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    Government

    Received this email bellow, found interesting so I decided to share it. Not sure how accurate it is but I can believe it.

    Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500
    employees and has the following statistics:

    29 have been accused of spousal abuse
    7 have been arrested for fraud
    19 have been accused of writing bad cheques
    117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
    3 have done time for assault
    71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    14 have been arrested on drug-related charges,
    8 have been arrested for shoplifting
    21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
    84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

    373 in total or approximately 70%
    Can you guess which organization this is?
    It's the 535 members of the SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT -
    (The same group that crank out hundreds of new
    laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line!)
    ---There is no traffic at the extra mile---

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    This mail has been in circulation for many years - so the stats would probably be a bit outdated. HOWEVER, it probably is still a fair reflection of today in any case.

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    Well apologies for posting an old email, for me it was new. i just received another one and still can't stop laughing, here it is:



    * * *You, *ABSOLUTELY, HAVE TO READ, IT, TO * *B-E-L-I-E-V-E * *IT'S
    HAPPENING *IN TODAY IN 2012.!.!.?.!.?

    * * *KwaZulu-Natal MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs,

    Nomsa Dube, called on the national department of science and technology to
    investigate the causes of lightning after seven people died in lightning
    strikes.


    * * *"We will do an investigation and talk to the department of science and

    technology on what is the cause of the lightning, and if it only happened to

    the previously disadvantaged as I have never seen any white people being
    struck by lightning" said Dube. She was visiting Mpumazi in Eshowe where
    seven people from two families died after being struck by lightning on
    Sunday. *"Scientists from the department could perhaps help us and come up
    with instruments that could help community members protect themselves
    against lightning. The department has dealt with floods and fires, but
    lightning is new to us," said Dube.

    * * *Our country is clearly in excellent hands!
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    Parliament has 400 members so when I get emails saying more than this you know someone has just edited this probably from a US email.
    Also always look at snopes here is the original from May 2007 http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/congress.asp
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    Wow sorry for the wrong information haha... I can bet that by now the stats are up
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