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Is it possible that the following applies???

Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561
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A NEW ELEMENT IS DISCOVERED

The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by
investigators at a major Canadian research university. The element,
tentatively, named "ADMINISTRATIUM", appears to be very closely related to
BUREAUCRATIUM - a known deadly poison. "ADMINISTRATIUM" has no protons or
electrons and thus has an atomic number of O.

Upon initial inspection, however, it does have:

- one neutron,
- 125 assistant neutrons,
- 75 vice neutrons and
- 111 assistant vice neutrons,

which together gives it an atomic mass of 312.

PROPERTIES
 -----------
* These 312 particles are held together by a force that involves the
continuous exchange of meson-like particles called MORONS.   
* It is also surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called
PEONS. 
* Since it has no electrons, administratium is inert. However, it can be
detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with.

* According to the discoverers, a minute amount of administratium causes
one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally
occurred in less than a second. 
* Administratium has a normal half-life of approximately THREE YEARS, at
which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in
which assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons
exchange places.  

Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually INCREASES after each
reorganization.

OCCURRENCES
 -----------
 Research at other laboratories indicates that administratium occurs
naturally in the atmosphere.  It tends to concentrate at certain points
such as government agencies, large corporations, and universities.  It can
usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained
buildings.
    
Scientists point out that administratium is known to be toxic at any level
of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is
allowed to accumulate.  Attempts are being made to determine how
administratium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but
results to date are not promising. 


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> From: Rick Ranous <RRanous(--nospam--at)eqe.com>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Seismic Upgrade prob. W/97 UBC
> Date: Monday, May 03, 1999 3:44 PM
> 
> 
> 
> Dennis,
> 
> You raise some very thought provoking and insightful ideas.  The problem
is
> that they can not all be worked on immediately. 
> 
> One of the biggest problems in the code development process is that we
are
> dealing with a system that has been in place for a long time.  Now, with
> the merging of the three model code bodies, the system is even harder to
> change. 
> 
> Rick Ranous