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Pretoria Rattery ...when someone sells local Siamese, Agouti and Black Berkshire rats as 'Mink', 'Blue' and Russian black'???, one cant help to wonder how much she really knows about genetics, line-, cross- and inbreeding, husbandry or ethical breeding. Then she tell Read more ... s you she doesn't need your care guide or links to websites and breeder groups, because she has been breeding them for many years and doesn't see the advantage of joining the SA pet rat forum / community when breeding pets. *sigh*
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Global Edmonton Wonder how much Global Edmonton has changed since our ITV days? Check out our gallery of what’s different at our station, and what’s stayed the same since we launched 40 years ago.
Then and now: 40 years of Global Edmonton
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What's changed at Global Edmonton since our ITV days? Pictures say a thousand words.
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Tracey Baldwin Happy 24th wedding anniversary to my lovely husband and 30 years together no wonder he looks so tired !!!
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Janica Masilang
Personal Finance, The Government and ANC On The Money
Aug 28: On the set of ANC On The Money with the topic circling around OFW, the Government and of course, Personal Finance. A lot of times I wonder what is God upto when He asks me to do something that is out of my comfort zone.  More often than Read more ... not, I would say YES. And let myself be surprised as I discover what God has in store for me. I only had a few people that I follow when it comes to Personal Finance. I've listed down some of my favorite quotes from them:- JD Roth - founder of getrichslowly.org, where I learned a startup budgeting framework 70-20-10.  70% for expenses, 20% for savings / investment, 10% for charity / community. He also writes for TIME magazine's Moneyland blog. Instead of assuming you’re a victim of circumstance, assume that you are the master of your own fate. Sure, you’re a part of the overall economy and subject to both lucky and unlucky breaks, but ultimately you’re in charge. Your circumstances may not be your fault, but they’re your responsibility. You are the Chief Financial Officer of your own life. Bo Sanchez - founder of The Feast, preacher and entrepreneur. It was thru him that I was opened to the world of stock market investing. If you want to get out of poverty, nothing can stop you. Not your corrupt government or you family lineage. Stop blaming your family for your poverty. Peter Tan-Chi - founder of CCF, preacher and businessman. It was in CCF that my husband and I learned about the basics of Family Finance. When Jesus was on earth, the Israelites where under the Roman government, it was oppressive - women were abused, children had no rights, poverty was extreme, there was graft and corruption. But Jesus came, he did not try to overthrow the government. He did not try to change the form of government. For Jesus, the root problem of humanity is not government. It is not even education. Not distribution of wealth. The root problem of humanity is the heart of men and women. Until we are changed, no amount of government, would make any country better. You can have the best government, but if people are corrupt, they will find ways. In life, I learned not to complain about the external - government, economy, and stayed true to what I set myself to do.  Believe me when I say that if you start to focus on yourself and managing your finances, you'll learn that IT'S MORE THAN MONEY - it actually involves a LOT OF EMOTIONS and SLIPPERY SITUATIONS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS - and it's better to put your efforts into resolving them.  I was 25, living on paycheck to paycheck as the breadwinner of the family, with no savings and more than a Million Pesos in debt; when I flew to SG to work. With the help of Personal Finance and God's grace, I came home for good, 4 years later, debt fully paid, with a business running to support my family's expenses, an array of paper assets for myself (and my future family) and a burning desire to fulfill my dream of being a full time wife and mom, with a lot of free time to spend with my husband and kids while being able to serve and bless others. It is true that there came a time when I felt deprived while I was on that journey so I researched for an answer and found that I need to have a PLAY Fund (I started with 5%) - money that I have to completely spend every month for enjoyment and it did the trick for me. And the Good News is - the Government did not stop me from doing all these things :)
4 minutes ago
Teresita Visitacion
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Today's Gospel (Lc 4,16-30): When Jesus came to Nazareth where He had been brought up, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as He usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the book of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus then unrolled the scroll a Read more ... nd found the place where it is written: «The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and new sight to the blind; to free the oppressed and announce the Lord's year of mercy». Jesus then rolled up the scroll, gave it to the attendant and sat down, while the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then He said to them, «Today these prophetic words come true even as you listen». All agreed with him and were lost in wonder, while He kept on speaking of the grace of God. Nevertheless they asked, «Who is this but Joseph's son?». So He said, «Doubtless you will quote me the saying: Doctor, heal yourself! Do here in your town what they say you did in Capernaum». Jesus added, «No prophet is honored in his own country. Truly, I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens with-held rain for three years and six months and a great famine came over the whole land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow of Zarephath, in the country of Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha, the prophet, and no one was healed except Naaman, the Syrian». On hearing these words, the whole assembly became indignant. They rose up and brought him out of the town, to the edge of the hill on which Nazareth is built, intending to throw him down the cliff. But he passed through their midst and went his way.
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Bob Sammon The first thing I have to do on my return to FB is to thank those who noted I was MIA and those who were concerned that my absence was due to something serious. It wasn't. I was just taking a much needed break from cat videos, the list of the top nin Read more ... e somethings, political rants on every side of an issue and invitations to more events than I could possibly attend if I had be successfully cloned several times over. Thank you all for the concern. I'm fine. Really. For those who might wonder what I didi with my time here's the short list. If it happens to be an inspiration to spend less time here and more time somewhere else...so be it. - Worked with my daughter completing the repairs and painting on the flood damaged family room and bathroom after the May rains. - Took some friends to see Maleficent (excellent) and Boyhood (ditto) and went to see Guardians of the Galaxy (just so-so.) - Marathoned The Wire, season three of Shameless and the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. I'm currently 8 episodes into Band of Brothers. - Had lunch (or dinner or breakfast) with friends I totally enjoy. - Started transferring video tapes of my kids when they were little to digital copies because the VHS tapes are starting to decay. - Had the car serviced. - Mowed the lawn more times than it needed. So for now I'm back. And since I billed this as a "series" I thought I'd kick things off with a link to a video of a song I wrote a few years ago that sort of predicted I'd take a turn to the dark side and reject FB for at least a while. I hope you enjoy it. See you around the interwebs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtcKKRRL6E
Internet Hell talking Blues
Everything in this song is true. Except for the parts that aren't. But it does explain a lot about where my head is at relative to the Interwebs. This is one...
6 minutes ago
Kameshini Naicker
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CHINESE CHARACTER READING BASED ON BIRTHDAY>>>Must read, so true!!! Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 Read more ... ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Repost This and like Page for Guru Imran, If It's True For You (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 9days).!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 2 weeks).!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends. Repost This If It's True For You. (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 5 days).!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 12 days).!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a week).!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 3 days).!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. Remember to Share and like the Page for Guru Imran. Visit the website today for your free Horoscope Reading Website : www.guruimran.com Email : askguruimran@gmail.com Skype: guruimran
8 minutes ago
Mirenda Keating
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Today a funeral was held for a young black man that was tragically killed. Minutes before he was shot by a police officer with a perfect record he robbed a convenience store and roughed up the manager. The young man also tested positive to pot in hi Read more ... s bloodstream. The rest of this is yet to be determined due the ongoing investigation. The problem I have with this is that this tragic death is that its been the top news story for weeks. The young man that for sure robbed a store and attacked it's manager is been made into a heroic victim and martyr before the full story is revealed. His funeral today was attended by political leaders, famous entertainers and thousands of people that paid homage and respects to him. The event was televised on national TV on almost every channel. The most troubling thing to me is that a United States Marine from Wilmington named Sgt. Arron Torian was recently killed defending this country. He had a perfect record and spent many years of his life rising to the rank of Sergeant. While his family, friends and fellow Marines paid their respects, there were no stars of entertainment or national public figures or national coverage at his funeral. No pictures of him lining the streets of Wilmington and no protesting the Islamic fanatics that killed him. Just those that truly loved him. What we do know...minutes before he died, Michael Brown was robbing a store and beating up a clerk. Minutes before Arron Torian died he was defending his country. One got a national heroes funeral and the other did not. This experience tells a lot about the integrity of those public figures, stars and news media. I makes me wonder where our values and have gone. Thank You Sgt. Arron Torian and all those Marines that I have died for this many times ungrateful nation.
8 minutes ago
Linda Vermeulen
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CHINESE CHARACTER READING BASED ON BIRTHDAY>>>Must read, so true!!! Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 Read more ... ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Repost This and like Page for Guru Imran, If It's True For You (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 9days).!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 2 weeks).!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends. Repost This If It's True For You. (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 5 days).!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 12 days).!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a week).!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 3 days).!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. Remember to Share and like the Page for Guru Imran. Visit the website today for your free Horoscope Reading Website : www.guruimran.com Email : askguruimran@gmail.com Skype: guruimran
10 minutes ago
Edgar Wun
Obama's College Education Paid For By Saudi Royal Family
Well no wonder he bows To The King of Saudi Arabia. Not only has Obama had all his files sealed, but his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate a...
10 minutes ago
Marjorie Knaapen Monkey
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Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - Read more ... 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are aDog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!Repost This If It's True For You.!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You.!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.Repost This If It's True For You.!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You.!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You.!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. — with Ticci Daniel Johnson Toby.
12 minutes ago
Donna D'Apolito A quick read about a loving, caring man.
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A Little Known Robin Williams Story: “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough Read more ... that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public. When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.” Reposted with permission from brianlord.org
13 minutes ago
Jennifer Gonzalez-Betso Prioritize people!! Rest in peace and thank you
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Today a funeral was held for a young black man that was tragically killed. Minutes before he was shot by a police officer with a perfect record he robbed a convenience store and roughed up the manager. The young man also tested positive to pot in hi Read more ... s bloodstream. The rest of this is yet to be determined due the ongoing investigation. The problem I have with this is that this tragic death is that its been the top news story for weeks. The young man that for sure robbed a store and attacked it's manager is been made into a heroic victim and martyr before the full story is revealed. His funeral today was attended by political leaders, famous entertainers and thousands of people that paid homage and respects to him. The event was televised on national TV on almost every channel. The most troubling thing to me is that a United States Marine from Wilmington named Sgt. Arron Torian was recently killed defending this country. He had a perfect record and spent many years of his life rising to the rank of Sergeant. While his family, friends and fellow Marines paid their respects, there were no stars of entertainment or national public figures or national coverage at his funeral. No pictures of him lining the streets of Wilmington and no protesting the Islamic fanatics that killed him. Just those that truly loved him. What we do know...minutes before he died, Michael Brown was robbing a store and beating up a clerk. Minutes before Arron Torian died he was defending his country. One got a national heroes funeral and the other did not. This experience tells a lot about the integrity of those public figures, stars and news media. I makes me wonder where our values and have gone. Thank You Sgt. Arron Torian and all those Marines that I have died for this many times ungrateful nation.
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James Morrisey From today’s Financial Times: “Buyout groups Blackstone and Blue Water Energy are providing $500m to Siccar Point Energy, a new UK-focused oil company, in one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil. Investment in the UK N Read more ... orth Sea reached a record level of £14.4bn last year, raising hopes that oil and gas production could start to pick up again after years of decline. ‘This is one of the most opportune times to buy assets in the North Sea,’ said Jonathan Roger, chief executive of Siccar Point. ‘The market is very buoyant.’” Sounds terrible. No wonder Gordon Brown’s so depressed.
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A Little Known Robin Williams Story: “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough Read more ... that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public. When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.” Reposted with permission from brianlord.org
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Nardeen Zakareya How to Experience His Presence in Your Everyday Life Life is busy and filled with distractions. It's so easy to get caught up in our cares, errands and worries that we lose sight of what matters most. There's an interesting little story at the en Read more ... d of Luke chapter two about when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem for Passover when He was twelve years old. After the festival was over, they left to go home, supposing He was with them. I wonder how many times we suppose God's with us when we've wandered off to do our own thing? Now here's the interesting part. Mary and Joseph had traveled a day's journey before they realized Jesus wasn't with them and then it took three days to find Him. Three days! The message here is that it's easier to lose that special presence of God than it is to get it back once we've lost it. We need to be careful to remain in the presence of God. When we do, we make God feel at home in our hearts. This simply starts with being obedient to His Word. A commitment to turn from behavior that offends God is the number one sign of spiritual maturity. It shows you care about what He thinks. That means you choose to be generous toward others, you learn to forgive, let go of your offenses and live in peace. When we choose to be intentional with our words, giving thanks to God and lifting up others, we'll feel connected to God all throughout the day. Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for making Your home in my heart. I need Your presence today, Lord. Help me to honor You with my thoughts and my words and to be a blessing to those around me.
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Len Collard
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ABBOTT INSULT THE 'NATIONS FIRST PEOPLE AGAIN - WHITE SETTLEMENT 'DEFINING MOMENT'. Tony Abbott somehow or another within his display of a warped and insane mindset perceives the arrival of the beginning of a never-ending nightmare for the 'right Read more ... ful land owners' and 'nations first people' is a defining moment in the 'stolen' Colonised countries history. Abbott proves he certainly is the Minister for Indigenous Despair. Abbott's display of insanity continues to be proven with inhumanly downplaying and overlooking the greatest 'crimes against humanity' towards Aboriginals for Apartheid British settlement. It appears he also senselessly assumes the unrelenting destructive repercussions caused by Apartheid Colonisation for Aboriginals has ceased - delusional indeed. Somehow in Mr Abbott's warped thinking he appears to perceive the Dinky Di 'horror' of British Settlement of the bogged 'down under' land is something all should be proud about - shameful indeed. It is no wonder the untrue 'true blue Aussie' immoral Apartheid down under country is unable to rise up and overcome it's despicable sinful horror history of 'crimes against humanity' and ongoing towards Aboriginals. A country which continues to be engulfed with evil since Apartheid Colonisatio READ THE STORY BELOW: Tony Abbott names white settlement as Australia's 'defining moment', remark draws Indigenous ire Indigenous figures including the chair of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council are furious that Tony Abbott has highlighted white settlement as the defining moment in Australian history. The Prime Minister made the comment while he was launching a project on the 100 Defining Moments in Australian History at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Friday. "The arrival of the First Fleet was the defining moment in the history of this continent. Let me repeat that, it was the defining moment in the history of this continent," he said. "It was the moment this continent became part of the modern world." His remarks drew swift condemnation from Warren Mundine, the chair of the Prime Minister's own advisory panel. "Well it was a defining moment, there's no argument about that. It was also a disastrous defining moment for Indigenous people," Mr Mundine said. Mr Abbott said British settlement provided the foundation for Australia to become one of the most prosperous societies on Earth. Mr Mundine said that is true, but not everyone is benefiting. "Does that mean that Aboriginal people have prospered from that? Of course not," he said. "We're miles behind everyone else and in fact I wouldn't be sitting in this job if Aboriginal people did prosper. There wouldn't be a need for the chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council or the council as a whole." PM 'not speaking for all Australians' The head of the Stolen Generation Council for New South Wales and the ACT, Matilda House, said the Prime Minister's comments are ridiculous. "I think politicians really don't think when they make these one-liners," she said. "I can't fathom how a ship or a boat sailed into Sydney Harbour can overtake the 60,000 years before." The co-chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, Kirstie Parker, said the Prime Minister is not speaking to all Australians. "I think it speaks only to a particular section of Australian society. It doesn't speak to all Australians," she said. "That's a pity because I think it sets us back somewhat. "This notion that the real Australia, the true Australia, the good and modern Australia, started in 1788 is, of course, offensive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people." Six historians, including Professor John Maynard, who is indigenous, helped compile the list of 100 defining moments. "We were a little bit disturbed to say the least by that particular comment, the way that it was framed," Professor Maynard said. "But as I said, I mean, he's open to have his opinion." Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said white settlement is a significant part of Australia's history but it is not the only thing to be proud of. He said it changed the country in very dramatic ways, but he acknowledged the contribution of the Indigenous population. "There were Aboriginal people here before. Their way of recording history was different from what there has been since there has been European settlement," he said. "We're proud of all of our past." Last month, Mr Abbott was criticised after he said Australia had been "unsettled" before the First Fleet arrived. "The comments were highly offensive, dismissive of Indigenous peoples and simply incorrect," Senator Nova Peris said. Mr Abbott also nominated the birth of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper The Australian in 1964 as another defining moment. Professor Maynard, who is director of the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle, also does not believe the establishment of the newspaper belongs in the top 100. "I'm sure we could all put down 100 moments and we'd all have different perspectives on what those 100 would be, but no, I wouldn't have The Australian there as one of the 100 defining moments," he said. http://www.news.com.au/national/tony-abbott-criticised-by-indigenous-leaders-over-naming-first-fleet-arrival-defining-moment/story-fncynjr2-1227042292321 https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24855827/tony-abbott-names-white-settlement-as-australias-defining-moment-remark-draws-indigenous-ire/?source=wan
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Umc Nsw Last September on the Gold Coast, a public brawl kicked off between two rival bikie gangs. The brawl, which climaxed in members laying siege to Southport police station, set off a chain of anti-bikie sentiment. Soon after the Queensland’s Attorney Read more ... General, Jarrod Bleijie, introduced new laws modelled on the RICO acts designed to target the American mob. The Vicious Lawlessness Association Disablement legislation (VLAD) immediately outlawed 26 motorcycle clubs as criminal organisations. This restricted the movements of bikies and associates by making it an offense to knowingly gather publicly in groups of more than two. The laws also included harsh mandatory sentences and prison conditions for convictions under the act. This week the Australian High Court will begin hearing a challenge to VLAD lead by the United Motorcycle Council (UMC), a group representing 17 motorcycle clubs. The UMC and its legal team say the laws are unconstitutional because the prevent people from exercising their right to meet, and denies innocent people the protection of the rule of law. The most high profile arrests made under the laws so far have been that of the Yandina 5, a group comprising two alleged members of an outlawed club and three alleged associates. They were arrested in December 2013 after gathering together at pub in Yadina, Queensland. Joshua Carew, one of those arrested, claims he was just delivering a pizza to his boss. He was held on remand in solitary confinement for a month. The last of the Yadina 5, all of whom were held in solitary, weren't released on bail until March this year. A spokesperson for the group told VICE the case was on hold pending the outcome of the High Court Challenge. After a slump in the polls, the Queensland Premier backed down so that people charged under the VLAD act would no longer be held in segregation. Other measures remain intact, including a new licensing regime effectively banning club members and associates from operating tattoo parlours. Under the new rules, prospective licensees are required to undergo security determinations by the police. These assess whether they are a ''fit and proper person to hold a licence'' and if it is in the public interest for them to hold it. Bernie and Veronica Bartley, who had run a studio in Rockhampton Queensland for three years, were denied their license in July. They then had to close their shop, laying off four staff members. Bernie has criminal convictions from nine years ago and both Veronica and Bernie have had lose associations with a nearby Rebels chapter. Veronica Bartley told VICE she thinks she was turned down because they hired a Rebel’s member, a qualified carpenter, to do work on their shop. “If the police say you're unfit, they don't even have to give a reason”, says Veronica. “We are classed as guilty and have to prove our own innocence. We’ve had to remortgage the house over this, it’s like we’re on hold'', she said. Mick Kosenko, President of Brisbane Rebels MC, on right Mick Kosenko has been a member of the Rebels for 33 years and is a spokesperson for the UMC. He told VICE that all Australians, and not just bikies, should be worried about the laws. “They call the laws bikie laws or biker laws but nowhere in the legislation does it mention the word motorcycle or biker or bikie. It does not mention anything about motorcycle clubs. It just mentions any group or organization or individual person. So these laws can be used on anybody in the country”, he said. Kosenko also says he has never been convicted of a criminal offence but is still being punished by the laws. “We are not allowed to ride together, we are not allowed to be seen together in public. We can't go out to dinner with our families. I have got no criminal record but I have been made a criminal by the government”, he said. Zeke Bentley a lawyer involved in the High Court Challenge told VICE the intelligence used to draw up the list of outlawed clubs was flawed. ''The list for example had 26 clubs on it and along the way the government has conceded there is actually only 13 of them that are relevant to Queensland”, said Zeke, referring to the inclusion of clubs such as the Scorpions—a US club with no presence in Queensland—on the list of outlawed organizations. “So they passed these laws expecting us to trust that they would research it properly and they didn't research it properly—you wonder where else they are going to let fall foul''. Despite flaws such as these, the question that will be asked in the High Court is a bigger one: is it right to brand a whole section of the community as criminals, simply for being in motorcycle clubs? Organized crime expert, Associate Professor Mark Lauchs from the School of Justice and Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology, told VICE that while some chapters of some clubs may be involved in prostitution, extortion and drug dealing, the clubs themselves don’t operate as criminal organisations.''Are bikie gangs involved in serious organised crime? Absolutely. Does that mean that all the members of the gangs are involved? No it does not'', he said. Mark says individual chapters of motorcycle clubs range from having no members involved in any crimes to ones where everyone is. According to him however, that doesn't mean the entire club is a crime gang. “Can you then call someone like the Finks and the Bandidos a criminal organisation? That is really difficult'', he said. The stakes for this challange are high, because if the laws pass the High Court, bikies in other states may soon be subjected to similar legislation. ''Every state is going to roll the same law out the moment it passes the High Court”, says Mark. “So in Australia we are going to be in a situation where the outlaw motorcycle gangs are going to be banned—you won't go to jail just because you are in one but if you continue to associate with one and certainly if you participate in serious organised crime you are going to jail and go to jail for a long time''. The High Court challenge to the VLAD laws begin Tuesday. http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/bikies-will-take-queenslands-anti-bikie-laws-to-the-high-court-tomorrow
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Queensland’s VLAD laws have outlawed 26 motorcycle clubs as criminal organisations. Now the bikies will try proving the laws are unconstitutional, before they’re implemented nationally.
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Serginim Infornon
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CHINESE CHARACTER READING BASED ON BIRTHDAY>>>Must read, so true!!! Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 Read more ... ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Re-post This If It's True For You.!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.(joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then! Re-post This If It's True For You.!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You.!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.Repost This If It's True For You.!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You.!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You.!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post (joke). Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. Remember to Share and like the Page for Guru Imran. Visit the website today for your free Horoscope Reading Website : www.guruimran.com Email : askguruimran@gmail.com Skype: guruimran Cell : +27 83 74 58 494
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Cathie Russell
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Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - Read more ... 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are aDog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!Repost This If It's True For You.!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You.!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.Repost This If It's True For You.!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You.!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You.!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You.!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.
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Jeremiah Jenkins
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Today a funeral was held for a young black man that was tragically killed. Minutes before he was shot by a police officer with a perfect record he robbed a convenience store and roughed up the manager. The young man also tested positive to pot in hi Read more ... s bloodstream. The rest of this is yet to be determined due the ongoing investigation. The problem I have with this is that this tragic death is that its been the top news story for weeks. The young man that for sure robbed a store and attacked it's manager is been made into a heroic victim and martyr before the full story is revealed. His funeral today was attended by political leaders, famous entertainers and thousands of people that paid homage and respects to him. The event was televised on national TV on almost every channel. The most troubling thing to me is that a United States Marine from Wilmington named Sgt. Arron Torian was recently killed defending this country. He had a perfect record and spent many years of his life rising to the rank of Sergeant. While his family, friends and fellow Marines paid their respects, there were no stars of entertainment or national public figures or national coverage at his funeral. No pictures of him lining the streets of Wilmington and no protesting the Islamic fanatics that killed him. Just those that truly loved him. What we do know...minutes before he died, Michael Brown was robbing a store and beating up a clerk. Minutes before Arron Torian died he was defending his country. One got a national heroes funeral and the other did not. This experience tells a lot about the integrity of those public figures, stars and news media. I makes me wonder where our values and have gone. Thank You Sgt. Arron Torian and all those Marines that I have died for this many times ungrateful nation.
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Sherry Samlal
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CHINESE CHARACTER READING BASED ON BIRTHDAY>>>Must read, so true!!! Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 Read more ... ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Repost This and like Page for Guru Imran, If It's True For You (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 9days).!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 2 weeks).!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends. Repost This If It's True For You. (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 5 days).!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 12 days).!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a week).!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 3 days).!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. Remember to Share and like the Page for Guru Imran. Visit the website today for your free Horoscope Reading Website : www.guruimran.com Email : askguruimran@gmail.com Skype: guruimran
30 minutes ago
Olufemi Energy When do we gunners learn ?? It was never the players….its that toothlesswenger spoiled the great Arsenal. I wonder if He knows anything about tactics. How on earth is it called counter attack when u have 2 defenders in front of u and u still wait f Read more ... or the remaining players of the opposition to re-group and then again play fuc*king tiki-taka?? Mr.stubborn, wenger, please learn that ‘the wilshere kinda goals’ last season against norwich comes once in 100 years, please fu*king stop setting up our team to play meaningless passing game to score such goals. Just watch Spurs vs Liverpool match today. Look at the high tempo of the game and high pressing. full on from 1′ to 90′ Trust me…..if we can manage a draw against Pool and city at home. That would b a miracle. And talking about injuries, mr. wenger, just help us once by sitting quiet. We dont need your heavy workout and training sessions and a special dietician.Let our players train just like other players at other clubs. I wonder how we have 70% possession in games eliminating regular tracking back, hardly making any runs, never pressing high and still players get injured. If we play the Liverpool way or pochettino way (Southampton way), high pressing and quick passing game, we would have our entire squad injured just after 3 matches. Now talking about transfers…. Let us not be idiots for once in our life, we even punish our kids when there is something wrong with their behavior. And Arsenal, Arsene & board are no exception. When we signed Debuchy, ospina, chambers, sanchez, I read people making ridiculous comments like we will win the BPL and some even goin further talkin abaout UCL. remember at the end of last season, we all knew that we needed a St, a DM, LW and a 4th choice CB. Lets look at our signings. We have debuchy , ospina as replacements for the departed. Chambers for cover at RB for departed jenks. We needed a 4th choice CB nd v sold TV5 making us now desperate for 3rd choice cb. We signed sanchez while v needed a left footed LW. Mind u if u think sanchez (a right footed player), can play LW. for that we dont have to spend 40mil. we have Ox, gnabry etc. Thats our transfer business. Where are we standing now? We still need a st, dm, lw , CB just like last season and on top v need another cb for 4th choice. Kudos to wenger. hes gonna make 1 huge signing per season. by the time he signs 11 big players , the previous signings are gonna cross their 30 yrs age. I pity us for the treatment towards us by our club. (The ozil signing was pure desperation to calm us down as he failed to sign a St). He tried hard to buy a suarez highlighting our great need for St, he failed and signed ozil, a cam. Now he says he doesnt need a st. Then why in 1st place did he need suarez? How did v suddenly solve the st crisis by signing no-one?? Its simple, he only wanted to spend some money to shut us up after 3-1 loss to AV. Bravo wenger How the hell can we not see that it is wenger’s but not players fault. He wasn’t sure about himself and his capabilities to sign a new contract until he won the fa cup which he did barely overcoming championship side.. That is how arsenal are playing under an absolutely clueless manager. He was successful early in his career may b coz he had excellent players, players who wanted to prove something to the world, who couldn’t bare a defeat, May b wenger was never responsible for that success. We still do have such players. The likes of Campbell, bellarin, chambers, gnabry, akpom, zelalem, but wenger wouldnt play them. Look how these kids played against benfica in the emirates cup, they wanted to prove that they deserve first team football. U could see the difference the next day when our senior team took on Monaco. But still it isnt the player’s fault, if your manager doesnt know how to make the team counter-attack, how to make diagonal runs or doesnt have clue against high pressing teams then i only have pity for u players. Poor ozil and sanchez, from playing beside Ronaldo and messi they have come down to a team that has a french kid from league 2 as 2nd chioce striker, not to mention the 1st choice. It is time Arsenel needed a change. Change in tactics, change in philosophy, change in transfers more importantly change in manager. Even if it takes 3 years for us to win something, anyhow that is what is going to happen under current manager and his tactics. COYG. Lets stand up for change.
30 minutes ago
Kimberly John
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CHINESE CHARACTER READING BASED ON BIRTHDAY>>>Must read, so true!!! Look Up Your Birthday And See What You Are..... January 01 - 09 ~ Dog January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse January 25 - 31 ~ Lion February 01 - 05 ~ Cat February 06 - 14 ~ Dove February 15 - 21 Read more ... ~ Turtle February 22 - 28 ~ Panther March 01 - 12 ~ Monkey March 13 - 15 ~ Lion March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse March 24 - 31 ~ Cat April 01 - 03 ~ Dog April 04 - 14 ~ Panther April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle May 01 - 13 ~ Monkey May 14 - 21 ~ Dove May 22 - 31 ~ Lion June 01 - 03 ~ Mouse June 04 - 14 ~ Turtle June 15 - 20 ~ Dog June 21 - 24 ~ Monkey June 25 - 30 ~ Cat July 01 - 09 ~ Mouse July 10 - 15 ~ Dog July 16 - 26 ~ Dove July 27 - 31 ~ Cat August 01 - 15 ~ Monkey August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle September 01 - 14 ~ Dove September 15 - 27 ~ Cat September 28 - 30 ~ Dog October 01 - 15 ~ Monkey October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle October 28 - 31 ~ Panther November 01 - 16 ~ Lion November 17 - 30 ~ Cat December 01 - 16 ~ Dog December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey December 26 - 31 ~ Dove If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth!! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified. Repost This and like Page for Guru Imran, If It's True For You (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together's. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 9days).!! 3 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. Popular and easy-going. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. People love the way you always treat them. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!!Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 2 weeks).!! 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you're cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You're a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don't like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends. Repost This If It's True For You. (Your wish will be granted in a week)!! 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn't like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one's back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 5 days).!! 10 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a 12 days).!! 8 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in a week).!! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran .Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are! Repost This If It's True For You(Your wish will be granted in 3 days).!! 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post. Kindly Like the page for Guru Imran. Or visit www.guruimran.com for your free astrology prediction. Remember to Share and like the Page for Guru Imran. Visit the website today for your free Horoscope Reading Website : www.guruimran.com Email : askguruimran@gmail.com Skype: guruimran
32 minutes ago
Sami Noble
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A Little Known Robin Williams Story: “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough Read more ... that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public. When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.” Reposted with permission from brianlord.org
34 minutes ago
Farmer Jen Spot on
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Today a funeral was held for a young black man that was tragically killed. Minutes before he was shot by a police officer with a perfect record he robbed a convenience store and roughed up the manager. The young man also tested positive to pot in hi Read more ... s bloodstream. The rest of this is yet to be determined due the ongoing investigation. The problem I have with this is that this tragic death is that its been the top news story for weeks. The young man that for sure robbed a store and attacked it's manager is been made into a heroic victim and martyr before the full story is revealed. His funeral today was attended by political leaders, famous entertainers and thousands of people that paid homage and respects to him. The event was televised on national TV on almost every channel. The most troubling thing to me is that a United States Marine from Wilmington named Sgt. Arron Torian was recently killed defending this country. He had a perfect record and spent many years of his life rising to the rank of Sergeant. While his family, friends and fellow Marines paid their respects, there were no stars of entertainment or national public figures or national coverage at his funeral. No pictures of him lining the streets of Wilmington and no protesting the Islamic fanatics that killed him. Just those that truly loved him. What we do know...minutes before he died, Michael Brown was robbing a store and beating up a clerk. Minutes before Arron Torian died he was defending his country. One got a national heroes funeral and the other did not. This experience tells a lot about the integrity of those public figures, stars and news media. I makes me wonder where our values and have gone. Thank You Sgt. Arron Torian and all those Marines that I have died for this many times ungrateful nation.
35 minutes ago
Night Nannies
You don't have to do controlled crying to get a good night's sleep
  The big debate - controlled crying versus non-controlled crying By Annemarie Sansom - Director of Night Nannies Australia First published by Night Nannies on Careforkids.com.au in April 2009 and 2014 in The Australian Nanny Association newslette Read more ... r   The debate on this topic has always been heated, with grandparents and mothers groups swearing by their own tried and tested methods.   What is controlled crying and where did it come from?   Controlled crying is a method that was created by Dr Truby King, who wrote the book Feeding and Care of Baby in 1913. Dr King was a surgeon and specialist in neurological disorders, seen as somewhat revolutionary for his time when he helped to establish The Plunkett Society in 1907 and Child Public Health Services in England. Dr King's ideas were as controversial then as they are today; he also believed women should not gain a higher education because it would affect their maternal function and have a damaging effect on the human race. Truby King's methods specifically emphasised regularity of feeding, sleeping and bowel movements, embodied within a generally strict regimen meant to build character by avoiding cuddling and other attention. Dr King's methods continued in popularity until the 1950's.   These methods did not sit well with all parents; some preferred being able to cuddle their babies and did not want such a regimented routine.   The effect of Spock   American paediatrician Dr Benjamin Spock published a book in 1946 called The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Dr Spock's revolutionary message to mothers was that "you know more than you think you do." Benjamin Spock was the first paediatrician to study psychoanalysis, to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics. His ideas about childcare inspired several generations of parents to be more flexible and affectionate with their children, and to treat them as individuals. This countered the previous conventional wisdom that child-rearing should focus on building discipline, and that for example, babies should not be "spoiled" by picking them up when they cried.   In The Long Road Home, Richard McKenzie Neal recalls, "Previously, experts had told parents that babies needed to learn to sleep on a regular schedule, and that picking them up and holding them whenever they cried would only teach them to cry more and not to sleep through the night. They were told to feed their children on a regular schedule, and that they should not pick them up, kiss them, or hug them, because that would not prepare them to be strong and independent individuals in a harsh world. Spock encouraged parents to see their children as individuals, and not to apply a one-size-fits all philosophy to them."   Modern Methods   Controlled crying is meant to control the cries of your child. This has changed over the years to become the more politically correct "controlled comforting" or "controlled settling". The method has been adapted in sleep clinics and sleep hospitals from Dr King's method to a more contemporary timing method, where you place the child into the cot and then leave the room for 1 minute, if crying, return to settle, then leave for 2 minutes, return then leave for 3 minutes, and gradually allow the child to cry then stop, cry then stop, until the child falls asleep.   Feedback from parents on this method varies; some find immediate success, others see the effect last a week, and the worst cases are traumatic experiences where the child becomes so distressed and hysterical they may vomit. One sleep school currently in operation still advises parents to use this method. Horrifyingly, when the child vomits parents are told to not look at the child, clean up the vomit and leave the room with the baby still hysterical. They believe the child is showing a manipulative behaviour, hence the reason it allegedly forced itself to vomit.   Another adaptation of the traditional controlled crying method is comfort settling, involving attending to your child, patting, resettling and then leaving the child to cry for short bouts before returning. This method is designed to teach the child how to "self-settle."   Then there is the extreme opposite of these methods which is called "The Continuum Concept", proposed by Jean Liedloff in her book The Continuum Concept (2004). According to Liedloff, in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings, especially babies, require the kind of experience to which their species adapted during the long process of their evolution. For infants, these experiences include:The infant being placed immediately in the mother's arms at birth, and from then on carried constantly in the mother's arms or those of someone else, and allowed to observe (or nurse, or sleep) while the carrier goes about his or her business. This continues until the infant begins creeping, then crawling on his/her own impulse, usually at six to eight months.Co-sleeping in the parents' bed, in constant physical contact, until leaving of their own volition (often about two years).Breastfeeding "on cue" - nursing in response to the child's body's signals.Having caregivers immediately respond to body signals (squirming, crying, etc.), without judgement, displeasure, or invalidation of the child's needs, yet showing no undue concern nor making the child the constant centre of attention.Sensing (and fulfilling) elders' expectations that he or she is innately social and cooperative and has strong self-preservation instincts, and that he or she is welcome and worthy. Finding your own way   Some families follow somewhere in between Spock's and Leidloff's methods and find a successful medium. Others work in between King's and Spock's methods and also find success. It is up to each family to decide what they are comfortable with and what works for them. There are so many experts, books and family members offering advice that sometimes you need to just believe in your own instincts and own abilities to find what works best for you.   The Australian Breastfeeding Association has an article on their website discussing controlled crying. The Macquarie Dictionary defines control as "to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command; to hold in check; to curb". There is also a published position paper from the Australian Infant Mental Health Association which discusses research showing that controlled crying can possibly lead to anxiety problems later in life.   When we were researching alternative methods for Night Nannies but also for my own baby at the time 10 years ago, I remember reading a book about a baby bird that is abandoned by its mother in its nest. The baby bird chirps and chirps hoping its mother will come back. It doesn't understand why its mother has left and not returned, attended to its chirps or made it feel safe. The baby bird continues to chirp until finally it has no more energy and realises its mother is not going to return and goes quiet, giving up hope and does not chirp any more. It made me wonder if this is what our babies think when we practice this type of method of controlled crying on them.   Having worked with babies and children for over 20 years and with a qualification in Early Childhood Development, I questioned methods I had learnt as a young, newly qualified childcare worker and maternity nanny, but it was not until I had my own baby 10 years ago that I suddenly realised the depth of emotional bonding and attachment and how important it is. How my breasts would ache and leak milk when I heard my baby cry. How I would become distressed when my baby was distressed. Did leaving my baby to cry it out and get so upset that he would bang his head on the cot in hysteria sit well with me? No way! Everyone I called for help followed the same methods and philosophy to just leave your baby to cry. The early childhood nurses said the same thing at the local baby clinic and so did the mothers in my mothers group, family and friendship circle.   Night Nannies   I feel proud and happy that we found alternative methods that worked for me, my baby and my husband. Creating Night Nannies and recruiting nannies and nurses of the same philosophy was difficult initially, but a trickle soon turned into a strong flow and now we have a strong team of specialists who share their experiences, knowledge and training with families who come to us for guidance around Australia.   Night Nannies has had the privilege and opportunity to be invited into many families' homes and we work with each family on an individual level. Each family has their own beliefs, feelings and influences. The families we work with utilise us as a support and guide to build confidence in their own abilities and also to provide sleep guidance in a gentle format with individually tailored programs. We offer realistic expectations of their children and the understanding that babies don't sleep through the night and that we do have to attend to our babies through the night. We can however, make this an easier path to sleep, with gentle techniques and empowerment of parents to believe in their own abilities.   We do not believe in controlled crying but we do work with families who are looking for alternative methods and philosophies in helping their children and themselves to get a good night's sleep.   * * * Annemarie is now a mother of 5 children and has had training in Early Childhood, Social and Community Services and Sleep Consulting.   Night Nannies Celebrating 10 years of helping families get a good night's sleep www.nightnannies.com.au Ph: 1300 791 663
36 minutes ago
Cliff E Jeter
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A Little Known Robin Williams Story: “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough Read more ... that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public. When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.” Reposted with permission from brianlord.org
38 minutes ago
Roger Estella
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Today's Gospel (Lc 4,16-30): When Jesus came to Nazareth where He had been brought up, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as He usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the book of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus then unrolled the scroll a Read more ... nd found the place where it is written: «The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and new sight to the blind; to free the oppressed and announce the Lord's year of mercy». Jesus then rolled up the scroll, gave it to the attendant and sat down, while the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then He said to them, «Today these prophetic words come true even as you listen». All agreed with him and were lost in wonder, while He kept on speaking of the grace of God. Nevertheless they asked, «Who is this but Joseph's son?». So He said, «Doubtless you will quote me the saying: Doctor, heal yourself! Do here in your town what they say you did in Capernaum». Jesus added, «No prophet is honored in his own country. Truly, I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens with-held rain for three years and six months and a great famine came over the whole land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow of Zarephath, in the country of Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha, the prophet, and no one was healed except Naaman, the Syrian». On hearing these words, the whole assembly became indignant. They rose up and brought him out of the town, to the edge of the hill on which Nazareth is built, intending to throw him down the cliff. But he passed through their midst and went his way.
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Richard Oketch I was nominated for the 5 day gratitude challenge by one Esther Gacheri,(should I say thank you as well?hehehe)so here goes nothing... Day 1; 1)I'm grateful for life,without which I wouldn't be here and you wouldn't be reading this,so please thank Go Read more ... d for me,I know I do :-) 2)I'm grateful for love,family love.I have experienced love like no other,24 years and going strong,I only wonder how long they will put up with me,so thank you Florence Ambayo and George Ambayo for your love and kindness,bringing me up in the ways of the Lord,even though I have departed from them sometimes,you still hold me tight and shower me with love. My small brother Barnabas Yuka,the captain of the cool kids,I cherish you and know that you will be the best thing that happened to music. 3)My grandparents,cousins,relatives I get to know every year and the nephews and nieces that keep adding to our number,to you I'm grateful for my first friends,my confiding partners and my most trust worthy companions,to you I say #AlwaysAndForever
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Sarai Eilat Choose ten American students who have recently completed their bachelor’s degree, and ask them who Edmund Burke was. The chances are you will receive ten blank stares. A political science major may respond that, to the best of her recollection, Bur Read more ... ke was a British politician. You will probably find yourself again, however, on the receiving end of a vacuous gaze if you ask this student a follow-up question, “What do you think of his political philosophy?” For those who wouldn’t know Edmund Burke from the Lone Ranger, let me be of assistance. This eighteenth century Brit was one of the most brilliant statesmen and political theorists who ever lived. It’s no wonder that Russell Kirk began his informative volume, The Conservative Mind, by bowing to this man's genius. Yet Burke and his brand of politics are not the only subjects to slip through the gaping holes in the American academic net. The French Revolution is another. I confess with a long face that, when I was in school, I never once heard an instructor elaborate to any significant extent upon this cataclysmic event. Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities, was assigned reading in the ninth grade, but the excesses and horrors of the French Revolution were scarcely discussed. So go figure. What sense we students ever made of the fact that Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were decapitated beats me. It may be of interest to you that Burke was in England while the tumult and mayhem of the French Revolution were exploding across the channel. He wrote about those occurrences in Reflections on the Revolution in France, and described them as “the most astonishing that has hitherto happened in the world.” The great man’s assessment renders Americans’ ignorance of the Revolution all the more incomprehensible. Burke tended to be critical of revolution in general, especially when it involves turning our collective back upon the product of humanity’s experience and attempting to re-invent the world anew. This was a gentleman who believed in the wisdom of ancient institutions, such as the church and parliament; and he extolled tried and true values such as the protection of private property. He condemned the Jacobins, the most powerful revolutionary party in France, for supporting a mighty centralized government that was contemptuously cruel to, and confiscated property from, the church. He likewise scorned political philosophers, who devised government projects and programs on the basis of nothing more than abstract theory. He emphasized that "it is with infinite caution that any man ought to venture upon pulling down an edifice which has answered in any tolerable degree for ages the common purposes of society, or on building it up again, without having models and patterns of approved utility before his eyes." Burke was properly suspicious of democracy, especially when it is unbounded by traditional wisdom and virtue. On this note, he demythologized gloriously vague terms such as “liberty, equality, and fraternity.” He rebuked the insanity of Frenchmen like Robespierre for declaring war on the idea of social classes by ushering in a muddy tide of egalitarian mediocrity that ends, as with all such tides, in a sea of authoritarianism. I happen to think that Burke and his writings remain supremely relevant today. His thought should be widely read and discussed, even trumpeted from the rooftops! Our own Mr. Obama exhibits the same sophomoric intellectual traits as those Burke deplored in the architects of the French Revolution, who sought to transform France from top to bottom. "Rage and phrenzy," he wrote, "will pull down more in half an hour, than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years." Mr. Obama has attempted for over six years to “transform” America by seeking to pull her down. Reformation, as opposed to revolution, takes many years of fine-tuning. Circumspection and caution are its motivating forces. Yet, as the contemporary Jacobin Mr. Obama is, he has torn down a healthcare system that, despite its multiplicity of problems, was better than that which he put in its place. He lied to us about the effects of what he created, but so what? Other political figures have lied with impunity. What Mr. Obama did to healthcare is part of his egalitarian attitude of “redistributive justice,” replete with eloquent rhetorical flourishes, which equal those of the French National Assembly. Under his misguided social policies, millions upon millions of citizens have become dependent upon the heroin of public largesse. It is not supposed to ruffle us that the money to finance their food, clothing, and shelter is taken forcibly from us through extortionate taxation. Oh, and by the way, these people vote too; remember that! They have the same voice in government as you and I do. “So why this leveling effect?” you ask. Because we’re all “equal,” don’t you see? Everyone, by virtue of being a human being, “deserves a fair share of the American pie." Those who happen not to agree with this premise simply fail to recognize that they themselves are not actually responsible for their position in the food chain. They didn’t build the businesses they own! No, drones should have the same rights as workers. The universal "rights of man" include hours of leisure, in which anyone should be allowed to write poetry, paint pictures, and enjoy the literary arts. Sure! This is the meaning of “compassion,” “humanity,” “fairness,” “fraternity,” “liberty,” and, yes, by gosh, “democracy”! Never mind Edmund Burke, who sagely reminded us, “Never did a state . . . enrich itself by the confiscations of the citizens.” The same indiscriminate and perverse reasoning is evident in Mr. Obama’s failure to enforce the nation’s immigration laws. Thousands of illegals transgress our nation’s southern borders with impunity every day and bring a myriad of social problems with them. Our president and his minions ask how we can ignore so many who need our help. They are, he insists, fellow human beings, who are our equals in every way, and they deserve our “compassion.” Forget that these people have stolen their way into our country. Forget that our welfare programs are now taxed beyond repair. Forget that you and I are expected to take care of these undocumented souls. Forget that they have come from Third World cultures, with barbarities that are almost unspeakable. Forget that they take jobs away from American citizens. Forget that Mr. Obama will find a way to grant them amnesty while thousands of Western Europeans have pinched their pennies and are waiting patiently in an unending line to immigrate here legally. Let’s not kid ourselves: Mr. Obama’s sterling sense of "compassion" has actually to do with recruiting new members to the Democrat party and implementing a socialist regime in this country. That’s the long and short of it. The same idiocy is apparent in Mr. Obama’s “foreign policy,” if anyone has the temerity to call it a "policy." We the American people sit by passively and watch world events fulminating into one extraordinary disaster after another, with each jeopardizing our national security and stature abroad. The events in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Iran, and the Ukraine threaten us. Yet who are we to exert our power and might in the world? Doing so would violate the sovereignty of nations and their desire for “equal” voice, dignity, and respect. This is why Mr. Obama has gone about the world apologizing for America’s past actions. His hare-brained ideology also explains why he failed to speak out in support of Iranians who were protesting their country’s tyrannical policies. This explains why he has not publicly addressed the fact that Sudanese Muslims are about to execute a woman for being a Christian. This is why he is willing to pull fighting forces from Iraq and write off America’s colossal financial and human sacrifices there. (Never mind that the situation we are leaving is worse and far more dangerous than the one we intervened in order to remedy.) It does not take any degree of prescience to recognize that the same kind of defeat awaits us in Afghanistan. Mr. Obama's “leading from behind” is a posture resulting from an enfeebled egalitarian attitude that excites no other feeling in me than raging disgust. Recently, this president addressed an elite group of his supporters and spoke of the difficulty of passing bills in the Senate. He is obviously troubled by the anti-democratic nature of Senatorial representation. Why, after all, should Wyoming have the same number of Senate seats as California? This is precisely the kind of question a Jacobin would ask. One wonders whether our freedom-loving president will attempt to democratize this “misguided” and “antiquated” system with the aid of his pen and cellphone. However we as Americans decide to respond to the most lawless and incompetent president in American history, let’s be sure not to speak of the constitutional remedy of impeachment, even if and when the Senate is turned over to Republicans in 2014. Impeachment would not be “fair” to the nation’s first black president and to the countless “downtrodden” citizens who have benefitted from his readiness to redistribute to them our money. “Democracy,” “liberty,” and “equality” demand that he remain in office. There’s so much left, after all, for Mr. Obama to tear down during the remainder of his term. Thankfully, he has been able to address the “offensive” and “racist” name of a prominent sports franchise. This has apparently become a major goal of state. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were to attempt, as did the Jacobins, to adopt a new calendar, changing a week from seven days to ten; after all, the former reeks of a Judeo-Christian ideology that is "offensive" to citizens of other religious persuasions. They deserve an "equal" voice, right?
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Joan Gecozo Serra
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Today's Gospel (Lc 4,16-30): When Jesus came to Nazareth where He had been brought up, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as He usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the book of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus then unrolled the scroll a Read more ... nd found the place where it is written: «The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and new sight to the blind; to free the oppressed and announce the Lord's year of mercy». Jesus then rolled up the scroll, gave it to the attendant and sat down, while the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then He said to them, «Today these prophetic words come true even as you listen». All agreed with him and were lost in wonder, while He kept on speaking of the grace of God. Nevertheless they asked, «Who is this but Joseph's son?». So He said, «Doubtless you will quote me the saying: Doctor, heal yourself! Do here in your town what they say you did in Capernaum». Jesus added, «No prophet is honored in his own country. Truly, I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens with-held rain for three years and six months and a great famine came over the whole land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow of Zarephath, in the country of Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha, the prophet, and no one was healed except Naaman, the Syrian». On hearing these words, the whole assembly became indignant. They rose up and brought him out of the town, to the edge of the hill on which Nazareth is built, intending to throw him down the cliff. But he passed through their midst and went his way.
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David Gunner Chiemeka ¤BIRTHDAY HYMNS¤ There are few things i count too prized an asset in this life; God, my family, my friends, my books and my write ups. I'm the first of five. Born into a Christian home of divergent parents. My father always had a l Read more ... enient view of which he saw things, very loving and accommodating. Hardly ever raised a hand on his children, neither chided us when we did wrong. But if you ever provoked Dad to anger in the house and was spanked, then you were definitely doomed for the day. Because unlike Dad, Mum never proved a comfort zone after being meted with his punishment. So the rational thing to do is: never get at the opposing side of Dad, that way you remained the beloved child with whom he was ever pleased with. At the other receiving end, you meet the reversal; My Mum. She is the least character of Dad. Very strict, and not the one to condone irregularities. She is a woman made with an iron fist. One created by her Maker with the heart of man in a structure of woman. Mum expects perfection and timing in all you do. No mistakes, no second trails. With her, Just doing Good is not perfect, and if it's not perfect, then it's not good enough. She would say; 'you have two ears and one mouth, I expect just two things from you; Listen twice and talk once' I could'nt help but wonder where and how she got these adage from. Always had a perfect and close fitting words to wisdom to round off her admonition. I hated my mum, because in my own words; she never liked us as Dad did. I believed she was never understanding to us children. I was of the impression that she was just a big bully that always found joy in unleashing hell and brimstone at any point we erred. This trait was perfectly illustrated years ago when my sister and i had a fall out. I was 16, most probably lesser. we got into a battle. The cause of the quarrel is what i cannot recall at this point. Being the only girl in the family, she was lagging behind in physical prowess to take on the boys. So the venom her mouth spilt was the bulwark she had to manoeuvre her way in the house. I preferred being dress downed by mum to tolerating my sister's uncultured way of response. That fateful day, I have had enough of her bad mouthed remarks. And as the head of the kids i demanded respect, of which i was determined to take with all means employed; Force or other discerning factors. After much altercation, a brawl started and the end proved me victorious. Leaving telling signs of bruises and black eye on her face. I breathed a sign of fulfilment for finally teaching her a lesson. I was happy to have made her known that my position could not be compromised in the house. Mum and Dad were'nt at home, they were never at home on week days. So i was at full leverage to conquer and reconquer her each time she fought back. I was upbeat, yet restive; waiting for my parents to get back and coined up words to explain or justify my actions. Mum always got back first before Dad, and that spelt trouble. When she came back to meet the damage i had done, her thunderous voice summoned me to the sitting room to face charges levied against me by my sister in mum's supreme court. I had no room for appeal, Dad was not back yet to atleast ease the impending barrage that to about to befall me. Before i could speak a word, I was dealt a resounding slap by Mum. Such slaps that triggers you into explanation even when one was not needed from you. What followed suit was what i was expecting but not entirely to the extent it got that day; blows, kicks and her dangerous weapon of leather belt which up till date i never knew where she hid it. I literally saw hell on earth. I wont be wrong to say i felt the four cardinal points of the world on my head through out that week. And she said in her typical authoritative tone; 'Let this be a warning to you till you die. If ever again i heard or saw you raised your hands on your sister or any other girl, You will sleep in police custody for one week. You had better use your tongue to count your teeth' she concluded. Counting my teeth with my tongue was what i always did. After every event of being reprimanded, she made that phrase, till date it has'nt been up to 32. Mum was never the one that gave empty promises; she had once carried out the threat of applying pepper in my eyes before. So i dare not put her to test when she utters a such words; they not empty, they were never empty. The fear of that incident left an indelible footprint in the sand of my life, and has shaped me into a fine gentle man who would'nt lift a finger on a lady. My sister and I have grown to become best of friends, and i learnt to tolerate her short comings. Today; Mum marks her birthday. Words cannot explain what she means to us children. She have been the reason we kept on keeping on. She has always preached it to us like a Sunday sermon; 'Umu m, never forget where you are coming from' I never forgot. I knew exactly where i came from. But she never really took it as stress to quote it to us time and again. Just as saint Paul quoted: 'Silver and gold i do not have, but what i have, I will give to you.' I ve no riches, but memories of your die hard training which made us whom we are today. I choose to recall this event because i know what you saved me from being. When i count God's blessings upon my life, i count you X10. Happy birthday Mum! One milestone attained, many feat to be surpassed. You will definitely live long to reap your labours. Your children will not let you down. We Love you abunch! But i keep wondering, How old are you now?
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Liza Mendez I always wonder why souls will stay for a hundred years...
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Wojtek Justyna Ten years in The Netherlands. Time flies... Wonder where it will fly me off to next.
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Cara Wall-Manness Twenty eight years ago on this day I lost my dad. For those of you who know me well, you know how much of a daddy's girl I was. I miss him every single day and I often sit back and wonder how different my lifr would be if he was still here with me. I Read more ... love you, I miss you and will always be your girl.
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Conference Speakers International
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A Little Known Robin Williams Story: “Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough Read more ... that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public. When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.” Reposted with permission from brianlord.org
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