Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pure bred dog

Trump's revised Presidential checklist

Congressional Reform Act of 2017

Let’s see if  congress understands what people pressure is all about.
Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE.
Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid
Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . .. . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE. This is really stupid
Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . .. . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE. Stupid
Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065
Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000
Here’s where the cuts should be made!
TRUMP, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
“I could end the deficit in five minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election".
The 26th Amendment ( granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds ) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure. Trump is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2017
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message. It's time!
Pass send a link to this post. Let's all participate in helping to drain the swamp!

Monday, April 24, 2017

The nicest, safest, best place to be

  1. The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts
  2. The safest place to be is in someone’s prayers
  3. The very best place to be is…..…..in the hands of God.

Six Best Doctors in the World

Six Best Doctors in the World
1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence
6. Friends

Six Undeniable Facts of Life

Six Undeniable Facts of Life
1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price.
2. Best wise words: "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food."
3. The one who loves you will never leave you because, even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.
4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few folks really understand that.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to manage!
6. If you just want to walk fast, walk alone; but, if you want to walk far, walk together!

Friends - true happiness

Philosophy 101…..

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that:
  1. Whether we wear a $300 or $30 watch – – – they both tell the same time.
  2. Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – – – the amount of money inside is the same.
  3. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $30 or $3 wine – – – the hangover is the same.
  4. Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 or 30,000 sq. ft. – – – the loneliness is the same.
  5. And we realize our true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
  6. Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – – – we go down with it. 
  7. Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane reaches its destination – – – everyone arrives at the same time.
  8. Therefore . . . we should realize that when we have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, with whom we can chat, laugh, talk, sing, talk about north- south-east-west or heaven and earth — that is true happiness!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mother Teresa quote - 16 tips to celebrate life

  1. Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. 
  2. Life is beauty, admire it.
  3. Life is bliss, taste it.
  4. Life is a dream, realize it.
  5. Life is a challenge, meet it.
  6. Life is a duty, complete it.
  7. Life is a game, play it.
  8. Life is a promise, fulfill it.
  9. Life is sorrow, overcome it.
  10. Life is a song, sing it.
  11. Life is a struggle, accept it.
  12. Life is a tragedy, confront it.
  13. Life is an adventure, dare it.
  14. Life is luck, make it.
  15. Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
  16. Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa

Portal to Hell in Kamokuna, Hawaii

Wine glass pyramid in Zwiesel, Germany

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Prayer for the game of life

Richard Cardinal Cushing
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DEAR GOD, help me be a good sport in the game of life. I don't ask for an easy place in the lineup. Put me anywhere you need me. I only ask that I can give you 100% of everything I have. If all the hard drives seem to come my way, I thank you for the compliment. Help me to remember that you never send a player more trouble then he can handle with your help…
And help me, Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. May I always play on the square no matter what others do…Help me study…THE BOOK so I'll know the rules…
Finally, God, if the natural turn of events goes against me and I am benched for sickness or old age, help me accept that as a part of the game, too. Keep me from whimpering that I was framed or that I got a raw deal. And when I finish the final inning, I ask for no laurels; all I want is to believe in my heart, I played as well as I could and that I didn't let you down.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Advice: Treat yourself with respect

Live your life on the basis of what is possible, right and good for you instead of what you or others think you should do.
Find out what you want and what you are good at, value those, and take actions designed to fulfill your potential.
Respect your own needs. Identify what really fulfills you – not just immediate gratification. Respecting your deeper needs will increase   your sense of worth and well-being.
     Make decisions. Practice making and implementing positive choices flexibly but firmly, and trust yourself to deal with the consequences.

Monday, March 13, 2017

21 Keys to a Happy Life

21 Keys to a Happy Life

  1. Compliment three people everyday.
  2. Watch a sunrise.
  3. Be the first to say "Hello."
  4. Live beneath your means.
  5. Treat everyone as you want to be treated.
  6. Never give up on anybody; miracles happen.
  7. Forget the Jones’s.
  8. Remember someone’s name.
  9. Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
  10. Be tough-minded, but tender hearted.
  11. Be kinder than you have to be.
  12. Don’t forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
  13. Keep your promises.
  14. Learn to show cheerfulness even when you don’t feel it.
  15. Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years.
  16. Leave everything better than you found it.
  17. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.
  18. When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.
  19. Don’t rain on other people’s parades.
  20. Don’t waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  21. Keep some things to yourself and don’t promote havoc by backstabbing people you love.
Source Unknown  Apple Seeds

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pyramids in perspective

Lenten prayer

Direct our actions, Lord, by your holy inspiration and carry them forward by your gracious help, that all our works may begin in you and by you be happily ended.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

via EWTN 

"Lenten Reflections"

Lenten Question: Why are the forty days called Lent?

Lenten Question

Q: Why are the forty days called Lent?
A: They are called Lent because that is the Old English word for spring, the season of the year during which they fall. This is something unique to English. In almost all other languages its name is a derivative of the Latin term, or "the forty days."

via EWTN 
"Lenten Reflections"

Taco Truck

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Smile Virus

The Smile Virus
Author Unknown
Smiling is infectious, 
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too. 

I passed around the corner 
and someone saw my grin 
When he smiled I realized
I'd passed it on to him . 

I thought about that smile
then I realized its worth, 
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth. 

So, if you feel a smile begin, 
don't leave it undetected
Let's start an epidemic quick, 
and get the world infected!
From Inspiration Peak