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Heart Attack solution

Water and Aspirin…

A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.

Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night?

Heart Attack and Water – Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.  Interesting…….

Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.

Answer from my Cardiac Doctor:  Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct time to drink water… Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin –Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.

The Reason:  Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Please read on.

Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know.  Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep Aspirin by your bedside?

It’s about Heart Attacks –There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say “heart attack!” – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. – Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ……..DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you?

Do share this message. It may save lives!

“Life is a one time gift” (Let’s forward and hope this will help save some!!!)

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21 Pictures only “old folks” will understand

#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50’s, our cars were big, bright, and fun!

#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!

#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn’t have to text our friends back in the day – we’d all just come outside and get to playing!

#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!

#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of.

#6:  If it Wasn’t the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P!  

#7: Our Skates Got “Locked” with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!

#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950’s photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!

#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right – they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across!  

#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That’s right, every now and then you’d have to manually defrost the freezer – sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.

#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn’t changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!

#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That’s right – certain restaurants had “roller girls” who would zoom your food out to you!

#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!

#14:  Sunday Drives Were A Thing:  That’s right – on Sunday, many of us would load up the family car and just go cruising over to the neighbors or just around town!

#15:  There Was One TV.  And, surprise, we didn’t argue all night about who should get to watch their favorite show.  Most of the time, we all liked the same shows!

#16:  The Playgrounds were VERY Different:  At recess, we’d swing from the monkey bars with wild abandon and often even stand on the swings and go as high as possible.  And still, we survived!

#17:  TV Had “Sign Off” Messages.  Remember these?  TV would go off at midnight and sometimes even go as far as playing the National Anthem all night.

#18: Just One Hula Hoop Wasn’t Enough:  Some of us could do multiple at a time!

#19:  We didn’t Text, But We Did Pass Notes!  And we were experts at not getting caught!

 

#20:  We Had Xylophones That We Kept on a Pull String.  That’s right – there was nothing like the Pull a Tune!

#21:  We Got Bottled Cokes and Loved Them:    That’s right – no cans or plastic bottles back then.  We were 100% excited when we’d find a cooler like this to get that ice cold bottle!

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I can hit the golf ball any way I can ….. and laugh if it goes into the lake.

Them’s the breaks.  I’m just happy I can still hit that golf ball.

I am sharring this because  it is so well reflecting the truth written.

As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon;  before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose  business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon?

I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a  bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I  choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers,  or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what gives us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.

So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think.  I don’t question myself anymore. I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free.

I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.  And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like  it)!

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S  STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! 

enjoy your day!    garbowski.net

Nice Car

The proud owner of a magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible, wrote to say he had restored the car to perfection over the last few years, and sent this:

On a very warm summer afternoon he decided to take his car to town.  It needed gas, as the gauge was practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite ice cream shop.

He had trouble finding a parking space and had to park the car down a side street.

He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car rather covetously.  He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream.

The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car.  When he did, his worst fears were realized… his car was gone.

He called the police and reported the theft. 

About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town.

It was unharmed and he was relieved.  It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station.  She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible.  One of them came to the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas. 

Then all three of them walked around the car.  Then they all got in the car and drove off, without filling the tank.

 

The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the car later and walk away?

NO FAIR PEEKING ! !

IF YOU GIVE UP—-

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This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience. It has an indisputable mathematical logic.

 

This is a strictly …..  mathematical viewpoint… and it goes like this:

 

What Makes 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

 

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

 

How about achieving 103%?

 

What makes up 100% in life?

 

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

 

iF:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

 

Then:

 

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 =  98%

 

And

 

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 =  96%

 

But ,

 

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 =  100%

 

And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 =  103%

 

And, look how far ass kissing will take you.

 

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7  = 118%

 

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that whileHardwork and Knowledge will get you close, and

 

Attitude will get you there. It’s the Bullshit and 

Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.

 

Now you know why Politicians are where they are!

 

I’ve never seen a better explanation than this formula. .

 

Memory from PAST

 

hmm,  very interesting……

                                   Camping out in 1918.  (even brought along a slop pail)

This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm. It’s dinner!

Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.

Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-em broidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle.  1895

At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models. Look in the trailer over the back wheel.  They have their baby in there!

This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910.  Cool!

A single Paddy Wagon.  Never knew they had such a vehicle!  This is way cool.

                                                  Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926. 

This is a travel tent accessory  built in 1910.

These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

 

A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon.  What a contraption!

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911

A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

A Strongwoman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest.  1920

London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer.  What a job!

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true story: AM I A FIREMAN YET?

 In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia.

 Although her heart was filled with sadness, She also had a strong feeling of determination.
 Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible.. the leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son’s dream to come true.
 
 She took her son’s hand and asked, ‘Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up? Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?’

 Mommy, ‘I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.’
 
 Mom smiled back and said, ‘Let’s see if we can make your wish come true.’
 Later that day she went to her local fire Department in Phoenix Arizona, where
 she met Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as Phoenix.
 
 She explained her son’s final wish and asked if it might be possible to give her 6 year-old son a ride around the block on a fire engine.

 Fireman Bob said, Look, we can do better than that. If you’ll have your son ready at seven o’clock Wednesday morning, we’ll make him an honorary Fireman for the whole day. He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards!
 
 And if you’ll give us his sizes, we’ll get a real fire uniform for him, with a real fire hat – not a toy – one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, and a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.’

 They’re all manufactured right here in Phoenix, So we can get them fast.

 Three days laterFireman Bob picked up Billy, Dressed him in his uniform and
 escorted him from his hospital bed to the waiting hook and ladder truck.
 
 Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to the fire station. He was in heaven. There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls.
 
He rode in the different fire engines, the Paramedic’s’ van, and even the fire chief’s car.
 
He was also videotaped for the local news program.
 
Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.
 
One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed in the hospice concept – that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.
 
 Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.
 
The chief replied, ‘We can do better than that. We’ll be there in five minutes…. 

Will you please do me a favor?
 
 When you hear the sirens screaming and see the Lights flashing, will you announce over the PA system that there is not a fire?’
 
 ‘It’s the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time And will you open the window to his room?’
 
 About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy’s third floor open window——– 
 16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy’s room with his mother’s permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him.
 
 With his dying breath, Billy looked up at the fire chief and said, ‘Chief, am I really a fireman now?’
 
 ‘Billy, you are, and The Head Chief, Jesus, is holding your hand,’
 the chief said with those words, Billy smiled and said,
 ‘I know, He’s been holding my hand all day, and the angels have been singing..’
 
He closed his eyes one last time. 

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spell check (humor)-Technology?

 

 

 From one of my golfing buddies ..

 Hi Jerry,

this is Tom next door.

I have a confession to make.

I’ve been riddled with guilt these past few months and have been trying to pluck up the courage to tell you to your face, but I am at least now telling you in text as I cannot live with myself a moment longer without you knowing.
 
 The truth is I have been sharing your wife, day and night when you’re
 not around.

In fact, probably more than you.
 I haven’t been getting it at home recently, but that’s no excuse, I know.

The temptation was just too much.

 I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies and forgive me.

It won’t happen again.

 Please suggest a fee for usage, and I’ll pay you.
 
 Regards, Jerry
 
 
 THE RESPONSE:
 
Jerry, feeling insulted and betrayed, grabbed his gun, and shot his neighbor dead.

He returned home where he poured himself a stiff drink and sat down on the sofa.
 He took out his phone where he saw he had a second message from his neighbor.
 
 THE SECOND MESSAGE:
 
 Hi Jerry,

 This is Tom next door again. Sorry about the typo on my last text.

 I expect you figured it out anyway, and that you noticed that darned
 Auto-Correct changed “wi-fi” to “wife” Technology hey?
 
Regards,

Tom

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Six tiny stories-funny

{1} Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.
That’s FAITH

 

{2} When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
That’s TRUST

 

{3} Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next morning but still we set the alarms to wake up.
That’s HOPE

 

{4} We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
That’s CONFIDENCE

 

{5} We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.
That’s LOVE

 

{6} On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 91 years old … I am sweet 16 with 75 years’ experience.
That’s ATTITUDE

 

Have a good time and live your life like the six tiny stories !

 

May you always have love to share, health to spare & friends who care!

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Stop Putting Your Health In !

Wn we sit in our car and turn on the engine, we often, without thinking, turn on the A/C.  Every time we do this, we put our health, and the health of the people around us, in danger.

This occurs because when we leave our car outside, we always close the windows.  But even when we leave the car in the shade, it can accumulate 400-800 mg of benzene.

If you park the car in the sun, in a temperature higher than 16 degrees Celsius, the level of benzene can reach 2000-4000 mg, which is 40 times more than the permitted level.

By sitting in a car that had closed windows, people inhale the benzene, not knowing that this toxin affects the kidneys, the liver and the bone tissue.  Furthermore, it takes a lot of time and effort for our organisms to eliminate it.

The cars’ manuals state that we should open the car’s windows before turning on the A/C, but they don’t explain why, except that it is good for the performance of the car.

Medical Explanation:

The results of the research show that before it starts to cool the air, the air conditioner ejects all the heated air out, and with it – the benzene, a toxin that causes cancer.

Therefore, when you sit in your car, even if you don’t notice any smell of a heated plastic, open the windows for a few minutes and then turn on the A/C.  And when you turn on the car, leave the windows open for a few more minutes.

Continue practicing this habit while you are in your car in order to protect your organism from toxins, because the consequences can be extremely tragic.

future …

This will open your eyes to things beyond most of our comprehension. 

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.

Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975.
The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law.

So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years.

It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.
This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the US, young lawyers already don’t get jobs.
Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
So if you study law, stop immediately.
There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.
In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public.
Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.
You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.
You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
Our kids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.
We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide.
We now have one accident every 100,000 km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km.
That will save a million lives each year.

Most car companies might become bankrupt.
Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper.
Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change.
Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric.

Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact.
Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter.
We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.
Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.
There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with you phone, which takes your retina scan, you blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.
It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years.
In the same time, it became 100 times faster.
All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes.
Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports.
The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.
At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities.
You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.
In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building.
By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: “in the future, do you think we will have that?” and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea.
And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.
There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100$ agricultural robot in the future.
Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields.
Aeroponics will need much less water.

The first petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018.

Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.

Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.

It contains more protein than meat.

It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in which mood you are.

Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying.

Imagine a political debate where it’s being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year.

Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it’s 80 years.

The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year.

So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

Education: The cheapest smartphones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia.

Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone.

That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.

Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries.

We have already released our software in Indonesia and will release it in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because I see an enormous potential.

We will give the English app for free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year…….

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indulge in enjoyable recollection of past

 

How is this For Nostalgia?   

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms ,

It took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up,

Nobody owned a purebred dog,

When a quarter was a decent allowance,

You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

 

Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces.

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot,

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box,

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents,

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…and they did it!

When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked,

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a…’ 

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game,

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and  hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger,

And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today,

When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing  compared to the fate that awaited the student at home,

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.  Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!  But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. 

…as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula  Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and  say,

‘Yeah, I remember  that’

I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dog Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

Share  this on with someone who can still remember Howdy  Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The              Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and  Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.

How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with coloured sugar water  inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles. 
 
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes. 
 
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.

Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601).  Party lines.

Peashooters.
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Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set. 

Do You Remember a Time When:  

Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe,’ 
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’ 

‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest,

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening,

It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best 
Friends,’

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a  Slingshot,

Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures,

‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense ,

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles,

The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a  team,

War was a card game,

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a  motorcycle,

Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin,

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon,

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!   come again and see some more

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All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.


You will be really suprised by the last one (at least, I was)!!!

Think a gallon of gas is expensive? 

This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective.

Diet Snapple, 16 oz , $1.29 … $10.32 per gallon! 

Starbuck’s Reg. Coffee 16 oz, $2.10… $16.80 per gallon! 

Lipton Ice Tea, 16 oz , $1.19 … $9.52 per gallon!

Gatorade, 20 oz , $1.59 ….. $10.17 per gallon!
 

Ocean Spray, 16 oz , $1.25 .. $10.00 per gallon!  


Brake Fluid, 12 oz , $3.15 …. $33.60 per gallon!


Vick’s Nyquil, 6 oz , $8.35 … $178.13 per gallon!


Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon!
  

Whiteout, 7 oz , $1.39 ……… $25.42 per gallon!
  

Scope, 1.5 oz , $0.99 …..$84.48 per gallon!  

And this is the REAL KICKER    ….

Evian water, 9 oz , $1.49 …$21.19 per gallon!     

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$21.19 for a gallon of WATER!!

and the buyers don’t even know the source

(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?

So they can hook you for the ink.    Someone calculated the cost of the ink and….

you won’t believe it but it’s true: $ 5,200 a gal.
$ 5200 A GALLON!!!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, G-od forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!

And – If you don’t share this along to at least one person, less people will know…… !!

  May you be happy and well 

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THE ROSS SISTERS-1944 (Amazing 3 Ladies)

This was in 1944

Once they  finish singing…OMG   !!!!!

The one picking up the apple  towards the end makes me hurt just  to  watch.

During the first 50 seconds, they are just  singing, but next, what they do next, is amazing…              watch, click on link below:

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A Fantastic Collection of Photographs

 some nice sights to brighten your day !

[] A cool looking Volcano in Ethiopia has blue lava apparently due to a high sulphur content.

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An innovative playground in Copenhagen that has trampolines built into the street for the kids to jump on.

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This photo could just be the perfect mountain sunrise you’ll ever see

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Running in Florida doesn’t look that appealing.  (Whoa!!  This HAS TO BE the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades.)

Awwe

Photo of a baby deer taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

My grandparents, married 71 years.

After being married for 71 years if all you are left with is the love of your life and a couch in the woods I think you did OK

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Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur California provides a beautiful ocean cave sunset photograph.

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Some cool beach art on a beach in New Zealand. I can imagine how difficult it is to make 3D Beach Artwork.

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A look at Bavaria with lots of color in this photograph.

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The Swedish Air Force likes to camouflage it’s aircraft hangers like this jet cave hiding a fighter jet

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This Oceanside path in Spain looks like a cool place to take a hike.

Towing an iceberg offshore Newfoundland

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A beautiful photo of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Chimney Rock is on the left and Courthouse Mountain is on the right.

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Apparently these beach boulders are located at Moeraki, New Zealand and occur naturally.

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It appears that this group of Gibbons are singing together. Perhaps they’re singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“.

Buddy Hayman, Billy O’Neill, Ward Vaughn, Jimmy Hearn, Jimmy Ball, and Burton Fitch

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A cool picture of a Kingfisher with the catch of the day. The colors of this bird are just beautiful.

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If you like adventure and aren’t afraid of heights then this Extreme Mountain Bike Trail is for you to ride.

Gelada baboon

The Gelada Baboon in this photo taken in Ethiopia looks so thoughtful and wise as he sits on his mountain perch.

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Chicago

 

If you’ve ever lived in Chicago, worked in Chicago, or just visited Chicago, you will really enjoy this …

INTERLUDE…Chicago [at night in time lapsed = 5 minutes–but took 18 months to film) The Most Beautiful City

 

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Kid’s sense- funny…

 Why it is tough to be a teacher of the young.  These are young ones who listen closely to how a question is presented and answer appropriately.  Sharp kids…………

Kids make a lot of sense  …

  • Out of the mouths of babes…..
  • Teacher:  How old is your father?
  • Kid:          He is 6 years.
  • Teacher:  What?  How is this possible?
  • Kid:          He became father only when I was born.
  • (Logic!!  Children are quick and always speak their minds.)

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  • TEACHER:  Maria, go to the map and find North America.
  • MARIA:        Here it is.
  • TEACHER:  Correct.  Now, Class, who discovered America?
  • CLASS:        Maria.

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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:  Clyde, your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s.  Did you copy his?
  • CLYDE:        No, sir; It’s the same dog.
  • (I want to adopt this kid!!!)

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  • TEACHER:  Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
  • HAROLD:    A teacher.

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world’s place – VERY INTERESTING

Where is the world’s hottest place?
Guess before you check the answer.
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Death Valley   National Park     ….
The highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth was   134 degrees Fahrenheit, at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.

Where is the world’s   coldest place ?

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East Antarctic Plateau …
On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can drop to as low as -135.8   degrees Fahrenheit, which was recorded in August, 2010.

Where is the world’s   most populated city ?
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Shanghai  …
At a whopping 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants, Shanghai   is the only city that is home to over 24 million people in one city.

Where is the world’s least populated city? (the picture is the clue)
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Vatican City  
With a paltry population of 842, the city-state of Vatican City   is the smallest city and state in the world.

Where is the world’s   wealthiest city ?
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Tokyo   , Japan   ..
That tower might as well be made of gold since Tokyo tops the charts
with a GDP of $1,520 billion, beating New York City by a mere $310 billion.

Where is the world’s   poorest city in the poorest country ?
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Kinshasa   , Congo   ….
it is the poorest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is also the   poorest country in the world, at a GDP of $55 billion. Many of its residents live on less $1 a day.

What is the highest point in the world?   (this one is easy)
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Mount Everest …
Towering 29,029 feet in the air, the top of Mount Everest
is the closest you can get to touching outer space while still standing on Earth.

Where is the lowest point in the world?
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The Challenger Deep Trench
It is the lowest known natural point in the world at   35,797 ft.   below sea level at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.   Only three people have ever made it to the bottom in a submersible, one of which was filmmaker James Cameron.

What is the most photographed place   in the U.S.?
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Surprise:  the Guggenheim building in New York…
Photos have always told stories, but in today’s world of cell phone cameras and social media, that story is relayed as data to companies who monitor everything we do.    Geotagged data was culled by Sights map using a Google-based image sharing software,  and can show us the most photographed places in the world, right down to this landmark.   The strange winner is this building in New York City.  Guess it impresses a lot of visitors.

Where is the wettest spot on Earth?  (and it’s not the Amazon!)
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Mawsynram   , India  
In this city in India, it rains an average of   467.35 inches per year, and has a record of 1000 inches in 1985…much more than any rain forest!

Where is the   driest spot   on Earth?   (It’s not the Sahara!)   about:blank
The Atacama Desert …
The   600 miles of South America’s Atacama desert is recorded as the driest place on Earth, no contest.   This desert has an average of only 4 inches of rain every hundred years. Incredible, but true.

What city claims to be the   sunniest place in the U.S.?
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Yuma   , Arizona  
In this city in Arizona, the sun shines for an average of 11 hours a day.
The usual forecast is sun for 90 percent of the year, averaging a total of 4015 daylight hours each year.

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Singapore  
This city has recently beat out Tokyo, Japan, for the title of “most expensive city” for 2014.    Cars can cost between 4-6 times as much in Singapore from what they cost in the US or UK (for example, a Toyota Prius actually costs about $150,000.00 there).

Where is the   least expensive city   to live in?
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Mumbai   , India  
At the other end of the spectrum, Mumbai, India, is the cheapest place to live in the world, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index, 2014.
For some comparison, a loaf of bread that would cost $3.36 in Singapore,
would only cost $0.91 in Mumbai.  A lot of poverty brings the cost of living down.

What country consumes the   most food per capita?
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The overweight United States …
We eat an average of 3,770 calories a day each.
Shamefully, obesity is becoming more of a problem every year.

Where is the world’s   oldest city ?
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Damascus               
There’s quite a bit of controversy over which city gets to officially claim the title of “oldest continuously inhabited city.
However, Damascus is the safest bet, with evidence of civilization that extends back over 11,000 years.

Which is the   youngest country   in the world?
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South Sudan  
The people of South Sudan were formally recognized as an independent country in 2011 , making it the youngest country in the world to-date.

Which is the world’s most visited city?
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London  
After a several years of competition with Bangkok, London has regained its place as the world’s most visited city (according to MasterCard’s 2014 Global Destinations City Index).
The city sees about   18.69 million international visitors annually , generating   $19.3 billion in revenue for their city.

What is the world’s   least popular country ?
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Iran  
On that same rating scale, Iran has come in dead last (at a 79% negativity rating) for many years.   Only 15% of people polled viewed Iran in a positive light.

Where is the world’s   most dangerous   city to live in?
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San Pedro   , Honduras     …
This city averages over three murders a day .
The violence stems from the city’s role as a major hub for illegal drug and arms trafficking.

Which country consumes the   most caffeine   in the world?
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Sweden     …
The strong coffee in Sweden will put a spring in your step, and hair on your tongue.    The Swedes consume an average of 388 mg of caffeine in coffee per person, per day (that’s almost 5 Red Bulls in the U.S.).

Which country in the world   drinks the most alcohol ?
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Belarus  
In the little country of Belarus, each person above the age of 16 drinks an average of 4.62 gallons of alcohol every year.    That’s a lot of booze.

Which country is the most bicycle friendly in the world?
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The Netherlands ?>
By comparing cities using the average number of bicycle trips made daily, one city reigns supreme:
Groningen   in the Netherlands.  About 50 percent of the population commute via bike daily, making it the city with the greatest proportion of cyclists.
However, many other cities in the Netherlands have a great bicycling tradition.

Where is the world’s most energy efficient city?
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Reykjavik   , Iceland  
All of the energy and heat used by the citizens of Reykjavik, Iceland come from geothermal plants and renewable hydropower making it the most sustainable and energy efficient city in the world.    This city has also been replacing traditional buses with hydrogen-fueled buses, from which the only emissions are water.

Which country has the   longest life expectancy   in the world?
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Monaco  
According to the World Health Organization’s study from 2013, Monaco   tops the charts for longest living citizens with an average life expectancy of 87.2 years.
Men in Monaco live an average 85.3 years, and women live longer to an average of 89 years.

Which country has the   shortest life expectancy ?
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Sierra Leone   ?
On the opposite side of that coin, the population of Sierra Leone live only to an average of 47 years.
The men of Sierra Leone live to an average of 47 years old, whereas women live a little longer, an average of 48 years.   Poverty plays a big roll in their short life expectancy.

What country would qualify as the most stressed-out nation in the world because of their living conditions?
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Nigeria  
By looking at the homicide rate, the GDP per capita, continued income inequality,
corruption, lack of education opportunities and unemployment numbers, one thing is clear: Nigeria’s people are, hands-down, the most stressed out population in the world.

Which city has the highest average IQ?
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Hong Kong  
There are a lot of factors that affect an IQ score, ranging from national and personal wealth, to simply what test is used.
As a result, these findings are highly controversial, but suggest that Hong Kong has the highest IQ level, at an average of 107 points per person.

Which foreign city is the world’s most well-connected one for Internet use ?

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Seoul   , South Korea
Surprisingly, despite China’s 618 million Internet users who spend an average of 18.7 hours a week surfing the net, China   didn’t even make the top 10 for Internet connection.    Seoul   ,Korea   is a different story considering the average connection speed, availability, (including free access), openness to innovation, support of public data, and privacy/security, Seoul   , South Korea   is the champion of Internet-connectedness.
With 10,000 government supported   free WiFi spots dotting the city, and an Internet speed that goes unchallenged globally, Seoul is an Internet junkie’s paradise.

Wasn’t that interesting?  I’ll bet you learned something new.

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Beautiful in Autumn

Peak Fall Foliage Dates for 48 States

America the beautiful in autumn. Here are the predicted peak fall foliage dates for the 48 contiguous states

 

The world’s largest flower garden

 

Rainbow-colored oasis with 45 MILLION flowers is

in the middle of a desert 

 
Dubai Miracle Garden is world's biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange
 

Dubai Miracle Garden is world’s biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange

 
 
This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden. Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts
 

This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden.

Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts

 
 
Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with stunning colour combinations achieved through 45 different flower varieties and colour
 

Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with

stunning color combinations achieved through 45 different species

 
 
Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden
 

      Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, 

a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden

 
 
The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site, from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles
 

The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers

over a 18-acre site,

from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles

 
 
The spectacular bonanza provides a colourful oasis for the eyes of city workers, who can escape to the natural splendour
 

The spectacular bonanza provides a colorful oasis for the eyes of city workers,

who can escape to the natural splendor

 
 
In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally
 

In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the

rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally

 
 
These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE's flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design
 

These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE’s flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers,

a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design

 
 
At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world
 

At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world

 

 
If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy
 

If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface

irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 percent of water and energy

 
 
A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers
 

A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers

 
 
A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a colourful walkway for visiting guests
 

A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a

  colorful walkway for visiting guests

 
 

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers at the largest natural flower garden in the world

 

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colorful flowers

 
 
There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens, which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant human
 

There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens,

which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant statue

 
 
Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colourful plumages are featured in the creative attraction

 

Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colorful

plumages are featured in the creative attraction  

 
 
Even Disney characters such as Mater from Cars can be seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds
 

Even Disney characters such as Mater from the movie Cars can be

seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds

 
 
Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers
 

Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers


  If you’re considering a visit to these gardens, this is their official website:  http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
 
The Dubai Miracle Garden features over 45 flower species imported from all over the world
A multitude of shaped archways, flowerbeds and structures can be seen at the 18-acre site.

The colorful array is watered by a system that recycles waste water while avoiding evaporation.

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a quiz for people who know everything! 9-questions.

 This is a quiz for people who know everything!
These are not  trick questions.
They are straight questions with straight answers..
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving
backward?
3 Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year.
What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
 
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way.
How did the pear get inside the bottle?
 
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’ and they are all common words.     Name two of them.
 
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
      Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
 
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’
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To Quiz:
 
1 The one sport
in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the  leader until the contest ends: 
Boxing.
 
2 North American landmark constantly moving backward:Niagara Falls .. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
3 Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.
4 The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.
5 How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
6 Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…
7 Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8 The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or  in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.
 
9 Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’: Shoes,
socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
Now you can share it with others.
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Enjoying Life During Our Golden Years

 

21 Rules to Enjoying Life During Our Golden Years

Some of us have reached our golden years, and some of us have not. But these suggestions should be read by everyone. They have been collected from many a senior, each with his or her own piece of advice. Some you know, some may surprise you, and some will remind you of what’s important. So read well, share with your loved ones, and have a great day and a great life!
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1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for an investment, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries and this is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.
3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, get tested even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.
4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.
5. Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.
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6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”
7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.
8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.
9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised which old friends you’ll meet. Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.
10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them of yesterday’s wisdom that still applies today.
11. Never use the phrase: “In my time”. Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.
12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.
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13. Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. If you’ve lost your partner (our deepest condolences), then find a person to move in with you and help out. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone.
14. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer at an NGO or just collect certain items. Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.
15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.
16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.
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17. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.
18. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone – apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.
19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them.
20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in your situation.
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21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!
AND REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine.

During Our Golden Years

Some of us have reached our golden years, and some of us have not. But these suggestions should be read by everyone. They have been collected from many a senior, each with his or her own piece of advice. Some you know, some may surprise you, and some will remind you of what’s important. So read well, share with your loved ones, and have a great day and a great life!
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1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for an investment, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries and this is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.
3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, get tested even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.
4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.
5. Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.
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6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”
7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.
8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.
9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised which old friends you’ll meet. Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.
10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them of yesterday’s wisdom that still applies today.
11. Never use the phrase: “In my time”. Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.
12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.
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13. Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. If you’ve lost your partner (our deepest condolences), then find a person to move in with you and help out. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone.
14. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer at an NGO or just collect certain items. Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.
15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.
16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.
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17. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.
18. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone – apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.
19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them.
20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in your situation.
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21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!
AND REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine.
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The Villages Dating Ads…

 

 
Dating Ads for Seniors   found in a Florida Newspaper.


You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north. These are actual ads seen in ”The Villages” Florida newspaper.
( Who says seniors don’t have   
a sense of humor?)


FOXY LADY
:  
Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty,
80’s, slim, 5’4′ (used to be 5’6′),
Searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion.
Matching white shoes and belt a plus.
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LONG-TERM COMMITMENT:
Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband,
Looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot. Dizziness,
fainting, shortness of breath not a problem.
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SERENITY NOW:
I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and
meditation. If you are the silent type, let’s get together,
take our hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times.
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WINNING SMILE :
Active grandmother with original teeth seeking a dedicated flosser
to share rare steaks, corn on the cob and caramel candy.
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BEATLES OR STONES ?
I still like to rock, still like to cruise in my Camaro on
Saturday nights and still like to play the guitar.
If you were a groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen,
let’s get together and listen to my eight-track tapes.
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MEMORIES:
I can usually remember Monday through Thursday.
If you can remember Friday, Saturday and Sunday, let’s put our two heads
together.
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My favorite


MINT CONDITION
  :
Male, 1932 model, high mileage, good condition, some hair,
many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves.
Isn’t in running condition, but walks well.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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This definitely puts everything in perspective. 

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.

This has only been 104 years ago . . . Amazing!!!

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Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year,

a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and

$4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all Physicians had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which

were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax

or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering

into their country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death were:

  1. Pneumonia and influenza
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Heart disease
  5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of

all Americans had graduated from high school.

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.

(but almost everyone had a gun!)

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD . . . all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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Something to ponder——-

This is USA oriented, but Canada & the rest will not be far behind. Whether  

these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. 

But, ready or not, here they come.

Maybe not in the seniors of today lifetimes but more likely in our children’s.


  1. The Post Office

    Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

  1. The Cheque
    Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheque by 2018.  It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks.  Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check.  This plays right into the death of the post office.  If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

  1. The Newspaper
    The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper.  They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition.
    That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man.  As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it.  The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance.  They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone
    companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

  1. The Book
    You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages  I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes.  I wanted my hard copy CD.
    But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music.  The same thing will happen with books.  You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy.  And the price is less than half that of a real book.  And think of the convenience!  Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.


  1. The Land Line Telephone
    Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore.  Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it.  But you are paying double charges for that extra service.  All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.


  1. Music
    This is one of the saddest parts of the change story.  The music industry is dying a slow death.  Not just because of illegal downloading.  It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it.  Greed and corruption is the problem.  The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.  Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with.  Older established artists.  This is also true on the live concert circuit.
    To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”

  1. Television Revenues
To … the networks are down dramatically.  Not just because of the economy.  People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers.  And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV.  Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator.  Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30
seconds.  I say good riddance to most of it.  It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery.  Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

  1. The “Things” That You Own
    Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future.  They may simply reside in “the cloud.”  Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents.  Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be.  But all of that is changing. 
Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.”  That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system.  So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet.  If you click an icon, it will open something in the
Internet cloud.  If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.  And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.  In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device.  That’s the good news.  But, will you actually own
any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?”  Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical?  It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a
book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

  1. Joined Handwriting (Cursive Writing)
    Already gone in some schools who no longer teach “joined handwriting”
    because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type (pun not intended).

  1. Privacy
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy.  That’s gone.  It’s been gone for a long time anyway.  There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone.
But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View.  If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits.
“They” will try to get you to buy something else.  Again and again and again.

 

All we will have left is that which can’t be changed…….are our “Memories”.

And some of us have already lost that!!!!

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GREAT OLD PHOTOS

 

 

These were really professional photographers who took these pictures… Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are​,​ and these are over a ​hundred​ years old. These were glass plate images and taken thru a pin hole type camera; and the opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure. Developing was another tedious task during which they had to be careful not to break the glass!
 
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Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917.

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Atlantic City, 1910.

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The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.

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Station “Louisville-Nashville,” Florida, in 1910.

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Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910. Love those cars.

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The beach in Atlantic City, 1915. Note the men in coats and ties.

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Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
I didn’t realize there was so much destruction in that earthquake.

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Carts for transporting dairy Thompson, Washington, 1927. How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.

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Washington, DC, 1914. Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(throughly? must have been a popular word back in the day)

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Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916.

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Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.

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I wouldn’t want to walk across this street in a long dress.

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Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1910.

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Broad Street north of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 1905.

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View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.

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Fire at 55th Street, New York, 1915.

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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.

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Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.

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The New York Public Library, New York, 1915. Didn’t realize they had 4-laners in those days.

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Wall Street, New York, 1911. The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.

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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913. Look at those top hats!

 

 

 

The New Generation

Daughter: “Daddy, I am coming home to get married.
Take out your checkbook.
I’m in love with a boy who is far away from me.
I am in California and he lives in New York.
We met on a dating website, became friends on Facebook, had long chats on Whatsapp,
he proposed to me on Skype and
now we’ve had two months of relationship through Viper.

Dad, I need your blessings, good wishes, and a big wedding.”

Father: “Wow! Really!!
Then get married on Twitter,
have fun on Tango,
buy your kids on Amazon and pay through Paypal.
And if you get fed up with your husband….
sell him on Ebay.”

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Detroit Then & now

Check out these amazing Detroit then-and-now photos from DetroitUrbex.com. To see how the Motor City has changed over some of its 313 years, simply drag your mouse across the photos from left to right and watch Detroit transform before your eyes. To see more of DetroitUrbex’s then-and-now photos, click here.

Watch Detroit change before your very eyes

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Check out these amazing Detroit then-and-now photos from DetroitUrbex.com. To see how the Motor City has changed over some of its 313 years, simply drag your mouse across the photos from left to right and watch Detroit transform before your eyes. To see more of DetroitUrbex’s then-and-now photos, click here.

Related: More ways to celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday

The east side of Woodward, just north of Milwaukee, in New Center, seen in 1915 and 2013.

Looking west at Fort and Griswold streets. Today, the Penobscot Building, built in 1928, towers over the corner. The steeple of Fort Street Presbyterian Church in the distance is the only thing that hasn’t changed.

As Detroit’s population has disappeared to the suburbs, many of its houses have, too. This shows how the Jefferson and Conner area has changed from 1949 to 2010.

Looking north up Woodward from Jefferson in 1911 and in 2013. The tall building in the old photo is the Hotel Pontchartrain, which was replaced by the First National Building.

The intersection of Michigan and Lafayette in 1902 and 2013. This block is today renowned for its coney dogs.

Detroit was once home to many more automakers than just the Big Three. Many of them, like the Chalmers Motor Co., are nothing more than footnotes in history and grassy lots on the city’s east side.

The Packard Plant on the city’s east side was once a humming hive of production. Today, it is one of the world’s most notorious urban ruins, though plans are in the works to save it somehow.

As the neighborhood around it has disappeared, St. Albertus Catholic Church remains an anchor at St. Aubin and Canfield on the near east side. The Archdiocese closed the church, but the parish has kept it open. Its steeple is different in this photo, if you’re wondering, because a windstorm toppled it on Good Friday 1913.

For decades, tires were produced in this smoke-belching factory next to Belle Isle. Known later in its life as the Uniroyal Plant, the city bought the shuttered facility in 1981 for $5 million. Four years later, the plant was demolished, opening up a vast stretch of attractive waterfront property — but it was contaminated waterfront property. The site would sit unused and overgrown for almost 30 years, until work to clean up the property finally began in 2011.

The intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Trumbull, one of many sites of unrest in 1967 in Detroit

Rioters stand off with National Guardsmen at the corner of Hazelwood and Linwood during the 1967 riot. The neighborhood is far quieter — and more empty — these days.

Some areas of the city struck by the 1967 riot have been rebuilt, such as the corner of Goodwin and Westminster.

Detroit was once filled with neighborhood libraries, serving thriving communities. But as the city has cleared out, many of those libraries have been closed, such as the John S. Gray branch seen here.

Like the libraries, the neighborhoods once had a number of fire precincts in them, many of which have been abandoned.

Michigan Central Station, once a mighty monument to the city’s greatness, has been reduced to a monument of its fall.

The University Club was one an exclusive spot for the city’s educated movers-and-shakers. As those movers-and-shakers moved out to the suburbs, it eventually closed. Arsonists then torched the place in June 2013, and it was torn down that November.

The old Detroit Dry Dock building, also known as the Globe Trading Co. Building, was one of the city’s most historic remaining industrial sites. The state demolished most of the building, saving part of its facade for a new outdoor adventure center along the river.

The former Studebaker Plant burned in a fire in 2005 and was replaced by this housing facility for homeless veterans.

The abandoned and rundown Kendrick Manufacturing Co. was incorporated into the University Prep School.

Miller High School was closed. Today, it again serves the children of Detroit.

Orchestra Hall was left to rot after the Detroit Symphony Orchestra moved to the since-demolished Ford Auditorium. Here, see how the building looked in 1970, and how it was saved.

Orchestra Hall was left to rot after the Detroit Symphony Orchestra moved to the since-demolished Ford Auditorium. Here, see how the building looked in 1970, and how it was saved.

The Book-Cadillac Hotel was once the city’s most famous and glamorous hotel. Everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stayed there. Baseball legend Lou Gehrig collapsed on its grand staircase, the beginning of the end. The hotel closed in 1984 and was left to rot. Today, it has been reborn, a symbol of the city’s latest renaissance.

The Dequindre Cut is being converted as a rails-to-trails project from an eyesore into an asset.

The Fort Shelby Hotel closed in 1974, long a ghostly example of blight. Today, the hotel has reopened as a Doubletree Guest Suites, and its ballroom was restored.

ATTORNEY’S ADVICE – FREE

There is some advice here that is worth considering! 

Not A Joke!!   Even If you dislike attorneys..You will love them for these tips.Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

 

1….. Do not sign  the back of your credit cards. Instead, put ‘PHOTO ID REQUIRED.’ 

 

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts,  DO  NOT put the complete  account number on the ‘For’ line. Instead, just put the  last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won’t have access to it.

 

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never  have your  SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

 

4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel…. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. 

 


I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud that’s committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.

 

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have first hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month… Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more. 

 


But here’s some critical information to limit the damage  in case this happens to you or someone you know:

 

5.. We have been told we should  cancel our  credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

 

6.  Filepolice report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

 

But here’s what is perhaps  most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.) 

 


7. Call  the  3 national credit reporting organizations  immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the internet in my name. 

 

 

The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

 

By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done.. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks..

 

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:

 

1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 

 

2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742

 

3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289

 

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):
1-800-269-0271

 

We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.

 

If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about…oh, and NEVER, NEVER place your travel plans or your physical location on FACEBOOK…you may as well turn on the “welcome” sign as you walk out your front door…you’re “open season, at that point!!!   Just plain ‘ole common sense.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

 

 

If  you have not read it already!!  If you have read it again it is still great, have a wonderful blessed day!

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Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6.. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow..

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Friends are the family that we choose.

Southern Life

 

 Florida

A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the
dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the
wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

“Amazing,”
he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more.

Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue lights
flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then
120.  Suddenly he thought, “What am I doing? I’m too old for this!” and
pulled over to await the trooper’s arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the
Corvette. He looked at his watch, then said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes.  Today is Friday.  If you can give me a new reason for speeding – a reason I’ve never before heard – I’ll let you go..”

The old gentleman paused then said, “Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper.  I thought you were bringing her back.”

“Have a good day, Sir,” replied the trooper.

Georgia

The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, “Y’all graduated from the University of
Georgia and I need some help.  If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%,
how much would you take off?”

The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, “Everthang but my earrings.”

Louisiana

A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying, “When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana ..”

When asked why, he replied, “I’d rather be in Louisiana ‘cause everythang happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world.”

Mississippi

The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his
buddy, “Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”

Bubba replied, “Did y’all see who it was?”

The young man answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number.”

North
Carolina

A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road,
and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.

A passerby studied the scene as he drove by, and was so curious he turned
around and went back.  He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, “I got a flat tahr.”

The passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”

The man responded, “When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither.”

Tennessee

A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked,
“Got any ID?”

The driver replied, “Bout whut?”

Texas

The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, “Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch?
Don’t you see that sign right over your head.”

“Yep,” he replied. “That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ‘cause it says: ‘Fine For
Dumping Garbage.’”


Y’all kin say
whut y’all want ‘about the South, but y’all never heard o’ nobody retirin’ an’ movin’ North.

Oman

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About Oman

One of the most attractive travel destinations in the Middle East located on the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula with a coastline of 1,700km from the Strait of Hormuz in the north, to the borders of the Republic of Yemen in the South.
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FACTS ABOUT THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

Capital Muscat
Population 2.8 million (80% Omanis, 20% Expats)
Main Language Arabic, English is widely used
Currency Omani Riyal (OMR) – OMR1.00 = USD2.60 = EUR2.00 (Approximately)
Local time GMT +4 hours during winter and GMT+3 hours during summer
Electricity 220/240 volts AC requiring three-pin wall plugs
Shopping Souks (Arabian Markets) along with shopping malls and centers with international brands and stores.
Cuisine: International and Traditional
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Calabria-Italy

Calabria

Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy – lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is wild and mysterious, the strong and genuine flavors of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place that vacationers can enjoy in both winter and summer.

Any wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents and mysteries, can explore the Calabrian hinterland, discovering pure and unpolluted sceneries, where huge green belts alternate with blue lakes and waterfalls.

On the other hand, those who prefer basking in the warm rays of the sun and dive into a crystal-clear sea can choose from the many charming localities along the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts.

Instead those who prefer to learn about the region’s past, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, is full of splendid churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and towns where age-old traditions still survive.

The provinces of Calabria are: Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio CalabriaCosenzaCrotone and Vibo Valentia.

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Italy-Calabria

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WONDERFUL WORDS BY WHICH TO LIVE ….

 

Thoughts…..

Anger is a condition in which

The tongue works faster than the mind.

  You can’t change the past,   
But you can ruin the present By worrying over the future!


Love…and you shall be loved.


All people smile in the same language.

Everyone needs to be loved…
Especially when they do not deserve it.

The real measure of a person’s wealth
Is what he has invested in eternity.


 

Everyone has beauty
But not everyone sees it.

It’s important for parents to live
The same things they teach.
 

If you fill your heart with regrets of Yesterday and the worries of tomorrow,
You have no today to be thankful for.



The choice you make today
Will usually affect tomorrow.

Take time to laugh, for it is
The music of the soul.

Love is strengthened by working
Through conflicts together.

       Harsh words break no bones
          But they do break hearts.

      To get out of a difficulty,
        One usually must go through it.

   We take for granted the things
         That we should be giving thanks for. 
                                                                          

Happiness is enhanced by others 
   But does not depend upon others.

For every minute you are angry with someone, 
       You lose 60 seconds of happiness
        That you can never get back.
                                                                    


     Do what you can, for who you can,
   With what you have, and where you are. 

WONDERFUL  WORDS BY WHICH TO LIVE ….