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How Government Works

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said someone may steal from it at night, so they created a night watchman position (GS-4) and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning position and hired two people: one person to write the instructions (GS-12) and one person to do time studies (GS-11).

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Q.C. position and hired two people, one GS-9 to do the studies and one GS-11 to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created the following positions, a timekeeper (GS-09) and a payroll officer (GS-11) and hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

So they created an administrative position and hired three people: an Admin. Officer (GM-13), an Assistant Admin. Officer (GS-13) and a Legal Secretary (GS-08).

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost," so they laid off the night watchman.

  
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2ABBYNORMAL 12/31/2012 12:03AM

    I loved this blog. Tell it like it is.
It's a terrible situation that has been going on for years.
When will the madness end?
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MARYB73 12/30/2012 6:32PM

    So true.

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NAYPOOIE 12/30/2012 6:10PM

    yeah, that sounds about right.

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BARCLE 12/30/2012 3:39PM

    Is true for sure emoticon

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DALID414 12/30/2012 2:22PM

    Yup! That sounds about right!

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ALICERIEGER 12/30/2012 11:15AM

    Soooo typicAl

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WOUBBIE 12/30/2012 10:13AM

    Business works this way as well!

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CINDYSDAY 12/30/2012 8:09AM

    so true!

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DOVESEYES 12/30/2012 7:55AM

    It would be funny if it wasn't sadly true and not only in USA but here too.

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BRENDA_G50 12/30/2012 3:37AM

    Unfortunately, that's the way it really is. emoticon

At least you got a Big smile from me to start my day off right emoticon

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Ever wonder about the real differences between liberals and conservatives?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f
bid=10151170552566275&set=a.1804799862
74.135777.177486166274&type=1&theater


or cut and paste

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10151170552566275&set=a.180479986274.1
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WOUBBIE 12/29/2012 8:06PM

    Too true.

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Super Bowl

Friday, December 28, 2012

John received a free ticket to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately. John's seat was in the last row in the corner of the stadium. He was closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the stadium. He noticed an empty seat 10 rows up from the 50-yard line. He decides to make his way to the empty seat. As he sits down he asks the man next to him if anyone is sitting there. The man told him no, it was empty. John is very excited to have a seat like this at a Super Bowl and asks why in the world no one is using it? The man replied that it was his wife's seat but she passed away. He said this was the first Super Bowl that they have not attended together since they were married in 1968. John said that it was really sad and asked if he couldn't find someone, a relative or a close friend to take the seat?

"No" replied the man, "They're at her funeral!"

  
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NEWKATHYNOW 12/30/2012 10:36PM

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DALID414 12/29/2012 2:30PM

    Oh that's awful! emoticon

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CARRAND 12/28/2012 7:47PM

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HHB4181 12/28/2012 1:00PM

    cute

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ALICERIEGER 12/28/2012 11:43AM

    He's honoring her in his way--I guess!

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CINDYSDAY 12/28/2012 9:17AM

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MRE1956 12/28/2012 6:39AM

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SUSANBEAMON 12/28/2012 1:41AM

  different people, different priorities.

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DOVESEYES 12/28/2012 1:16AM

    What could you say to that ????

lol

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What is Oxycise!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So many of you haven't heard of this method of getting large amounts of oxygen into our bodies. Here is a link to comments by professionals and folks who have experienced this practice.

www.oxycise.com/Success/professional
comments.htm


I have noticed that I have less knee pain when I am faithful to it. Unfortunately, I have been less faithful to it and never faithful long enough to see the weight loss others have experienced. That's what I am working toward.

I have found that diets just don't work for me. There has to be movement. I have lost a few times on low carb, but not been able to stick to it. So my plan is now to get this Oxycise! a habit.

  
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GENRE009 3/17/2014 11:04AM

    Sounds amazing, especially watch the video testimonals. So, have you done this?

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DJ4HEALTH 12/28/2012 9:00PM

    Will have to try that too!

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ALICERIEGER 12/27/2012 2:49PM

    Sounds interesting

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DIET_FRIEND 12/27/2012 1:16PM

    Stick with it!

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ANDY_54 12/27/2012 9:57AM

    So that's what Oxycise is! Thanks for the info and good luck with the program!

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IMEMINE1 12/27/2012 7:58AM

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DALID414 12/26/2012 10:34PM

    Consistency, consistency, consistency.

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12/25/12: New Beginning...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I want to really start this thing. I can't figure out how to get in the mood. Shall I start with diet? Shall I start with exercise? I know that if I start with too many things I will give up because I can't keep it up. I think I should start with being faithful to Oxycise. Oxycise is amazing and it will get me farther along where I want to go and make me healthier than just following a diet where I lose it too many times and give up. Okay I will start with Oxycise beginning Wednesday Dec 26th. I will track it faithfully. Done Deal! One thing and one thing only! Is that so hard? Make it a habit…

  
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IMEMINE1 12/27/2012 8:02AM

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ROSALIEESTHER 12/27/2012 7:35AM

    Yay You! I know Oxycise! Works!

Since I see your blogs ebert day, I know you're on sparkpeople every day. May I suggest that you post on the consistency thread on the Breathing For Health team discussion forum?

It really helps me to expect to show others that I met my commitment.

So so sooooooo period of you & inspired.

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NEWKATHYNOW 12/26/2012 10:41PM

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CARRAND 12/26/2012 8:09PM

    Sounds like a good plan to me.

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ANDY_54 12/26/2012 7:17PM

    I'll join the rest, what's Oxycise? Breathing exercises? (I knew someone who said to lose weight, you have to breathe right.) Whatever it is, a plan is good to have so you're halfway there without walking out the door! Go you! Keep it up!

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2ABBYNORMAL 12/26/2012 5:02PM

    I'm assuming oxycise is being in the habit of exercising everyday - no excuses.
Good for you. It sounds like the best way to start. Concentrate on one thing for your health before taking on too much. Exercise is the best thing for you. Oh, by the way, I plan on starting January 1, I hope. Just need the motivation!
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ALICERIEGER 12/26/2012 2:00PM

    What is oxycise?

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DESERTDWELLER2 12/26/2012 1:09PM

    I too don't know what oxicise is.....but you have a plan and that's a GOOD start.
Nancy

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/26/2012 12:21PM

    Find something that works for you then do it . . . stick with it.

For me, I find that tracking fitness and nutrition
PLUS portion control PLUS staying on plan are the key to success.

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CELICABOY84 12/26/2012 11:12AM

    I find that most people start off the easiest with the substitution method then move into planning their diet, and once thats down add in exercise.

Start off with this
If your using 1,2 or whole milk, switch to fat free
switch sugar for splenda
switch eggs for egg whites
water for soda

you get the idea. SUPER SUPEr easy way to start, and it will all help :D

Good luck I have faith in you!

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WOUBBIE 12/26/2012 10:22AM

    I like the way FlyLady focuses on one habit per month all year long. It's way easier to focus on just one thing at a time and get it right than to spread yourself too thin.

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RDGISME 12/26/2012 9:55AM

    We will both/all begin the new year with a plan...we will follow that..move a lot to go with it....and be victorious!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/26/2012 9:47AM

    Tracking is easy to start as well as making sure to get your water. I don't know what Oxycise is--something new for me to research! Keep on sparking!

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HOLLYM48 12/26/2012 9:41AM

    emoticon emoticon I agree with the sparker that says to track everything you eat! It is truly the way to figure out what and how much you are eating because sometimes it is very surprising! Portion control and exercise will get you where you want to go!

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DALID414 12/26/2012 9:30AM

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CINDYSDAY 12/26/2012 9:11AM

    It just takes 30 days to make or change a habit. So pick one or two things at a time! emoticon

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KITKAT717 12/26/2012 7:56AM

    My 5 cents worth would be to begin tracking what you eat and working out. That is an easy way to start. Then as you work at it for a week begin making diet changes! Too many changes can be overwhelming. The tortoise wins the race!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/26/2012 7:26AM

    emoticon whats oxicise emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 12/26/2012 4:17AM

    Only thing is, it can be really hard to lose weight with just exercise. Diet is a lot qicker and will lead to more lbs lost almost every time. Glenn

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ROXIGIRL 12/26/2012 2:30AM

    Good luck!

Comment edited on: 12/26/2012 2:31:14 AM

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POWER2XCEL 12/26/2012 2:23AM

  You have a good start by having a plan.

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