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longnex
03-08-2007, 04:55 PM
In the year 2007, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the
> United States , and said, "Once again, the earth has become wicked
and

> overpopulated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.
>
> Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few
> good humans."
>
> He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the
> Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
>
> Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his
> yard
> - but no Ark.
>
> "Noah!" He roared , "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark ?"
>
> "Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed. I needed a
> building permit. I've been arguing with the inspector about the need
> for a sprinkler system. My neighbors claim that I've violated the
> neighborhood zoning laws by building the Ark in my yard and exceeding
> the height limitations. We had to go to the Development Appeal Board
> for a decision.
>
> Then the Department of Transportation demanded a bond
> be posted for the future costs of moving power lines and other
overhead
> obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark 's move to the sea. I
> told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear
> nothing of it.
>
> Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local
> trees in order to save the spotted owl. I tried to convince the
> environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no
go!
>
> When I started gathering the animals, an animal rights group sued me.
> They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will.
> They argued the accommodation was too restrictive , and it was cruel
> and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.
>
> Then the EPA ruled that I couldn 't build the Ark until they'd
> conducted an environental impact study on your proposed flood.
>
> I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights
> Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my
building

> crew.
>
> Immigration and Naturalization are checking the green-card status of
> most of the people who want to work.
>
> The trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire
> only Union workers with Ark-building experience.
>
> To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm
> trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.
>
> So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to
> finish this Ark. "
>
> Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow str
> etched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean
> you're not going to destroy the world?"
>
> "No," said the Lord.
>
> "The government beat me to it."
>

kbsooner21
03-08-2007, 05:16 PM
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