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It is fairly common for sites to have an About Us section. Saying who you are and what you do is basic politeness in any conversation. Trust and credibility are major issues on the Web. Explaining who you are and where you come from does matter and we make the following promises to our audience: We'll provide you with accurate, engaging content. Like a friendly neighbor, we'll give you information that you can trust. We won't make you dig through a haystack to find the needle.

We'll make it easy to learn the basics of the topic we cover and we won't confuse you with unnecessary jargon. Our content is succinct, digestible, and entertaining. So many About Us pages are a waste of HTML. Though not everyone wants to know more about you, there are those who do. This page will tell you everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you don't) about us! Pay attention, we'll be giving a quiz!

Starting in 1996 I gleaned the web, newspaper articles, magazines, pictures, etc. which I wanted to keep and along with some original content and some things I'm interested in and I hope you are too posted them. I come from Missouri originally and operated this site from Oklahoma now Texas. I have a construction background, but since a stroke I do this Web Site. The Contact Us and The Small Print are located on the contact page.

Mr. J was a friend to us all. Always ready to help friend or stranger. He shared his wisdom and his stories with us. We miss you buddy.
Chuck & Billie Davis

Dad, Hillard E. Johnmeyer, was a pilot in WWII and Korea, a past president of the Power & Communication Contractors Association, served on the Board of Trustees of Harding College and the local Sheltered Workshop, and was deeply involved with "Campaigns for Christ" stateside and overseas. And, after he got out of the construction game he bought a truck and spent the last few years as an Independent Trucker.

Folks said that I'd get a call from a Truck Stop or the Highway Patrol in New Mexico or somewhere else telling me that he'd went over a cliff or died in their parking lot. Which would have been fine with me - there are some men who would not choose to die in bed - he was one of them. The company he pulled for put the wreath on his truck. Dad died at 74 on October 5, 1998.

America's great engineering feats are remarkable tales of planning and politics, the processes without which great engineering projects would remain only blueprints. Not one of the "great projects" was realized simply because an engineer had a brilliant vision, or because the project was technically feasible, or because it would benefit the public. Each had to be pushed through the sticky medium of public controversy and debate. Enterprises undertaken for the sake of safety were built for the safety of all, not only of a monied elite. Projects that aimed to enhance the quality of life embraced more and more people as they grew.

America has lost the will to move large amounts of dirt. There's a fear to embark on major projects, partly because we've made it so difficult to build them. The Big Dig is in sharp contrast to the past, when America tackled ambitious projects with vigor and, often, disregard for those opposed to them. "The Big Dig," the nickname for a contemporary highway project in Boston that's attempting to correct what previous builders got wrong by taking a 1950s elevated freeway underground. (The $14 billion project is far above budget and prompted a cost-overrun investigation.)

Dave had a good job in an orange juice factory, but he got canned. He just couldn't concentrate. OK, that may not be the funniest joke in the world, but humor on the job may be more important than you think. Believe it or not, laughter can bring people together, make them more creative, and even improve their health.

When workers can have fun with each other and share humor on the job, they come together in ways that improve the way they accomplish their work. They make a personal connection through laughter that improves the way they communicate and cooperate. Humor can build rapport between workers and create a positive, relaxed atmosphere where people feel trusted. Trust can increase teamwork and productivity on the job, as well as make the office a much more pleasant place in which to work.

Both outside and within a profession such as law there are jokes which serve to poke fun at the peculiarities of the profession. Such humor is called professional humor.

  1. Why is it dangerous for a lawyer to walk onto a construction site when plumbers are working? Because they might connect the drain line to the wrong suer.
  2. If a lawyer and an IRS agent were both drowning, and you could only save one of them, would you go to lunch or read the paper?
  3. What do you have if three lawyers are buried up to their necks in cement? Not enough cement.
  4. What do you get when you cross a lawyer with a demon from hell? Another lawyer.
  5. How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to change it, and one to kick the stool out from under him.
  6. How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? How many can you afford?
  7. What is the difference between a vulture and a lawyer? The vulture eventually lets go.
  8. I'm beginning to think that my lawyer is too interested in making money. Why do you say that? Listen to this from his bill: 'For waking up at night and thinking about your case: $25.00'.
  9. Some American academics, discussing the Six Day War with an Israeli general, were keen to understand why it had ended so quickly. "Well," said the general, "we had a crack regiment at the most sensitive front. It was a special reserve unit made up of lawyers and accountants. When the time came we ordered them to charge--and boy, did they know how to charge."
  10. A blind rabbit and a blind snake ran into each other on the road one day. The snake reached out, touched the rabbit and said, "you're soft and fuzzy and have floppy ears. You must be a rabbit." The rabbit reached out, touched the snake and said "you're slimy, beady-eyed and low to the ground. You must be a lawyer."
  11. A lawyer and a physician had a dispute over precedence. They referred it to Diogenes, who decided in favor of the lawyer as follows: "Let the thief go first, and the executioner follow."
  12. At a convention of biological scientists one researcher remarks to another, "Did you know that in our lab we have switched from mice to lawyers for our experiments?" "Really?" the other replied, "Why did you switch?" "Well, for three reasons. First, we found that lawyers are far more plentiful; second, the lab assistants don't get so attached to them; and third, there are some things even a rat won't do. However, sometimes it very hard to extrapolate our test results to human beings."
  13. When a lawyer tells his clients he has a sliding fee schedule what he means is that after he bills you it's financially hard to get back on your feet.
  14. The defendant who pleads his own case has a fool for a client, but at least there will be no problem with fee-splitting.
  15. What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer? A Doberman pinscher.
  16. Why should lawyers wear lots of sunscreen when vacationing at a beach resort? Because they're used to doing all of their lying indoors.
  17. A man took a trip out West after a harrowing divorce proceeding. He stopped in a bar, and after a few drinks stated to no one in particular, "Lawyers are horses' asses." Hearing this, one of the locals spoke up: "Mister, watch what you say. You're in horse country."
  18. What happens when you cross a pig with a lawyer? Nothing. There are some things a pig won't do.
  19. Cindy asked an old friend to go out for a drink with her after work. "I don't understand," Cindy complained. "When people find out I'm a lawyer, they take an instant dislike to me. Why would they do that?" Her friend appeared to think for a moment and then suggested, "Maybe it just saves time."
  20. An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing. A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready. "All set back here, Captain," came the reply, "except one lawyer who is still going around passing out business cards."

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