Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What Are We Eating! ***

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/truth-about-your-weight-gain

Bac o bits? Avocado dip? Favorite Fast Food Hamburger? Not me; never again! I don't like cow hooves for lunch.  Check out the article. It was on the front page of Yahoo.com moments ago. There are some "related" news articles too.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dahr Jamail writes about MST ***

Dahr Jamail, an unembedded independent journalist, has posted a very informative article.  Jamail is truly a heroic reporter for he tells it like it is, not as they would wish it is.  His website is listed to the left in blogs I follow. Its not a pretty story but people need to be informed of some things.  Females are being urged to NOT enlist in the military because of the dangerous situation.

The statistics available probably reflect just a 'drop in the bucket' as the  statistics in the civilian sector.


After you read this hopefully you will inform any and all young women you can find.  Too many lives are being ruined.

update Dec 27th: reading Phillip's post tonight, he mentions a blog of a homeless man, Tony.  Of course, Tony gets comments. One was another blogger I just for some reason linked onto.  Jayherron falls right in with Jamail's post. MST.  http://jayherron.wordpress.com/

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some Things are Good to Know, Ya know? ***

By Melissa Breyer

More from Care2 Green Living blog

Pity the poor poinsettia. All it ever wanted was to be a nice emblem for the holidays: To be patiently wrapped in red foil and hoisted on hostesses, to festoon festive Christmas sweaters, and to be eternally mimicked in plastic. But somewhere along the way it picked up a bad-girl reputation as a lethal beauty -- lovely to look at and terribly toxic if tasted!

But are the rumors true? Are pretty poinsettias potentially poisonous? About 70 percent of the population will answer yes, and although every year there is a bumper crop of stories explaining otherwise -- the myth persists. And myth it is. Poinsettia's are not poisonous, merely the victim of a popularly enduring urban legend.

It all started back in the early part of the 20th century when the young child of a U.S. Army officer was alleged to have died from consuming a poinsettia leaf -- a story which was later retracted.

But, as these things have a habit of doing, the toxic potential of the poinsettia took on a life of its own. Now many people treat poinsettias as persona non grata (or poinsettia non grata, as the case may be) in their households.

According to the American Medical Association's Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants, other than occasional cases of vomiting, ingestion of the poinsettia plant has been found to produce no ill effect. And other experts have weighed in as well.

The Society of American Florists worked with the academic faculty of entomology at Ohio State University to thoroughly test all parts of the poinsettia and conclusively established that there were no adverse effects. In 1975, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission denied a petition to require warning labels for poinsettia plants.

As for your pets, the American Veterinary Medicine Association of America does not include poinsettias on its list of plants that are a threat to animals. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals states that ingestion of poinsettias may cause mild to moderate gastrointestinal tract irritation, which may include drooling, vomiting, and/or diarrhea -- but nothing severe or fatal.

Mistletoe, on the other hand? Not so innocent. Along with inspiring smooching if stood underneath, mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal distress, a slowed heartbeat, and other reactions if ingested, due to the presence of harmful chemicals like viscotoxins. Although not thought to be fatal, it can cause severe reactions.

In pets, mistletoe may cause gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular collapse, dyspnea, bradycardia, erratic behavior, vomiting, diarrhea, and low blood pressure. Yikes!

So keep the mistletoe securely fastened above your door, but fear the poinsettia no more.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just My Opinion ***

It does

one well

to dwell

on life

from the

viewpoint

of an ant.

Delivering the Message ***

Viewing pictures of demonstrators protesting treatment of Julian Assange, there was one of a woman holding a sign proclaiming:  "Don't Shoot The Messenger"

Point noted.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let's Stand for Truth ***

Sign the petition


WikiLeaks: Stop the Crackdown



By Avaaz



We urgently need a massive public outcry to defend our basic democratic freedoms. Sign the petition to stop the crackdown -- let's reach 1 million voices this week!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/wikileaks_petition/?slideshow

You or I Could Be Next to Be SILENCED***


This comes from   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange
By Michael Moore

December 14, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.


Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.

We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie. Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off. The only reason they thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never able to operate in secret again.

So why is WikiLeaks, after performing such an important public service, under such vicious attack? Because they have outed and embarrassed those who have covered up the truth. The assault on them has been over the top:

**Sen. Joe Lieberman says WikiLeaks "has violated the Espionage Act."

**The New Yorker's George Packer calls Assange "super-secretive, thin-skinned, [and] megalomaniacal."

**Sarah Palin claims he's "an anti-American operative with blood on his hands" whom we should pursue "with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders."

**Democrat Bob Beckel (Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign manager) said about Assange on Fox: "A dead man can't leak stuff ... there's only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch."

**Republican Mary Matalin says "he's a psychopath, a sociopath ... He's a terrorist."

**Rep. Peter A. King calls WikiLeaks a "terrorist organization."

And indeed they are! They exist to terrorize the liars and warmongers who have brought ruin to our nation and to others. Perhaps the next war won't be so easy because the tables have been turned -- and now it's Big Brother who's being watched ... by us!

WikiLeaks deserves our thanks for shining a huge spotlight on all this. But some in the corporate-owned press have dismissed the importance of WikiLeaks ("they've released little that's new!") or have painted them as simple anarchists ("WikiLeaks just releases everything without any editorial control!"). WikiLeaks exists, in part, because the mainstream media has failed to live up to its responsibility. The corporate owners have decimated newsrooms, making it impossible for good journalists to do their job. There's no time or money anymore for investigative journalism. Simply put, investors don't want those stories exposed. They like their secrets kept ... as secrets.

I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That's Mr. Bush about to be handed a "secret" document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US." And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings." Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next four weeks.

But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden's impending attack using hijacked planes?

But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time's 2002 co-Person of the Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have been prevented.)

Or what if the public in 2003 had been able to read "secret" memos from Dick Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the "facts" he wanted in order to build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, do you think that the war would have been launched -- or rather, wouldn't there have been calls for Cheney's arrest?

Openness, transparency -- these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt. What if within days of August 4th, 1964 -- after the Pentagon had made up the lie that our ship was attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin -- there had been a WikiLeaks to tell the American people that the whole thing was made up? I guess 58,000 of our soldiers (and 2 million Vietnamese) might be alive today.

Instead, secrets killed them.

For those of you who think it's wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he's being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please -- never, ever believe the "official story." And regardless of Assange's guilt or innocence (see the strange nature of the allegations here), this man has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with filmmakers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Jemima Khan in putting up the bail money -- and we hope the judge will accept this and grant his release today.

Might WikiLeaks cause some unintended harm to diplomatic negotiations and U.S. interests around the world? Perhaps. But that's the price you pay when you and your government take us into a war based on a lie. Your punishment for misbehaving is that someone has to turn on all the lights in the room so that we can see what you're up to. You simply can't be trusted. So every cable, every email you write is now fair game. Sorry, but you brought this upon yourself. No one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next Big Lie if they know that they might be exposed.

And that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done. WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period.

I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to grant him his release. I am willing to guarantee his return to court with the bail money I have wired to said court. I will not allow this injustice to continue unchallenged.

P.S. You can read the statement I filed today in the London court here.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Old New Mama - Technology Great or Not or WHAT? ***

With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65 year old


friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from

hospital and went home, I went to visit.



"May I see the new baby?" I asked.

"Not yet," She said I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first."



Thirty minutes had passed and I asked, "May I see the baby now?"

"No, not yet," she said. After a few minutes had elapsed, I asked again,

"May I see the new baby now?" "No, not yet," replied my friend.



Growing very impatient, I asked, "Well, when can I see the baby?"



"WHEN HE CRIES." she told me.



"WHEN HE CRIES?" I demanded. "Why do I have to wait until he cries?"



"BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM. OK?"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Maxine Says ***

Maxine says:

My idea of a "Super Bowl"

is a toilet bowl

that cleans itself!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Isn't This the Truth? ***

People are still willing to do an honest day's work. The trouble is they want a week's pay for it.
Joey Adams

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Plato ***

Plato on the Soul

...then, since the soul is immortal and often born, having seen what is on earth and what is in the house of Hades and everything, there is nothing it has not learned.....for seeing and learning are all remembrances.
The Dialogues of Plato


Plato (427—347 BCE) Plato is one of the world’s best known and most widely read and studied philosophers. He was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, and ...
www.iep.utm.edu/plato

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Discover the 90 / 10 Principle ***


Discover the 90 / 10 Principle

It will change your life (or at least the way you react to situations.

What is this principle?

10% of life is made up of what happens to you.
90% of life is made up of how your react

What does this mean?

We really have NO control of 10% of what happens to us
we have NO control over this 10%.
The other 90% is different.
You determine the other 90%.
How? ... By your reaction.
You cannot control a redlight.
However, you can control your reaction.
Do not let people fool you.
YOU can control how you react.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Smart Remark ***

If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life.
~ Abraham-Hicks

Bedazzling Rainbow ***

On the last day of November 2004, about 8 am, I stepped out to throw some bread scraps out. Turned around to reenter the door and this sight took my breath away. Look to the bottom of the picture; the roof of my home. So you can see how huge a space this rainbow covered. In the seconds it took me to go inside, grab the camera, the density of color had begun to fade; still it shows somewhat in the first picture here.











Isn't this amazing?











You can see clouds but there was no rain before it appeared nor did a drop fall that whole day.






For a Good Cause ***

http://www.youtube.com/user/KomenPhilly?feature=mhsn#p/a/u/0/cfRSDbV8Adw

former cheerleaders perform for good cause: Let's eliminate breast cancer.

Just yesterday I read an article comparing breast cancer incidents in China vs United States. It stated 1 in 100,000 have this cancer in China. 1 in 5 get breast cancer in the US. In China, milk products aren't used. We in US gorge on milk products!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fifty Five Million Want to Leave! ***

According to the link http://www.borowitzreport.com/ 55 million people, 99.99% of them Americans have requested citizenship to Canada. That is 55,000,000! Borowitz' report was dated Nov. 3 Thursday/yesterday, yet all these requests came in since Tuesday, a period of just 24 hours. Now doesn't this tell us MUCH? Appears many are unhappy with the current situation.

If this continues, seems the United States could become a barren land in a very short time ... who then will be left to vote next election?

Now I wonder just how many are requesting citizenship to America. The term 'seething cauldron' comes to mind.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beautiful Personage ***


Jesse D. Redheart II was born Nov. 7, 1926, to Jesse D. Redheart Sr. and Lucy McFarland. The grandson of Poo Poo Tholk, and David Mcfarland and Louise Mocton, the great-great-grandson of Enick Mcfarland and Mary Hulu.
He has died.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Herbert Spencer - Intelligent Man***


“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”

Herbert Spencer 1830 - 1903


I've posted this some time ago but good things are worth repeating. Wouldn't you agree?



Monday, October 25, 2010

He Reminds Me of Somebody ***









You can almost see the wheels turning...




 




or is he pondering about that streak in the sky?

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Anastasia" - Ringing Cedars Series - Non-Fiction ***

Often I've mentioned what I am reading. Several years ago I heard of a book titled "Anastasia", written by Vladimir Medgre. Over a period of time, there were more books published, books full of information from this young girl of Russia. She lived in the tiaga (forest) of Siberia.

I was able to obtain the first of the series through the public library. The contents captured my interest so strongly I knew I had to read more. Receiving the series awhile ago and currently into the fifth of nine, the interest has increased exponentially.

If you ever get the opportunity to read them, I urge you to take advantage. Anastasia's information will surely give you an outlook that will completely change your way of thinking and acting forever.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Laugh a Little ***


10 men and 1 woman.

Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter.

The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had
to leave, because otherwise they were all going to fall.

They weren't able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching
speech.

She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she
was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general,
and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return.

As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping . . . . . .

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pleasant Spring Day***

Creek - Low water - springtime.

Nice trout live here. .

Monday, August 16, 2010

Funnies to Get the Week Rolling ***

How are you feeling?

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 93 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?'

Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.'

'Really!? Like a newborn baby!?'

'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.'



This one comes from Merle's Third Try. She puts some really funny ones up. I think she has a whole crew at work. Ya ought to check her out sometime. Now here's the latest:


A Woman's Week at the Gym

Dear Diary.


For my birthday this year, I purchased a week of personal training at the local

health club. Although, I'm in great shape since being a high school cheer

leader 43 years ago, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I called the club

and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified

himself as a 26 year old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and

swimwear. Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started.

The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.



MONDAY:

Started my day at 6 am. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth

it when i arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is

something like a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling

white smile. Woo Hoo.



Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines. I enjoyed watching

the skillful way in which he conducted the aerobic class after my workout

today. Very inspiring.



Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already

aching from holding it in the whole time he was around.

This is going to be a FANTASTIC week.



TUESDAY:

I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo

made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put

weights on it. My legs were a bit wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the

full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT. It's a

whole new life for me.



WEDNESDAY:

The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the

counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a

hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer

or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot. Christo was

impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members.



His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he

scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.

My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair

monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an

activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help

me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.



THURSDAY:

Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his

thin cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being half an

hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes. He took me to work out

with dumbells. When he wasn't looking, I ran and hid in the rest-room.

He sent some skinny bitch to find me. Then as a punishment, he put me

on the rowing machine -- which I sank.



FRIDAY:

I hate that bast**d Christo more than any human has ever hated any other

human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic

little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move

without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.

Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps. And if you

don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything

that weighs more than a sandwich. The treadmill flung me off and I landed on

a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer,

like the drama teacher or the choir director?



SATURDAY:

Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating shrilly voice

wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want

to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to

even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the

Weather Channel . . .



SUNDAY:

I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today So I can go and

thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband

will choose a gift for me that is fun - - like a root canal or a hysterectomy.

I will say if God had wanted me to bend over, He would have sprinkled the

floor with diamonds.!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Carlin's Quote Today ***

I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it.
George Carlin

Maxine Says ***

Bran Flakes - Heaven Forbid ***

The couple were 85 years old and had been married for 60 years.  Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies.

Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade.

One day, their good health didn't help when they went on vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.

They reached the Pearly gates, St.Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid
could be seen hanging their favourite clothes in the closet.

They gasped in astonishment when he said, "Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now."
The old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. "Why nothing." Peter replied, "remember this is your reward in Heaven."

The old man looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth.

"What are the green fees?" grumbled the old man. "This is Heaven," St.Peter replied, "You can play for free every day."

Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch, with every imaginable cuisine laid out before them, from seafood to steaks to exotic desserts, free flowing beverages.  "Don't even ask," said St.Peter to the man. "This is Heaven and it is all free for you to enjoy."

The old man looked around and glanced nervously at his wife. "Well where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?" he asked.

"That's the best part," St.Peter replied. "You can eat and drink as much as you like of whatever you like and you will never get fat or sick."

The old man pushed, "No gym to work out at?"  "Not unless you want to," was the answer.

"No testing my sugar or blood pressure . . . . "  "Never again, All you do here is enjoy yourself."

The old man glared at his wife and said, " You and your Bran Flakes...we could have been here ten years ago."


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Have You Ever Heard Anything More Ridiculous? ***


http://www.countercurrents.org/adams280710.htm



Many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties. Laws have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use

This is one powerful message!

Thinkin' Cap is On Again ***

I'm wondering: is it going to rain or not?  Must be since its after 9 a m and most dark outside. Thought I saw the sun trying to come around 'very earlier'. I was mistaken. Work's awaitin'.  Peppers to pick.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

There Is No Clean up Fund ***

So, are we ready to pitch in our share in taxes to clean up BP's horrible damage? I for one don't agree to this.
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/876.html

and this:
Democracy Now.org with Amy Goodman is one of the most ethical news outlets to be found. Ms Goodman is a real reporter without the flourishes, glamour, glitzy personalities intruding the words from those other news media.    Amy Goodman - Real

While below is a short video of her speaking with Merle Savage, a survivor and victim of the Valdez spill over twenty years ago.  Ms Savage has written a book based on her diary she kept during the clean up in 1989. She supervised a group of workers.  All workers were sick, very sick and got sicker.
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/7/7/bp_oil_spill_cleanup_workers_getting

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men." ***

A cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

'Have you ever done anything of particular merit?' St. Peter asked.

'Well, I can think of one thing,' the cowboy offered.

'On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota , I came upon a gang of bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground. I yelled, 'Now, back off or I'll kick the s - - t out of all of you!'

St. Peter was impressed, 'When did this happen?'

'Couple of minutes ago.'

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PONDERISMS ***

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Living Off-Grid ***

In his book "How to live off-grid" Nick Rosen lists seven reasons for going off-grid. The top two are saving money, and reducing the carbon footprint. Others include survivalism, preparing for the collapse of the oil economy and bringing life back to the countryside.Wretha and her husband have lived off grid full time since December 2007, there have been ups and downs, but all in all it's been a great adventure. Now Wretha and her husband have been immortalized in an off grid book, click here to learn more about it.


http://wretha.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-wonderful-guest-book-giveaway.html

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Buy One, Get One Free? ***

They were in the Pub and were commenting on the drinks and the atmosphere.

"As good as this is," said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back home.  In Glasgow, there's a wee place called McTavish's. The landlord there goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy 4 drinks, he'll buy the fifth drink."

"Well Angus," said the Englishman, "at my local in London, The Red Lion, the barman will buy your third drink after you buy the first two.

"Ahhh, Dat's nothin'" said the Irishman, "back home in my favorite pub, the moment you set foot in the place, they'll buy you a drink and then another, all the drinks you like, actually. Then when you have had enough drinks, they take you upstairs and see you get laid, all on the house."

The Englishman and the Scotsman were suspicious of the claim.  The Irishman swore every word was true.
"Did this actually happen to you?"
"Not meself, personally," admitted the Irishman, "but it did happen to me sister quite a few times."

Nun's Mission
An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time, with them to correct their ways.

She decided she would take her lunch; sit with workers; and talk to them.
She put a sandwich in a brown paper bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating.

Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked, "And do you men know Jesus Christ?"
They shook their heads and looked at each other....very confused.

One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out. "Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?"  One of the steelworkers yelled down, "Why?"

"Cause His wife's here with his lunch."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Disorder in the American Courts ***

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.


ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?

WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.

ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?

WITNESS: Unless the circus was in town I'm going with male.


ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?

WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.


ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?

WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

Kennedy Speaks Against Child Vaccination ***

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/888.html

Hear Robert Patrick Kennedy (or Patrick Robert) speak on vaccines for children.  Very impressive information.  Of course, most of us know of the dangers of vaccines but still the practice of vaccinating children from birth on for everything imaginable and parents allowing so without having pertinent information regarding what exactly is in a vaccine equals irresponsibility.  Just look at the many autistics now - something is causing this.  I have often thought there might be a connection of vaccines and what is called "crib death".

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ruth McClanahan Has Died ***

Shortly ago this was a headline for the day.  So many actors, actresses and well known public figures have died over the last few months.  Rue McClanahan, 76, the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the TV series "The Golden Girls," is such a one.  She died of a stroke, after surviving breast cancer and heart surgery in past years.

She was tapped for TV in the 1970s for the key best-friend character on the hit series "Maude," starring Beatrice Arthur.

But her most loved role came in 1985 when she co-starred with Arthur, Betty White, and Estelle Getty in "The Golden Girls," a runaway hit that broke the sitcom mold by focusing on the foibles of four aging — and frequently eccentric — women living together in Miami.

"Golden Girls" aimed to show "that when people mature, they add layers," she told The New York Times in 1985. "They don't turn into other creatures. The truth is we all still have our child, our adolescent, and your young woman or man living in us."

There is much information these days regarding our "child within". Here is a one link regarding the Child Within.  There are 1000s of links you can access to learn more.  http://www.firelily.com/support/recovery/what.about.me.html 
Examining the many facets of our life, layering our psyche just as layers of an onion, is part of the direction one takes to become healthy; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Here is another link you may enjoy. Enlightening.
http://www.silcom.com/~joy2meu/innerchild.html

"We need to take responsibility without taking the blame. We need to own and honor the feelings without being a victim of them.

We need to rescue and nurture and Love our inner children - and STOP them from controlling our lives. STOP them from driving the bus! Children are not supposed to drive, they are not supposed to be in control."
"History has been, and is being, made by immature, scared, angry, hurt individuals who were/are reacting to their childhood wounds and programming - reacting to the little child inside who feels unworthy and unlovable."
                                             Robert Burney, codependence therapist

Paulo Coelho words ***

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do,when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth... and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hmm, Every Little Bit Helps ***

... "a sentence of 415 years in prison, though he is sure to get much less time under federal guidelines."

words from the news article about that governor Blagojevich. how much will he gain if they slice it in half.

it appears somebody's in trouble. hmm.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Good Conclusion to a Good Question haha ***

Thought this would give you pause to laugh a bit today so I borrowed it from Merle down in Australia.

A little boy goes to his Dad and asks, "What is Politics?"


Dad says, "Well, son, let me try to explain it this way.

I am the head of the family, so call me the Prime Minister.

Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government.

We are here to take care of your needs, so we call you the People.

The Nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.

And your baby brother, we will call him the Future,

Now think about that and see if it makes sense."

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he goes to

check on him.

He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy, (diaper)

So the little boy goes to his parent's room and finds his mother asleep.

Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door

locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.

He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says

to his father, "Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now."

The father says, "Good son, tell me in your own words what you think

politics are all about."


The little boy replies, "The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class,

while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and

the Future is in deep s**t."

Friday, June 25, 2010

How about a Smile? ***

Paddy tells Mick he is thinking of buying a Labrador.

Mick says, "Are you mad? Have you seen how many of their

owners go blind?"


A true story from Mount Isa in Queensland.
 Recently a Police patrol car parked outside a local pub. Late in the evening the officer
noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk.

The man stumbled around the car park for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing.  After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys in 5 vehicles. The man managed to find his car, which he fell into. He was there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally, he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a fine dry night.) Then flicked the indicators on, then off, tooted the horn and then switched on the lights.

He moved the vehicle forward a few metres, reversed a little and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as some more vehicles left. At last he pulled out of the car park and started to drive slowly down the road.

The Police officer, having waited all this time, now started up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a random breathalyzer test.  To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man's intoxication.  The police officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the Police station - this breathalyzer equipment must be broken..."

"I doubt it," said the man, "tonight I'm the designated decoy."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gulf Oil 'Explosive' Situation ***

This morning I put a post at "Its a Big Universe". The link is over in the sidebar. There are two short recordings. The speaker tells of a huge deadly bubble lying below the Gulf oil spill site, a bubble of gas. He speaks of the "mudlog" data that is meticulously charted when drilling is occurring.
The two recordings are less than 20 minutes total, containing information that is critical for us to know and that is known only to BP.
If you don't want to read the other post, then go straight to the recordings here:
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/872.html


Give me some feedback about this. Anything that goes on in this world sooner or later will ripple out to the whole planet, ultimately to each of us, you and I.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Old Goats ***

Americans were traveling by tour bus through Holland.

As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used to make their special brand of cheese..

Later, she led the group to a segment of the farm to a lovely rolling gbreen hillside where many goats were grazing. " These ", she explained, "are the older goats--put out to pasture--when they no longer produce "

She then asked: " what do you do in America with your old goats? "

A spry fast-thinking old gentleman in the back answered: "They send us on bus tours!"

Monday, June 14, 2010

Snakes and Oil ***

You think the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster
is horrifying?
Shell Oil leaks that much in the Nigerian
delta - EVERY year.
And there's more.
Elsewhere on earth - in a place you'd never
expect - a forest the size of England is
being turned into a permanent wasteland...
for oil.
Video:
http://www.brassche cktv.com/ page/863. html
A 12 minute video about the oil business marching on in Alberta, Canada.
  here an article regarding the situation in Nigeria.
http://www.globalissues.org/article/86/nigeria-and-oil
There is a symbiotic relationship between the military dictatorship and the multinational companies who grease the palms of those who rule....
Quoted “They are assassins in foreign lands. They drill and they kill in Nigeria.”
This news item arrived in the mailbox yesterday. Here in part:
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A leaked pipeline sent oil spilling into a Salt Lake City creek, coating geese and ducks and closing a park, officials said Saturday as they started a cleanup effort expected to last weeks.
At least 400 to 500 barrels of oil spewed into Red Butte Creek before crews capped the leak site. Nearly 50 gallons of crude oil per minute initially had spilled into the creek, according to Scott Freitag, a Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman.
"Our real concern is keeping people safe, and keeping the oil from reaching the Great Salt Lake," he told the Deseret News.
Chevron determined the pipeline broke at 10 p.m. Friday, and police and fire crews were notified of it shortly before 7 am. Saturday.
Officials were unsure of the cause of the leak, near the University of Utah campus, or the extent of the spill's environmental impact.
The state Division of Water Quality …assessing damage … will issue a violation notice against Chevron, Gov. Gary Herbert said in a release. The governor said he was monitoring the spill, which he called "devastating."
Chevron spokesman Mark Sullivan said… the cleanup likely will take "weeks."….
….Crews were using absorbent booms and creating dams to contain the spill, but officials said some oil had flowed as far as four miles to the Jordan River, and into a pond in the city's Liberty Park, near where residents reported dead fish in their ponds.…..
About 150 birds have been identified for rehabilitation….  About 75 percent are Canada geese.
"A lot of them are just coated from about the water line, but there are a number of birds that started preening and have oil completely covering their bodies," said Tom Aldridge, migratory bird coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife.
No doubt, its all about OIL. We live with the mythological Hydra.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Playing with Paint ***


This is fun and no spills to clean up.

Monday, May 31, 2010

This Cat Died and... ***

A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the gates and said,
"You have always been a good cat all these years. Anything you want
is yours for the asking."

The cat thought for a moment and then said,"All my life I lived on a farm
and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a real fluffy pillow to sleep
on. God said, "Say no more." Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.

A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they went to
Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer
that He made the cat.

The mice said, "Well, we've had to run all our lives: from cats, dogs,
and even people with brooms. If we could just have some little roller
skates, we would not have to run again."

God answered,"It is done."All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.

About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He found her
sound asleep on her fluffy pilllow. God gently awakened the cat and
asked, "Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you
happy?"

The cat replied, "Oh it's WONDERFUL. I have never been so happy in
my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals on Wheels you
have been sending over are delicious."

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Time for a Laugh ***

Judy Jam can't sleep so she goes to her psychiatrist.

"Doctor, I want to talk to you about my husband, Jerry.

"What about him" asks the psychiatrist, with seeming interest?

"He thinks he is a refrigerator, and so do I."

"That's not so bad," says the shrink, "it is a rather harmless complex."

"Well, maybe not for him," replies Judy, "but he sleeps with his mouth open...and the light keeps me awake."


Watch what you read!
A man with a woeful expression on his face was talking to his best friend.

"I'm really worried," he said.

"Why?"

"Well, my wife read The Tale of Two Cities and we had twins.

Later she read The Three Musketeers and we had triplets.

Now she is reading Birth of a Nation!"


Two Irishmen, Patrick and Michael, were adrift in a lifeboat, following a dramatic escape from a burning freighter.

While rummaging through the boat's provisions. Patrick stumbled across an old lamp.

Secretly hoping that a genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously.

To the amazement of Patrick, a genie came forth.

This particular genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three.

Without giving much thought to it, Parick blurted out, "Make the whole ocean into Guiness Beer."

The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the genie vanished.

Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull broke the stillness as two men considered their circumstances.

Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick whose wish had been granted.
After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke:

"Nice going, Patrick. Now we're going to have to pee in the boat."


An Irishman had been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally said that the bar was closing. So the Irishman stood up to leave and fell flat on his face. He tried again - same result. He figured he'll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up.

Once outside, he stood up and fell on his face again. So he decided to crawl the four blocks home. Again he fell on his face. He crawled through the door and into his bedroom. When he reached his bed he tried one more time to stand up. This time he managed to pull himself upright.., but he quickly fell right into the bed and is sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.

He was awakened the next morning to his wife standing over him, shouting, "SO YOU'VE BEEN DRINKING AGAIN."

Putting on an innocent look, and intent on bluffing it out, he said, "What makes you say that?"

"The pub just called; you left your wheelchair there again."

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Younger Willie Nelson ***

An earlier picture - see his braids? Oh, how I love his music.
I had to do this second post to get this picture up. Still having trouble and frustration with posting. Just about ready to throw in the towel with blogging.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Did Willie Get a Wild Hair Too? ***


There is a news item from AP today telling that Willie Nelson has cut off his braids (pigtail are what little girls sport) Willie's braids were long. I liked them. I can't give you the link as I can't copy and paste anything anymore.

Hmm, his hair doesn't look good now either but at least he has a lot left versus that shorned crown in the next picture below. After posting this yesterday, I realized something wasn't just right with his appearance. He used to have gray braids. Now his hair is red! But naturally it is red, way back when.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Don't Need Any Grounds! ***

I have just finished listening to an audio that was recorded at the US/Canada border. The man and his wife trying to cross into the United States to go shopping are being questioned quite aggressively by the border guard. I am stunned knowing this technique is being employed; to know what position we are actually in; being under all the protective measures we now enjoy (or is employed). Watch it; its only a bit under ten minutes.

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/847/html

"We don't need any grounds. We are the United States."

What to expect if you don't kiss the asses of the morons at the U.S. border

I know there are more sides than one to everything; sadly I am only hearing the one. The motorist and his wife are being overly questioned and he's jailed for not showing deference to the "Uniforms".

What is happening to our world...our only place to call home?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hair and Hay ***

Very interesting; playground simple; but what do we do with the oily stuff afterward?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5SxX2EntEo&feature=player_embedded

The process is so simple. Its found that human (and otherwise) hair will also work. Though in this current situation, it calls for mega doses.

Simple? Yes but where can the needed amount be found? A big choice here: save the marine life and shores or feed the farm animals.

Then there was an article I just read about dog groomers banding together and donating the dogs' hair in helping clean up the mess.

This discovery seems to have been made by one man who performs in the beauty salon industry. Spurred by the Valdez "incident" several years ago, and knowing that hair absorbs oil, he wove a mat of clippings of human hair and...viola...end of story.

You have probably heard of all this but if not, just type in the pertinent words and again...viola...lots of information on the internet.

It's a Viola day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Learned Man ***

No useless wanderings today; just observations from someone who knows more than I ever could. These first few short words of Teilhard de Chardin opened my eyes several years ago. They certainly give a different perspective. Knowledge that is hidden can be found; its just a matter of broadening the ability of the mind.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human exerience.
Teilhard de Chardin

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stretch to New Dimensions ***

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." -Oliver Wendall Holmes

Each and every experience takes us a bit forward on the Path, so let's stretch, reach forward and see where we go.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Call Them "Holy Bloopers"

This giggle list was sent to me by a friend. Share it.

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
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Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
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Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
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Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
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Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
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Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
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A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice
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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
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Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
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Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
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The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
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Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
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Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
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The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
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Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
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The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare' s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM.. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
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Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
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The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday:
"I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours".
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These may give you a giggle before retiring for the night. Giggles are good sleeping medicine.

Adoration...Just Pure Adoration ***


Isn't this precious? A friend has several cats. She wakes each morning with one staring her in the eyes, waiting for the action to begin...dinnertime!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Time to Grin ***

You may have heard this one; then have a second grin.

Egg on face!

A young businessman has just started a company. He rents a beautiful office and fills it with expensive furniture. Sitting there, he sees a stranger walking into the office. Wanting to seem important, the businessman picks up his phone and pretends to be discussing a big deal. He mentions huge figures and a grand plan.

Finally, he puts the phone down, lights a cigar, blows a puff and asks the visitor who stands by waiting patiently, 'Can I help you?'

'Yes, I'm from the telephone company" the man replies..."I've come to activate your phone line.'

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Life Explained ***

On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed.....

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God agreed......

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again......

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God. "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just a Tap on the Shoulder ***

A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.

The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the cab.

Then, the still-shaking driver said, 'Are you OK? I'm so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me.'

The badly-shaken passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn't realize that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle the driver so badly.

The driver replied, 'No, no, I'm the one who is sorry, it's entirely my fault. Today is my very first day driving a cab I've been driving a hearse for the past 25 years.'

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Burgers ***

by the Belgium Poetician,
Marion Butler

Burgers

Bilderbergers, Bilder--burgers
do they come with fries ?
They serve to us cheap mayonnaise
and hope we'll swallow lies.

Rocky-fellow and Wrath's child
are members of the group
those claiming royal descent
do steer this evil loop !

For a pittance they do make us work
then our monies they steal.
Do they know morality ?
What is it they feel ?

They sit in mansions warm and large
and cause the banks to crash.
They say 'financial crisis'
But that is utter trash.

This 'crisis' has been engineered
To make us live in fear.
Whilst they so blithely rob us
of all that we hold dear.

For eons this has happened
whilst we have bowed in pain.
Now is time to stand up straight
Not let it happen again.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Frazzled ! ***


Do you ever get frazzled trying to get done all that needs doing; trying to stay on your schedule? Some days its just a matter of juggling a bit and carrying on!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I Am So Lazy ***

Just can't get up the energy to think or write, so again today it will just be a giggle passed on to you.

Church prayers...

"Anyone with 'needs' to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar", the Preacher said.

Leroy stood in line and when his turn came, the preacher asked: "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

Leroy replied: "Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing."

The preacher put one finger in Leroy's ear and he placed the other hand on top of Leroy's head and prayed and prayed and prayed. Lord how he prayed for Leroy - and the whole congregation joined in with enthusiasm.

After a few minutes, the Preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, "Leroy, how is your hearing now?"

Leroy said, "I don't know, Reverend, my hearing ain't 'til next Wednesday."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quotes That Made Me Laugh ***

Who's Homer Simpson? A question such as this on a test I would surely fail the answer. Not being into the 'needing to be entertained' mode, apparently I have missed much; I know this when the children speak. And yes, I can remember hearing "The Simpsons" as I passed by the television.

I remember it was a tv show/cartoon and wasn't there a kid on the scene - Bart? - and I can remember the merchandise on shelves of stores I was shopping at...mostly yellow and blue color scheme for the family, weren't they...blonde haired? Funny?

Well, remember or not, it doesn't matter. Finding all these quotes by Homer this morning, I feel they will surely give you a grin, and that's what I'm aiming for.

All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.

Bart, with $10,000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like...love!

Trying is the first step towards failure.

I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell?

But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.

Well, it's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.

Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'

Oh, so they have internet on computers now!

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.

When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something.

Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.

What do we need a psychiatrist for? We know our kid is nuts.

It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.

Operator! Give me the number for 911!

In Regard To Our Libraries in the US ***

..."libraries that your tax dollars pay for and speaking of libraries, in
the United States alone over 4,000 of them have had to close their doors
in the past two years alone"...!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A smile gives your face a beautiful look ***

A famous trial lawyer was asked to apologize to the court for some remarks he had made.

With dignity, he bowed to the judge and said, "Your Honor is right, and I am wrong, as Your Honor generally is."

The judge never figured out whether he should be satisfied with this remark or cite the lawyer for contempt of court.


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Two old guys Are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart When they collide.

The first old guy says to the second guy, 'Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, And I guess I wasn't paying attention To where I was going.

The second old guy says, 'That's OK, it's a coincidence.. I'm looking for my wife, too...' I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate'

The first old guy says, 'Well, Maybe I can help you find her...What does she look like?' '

The second old guy says, 'Well, she is 27 yrs old, tall, With red hair, Blue eyes, Long legs, And is wearing short shorts...What does your wife look like?'

To which the first old guy says, 'Doesn't matter --- let's look for yours

Friday, March 12, 2010

Useless Information...? ***

Frogamander

In 1995 a fossil, later to be named Gerobatrachus , was discovered in Texas. When it was gradually removed from its rock and taken to be studied it was shown to be a missing link between frogs and salamanders. It had always been assumed that they shared a common ancestor but this was the first fossil to have been discovered that showed the link. Jason Anderson from the University of Calgary declared the fossil to be a ‘perfect little frogamander’.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My kids are such a**holes - funny

Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said
to them, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some
machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, pull the plug."

They got up, unplugged the computer and threw out my wine.
They are such a**holes

Flowers Are Ready To Go ***








Working a bit in the flower beds over the weekend I found many of my hybrid Daylilies, Jonquils(peach and yellow), Siberian Iris, hybrid Iris, ajuga rubitan, are peeking through the soil. If you like the common orange lily that grows everywhere, pictured at top. I have them also.

It is time to start digging and packing them for shipment. They will be securely wrapped cushioned in shedded paper. Lilies are easily grown. With your shipment is information how to plant and care for them. Each plant fills a space of 6-7 inches and doubles in size the 1st year. They will proliferate.

As I have told you about my crashed computer, it is impossible to show my individual blooms presently but showing are ones I have or similar to. Below is a list of the lilies I grow (I didn't lose it!). There are hundreds of variety with a thousand names and the colors span the color spectrum, even blue which is sometimes claimed doesn't exist. My supplier had blue ones. To my great disappointment, when I went to buy this variety, I found them gone, flowers, trees, bushes, them and all! A real puzzle for me!

The husband and wife team were from Ohio and built up a beautiful nursery, home, barn, greenhouses on a flat 10 acre piece of farmland over in S V ...and oh the soil! Perfect! (You'll find I ponder and crave soil a lot...I have fabulous dark soil too...about 10 feet down under the boulders I set/sit upon.) Charles and Betty were dedicated, hard workers. I so admired their abilities and could have strolled the fields forever. The valley is gorgeous.

I sell the lilies @ $7 each + shipping at the cheapest rate available. Buy 5 or more at $6.00 each.
There will be no choices as there are no flowers to identify by yet but if you order several, each will be lifted from a different area. What you get is what you get but you will be very pleased when your choice begins to bloom. I have several colors and varieties.

Lilies bloom from late May into November. I think they will grow in all zones. You can soon have a "Picture" of a flower garden. Email me retsetc@yahoo.com and we will work out the logistics.

When the lilies begin blooming, shipping ends. Lilies are then offered locally; potted and blooming.

Hemerocallis is a genus of hardy, long-lived perennials related to Lilies. The buds open in series, but a flower lasts only a day, giving the plant its common name, Daylily. By growing different varieties, you can enjoy blooms from mid-June until frost in a rainbow of colors Daylilies grow vigorously, hinder weeds and generally free from pests and disease...thrive in full sun or light shade and tolerate many types of soil.

My Daylilies:

Leprechaun's Wealth
Lullaby Baby
Orange Vols
Palace Guard
Pandora's Box
Pardon Me
Siloam Red Ruby
Delicate Design
Knick Knack
Lady Lucille
Party Queen
Golden Chimes
Touched by Midas
Crimson Shadow
Desert Princess
Mauna Loa

Monday, March 1, 2010

What Not to Name Your Dog ***

Everybody who has a dog calls him "Rover or "Boy". I call mine "Sex". Now, Sex has been embarassing to me. When I went to call City Hall to renew his dog license, I told the clerk I would like to have a license for Sex. He said, "I'd like to have one too" Then I said, "You don't understand. I've had sex since I was nine years old". He said I must have been quite a kid!When I got married and went on my honeymoon, I took the dog with me. I told the clerk I wanted a room for my wife and me and a special room for Sex. He said that every room in the place was for sex. I said, "You don't understand. Sex keeps me awake at night" The clerk said, "Me too".One day I entered Sex in a contest, but before the competition began, the dog ran away. Another contestant asked me why I was just standing there looking around. I told him that I had planned to have Sex in the contest. He said that I should have sold my own tickets! "But you don't understand", I said. "I had hoped to have Sex on TV. He called me a show-off.When my wife and I separated, we went to court to fight for custody of the dog. I said, "Your HONOR, I had Sex before I was married". The Judge said, "Me too". Then I told him that after I was married Sex left me. He said, "Me too!"Last night Sex ran off again. I spent hours looking for him around town. A cop came over to me an asked, "What are you doing in the alley at 4 o'clock in the morning?" I replied, "I'm looking for Sex". My case comes up Friday.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pain Relief ***

I'm guilty of snitching this from Edifice Rex...done without malice... to give the rest of you a good laugh this day.

Wayne has left a new comment on the post "Lost My Driving Wheel": There once was a man who had a severe headache. He searched and searched thru the cupboards and drawers looking for tylenol or anything that would relieve his discomfort. He searching was in vain except a bottle of Midol that his wife had in the medicine cabinet. Taking two pills he felt remarkable better within just minutes. Having such a profound effect on his headache and even seeming to lift his spirits some he began taking midol for all his aches and pains. All was well for a short time. His headaches were cured but for some strange reason he becomes a real prick just about every 28 days. (Here's hoping for a giggle that might make ya feel better)

A doctor... healing laughter ***

... examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room, took the husband aside and said, "I don't like the looks of your wife at all.

"Me neither doc" said the husband, "but she's a great cook and really good with the kids."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Good Question from Cheeky Quotes ***

Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut saves you 30 cents?
Anonymous

I Want to Share With You ***

I just love this. I found it in a file tucked back in a corner of the computer. I had bought it at a booth during the Indian Festival held every year at Sycamore park, but never having seen the words before.

I have always longed for knowledge of our American Natives, to be among them and learn who they are. I have Cherokee in my veins. My great-grand-mother was the daughter of the tribal chief I found the name Little Fawn in ancestry research. I am curious to learn more.

I hope you enjoy reading the poem below. I can imagine it being written by a very ancient spiritual native. A shaman is so very wise.

I’m Not Here

Don’t stand by my grave and weep
For I’m not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamonds glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

Healing Laughter ***

Healing Laughter

"Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods." ~Japanese Proverb

This is an actual essay written by a college applicant, when applying to NYU where he now attends.

3A. ESSAY IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON?

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat . 400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

But I have not yet gone to college.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grins Brighten Gloomy Days ***

"Betty," called the teacher, "tell me the meaning of the word 'trickle'."

"To run slowly," said Betty.

"Quite right," said the teacher. "Now tell me the meaning of the word 'anecdote'."

"A short funny tale," said Betty.

"Good girl," said the teacher. "Now see if you can give me a sentence with both those words in it."

Betty thought for a moment, and then said, "Yes, I know. Our dog trickled down the street wagging his anecdote."


Irish Smiles

Definition of an Irish husband: He hasn't kissed his wife for twenty years. Yet, he will kill any man who does.

~

Murphy told Quinn that his wife was driving him to drink.

Quinn thinks he's very lucky because his own wife makes him walk.


....and over on Merles's Third Try,http://merle-3rdtimelucky.blogspot.com/2010/02/two-wolves.html/2010/02/two-wolves.html you will find much to laugh over. She's posted some real funnies today.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kids are the Straightest Shooters ***

All seriousness aside; time to grin.

LITTLE GIRL ON A PLANE

A Congressman was seated next to a little girl on the airplane leaving from Dallas when he turned to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.'

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said politely to the stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?'

'Oh, I don't know,' said the congressman. 'How about global warming or universal health care', and he smiles smugly.

OK, ' she said. 'Those could be interesting topics. But let me ask you a question first.'

'A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces big round clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?'

The legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea...'

To which the little girl replies, 'Do you really feel qualified to discuss global warming or universal health care when you don't know poop?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Medical Corruption or What? ***

Have you ever pondered the fact that you and many you know all take certain drugs for the same ailments? Well, this news article might help to clarify the why. Who in their right mind would turn down the opportunity to accrue $500 an hour for sitting on their rump?  ! I'd like to know their hourly fee before the congressional investigation.

No wonder my doctor fired me for refusing her choice of drugs (She stated: never mind the side effects, you need it). I imagine she had a certain quota of 'specific drugs prescribed' to meet or she wouldn't get her bonus; whether they harmed a patient or not. Now I understand why I saw so many salesmen with their bags of samples each appointment I kept. When new drugs come out, patients are literally guinea pigs until safety or the lack of is established. If one doesn't work, another is prescribed to 'try' and see how it works. I've thought about this a lot. Read on.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Corruption of physicians by Big Pharma now "limited" to $500 an hour

NaturalNews) Congressional investigation over the unethical relationships between doctors and drug companies has led to a change in policy at Partners HealthCare, a Boston based hospital system affiliated with Harvard Medical School, that prohibits its physicians who sit on the boards of various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from receiving company stock and unlimited fees for their presence. They are now limited to only $500 an hour, or $5,000 a day, for their services which include things like attending board meetings.

The fact that about 25 vice presidents, clinical department heads, and other top executives in the system will be affected by this new rule illustrates the degree to which the medical system has been influenced by pharmaceutical interests. Physicians from top medical centers, including academic ones, often join the ranks of drug companies and are paid top dollar to push various drugs and treatments. They are even paid with company stock.

This blatant conflict of interest is not isolated to Partners, as many different organizations and academic institutions have come under fire by state regulators, Congress, and even hospitals themselves for allowing this practice to occur. Nationally, there has been a heavy push to stop the drug industry's control over doctors whether it be through perks, incentives or comfortable board positions.

The new policy at Partners prohibits doctors from touring the nation as paid drug company spokesmen, a practice commonly utilized by drug companies to promote their products. Partners will not, however, ban its physicians from working for drug companies altogether. They will still be allowed to sit on their boards and receive compensation - it will merely be "reduced" to $500 per hour.

It is virtually impossible for a physician to be both a physician and an executive for a drug company. For the drug company, he will be responsible for helping it achieve financial success, while for the hospital, he will be responsible for objectively treating patients. A physician cannot objectively treat a patient while at the same time be paid to use a company's drugs to treat that patient.

According to Dr. Dennis Auseillo, chief scientific officer at Partners and cochairman of drug-giant Pfizer's science and technology committee, all drug companies have at least a couple physicians on their boards. After being named a director of Pfizer in 2006 himself, Auseillo has received over $700,000 in company stocks and compensation. He plans to continue working for Pfizer under the new rules.

Sources for this story include: http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma...

A Few Statistics on Blessings ***

Often we complain. Often we are so involved with day-to-day matters/solutions that we tend to overlook or push aside the many joys of life. Often I do. Reading the uplifting words below, I thought to share them with you. It brings to mind again how blessed I really am, how often I tend to forget or acknowledge the wealth of love bestowed on me by those surrounding me - a phone call, a smile, a greeting, an unexpected email, a helping hand, the clasp of a tiny hand. A bleak world it would be if it all ceased suddenly and so today I acknowledge the riches of my life.

I Dreamed I Went to Heaven


I dreamed that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them."

I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing.

"This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. "How is it that there's no work going on here?" I asked.

"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments."

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked.

"Simple," the angel answered. "Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

What blessings should they acknowledge?

"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world.

"If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."

Also ... "If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

"If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are envied by and more blessed than three billion people in the world.

"If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare.

If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair."

Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.