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“When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, best strategy is to dismount ".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that; “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, best strategy is to dismount ".
However, in government, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course....

13 Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

If you don't understand this theory, you haven't lived long enough.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MI-ELLKAYBEE 1/19/2012 1:29PM

    Way too much truth here! One more thing: name the dead horse to the position of second-in-command (VP.) Then nothing will ever be expected of it again. emoticon

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RANDOM00B 1/19/2012 12:42PM

    One thing I have to say: it's not just government. Corporations and other for-profit enterprises have done this type of stuff with the dead horse as well.

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ALICERIEGER 1/18/2012 8:55AM


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SUPERMOUSE35 1/18/2012 7:56AM

    Hee, that's great! :D

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GRANDMA624 1/18/2012 5:49AM

  I'm old enough to understand. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 1/18/2012 4:50AM

    hmmm, that explains that supervisor I once had. :)

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WENDENANNIE 1/18/2012 3:02AM

    Great blog! I have lived long enough to understand it and I am wondering if that is a good thing? LOL! Shall we unsaddle that horse and ride bareback? emoticon

emoticon for sharing!


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QUEEN_REINA 1/18/2012 1:32AM

    This is a GREAT blog--I really got a laugh from it. Thank you for sharing it!

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption & Weight Loss

Monday, January 16, 2012

"A new study says that women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol every day lose more weight than women that don't drink at all. At least, that's what your wife will slur to you after she forgets to pick up the kids from soccer practice." -Jimmy Kimmel

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KICK-SS 1/17/2012 3:06PM

    Good one!! emoticon

Although I do allow myself a small glass of wine two or three times a week..

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BARCLE 1/17/2012 12:32PM


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ALICERIEGER 1/17/2012 9:57AM

    Thanks for the laugh.

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XANADUREALM 1/17/2012 6:17AM

    Funny! But alcohol and weight loss don't work ...


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WOUBBIE 1/16/2012 7:12PM

    Hey! That's me they're writing about! Only I forget to pick them up after band rehearsal, not soccer.....


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SLIMTONES 1/16/2012 5:22PM

    Dang, I thought this was a genuine new scientific finding!

Thanks for the chuckle.

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How To Prevent Leaks And Dribbles Down There with D3

Monday, January 16, 2012

A marvelous article by Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Topping off the growing stack of great stuff that vitamin D-3 does for you is this good news: Keeping your levels up dramatically lowers your risk for PDQ (Pee Doesn't Quit).

Medically, it's called urinary incontinence. You probably call it "Oh no." Turns out there's one thing many of the 10 million women struggling with it share: low levels of D-3. It makes them (you?) a whopping 170 percent more likely to leak than those with a healthy level of D-3. Why? The vitamin may help muscle tone in your sphincter, the muscle that stops dribbles. (By the way, men leak, too; it's just a better-kept secret. We don't know yet whether low D affects guys.)

The Department of Defense should be so lucky as to have such a simple way to prevent leaks.

How to be sure you're not D-ficient? A simple blood test. We like to see D-3 levels between 50 and 80. If you're low (up to 75 percent of folks are, especially in winter), take 1,000 IU of D-3 a day; 1,200 after age 60. Include what's in your multivitamin and combo calcium-D-3-magnesium pill. Don't go over 2,000 IU unless your doc says to. Too much can harm bones and kidneys.

Also, take 900 mg of DHA omega-3s daily. These healthy fats help you absorb vitamin D-3 (and do good things for your heart and brain). However, it's not easy to get enough DHA from food.

Bonus: While helping to keep you dry (what a relief), D-3 also protects you against asthma, dementia and the flu!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 1/17/2012 1:39PM

    Is D3 only obtained thru supplements?

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ILOVETOCRUISE 1/17/2012 8:35AM

    I did not notice any difference but I will pay attention. Thanks.

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GRANDMA624 1/17/2012 5:53AM

  Thanks for a great article. My Dr. recently put me on a prescription for Vit-D.

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GRAMMAP1 1/16/2012 10:28PM

    Between SP requiring 8 glasses of water and taking Lasix; the D3 doesn't work for me. It is a nasty combination! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYB73 1/16/2012 2:13PM

    Thank you. I take D3 daily,but haven't noticed any difference. What would I be like without it?

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TRISH579 1/16/2012 1:26PM

    What about sunlight?

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CJSARGENT1 1/16/2012 12:33PM

    How great is this vitamin

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GMFAY33 1/16/2012 10:09AM

    WoW! Now that is great information for many of us and is good to share. Thank you!

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ALICERIEGER 1/16/2012 9:57AM

    Great info! Thanks for sharing

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TINY67 1/16/2012 6:49AM

    I'll pass it on.

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ANYVAR54 1/16/2012 4:11AM

    Thanks, I am taking vitamin d3, but didn't know it would help this.

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NAYPOOIE 1/16/2012 3:24AM

    PDQ! Love it!

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NADJAZZ 1/16/2012 1:54AM

    I had no idea that was one of the benefits of D-3! I have been tested low for it, so I need to take my supplement daily. Thanks for the reminder!

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Share bar

Monday, January 16, 2012

A new feature on SparkPeople is the share bar on your blog posts. They can "Like" to facebook, twitter, share by email, etc. If you don't want that, you have to uncheck the box in your Spark Page settings that says "Show share bar on my blog posts." Do pass this one on...I know I for one dislike having my different social networks interfaced.

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ALICERIEGER 1/16/2012 9:59AM

    Once again you have some good info. I didn't realize we could block that. Thanks.

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MRE1956 1/16/2012 4:38AM

    Sigh......yeah, this annoyance has gotten a lot of buzz these days.....made sure I checked that box as soon aa humanly possible (and I don't even *DO* FB)!

Sheesh - WTH are people thinking these days? Where do folks get off even DREAMING that this is even a smidgen of a good idea?


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WALIDGAZALA 1/16/2012 1:52AM

    Agree emoticon

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Love and Marriage

Friday, January 13, 2012

The child was a typical four-year-old girl - cute, inquisitive, bright as a new penny.

When she expressed difficulty in grasping the concept of marriage, her father decided to pull out his wedding photo album, thinking visual images would help.

One page after another, he pointed out the bride arriving at the church, the entrance, the wedding ceremony, the recessional, the reception, etc.

"Now do you understand?" he asked.

"I think so," she said, "is that when mommy came to work for us?"

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GRANDMA624 1/18/2012 5:43AM

  I love it. emoticon

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HONDABLONDE 1/15/2012 4:24AM


Thanks for sharing!


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THISTIMEMYWAY 1/13/2012 7:10PM

    haha, gotta show this to my hubby! emoticon lol


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ALICERIEGER 1/13/2012 9:43AM

    That definitely one way to look at it.

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IBSHAUN 1/13/2012 2:14AM

    Hahaha! That's too cute!

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