How Do Fireworks Get Their Colors?

Behind the scenes of the dazzling light shows that spectators ooh and ahh at on the Fourth of July, are carefully crafted fireworks. Whether red, white and blue fountains or purple sparklers, each firework is packed with just the right mix of chemicals to create these colorful lights .

Inside each handmade firework are small packets filled with special chemicals, mainly metal salts and metal oxides, ...

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Economic Problem Fixed!!!

Dear Mr. President,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy.  Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the "Patriotic Retirement Plan":

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. If there are more than that, randomly select them by their social security number, then…  Pay them $1 million a piece severance for ...

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Oughta?

So I heard this word used the other day… "oughta". I got to thinking, hmm.. does anyone even notice how just plain "odd" that word is and sounds?
"You oughta go help him move that." Not to mention, how strange it looks in print, but it is a well used, often used, almost always used "odd" word.

I researched it just a tad and here are the various meanings and uses for the word: "oughta"

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