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Qualities of Leadership

Monday, February 03, 2014

Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:

29 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have bankrupted at least two businesses
3 have been arrested for assault
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 are current defendants in lawsuits
84 were stopped for drunk driving

Can you guess which organization this is?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.

  
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PAMNANGEL 2/5/2014 12:38AM

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SINGINGLADY47 2/3/2014 9:14AM

    We need to kick them all out and start over!!!! Maybe we can start on that in November. No wonder the rest of the world has lost respect for the USA. Oops! I see my soap box is just a step away, so I will hush. Lol. Have a blessed day. Judi

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COLLEENROSTE 2/3/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon don't you pay them to be there too?, guess I can't talk given the state of the Canadian Senate scandal emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 2/3/2014 5:15AM

    I figured this list was the Congress, how proud we all should be of them (sarcasm)

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Famous Last Words

Saturday, February 01, 2014

''The Bomb will never go off, I speak as an expert in explosives." -Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project

"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom." -Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." -Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." - The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

"But what is it good for?" -Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." -Bill Gates, 1981

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." - Western Union internal memo,1876.

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in
particular?" -David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible." -A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper!" - Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone With The Wind."

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." -Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this"
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- Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M
"Post-It" Notepads.

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy" -Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." -Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, France .

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." -Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.

"The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the
heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required." - Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University

"I don't know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn't be a
feasible business by itself." -the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon," -Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

  
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    Rejecting the Beatles made me laugh~

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    How amazing to think how far we've come!

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RENIESSPARKIN 2/1/2014 11:39AM

    Anything in its infancy appears 'undoable,' doesn't it? I guess that's why us fools just keep on trying despite what the experts say.
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HELEN_BRU 2/1/2014 11:23AM

    Amazing, isn't it? And we thought we were the only ones who couldn't see into the future! LOL

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    Wow.

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    All the can not will not wark useless Sayers of the warld Almost as many as can do

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CHERIONE 2/1/2014 5:52AM

    And my favorite, "You'll never lose the weight so don't try". Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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SUSANBEAMON 2/1/2014 2:07AM

  which should remind us that the idea usually comes before the application. make it and we'll find a use for it.

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IDICEM 2/1/2014 1:13AM

  Thank you for these. It's great to have a reminder that so many people were wrong. Gives me hope.
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GODSCHILDAMYB 2/1/2014 12:58AM

    Very interesting!! Last words indeed!!! I wonder how many felt stupid later!

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 2/1/2014 12:54AM

    I enjoyed reading all of these. VERY GOOD!!! Thanks!

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House in the Woods

Friday, January 31, 2014

  
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    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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    Seems only fair ..........

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Words can harm...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

  
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  My daughter said"Mum do you remember when you told me that if you ever got to be like your mother then shoot me? ..the time has come." My mother always opened her mouth and put her foot in it. On my vision board I put a mouth and beside it a zipper.


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    Think before you speach

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    This is so very true. Thanks for reminding us.

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    So true!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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1934 Wards Catalog: gasoline iron!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

  
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    cool!

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    I had and used one of these when we lived off the grid. It was hot!

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TUTUNAN 2/2/2014 12:10PM

    I had and used one of these when we lived off the grid. It was hot!

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    I bet it did smell awful.

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 1/30/2014 8:36PM

    My aunt had one of those. She said it ran on "white gasoline." I don't know what that is; I don't think it is kerosene.

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SANDRALEET 1/30/2014 8:36AM

    The inventions of man

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ATLTRAINR 1/30/2014 5:50AM

    The price is cheaper than a gallon of gas!

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BEFIT014 1/30/2014 5:21AM

    LOL! That's pretty cool!

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ROX525 1/30/2014 5:20AM

    Didn't even know this existed! LOL Your clothes had to smell like gas!

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