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Vimal's Letter - 'Who told you that Art is dead' "I swear to every heaven ever imagined, if I hear one more dead-eyed hipster tell me that art is dead, I will personally summon Shakespeare from the grave so he can tell them every reason why he wishes he we Read more ... re born in a time where he could have a damn Gmail account. The day after I taught my mother how to send pictures over Iphone she texted me a blurry image of our cocker spaniel ten times in a row. Don’t you dare try to tell me that that is not beautiful. But whatever, go ahead and choose to stay in your backwards-hoping-all-inclusive club while the rest of us fall in love over Skype. Send angry letters to state representatives, as we record the years first sunrise so we can remember what beginning feels like when we are inches away from the trigger. Lock yourself away in your Antoinette castle while we eat cake and tweet to the whole universe that we did. Hashtag you’re a pretentious ass hole. Van Gogh would have taken 20 selflies a day. Sylvia Plath would have texted her lovers nothing but heart eyed emojis when she ran out of words. Andy Warhol would have had the worlds weirdest Vine account, and we all would have checked it every morning while we Snap Chat our coffee orders to the people we wish were pressed against our lips instead of lattes. This life is spilling over with 85 year olds rewatching JFK’s assassination and 7 year olds teaching themselves guitar over Youtube videos. Never again do I have to be afraid of forgetting what my fathers voice sounds like. No longer must we sneak into our families phonebook to look up an eating disorder hotline for our best friend. No more must I wonder what people in Australia sound like or how grasshoppers procreate. I will gleefully continue to take pictures of tulips in public parks on my cellphone and you will continue to scoff and that is okay. But I hope, I pray, that one day you will realize how blessed you are to be alive in a moment where you can google search how to say I love you in 164 different languages. " >b.e.fitzgerald (Art is a Facebook status about your winter break.)
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Gemma Five more years of David Cameron would be a disaster for Scotland. No wonder he won't debate his record
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Kirsty April Love 2015 Day 16: 10 Years ago... April 10 years ago, I had just arrived in Japan. I'd left a fantastic teaching job at a leading private school in Brisbane to follow my desire to teach English in Japan. I had in my mind that to be a good Japa Read more ... nese teacher, I needed to spend at least a year living in Japan, immersed in the culture and collecting every piece of Japanese paraphernalia that I could in order to share it with my future students. It was one of the most challenging years of my life - I was away from my (now ex) boyfriend, it was my first experience of living out of home and I had no idea how to take care of myself (or that water pipes could freeze or that you could get yourself locked INSIDE your house). I sometimes wonder why I pushed so hard to get to Japan but I realise that the experience has shaped so much of who I am now and what I know about myself... 10 years ago I learnt that I could survive on my own, not just on my own but in a country with a completely different language and culture. 10 years ago, I learnt about work/life balance in a workplace that didn't value it... and, most importantly, 10 years ago I met a yoga teacher who changed my life forever. I often wonder if I hadn't gone to Japan if I might be married with kids rather than almost 33, single and still wandering. Who knows. But now, 10 years on, I've just got rid of all of that Japanese paraphernalia I collected and held in storage. In fact, I'm getting rid of much of my material possessions as I now set off on another overseas adventure. This time lead by a gentle tug at my heart, and not by my head...
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Sri Sigiriya History Sigiriya Rock Fortress of Sri Lanka is situated in Matale district near Dambulla. It can be reached along Colombo- Habarana highway by turning towards east from Inamaluwa. Proceeding about 10 km from Inamaluwa and passing Kimbissa t Read more ... ownship one arrives at Sigiriya. Before Sigiriya became a Kingdom, Sigiriya Rock base and the places such as Pidurangala which were endowed with many caves and a temple had been dwelled by Buddhist monks from around 3rd Century BC. It is also found that these areas had been inhabitant by people prior to King Kassapa's rein. Many caves have Brahmi Inscriptions dating back from 3rd Century BC to 1st century AD. After King Mahanama who ruled Anuradhapura from 410- 432 AD, a prince named Dhatusena became the King of Anuradhapura in 459 AD, defeating the Indian invader 'Pandu'. King Dhatusena was the ruler who constructed Kala Wewa or the Kala Wewa Tank, by building a dam across Kala Oya , which is a small river type. The man-made 54 mile long Yoda Ela, which takes water from Kala Wewa to Tissa Wewa is considered as an Irrigation engineering wonder even at the present day. It has a gradient of 6 inches per mile along the first 17 miles , which means the level different is just over 8 feet even after the first 17 miles along the canal. During his rein the famous full-relief Aukana Buddha statue was constructed out of a rock which stands 42 feet high. He had two sons from two of his queens. Mugalan [ also called as Moggallana ] from the head queen and Kassapa's [ also called as Kashyapa ] from a companion queen. Prince Kashyapa, with the help of the general of the army of King Dhatusena, named Migara, got his father killed and became the King. Prince Mugalan, fearing for his life, escaped to India. The Buddhist Bhikkus and the people were against his conduct and favoured Price Mugalan for the rulership. Fearing that Mugalan will come with an army from India to avenge him at a later day, King Kassapa decided to make Sigiriya as his kingdom. During his rule of eighteen years from 477 AD to 495 AD Sigiriya Kingdom was created. It is believed that he sought the refuge of Sigiriya rock for his safety fearing for his life. After 18 years, Prince Mugalan came with an army from India to fight with King Kassapa. During the battle Kassapa killed himself thus Mugalan became the King. He went back to Anuradhapura and ruled the country from there and handed over Sigiriya back to the Buddhist priests. Sigiriya as a Kingdom was abandoned in around 1150 AD and was almost forgotten for the next seven centuries Though King Kashyapa is not regarded in high esteem in Sri Lankan history due to his dubious conduct, he is credited as the ruler with unsurpassed imagination put into reality to create a Sri Lankan style marvel of high calibre art and engineering skills that could even challange the otherr world structures at that time, which definitely is amazing even in the 21st century with whatever is remaining as ruins of Sigiriya Kingdom.
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There is a boy wonder in Kavalapur village, who is just 8 years old, but can give a complex to racers. Ratnajith Vijay Patil is a master behind the wheels of the tractor and he can do wheelies and drift with his mean machine. The boy’s enthusiasm f Read more ... or driving was noticed by his uncle Dhananjay Patil. Ratnajith learnt how to drive at the age of seven and can do daredevil stunts with his tractor
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Bayou God's Wonderful Ways Da Word "How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!" Romans 11:33 Da Message Now that we have spent a few days discussing the importance of catching a vision of the special contribution God wants us to ma Read more ... ke through our lives, we ask ourselves: What happens next? Usually, the next step after catching a vision is to see it die. There is a special reason for this: our vision often contains a combination of godly concerns and human perspectives, so God has to engineer a way whereby the godly concerns remain and the human perspectives are changed to divine perspectives. His way of doing this is to cause the vision to die. This is a Biblical principle that can be traced from Genesis to Revelation. The vision Abraham received of being the father of a great nation "died" when he found his wife was barren. The vision Moses received "died" when he was rejected by his people and was forced to flee into the desert for forty years. Why, we ask, does God bring a vision to birth and then allow it to die? For this reason: the waiting time in which we find ourselves during the death of a vision is God's classroom for the development of godly character in us. It is in the waiting time, as the vision "dies", that such qualities as patience, persistence, perseverance and self-control are built into us. Has God given you in the past a vision of something that you knew was definitely from Him - but now the vision has died? Then don't be discouraged. This is the way God works. He is using the waiting time to change your ideas to His ideas and your perspectives to His perspectives. Selwyn Hughes Da Prayer O my Father, I stand in awe at the wonder of Your ways. Forgive me that so often I have viewed the time of waiting as tedious rather than transformative. Now my perspectives are different. Lead on, dear Father - I want to learn more. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen Da Reading Romans 11:25-36
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Graeme
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Good Have you prayed and asked God – How long? How long will your trials last? How long until God answers your prayers? How long must you wrestle with your thoughts? How long must you suffer with sorrow? None of us are immune from difficulties and Read more ... heartache. All of us fall on hard times and have moments when we wonder…God – are you there? Do you see what’s happening to me? David’s lament in Psalm 13 is raw. I have to be honest, you won’t find me praying a prayer like this in a prayer circle at church. Even if I am wondering why God seems to not be answering, I pray politely. You know what I mean? I like to put a smile on and display strength in adversity. Maybe it’s the way I was raised or it’s my personality…but most likely – it’s my pride. All of scripture is God-breathed. Psalm 13 is God’s very Word. “How Long O Lord?” David asks. And so in Psalm 13:5 & 6 we see how David responds in the midst of waiting. 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me. I love how verse 5 begins… “But I have trusted in your steadfast love!” God’s love is steadfast, never ending, and unconditional. It is in times of waiting that we need to reminded of all that God has already done for us. He sent his son, Jesus, as a baby – “Immanuel” God with us, who went to the cross and paid for all of our sins. That is enough to rest and rejoice in. David goes from crying out to God — to singing in 6 short verses! This reminds me of one of my favorite worship songs – 10,000 Reasons (by Matt Redman). The first stanza says: The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning It’s time to sing Your song again Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me Let me be singing when the evening comes Oh friends, whatever passes, whatever lies before us – may we be singing when the evening comes! Stanza 2 says: You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger Your name is great, and Your heart is kind For all Your goodness I will keep on singing Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find Yes! He is rich in love and for all His goodness, we will keep on singing! Stanza 3 says: And on that day when my strength is failing The end draws near and my time has come Still my soul will sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years and then forevermore Amen! As we ask God “how long?”, may we simultaneously still sing His praise unending. 10,000 years and then forevermore. Walk with the King, Courtney
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Pat Here is my letter to the editor for Autism Awareness month. Excuse me. Could I talk to you for just a minute? Yes, you, the mom of the "normal" child. It's me, the mom of that autistic child. It seems like you have been misinformed about a few thing Read more ... s and I'd like to help clear them up. You seem to believe that all autistic children are all the same. They sit somewhere rocking back and forth, never speaking and hitting their heads against the wall. Really? All children are unique, on or off the spectrum. My autistic child is just as verbal as your "normal" child. In fact, he began to speak at only 5 months old, about 6 months BEFORE the average "normal" child. You believe that autistic children aren't smart. Well, my autistic child scored 130 on the same IQ test that your "normal" child got a 110. In case you don't know, the higher the score the better. I'm not saying your child is dumb, I'm just saying mine isn't either. My autistic child is right in general education classes with yours, at times even in advanced classes, just like any other child. One of my favorites is that you believe that people with Asperger's Syndrome don't have the ability to feel what "normal" people feel, they can't sympathize or empathize. While your child was in class with my mine stomping all over my child's feelings while giving a current events report on how AS people go in shooting up schools because the don't have emotions, my AS child was saving his birthday money to buy food for the less fortunate. Oh, and before I forget, in case the teacher of that class happens to be reading this, shame on you!! You had a copy of my child's IEP. You know the diagnosis and you just let that "normal" child keep talking, never speaking up with the truth. On that same note, my child, the who doesn't feel things like everyone else, has been bullied by your "normal" child to the point that statistically he will likely one day quit school or even commit suicide. You may wonder how I know so much about what you think since we've never met. Well, if it's not already obvious, your ignorance has been spilling out of the mouths of your children for a few years now. I hope this will help clear a few things up for you. Now you can have one of those "mature conversations" with your "normal" child, only this time you can talk about the truth. Autistic children like mine are everywhere, you never know who is near you and how hard your words hit them. With a little awareness you could make a positive difference for a lot of children who could really use some positive.
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Nicole When Nicholas (my 7 years old) tries on new shoes he always has to sprint in the store to see if they will make him run fast.
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General EVER WONDER WHAT IT'S LIKE BACKSTAGE AT GH??? A young man who has worked on the show in the past agreed to an interview with about.com, asking that only his first name be used - Jack. He has had the opportunity to appear as an extra on General Hospi Read more ... tal several times. Jack talks about the set: "I've basically worked at the Metro Court Café and Kelly's. The set-up they have there is extremely efficient. All the sets are back to back, on one huge sound stage. It looks like a shopping center – a mall with stores on both sides, and you walk straight down the center. The rooms are all good sized, approximately 20 x 15 square feet, maybe 25 x 20 square feet each, though they look even bigger on TV. They can move easily from set to set that way. If they do five scenes at Kelly's, for instance, they do them all at once but chronologically. There's a TV above the set on the rafters where the lights are so you can keep track of what's going on." Learning lines: "Nobody uses a prompter there. Every once in a while, someone forgets his or her lines. But some of them have been on the show for so many years, they get into a rhythm going, and if they lose it because of a line change or forgetting a line, they may need a take or two to get the rhythm back. Sometimes somebody changes a line because when they act it out, it sounds off. They will shoot ideas back and forth. The actors know their characters so well, they know when something doesn't sound right. There are always scripts on set. Everyone has a script in hand until action is called, and they rehearse up until they call action." On how many takes each scene takes: "Sometimes two or three times, four at the most. A lot of times, that's for coverage; they want to give the editor options. They have four cameras going, too. The stage manager speaks over a loudspeaker, kind of a disembodied voice." The cast schedule: "They start early and end at about 6 o'clock. They don't go too late. They may have to work later once in a while, but not when I've been there. Lunch is about 12. The commissary – mostly the crew goes there. People kind of live in their dressing rooms. I think the cast takes lunch to the dressing room. There's also an area on the set that you can use as a lunchroom. The green room is very open with windows all around it, nice and comfortable. In the morning, they have bagels, coffee and doughnuts there. The cast goes to the green room and rehearses lines, work out what's going to happen in the scene, and they do some walking around, kind of blocking it themselves. You always see people studying their scripts." Jack reveals: "The environment is extremely relaxed. On prime time, you don't even exist. I mean, you walk by someone, they don't even look at you. The General Hospital set is the complete opposite of that." To read the interview in full click here: http://generalhospital.about.com/od/actorinterviews/a/DayontheSet.htm
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Liu Greetings. I’ll tell you a bit about myself in case you had any mild curiosity about whereabouts I’m from and what I do. At a glance most would just refer to me as a Bulldog, which is generally true. Use of that term to describe me and dogs with Read more ... a similar look gained popularity in the 1500’s as we were used in a rousing sport known as bull-baiting. Humans would put a good bunch of us little dogs together with a bull and bet on which of us would take it down. A few hundred years of this (as well as other spin offs such as bear-baiting) led to most of us being bred shorter, stockier and with looser skin that can handle being bitten or torn without killing us. Yes, in many ways I look the way I look because people have strange taste in entertainment and too much time. Not a lot has changed, luckily though they now prefer me laying on the couch or chasing a tennis ball. Makes me wonder what we’ll be doing another few hundred years from now. [Ryan Nimmo]
"No More Bulls" (不再决斗)
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Greetings. I’ll tell you a bit about myself in case you had any mild curiosity about whereabouts I’m from and what I do. At a glance most would just refer to me…
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A How many of you have the Timehop app? Anyone else get a little sad when they see their kids looking so little? Time flies! Cherish every moment. The meltdowns were long and hard. Understanding his speech was difficult. His sleep schedule was pure Read more ... hell and non existent. Therapy was intense and long.... But looking back, i miss those days. He was so full of wonder and innocence. He's only 8 (almost 9) now, but he has changed so much in just 3 years. Yet it all seems like it was only yesterday. Just me? *sniff* #momhormones
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Loving Team Buddy! Buddy has a new heart brother, Floyd. Floyd needs our help. Floyd needs our prayers. Please donate if you can, pray for the mirical Floyd needs. Do you all remember the look of dispair that Buddy had? Floyd looks like that, let's all p Read more ... itch in to help EDR get Floyd the medical help he needs. Let's help Floyd have the chance to be happy like HRH King Buddy. The donation links are listed below at the end of the post. Buddy sends pibble kisses and lovin to all his special peoples for helping Floyd.
Eagle's Den Rescue
FLOYD’S STORY I slept last night. It was a good night. I dreamed I was a happy, carefree pup … never touched by uncaring hands. I ran through a meadow that was the greenest I have ever seen, beneath the bluest sky. I ran all the way down a small Read more ... hill to the wonderfully clear pond just beyond that grass. I could feel the water splashing my face as I jumped in … and I swam and swam and swam some more. There were no people in my dream. I was happy. Then I woke up. That was the best dream I have had in a very long time. I think it was the best dream ever, unless I go back to when I was a very young pup with stars in my eyes and hope in my heart. But, then, the memory of my puppyhood is buried somewhere in my mind. It is buried so far and so deep, I am not sure I can ever pull those memories up and look at them again. The memory of what was real is too harsh, too fresh, too … well … too there. What was real is torture to even remember. It is a place called hell, where evil lives and breathes. It is a place where human hands will hit a dog, punch and hold a dog down until he cannot move and can barely breathe. It is a place where feet will kick a dog until he is lying on his side, wondering which kick may end his life and the unbearable pain. It is a place where strangers point and say “Pit Bull … Kill him.” And those strangers not only close their eyes to a dog’s pain … they do not care because, well … I am just a Pit Bull. And hell is a place where a dog is not a best friend, but is a toy to amuse the evil that lives there. It is a place where a dog is raped at man’s will and then starved. It is a place where a dog is used up and then thrown away. There was a time when I thought things could change. I am sure there was such a time because had I been this hopeless for three years, surely death would have taken me by now. But the memories of the hope for change are buried just a little less deep than those puppyhood memories. So when you ask me to tell you about myself, I will tell you, I am a bit confused today. You see, I was all used up and thrown away … but … well … Yesterday was a very strange one indeed for me. And maybe that is not where you would have me start. But sometime, a very long time ago, I learned to take one moment at a time. And every moment without pain or fear was a good one. I have had very few good moments in my life. Yesterday, I had a few good moments. So it is very fresh in my mind. I would like to remember it, cherish it, if that is ok with you. Starting there, perhaps I can go back a bit and tell you how I came to be the hopeless, beaten down dog I am today. Maybe those happy moments will give me the strength to face what it is I wish I could erase from my mind. Yesterday someone came and took me from the animal shelter. Strangely enough, sitting in that animal shelter with the smell of despair and hopelessness all around me, the smell of death stronger than I have ever known it to be, was the best my life has been … the life I can remember anyway. The entire time I was there people would pass by me. A few would stop and talk, and I could see something in their eyes that I had never seen in a human’s eyes before. I could feel the urgency they had for me to leave that place of shelter, that place where I had regular meals and a bit of medicine to help me get through some long days and nights. The water was fresh and it was always there; and, no one tried to hurt me. But they were telling me if I did not leave soon, if I could not find a home or rescue, then I would die. I tried to let them know there are things much worse than death. I knew these people who took up time with me could never understand that. You see, I could hear them and understand them. They knew Heart Speak. That was strange enough in and of itself. And I absolutely understood these people with such huge hearts could never understand the pain and torture that was my life. They could never grasp the idea that there are, indeed, things much worse than death. Then, one day not so long ago, on a day you people have named Wednesday, the mood of those people who know Heart Speak changed. I could smell the urgency and the desperation that fumed from their bodies when they stopped at my kennel. Their eyes held a sorrow almost as deep as the sorrow I felt. I knew and understood exactly what that meant. My time in the shelter was coming to an end. There would be a last meal and the walk that none of the dogs in the shelter really want to take; then there would be Rainbow Bridge. There would be that beautiful place where all dogs go and can live free without pain, never to know sorrow and despair again … that is where I would go, if there is such a place. And OH I HOPED THERE WAS SUCH A PLACE. But regardless, it was a walk that I knew was inevitable for me. While other dogs there in that place of shelter wanted so badly for a person to come in and fall in love with them, take them home and far away from that last walk, I knew no one would want me. I was used up and people do not want a dog that is used up. I had known from the start and I tried to reach out and help the only kind people I have ever known understand that it would all be ok; that a pitiful life was coming to an end and they should be happy for me. But, these Heart Speak people didn’t give up and I didn’t die that day. Instead, I was given a few more days and I was given some medicine for pain that has been there so long and runs so deep I cannot even tell you exactly where it is. And the mood changed yet again. There was an excitement in the air. The urgency was still there but now the despair had changed to something I just did not understand. It was a very strange something. It was a feeling that made me try and pull memories from that very deep place in my mind. And for the next five days, I could feel this and my own feelings went from confused to … well … there was that feeling, that very strange feeling. I pushed it away as best I could because when something feels that wonderful, the fall down is even greater and hurts so much worse. So I did what I have done for so long now. I waited. Then yesterday came and the feeling became even stronger. It was so intense I could feel it making my legs tingle. I could feel my tail start to wag, something it has not done in a very long time. But that caused more pain, so I tried to push that feeling away … I would rest some more and wait some more. I would pace some more when the pain became so much I could not be still. But, in the end, I imagined I would be taking that walk that would lead me to Rainbow Bridge sooner rather than later. Then I could see one of those Heart Speak people walking toward my kennel with something on her face I did not recognize. As she got closer, the dog in the kennel nearest to me yelled out, “She is smiling. Someone has a home.” So I turned to go and wait some more … but she came to MY kennel. She stopped at MY kennel. I do not remember the leash being put on and can barely remember being led away. I was stunned. I was taking a walk, but it was not THE walk. Who in the world wanted to give me a home? What in the world had happened to make someone see something in me beyond the scars and the pain? And in the midst of that utter confusion, a panic was gnawing in the pit of my gut. If the people who wanted to give me a home were anything like my old people … well … that other walk would be better. Still, the strange feeling that this wonderful Heart Speak person had radiating from her heart, from her very soul, kept me moving in the direction she would have me go. I was allowed time to say goodbye to a few of the other dogs I had talked to in the dead of night. And then we walked beyond that place of shelter out into a world that was brighter than I have ever known it to be. There were kind hands reaching out to touch me as I passed. I wondered if these people who have managed to keep Heart Speak alive inside their souls could understand what my heart was saying. Or was my heart really saying anything? A dog never really loses his ability for Heart Speak, but it can be beaten down so far that no one can hear it. When a dog is beaten, kicked, starved, raped, and tortured their entire lives … why would the heart continue to sing? And I knew that was true for me. Then, before I had time to really think much about it at all, I was getting in the back seat of a car and being given treats. OMD those were the best. And there were those kind hands helping me when I would drop one of my treats. There were kind words and something one of the other dogs in the shelter had called compassion. It was a remarkable time and lasted for many moments. Those are the best moments of my life. Those are the moments I hope I can hold on to forever. I hope I never again have reason to bury those moments. But, before I get too carried away with the hoping … something I have come to know was that wonderful feeling I could not quite identify back in the shelter, I should tell you, it is very hard for me to trust the wonderful feelings. So I am here now in a vet’s office where there is a lot of compassion and many, many wonderful feelings … and when I closed my eyes last night to sleep, I had that wonderful dream. And this morning, while the vet’s office is still very quiet and many are still sleeping, I remember those special moments from yesterday … those moments when people were kind to me and cared about me. And in the stillness of this morning I wonder if those people are thinking about me. Before they closed their eyes to sleep last night did they think about me and wonder what in the world had happened to make me the dog I am. Did they say a prayer to the Great Creator of All Life and ask that I be watched over? Was all that concern and love I felt real? And now there is a new fear churning inside me. I have never known kindness and I never really expected yesterday to last. But those moments in that car awakened something inside of me that I have kept buried for a long time. The Heart Speak people on that wonderful ride to the vet yesterday helped me to vaguely remember the last time I had hope. It was when all of the hope and dreams I may have had for any kind of good future at all died. It was sometime after the hurt and torture began … when I realized beyond all doubt that closing my eyes would not make the pain go away. It did not make the evil that attacked me day after day stop and it did not help me to hide from him. And, much worse, those other people all around me back then closed their eyes when he hurt me. When they closed their eyes, my pain and torture simply did not exist for them. But it was all still there for me and so much worse because there was no one to believe in … and no one to believe in me. So the hope died and was buried somewhere so deep inside of me that it would never surface again unless there was a miracle. And now, looking back at that moment of lost hope, my greatest fear is that I will have to experience that again. I heard I will be going to a place known as Eagle’s Den and that the people there are the ones who had me brought from that shelter. They plan to help me heal and be “a great dog, living the life I was almost meant to have.” But what happens when they find out all I have lived through? Will they think less of me? When they learn what brought me to this point in my life, what caused this terrible pain that never stops, will they still want to help me? Will they still want me? Will they even think I am worthy of being wanted? Or will they just close their eyes and walk away like so many others have done? So, when you ask me to tell you about my life, well … the only life I really have are those few moments yesterday. I have those wonderful moments, the dream last night, and the promise of being cared for by eagles in a den. And I have this fear gnawing at me, asking if today will be the day they learn the secret I carry deep inside. It is a secret that causes me to feel shame and guilt. Other dogs in the shelter kept telling me it was not my shame, not my guilt … and some of those dogs who seem to have an understanding of these Heart Speak people told me with a great amount of certainty that Heart Speak People would never believe the torture from my past is my fault. And that may be true. But what of the eagles at that den? I understand there are people there. Are they Heart Speak people? Will they believe in me and fight for me when they know the truth? Something deep inside of me is saying they already know, but it is so hard to trust. And there is this thing I have heard that my healing and going to that life they say I was always meant to have … well … it depends on Rescue Angels. I want to believe in those Angels. OMD! I WANT TO BELIEVE! But I also know how hard the fall can be when hope dies. And this is where I guess I end the story of me. It may not be what you expected; but, for now, it is all I have to offer. In time, I may be able to share the pain and torture with you. I may be able to speak out and against all that happened in my life. If those people really are a VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS ... and if there be angels … maybe my story will be told to help others like me. IF ONLY THERE BE ANGELS… From the Heart of an abused Dog, Floyd Please help us help Floyd. Let’s show him there are Rescue Angels that will take the long walk back to a wonderful life with him. If he cannot speak, we will be his voice. If he cannot walk, we will carry him. If he cannot hope, we will hope for him. And every day and night we will keep him safely in our hearts and prayers. WE BELIEVE IN FLOYD. Say a prayer for this wonderful boy and offer him your love and support. He will know, even if you are across the ocean from him. Love and hope travel on the wings of Angels and will land deep in to Floyd’s heart where the hope has been buried for so long. If you can donate, your donation is needed. Every dollar counts. If 100 people give a dollar each … and then they share Floyd’s story and a hundred of their friends give a dollar … It adds up to giving Floyd what he needs to survive and then live the life he was always meant to have. Floyd’s Fund Raiser: https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/if-there-be-angels-for-floyd/338156 Or you can send your donation to Pay Pal @ eaglesdenrescue@live.com You can use the Quick Link if you want, but please remember you cannot leave a note here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CF7XNPKP9QFWE Snail Mail: Floyd c/o Eagle’s Den Rescue 1453 Campbell Road Clarkton, NC 28433 We will provide vet information for Floyd as soon as we can clear it with the vet. Please know your love and prayers, your words of encouragement are wonderful gifts and are needed. Never apologize for giving them. And never apologize for a “too small” donation. There is no such thing. Light a Candle for Floyd: http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=FLOYD (The candles burn out after 48 hours so please return and re-light your candle until Floyd is well.) Buy a tee shirt that says you are a VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS … only seven days left in the campaign. If we do not sell 50 shirts, you will not be charged. http://www.booster.com/edrfaith And please, keep Floyd in your heart & prayers. Thank You for All You Do … You Sustain Us, ~Beth~ ~EDR~
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Character Hoagy Carmichael --Composer, Singer, Character Actor in Films Hoagy Carmichael, byname of Hoagland Howard Carmichael (born November 22, 1899, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.—died December 27, 1981, Rancho Mirage, California), American composer, sing Read more ... er, self-taught pianist, and actor who wrote several of the most highly regarded popular standards in American music. Carmichael’s father was an itinerant electrician, and his mother earned extra money for the family as a pianist for dances and silent movies; from her, Carmichael absorbed the basics of playing the piano. He was strongly influenced by ragtime music and by the music he heard from black families and churches in his neighbourhood. As a teenager, he made every effort to hear and play as much jazz as possible, studying in Indianapolis, Indiana, with pianist Reginald DuValle and traveling to Chicago to hear Louis Armstrong. While studying at Indiana University in Bloomington (LL.B., 1926), Carmichael led a small jazz band that had some success playing for college dances throughout the Midwest. In the spring of 1924, Carmichael became friends with Bix Beiderbecke after engaging the young cornetist to play for several fraternity parties. Carmichael’s first composition, “Free Wheeling,” was retitled “Riverboat Shuffle” when recorded by Beiderbecke and his band, the Wolverines, later the same year; the recording subsequently became a jazz classic. After graduating from college, Carmichael practiced law in Florida for a brief period. During this time, he happened to hear a recording of his song “Washboard Blues,” by Red Nichols and his Five Pennies. Surprised that the song had been recorded and encouraged by this mark of success, he abandoned law and moved to New York City to embark on a career as a musician and composer. He recorded a version of his song “Stardust” in 1927; the song, an instrumental until fitted with lyrics by Mitchell Parrish in 1929, attracted little notice at first. In 1930 Isham Jones and his Orchestra had a hit with the song, and it went on to become one of the most renowned and most recorded standards in all of American music. During his stay in New York, Carmichael became friends with the young lyricist Johnny Mercer; the two collaborated on several songs throughout the years, with “Lazy Bones” being their first hit in 1933. Other hits composed during Carmichael’s years in New York include “Lazy River,” “Rockin’ Chair,” and “Georgia” (also known as “Georgia on My Mind”). Carmichael moved to Hollywood, California, in 1936. There he composed songs for films and found additional success as a CHARACTER ACTOR, often playing the role of a philosophical and world-weary piano player, as in To Have and Have Not (1944). His hit songs for movies include “Two Sleepy People,” “Small Fry,” “Heart and Soul,” “Ole Buttermilk Sky,” “The Nearness of You,” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” which won an Oscar for the best film song of 1951. One of his best-known compositions of the 1940s was “Skylark,” another collaboration with Mercer, and a song that reflected Carmichael’s jazz influences in that, according to one music scholar, it “seemed to have the improvisations built right into the melody.” As the golden age of American popular song waned during the advent of rock and roll in the 1950s, Carmichael continued to write songs—including such minor hits as “My Resistance Is Low” and “Winter Moon”—but had no more major successes as a songwriter. He also acted in a variety of television roles, such as his recurring dramatic part on the western series Laramie during the 1959–60 season. He never stopped composing, although most of his later songs were never recorded. One notable exception was a collection of children’s music released in 1971, Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop. Mostly, he devoted his later years to his hobbies of golf and coin collecting. Carmichael wrote two well-received volumes of memoirs, The Stardust Road (1946) and Sometimes I Wonder (1965). After Carmichael’s death, his family donated his archives and personal effects to his alma mater, Indiana University, which opened the Hoagy Carmichael Room in his honour in 1986. (Credit: Encyclopaedia Britannica)
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The Every year since I was born I have received a birthday card from my Great-Aunt Marj. As far as I can recall, I have only met her one or two times yet over the years as I have moved, first to college and then a few times since we have been married, sh Read more ... e has continued to update my address and send me a birthday card. Aunt Marj is now into her 90s and I can't help but wonder how many, many people she has touched with a thoughtful birthday card each year. If she remembers me, a girl she has only met once or twice, I'm sure there are hundreds more who benefit from her kindness. Every card has a special note about my family and the words, "Carry on. The best is yet to come" Every year these words remind me that life is beautiful and that I need to embrace even the hardest moments of motherhood and remember to enjoy the journey. Also, a simple act of kindness can make someone's day. It reminds me of the words of a favorite hymn. "Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad or made someone feel glad? If not I have failed indeed." Simple acts of kindness can make all the difference. A smile, a compliment, a kind note. It doesn't have to be fancy or frilly. I think sometimes we get caught up in the mindset that we can't visit our neighbor or friends without bringing a gift with a corresponding saying and "Pinteresty" tag and so we don't visit at all. As a mom, I know that the days can be long and often lonely. But I also know that the best way to get over a bad day is by serving someone else and looking outward. For anyone who may be struggling today, I hope you will remember the words of my Aunt Marj: "Carry on. The best is yet to come." #CarryOn #TheBestIsYetToCome
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Free http://www.monstermmorpg.com/Banners Clefairy then takes out a giant sieve to "sieve" out the opponents, leaving behind only Karen's #Umbreon. Having very little funding, the academy was in very bad shape but the building was later renovated as a Read more ... sign of gratitude from Professor Oak for Crystal helping him in his research. On the lower part of its lobster-like tail is a triangular patch of yellow. http://www.monstermmorpg.com/Avatars restress Spenser's Venusaur was the second Pokémon chosen by Spenser to go against Ash. The #Whiskers Pokémon was defeated by Ash's Swellow. A Bellsprout worked with several other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua at the park to attack him, angry at Zorua for what Zoroark did to the city. http://www.monstermmorpg.com/Register epizoa The following 65 pages are in this category, out of 65 total. Houndoom are generally very protective, alert, headstrong, intelligent, and very focused. It was seen lying down, which Seymour described as it "drying out" #because of the significant increase of light sources inside Mt. http://www.monstermmorpg.com/Natures dermopathy Minun will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code: In Pokémon FireRed and #LeafGreen, other than the significant graphical enhancements, the laboratory also has two plants in the entrance, a mysterious machine, books on the floor, two regular machines in the corner, and a window. What Diglett looks like underground is a mystery, a fact that has sparked many fan interpretations over the years. http://www.monstermmorpg.com/Login sulky It stands on its other two legs, which are long, segmented and insect-like in shape. Mantine's appearance changes from that of its pre-evolution in several ways. However, when he went to challenge Sabrina, it was nowhere to be found. http://www.monstermmorpg.com/Abilities unsleek #nerf #wholesale #sonic
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World THE ADVENTURES OF LARA Episode 12 ::::::********:::::::: Tony watched Lara as she tucked him bed. She've not been herself ever since she went to see her mother two weeks ago. No more the cheerful-smiling Lara, the old Lara seem to be creeping back in Read more ... place. "Good night." she whispered turning to leave. "Lara?" he called out, just as she held the door knob. "Yes?" she didn't look back. "Can we talk?" his voice was low. "Can't wait till morning?" she asked irritated. "Please..." he sounded desperate. With a sigh, lara turned and walked up to him. "so?" she said crawling up the bed beside him. "Lara..." he began, taking her hands. She pulled away, he expected that too. "Errm, I just wanna ask if you're alright? Ever since you came from your mother's place You've been moody....errrmm, is anything wrong?" he said in a cool voice. Lara looked away. Why's he asking her that? He cares? "I'm fine." she sighed. "I know you are, but deep within you are troubled, talk to me Lara..." He said soothingly. She looked at him briefly, he doesn't sound like Tony at all, did the illness change him? "Is there anything the doctor said about your health apart from your legs?" she asked. Tony felt his heart beat increase. "Your mother told you right?" his voice was faint. "she did, and I wonder why you never told me that..." she replied getting off the bed. "Lara...I just felt you shouldn't know, I know it'l hurt you.." "It hurts more that I heard it from someone else..." her voice was rising. "I'm sorry, its just that....errmm... Lara please, understand me...." he looked confused. "Understand you? Of course you know Lara is daft! An Illiterate can never understand!" her voice became harsh. "No Lara...what I mean is that, I would be treated, and everything would become fine..." he tried to explain. Lara shook her head slowly. "Your legs will be treated not your ....your...your...Impotency!" she replied angrily. Tony's eyes narrowed, he looked hurt. He wore a painful look that made Lara regret her words. "That's not true Lara..its just that...that...some things got complicated...once my spinal cord gets back in place, I'll normal again..." his voice was shaky. "Normal again? Were you normal before?" Lara made a face. "When you were busy sleeping around Sophia...have...have ...you ever thought if...if...if...I'm human with needs?" tears filled her eyes. "This marriage is almost two years now..and...and..." sobs choked her. "Lara please, I know I've wronged you...but please..." he was crying too. "I guess you want me stay right? But how am I sure you aint trying to be nice just because you're ill! I'm sure when you get back on your feet again; you'l become the real Tony, and I'll no longer be Lara but a daft-illiterategirl!" Lara said angrily, before turning to leave the room. "Lara please wait" he called after her. But she left banging the door behind her. Tony stared at the door in horror. He knew he was doomed, should Lara decide to end the marriage. He was at her mercy. "God help me!" he clasped his palms in prayer. Maybe she was right, that if he gets on his feet, he might not regain his manhood! Perhaps the doctor lied to him? The doctor told him, all would be well... "Tony you are in deep mess:" he muttered fighting back tears. If Lara should leave him, he won't survive it. He might lose his life, cos he was madly in love with her. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND REVIEWS ON THE STORY SO FAR. Next episode by 4pm today.
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Just PART 19: A story about Honduras, God helping us when our heart is crushed, and the Anointing. This was before Bryan's accident. Please click like on this post (helps it circulate), before clicking pic to read. You can also click the like button on my Read more ... page and from that same button select get notifications of when I post new art or stories. Feel free to share. Thank you so much! God bless! https://www.facebook.com/Propheticartjustforyou
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PART 19: I'm changing gears to a deeper place that is harder to share, but in the sharing, it shines a light on God's grace and faithfulness, especially in times of struggles and pain. In the beginning when I shared my testimony (on the Lion picture) Read more ... I shared to know how deep God's joy went, you would have to know how far the pain went. One of my most painful days ever in my life was on a missions trip to Honduras. It may seem silly to some, what hurt me, but it broke a piece of my heart. I have gone through far worse things, but I think the abandonment by my Mom left a place in my heart vulnerable to the feelings I felt on this day. We had been warned of attacks from the enemy while on this missions trip. The spiritual enemy of demons and the troubles they would try to stir in you (primarily in your relationships, among friends and spouse) to prevent you from doing what you were called to do. And we were warned against this physical realm of danger. Honduras has a high crime rate in shooting people. We were told to stay close to each other and not wonder off. In my changing of gears of going deeper in my heart, I am going to be writing faster and making, I am sure, all kinds of grammatical error. That's OK, bear with me, it will be edited later! I took what I learned to heart about not letting the enemy win. I was prepared for the battle. I was glad to have been prepared because I got attacked through actions of my husband. We arrived at the airport. It was kind of scary. It was my first time in another country. It was just different. My husband has a way about him of being all rushed and in the rushing, brushes me aside, to the point of me trying to say something to help, like maybe we should do this.... and him saying, "shhhh!" angrily. So as you can imagine, my first steps on this country are darkened by an angry shhhh! I had my first heart sting of this trip. I hate heart stings. I listened in my head to the lessons I had learned that the enemy would try to attack you. (I share a little about the enemies word attacks in part 17 and 18). So I gulped it down, cried a little inside, tried to be brave and carry on. I had an inside prayer of Lord please help me not to take offense, please heal this hurt. I would be useless to pour out love and minister God's love if I was bitter inside. God helped me. A few tears escaped as we were on the bus ride to the hotel. In all honesty, as silly as it might sound, that "shhh!" really hurt my feelings. I had hundreds of things like that, where I had prayed until I could love my husband after them. I went to that place and prayed again. God's peace came. We go on missions around to villages. I am seeing God move mightily and I am thankful. I am glad I learned to tuck my emotions away in a place God could heal them, giving me a graceful heart to love those around me. My husband however is not the most sensitive man, a bit the opposite. I am in a new Country and we are on a bus ride with the most spectacular views! I would like to be sharing it with him, but he is busy enjoying everyone else and not even paying one ounce of attention to me. He is not even sitting with me. He is sitting with others and oohing and awing and pointing things out to them. I am sad about it. I sound like such a baby telling this, but when I switched gears, I did so to let you in my heart. I am sharing the pain and what I did with it. More like what God gave me the grace to do with it. Sometimes I rather rant and rave and just be mad, but there is no peace in that. No deep well is dug. No strong unmovable deep roots. No hiding place of peace. Just reactions that the devil can control. I rather decide what to do with my emotions than them decide what I do! Anyway, the trip goes on much like that. I do tell my husband how I feel about his lack of not even knowing I am there and point out to him the enemy would like to cause friction between us. Over the years I have learned to use my words. That is what I call it. It does no good to bottle up your emotions and think your actions of slamming a cabinet or something is going to talk from your heart for you. Not that I am a cabinet slamming kinda girl. I am a more look out the window while you are driving hoping you don't see the tear that just streamed down my face because of the cold mean thing you just said kinda girl. It is hard to use your words sometimes. It makes you vulnerable, but it does good to stand up for yourself in a healthy way like that. You don't have to demand a reaction, or an apology, although that is nice, it is just good to express that you did not like that wrong done to you. With that said, I use my words for things that really hurt. There are many events I know the enemy is just twisting things around from others, actions they had or words. I always take the time to think if they meant what they said or if I just took it wrong. I don't say anything to them, I take all those little misunderstandings to the Lord and discard words and actions I know the enemy meant to hurt me with. Not my spouse or friend, but the enemy using them. With that said, there are times you do need to say something to a loved one or friend so they know an action or certain words are not acceptable to you, or to God. And you can say you value the relationship too much not to say anything because you want it healthy. Back to Honduras. This is the part that was one of my most painful days of my life. As a woman, inside of all of us is a question, "are we beautiful?", crazy, I know, but it is there. We are beautiful, a very beautiful expression of God's heart. That is one reason the enemy attacks women so much. Anyway, we go to a restaurant to have dinner. We are starving and hot. My husband and I have tattoos and we were asked to wear long sleeves to cover them. We do as we are asked. It is so hot! It is humid there and we have a long shirt under our shirt everyone is wearing to show we are in a group and part of the ministry. We are all glad to have a treat of a meal and air conditioning! The restaurant has gun lockers in the front where you check your gun in. What?! It really hits home to me about they will shoot you and ask questions later! And I appreciate being told not to wonder off. Everyone is finishing eating and little by little heading back to the bus. I figure I better go to the bathroom real quick, not knowing when we would be at another bathroom. I come out and everyone...everyone!, is gone. My husband included. I can tell you it was not a good feeling. The worst thing is my husband was making sure everyone was safe on the bus. Everyone except me. That was so crushing. You have no idea. I take that back. I know some of you will have an idea of what that feels like. I honestly did not even know how to process my emotions at that time. I went from scared, to angry to appalled, in a matter of seconds! I went to the bus and told him, "you left me!". He did not even know I was not there. I felt like I was nothing and did not matter at all. I took my brain back to where I decided to handle the emotion and tuck it away with God to heal so I would not be bitter. It still hurt. But I was not going to let it ruin my heart where I would be no good to minister to others. In this instance, I used my words with my husband because his lack of paying attention to his wife was completely unacceptable. He apologized. He also said he knew I could take care of myself. I have a 1st degree black belt in Jujitsu. Beside the point, I told him. I still wanted my husband to think of me and know he had my back. I honestly was scared when I came out and saw I was alone. I did not like it at all! I have taught self protection classes and am licensed to open my own school of Martial Arts. That made me feel a little safer when I became an over the road truck driver! But on a trip in a faraway place, I wanted his protection. I will tell more later of some things that happened on this missions trip. This is where I met Edwin Villafranca. He was our translator. I felt an instant bond with him and have never met anyone like him. He would be talking with us, look up suddenly and ask someone why they thought that, and they had not even said anything and he would prophesy to them. This is where Bryan was going to go to missions. To stay with Edwin for a month to learn about being a missionary and then Bryan wanted to go all over the world. I had stayed in touch with Edwin since that trip and sent money to help his missions when ever I could. I still do. His is one of the ministries my Art Page supports! I am so very honored to help him and other ministries. For now I will end with the most remarkable part of this mission trip. Edwin comes up to our hotel room to pray. He is praying over my husband, calling out things of God to be in his life. How his tattoos are going to be used of God, his crazy look, he will reach people no one else will. I can not remember all he said but it was powerful. I felt the anointing. Then he came to pray for me. I want to say right now that I am a little embarrassed to say what spoken over me, but since I am the one writing, I have to say it. I am of a humble nature and it goes without saying in all I share and do, all glory goes to God. It is just fact. It is not something I say every time someone gives me a compliment, like on my art. I say thank you. It is a given in my heart all glory goes to God. Every gift we have is His glory! We just share it. So Edwin goes to pray for me. I suddenly smell the sweetest aroma. I suddenly felt peace like I have never known. I was completely still and in awe and felt like I was suspended in time. Edwin says, "Jesus is here!" I can not even put into words the peace and comfort I felt. Nothing like it. I could barely breathe. I thought I would die of peace. Edwin grabs my hands and says you have healing in your hands and then he suddenly is going wow, wow, wow, do you feel that? I was only feeling the Peace surrounding me and smelling the Aroma. He takes my hands palms up and holds his hands a few inches above mine and moves his hands up and down over mine. There is an energy there that I feel. So others are a little used to this, it is the anointing. I was not used to this. It felt warm and wonderful. It felt powerful. When his hands came close to mine it was like he was squishing it. It was hot and like electric. It came on Edwin's hands. I laid hands on my husband and it came on his hands! I ran and got one of my best friends, Theresa, and it came on her hands and we went and got another friend and it came in her finger tips. I think she was a little afraid of it at first so it only went in her finger tips. We met down in the hotel lobby with a few others and told them what had happened. We laid hands on their hands and they got it. I think it was seven of us. We began to confess our faults one to another and pray for each other. It was VERY healing! Deeply. There was one guy there that did not exactly believe in that kind of thing and he said he could not deny it, he felt it, it was on his hands. He said no one was ever going to believe him. I want to say right now many think powerful signs of God are evil. I want to say, how else is God going to have a powerful end time move if there is not power? He is the God who created the universe, there is power. You know what we did with that power that night? We healed each other by following a Biblical principle, confessing our faults one to another. That power opened up hearts to an honest level. Each person shared their deepest hurts and healing went there. This is real love, real power and what the anointing is for. To heal and bind up the brokenhearted. What happened later with that anointing is amazing. I will tell you more stories as I write my book. Especially what happened while I was an over the road truck driver. We did laugh a lot that night in amazement and even more so when we realized there were surveillance cameras in the lobby! Every time we held our hands up near another's head, we would fall down. I have to admit we got a little silly. I might make religious people mad at me. It was a special time and more than anything, we were like kids playing with a new toy and sharing it. We were just amazed. And we laughed harder when we thought someone might be watching all that on video. If I may share and not offend, I was curious if I could throw it so I tried it at my friend Theresa and she went sailing back and landed on a couch with a shocked look on her face. Then she laughed! I hesitate to share this silly part, but it was part of what happened that night. It was healing. I was not sure what to tell or how much to share as I write my book, but I have a direction in my heart now. It started here tonight with being real. I just want you to know, the anointing is not for you, I am not saying that in some kind of mean way, I mean, the anointing is truly to set the captive free and to heal. It may be a physical healing and it may very well be a deep heart healing. God can do in one nano second a healing to your very core! That night, Jesus came to all those painful places I had tucked away. There had been healing and grace because all along I had asked for that in prayer, but he touched my heart in my places this night I did not even know had hurt. I was never the same after that. I am trying to share that place with you. It is real. It is Him. It is not religion. It is a still place where you know you matter. It is a place God reaches you. You only have to open your heart and believe and let Him in. He has total acceptance for you. I would put my hands to my face (not touching, but close to feel the heat) after that day to feel the anointing on them. What I felt was total acceptance. It was the most wonderful feeling in the world. I think that is LOVE I felt, total acceptance. I think that is why we cry when we hear the song, "Just as I am, I come to thee, Lamb of God, I come". I have always loved that song. I will share more later. I encourage you to tuck away with God your painful moments, memories, and let them be healed there. Know right where you are, God loves you. He is there. Let Him heal you. Let Him in to your deepest places. You are safe. You are accepted. You are loved. I feel a hushed moment. Stay in it. Later, not now, now stay in the moment with God and reflect on His love for you, later you can read more of Bryan's stories I have in the comment section on a lion, just click on it. Part one, my testimony, is on the Lion, the rest are in it's comment section. To get notifications of when I post new stories or Art, hover over the liked button at the top of the page and select get notifications. Be careful not to unlike me. Thank you for taking the time to read. Please share if you know someone my stories would touch. I pray they are used to bring healing. I also invite you to visit my Art Page. God bless you!
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Elements (E-Club) presents: Alvaro(Spinnin' Records) live in Beijing
Elements (E-Club) presents: Alvaro(Spinnin' Record
Among hundreds of extremely talented DJs born in the Netherlands, let us take this opportunity to feature a Tiësto’s protégé and one of the most promising artists in the Electronic sphere: Jasper Helderman, better known as The guest DJ of Eleme Read more ... nts in April: Alvaro Just 25 years old, this wonder-kid teamed up with Mercer and Lil Jon to create the hit that catapulted him to fame, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, and has also collaborated with Quintino to give us ‘World in our Hands’. His craftsmanship and his unique sound hasgained both the attention and respect of the who’s who in the music industry –Tiesto, David Guetta, Afrojack, LMFAO, Usher, Lil Jon, Laidback Luke, Chuckie, Sidney Samson – you name it, they all support the Alvaro sound, that's including the latest collabration with Diplo's 6th gear, immediately on chat after released. With performances on major festivals like Tomorrowland, Creamfields, EDC and Ultra Music Festival, Alvaro is bringing Dutch EDM to a new level! Let's witnessAlvaro's EDM Master's vibe on the 24th of April, of cus at the Elements! Advance Ticket: RMB100 Ticket at the door: RMB150 Advance Ticket selling network: Online: Clubzone (www.clubzone.cn) mosh.cn APP:i酒吧 Offline: Luga's Villa Second Floor 7 Sanlitun Houjie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang district, Beijing Lomography Gallery Store No.101, Door 2, Block 30, Sanlitun road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Cafe Zarah 42 Gulou Dong Dajie, Dongcheng District
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Bret Please allow me to share a story with you about my friend Sara. I met her right when I moved back from New Zealand and discovered that she ran on her treadmill for 60 minutes per day, 5 days per week. I asked her why she ran so much and stated, "When Read more ... I run, my stomach stays flat, and when I don't run, my stomach gets pudgy." I asked her if she liked running and she said, "God no, I loathe and despise it, but it keeps me looking good." I asked her if she'd be open to trying something different that might take up less time and help her body look even better, to which she replied, "of course." Sara was 30 years old at the time, she was slender with zero glute development, she had never lifted weights before, she didn't have a gym membership, she could only train from home, and all she had in her possession was two 15-lb dumbbells and one 50-lb dumbbell that she borrowed from her father. I devised the following program for her to perform each week, and I taught her how to log her training sessions in a journal and utilize progressive overload: Monday: 2 sets of dumbbell hip thrusts, 2 sets of Bulgarian split squats, 2 sets of knee push-ups (elbows tucked), 2 sets of inverted rows (using her table), 2 sets of side lying hip abductions Wednesday: 2 sets of single leg hip thrusts, 2 sets of dumbbell front squats, 2 sets of dumbbell military presses, 2 sets of hammer curls, 2 sets of side lying clams Friday: 2 sets of dumbbell glute bridges, 2 sets of reverse lunges, 2 sets of knee push-ups (elbows tucked), 2 sets of inverted rows, 2 sets of fire hydrants She was very weak at first, but she mastered great technical form faster than just about anyone I'd ever trained. During her first training session, she could glute bridge the 50-lb dumbbell for only 8 reps and hip thrust the 50-lb dumbbell for only 5 reps. Within 3 months, her physique radically transformed. She went from exercising for 6 hours per week to just over 1 hour per week (the strength training sessions took her 25 minutes each), and yet her abs somehow got even flatter, her legs looked incredible, she gained some definition in her arms and shoulders, and for the first time in her entire life she grew a booty and filled out her jeans like a boss. In 12 weeks of training she could now hip thrust her 50-lb dumbbell for 2 sets of 50 reps and glute bridge her 50-lb dumbbell for 2 sets of 70 reps. I believe that running set her up to see rapid results from strength training, but to this day, which is several years later, she has never run on her treadmill again (she still walks her dog twice per day though). Morals of the story: 1) strength training creates shape, running doesn't, 2) great physique results can be realized with minimal equipment and low time commitments as you push yourself to set records each week, and 3) if you don't like running, you don't have to run. I'm definitely not a hater when it comes to running (I'm a fan of all exercise), and many people run because they care about their cardiovascular health and enjoy the way running makes them feel, which is perfectly fine. But many other people run because they mistakenly believe that it's vital for their physiques. I can't help but wonder if many of these runners you see every day pounding the pavement would make the switch to strength training if they knew that it led to better physique adaptations...
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The Here is one of my favorite quotes about making art. It’s from Howard Ikemoto: “When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to dra Read more ... w. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" We do. Forget. We grow up, and we stop taking chances. We get busy. We doubt ourselves. We forget. I think about this every week when I open the mail. Kids send me their drawings; their art is filled with wonder and color and joy. It’s a gift to see it. And it reminds me not to forget.
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Justice On this day in 1965, 50 years ago, the Astrodome opened for the first time. The inaugural event was an exhibition baseball game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Astrodome was the world' Read more ... s first fully air-conditioned, enclosed, multipurpose sports stadium. By the way, the Astros won, 2-1, but the first hit and first homerun in the new stadium were both logged by the Yankees' Mickey Mantle.
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Saifur's HSC-2015 Sub- English 1st Paper Solution (Dhaka Board) 1. a) 18 years b) complex c) architect d) deceptive e) wonder 2. a) False. Corr. Ans Not only the MPs but also the guests, the journalists and the spectators have entry to Parliament House. b) Read more ... False. Corr. Ans The designer of the Sangsad Bhaban is an American. c) True. d) False. Corr. Ans The house is surrounded by an artificial lake. e) True. 3. a) To enter/ Entering b) dignified c) interested to d) designed by e) preserves 6. a) needed/required/essential/necessary…… b) quick/fast/easy/rapid…….. c) advanced d) economic/financial…….. e) transferring/supplying……. 9. a) control b) gradually c) confined d) power e) limited f) through g) voice h) sound i) handicap j) slow 10. a) folding b) shapes c) origin d) practiced/practiced e) centuries f) art g) prized/valued h) ceremonies i) decorative j) flexible 11. a) Black holes cannot be seen as no light comes out of them. b) These huge stars burn for billions of year. c) Though they reach the end of their lives, their energy does not disappear. d) The burning core becomes very small but its weight remains same. e) The tremendous gravity pulls whatever comes near it. f) The black holes are like gigantic magnets in space. 12. 1-viii ; 2-i ; 3-iii ;4-xi; 5-x; 6-ix; 7-xiv; 8-vi; 9-vii, 10-v; 11-iv; 12-xii; 13-ii, 14-xiii
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Andrew Builders of the Adytum? Anyone have experience of this group and their correspondence course? I hear only good things about BOTA, but wonder if after all these years of reading there will be much value for me in joining. My book based knowledge is g Read more ... ood, practical experience lacking somewhat. Any thoughts about BOTA?
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Rolling Miley Cyrus, Beck, Karen O and Tom Morello will appear at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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Scrap 50 years from now when RTE eventually decide it's time to make a new episode of Reeling In The Years, I wonder just how much of 2015's episode will be given to the Irish Water fiasco? Considering they politely ignore Irish political embarrassment's o Read more ... f the day in previous episodes....
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Lonnie Just got back from the first real vacation I've had in awhile and had a wonderful time visiting the ocean and Redwoods in northern California. If you have never been to the Redwoods, its a must. It gives you a real sense of love for the outdoors an Read more ... d an ecosystem thats hard to describe...almost prehistoric. Also the ocean there is amazingly undeveloped. It makes me wonder how climate change is going to effect these two places, namely the Redwoods that have been there fighting off drought, fire...for over 2500 years. http://www.savetheredwoods.org/our-work/study/understanding-climate-change/ http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-ocean-acidification/
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The Secret of Your Immortal Self JUNE 17-21 (5-DAY EVENT) | JUNE 19-21 (3-DAY EVENT) Click here to see prices or make reservations now: http://www.guyfinley.org/visit/tips#signupForm Don't hold back from treating yourself to an experience that can Read more ... transform your life! Nothing increases your potential to become new, down to your very core, like prolonged contact with a genuine source of truth. And that's exactly what our annual Talks in the Pines Workshop is designed to provide. At Life of Learning's beautiful home in scenic southern Oregon, you get to spend dedicated time with your fellow seekers as you experience Guy Finley's impassioned talks, share your discoveries with one another, meditate, and more. It's a full-on immersion into the process of self-discovery like none other. And as a way to focus and intensify our work during our time together, Guy is going to build the entire workshop around the material in his newest book, just released in March 2015, "The Secret of Your Immortal Self." You'll have the opportunity to come in to each of Guy's talks already prepared with a foundational understanding of the topics he will cover. That means his words will take on a whole new level of meaning for you! Take a vital step towards realizing true Love and Success in your life. Accept this special invitation to spend five life-changing days at this year's Talks in the Pines Workshop Retreat seminar held at Life of Learning Foundation in Merlin, Oregon. From June 17-21, the event will feature a series of eight talks, meditations, workshops, banquet, and Q&A sessions led by best-selling author and self-realization teacher Guy Finley. (If your schedule won't permit five days, you can also come for three days and six meetings from June 19-21.) Full Event Schedule: Wednesday, June 17th 7:00pm First Orientation & Welcome 7:30pm Guy Finley Talk 8:15pm Coffee, Snacks & Get Together Thursday, June 18th 11:00am Meet at Foundation for caravan to Reinhart Park 11:30am Guy Finley talk next to the Rogue River 12:30pm Picnic lunch 1:30pm Fun time in the park! Friday, June 19th 7:00pm Second Orientation & Welcome 7:30pm Guy Finley Talk 8:15pm Coffee, Snacks & Get Together Saturday, June 20th 7:00am Meditation with Guy Finley 7:45am Free Time! 9:30am Coffee and Special Speakers 10:00am Guy Finley Talk 11:00am Breakout Discussion Groups 1:00pm Banquet & Entertainment 3:00pm Free Time! 7:00pm Guy Finley Talk in the Pines 7:45pm Coffee, Snacks & Get Together Sunday, June 21st 7:00am Meditation with Guy Finley 7:45am Free Time! 9:30am Guy Finley Talk 12:00pm Closing More than just an opportunity to travel through and explore new worlds of higher consciousness, you'll discover genuine ways to change your actual level of being. Guy won't just talk about abstract ideas relating to letting go -- he will show you how to work intensely during the workshop to turn inspiring knowledge into purposeful actions that can transform your life inside and out. In the times between the talks and meditation sessions, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Foundation grounds filled with giant sugar pine, Douglas fir, meadows, ponds, and meditative sitting areas. During the free time on Saturday and Sunday afternoons you'll also have the chance to visit nearby hiking trails and state parks in the beautiful Rogue River Wilderness and surrounding Cascade and Siskiyou mountains. And, one of the most valuable benefits of the event is participating in an atmosphere of authentic friendship as men and women from around the world work toward the common aim of self-transformation. Now is the Time to Take the Next Step Higher! There is nothing more important -- or fulfilling -- than awakening to our potential to experience the Divine and feel the touch of Its Love upon our life. For as we strive towards inner excellence, not only do we rise above all that has held us back, but we serve to uplift the hearts and minds of friends and family around us who see us becoming free. So, don't miss this opportunity to spend several days up close and in-person with one of the world's leading voices in the field of self-realization. Take a moment now to reserve your spot at the brightest and most encouraging event of the year -- Talks in the Pines! Space is limited, so call or make your reservation today to ensure your place at this year's event. Use the order form at the link below or call (541) 476-1200 for more information: http://www.guyfinley.org/visit/tips#signupForm Event Details & Ordering: WHAT: 2015 Talks in the Pines -- 5-day or 3-day Inner-Life Retreat with Best-Selling Author and Self-Realization Teacher Guy Finley WHEN: June 17-21 or June 19-21, 2015 WHERE: Life of Learning Foundation Merlin, Oregon TRAVEL: Click here for airport and hotel information: http://www.guyfinley.org/visit/visitors-guide#hotels WHO: Anyone who wants a higher, freer, and more wonder-filled life. COST: $219 for all 5 days or $169 for abbreviated 3-day event (accommodations not included) To reserve your spot(s) online, please click the link below: http://www.guyfinley.org/visit/tips#signupForm To reserve your place by phone please call (541) 476-1200. ** Please note: Cancellations of reservations after June 1st are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. **
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Tim April 8, 1978. I am 19 years old, walking down the aisle at Zion Lutheran Church....37 years later, three beautiful girls, 3 wonderful sons in law, 4 amazing grandchildren, it has been a wonder-filled journey. Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife Kat Read more ... hy. These are the Kingdom of Days.
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James Unovis - As some of you know my sub ran out a week ago and I did not reup. This week is the 11th anniversary of my joining the WoW beta. Unlike previous times the sub ran out I am just not feeling it anymore and I just don't think I will be back. I Read more ... have been playing with some of you for over 9 years starting when we were Roast Ragnaros. I know more about some of you than people I see all the time in real life. So it is sad to leave. I often wonder what happened to the one who recruited me: Beave and his friend (wife, son..?) Reaves. Here is a photo I took just before time ran out of me waving good bye...take care everyone...
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1iota TV stars of the past and present collide this weekend at the TV Land Awards! Television legend Betty White, the casts of Parenthood, The Wonder Years, and Ally McBeal will all be honored at this special event. The TV Land Awards will also feature a s Read more ... pecial tribute to the late Joan Rivers. http://1iota.com/Show/450/TV-Land-Awards
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Muscular Phil Grant has vowed to raise more cash than ever for this year’s Oxford Town and Gown run! Phil whose 28-year-old son Chris has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has raised more than £10,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK over the past five years and wil Read more ... l be there to encourage those taking part in the 10k run. Not one to shy away from fancy dress, the father of two will be collecting at the event dressed as Snow White or Wonder Woman in a bid to raise funds for the charity. You can read more about Phil’s story in the Oxford Mail: http://bit.ly/1IrGap2 If you’re interested in taking part in any of our running events, you can find out more information about how to sign-up, here: http://bit.ly/1eg2f73
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WONDER Woman charity champion Phil Grant has vowed to raise more cash than ever in this year’s Town and Gown run.
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Angels Today's Wish List Share is Olivia C. livia is 2 years old and was diagnosed at birth with Antley-bixler Syndrome, mid-face hypoplasia, deafness, congenital glaucoma, uveitis, atrial septal defect, oral aversion, split palate, severe scoliosis, to nam Read more ... e a few.. Please take a moment to visit Olivia's Wish List and send her a SMILE or two. Thank you and have a wonderful day. :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Warrior-Princess-Olivia/723338951036671 Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2FYNTIXZ64M3O Please comment below if you've purchased anything for Olivia. Thank you and have a wonder day...
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Jarida Lamu West MP denies assaulting and chasing his wife and in turn accuses her of being a lazy, spendthrift and a violent wife. Lawmaker Julius Ndegwa, who is embroiled in a bitter tussle with his estranged wife, Wanjiku, says if ordered to choose betwe Read more ... en death or living with her, he would choose death. In a phone interview with The Nairobian, Ndegwa said, “We men don’t go announcing our troubles to the world, but for the past 15 years, my life has been hell, right from the second year of our marriage. Continuing to live with Wanjiku would mean dying of stress. I even became addicted to sleeping pills because I couldn’t sleep due to stress,” the legislator said. Troubled marriage Wanjiku had earlier approached The Nairobian accusing her husband of beating her and failing to support her financially. “He refuses to give me enough money, yet I am his customarily wedded wife. I wonder what type of man he is. I wonder why he is afraid to face me; he doesn’t even want to meet me. He has really made and my children to suffer,” alleged Wanjiku, adding that she had no job and no place to live since her hubby ordered her to “pack and leave”. But Ndegwa refutes these claims, saying he never chased her away and that she walked out on her own volition on December 14. Contrary to her allegations, he adds, he not only stays with his children but gives a social worker Sh20,000 to pass on to Wanjiku weekly. The legislator also says he tried setting up businesses for Wanjiku but she is spendthrift. “The last time I tried involving her in my business, she incurred a debt of Sh10 million. I have opened countless businesses for her, but she can’t manage anything. She lives alone right now but can’t stay with a house help for three days. “For 15 years, she refused to work, and I have spoilt her rotten. I thought that’s the way to treat a woman. I thought she would change and respect me as her husband, but she has refused to heed the advice that even her uncles gave her. Tumeshakaa na wazee mara kadhaa, she listens and says she will change but she doesn’t,” says the MP. Blame game Wanjiku claims that the MP left her to shack up with another woman: “After being with him through thick and thin, he left me for another woman. Is that fair?” poses Wanjiku. But the MP says he decided enough was enough and found someone who respects and takes care of him after what he terms a “miserable and sad marriage”. The legislator also claims Wanjiku has assaulted him several times. “There was a time last month when I went to her house, to try talk to her but she assaulted me. She bit me in the arm and painfully pulled my ‘things’. She gets violent so many times. She always tries to embarrass me in front of my friends, my seniors, and my constituents. “She is never satisfied with anything I do for her. When she gets into her violent moods, even the children run out of the house. At times, I actually think she needs help but I have tried telling her to go see a doctor only to be met with abuses and physical violence. I am a man, I can’t beat a woman, so I just walk away,” says the MP.Wanjiku says she is the one who is physically abused by her husband. ~ Nairobian
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SNP? Family Fortunes: The Scottish Nepotist Party ... There seems to be a feeling that the SNP are distinct from this “narrow, self-serving, dishonest political elite” and independence was a chance to break from them to create a cleaner type of politi Read more ... cs. It wasn’t. It wasn’t because the SNP are an extraordinarily cosy clique themselves. Many of you will already know about the Ewing family. Former MP and SNP President Winnie Ewing is the mother of ministerial brother and sister duo Fergus and Annabelle Ewing. The former was also husband of the late Margaret Ewing, MSP for Moray. Nicola Sturgeon and her husband, Peter Murrell (the SNP’s Chief Executive), form a cosy couple in command of the party. The First Minister used to employ both her sister Gillian and her mother at Holyrood. Her mother is also the SNP Provost of North Ayrshire Council [7]. The Sturgeon clique was reinforced following the election of Stewart Hosie MP to the post of Deputy Leader. His wife is Shona Robison MSP, a key ally of Sturgeon, which partly explains her promotion to the post of Health Secretary [8]. Another candidate for the post of Deputy Leader was Keith Brown MSP, who is the partner of fellow MSP Christina McKelvie [9]. Her son, Jack, was an SNP candidate for Coatbridge and Chryston [10]. The final deputy leadership candidate was MSP Angela Constance. She formerly employed her mother-in-law at Holyrood, on a tax-payer funded salary [7]. Her husband, Garry, is an SNP activist and campaign manager and stood for election as an SNP councillor in West Lothian in 2012 [11, 12]. His father, Roger Knox, was an SNP deputy provost in East Lothian [40]. Willie Coffey, SNP MSP for Kilmarnock & Irvine Valley, employs his sister on a tax-payer funded salary at Holyrood [27]. She is also an SNP Councillor (for Kilmarnock North), her election coming after the passing of the former SNP councillor, who was her other brother, Danny Coffey [13]. George Adam is the SNP MSP for Paisley. His wife is Stacey Adam who works for him at the Scottish Parliament as a volunteer [14]. I wonder if this is the same Stacey Adam who was formerly the National Membership Secretary for the SNP’s youth wing, Young Scots for Independence? [15]. The husband of SNP MSP Clare Adamson acted as an SNP agent in North Lanarkshire during the referendum and the last European elections [16, 17]. Colin Beattie is the SNP MSP for Midlothian North. He is married to SNP councillor Lisa Beattie, who quit as the leader of Midlothian Council after five weeks and ran up a bill of £7,000 for using the publically-funded Council limo [18]. The Scotsman claimed she “had reportedly clocked up almost 4,500 miles in the authority's chauffeur-driven limousine, despite having her own Porsche and living near the council's Dalkeith headquarters” [19]. Nigel Don, SNP MSP for Angus North and Mearns, is married to Wendy Wrieden, who previously stood for election as an SNP councillor in Dundee [20]. Cumbernauld & Kilsyth MSP Jamie Hepburn is married to Julie Hepburn, an SNP 2010 General Election candidate and former SNP Policy and Research Officer [21, 22]. Stewart Stevenson, MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, is married to Sandra Stevenson, a fellow SNP member who previously stood for election to the party’s National Council [23]. Stuart Maxwell, MSP for West Scotland, has employed his wife as a part-time researcher at Holyrood for over a decade on a tax-payer funded salary [24]. Professor Drew Scott, one of the SNP’s advisors on Scotland’s position regarding EU membership, is the partner of South Scotland MSP, Aileen McLeod [25]. SNP election candidate Natalie McGarry is the daughter of Alice McGarry, an SNP councillor in Fife. She is also the niece of Holyrood Presiding Officer, former SNP MSP Tricia Marwick [38]. Marwick has also employed her son at Holyrood as a constituency assistant since 2009 [45]. Renfrewshire councillor Mags MacLaren is the wife of fellow councillor Kenny MacLaren, both of whom were involved in the burning of the Smith Commission report [26]. Cabinet member Alex Neil has employed his wife at Holyrood since 1999 on a tax-payer funded salary [27]. The couple made a £100,000 profit on second home in Edinburgh after Neil paid just £4,720 towards the property and used public money to pay the rest of his £90,000 interest-only mortgage costs [28]. Similarly, while Health Secretary, Neil also appointed an official from his local SNP branch to an NHS post instead of a respected social work expert with 40 years of experience in her field [39]. Sandra White, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, formerly employed her daughter and now employs her son at Holyrood at the tax-payers expense [7, 24]. Given that MSP Joan McAlpine shares a surname with and has an uncanncy resemblance to Jill McAlpine I would suspect that they are related. Jill runs the SNP’s Inverness City branch [37]. Maureen Watt, MSP for North East Scotland, is the daughter of former SNP MP Hamish Watt [29]. Maureen's son, Stuart Donaldson, is the SNP's election candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. Stuart also works as an assistant to Christian Allard, the SNP MSP for North East Scotland [43]. SNP Westminster candidate for East Renfrewshire, Kirsten Oswald, is the daughter of Helen Oswald, an SNP councillor in Angus. [41, 42]. MP Angus MacNeil has employed his wife Jane as a caseworker since at least 2010. She is currently paid a tax-payer funded salary of between £20,000 and £25,000 [31, 32]. The couple own two properties in Scotland and a flat in London, which MacNeil bought under the old expenses system. The flat is just a 15 minute walk from the Commons but in the three years since 2012/13 he has claimed £42,000 for in Westminster hotel expenses [46]. MP Angus Robertson has employed his wife Carron as a caseworker since at least 2010. She is currently paid a tax-payer funded salary of between £20,000 and £25,000 [33, 34]. Together Robertson and MacNeil have paid their wives a minimum of £170,000 and a maximum of £210,000 of tax-payer funded salaries [35]. Since the records only go back to 2010 and they became MPs in 2001 and 2005 respectively the actual amount is most likely much higher. MP Mike Weir formerly employed his wife Anne as a caseworker [36] at the expense of the tax-payer. President of the SNP and MEP, Ian Hudghton, employed his wife to run his office for 15 years at the tax-payer's expense. She received up to £40,000 per year, meaning that she could have received a total of £600,000 over this period [44]. A “narrow, self-serving, dishonest political elite”. It seems then that the SNP aren’t distinct from this description, but rather they epitomise it. So, when an SNP supporter tells you that independence or electing their candidate in May are moves away from the cosy Westminster cabal, remind them that the nationalists are an incestuous clique themselves. http://thequietno.blogspot.co.uk/…/family-fortunes-scottish…
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