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July 2001
                  IJMC - And God Created Oklahoma

Tomorrow they are supposed to come and fix my air conditioning. Then I can
stop sleeping on the floor under the ceiling fan. That should be nice. I
know I am spoiled...but then some of life is what you get used to. When
you live in A/C, it is hard to go without until you adjust for a few
days. Hard to adjust when the air conditioning at work works. So I am
looking forward to tomorrow. Coolness.                               -dave

P.S. Gotta say it. "Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma!"

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael, the Archangel found him resting on the seventh day.

He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downward
through the clouds.  "I've put LIFE on it.  I'm going to call it Earth and
it's going to be a great place of BALANCE."

"Balance?" said Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth.  "For example,
Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while
Southern Europe is going to be poor, the Middle East over there will be a
hot spot. Over there, I've placed a continent of white people and over
there is a continent of black people".

God continued, pointing to different countries.  "This one will be
extremely hot and arid, while this one will be very cold and covered with

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a beautiful land
in the center of a large mass.  "What is that one?"

"Ah," said God.  "That is Oklahoma, the most glorious place on earth.
There are beautiful lakes, rivers, streams and prairie.  The people from
Oklahoma are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous, and they are
going to be found traveling the world.  They will be extremely sociable,
hard-working and high-achieving and they will be known throughout the
world as diplomats and carriers of peace.  I'm also going to give them a
super-human football team, "the Sooners," which will be admired and feared
by all who come across them."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about
BALANCE, God?  You said there will be BALANCE."

God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the loud-mouth morons I'm putting
next to them.  I will call it TEXAS."

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