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Master Change!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change. ~ Brian Tracy

  
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/15/2012 6:38AM

    Good quote

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MAKINANIMPACT 8/14/2012 3:40PM

    Short and sweet love the quote!


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1CRAZYDOG 8/14/2012 10:37AM

    Great quote!

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GOOSIEMOON 8/14/2012 9:46AM

    Yep! emoticon

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CCHEF1 8/14/2012 9:32AM

    Love this quote!

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VTMAID 8/14/2012 9:14AM

    I like that!
Karen

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Look Through Another's Eyes!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?

- Henry David Thoreau

  
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/14/2012 8:51AM

    Right up there with walking in another's shoes for a mile.

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GREENGENES 8/13/2012 5:34PM

    Great quote.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/13/2012 11:23AM

    Oh my gosh, you know, if more of us were able to do that this world would be a far more peaceful place than it is. **SIGH**

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CAT609 8/13/2012 8:51AM

    I love that quote!

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DEBBIELCG 8/13/2012 8:29AM

    i love Thoreau thanks for sharing

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And the Falme is Extinguished!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It has probably already happened in London but in a few hours we will watch as the President of the IOC watches the flame die and proclaims the games of the XXX Olympiad to be closed and calls on the youth of the world to convene again four years hence in Rio Di Janerio for the games of the thirty-first Olympiad.

Notice he does not call on the member nations to send their finest bio-engineered specimens to compete in the games. He calls on the youth of the world to assemble. The Olympics used to have a purity about them. Athletes competing purely for the sake of the competition. Alsas, that has passed. Adolph Hitler envisioned using the 1936 games to demonstrate the superiority of the white Aryian. Enter Jesse Owens and several Jewish American athletes to put the kibosh on that.

Then enter television and the medal competition between the nations. I the fifties and sixties, during the cold war, the east and west were afraid to actually shoot weapons at each other so they threw athletes at each other every four years. Now all of the news outlets are obsessed with "the medal count". There are only three countries that won more medals than the American women. You know what, The US and China, and Russia SHOULD win a lot more medals than any other Country. Why? Because they have more people. Last week the news media was up in arms because the gold medal winner would over $9,000.00 in income taxes based on his win. The news media intimated the tax was on the medal. This is not so. the tax is on the $25,000.00 that the USOC pays each gold medal winner. So much for amateurism. If a college athlete wins a medal, does he forfeit his college eligibility?

The competition is amazing and the bio-engineered specimens are also but when they get to be 25 or thirty and have lived gymnastics or diving or whatever since they were 5 years old, what can they do? Coach gymnastics or diving? Breed with other divers or gymnasts in hoes of developing a super-race of gymnasts? Become a ward of the state?

We return you now to our regular programing.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2012 5:50PM

    the theory is good . . . competition open to all youthfrom al countries. But it definitely has run amuck . . . like so many things do as greed enters the picture.



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WOMANATWORK1 8/12/2012 3:41PM

    A capitalist, corporate venture to be sure ... doing very little, apparently, towards the goal of world peace or education. emoticon


By the way, I heard on NPR that until 1912, poetry was an Olympic sport! Now that gives me hope!!

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The Greatest Power!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

"The greatest gift that you can give to another is knowledge for knowledge is power—power to build and to dream. What you can envision in your mind you can achieve."
-Jack Podojil

  
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 8/12/2012 9:00AM

    Yes.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/11/2012 1:14PM

    I like this!

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Autumn!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sure, it's August. It's over 90 degrees out. But...football sarts tomorrow and football means Autumn! In ouur part of the country, there really isn't "football" weather until the last game of the season anyway. That is my theory as to one of the reasons southern teams do better in Bowl games than northern teams. Big Ten teams are traditionally larger than SEC teams but when you take them down to Florida and make them play ui n the heat, the smaller players who are used to playing in the heat and not the snow usually will win out. I gues the ourcome would be different if they played at Lambeau Field with the field heaters turned off. Whatever.

  
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GREENGENES 8/10/2012 12:58PM

    After 26 days of 90+ today's high of 85 sure seems like Autumn.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/10/2012 12:50PM

    Ready for Fall!

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