Revised: We are Going to Live on Mars

Written by Arthur Zulu

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First, you would be photographed and finger printed. Then you would be required to pass through a machine that would search even your insides for weapon possession. And then psychiatrists would have to examine your brain for mental fitness. Meanwhile,repparttar Interpol is double checking your past for any hint of crime record.

If you pass all of these, you would then go torepparttar 118219 moon for space travel orientation and survival drills. The course is rigorous because it includes how to survive on zero gravity, survival without oxygen, and how to survive below freezing point. If you pass that, then you have to think of how to pay your ticket fee to Mars. Becauserepparttar 118220 amount is equalrepparttar 118221 annual budget of poor nations. And because we are not going to turn to spirits and fly to Mars.

Since Mars is a very cold place, departure torepparttar 118222 planet will be in this order. Those who live inrepparttar 118223 polar regions--repparttar 118224 coldest spots on earth -- will haverepparttar 118225 opportunity to go first. In that case, Greenlanders and Netherlanders inrepparttar 118226 north, andrepparttar 118227 Australians and New Zealanders down under, would make uprepparttar 118228 first settlement in Mars. ‘Lucky' folks. The Europeans and Americans would follow. Of courserepparttar 118229 Africans who are sun- friendly, would bringrepparttar 118230 rear. Pity them. They are always coming last

Whenrepparttar 118231 good people would have been ‘spirited' to Mars, a rocket would be sent back to earth with five to burnrepparttar 118232 terrorists,repparttar 118233 murderers,repparttar 118234 robbers, andrepparttar 118235 religious fanatics. (Since they are not with us, they are against us.)

Up there in Mars, there would be no terrorist, because no one is allowed to carry guns. Exceptrepparttar 118236 governors of Mars who maderepparttar 118237 Martian dream a reality. And in an atmosphere of peace, we recline onrepparttar 118238 red planet and drink our red wines -- made in Mars of course.

Many years after,repparttar 118239 story would be told to our grand-children of how a certain earth was destroyed. And they would look down from Mars and pity former planet earth. But I fear that after our generation is gone, some terrorists would spring up from Mars, and our grandchildren, sorry, opporunity children, would destroyrepparttar 118240 planet and head for Jupiter, and pass onrepparttar 118241 story to their grandchildren.

Now letrepparttar 118242 journey begin.

ARTHUR ZULU an editor and book reviewer, isrepparttar 118243 author ofrepparttar 118244 controversial book, CHASING SHADOWS!: A Dream. (A book that revealsrepparttar 118245 terrorists' master plan to finally setrepparttar 118246 world on fire!) For a copy ofrepparttar 118247 book and FREE excerpt, goto: For contacts, mailto:

ARTHUR ZULU an editor and book reviewer, is the author of the controversial book, CHASING SHADOWS!: A Dream. (A book that reveals the terrorists' master plan to finally set the world on fire!) For a copy of the book and FREE excerpt, goto: For contacts, mailto:

Marriage, Hollywood Style

Written by Stephen Schochet

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A Hollywood couple can interpretrepparttar dissolution of their marriage differently. When Jim Carrey's acting career seemed to move ahead of his wife Lauren Holley's, he implied that her ambition and jealousy regarding his success had led to their divorce. But Holley claimed that a sticking point in their relationship was Jim's problem with mirrors. He was incapable of passing one without making several funny faces and it scared her.

Gossip about a star's marital state can be used to draw movie goers torepparttar 118218 box office. After several very short, very public relationships which included leaving Keiffer Sutherland atrepparttar 118219 altar, Julia Roberts seemed to haverepparttar 118220 perfect reputation forrepparttar 118221 title role inrepparttar 118222 movie Runaway Bride (1999). What was less known was that Sutherland had an affair with a stripper three days beforerepparttar 118223 marriage and Roberts didn't buy his story that he was doing research for a movie.

Ultimately, star temperament may berepparttar 118224 ultimate factor that drives Hollywood couples apart. Betty Davis met her fourth and final husband Gary Merrill onrepparttar 118225 set of All About Eve (1950). She would later say that he was a tough guy, but none of her husband's were macho enough to be Mr. Bette Davis. When they divorced in 1960, a tearful Davis toldrepparttar 118226 judge thatrepparttar 118227 two had gotten into a fight while driving through Connecticut. Merrill had stoppedrepparttar 118228 car, picked her up and thrown her out. She had landed face first in a snow drift. "I might be there still, if I hadn't been rescued by a local farmer." Merrill had stood up and said angrily," Your honor, you're not going to believe this malarkey, are you? I never threw Bette out ofrepparttar 118229 car in Connecticut. It was Vermont where I threw her out!"

Later, Bette stood out onrepparttar 118230 courthouse steps, brandishing a long cigarette as she spoke withrepparttar 118231 press. She was asked if she'd ever marry again. "Well gentlemen, it's tough with my career and all, but never say never. I do however have three conditions." She took a puff from her cigarette. "First he must have at least fifteen million dollars. Second, he must immediately sign half it over to me. And finally," she paused for dramatic effect "he must promise to be dead withinrepparttar 118232 year!" Her criteria were never met.

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