Democrat ballonist and a Republican fisherman

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    A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

    The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above
    sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

    She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican.

    "I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

    "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is correct. But I have no idea what to do with that information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

    The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama-Democrat."

    "I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

    "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are -- or where you are going. You make promises you have no idea how to keep but venture off anyway, and now you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

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    so then why did they crash the world economy for the second time in one lifetime?
     
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    Photonic Ad astra!

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    Newsflash. Both sides lie.
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    What's a "ballonist"?
     
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    She was hoping the Republican would just lower her taxes and make everything better.
     
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    The hated higher education system would be the one who gets the credit for passing on the knowledge that created the GPS system in the little story
     
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    Actually GPS was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense off of a mathematical equation developed by some engineer guy at Raytheon as a method to track jets back in the late 1950's. But (obviously) they did it by calculations rather than satellites.
    The Dept. of Defense developed the method of using satellite triangulation to pinpoint near-exact locations.
    We have GPS because of the military and a smart engineer 60 years ago.
    Not surprised you left out the military's part.
     
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    GPS.

    Another government program success story.
     
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    yeap the military is a government program and most in it were educated in public schools
     
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    And yet another freebie provided to private industries by the tax payers to make one guy unbelievably rich.

    Good job boys! :clap2:
     

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