

-- "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." -- Bill Cosby

-- "Starting with yourself, you only have to please one at a time." -- R.S.

-- "WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS YOUR FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE" --
-- Cool Hand Luke

-- "Yes, I know it isn't you, and No, I am not faulting you. What I am doing for you is alerting you to a known problem that apparently you aren't aware of.. Why right here in River City.."

-- That problem has been publicized as "Offering Our Personal Service (OOPS)." - Much touted as "Quick Service With A Friendly Smile" :-))

-- Please Do Something for another person today that is beyond his expectations.. Help him out. Say to him, "May I help you?" Offer a friendly smile and your cheerful disposition. Go that one step further and you will be rewarded: You will be allowed to stay in business for another day.

-- Experts say: "A satisfied customer will recommend three of his friends. -- On the other hand, a non-satisfied or dissatisfied customer will tell eight of his friends to go elsewhere, to stay away and never buy from you.
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- "I'm O. K. but I didn't like the four letter-words the doctor used in surgery," he answered.

- "What did he say," asked the nurse.

- "Oops!" :-)

-- "IRS Warns of Scams To Steal Data With Offer of Tax Rebate - washingtonpost.com" --

-- "ConsumerMan: Digital converter offer a scam - ConsumerMan - MSNBC.com" --

-- -- What you don't know will hurt you.

-- "SBTV - Small Business .pTelevision Network - CAN AN ILLEGAL ALIEN BECOME YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER?" --

-- Sidebar: "In the barrooms and saloons of years ago, they had tin cups with the initials T-I-P printed upon them. It was set right next to the free pretzels given away to their thirsty patrons. -- The bartender hustled and filled empty glasses quicker when he heard the dropped pennies in his cup. That TIP got his attention!!"
-- T-I-P stands for To Insure Promptness.

-- See how one thing has lead to another: e.g. The barroom penny 'tip' was also known as coppers. -- Policemen, trying to contact one another, would blow on their police-whistles. --> Quickly they would round up the perpetrators. --> "All right you coppers - don't shoot - I give up!!" -- Now you know the rest of the story. The police wore shiney copper badges and "coppers" transformed to "Cops." --

-- "I'm a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." -- President, Thomas Jefferson

-- "About | Inventor Spot" -- "InventorSpot.com is a fun and informative website focused on Inventions, Innovations and Interesting Ideas from around the world.

-- "Energy Technology Development & Commercialization Resource" --

1907
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-- THE YEAR 1907 --

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1907.

The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1907 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 - $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year. A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet. "Yes it was..iced tea was introduced at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904."

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then, pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.

Now, I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and sent it to you and others all over the United States and Canada, possibly the world, in a matter of seconds.

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years? IT MAY STAGGER THE MIND!!

-- "Suburban Journals | What Did It Sell For" --