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A Nativity Scene

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A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard. During the night the folks came across this scene. An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. He chose baby Jesus as his comfort. No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.
We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time. This is too sweet not to share. No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!"

Rain: A Stoy Of Sharing.

God And Science.

This is just absolutely incredible! I believe this has been around but it's been so long ago that it was good to read it again. 'Let me explain the problem science has with religion.' The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. 'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?' 'Yes sir, 'the student says. 'So you believe in God?' 'Absolutely.' Is God good?' 'Sure! God's good.' 'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?' 'Yes' 'Are you good or evil?' 'The Bible says I'm evil.' The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'

'Yes sir, I would.' 'So you're good...!' 'I wouldn't say that.' 'But why not say that? You…

Mowing The Grass.

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I hope the picture will go through for you - of this Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming! Here is a soldier in Iraq, stationed in a big sand box.

He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.

Of all the things he could have asked his wife to send to him from home...........he asked for American soil. WOW.



If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted. Upon receiving this, say a little prayer for our soldiers that give and give (and give it all) so unselfishly for us.

You don't have to send this on, but gosh, who …

Illegal Bible Study

A southern California couple has been fined $300 dollars for holding Christian Bible study sessions in their home, and could face another $500 for each additional gathering.

City officials in San Juan Capistrano , Calif. say Chuck and Stephanie Fromm are in violation of municipal code 9-3.301, which prohibits “religious, fraternal or non-profit” organizations in residential neighborhoods without a permit. Stephanie hosts a Wednesday Bible study that draws about 20 attendees, and Chuck holds a Sunday service that gets about 50.

The Fromms appealed their citations but were denied and warned future sessions would carry heftier penalties. A statement from the Pacific Justice Institute, which is defending the couple in a lawsuit against the city, said Chuck Fromm was also told regular gatherings of three or more people require a conditional use permit, which can be costly and difficult to obtain.

“How dare they tell us we can’t have whatever we want in our home,” Stephanie Fromm told the Capi…

Why Young Americans Can’t Think Morally

Moral standards have been replaced by feelings. Last week, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Here are excerpts from Brooks’s summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. It was led by “the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith”:

● “Smith and company asked about the young people’s moral lives, and the results are depressing.”

● “When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn’t answer the question or described problems that are not moral at all.”

● “Moral thinking didn’t enter the picture, even when considering things like drunken driving, cheating in school or cheating on a partner.”

● “The default position, which most of them came back to again and again, is that moral choices are just a matter of individual taste.”

● “As one put it, ‘I mean, I guess what makes something right is how I feel about i…

John 3:16

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A little boy was selling newspapers on the corner, the people were in and out of the cold. The little boy was so cold that he wasn't trying to sell many papers. He walked up to a policeman and said, 'Mister, you wouldn't happen to know where a poor boy could find a warm place to sleep tonight would you? You see, I sleep in a box up around the corner there and down the alley and it's awful cold in there for tonight. Sure would be nice to have a warm place to stay.' The policeman looked down at the little boy and said, 'You go down the street to that big white house and you knock on the door. When they come out the door you just say John 3:16, and they will let you in.' So he did. He walked up the steps and knocked on the door, and a lady answered. He looked up and said, 'John 3:16 .' The lady said, 'Come on in, Son.'

She took him in and she sat him down in a split bottom rocker in front of a great big old fireplace, and she went off.. The boy …

Ten Games to play for "old" people.

1.)Sag, You're it
2.)Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
3.)20 questions shouted into your good ear
4.)Kick the bucket
5.)Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over
6.)Doc Goose
7.)Simon says something incoherent
8.)Hide and go pee
9.)Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10.)Musical recliners

A REAL American Speaks.

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---I THINK THIS GUY HAS IT ALL COVERED. I COULDN'T SPOT ANYTHING HE LEFT OUT.
I Am the Democratic, Republican Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare. I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning Biker. That’s me!I am a Master Mason. I work hard and long hours with my hands to earn a living. I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don't push it on others. I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and drive American-made cars, and I believe in American products and buy them whenever I can. I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don't work! I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way! I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer; it makes you a smart American. I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!
I believe that if you are selling me a B…

What Barack Obama Reminds me of.

Politicians Like Barack Obama remind me of a hurricane. When they blow into town, they do so with alot of energy, excitement, fury, and yes even a bit of hooplah. But the results are always disasterous. And when they leave all they leave behind is a big old mess for someone else to both pick up after, and pick up the tab for.
Come to think of it the same could be said for Mar Di Gra participants but then again i don't wanna upset anyone from New Orleans. I'm told them Cajun folks can get rather mean when angered.

Trivia: Are You Chicken?

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."
HINT:(1854-1900), Irish writer and poet, one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
RANDOM TIDBITS The chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus, is a domestic subspecies of the red junglefowl, a member of the pheasant family that is native to Asia.
Chickens are omnivores. They'll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
Baby chickens are chicks. Female chickens are pullets until they're old enough to lay eggs and become hens. Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels, depending on the country you're in.
A rooster announces to a flock of chickens that he's found food with a "took, took, took." But the hens don't pay attention if they already know that there is food around.
Roosters perform a little…

Mind Scrambler 9/6/11

Two sisters are we, one dark and one fair. In twin towers dwelling, we're quite the pair. One from the land and one from the sea. Tell us truly, who are we?
Right Click to see the answer.

Random Facts: 9/6/11

Rather than wring every dime he could out of the popular "Matrix" movie series, Keanu Reeves signed away his back-end deal for the two sequels to the films' special-effects and costume-design teams -- an act of benevolence that cost him many millions. Named after his uncle, Henry Keanu Reeves, the actor's first name roughly translates to "cool mountain breeze" in Hawaiian.
The Caspian Tiger was the third largest tiger species. The last of this tiger was seen in 1970, after which it has been declared amongst the extinct animal species. This tiger was found on the lands of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Caucasus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Aurochs was a large-sized cattle-species. It is recorded to have gone into extinction in 1627. It is said that this cattle evolved from India, migrating to the Middle-East, reaching Europe.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Seigel built the Flamingo hotel and casino in 1945, with a mob loan; h…

Trivia: Labor Day Facts

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE QUOTE: "Labor wants also pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister."
HINT: (1857-1929), American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the so-called institutional economics movement.
RANDOM TIDBITS Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary, was the first to propose a day to honor workers. However, others believe that it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist in Paterson, N.J., who proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.
Labor Day has been celebrated on the first Monday of September every year since President Grover Cleveland declared that day Labor Day in 1894.
In many countries, Labor Day is celebrated as May Day or International Workers Day (May 1), which was originally spawned by Europe's proletariat movement.
The form that the observance a…

Quotes: "The result will be bloody conflict..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* How long can Israel survive its malignant and growing Arab population?--Rabbi Meir Kahane, They Must Go Grosset & Dunlap 1981
We do not announce now...our final aim which is far reaching. I am unwilling to abandon the great vision, the final vision, which is an organic, spiritual and ideological component of my Zionist aspirations. A partial Jewish state is not the end, but only the beginning. I am certain that we cannot be prevented from settling in the other parts of the country and the region. The boundaries of Zionist aspirations are the concern of the Jewish people and no external factor will be able to limit them. (these boundaries) include Southern Lebanon, Southern Syria, today's Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan [the west bank] and the Sinai.--David Ben-Gurion - 1936-1938. p. 32 footnotes 46,47,48 David Ben-Gurion Memoirs also cited in Israel Shahak, Journal of Palestine Studies Spring 1981
Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no ro…

The Sound Of Rain

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Not a Standard Shuttle Launch Photo

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When the Shuttle Endeavour launched on May 16th on STS-134 mission there were clouds at 5000 feet, and the clouds were at least 500 feet thick. Folks on ground could see the Shuttle for only 22 seconds before it vanished into the clouds. But a buddy sent me this picture taken above the clouds. Thought you might enjoy it.

Last Shuttle "ENDEAVOR" flight from KSC - 5-16-2011. A nifty photo of the last space shuttle launch, from the best seat in the house..................an F-15E Strike Eagle at 26 thousand feet over the east coast flying combat air patrol for the launch.

HI, I just learned how to text.

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Forward this to every driver you know.

New Ruger

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Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of Senators and Congressmen. It will be named the Congressman.

It doesn't work and you can't fire it.

Diamond Rio- A Song Some Radio Stations Are Banning.

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Quotes: "What country can preserve its liberties..."

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If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.--Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.--Thomas Jefferson

I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.--Thomas Jefferson

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I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. See at the bottom for the answer

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In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.--Thomas Jefferson

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?--Thomas Jeff…

3D Printer

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Obama Speech @ Camp David (Without Teleprompter)

The attached Obama short speech was delivered spontaneously and without the aid of his ubiquitous teleprompter, apparently while vacationing at Camp David .... Delivered outdoors, it was apparently taped by an alert news person with a handy video camera. The sound is rather good considering the outdoor conditions and the apparent spontaneity of the event. Listen carefully to his words. Giving credit where credit is due, he actually makes more sense than anything he has said in almost three years as President and two years prior to that while on the campaign trail.

Math teacher arrested by TSA

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like 'X' and 'Y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are three sides to every triangle'.

When asked to comment on the arrest, th…

Redneck Paintball Duck Hunting.

The language is a little r rated in spots but it is funny as all get out. Look out Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass crew. These guys might just be your replacements.

Trivia: American History

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."

HINT: (1924-2007), widely influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents.

RANDOM TIDBITS
Benjamin Franklin was the first head of the United States Post Office.

The first macaroni factory in the United States was established in 1848. It was started by Antoine Zegera in Brooklyn, New York.

The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. It was published in New Haven, Connecticut, by the New Haven District Telephone Company in February, 1878.

The A&P was the first chain store business to be established. It began in 1842.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter. It was typed on a Remington in 1875 by Mark Twain himself. Twain did not want that fact known because he didn't want to write testimonials or answer ques…

Trivia: 06/26/11

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."

HINT: (1912-1989), American self-trained historian and author.

RANDOM TIDBITS
All the proceeds earned from James M. Barrie's book Peter Pan were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London.

Fagin, the villain in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, was also the name of Dickens' best friend, Bob Fagin.

Robert Louis Stevenson said that he had envisioned the entire story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a dream and recorded it the way he saw it.

John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, wrote most of his famous books while in jail. He was imprisoned for twelve years for preaching without a license.

After completing his book on the French revolution, English historian Thomas Carlyle gave the manuscript to his friend John Stuart Mill to proofread. By mistake Mill'…

Mind Scrambler: A Breaking Question

I constantly collide into all the others, The only one of 16 without colors. Associated with English and banking and breaking, The answer is right there for the taking.







ANSWER: The cue ball on a pool table.

Quotes: "There are two ways of spreading light..."

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.--Edith Wharton

Each party [Democratic and Republican] has assumed the mantle of fiscal responsibility while accusing the other of reckless spending. Yet both parties have proposed irresponsibly high levels of military spending at the expense of programs that meet the needs of society's most vulnerable members.--Friends Committee on National Legislation newsletter, December 1999

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.--Helen Keller

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
To hold a pen is to be at war. See at the bottom for the answer.

*---- More Quotes for the Week ----*
What we leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.--Pericles

To smile when confronted with the most s…

What to do with old bumper cars.

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My next car… Old Bumper Cars What do you do with OLD Bumper Cars? Good shopping car for your area.. Wonder what kind of mileage they get? Who says there is nothing new under the sun.

WHO KNEW?
Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in too long.

There are seven of these little monsters floating around California , and they're all the creation of one man,Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machi…

South Carolina Troopers

These are actual comments taken off the car videos of South Carolina Troopers:

1. "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through."

2. "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."

3. "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document." (My Favorite)

4. "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

5. "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you." (LOVE IT)

6. "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"

7. "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"

8. "Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give …

Quotes: "Beware of false knowledge..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----*
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.--George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.--Albert Einstein

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.--James Joyce

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. See at the bottom for the answer.

*---- More Quotes for the Week ----*
Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.--Lao Tzu

Information is not knowledge.--Albert Einstein

MYSTERY QUOTE AND ANSWER - DID YOU GUESS CORRECTLY?
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

MYSTERY ANSWER: Confucius

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston (New United States Champion)

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > Ezekiel Jackson def. Wade Barrett (New Intercontinental Champion)

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Christian

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > WWE Champion John Cena def. R-Truth

The "Dirty Little Secret Behind the Chevy Volt".... The Rest of the Story

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Patrick Michaels is a senior fellow in Environmental Studies at the Cato Institute and the editor of the forthcoming Climate Coup: Global Warming's Invasion of our Government and our Lives, as well as the author of several other books on global warming. His Forbes column on the Chevy Volt is a case study in the nexus between big government corruption and big business rent-seeking.

Michaels briefly recaps the well-known consumer fraud in which GM has touted the Volt as an all-electric mass production vehicle on the supposed basis of which its sales receive a $7, 500 taxpayer subsidy, which still renders it overpriced and unmarketable. Michaels notes that "sales are anemic: 326 in December, 321 in January, and 281 in February." There seems to be a trend here. Michaels adds that GM has announced a production run of 100, 000 in the first two years and asks what appears to be a rhetorical question: "Who is going to buy all these cars?"

But wait! Keep hope alive! There…

Seal Team 6 In Their Business Suits

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Here’s what a Seal Team looks like in their business suits. I wish we could see a picture of Osama bin Laden's face when these guys came through his door:

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GO, MICHIGAN STATE!

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Very interesting -- the University is standing by their professor and not bowing down to special interest groups!
Verified By Snopes.com

Professor Wichman E-mail
Claim: A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country.

Status: True.

The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indred Wichman.



Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were 'hate speech.'

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Enter Professor Wichman.

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In his e-mail, he said the following:

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Dear Muslim Association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheading…

Old Man

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away. I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him. I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying: "You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age." And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot. I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went ba…

Permit

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A policeman pulled over a pickup truck owner for a faulty tail light. When the officer approached the driver, the man behind the wheel handed the officer his driver's license, insurance card, and a concealed-weapon carry permit.

The officer took all the documents, looked them over and said, "Mr. Smith, I see you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Do you have any weapons with you?"

The driver replied, "Yes sir, I have a .357 handgun in a hip holster, a ..45 in the glove box, and a .22 derringer in my boot."

The officer looked at the driver and asked, "Anything else?"

"Yes sir, I have a Mossberg 500 12-gauge and an AR-15 behind the seat."

The officer asked if the man was driving to or from a shooting range and the man said he wasn't, so the officer bent over and looked into the driver's face and said, "Mr. Smith, you're carrying quite a few guns. May I ask what you are afraid of?"

Mr. Smith locked eyes with the officer …

11th commandment...

In honor of former Governor Schwarzenegger, a new commandment has been added to the Bible. Be sure to write this one in underneath the other ten:

11. "Thou Shalt Not Share Thy Rod With Thy Staff"

Mind Scrambler: An Airy puzzle.

I've been drawn by the artists these days, and of old; Yet I'm seen only when all around me is cold.

For most of the time you just live and ignore me; Then you gasp for me, stop for me, mutter below me.

You might say, in surprise, I've been taken away, But it's true I've been with you, at least 'til today.

When I leave you, you leave too!

What am I?

Answer: Your Breath

Trivia: Keeping Hostess in business.

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TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need."

HINT: (1918-1992), American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher.

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RANDOM TIDBITS
Twinkies were invented in 1930, at the beginning of the Great Depression by James A. Dewar, a plant manager at Continental Baking Company (Hostess’ parent company).

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Dewar had a hard time coming up with a name for his new snack until he drove past a billboard for the Twinkle Toes Shoes factory in St. Louis. A friend suggested the name “Twinkle Fingers”, and Dewar shortened it to Twinkies.

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The original Twinkies filling was a banana-flavored creme. However, during World War II, there was a shortage of banana, so the filling was switched to vanilla.

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There are 17 Hostess baker…

LOST CHURCHES OF LOUISIANA.

The hurricanes that hit the Gulf Coast of our nation were devastating. It did not spare the houses of worship in and around the area. One of the local television stations in South Louisiana aired an interview with a woman from New Orleans. The interviewer was a woman from a Boston affiliate. She asked the woman how such total and complete devastation of the churches in the area had affected their lives? Without hesitation, the woman replied, "I don't know about all those other people, But we haven't gone to Churches in years. We gits our chicken from Popeye's".

The look on the interviewer's face was priceless. They're out there, they live among us, AND THEY VOTE.

Quotes: "They will envy you for your success..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----*
I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.--Mark Twain

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.--Martin Luther King, Jr.

First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart. See at the bottom for the answer.

*---- More Quotes for the Week ----*
Logic and critical thinking are the hallmarks of a free society, while rote memorization and repetition are the dictator's counterfeit.--Michael Rivero, of WhatReallyH…

Random Facts: 05/28/11

Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant on earth, growing as fast as 47.6 inches in a 24-hour period. Giant pandas can consume, on average, 40 pounds of fresh bamboo leaves per day.

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52% of all Icelanders own a vibrator. In Japan, the age of consent is 13.

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Twenty-eight million Americans use indoor tanning booths every year. In the last thirty years, the per capita rate in America for melanoma has increased by 100%.

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The average Pixar film makes twice the money invested into it domestically and five times that amount on a global scale! None of their movies has garnered less than $150 million in the U.S. Walt Disney only attended one year of high school.

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Heat waves are one of the most lethal types of weather phenomena, claiming an average of 1,000 lives in America's fifteen largest cities each year. The 1988 heat wave and drought across the eastern United States cost the country $61.6 billion in damages and caused an estima…

Trivia: Farewell, Oprah!

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: “Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

HINT: (1913-1960), French author, journalist, and key philosopher of the 20th-century.

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RANDOM TIDBITS
Oprah's mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid, and her father, Vernon Winfrey, was a coal miner and a barber before becoming a city councilman.

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Oprah first name was supposed to be Orpah, after Ruth's sister-in-law in the Bible, but it was misspelled Oprah on her birth certificate, and the name stuck.

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At the age of 16, Oprah went to live with her father in Nashville, TN. She became an honor student, joined drama club, and won an oratorical contest.

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Oprah was the first African-American celebrity to land on the cover of Vogue, in the October 1998 i…

Quotes: "It's never too late..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----*
It's never too late to be what you might have been.--TS Elliott

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.--Joan Rivers

Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.--Senator Barack Obama in 2006

We must raise the debt ceiling immediately.--President Barack Obama in 2011

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice. See at the bottom for the answer

*---- More Quotes for the Week ----*
For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the government.... I never had any thought that when I s…

Trivia: 05/28/11: East Coast Tourist Traps.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."

HINT: (1893-1986), Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

RANDOM TIDBITS
In Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, you will find the site of the
country's largest collection of life-sized troll sculptures. You can take a "Troll Stroll" down The Trollway, where you'll see these troll sculptures carved into trees along the town's main drag.

The northern Wisconsin town of Mercer is home to the world's largest loon. A 16-foot-tall, 2,000-pound fiberglass water-fowl has stood on the lawn of the chamber of commerce since 1981. (and here i thought they were talking about Jesse Ventura but he lives in Minnesota.)

In Havre de Grace, Maryland, you'll find the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, home of the country's largest collection of wooden duck decoys, most carved between 1930 and 1990.

The Sock Capital of th…

Mind Scrambler: 05/28/11

I am a protector. I sit on a bridge. One person can see right through me, while others wonder what I hide.

What am I?

ANSWER: Sunglasses (they sit on the bridge of your nose.)

Randy Savage Passes Away

Trivia: Accidental inventions...

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level." HINT: (1927-), American psychologist, television personality and advice columnist, publishing a daily syndicated newspaper column since 1960.

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RANDOM TIDBITS
Viagra: This drug was accidentally created when Pfizer chemists were developing a pill to treat cardiovascular ailments. However, when it was tried out on test subjects, something came up (literally). The pill, later named Viagra and approved by the FDA in 1998, proved a bust in terms of treating heart disease, but its unexpected side effect opened the doors for a brand-new industry.

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Corn Flakes: In 1894, while employed by the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg tried to find a way to provide a palatable and inexpensive meal to feed his charges. When he accidentally left some boil…

When A Soldier Comes Home.

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When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard....
..to listen to his son whine about being bored.

....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.

..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

....to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.

....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

.....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

.....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

....to …

Trivia: All Hail the Queen!

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.

HINT: (1819-1901), monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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RANDOM TIDBITS
Queen Victoria is the longest serving British monarch ever at 63 years, seven months. Her reign ended upon her death in 1901.

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The monarch married Prince Albert of Germany on February 10, 1840. He was her first cousin and was one of the only socially acceptable suitors in the world. She could not marry anyone of even a slightly lower social status.

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Victoria and Albert had nine children. Most of them married into Europe's royal family. She is still known as the Grandmother of Europe.

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Victoria was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III. Her father died almost immediately after her birth thus she became heir to th…

Quotes: "An unjust law is no law at all."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----*
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I rather like the role!--Eleanor Roosevelt

An unjust law is no law at all.--St. Augustine of Hippo, "On Free Choice Of The Will"

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. See at the bottom for the answer

*---- More Quotes for the Week ----*
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals, and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.--Les Brown

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.--Marilyn Monroe

MYSTERY QUOTE AND ANSWER - DID YOU GUESS CORRECTLY?
Individual commitment to a gr…