[governance] on the ligher side...

Robert Guerra rguerra at lists.privaterra.org
Wed Jan 25 15:02:53 EST 2006

Below is  a message that was circulating in canada just before the  
election on monday.

btw. for those who don't know, we have a new right of centre -  
conservative - MINORITY  government in Canada. Transition is underway  
and the new government is expected to take office in about 10-14  
days.  Expect some changes to come, but not to drastic ones as the  
minority might be a very fragile one.

on to the lighter side of things....

New Element.

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of  
the heaviest element yet known to science.  The new element has been  
named "Governmentium".  Governmentium (Gv) has one neutron, 25  
assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy  
neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which  
are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called  
peons.  Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert.  However,  
it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it  
comes into contact.  A minute amount of Governmentium causes one  
reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally  
take less than a second.  Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4  
years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in  
which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons  
exchange places.  In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually  
increase over time, since each re-organization will cause more morons  
to become
neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion  
leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed  
whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This  
hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium- an  
element which radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it  
has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

Time to hold an electron!

Robert Guerra <rguerra at privaterra.org>
Director, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
Tel +1 416 893 0377 Fax +1 416 893 0374

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