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Subject: Fwd: FW: 2% or 98%
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 09:43:42 EDT

Try this one! Too freaky is right!!

2% or 98%

This is strange...can you figure it out?

Are you the 2% or 98% of the population?

Follow the instructions! NO PEEKING AHEAD!  

* Do the following exercise, guaranteed to raise an eyebrow.

* There's no trick or surprise.

* Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can!

* Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of them...really.

* Now, scroll down (but not too fast, you might miss something).

Think of a number from 1 to 10

Multiply that number by 9

If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together

Now subtract 5

Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with(example: 1=a, 2=b, 3=c, etc.)

Think of a country that starts with that letter

Remember the last letter of the name of that country

Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter

Remember the last letter in the name of that animal

Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter

Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange?

I told you this was FREAKY!! If not, you're among the 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think of something else. 98% of people will answer with kangaroos in Denmark when given this exercise.

Freaky, huh?

Jim Melton

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Subject: nobel prize winnewrs
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:55:42 -0400
From: "Julian Tepper" <

You'll love this if you haven't seen it.

19.6% of World's Population 
1.2 billion Muslims 

1957 Albert Camus 
1988 - Najib Mahfooz 1988. 

1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat 
1994 - Yaser Arafat 

1990 Elias James Corey 
1999 - Ahmed Zewail 

1960 Peter Brian Medawar 
1998 Ferid Mourad 

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14.1 Million Jews 

1910 - Paul Heyse 
1927 - Henri Bergson 
1958 - Boris Pasternak 
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon 
1966 - Nelly Sachs 
1976 - Saul Bellow 
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer 
1981 - Elias Canetti 
1987 - Joseph Brodsky 
1991 - Nadine Gordimer 

World Peace 
1911 - Alfred Fried 
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser 
1968 - Rene Cassin 
1973 - Henry Kissinger 
1978 - Menachem Begin 
1986 - Elie Wiesel 
1994 - Shimon Peres 
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin 

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer 
1906 - Henri Moissan 
1910 - Otto Wallach 
1915 - Richard Willstaetter 
1918 - Fritz Haber 
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy 
1961 - Melvin Calvin 
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz 
1972 - William Howard Stein 
1977 - Ilya Prigogine 
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown 
1980 - Paul Berg 
1980 - Walter Gilbert 
1981 - Roald Hoffmann 
1982 - Aaron Klug 
1985 - Albert A. Hauptman 
1985 - Jerome Karle 
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach 
1988 - Robert Huber 
1989 - Sidney Altman 
1992 - Rudolph Marcus 
2000 - Alan J. Heeger 

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson 
1971 - Simon Kuznets 
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow 
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich 
1976 - Milton Friedman 
1978 - Herbert A. Simon 
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein 
1985 - Franco Modigliani 
1987 - Robert M. Solow 
1990 - Harry Markowitz 
1990 - Merton Miller 
1992 - Gary Becker 
1993 - Rober Fogel 

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff 
1908 - Paul Erlich 
1914 - Robert Barany 
1922 - Otto Meyerhof 
1930 - Karl Landsteiner 
1931 - Otto Warburg 
1936 - Otto Loewi 
1944 - Joseph Erlanger 
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser 
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain 
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller 
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein 
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman 
1953 - Hans Krebs 
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann 
1958 - Joshua Lederberg 
1959 - Arthur Kornberg 
1964 - Konrad Bloch 
1965 - Francois Jacob 
1965 - Andre Lwoff 
1967 - George Wald 
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg 
1969 - Salvador Luria 
1970 - Julius Axelrod 
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz 
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman 
1975 - David Baltimore 
1975 - Howard Martin Temin 
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg 
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow 
1978 - Daniel Nathans 
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf 
1984 - Cesar Milstein 
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown 
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein 
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini] 
1988 - Gertrude Elion 
1989 - Harold Varmus 
1991 - Erwin Neher 
1991 - Bert Sakmann 
1993 - Richard J. Roberts 
1993 - Phillip Sharp 
1994 - Alfred Gilman 
1995 - Edward B. Lewis 

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson 
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann 
1921 - Albert Einstein 
1922 - Niels Bohr 
1925 - James Franck 
1925 - Gustav Hertz 
1943 - Gustav Stern 
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi 
1952 - Felix Bloch 
1954 - Max Born 
1958 - Igor Tamm 
1959 - Emilio Segre 
1960 - Donald A. Glaser 
1961 - Robert Hofstadter 
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau 
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman 
1965 - Julian Schwinger 
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann 
1971 - Dennis Gabor 
1973 - Brian David Josephson 
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson 
1976 - Burton Richter 
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias 
1978 - Peter L Kapitza 
1979 - Stephen Weinberg 
1979 - Sheldon Glashow 
1988 - Leon Lederman 
1988 - Melvin Schwartz 
1988 - Jack Steinberger 
1990 - Jerome Friedman 
1995 - Martin Perl  ##

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Subject: George Harrison
Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 17:24:29 -0400
From: TAR <>


I came upon your website.  I found it interesting, although I'm sorry to say that I'm a bit confused.  If you don't mind my asking, how did you know George Harrison?  Thanks.  


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Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 18:32:41 -0400
From: "Julian Tepper" <>
To: <>

Tales from Jenin

Here is a letter someone sent to me, written by an Israeli reserve soldier who took part in the battle in Jenin.


Hi all


I'm writing this email after having returned last night from the emergency army call up that sweetly interrupted my life 3 weeks ago. I'm writing this email for simple reasons, to tell you the truth about what happened in Jenin over the last 2-3 weeks and to share some of the stories and incidents that we had.

It's pretty sad seeing and hearing the lies that CNN, BBC and all the others have been feeding the world when you have seen a completely different picture yourself. Feel free to pass this email around and send me any feedback or questions.

Let me just get one thing cleared, there was no massacre in Jenin, I repeat no massacre in Jenin!!! (I'll get back to this later) My reserve battalion was stationed on the northern and eastern border of Jenin with the purpose of ensuring the enclosure of the area during the Defensive Shield Operation took place. We were divided amongst a number of roadblocks and defensive positions with the main purpose of preventing terrorists leaving Jenin to carry out attacks inside Israel and also from escaping during the operation. We were also responsible for monitoring the entrance of the Press and humanitarian aid going into Jenin, and also Palestinians needing to leave Jenin for humanitarian reasons. I myself together with eleven other soldiers manned a small roadblock at the northern tip of Jenin, which was one of the main thoroughfares for traffic entering and exiting the area.

Jenin is not a big town. The refugee camp is a small part of Jenin and the pictures repeatedly shown on TV are of a small section (10% -15%) of the refugee camp that was destroyed. The refugee camp is where the terrorists have mainly operated and harbored factories and storage facilities for weapons, explosive belts etc. Many of the recent suicide bombers have strapped themselves up in this refugee camp. What is also very fascinating is that UNWRA (United Nations Work and Relief Agency - part of the UN) has been responsible for the refugee camps over the last 50 years and has allowed terrorist infrastructure to flourish under its nose.

In the fighting that took place in the refugee camp, children were used as human shields by the terrorists. One of the brigade commanders told us this last Saturday night that they were shot at in the small alleys of the camp. They returned fire only to hear the cries of young children to which they immediately stopped shooting and prayed that they had not killed any children. They hadn't.

The armies respect and consideration for the life's of innocent civilians is of a high standard. For this reason, 23 of our own boys were killed in the Jenin fighting. If we had no regard for the life's of innocent civilians, 23 sons, husbands and fathers would be at home with their families now. They were the price we paid for the high moral and ethical standards upheld during the fighting.

During the week of the incursion into Jenin the area was a closed military zone. However contrary to what was reported, humanitarian aid was allowed in and I myself personally checked many of the hundreds of trucks that were allowed in to deliver supplies to the Palestinians. This was carefully coordinated with the army to ensure that innocent civilians would receive the supplies and to minimize the risks of those entering the areas.

For a few days after the fighting had stopped, the area was closed off to the press. This is when the rumors of the massacre began despite the army press giving detailed briefing sessions to the media on the situation. So why was the area closed to the press and what did we seemingly have something to hide? Simply, the refugee camp had been booby trapped by the terrorists and minefields awaited those that entered. Soldiers inside the refugee camp told me of not being able to move 5 meters at a time without having to diffuse another pipe bomb or mine. Many of the houses destroyed were done so by bombs planted by the very residents of the camp. Some of the dead bodies were also booby trapped with grenades and mines awaiting the Israeli soldiers. (The Palestinian death toll stands at below 40 with maybe another 20 or so buried in the rubble of which most has been cleared up.

This was also told to us by embarrassed reporters who entered the area eagerly awaiting to report an Israeli massacre of Palestinians only to be disappointed to find minimal destruction.)

The media. Last Sunday while myself and my good friend Ben were on duty at the roadblock at the time when no press were allowed to enter Jenin, we spotted a jeep trying to evade the roadblock through an adjacent field. We managed to stop the jeep and discovered a group of French Journalists who had managed to enter Jenin and were now trying to leave. We followed the normal procedure of questioning them, checking their vehicle and identification. This process sometimes takes a while because we have to phone another army base who then checks the identities with the Israeli authorities which includes the intelligence operations. Anyway, it turned out that one of the supposed French journalists is actually a Palestinian terrorist on Israel's wanted list. He was taken away by the police together with the other real French journalists. Bet you never heard about that one on TV?

Last Thursday, friends of mine on duty at another outpost a few kilometers away from me spotted two young kids walking in the middle of the day with black backpacks on their backs. The two kids entered an abandoned structure about 800 meters away from the outpost and left without the bags. The kids thought they had gone unnoticed. It was later discovered that the bags contained weapons, explosives and an Israeli army uniform with a red paratrooper beret. The plan was for a terrorist to pick up the loot at night, dress up as an Israeli soldier and attack the outpost. We had already received intelligence reports 5 days earlier warning of a terrorist dressing up as a soldier and entering one of the outposts.

Avi, a good friend of mine studying together with me at Bar Ilan was stationed in Nablus (Shchem) during this operation and told me the following: They took over a house in Nablus as a stronghold in order for the operation to clear out the terrorist infrastructure there. While in the house, they did not use the electricity to charge their cell phones. They did not touch or eat any food left in the house. They made a concerted effort not to use any furniture in the house. When they left the house a few days ago during the pullout of Nablus, they cleaned the house and left money on the table. I have heard this reported from soldiers that were also in Beit Lechem, Tulkarm, Kalkilya and Jenin.

On Monday morning this week, a UN bus entered Jenin carrying a UN rescue team from Britain. The team included doctors and other rescue personnel who get dispatched around the world to help with rescue operations. Four hours later the bus returned through our roadblock and they stopped and we had a chance to chat a little. The first thing they said is that this was the biggest waste of time for them and they would be catching the next flight out of Israel. One of the doctors told us that one of the "massacred" bodies he examined was that of a man that had been dead for two years. What a shame that the Palestinians dug him up to add to the death toll.

As my friends and I packed up yesterday ready to head for home we joked at how the whole world considers us to be monsters and how one day we might all be charged for war crimes. We felt good for having served our country once again and we hope that something was achieved in this operation. What lies ahead is still uncertain. What became so clear to me is the importance of seeing things in the right context and perspective. If all that happened these last 3 weeks was an Israeli incursion into the Palestinian areas, then yes, maybe we don't look so good in the world’s eyes. But looking in the context of the history of Israel and our longing to live peacefully side by side with our Arab neighbors, we cannot let terror to exist and destroy our dream. I pray and hope that new Palestinian leadership emerges that will want to make this world a better place for it's people.

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