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PAUL161
02-04-2008, 05:45 AM
Pythagorean Theorem: 24 words

The Lord's Prayer: 66 words

Archimedes' Principle: 67 words

The 10 Commandments: 179 words

The Gettysburg Address: 286 words

The Declaration Of Independence: 1300 words

The U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words

Enough said... https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/sign0086.gif

ecurie_ecosse
02-04-2008, 10:04 AM
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And all to protect us from ourselves,huh? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/devilgrin.gif /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

Stuart. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cheers.gif

Steve
02-04-2008, 10:41 AM
Rather says it all, doesn't it?

Basil
02-04-2008, 11:34 AM
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And all to protect us from ourselves,huh? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/devilgrin.gif /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

Stuart. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cheers.gif

Hey, you can't be too careful when it comes to fruits and vegetables...haven't you seen "Attack of the Killer Tomatos?"

aeronca65t
02-04-2008, 12:11 PM
Funny.

~Not True~ (https://www.snopes.com/language/document/govmemo.asp) ....but funny, all the same. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

DNK
02-04-2008, 10:53 PM
Nial, your a kill joy /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

bugimike
02-05-2008, 12:53 AM
I find the constancy of the #26,911 fascinating throughout the history of this "urban myth", regardless of authenticity of the rest of it!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

Basil
02-05-2008, 09:20 AM
I find the constancy of the #26,911 fascinating throughout the history of this "urban myth", regardless of authenticity of the rest of it!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

Sadly, having spent 24 years in the military, I have seen government regulations that were not far off the mark from this "myth" in terms of verbosity.

zblu
02-05-2008, 09:24 AM
and how many words in the 3.1 trillion package?

Basil
02-05-2008, 09:36 AM
and how many words in the 3.1 trillion package?

Lets not go there...k?

DrEntropy
02-05-2008, 09:57 AM
Corollary:

"An elephant is a mouse built to government specification."

aeronca65t
02-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Corollary:

"An elephant is a mouse built to government specification."


...or a Camel is a Horse designed by a committee... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

Basil
02-05-2008, 11:51 AM
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kyreb1862
02-07-2008, 01:32 PM
Or as we used to say in state government,"Theres a right way a wrong way and the state way."

Regards John

mailbox
02-07-2008, 04:06 PM
Here's a 7 page report on Government standards for floor wax. Can't be a lot different than cabbage sales. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

https://www.wbdg.org/ccb/FEDMIL/pw_155.pdf