STORIES & LINKS

The following are some interesting stories as well as links to other good stuff.  As new things are added, they will be placed on top of the existing, therefore you don't have to scroll thru the old stuff to find the new.
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This is the last of the good 2014 links (below):

11/15  Another Christmas Story?.:     https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=_vR2wgq0ZMc

11/12  Have you seen, heard, touched, listened?  https://www.youtube.com/embed/zf_0jzPQ8lo?rel=0

11/07  If you don't understand our flag:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaxGNQE5ZLA

9/24  Character?  Dang right !  https://www.youtube.com/embed/rx0MRawkrj4

9/21  TED, good things to know:  http://stg.do/Olxi
9/21  you have never seen this before:  https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/KMrvR836TFI?rel=0
9/16 And then there's the tear jerker:  http://www.vitality101.com/Fun/lion-kisses-rescuer
9/9 On the lighter side:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/6J6ElrZzCZg?rel=0
9/9  Heard of this?  http://blog.lululemon.com/apple-cider-vinegar/?cid=outbrain_fooddrink_applecidervinega
7/20  Best of Reagan:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/wrRTau5jusU
5/29  I could have said it; couldn't have said it better: https://www.youtube.com/embed/n_YQ8560E1w?autoplay=1 
5/27  Wow, never forget ... !  http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm
5/26  Pray on Memorial Day ( read the blogs):  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=626431014085686
4/21 Veddy Interesting:  http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/5839ec5d-c076-557c-8fbb-f2f9ccf7c4cc
4/5  A little upbeat music for you:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202bv3lsPAo#t=11
3/25  Just another 9 year old who sings:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWpLfncliwU?rel=0
3/21  It's been awhile:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9FCxuVSkT7k
1/14  Just a good story...  http://www.today.com/news/widower-surprises-couple-picking-their-tab-2D11926344

Ahhhh, yes: 2014 (and there's more to come, above this line.......

2013  v

12/19 A very hard act to follow (could you?):  http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid949801312001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAACEco_Vk~,9bOat4XcfB_88ri1a3UMdKnLpH9aM8Fv&bctid=1271237687001


12/1  Not the latest; nor the greatest:   www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hxlcVAEj0sM&vq=large
11/18 Too much time on your hands?  http://manetas.com/pollock/
11/15 God Made a Dog:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/lJ7AfSO2fKs?rel=0 >
11/7  I couldn't understand a word....  http://www.wimp.com/girlleaves/
11/6  Can you take the heat? http://safeshare.tv/w/VoDMsZIpqC
10/2  Just good stuff:  http://rense.com/general96/shots.html
10/1  And you think you have had it tough: http://www.upworthy.com/this-guy-is-going-to-show-you-one-of-the-most-important-things-you-can-teach-your-kids-10
9/04  Just Wondering, is this the country that you voted for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE_efOGFlho
9/02  What is this? : http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnPlayer.swf?aid=11991
8/16 Understand this:  http://gopcontacts.com/articles/senate-bill-releases-illegals-in-your-backyard
8/16 Outstanding talent: http://www.flixxy.com/forte-americas-got-talent.htm
8/05  Bud !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g77TQx2ZvE0&feature
7/08 Whaaatt? http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/AKOB7q/:vNhGUDK@:DJVMTUdr
7/08 Bubba who?  http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1gxPVR/:YQb3UOSg:KDk3m+4.
6/24 Cell Ph.CYA:  "https://www.youtube.com/embed/N2vARzvWxwY?rel=0" 
6/14 Some of you aren't gonna like this:  http://zanylol.com/accident.html
6/11 What a Story; Honor:  https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C6f_FvZpm3g
5/30 Amazing Antique Desk.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/MKikHxKeodA?rel=0
5/29 From our Canadian brothers: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/featu...n/2081848359001
5/18 Goin' to the auction:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e0yZCLjwfU
5/07 She speaks for me:  http://thegunwire.com/blog/video-pro-2a-speaker-at-new-jersey-hearing-hits-home-run/
5/07  If you like this as much as I did..... https://www.youtube.com/w-nznS0FXKc
4/29 Judge Jeanine Pirro:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkzNL69L_h0
4/29  Look around, full circle...:  http://www.airpano.com/List-Aerial-Panoramas
4/18  Fracking....:  http://biggeekdad.com/2012/02/safe-fracking/
4/17  Amazing....:   https://www.youtube.com/user/strongtower27
4/12 Candid camera:   http://www.flixxy.com/michael-carbonaro-the-magic-clerk.htm#.UWhFKqI4vhJ
3/26 A pro gun clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=0sujnvIV4g4Biggest killer and threat to everyone
3/04 One more from my hero: https://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0 Where have you heard any of this recently?
2/25 Go for it!  http://growingbolder.com/media/health/aging/never-leave-the-playground-793777.html
2/23 Ya gotta see this:  http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=092JJFNU&utm_source=GodTube%20Must-See%20-%20Mobile&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02/14/20134
2/5 Here's your guilt trip of the week; you caused this:https://www.youtube.com/embed/hC3VTgIPoGU?rel=0
1/16 Some of you won't make it to the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn7bkncf1
1/9 A little enlightenment:  https://www.youtube.com/nj2ofrX7jAk
1/9 A book by its cover?  http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=33967
1/7 Can you sit still for this? https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=ab9i0s4WEY0
1/6  Why didn't this clip air? https://www.youtube.com/embed/sJIh70IZua8
2013

Older stuff:  v  
 20) Talkin 'bout the black keys on the piano:  http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=1312
19)  Real beauty:   https://www.youtube.com/v/xHkq1edcbk4?version=3
18)  "Another" saving a humpback whale:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBYPlcSD490
17) Some of you may not get this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?=QK3Eo9cScEQ&feature=share
16)  The tsunami in Japan: When viewed on the full screen, it's just like being there. You don't have to understand Japanese to realize the terror and pain these people experienced.
 http://my.news.yahoo.com/dramatic-video-japan-tsunami-viral-video-20110417-074110-955.html
15)  You will enjoy this:   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/chinese-girl-no-fingers-one-hand-wows-piano-20110316-133233-487.html
14) You may find a few mysteries in this short clip.  Watch this in 720p if you have the download speed.   https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6HfDeTVpinU&vq=medium
13)  A fantastic show where cats perform incredible tricks due to the mutual love and trust they have with their trainer: 
http://www.wxpnews.com/HX4IC5/110503-Angora-Cat-Circus
12) If you look at none of the rest (although they're all good) look at this one:  http://bobmccarty.com/2011/03/23/former-federal-agent-says-greed-corruption-at-center-of-battle-over-red-light-camera-systems/
11) If you don't understand Easter, you might not understand these:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KX2-J6uS-o   &
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dSIL358NM
10) almost a YouTube.  http://silverandgoldandthee.net/V/Lil.html
9) https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&vq=large
8) https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=x3Bf0WhvsNk
7)https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qjJuxMHvwr8
6)  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1363789/The-cloud-chaser-Amateur-weatherman-follows-sun-compass-snap-stunning-pictures.html     (well it's almost a "you tube")
5)  https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&vq=large
4)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbV3lf1HzQI
3)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzgzim5m7oU  
2)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=antTPNgaqRw&feature=related
1)  https://www.youtube.com/user/billybobjr705
78. Subject: X ray info for women - re: thyroid    From the Dr. Oz show

Dr. Oz recently had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer.  It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms.  He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck.  Many dentists don't bother to use it.  Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms.  By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know.  You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask?

Pass this on to your friends and family.

SNOPES had a comment on this subject also.  Put "thyroid" in the search box at the Snopes site.

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77.  A must see and hear!!!!!!!!

Subject: Bedbugs and Islam

Needs no intro. This guy has a way with words.

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76.  This is a must watch .  It's what carrier aviation is all about.  This video is from USS Stennis and extremely well done!
Aircraft Carrier USS John C Stennis launching aircraft | Tailspin

http://www.tailsp.in/aircraft-carrier-uss-john-c-stennis-launching-aircraft

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75.  CLASSMATES, COME, LET US TAKE A WALK TOGETHER ........

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/scariest_path.html

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74. Tender Hearted Deer hunter  

A hunter and his friend were sitting in a tall tower stand along Highway 16 near Vanderhoof ,BC early one cold December morning. 
 
Suddenly, a huge buck walked out over the corn they had spread in the low shrubs.The buck was magnificent. A once in a lifetime animal. His rack was huge. The hunter's hand shook as his mind was already counting the Boone and Crockett points. 
 
Moving quickly, the hunter carefully aimed the Leopold scope on his .300 Win Mag at the unsuspecting buck. 

As he was about to squeeze the trigger on this deer of a lifetime, his friend alerted him to a funeral procession passing slowly down Highway 16. 

The hunter pulled away from the gun stock, set the rifle down, took off his hat, bowed his head and then closed his eyes in prayer.  His friend was stunned. 
 
"Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have ever seen you do. You actually let that trophy deer go to pay respects to a passing funeral procession. You are indeed the kindest man I have ever known, and I feel lucky to call you a friend." 
 
The hunter shrugged. "Yeah, well, we were married for 37 years.” 

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73.   The Dash Movie 

In July 2006, a short 3-minute movie was launched on the Internet called The Dash. Since then, over 40 million people from around the world have watched it; and over 20,000 a day continue to watch it as a result of people passing it along.
The movie has been more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. More importantly, however, it has inspired many, many people to reflect on their lives and ask that all important question, 'Are my priorities where they should be?'
I hope you enjoy this movie and share it with those who are close to you! Click on this link: 
http://www.dashpoemmovie.com/ 
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72.    3900 Saturdays 

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the garage with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it:

I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net. Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business. He was telling whom-ever he was talking with something about 'a thousand marbles.' I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say.... 

' Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. It's too bad you missed your daughter's 'dance recital' he continued. 'Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities.' And that's when he began to explain his theory of a 'thousand marbles.'

'You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years. 

'Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now, stick with me, Tom, I'm getting to the important part.

It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail', he went on, 'and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays.' 'I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy. So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles I took them home and put them inside a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear.' 

'Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away. I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. 

There's nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight .' 

'Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure that if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time. And the one thing we can all use is a little more time.' 

'It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band. This is a 75 Year old Man, K9NZQ, clear and going QRT, good morning!' 

You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow signed off. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about. I had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club newsletter.

Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss. 'C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast.' 'What brought this on?' she asked with a smile. 'Oh, nothing special, it's just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. And hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out? I need to buy some marbles.

A friend sent this to me, so I to you, my friend. 

And so, as one smart bear once said...'If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.' - Winnie the Pooh.

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71.  Miscellaneous data from the home page:  LOGISTICS (the science of having the right item, in the right place, at the right time).  Flying travelers, would you consult the "User Forums (under the "Warrior", above), then select Flight Arrivals/Dep" when booking your flights?   Why?  We should try to coordinate arrivals and departures to optimize transportation convenience.  If you approve having your data visible, others who are flying can look at your data, and possibly make arrivals and departures coincide with yours.  Sharing the cost of rental cars, or even providing a free trip to a classmate is what this is all about.  Dr. Phil sez, "We can do this".  Carpooling and ride sharing works !!   (See the link on the upper left:  "Flights: Arrival/Dep.")

 

 

70.  Is this getting close to home or what?
Rachel, Clare and Samantha haven't seen each other since Cameron County High School .   They rediscovered each other via a reunion website and arrange to meet for lunch at a wine bar in Lock Haven.
Rachel arrives first, wearing camel Versace. She orders a bottle of chilled Chablis.  Clare arrives shortly afterward, in gray Chanel.  After the required ritualized kisses she joins Rachel in a glass of Chablis. Then Samantha walks in, wearing a faded old Barbour anorak, blue jeans and Wellington boots. She too shares the wine.

Rachel explains that after leaving school and graduating from Princeton majoring in the Classics she met and married Timothy, with whom she has a beautiful daughter.  Timothy is a partner in one of New York 's leading law firms. They live in a 4000 sq. ft. co-op on Fifth Avenue , where Susanna, the daughter, attends drama school. They have a second home in the hills above Monte Carlo .

Clare relates that she graduated from Harvard Med School and became a Consultant Gynecologist. 
Her husband, Clive, is a leading Wall Street investment banker. They live on Long Island and have a second home in Florida.

Samantha explains that she left school at 17 and ran off with her boyfriend, Ben. They run a tropical
bird park in California and grow their own vegetables.  Ben can stand five parrots, side by side, on his willy.

Half way down the third bottle of Chablis, several hours later, Rachel blurts out her husband isn't
Tim, he's Tom and he's a cashier at Wal-Mart.  They live in a small condo in Brooklyn and have a travel trailer parked at a nearby a storage facility.

Clare, chastened and encouraged by her old friend's honesty, explains that she and Clive are nurses
in Bellevue . They live in Jersey City and vacation at a motel in Orlando .

Samantha admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.
 
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69.  A moving tribute to "fallen" members of the military, Memorial Day 2010.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gfnmDGk0KM&feature=related
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68.  Some more than others; we all may benefit from this. Take a look; http://www.andiesisle.com/ThisBlessingIsForYou.html

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, Rev. Boetcker is perhaps best remembered for his authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Ten Cannots. Originally published in 1916, it is often misattributed to
Committee for Constitutional Government. The leaflet bore the title "Lincoln on Limitations" and contained some genuine Lincoln quotations on one side and the "Ten Cannots" on the other, with the attributions juxtaposed. The mistake of crediting Lincoln for having been the source of "The Ten Cannots" has been repeated many times since, most notably by
Ronald Reagan in a speech he gave at the 1992 Republican convention in 66. An outspoken political Houston.conservativeAbraham Lincoln. The error apparently stems from a leaflet printed in 1942 by a conservative political organization called the

There are several minor variants of the pamphlet in circulation, but the most commonly-accepted version appears below:

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.

And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselve

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65.  The Hotel Bill

Next time you think your hotel bill is too high, you might want to consider this:

My wife and I are traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George . Being Seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, we were too tired to continue, and decided to take a room. But, we only planned to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When we checked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed us a bill for $350.00.

I explode and demanded to know why the charge is so high.I told the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth $350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells me that $350.00 is the 'standard rate'. I insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appears, listens to me, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for us to use.'But we didn't use them," I said.''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.

He went on to explain that we could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. "we have the best entertainers from New York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here," the Manager says.

"But we didn't go to any of those shows," I said. "Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, I replied,"But we didn't use it!"

The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay.

I wrote a check and gave it to the Manager.

The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. "But sir, this check is only made out for $50.00." ''That's correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with my wife," I replied.

"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager.

I said, "Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have."

Don't mess with Senior Citizens 
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64.  Do you remember some of the feelings during the Viet Nam War era?
The words to "FOREVER YOUNG"
 
May the good Lord be with you

down every road that you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true
And do unto other as you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
forever young.
 
May good fortune be with you

may your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to Heaven
with a prince or a vagabond
And in my heart you will remain
forever young,
 
And when you finally fly away

I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
no one can ever tell
But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
forever young.
 
Songwriters:  Originally; Bob Dylan (early 70's), then slightly rewritten by Jim Cregan, Rod Stewart, &
Kevin Savigar, and Bob Dylan in the 80's.

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63.  STRICTLY FOR LEXOPHILES
For those not certain about lexophiles  -  a lexophile is a lover of Words.

1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat Miner.
10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
11.  A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
12. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
13. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.
14. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
15. A calendar's days are numbered.
16. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
17. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
18. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
19. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
20. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at Large.
21. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
22. When you've seen one shopping centre you've seen a mall.
23. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine .
24. When she saw her first strands of grey hair, she thought she'd dye.
25. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
26. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
27. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
28. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
29. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.   He acquired his size from too much pi.
30. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .
31. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
32. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
33. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
34. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
35. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
36. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre said: 'Keep off the grass.'
37. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
38. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects.
 
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62.  We're on the move.  This link takes you to map that shows inward or outward migration from the counties in our country.  Who was the actor on "Laugh In" that said "verrrrrrry interesting".  Artie somebody?
http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/migration-moving-wealthy-interactive-counties-map.html

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61.  Shure, none of you are lead footed; but just in case you get an urge for speed, take a look at this site (first): http://www.speedtrap.org  (Note:  The link that was originally here didn't work.  This link has been checked.)
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60.  Submitted by our bold and fearless leader, Bob Watson.
Have you ever been to North Platte, Nebraska?  Take a look at days gone by.
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=07DGeLvDw8I
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59. Pepper spray?  No; Wasp Spray!
I know some of you own GUNS but this is something to think about...---
 If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil  plans for you. Did you know this? 

Wasp Spray - A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School .
For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective  than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given
to students for decades.
It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.
 
Please share this with all the people who are precious to your life.
Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse!  It will!
It will also kill a wasp.
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58.
  Harvey Mackay, tells a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point.
He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport.

When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine.

Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey .
He handed my friend a laminated card and said:
'I'm Wally, your driver.  While I'm loading your bags in the trunk I'd like you to read my mission statement.'

Taken aback, Harvey read the card.. It said: Wally's Mission Statement: To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment...

This blew Harvey away.

Especially when he noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!
As he slid behind the wheel, Wally said, 'Would you like a cup of coffee?  I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.'

My friend said jokingly, 'No, I'd prefer a soft drink.'

Wally smiled and said, 'No problem.. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, water and orange juice...'

Almost stuttering, Harvey said, 'I'll take a Diet Coke.'
Handing him his drink, Wally said, 'If you'd like something to read, I have The Wall Street Journal, Time, Sports Illustrated and USA Today.'
As they were pulling away, Wally handed my friend another laminated card, 'These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd like to listen to the radio.'
And as if that weren't enough, Wally told Harvey that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him.

Then he advised Harvey of the best route to his destination for that time of day.

He also let him know that he'd be happy to chat and tell him about some of the sights or, if Harvey preferred, to leave him with his own thoughts.
'Tell me, Wally,' my amazed friend asked the driver, 'have you always served customers like this?'
Wally smiled into the rear view mirror.  'No, not always..  In fact, it's only been in the last two years.  My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do.  Then I heard the personal growth guru, Wayne Dyer, on the radio one day. He had just written a book called You'll See It When You Believe It.  Dyer said that if you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself.  He said, 'Stop complaining!  Differentiate yourself from your competition. Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.'

'That hit me right between the eyes,' said Wally.

'Dyer was really talking about me.  I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle.  I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers.  The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy.  So I decided to make some changes.  I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.'

'I take it that has paid off for you,' Harvey said.

'It sure has,' Wally replied.  'My first year as an eagle,  I doubled my income from the previous year.  This year I'll probably quadruple it.  You were lucky to get me today.  I don't sit at cabstands anymore.  My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on my answering machine.  If I can't pick them up myself, I get a reliable cabbie friend to do it and I take a piece of the action.'

Wally was phenomenal.  He was running a limo service out of a Yellow Cab.  I've probably told that story to more than fifty cab drivers over the years, and only two took the idea and ran with it.  Whenever I go to their cities, I give them a call.  The rest of the drivers quacked like ducks and told me all the reasons they couldn't do any of what I was suggesting.

Wally the Cab Driver made a different choice. 
He decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles.
How about us? 
Smile, and the whole world smiles with you...

The ball is in our hands!
A man reaps what he sows.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up...

Let us do good to all people.

  Have a nice day,  unless you already have other plans. 

  SORROW looks back,

WORRY looks around, and

FAITH looks UP... 

  BECAUSE OF FATHER'S LOVE,I AM CHANGED!!!

  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.  It's about learning to dance in the rain."
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57. Is your work done here?
Brothers and Sisters;  Are you tired?  Are you hurting?  Are you broke?  Is your work done here yet?  Here is the answer: 
http://www.youtube. com/watch_ popup?v=fJuNgBkl oFE
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55.  Neologism Contest:
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
The winners are:
1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavoured mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men

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54.  Some Hummingbird Inspiration:
About 4 days after I found him, I was holding him in my cupped hands when his mama came by to feed him.  She had seen me around, I guess, because she just flew over, perched on my hand and then fed him.  This happened a number of times, so I called a friend who is good with a video camera, and he came over to film some of the amazing goings on that I told him about."

I hope this is enough info to give you some context for the video we posted to YouTube.  Here's the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xBLvMIBZU
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53. HOW TO INSTALL AN (inexpensive) HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

1. Go to a secondhand store and buy a pair of men's used size 14-16 work boots.

2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.

3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.

4. Leave a note on your door that reads:

"Bubba...
me n Bertha n Duke n Slim went fer sum ammo n beer. back in a our.
don't mess with the pits . they bit the maleman this mornin n messed him up reel bad . I dunno if killer got loos to ... harta tell wit all the blood... anywayz I locked em all in the hause.

maybe ya best wate outside ... be rite bak.

Cooter"

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52. California vs. Texas (remember, the person putting stuff on the website is a California resident-who didn't prefer Swartzenwhatter at the polls)

The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks dog.  Yes, there are also rattlers on nature trails in Cal-li-fone-ya.
#1. Governor starts to intervene, reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what is natural.
#2. He calls animal control. Animal control captures coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases and $500 upon relocating it.
#3. He calls veterinarian. Vet collects dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases. #4. Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting bite wound bandaged.
#5. The trail gets shut down for 6 months while wildlife services conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is clear of dangerous animals.
#6. Governor spends $50,000 of state funds implementing a "coyote awareness" program for residents of the area.
#7. State legislature spends $2 million investigating how to better handle rabies and how to possibly eradicate the disease.
#8. Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the attack and for letting the Governor intervene.
#9. Cost: $75,000 to train new security agent.
#10. PETA protests the coyote relocation and files suit against the state.


Texas :
#1. Governor shoots coyote and keeps jogging.
#2. Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.
#3. Buzzards eat dead coyote.

Any wonder why California is  (very) broke????
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51. For the Guys:
Yesterday my wife asked why I didn't do something useful with my time. She suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys.  I did this and when I got home last night I told her that I had joined a parachute club.

She said "are you nuts? You're 65+ years old and you're going to start jumping out of airplanes again?"

I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.

She said to me, "You idiot, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club!"

I'm in trouble again and don't know what to do!  I signed up for three jumps a week!

Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier.

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50.  Good Story.............
Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Arizona . They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - all drinks 10 cents." They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true. 

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you!   What'll it be, gentlemen?" 

There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men asks for a martini. In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis... Shaken, not stirred, and says, "That'll be 10 cents each, please." 

The four men stare at the bartender for a moment. Then look at each other. They can't believe their good luck They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the bartender again saying, "That's 40 cents, please." 

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand. They have each had two martinis and so far they've spent less than a dollar. Finally one of the men says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?" 

"I'm a retired tailor from Boston ," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery for $25 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime - wine, liquor, beer, it's all the same." 

"Wow!!!! That's quite a story," says one of the men. 

The four of them sip at their martinis and can't help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have drinks in front of them, and haven't ordered anything the whole time they have been there. 

One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, "What's with them?" 

The bartender says, "Oh  Hell, they're all old retired farts, 
originally from Illinois. They're waiting for happy hour when drinks are half price!"

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49.  The Amazing Cucumber
 This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.
 
 1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
 
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try rubbing a cucumber slice
along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

 
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and
make them flee the area.   (WOW)
 
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on wrinkles too!!!   (DOUBLE WOW)

 
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few cucumber slices before
going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.  Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything
in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
 
7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?  Cucumbers have been
used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick

Meals to thwart off starvation.
 
8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough
time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will
provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
 
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a cucumber sliced rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
 
10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students
during final exams.

 
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?  Take a
slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in
your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
 
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?  Take
a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove

years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.
 
13. Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly
use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

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48.  Hummingbird Inspiration 
About 4 days after I found him, I was holding him in my cupped hands when his mama came by to feed him.  She had seen me around, I guess, because she just flew over, perched on my hand and then fed him.  This happened a number of times, so I called a friend who is good with a video camera, and he came over to film some of the amazing goings on that I told him about."

I hope this is enough info to give you some context for the video we posted to YouTube.  Here's the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xBLvMIBZU

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47.  Ponderisms
- I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. 

- There are two kinds of pedestrians......the quick and the dead. 

- Life is sexually transmitted. 

- Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. 

- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

- Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. 

- Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to? 

- Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. 

A- ll of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. 


- In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.   

- How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? 


- Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out?'


- If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him? 

- Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look anyway?


- If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? 


- If corn oil is made from corn and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? 

- Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?   

- Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive quicker? 

- Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
   

- Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address?
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46. Printer Problem?
Was having a problem with my laser printer.  Wierd stuff, nothing consistant.  Paper jams, bad feeding, using too much paper.  So I set up a camera to see if I could catch the problem:
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/PerthPurplePenguin/vids/?action=view&current=cvUMHvLZ.flv
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45.  I can't wait, to get one of these to scoot around in Wal-Mart when I'm 91.  Let's see, that is only 56, NO, 57 years off.  You're only as old as you feel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuIJRsAuCHQ&feature=popt02us03
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44.  An Angel In Uniform
In 1949, my father had just returned home from the war.  On every American highway you could see soldiers in uniform hitchhiking home to their families, as was the custom at that time in America.  Sadly, the thrill of his reunion with his family was soon overshadowed.

My grandmother became very ill and had to be hospitalized.  It was her kidneys, and the doctors told my father that she needed a blood transfusion immediately or she would not live through the night.

The problem was that Grandmother's blood type was AB--, a very rare type even today, but even harder to get then, because there were no blood banks or air flights to ship blood.  All the family members were typed, but not one member was a match.  So the doctors gave the family no hope; my grandmother was dying.

My father left the hospital in tears to gather up all the family members, so that everyone would get a chance to tell Grandmother good-bye.

As my father was driving down the highway, he passed a soldier in uniform hitchhiking home to his family.  Deep in grief, my father had no inclination at that moment to do a good deed.  Yet it was almost as if something outside himself pulled him to a stop, and he waited as the stranger climbed into the car.  My father was too upset to even ask the soldier his name, but the soldier noticed my father's tears right away and inquired about them.

Through his tears, my father told this total stranger that his mother was lying in a hospital dying because the doctors had been unable to locate her blood type, AB--, and if they did not locate her blood type before nightfall, she would surely die.  It got very quiet in the car.  Then this unidentified soldier extended his hand out to my father, palm up.  Resting in the palm of his hand were the dog tags from around his neck.  The blood type on the tags was AB--.  The soldier told my father to turn the car around and get him to the hospital.

My grandmother lived until 1996, 47 years later, and to this day no one in our family knows the soldier's name.  But my father has often wondered, was he a soldier or an angel in uniform? Sometimes, we never know who God will bring into our lives to carry out a special mission, nor do we know whose lives God will have us touch.

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43.  Excerpts of a newspaper article written by non-Catholic Sam Miller - a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman:
 
Why would newspapers (and "Talk Radio") carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic Church?
 
Do you know - the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. The graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%.
 
The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students.
 
The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people - not just Catholics - in the United States today.
 
But the press is vindictive and trying to totally denigrate in every way the Catholic Church in this country. They have blamed the disease of pedophilia on the Catholic Church, which is as irresponsible as blaming adultery on the institution of marriage.
 
Let me give you some figures that Catholics should know and remember. For example, 12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church, 17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.  Not to mention coaches, teachers and Boy Scout leaders.  Even our own Jewish rabbis.
 
Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia.  10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia. This is not a Catholic Problem.


A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice, would choose to be priests again in face of all this obnoxious PR the church has been receiving.
 
The Catholic Church is bleeding from self-inflicted wounds.  The agony that Catholics have felt and suffered is not necessarily the fault of the Church.  You have been hurt by a small number of wayward priests that have  probably been totally weeded out by now.
 
Walk with your shoulders high and you head higher.  Be a proud member of the most important non-governmental agency in the United States.  Then remember what Jeremiah said:  "Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and find rest for your souls."   Be proud to speak up for your faith with pride and reverence and learn what your Church does for all other religions.

To my Catholic friends, 
Be proud that you're a Catholic.
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42The Promised Land
Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel " pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land".

Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, " Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land".


Now Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the promised land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, Savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc ..........I called Suicide Hot
Line and got a call center in Pakistan.  I told them I was suicidal.  They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck....

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41. Have You Ever Danced?
An old prospector shuffled into town leading an old tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat. He walked up and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. 

As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?" 


The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance... never really wanted to." 

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said,  "Well, you old fool, you're gonna dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet. 


The old prospector --not wanting to get a toe blown off-- started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.  Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied. 

When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.


The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. 
The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.  The crowd stopped laughing immediately. 

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.  The silence was almost deafening. 
The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels. The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever licked a mule's ass?" 

The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir..... but... I've always wanted to."


There are a few lessons for us all here:

Never be arrogant.
Don't waste ammunition.
Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
Don't mess with old men, they didn't get old by being stupid.


I just love a story with a happy ending, don't you? 
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51.  We're on the move.  This link takes you to map that shows inward or outward migration from the counties in our country.  Who was the actor on "Laugh In" that said "verrrrrrry interesting".  Artie somebody?
http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/migration-moving-wealthy-interactive-counties-map.html

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50.  Shure, none of you are lead footed; but just in case you get an urge for speed, take a look at this site (first): http://www.speedtrap.org  (Note:  The link that was originally here didn't work.  This link has been checked.)
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49.  Submitted by our bold and fearless leader, Bob Watson.
Have you ever been to North Platte, Nebraska?  Take a look at days gone by.
https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=07DGeLvDw8I
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48.
Pepper spray?  No; Wasp Spray!
I know some of you own GUNS but this is something to think about...---
 If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil  plans for you. Did you know this? 

Wasp Spray - A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

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Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School .
For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective  than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given
to students for decades.
It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.
 
Please share this with all the people who are precious to your life.

Good to know, huh? It will also kill a wasp.!!!!

  

Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse!  It will!
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47.
  Harvey Mackay, tells a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point.
He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport.

When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine.

Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey .
He handed my friend a laminated card and said:
'I'm Wally, your driver.  While I'm loading your bags in the trunk I'd like you to read my mission statement.'

Taken aback, Harvey read the card.. It said: Wally's Mission Statement: To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment...

This blew Harvey away.

Especially when he noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!
As he slid behind the wheel, Wally said, 'Would you like a cup of coffee?  I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.'

My friend said jokingly, 'No, I'd prefer a soft drink.'

Wally smiled and said, 'No problem.. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, water and orange juice...'

Almost stuttering, Harvey said, 'I'll take a Diet Coke.'
Handing him his drink, Wally said, 'If you'd like something to read, I have The Wall Street Journal, Time, Sports Illustrated and USA Today.'
As they were pulling away, Wally handed my friend another laminated card, 'These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd like to listen to the radio.'
And as if that weren't enough, Wally told Harvey that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him.

Then he advised Harvey of the best route to his destination for that time of day.

He also let him know that he'd be happy to chat and tell him about some of the sights or, if Harvey preferred, to leave him with his own thoughts.
'Tell me, Wally,' my amazed friend asked the driver, 'have you always served customers like this?'
Wally smiled into the rear view mirror.  'No, not always..  In fact, it's only been in the last two years.  My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do.  Then I heard the personal growth guru, Wayne Dyer, on the radio one day. He had just written a book called You'll See It When You Believe It.  Dyer said that if you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself.  He said, 'Stop complaining!  Differentiate yourself from your competition. Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.'

'That hit me right between the eyes,' said Wally.

'Dyer was really talking about me.  I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle.  I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers.  The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy.  So I decided to make some changes.  I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.'

'I take it that has paid off for you,' Harvey said.

'It sure has,' Wally replied.  'My first year as an eagle,  I doubled my income from the previous year.  This year I'll probably quadruple it.  You were lucky to get me today.  I don't sit at cabstands anymore.  My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on my answering machine.  If I can't pick them up myself, I get a reliable cabbie friend to do it and I take a piece of the action.'

Wally was phenomenal.  He was running a limo service out of a Yellow Cab.  I've probably told that story to more than fifty cab drivers over the years, and only two took the idea and ran with it.  Whenever I go to their cities, I give them a call.  The rest of the drivers quacked like ducks and told me all the reasons they couldn't do any of what I was suggesting.

Wally the Cab Driver made a different choice. 
He decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like eagles.
How about us? 
Smile, and the whole world smiles with you...

The ball is in our hands!
A man reaps what he sows.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up...

Let us do good to all people.

  Have a nice day,  unless you already have other plans. 

  SORROW looks back,

WORRY looks around, and

FAITH looks UP... 

  BECAUSE OF FATHER'S LOVE,I AM CHANGED!!!

  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.  It's about learning to dance in the rain."
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45.  Neologism Contest:
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
The winners are:
1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavoured mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men

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44.  Some Hummingbird Inspiration:
About 4 days after I found him, I was holding him in my cupped hands when his mama came by to feed him.  She had seen me around, I guess, because she just flew over, perched on my hand and then fed him.  This happened a number of times, so I called a friend who is good with a video camera, and he came over to film some of the amazing goings on that I told him about."

I hope this is enough info to give you some context for the video we posted to YouTube.  Here's the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xBLvMIBZU

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43. HOW TO INSTALL AN (inexpensive) HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

1. Go to a secondhand store and buy a pair of men's used size 14-16 work boots.

2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.

3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.

4. Leave a note on your door that reads:

"Bubba...
me n Bertha n Duke n Slim went fer sum ammo n beer. back in a our.
don't mess with the pits . they bit the maleman this mornin n messed him up reel bad . I dunno if killer got loos to ... harta tell wit all the blood... anywayz I locked em all in the hause.

maybe ya best wate outside ... be rite bak.

Cooter"

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42. California vs. Texas (remember, the person putting stuff on the website is a California resident-who didn't prefer Swartzenwhatter at the polls)

The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks dog.  Yes, there are also rattlers on nature trails in Cal-li-fone-ya.
#1. Governor starts to intervene, reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what is natural.
#2. He calls animal control. Animal control captures coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases and $500 upon relocating it.
#3. He calls veterinarian. Vet collects dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases. #4. Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting bite wound bandaged.
#5. The trail gets shut down for 6 months while wildlife services conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is clear of dangerous animals.
#6. Governor spends $50,000 of state funds implementing a "coyote awareness" program for residents of the area.
#7. State legislature spends $2 million investigating how to better handle rabies and how to possibly eradicate the disease.
#8. Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the attack and for letting the Governor intervene.
#9. Cost: $75,000 to train new security agent.
#10. PETA protests the coyote relocation and files suit against the state.


Texas :
#1. Governor shoots coyote and keeps jogging.
#2. Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.
#3. Buzzards eat dead coyote.

Any wonder why California is  (very) broke????
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41. For the Guys:
Yesterday my wife asked why I didn't do something useful with my time. She suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys.  I did this and when I got home last night I told her that I had joined a parachute club.

She said "are you nuts? You're 65+ years old and you're going to start jumping out of airplanes again?"

I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.

She said to me, "You idiot, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club!"

I'm in trouble again and don't know what to do!  I signed up for three jumps a week!

Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier.

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40.  Good Story.............
Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Arizona . They turn a corner and see a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - all drinks 10 cents." They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true. 

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you!   What'll it be, gentlemen?" 

There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men asks for a martini. In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis... Shaken, not stirred, and says, "That'll be 10 cents each, please." 

The four men stare at the bartender for a moment. Then look at each other. They can't believe their good luck They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the bartender again saying, "That's 40 cents, please." 

They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand. They have each had two martinis and so far they've spent less than a dollar. Finally one of the men says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?" 

"I'm a retired tailor from Boston ," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery for $25 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime - wine, liquor, beer, it's all the same." 

"Wow!!!! That's quite a story," says one of the men. 

The four of them sip at their martinis and can't help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have drinks in front of them, and haven't ordered anything the whole time they have been there. 

One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, "What's with them?" 

The bartender says, "Oh  Hell, they're all old retired farts, 
originally from Illinois.
 They're waiting for happy hour when drinks are half price!"

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39.  The Amazing Cucumber
 
This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.
 
 1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
 
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try rubbing a cucumber slice
along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

 
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and
make them flee the area.   (WOW)
 
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on wrinkles too!!!   (DOUBLE WOW)

 
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few cucumber slices before
going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.  Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything
in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
 
7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?  Cucumbers have been
used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick

Meals to thwart off starvation.
 
8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough
time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will
provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
 
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a cucumber sliced rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
 
10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students
during final exams.

 
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?  Take a
slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in
your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
 
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?  Take
a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove

years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.
 
13. Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly
use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

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38.  Hummingbird Inspiration 
About 4 days after I found him, I was holding him in my cupped hands when his mama came by to feed him.  She had seen me around, I guess, because she just flew over, perched on my hand and then fed him.  This happened a number of times, so I called a friend who is good with a video camera, and he came over to film some of the amazing goings on that I told him about."

I hope this is enough info to give you some context for the video we posted to YouTube.  Here's the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xBLvMIBZU

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37.  Ponderisms
- I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. 

- There are two kinds of pedestrians......the quick and the dead. 

- Life is sexually transmitted. 

- Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. 

- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

- Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. 

- Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to? 

- Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
 

A- ll of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
 


- In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.   

- How is it one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
 


- Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out?'


- If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him? 

- Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look anyway?


- If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? 


- If corn oil is made from corn and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? 

- Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
   

- Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive quicker?
 

- Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
   

- Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address?
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36. Printer Problem?
Was having a problem with my laser printer.  Wierd stuff, nothing consistant.  Paper jams, bad feeding, using too much paper.  So I set up a camera to see if I could catch the problem:
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/PerthPurplePenguin/vids/?action=view&current=cvUMHvLZ.flv
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35.  I can't wait, to get one of these to scoot around in Wal-Mart when I'm 91.  Let's see, that is only 56, NO, 57 years off.  You're only as old as you feel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuIJRsAuCHQ&feature=popt02us03
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34.  An Angel In Uniform
In 1949, my father had just returned home from the war.  On every American highway you could see soldiers in uniform hitchhiking home to their families, as was the custom at that time in America.  Sadly, the thrill of his reunion with his family was soon overshadowed.

My grandmother became very ill and had to be hospitalized.  It was her kidneys, and the doctors told my father that she needed a blood transfusion immediately or she would not live through the night.

The problem was that Grandmother's blood type was AB--, a very rare type even today, but even harder to get then, because there were no blood banks or air flights to ship blood.  All the family members were typed, but not one member was a match.  So the doctors gave the family no hope; my grandmother was dying.

My father left the hospital in tears to gather up all the family members, so that everyone would get a chance to tell Grandmother good-bye.

As my father was driving down the highway, he passed a soldier in uniform hitchhiking home to his family.  Deep in grief, my father had no inclination at that moment to do a good deed.  Yet it was almost as if something outside himself pulled him to a stop, and he waited as the stranger climbed into the car.  My father was too upset to even ask the soldier his name, but the soldier noticed my father's tears right away and inquired about them.

Through his tears, my father told this total stranger that his mother was lying in a hospital dying because the doctors had been unable to locate her blood type, AB--, and if they did not locate her blood type before nightfall, she would surely die.  It got very quiet in the car.  Then this unidentified soldier extended his hand out to my father, palm up.  Resting in the palm of his hand were the dog tags from around his neck.  The blood type on the tags was AB--.  The soldier told my father to turn the car around and get him to the hospital.

My grandmother lived until 1996, 47 years later, and to this day no one in our family knows the soldier's name.  But my father has often wondered, was he a soldier or an angel in uniform? Sometimes, we never know who God will bring into our lives to carry out a special mission, nor do we know whose lives God will have us touch.

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33.  Excerpts of a newspaper article written by non-Catholic Sam Miller - a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman:
 
Why would newspapers (and "Talk Radio") carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic Church?
 
Do you know - the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. The graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%.
 
The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students.
 
The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people - not just Catholics - in the United States today.
 
But the press is vindictive and trying to totally denigrate in every way the Catholic Church in this country. They have blamed the disease of pedophilia on the Catholic Church, which is as irresponsible as blaming adultery on the institution of marriage.
 
Let me give you some figures that Catholics should know and remember. For example, 12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church, 17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.  Not to mention coaches, teachers and Boy Scout leaders.  Even our own Jewish rabbis.
 
Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia.  10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia. This is not a Catholic Problem.


A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice, would choose to be priests again in face of all this obnoxious PR the church has been receiving.
 
The Catholic Church is bleeding from self-inflicted wounds.  The agony that Catholics have felt and suffered is not necessarily the fault of the Church.  You have been hurt by a small number of wayward priests that have  probably been totally weeded out by now.
 
Walk with your shoulders high and you head higher.  Be a proud member of the most important non-governmental agency in the United States.  Then remember what Jeremiah said:  "Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and find rest for your souls."   Be proud to speak up for your faith with pride and reverence and learn what your Church does for all other religions.

To my Catholic friends, 
Be proud that you're a Catholic.
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32The Promised Land
Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel " pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land".

Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, " Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land".


Now Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the promised land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, Savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc ..........I called Suicide Hot
Line and got a call center in Pakistan.  I told them I was suicidal.  They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck....

 

 

31.  Have You Ever Danced?
An old prospector shuffled into town leading an old tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat. He walked up and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. 

As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?" 


The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance... never really wanted to." 

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said,  "Well, you old fool, you're gonna dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet. 


The old prospector --not wanting to get a toe blown off-- started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.  Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied. 

When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.


The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. 
The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.  The crowd stopped laughing immediately. 

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.  The silence was almost deafening. 
The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels. The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever licked a mule's ass?" 

The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir..... but... I've always wanted to."


There are a few lessons for us all here:

Never be arrogant.
Don't waste ammunition.
Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
Don't mess with old men, they didn't get old by being stupid.


I just love a story with a happy ending, don't you?
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30.  DON'T MESS WITH OLD PEOPLE
George Phillips , an elderly man, from Meridian, Mississippi,was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were  people in the shed stealing things. 

He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" 
He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me. 

Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available." 

George said, "Okay." 

He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again. 

"Hello,I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed... Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both, the dogs are eating them right now." and he hung up. 

Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a  SWAT Team,a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed. 

One of the Policemen said to George , "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" 
George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
(True Story) I LOVE IT!

Don't mess with old people.

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29.  Blonde Joke
A girl came skipping home from school one day.  "Mommy, Mommy," she yelled, "we were counting today, and all the other kids could only count to four, but I counted to 10.  See? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!"
 
"Very good," said her mother.
 
"Is it because I'm blonde?" the girl said.
 
"Yes, it's because you're blonde," said the mommy.
 
The next day the girl came skipping home from school.  "Mommy, Mommy," she yelled, "we were saying the alphabet today, and all the other kids could only say it to G, but I said it to N.  See? A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L M, N!"
 
"Very good," said her mother.
 
"Is it because I'm blonde, Mommy?"
 
"Yes, it's because you're blonde."
 
The next day the girl came skipping home from school.  "Mommy, Mommy," she yelled, "we were in gym class today, and when we  showered, all the other girls had flat chests, but I have these!"
 
She lifted her tank top to reveal a fully developed chest.
 
"Very good," said her embarrassed mother.
 
"Is it because I'm blonde, mommy?"
 
"No, Honey, it's because you're 19!

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28.  A LITTLE SOMETHING TO FEED YOUR PARANOIA.  How do you correctly wash strawberries?
http://www.star-k.org/cons-appr-vegetables-videos10.htm
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27.  LEARN TO MARCH?  So, you always wanted to learn to march?  Check out this method of marching.  A foreign language would help too! 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ0ue-XGl9c
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26.  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, AND BE PREPARED FOR SOMETHING WIERD.......
 http://www.10mg.nl/
  (You will start out on the "game" tab; go thru the game, several times if necessary, but when you are thru, click on the "work" tab to see what's behind this.
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25.  UNBELIEVABLE!   WATCH THIS 11 YEAR OLD GIRL'S SPEECH.   This little girl is awesome. Remember her name (Sara Warmack) as I believe we'll hear more of her in years to come.

Notice there is no teleprompter. In fact I'm not sure she even has a script.

SHE'S ONLY 11 YRS. OLD!!!!  She has more sense in her little finger than
 some of our politicians have in their entire bodies.

Click on the link below & enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHieqM1hKsg
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24. Bill Gates:  Love him or hate him , he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school.  He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault , so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now.
They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were.
So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.  In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.  This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters.
You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.  Do that on your own time.

Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

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23.  Please be aware, that I haven't checked with snopes.com to authenticate the claims below (but I have suspected as much for years).
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22.  A must See Video ... Ending is fabulous! 
I am now passing this link on for you to watch.  Its not enjoyable, it is riveting!  When you are done pass it on too; I think it's important...  If you are a vet, I say, "Welcome Home Brother".  Just click on the line below and have your speaker on!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJfeD-I39CQ&feature=player_embedded

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21.  Do you remember a time called "Viet Nam"?  This has been around once or twice, but "now" is better than "then".

Will you give this to my Daddy?

As a Company, Southwest Airlines supports 'Red Fridays.' 

I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen. 


Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

 

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi.'

The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her Daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

RED FRIDAYS ----- A great many people still wear Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority'. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions. Many American, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of Americans supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever; certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' Is...

We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, wear something red every Friday.

20.  For the past few years (http://www.snopescom/ has positioned itself, or others have labeled it, as the 'tell-all final word' on any comment, claim and email.  But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com. Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it - kinda makes you wonder what they were hiding.  Well, finally we know. It is run by a husband and wife team - that's right, no big office of investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers. It's just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby. David and Barbara Mikkelson in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation?

The reason for the questions - or skepticisms - is a result of snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong.  Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues.

A few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the Internet, 'supposedly' the Mikkelson's claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on snopes.com.  In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort 'ever' took place. I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this and I gave him Bud Gregg’s contact phone numbers - and Bud was going to give him phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called Bud.  In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg that no one from snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm.

Yet, snopes.com issued a statement as the 'final factual word' on the issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things - not!

Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are very Democratic (party) and extremely liberal.  As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism lately over the Internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in their website findings. Gee, what a shock?

So, I say this now to everyone who goes to snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line fact 'proceed with caution.' Take what it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself.  Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research yourself.  It now seems apparent that's all the Mikkelson's do.  After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their 'not' fully looking into things.

http://http//www.wikipedia.org/          or        http://http//www.snopes.com/

I have found this to be true also!  Many videos of Obama I tried to verify on Snopes and they said they were False. Then they gave their liberal slant! I have suspected some problems with snopes for some time now, but I have only caught them in half-truths. If there is any subjectivity they do an immediate full left rudder. 

Truth or Fiction, is a better source for verification, in my opinion. 
http://www.truthorfiction.com/  

I have recently discovered that Snopes.com is owned by a flaming liberal and this man is in the tank for Obama. There are many things they have listed on their site as a hoax and yet you can go to You tube yourself and find the video of Obama actually saying these things.  So you see, you cannot and should not trust Snopes.com, ever for anything that remotely resembles truth! I don't even trust them to tell me if email chains are hoaxes anymore.

A few conservative speakers on Myspace told me about Snopes.com. A few months ago and I took it upon myself to do a little research to find out if it was true.  Well, I found out for myself that it is true.  Anyway just FYI please don't use Snopes.com anymore for fact checking and make your friends aware of their political leanings as well.  Many people still think Snopes.com is neutral and they can be trusted as factual.  We need to make sure everyone is aware that that is a hoax in itself.

Thank you,
Alan Strong

Alan Strong CEO/Chairman 
Commercial Programming Systems, Inc.
4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Suite 
200 Studio City , CA. 91604-5039
 


 

 

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19. You've got time on your hands; so take a look at this site (no time?; don't even start looking at this site):
www.wimp.com  

If you see something that you think others would like to see, send me the link. Thanks
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18. Just a reminder.....

We all hear plenty of what's wrong with things; now how about recognizing what's right?

You might have heard of the University Heights, Iowa, police officer that went to Wal-Mart and bought a car seat for a family, instead of writing them a citation for not having their son in a car seat.  $60 out of his own pocket.  The officer is Don Strong.  His boss is Chief Ron Fort of the University Heights, Iowa Police Department.

Would you do this for the next time officer Strong encounters this situation?  Fold an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper into thirds, just like you were going to mail a letter in a business envelope.  Now slip $2, or $3, or $5, or whatever you can handle, and write on one flap of the folded sheet; "Chief Fort, please give this to Officer Don Strong.  He'll know what to do with it."  Sign your name and address if you want.  You won't be alone in recognizing this evidence of "to protect and serve".  Feel good today.  God Bless You, and God Bless Officer Strong and keep him safe.

Take a look at the University Heights Police web site if you have a chance:
http://www.uhpolice.org/staff.html

Address you envelope as follows: 
University Heights Police Department
Attn: Chief Ron Fort
1004 Melrose Ave
University Heights, Iowa, 52246
(P.S.  I sent them a few $$$, and got a wonderful "thank you" note back.)

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17. Things I Learned in the South 

A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no ones seen before.

If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!

Jaw-P? Means Did y'all go to the bathroom?

People actually grow and eat okra.

Fixinto is one word. It means I'm fixing to do that.

There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there is supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

The word jeet is actually a phrase meaning Did you eat?

You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or its too dark to see.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.

No, Jew? is a common response to the question, Did you bring any beer?

You measure distance in minutes.

You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

You know what a DWG is.

You carry jumper cables in your car -- for your OWN car.

You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Tony's, Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports and motor sports, and gossip.

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit a bit warm.

You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite pastime known as goin' Wal-Martin or off to Wally World.

You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive dag-nabbit.

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16. 
RED MARBLES
I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes.  I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas. 
I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. 
Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me. 
'Hello Barry, how are you today?' 
'H'lo , Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas. They sure look good.' 
'They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?' 
'Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time.' 
'Good. Anything I can help you with?' 
'No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas.' 
'Would you like to take some home ?' asked Mr.. Miller. 
'No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with.' 
'Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?' 
'All I got's my prize marble here.' 
'Is that right? Let me see it' said Miller.. 
'Here 'tis. She's a dandy.' 
'I can see that. Hmmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home ?' the store owner asked. 
'Not zackley but almost..' 
'Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble'.. Mr. Miller told the boy. 
'Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.' 
Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me.. With a smile she said, 'There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever. When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store..' 

 I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado , but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles. 

 Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr... Miller had died. 

 
 They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.. 

 Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts....all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband's casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her, and moved on to the casket.. 

 Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one; each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes. 

 Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband's bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket. 

 'Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about.. They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim 'traded' them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about colour or size.....they came to pay their debt.' 

 'We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,' she confided, 'but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho.' 

 With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband.. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles. 

 The Moral: We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds.... Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath..... 

 Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles ~ A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself...An unexpected phone call from an old friend...Green stoplights on your way to work....The fastest line at the grocery store...A good sing-along song on the radio...Your keys found right where you left them. 
Send this to the people you'll never forget.. I just Did.... 

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU GATHER, BUT WHAT YOU SCATTER THAT TELLS WHAT KIND OF LIFE YOU HAVE LIVED
           
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15. More truth than fiction?

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=-LIpAxjPt9U
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14.  Lifestyle Test

This definitely doesn't apply to any of us.
Huh?
It does?
Oh Dang.

http://www.nmfn.com/tnetwork/longevity_game_popup.html

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13.  Chapstick


We had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died.

Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him.  He used to hang out and nap all day long on the mat in our bathroom.  We have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old.  The middle one is Eli.  Eli really loved Chapstick.  LOOOOOVED it!   He kept asking to use my Chapstick and then losing it.  Finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my Chapstick and explained he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer after he finished.

That year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for church with everyone crying and carrying on.  My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box.  I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up.  Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli.  I have searched everywhere and I finally go into the bathroom.  There was Eli.  He was applying my Chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end.  Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped".   Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right.   Their little bottoms do look pretty chapped.  And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind.  And the only question to ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth?

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever, because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your Chapstick on the cat's butt.

Author Unknown

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12. A History Test:

1. When did "Little Suzie" finally wake up?
(a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock
(b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock
(c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. "Rock Around The Clock" was used in what movie?
(a) Rebel Without A Cause
(b) Blackboard Jungle
(c) The Wild Ones

3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____
(a) Angel
(b) Mother
(c) Worm

4. "I found my thrill ..." where?
(a) Kansas City
(b) Heartbreak Hotel
(c) Blueberry Hill

5. "Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,":
(a) Mr. Sandman
(b) Earth Angel
(c) Dream Lover

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
(a) Atlantic
(b) RCA
(c) Sun

7. He asked, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" Who was he?
(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
(b) Charlie Brown
(c) Buster Brown

8. In Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife," the one with the knife, was named:
(a) MacHeath
(b) MacCloud
(c) MacNamara

9. Name the song with "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom."
(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
(c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term "Rock And Roll"?
(a) Dick Clark
(b) Wolfman Jack
(c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:
(a) Little Richard
(b) Frankie Lymon
(c) Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" is written to what star?
(a) Brenda Lee
(b) Connie Francis
(c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers are ...
(a) Pete and Dick
(b) Don and Phil
(c) Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper's real name was:
(a) Jiles P. Richardson
(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
(c) Marion Michael Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called ...
(a) Decca
(b) Cameo
(c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb". What TV show was he on?
(a) 77 Sunset Strip
(b) Hawaiian Eye
(c) Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
(a) Carol Lynley
(b) Sandra Dee
(c) Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with "Book Of Love":
(a) The Penguins
(b) The Monotones
(c) The Moonglows

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called "Till I ______ You."
(a) Loved
(b) Kissed
(c) Met

20. Chuck Berry sang "Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?"
(a) Suzie Q
(b) Peggy Sue
(c) Maybelline


21. "Wooly _______"
(a) Mammouth
(b) Bully
(c) Pully

22. "I'm like a one-eyed cat ..."
(a) can't go into town no more
(b) sleepin' on a cold hard floor
(c) peepin' in a seafood store

23. "Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do ..."
(a) cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze
(b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
(c) cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise

24. "They often call me Speedo, but my real name is ..."
(a) Mr. Earl
(b) Jack ie Pearl
(c) Milton Berle

25. "You're my Fanny and nobody else's ..."
(a) girl
(b) butt
(c) love

26. "I want you to play with my ..."
(a) heart
(b) dreams
(c) ding a ling

27. "Be Bop A Lula ..."
(a) she's got the rabies
(b) she's my baby.
(c) she loves me, maybe

28. "Fine Love, Fine Kissing ..."
(a) right here
(b) fifty cents
(c) just for you

29. "He wore black denim trousers and ..."
(a) a pink carnation
(b) pink leotards
(c) motorcycle boots

30. "I got a gal named ..."
(a) Jenny Zamboni
(b) Gerri Mahoney

(c) Boney Maroney
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11. Some beautiful scenery........
Allow each one to load before using the mouse.

 
This is unbelievable photography especially viewed with this sophisticated 360 degree technology. 
Look all the way up and all the way down .  
Use your mouse to move around.


 

 

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10.  For our Svede brethren up nort

Ole lived across the river from Clarence who he didn't like at all.   All the time they were yelling across the river at each other.   Ole would yell to Clarence,  If I had a vay to cross dis river, I'd clean yer clock.

This went on for years.   Finally the state built a bridge across the river right there by their houses.   Ole's wife, says, Now is your chance, Ole.   Vhy don't you go over dere and beat up dat Clarence like you said you vould.

Ole say, OK, by yimmy, I tink I vill do yust dat.   Ole started for the bridge but he sees a sign on the bridge and he stops to read it.   After reading the sign he turns around and goes back home.   Ole's wife asked,     Vhy did you come back?

Ole said, 'I tink I change my mind 'bout beatin' up dat Clarence.   Dey put a sign on da bridge dat says, 'Clarence is 13 ft. 6 in.'   You know, he don't look near dat big vhen I yell at him from across da river.

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9. GAME
You're going to hate me for giving you this time-killer.   Just copy the link & put it in a folder for later.

Watch out!  This is fun, but can be addictive.
click below:

http://www.cci-ammunition.com/game/default.htm
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8.  SOMETHING TO SEE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpohfny7jWg&NR=1

(Sorry, I have a bit of bias on this one.)
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 7.   FOR ALL YOU CRUISE TAKERS:  Before our reunion, here is an exciting distraction for our youth challenged population (great stories to tell the classmates too!):  Click on the link:  http://piratesofsomalialive.com/
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6.  WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME? 
  
Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.  From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed?  Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on television?
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?'  She would gasp and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line.  My hair is dirty..  I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain.'  And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.
Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches..  We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained.  We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet...   We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older.  The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer.  One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips.  She keeps an open mind on new ideas.  Her enthusiasm for life is contagious.  You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years.  I love ice cream.  It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process  The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-Decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.
Now..go on and have a nice day.  Do something you WANT to.....not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?
Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I brought this to you.
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground?   Ever followed a butter fly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly?  When you ask ' How are you?'  Do you hear the reply? ??? ???
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?  Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow..'  And in your haste, not see his sorrow?  Ever lost touch?  Let a good friendship die?  Just call to say 'Hi?
When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away...... Life is not a race Take it slower.  Hear the music before the song is over.  

'Life may not be the party we hoped for...  but while we are here we might as well dance!  
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5San Francisco, circa 1906 (just before the big shaker).

When you have 7 minutes to relax, this film is extremely interesting considering there apparently were no traffic rules at that time.  How people kept from getting injured or killed is beyond me. 

This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the quake and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing but true!

What a treat.....take a seven minute "time out" and travel back in time......imagine yourself there among those newfangled "automobiles", streetcars...... kids running in and out of the street..... the horsedrawn carriages. 1906 San Francisco Street Car film (from the looks of the track, I think this was shot from a cable car, not a street car - any other opinions?)

The amount of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing! The clocktower at the end of the street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there. (I'm also wondering ... how many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the horses? Talk about going green!
Sort of sad to think that all the people in this film are now gone. Notice all the long dresses and everyone is wearing a hat of some sort.

This takes some time to download and runs about seven minutes. Great historical film worth watching.

A film taken from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1906, a few days before the earthquake/fire destroyed the area. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NINOxRxze9k
Music: "La Femme D'Argent
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4.  Abbey & Meredith
This is one of the kindest things you may ever see.

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.  She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her.  I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:
Dear God, 
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. 


I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her. 
Love, Meredith
 
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. 
  
A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet.  I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' 
  
Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note: 

Dear Meredith, 

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. 

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. 
  
Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by. 

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. 

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love. 
Love, 
God
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3. Touch Table
Wow !! Now I confess, I still live in a cave, drag my wife around by her long hair, and gnaw on campfire cooked dinosaur bones.  Oh, and I don't have cable, and haven't seen this on PBS.  Talk about being dragged, kicking and screaming into the 19th century.  Wait.  Which century are we in?  Oh, well, one of these days.............

Click on the Click Here: link below.  You will be amazed, maybe more than I was.
Very cool "Big Brother" stuff. No wonder Iran admitted to a second nuclear facility.

Unbelievable  technology.
This is a great tool, especially the part showing the facility in Iran.  Take a look at this short video from PBS - a program about a "touch table."   (It's Google-Earth on steroids!!!!)

It has many capabilities.  Notice about half way into the video it shows Iran's nuclear facility and does something interesting.  It moves the satellite pictures  as a function of time in years and lets you see what has really has been happening there!  And what they "hid" or thought they "hid"  underground!
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2.  BURMA SHAVE ! 
Take a look at this link for a little nostalgia:
http://oldfortyfives.com/DYRT.htm

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1.  CPR - A NEW APPROACH
A short clip on a new approach to C P R.   It might save someone's life; it might save your life.

 

18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?
Sanka.
19. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack , Dang!
A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack


20. How Are A Texas Tornado And An  Alabama  Divorce The Same?
Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer.
Now, admit it . . . at least one of these made you smile.
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On a related subject, if you live locally, and have a seat, or two, or three of excess vehicular capacity, would you volunteer to transport some of your out of town classmates from their hotel to the event, and back to the hotel, on Saturday and/or Sunday.  Send your email to this site, stating name, extra vehicle capacity, and direction of travel, and needs will be matched to availability where ever possible.  (See the link, on the upper left:  "Hotel to/from Events")

Golfers, how about it?  Can you fit the concepts above to the golf outing on Saturday?  Send this site an email with your needs/capabilities data.  It will be cross coordianted as much as possible.  (See the link, on the upper left:  "Golfing  Coord.")
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