Under three feet of ice, a man set a world record by swimming some 250 feet on one breath...
And no, don't try this at Alum Creek reservoir in January!
Can't believe this is even possible, but just like Bob the Builder says 'Yes we can!"
I have worked in the Federal government on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours.
In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-“this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or freight companies.
This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. You can bet there is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.
The Government is way slower to get things like this done than private business people I hope this sheds some light on our shutdown for you.
Do not underestimate what Obama and Democrats are willing to do to the American people to further their own political agenda.
------former government worker
Some worldwide leaders have suggested there are health benefits to men sitting on the throne to pee... and have said it'll cut down on disease from spatters in public bathrooms. Any of that true? Find out right here.
What a bunch of jerks! No candy for trick or treaters? You gotta be kidding me. Some of these idiots are profane, some are funny, but not one of them have candy... time to get out the soap, eggs, and toilet paper, right?
The Chicago Marathon went off without a hitch, the first major one run since the devastating Boston Marathon bombings. The winner made the 26.2 mile trek in 2:03, but the guy who finished last may have made the biggest impact.