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Dec. 27 - Peruvians dance and fight at a traditional festival designed to wipe the slate clean of personal problems.
It starts with dancing and a religious processions on Christmas Day. But instead of exchanging gifts participants then trade blows.
Lindsay Claiborn reports.
As a nation we here our American education system is shot and that the Japanese have students who have no summers off and work long school days. This is why America is falling behind……..
Now I find out that video games could have made me a millionaire. That silly computer “nerdy” tech stuff could have made me the next bill gates. I also know that the Japanese culture plays more video games, online fantasy games and spends a lot of time trivial things - like perfecting the “art “ of twirling pens in their hands. I guess we were wrong……
Maybe I’ve learned one thing over the years of my life - I will never tell my children that something it too trivial or useless. It just may be the next big thing and they will be the next bill gates or Myspace, or who knows - millionaire champion pen twirler…………………
than previouse one's. I personally witness a store clerk get malled as
he tried to bring in some Wii nintendo units to place on the shelf.
When some one is almost trampled becuase a couple of parents need that
oh so wanted gift - maybe everyone should carry a stun gun?
But give me a break - even if the woman in the video below was irate and
a bit out of control [ maybe - hard to tell on video ] - I still don't
believe that she should have been stunned. I'm starting to think this is
getting out of control here.
I always get that stupid alarm ring from the security buzzered becuase the
register girl didn't decoded it right - am I going to get tased one day
becuase that alarm went off and a security guard will find it easier to tase
me than to confront me?
Are we the choices we make?
Do bald people use shampoo?
Are these really the questions we want answered? Are we willing to go to the unnamed and unidentified masses online to get seriouse answers? Or is this another cute way of getting to meet people online on one more interesting social site like myspace and facebook?
I visted the site and it was interesting, and it may be fun - but i wouldn't put to much stock on the answers you may find. I personally like the discussion forums better than the "yes or No" question parts. But hey - it is a social site so it's suppose to be fun..........
and according to 73% of the people who answered the bald question - no they don't use shampoo......lol
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When I was a kid, I admit it, I loved star Trek and Star wars - I thought the future was bright. I atleast thought that by the time I had kids we would have flying cars like the jetsons cartoon - but all we have so far is "glowing cats" way to go science geeks.......
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 cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven : $6,400
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.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in 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 that is seen in the park of a person on a horse that has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
what does this picture make you think and feel?
I personally believe that it would be another vietnam if we leave. A crime [ right or
wrong ] to send our Soldiers and then not give them the support they need or allow
them to win.
But I have a few thoughts:
1- ofcourse it has to be in japan - becuase in america, who can hear the road over my MP3 player....
2- if I could hear the song humming, it would probably be late at night and it would put me to sleep [ not good ].
3- With all the pot holes I encounter - no wonder everything sounds like hip hop....lol
Is your vote for sale???? Is Digg and StunbleUpon under attack?
Found on their about page on a WordPress blog : Subvert and Profit -
The Black Marketing Blog
Quote: “ Subvert and Profit was created to let Digg users make easy money
and provide cheap, alternative advertising for content-pushers”
[ ** no link to site will be giving as to not to seem I am promoting it]
Apparently Digg and Stumble upon are under attack. By whom - who knows -
which begs the question why trust anything this “black” marketing company has
to say. But the draw of easy money calls many.
That’s right, they offer the unsuspecting individual who simply wants to do what
everyone else wants to do - make money online. They draw you in with the promise
of making easy money by subverting the very rules that are made to help Digg and
Stumble upon users - fair and impartial voting on articles or websites. [ ok, everyone
has a bias reason for voting on these sites like Digg - but these guys openly promote
buying your precious vote].
When you visit the FQA page - the first thing they mention is - the question of
“illegal” act - they say no, it’s not illegal you wont get arrested but you can be banned.
Then the next question and answer covers the fear of being banned by stating they
offer tricks and tips to help you avoid this…?
Now considering that Digg is one of the largest social book marking sites online - I wonder
what effect this has on their voting system.
I personally always wondered why and How? An individual can submit a site to Digg.com
and in five minutes that digg would have more than 20, 50, even 100 votes in favor of
the submitted DiGG???
Does this mean that many of the top rated digg submission could be from companies like
these that have bought the votes of many seeking a quick and easy buck? It brings doubt
and concerns about what Digg can do for me? For anyone who is honestly simply trying to
follow the rules. Be it an affiliate promoting an article they have worked hard to write or a
fan who just wants to Digg a cool story??? Or worst - am I so ignorant that I don’t realize
that everyone except me and a few are not scamming the system?
Let me get this straight - a hangsman nose is wrong? The word Ni**R is wrong if a white man says it....? And refering to people by color is wrong.... except when it comes to the presidential elections??????
Since when was my vote considered a color? Why are the democrates chasing after the "color" vote if they are supposed to be for the common people- "aint we colored folk common folk?"
I don't know about you but I find it strange that no one has "NOT ONE" compliant about the news or candidates demeaning voters [ people] and associating them or grouping them by color. NO, not one people standing up saying - Hey that sounds racist....?
Have you ever noticed gals who sit their handbags on public toilet floors - then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens a lot!
It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress.
Sometimes "what you don't know 'will' hurt you"!
It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may
know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside?
Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the floor of the car.
Most women won't be caught without their handbags, but did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day?
"I drive a school bus, so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus a lot," says one woman.
"On the floor of my car, and in toilets."
"I put my handbag in grocery shopping carts, on the floor of the toilet while changing the baby's diaper," says another woman "and of course in my home which should be clean."
We decided to find out if handbags harbor a lot of bacteria. We learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake , and then we set out to test the average woman's handbag.
Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom of their handbag.
Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared.
Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their handbags were at least a little bit dirty. It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked.
Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of bacteria.
Pseudomonas can cause eye infections, staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin
infections, and salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick.
In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the worst of it.
"There is fecal contamination on the handbags," says Amy. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and lifestyle seemed to play a role.
People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with one exception.
The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs had one of the worst contaminations of all. "Some type of feces, or possibly vomit" says Amy.
So the moral of this story - your handbag won't kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat.
Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop.
Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes.
"If you think about putting a pair of shoes onto your countertops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag on the countertops" - your handbag has gone where individuals before you have sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc!
Do you really want to bring that home with you? The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather handbags.
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view the world - I don’t know if the existence of “Hobbits” mean that evolution
is a proven fact - or weather the Trilogy of “Lord of the Rings” is an actual tail of historical facts?
It amazes me how science works today - you can find a piece of a bone fragment
and scientist some how know what this bone was - a hobbit who wore green cloths
and knew a friend called “Bill Bogget” from wilshire ave…….LoL.
Did hobbits exist? Does it some how prove that Evolution is correct and not a
theory that can not be proven or disproved?
Someone call hollywood - we may have some copyright infringement law issues.
Nov. 17 - A diner in the capital of Taiwan is attracting clients with toilet humour.
The Modern Toilet diner is one of 12 eateries with a toilet theme scattered across the island of Taiwan.
Daragh Burke reports.
Scientists have found the fossilised claw of a 2.5 metre long sea scorpion, a nighmarish creature living before the age of dinosaurs.
German scientist Markus Poschmann, who found the claw in a quarry around 15 years ago, says scientists didn't previously know that these prehistoric animals were so big.
Joanna Partridge reports
Soundbite: Markus Poschmann, scientist who discovered fossilised sea scorpion claw.
Well here I am in the library trying to write my post on my blog when I realized I have a serious addiction. And I didn’t even know it!
What happened? Well, my computer crashed and it’s in the repair shop – it’s been 6 days and I’ve spent all my time thinking about my computer, finding and using other computers with internet access in order to log on to my sites and blogs.
Then it hit me, I’m like a junkie running all over town looking for my fix?
I can’t believe it. I didn’t realize how needy I am. How much I obsess with my online activities. Yea I thought I spent too much time online – but, when you have to go cold turkey… you start to crave it even more. You know you’ve hit rock bottom when your at the library ready to push some elderly woman out from in front of the computer you want………
Boy I have it bad. Oh how I miss my computer. Nice clean, slick, set up with all my list of fav’s and ready to guide me in this online world ....... Oh God help me.
Aya Tsukioka's Coke-machine dress allows the wearer to quickly change appearance to that of a vending machine - blending into the urban landscape.
As a female designer, she had been contemplating how to make clothes that also protect women.
Toshi Maeda reports.
**** I can only say this.... Couldn't a criminal use the same tactic?
And did I hear him correctly - that most Japanese just run when scared?
And dang, I thought america was litered with ads and vending machines - .......
to this kind of evangelistic fakery. Of course, until the people sending in the money quit doing so, this will continue.
The U.S. Senate also has taken notice of these televangelists who beg for money in the name of God, saying it will bring the givers riches. The only people getting rich, though, are the hucksters separating good folks from their money. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has sent letters to several top tv-evangelists asking for financial documents pertaining to their supposedly "non-profit" operations.
According to The Tampa Tribune, televangelists such as Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, the Whites from Without Walls in Tampa and others received letters asking for various financial documents. The U.S. Senate wants to know how much they are taking in and how the money is being spent.
This is great information to get from these people. Some, as we've seen, basically rob their own ministries to live incredible lifestyles. They have money in foreign bank accounts to hide what they have. They own numerous homes, fancy cars and spend incredible amounts of money on just about everything but religion or spreading the word.
The bad news is that the believers who support many of these phonies are just as guilty of greed. They buy into the religion of prosperity, that by "planting the seed" with your money, you "reap the harvest."
Robert Tilton is a perfect example of this. All he ever talks about is about sending money to him, not about the word of God. He twists and mangles Bible passages to fit his sales pitch to people staring at a TV. Of course, it's a buyer-beware market out there and if a, person is set on sending their life's savings to these people, they can. What's troubling, though, is that many of these con artists care nothing about religion or people. They just want money - your money. Often it is the people least able , to part with money who send them the biggest checks. It's sickening that they are preyed upon.
We hope this action by the U.S. Senate puts these people on notice, and we also wish that the people looking for biblical inspiration would turn to the many outstanding and upstanding religious figures around them. They are everywhere. They can be found in our churches, in our communities and throughout our nation.
The Rev. Billy Graham never taught the religion of prosperity nor did he live a life of opulence. His message ; was pure and from the heart. He just spoke about the Good News and how it changes lives. And that's the bottom 'line.
From: "David LaBonte"
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet.
Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.
Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl
And here we are in 2007 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice In raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
(signed) Rosemary LaBonte
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Laxmi was born to a poor family in a village in Araria district in India's eastern Bihar city.
The illiterate villagers first considered her as an incarnation of Hindu Goddess Laxmi but after some time they realised that she was not well and needed medical help.
Just looking at this video saddens me. I can't help but wonder "what if"....
What if that was me, my child, my niece, nephew....
Life can be wonderful and sometimes life can be cruel.
By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
Say a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions:
What would you do?
What would you do if you were black?
Sadly, the two questions don't have the same answer.
To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like. For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question.
If you're black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, you'll probably wait for the government to save you.
This was not always the case. Prior to 40 years ago, such a pathetic performance by the black community in a time of crisis would have been inconceivable. The first response would have come from black men. They would take care of their families, bring them to safety, and then help the rest of the community. Then local government would come in. No longer.
When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out. This, as we know, did not turn out good results.
Enter Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Jackson and Farrakhan laid blame on "racist" President Bush. Farrakhan actually proposed the idea that the government blew up a levee so as to kill blacks and save whites. The two demanded massive governmental spending to rebuild New Orleans, above and beyond the federal government's proposed $60 billion. Not only that, these two were positioning themselves as the gatekeepers to supervise the dispersion of funds.
Perfect: Two of the most dishonest elite blacks in America , "overseeing" billions of dollars. I wonder where that money will end up. Of course, if these two were really serious about laying blame on government, they should blame the local one. Responsibility to perform legally and practically fell first on the mayor of New Orleans. We are now all familiar with Mayor Ray Nagin the black who likes to yell at President Bush for failing to do Nagin's job.
The facts, unfortunately, do not support Nagin's wailing. As the Washington Times puts it, "recent reports show [Nagin] failed to follow through on his own city's emergency-response plan, which acknowledged that thousands of the city's poorest residents would have no way to evacuate the city." One wonders how there was "no way" for these people to evacuate the city. We have photographic evidence telling us otherwise. You've probably seen it by now the photo showing 2,000 parked school buses, unused and underwater. How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?
Instead of doing the obvious, Mayor Nagin (with no positive contribution from Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the other major leader vested with responsibility to address the hurricane disaster) loaded remaining new Orleans residents into the Superdome and the city's convention center. We know how that plan turned out. About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.
President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans ' black community taken action, most would have been out of harm's way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves. All Americans must tell blacks this truth. It was blacks' moral poverty not their material poverty that cost them dearly in New Orleans. Farrakhan, Jackson, and other race hustlers are to be repudiated for they will only perpetuate this problem by stirring up hatred and applauding moral corruption.
New Orleans, to the extent it is to be rebuilt, should be remade into a dependency-free, morally strong city where corruption is opposed and success is applauded. Blacks are obligated to help themselves and not depend on the government to care for them. We are all obligated to tell them so.
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America." You are asked to keep this moving, however, you now have the information so do with it as you will.
See also http://www.snopes.com/katrina/soapbox/peterson.asp
I can relate to much of this as I grew up. She just cracks you up.
In fact I take the hotel shampoo home with me ??? Lord forgive me!!!!
But it brings a thought to mind - do you need a dirty joke inorder to laugh??
He is trying to help the 40% of the world population that don't have
toilets [ sanitation ]. My question is if he really wanted to help -
why not start by building them each a bathroom instead of a toilet building??
would you pay $50,000 dollars to stay in a toilet house????
that it’s a trade secret full of highly secret techniques. But
you have to admit that “The Floating Dutchman” has pulled of a
great magic trick. Just watch the video - it’s surprising.
characters of her best-selling Harry Potter series.
She told fans in New York that the wizard Albus Dumbledore, head of
Hogwarts school, is gay. Speaking at Carnegie Hall in her first U.S.
tour in seven years, Rowling confirmed what some fans had always
suspected - that she "always thought Dumbledore was gay."
Personally I think she is just trying to drive more attention her
way. Her series is over and she only has the last book tour to drum
up attention. Funny she said "Thought" - After all, she created the
fictional character. Don’t you think she would know, rather than
suggesting that “she always Thought he was” ???
And considering that Dumdbledore is dead - does it matter…….
I am not saying that this will cause children to have more sex - but it sure will give them an easier path in thinking and acting on the impulse. If you watch the video below there is a girl dressed up in what appears to be Muslim garment of women attire. She appears to be scoping out the area before she enters the clinic????
Again, I know if kids want to “do it” as Whoppi used the term on the “View”, their going to. I also know it’s up to the parents to teach their children the best they can and instill in them moral standards. Be it religious and waiting till marriage or just moral and waiting for the right time. But the school has no right to help children achieve something that other wise is a private matter with parents, teenagers, and their [ oh God ] partners……
They say it’s to control spread of diseases and teenage pregnancies - so your plan is to teach them how [ again - sex ed not your business ] and then give them tools to be better prepared ??? Who made you the parent of my child - piss head [ excuse me ].
They feed you all this crap that video games, music, and movies are sexual and promote sex and violence and it’s the parents job to teach their kids and control the TV, etc… But then they step in and hand condoms to children because how does it go - “if you can’t beat’em, join them” kind of mentality.
Oh, and for those who say “there going to do it and we should help them protect themselves” well I have this to say. If your woman or man enough to “do it” talk to your parents, go to the store and don't be ashamed to pay for your own contraception. Let's be honest - if their frightened or ashamed it probably is because they know their not ready or supposed to be “Doing It”.
Really - tell me what you think….comments welcomed.
someone always want you to take a photo or a picture. And boy does it
take for ever for that right photo. Oh, and God forbid if that video
gets on youtube [ call the Paparazzi ]….
It’s amazing, what lengths we will go to waste here it America. But oddly enough, I am kind of amazed that the pumpkin did smash that bus ????
So when my daughter started talking about getting an allowance and possibly a credit card - my heart dropped. [ it’s still on the kitchen floor even as I speak ]. So being the tech savvy parent that I am I ran to Google for help [ 3 weeks later - head hurts - to much search…..].
I finally found something that may work and will not burn a whole in my budget and will give her the impression that she is grown up - when I know just like the cell phone - this fever to shall pass. It’s called pre paid visa
If worst comes to worst she feels like a grown up and uses the card with out destroying my credit. If all goes as I plan, she’ll get tired of it in a month and I lose nothing except a couple of nights sleep.
I love it when I can out smart my kids with love and affection…… maybe we can use this to help her save for college [ doubt it ]…LOL
One of the reasons I hate wal-mart is because every time you walk in they already have next holiday seasons displays up. It’s bad enough having a non white snow less Christmas - but Christmas trees before we’re even done eating the turkey???
I was hoping to avoid Christmas - it’s just to expensive, that’s why I thought the video below would be of help: “5 ways to get out of debt faster”. I hope you enjoy it. Personally these are my five tips:
1- Stop taking the kids with me to the store.
I always end up buying more than I should or want. I am so bad at saying no.
2- Start a diet and never end it.
Not because it’s healthy for me but because food has gotten so expensive. By beacon…… I’ll miss you.
3- Learn to live in the dark.
If I can convince the family that it’s a fun idea - who needs electricity. But I doubt they can live without the TV or the internet. I know I can’t.
4- Avoid friends and family.
Hey, if they can’t find me - they can’t mooch off me [ oh, I know that was mean..]
5- Never leave the house unless absolutely necessary.
Man have you seen the gas prices! Come on, do they think I’m made of money. Who cares if you can afford the car payment - the gas is what kills ya!
Now those were my 5 tips on how to get out of debt. I hope this is some help to you.
I thought it was funny at first till I read in the news paper that it wasn’t only this school in Fossil hill that banned hugging in school. From Bend, Ore., to Oak Park, ill., to Des Moines, Iowa, to Orlando Florida schools are banning hugs. And the excuse - that it causes congestion in the hall ways - well, tell the kids to move along and not be late but banning hugs???
Hey, I personally would prefer my little girl would never hug a boy and never marry till I was dead - but that’s not going to stop her.. Some believe this ban is due to fear of sexual harassment or worst - sexual activity. Give me a break - first, teach your child correctly and hope they do the right thing. Second, like it or not if they want to “do it” they will, and if you try to ban them, they’ll find a stronger reason to do it and in secret…. Great, just like when I was in high school.. Several teens [me being one of them] being chased out of the back stairwells for cutting class…. And we weren’t trading school notes?
I am not promoting kids have sex… God forbid, I have a little girl. But give us a break. Where is the UCLA to fight for the rights of the oppressed. Next thing you know, we wont be able to hug in the mall. I’m going to go give my son a hug right now, please don’t call the Police…………
You know your child is growing up when they start to do more and more things for themselves. It’s a great feeling and a relief. I remember I couldn’t wait for the potty training so we could lose the diapers. Then I couldn’t wait for him to be able to go to the bathroom on his own. Now he wants to do everything on his own - very independent little guy. He says he wants to brush his teeth, take a bath, use the bathroom, even get dressed on his own.
Just one question son: “Why are you wearing your big sisters pajama shorts?
Don’t grow up to fast, I’ll miss you needing me.
Update: 2012 January 21
My son is now 8 years old, wow how time flies by. He is still as cute as a button and a very independent person. He has learned how to ham it up to use his cuteness to get people to do things for him. He still has the same face, big head [ all kids do ] and attitude. I love that kid.
When my daughters friends talk about Halo - Hey I am up with that.
After all, I am an old-timer [ can’t believe I said that]. I was there
when the first Atari video game console came out, I bought the second
game console ever created “Collico”. Then came Nintendo, sega , sega genesis,
super Nintendo, Playstation, X-box , the Wii and all the upgraded versions on
the now current top game consoles.
I feel good when my little girl says, hey lets play a game together and
be it monopoly or Halo, I am up to the challenge of monopoly and the skills
needed to blow away some ugly alien butt. But I find myself wondering one
Is it normal to have my three year old saying “I want to play, so I can Kill you” ???
So here I am fustrated and openly talking about the high cost of living in front of my children. I forgot that my duaghter is old enough to know what I am saying but not old enough to understand what life is all about. So on one of our trips home from school she ask a very polite question: "Are we poor???"
I really felt bad about forgetting that children pick up everything you say.
She brought me to tears when she offered to give up her savings to help the family out.....
I love my kids...
Update: Video is gone due to Revver shutting down. I wish I had put it in youtube.
It's been several years since I wrote this post and after these several years of economic distress [ recession, real estate collapse, bank failures, and Europe on the brink of collapse ] I wonder if I did a good job of teaching my children about how to deal with money and how to survive in economic down turns.. ????
It’s funny - the fact that things are the same and yet have changed so much. I was helping her with her math and I thought I knew what I was doing until my little girl screamed out “ your doing it wrong…!” She said, “that’s not how my teacher said we have to do it“. After conversing on how her teacher wants it done - I realized that my answer was right but my method was different. So I had to show my little girl that yes it’s important to follow her teachers instructions and learn from her, but never forget - there are others ways and sometimes simpler ways of doing things and getting the right answer.
but you really have to wonder why all this nonsense is
happening in the middle east. here is an interesting view:
What the heck is going on in the Middle East anyway? We
explain the whole thing -- in less time than it takes
to tie your shoes.
What a shame, the video [ really funny video too ] from Revver is gone. Apparently Revver has gone MIA and we have no access to any of the videos.
want to pay tribute to Fidel Castro. In fact, why would any free citizen would
want to pay tribute to any dictator?
Hey, while we're at it, lets praise all the dictators of the world and see
if the people they oppressed, totured and murdered would like it. I'm sure
if this tourist was forced to live in cuba for a few years, his desire to give
tribute would fade away to hate.... retard.....
And I don't want to sound serious because the story really sounds silly to me, but with all the millions of babies we abort, Parents kill, murders take away from us - It's no wonder we're in such desperate need that Countries have to make these kinds of "incentive offers".....
(AP) Make a baby. Win a car.
Don't be surprised if the streets are empty and curtains drawn in this central Russian region Wednesday as residents take up an offer by the regional governor to help stem Russia's demographic crisis.
Ulyanovsk Gov. Sergei Morozov has decreed Sept. 12 a Day of Conception and is giving couples time off from work to procreate. Couples who give birth nine months later on Russia's national day - June 12 - receive money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.
Good citizens: Irina and Andrei Kartuzov drive away June 26, 2007, in the SUV they won for conceiving a baby as part of the "Give Birth to a Patriot on Russia's Independence Day" contest in September 2006.
I just can't help but think? What do you get if you have twins, or triplets..... A new boat or a new house? Things are getting just a bit weird and funny in our little mud ball of a planet....
But apparently - I guess if you live long enough your bound to see anything and every thing. This crook apparently had such a bad foot fetish that he just had to stop in a middle of his crime - to lick this ladies feet. Oh please take my wallet and by the way, I didn’t wash my feet today…….
live if you don't mind the crowds and such. I remember when we moved to florida and on
one of our vacations to NY with my brother-in-law and his new wife. We had to take
the subway becuase his wife had never seen the subway.... She wanted to experience
the crowded NY subways.
It makes me wonder what she would have done if she saw this bill board????
I turned and said - if it was you, would you have preffered that they let you drown than have millions see your butt hole??
Is it me or are people just getting stupider ?
Really, hey son, want to go throw the ball around? Yeah dad, let me go get the flame retardant gloves……
I would really like to hear from you on this one….
With all this good news about coffee - I still wont pay $55 dollars for coffe made from cat poop. I don't care what the benefits are - yuck.....
Today anything can be considered a Sport?
I guess if you can say that atleast their not sitting at home growing fat and lazy while they play their X-box and watch re-runs on TV. But jumping off of buildings? Can you even really call that a sport, sounds more like training for the military or maybe training to avoid police capture……
In either case it’s an interesting thing, I know I couldn’t do it, so you know what they say “if you can’;t jump off a building, you go splat if you do….”
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