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Quotes: "Everything secret degenerates..."

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Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.--Lord Acton

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.--Deuteronomy (ch. 29, v. 29)

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.--Bill Moyers

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card. See at the bottom for the answer

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Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.--Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher and reformer

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.--Edw…

Senior Dress Code

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Many of us 'Old Folks' (over 50) are quite confused today about how we should present ourselves. Feeling 'young', we try to conform to current fashions and present a youthful image.

Contrary to what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:

1. A nose ring and bifocals

2. Spiked hair and bald spots

3. A pierced tongue and dentures

4. Miniskirts and support hose

5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads

6. Speedo's and cellulite

7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar

8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor

9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge

10. Bikinis and liver spots

11. Miniskirts and varicose veins

And, Most importantly. At some point you have to give up the 'DAISY DUKE' shorts.



Shut up! You know it's funny. Now send it on to someone else and make them smile...

B-29/P-51 Actual WWII Footage

Here are some great shots of War II using B-29 Bombers and P-51 Mustangs to destroy targets in Japan. A 36 minute film, including thumbnail clips. This is spectacular live footage of the 3,000 mile round trip air assault on the Japanese mainland with three bomber wings and a host of P-51's. No matter what war footage you've seen before, this is the real deal and will keep your undivided attention. The strafing runs by the P-51 flyers at the end were incredible. A great compilation of combat footage from WWII. The beginning is the planning and preparation for the bombing raids on Tokyo. At about 15-16 minutes they are running into flak as they prepare to hit the targets.

This was a time when men definitely were MEN! It is obvious when you see our stockpiles on the islands that our industrial production sealed the fate of our enemies. We don't send a lot of our officers to ICAF (Aeronautical fatigue), but that course might be as valuable as Air War College to the successf…

FORREST GUMP GOES TO HEAVEN

The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper. St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you.. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering an entrance examination for everyone. The test is short, but you have to pass it before you can get into Heaven.' Forrest responds, 'It sure is good to be here, St. Peter, sir.. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope that the test ain't too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.' St. Peter continued, 'Yes, I know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions. First: What two days of the week begin with the letter T? Second: How many seconds are there in a year? Third: What is God's first name?'

Forrest leaves to think the questions over. He returns the …

Gun Wisdom

Some words to the wise. Shooting Advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate this. If not, you should get one and learn how to use it:

A; Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.

B; Its always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

C; Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

D; Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.

E; Never say "I've got a gun." If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

F; The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes, the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

G; The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - cheat if necessary.

H; Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets... You may get killed with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, cause it'll be empty.

I; If youre in a gun fight:

1/ If you're not shooting, you should be loading.

2/ If yo…

Stuff you didn't know you didn't know!

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the
highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska.

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $16,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both fro…

Get Out Of The Car!

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It was just an honest mistake expected at this time in life. At least she didn't wound or kill anyone. We "seniors" have been known to do that sometimes.


Inner Peace

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If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without alcohol,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,



...Then You Are Probably The Family Dog! And you thought I was going to get all spiritual....



Have a great day and share this with someone else who could use a good laugh.

Lake in Burma .... It's really awesome.

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In a moment you will see a unique photograph.



What's so special about this?

This is a picture of a rock formation near a lake in Burma . The photo can only be taken on a specific day once a year when the sun rays touch the rocks at a certain angle.

Tilt your head to the left and then look at it again.



Did you notice anything different?

Yes or no?

Now I will turn the whole scene vertical.



Mother Nature is Great .... Respect it & Protect the Nature & Wild Life.

Quotes: "Had no voice been raised against injustice..."

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History is a joke played by the victors on the vanquished in front of an audience that dares not laugh.-- Michael Rivero, Activist

To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men. The human race has climbed on protest.--Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Had no voice been raised against injustice, ignorance, and lust, the inquisition yet would serve the law, and guillotines decide our least disputes. The few who dare, must speak and speak again to right the wrongs of many.--Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American Poet and activist.

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
To announce that there must be NO criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President Right or Wrong, is not only UNPATRIOTIC and SERVILE, but is Morally TREASONABLE to the American Public. See at the bottom for the answer.

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Speech, thank God, no vested power in this great day and land can gag or throttle. Press and voice may cry loud disapproval of existing i…

Random Stuff: 03/18/12

Ska, Jamaican is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. In 1995, punk band Rancid released the ska single "Time Bomb" which reached #8 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, becoming the first major American ska hit of the 1990s. Over the next few years, a string of notable ska and ska-influenced singles became hits on mainstream radio, including "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt, "Sell Out" by Reel Big Fish and "The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, all of whom would reach platinum status with each of their respective albums.

Jimmy Dean Foods is a food company that was founded in 1969 by the late country singer and actor Jimmy Dean who died in the summer of 2010. It was purchased by Consolidated Foods, later renamed Sara Lee Corporation. Originally founded in 1945 in rural Jo…

Trivia: 03/18/12 What's In A Name?

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name."

HINT: (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States, a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912.

RANDOM TIDBITS
The name Madison was virtually unheard of as a first name for girls until Daryl Hannah's character used it in the 1984 movie Splash. In the film, she adopted the name after seeing a sign for Madison Avenue in New York.

According to Social Security Administration records, 1,022 girls born in America between 2000 and 2005 were given the not-so-unique name of Unique.

Because boxer George Foreman never knew his father, he made the decision to name all five of his sons George Edward Foreman. The heavyweight champ wanted them to always remember the patriarch of their family.

After it was announced that Gwyneth Paltrow had named her daughter Apple, Peaches Geldof (daughter of Sir Bob) wrote an open lette…

Children Are Quick.

Children Are Quick

TEACHER: Why are you late?

STUDENT: Class started before I got here.

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TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

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TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'

GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'

TEACHER: No, that's wrong.

GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. (I Love this child)

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TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

DONALD: H I J K L M N O.

TEACHER: What are you talking about?

DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

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TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

WINNIE: Me!

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TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?

GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

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British Humor

BRITISH HUMOUR IS JUST DIFFERENT!!!

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers:

FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old, Hateful little bastard. Bites!

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FREE PUPPIES 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbor's dog.

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FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

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COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale.

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JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer £100.

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WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE. Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie.

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And the WINNER is... FOR SALE BY OWNER.

Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No lon…

Quotes: "Hope is always available to us..."

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Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end.-- François de la Rochefoucauld, 17th Century French author

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.--John Adams

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. See at the bottom for the answer

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Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear.-- Monroe Forester, Inspirational author

Practi…

American Presidents In Uniform

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Nuff said there i think.

Trivia: 03/18/12: Irish Eyes Are Smilin'

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "O, the red rose may be fair, And the lily statelier; But my shamrock, one in three Takes the very heart of me!"

HINT: (1861-1931), Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry.

RANDOM TIDBITS
Irish soda bread gets its name and distinctive character from the use of baking soda rather than yeast as a leavening agent.

The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City.

The Celts had an oral culture, where religion, legend and history were passed from one generation to the next by way of stories and songs. After being conquered by the English, and forbidden to speak their own language, the Irish, like other oppressed peoples, turned to music to help them remember important events and hold on to their heritage and history.

The shamrock, which was also called the "seamroy" by the Celts, was a sacred plant in anci…

Mind Scrambler: 03/18/12

A blue house is made of blue bricks.

A yellow house is made of yellow bricks.

A red house is made of red bricks.

An orange house is made of orange bricks.

What would a green house be made of?

Right mouse click for the answer


Why Men Die First.

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After all that, who needs "dumb blonde" jokes?

Random Facts: 03/11/12

A 2009 study by a leading fossil expert suggests that modern humans hunted and ate Neanderthals, a sturdy species that mysteriously disappeared 30,000 years ago as modern humans began to migrate to Europe. Capuchin monkeys often greet each other by showing off their erections.

Real cellophane, as opposed to "cello" or polypropylene, is made from natural cellulose that comes from wood. Cellophane is a natural product and is 100% compostable with nearly zero environmental impact. Cellophane also has high permeability that allows moisture to pass thus preventing condensation and reducing the risk of mold.

Bacteria are remarkably adaptable to diverse environmental conditions: they are found in the bodies of all living organisms and on all parts of the earth; in land terrains and ocean depths, in arctic ice and glaciers, in hot springs, and even in the stratosphere. In one linear centimeter of your lower colon lives and works more bacteria than the number of people who have been bo…

Trivia: 03/11/12 "Milk's favorite cookie."

Slogans for Oreos over the years:

1950: "Oh! Oh! Oreo!"

1980: "For the Kid in All of Us."

1982: "America's Best Loved Cookie."

1982: "The One and Only."

1986: "Who's the Kid with the Oreo Cookie?"

1990: "Oreo, the Original Twister."

2004: "Milk's Favorite Cookie."

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better."

HINT: (1937-), American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival.

RANDOM TIDBITS
The first Oreo cookie was embossed with a thin wreath on the outer edge, with the Oreo name on the plain surface in the middle.

Oreo is the world's favorite cookie and the best-selling cookie brand of the 21st century, with $1.5 billion in global annual revenues.

Oreo has a street named after it - Oreo Way - formerly known as West 15th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues…

Quotes: "Love and compassion are necessities..."

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.--Dalai Lama

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.--Oscar Wilde

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.--Bill Vaughan

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. See at the bottom for the answer.

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The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent. --Larry P. McDonald, US Congressman 1976 (killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets)

What I'm trying to do is to promote a process of reorganization of the world.
--Presi…

Trivia: 03/11/12 It's All In The Design.

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated." HINT: (1914-1996), American graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs.

RANDOM TIDBITS
According to Catherine Durant, her husband saw the inspiration for the Chevrolet "bow tie" logo not on some French wallpaper (as legend has it) but in a newspaper ad while they were vacationing in Hot Springs, Virginia. Researchers believe the company responsible was an Atlanta-based coal supplier known as Coalettes.

The familiar Mercedes-Benz logo is a three-pointed star designed by Gottlieb Daimler to represent the dominance of his company's motors across land, on sea, and in the air.

Prior to 1933, the distinctive intertwined "RR" grille logo of Rolls-Royce was red. Upon the passing of founder Sir Henry Royce, the logo's color was permanently changed to black as a symbol of mourning.

What consumers call "hoo…

Mind Scrambler 03/11/12

What do the following sentences have in common?

Tracy, no panic in a pony cart!

But not now a wonton tub!

Marge let a moody baby doom a telegram.

Right Click for the answer.


Where Do We Put Him?

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George Washington, our nation's first president and leader of the American Revolution!Abe Lincoln, honorable leader who pulled our nation through its darkest time!Alexander Hamilton, founding father, first Secretary of the Treasury and leader of the Constitutional Convention!Andrew Jackson, "Old Hickory " fought the British in New Orleans!Ulysses Grant, Union army general, led the North through the Civil WarBen Franklin, genius inventor, political theorist and leading author of the Constitution.
Finally, we have someone to put on the food stamp!Obama's policies have put more people on welfare than any president before him, so this placement is most appropriate. Unlike the Nobel Peace Prize, for which he did nothing, this is an "honor" he richly deserves!