Wednesday, April 30, 2008


To begin to make a decision to change something in our life we all have to go through the following cycle.
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Allegory of Change



I walk,down the street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in
I am lost.......I am helpless
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place,but,
It isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.


I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.


I walk down another street.

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People of Lesbos take gay group to court over term 'Lesbian'

Good way to increase tourism?
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A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world's gay women.
"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said.
Three islanders from Lesbos - home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women - have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name.

One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians.

Lesbos is famed as the birthplace of Sappho
The island is a favored holiday destination for gay women, particularly the lyric poet's reputed home town of Eressos.
The Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece could not be reached for comment.
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The Allure of the Forever Stamp

On May 12 the price of a stamp is rising by one cent. (a 2.4 percent increase). Right now you have the opportunity to lock in the 41 cent price forever. Is there any doubt, given the cost of gasoline, that the price will be rising again soon? This might rank as one of the best investments opportunities for businesses in a long time.

The stamp is quite handsome as you can see.
Risky investments and rising prices seem to be everywhere these days
For the past year, branches have been selling “The Forever Stamp” for 41 cents each
“The stamp will be good for mailing one-ounce First-Class letters anytime in the future — regardless of price changes,” the agency promises.
As the penny increase of May 12 nears, the forever deal is proving irresistible to millions of Americans, according to today’s news release:
In the past several weeks, Postal Service customers have been buying Forever Stamps at a rate of about 30 million per day, bringing the amount sold to more than 6 billion since they were first offered.
The Associated Press further detailed the climb, reporting forever stamp sales of $267,696,023 in March, $207,900,132 in February and $115,303,031 in January

When the standard stamp switches to 42 cents, so will the forever version, thus commencing a new round of forever stamp stockpiling.

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Carly Simon: Nobody does it better than Brooke on 'Idol'

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Carly Simon has more than a passing interest in this season's "American Idol" and leaves no mystery about who's her favorite remaining finalist - Brooke White.
Simon was tipped to turn on the television at her home in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., the night White won over the judges by performing her hit song "You're So Vain" during 1970s theme week.
"I thought, `Oh my God, this girl is so talented and she sings the song so much better than I ever did or ever could,'" said Simon
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"One thing I don't like about the show is that it turns truly sadistic when the person is voted off and they have to sing while they're crying,"
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Will You Marry Me for Health Insurance?

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Seven percent of Americans said that in the past year they or someone in their household decided to tie the knot mainly so one spouse would be eligible for the other’s health coverage.
That astonishing figure came from a survey out today from the Kaiser Family Foundation
Is marrying for health-care convenience the new marrying to get a Green Card?
There are 114 million households in America,according to the Census Bureau.
But the total number of marriages in 2005, the most recent year for which complete national figures are available, is only 2.25 million, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. That puts the total number of people who get hitched — for love, for money, for health insurance, for whatever — at about 4.5 million annually.

“What people are good at reporting is their perception,” she said. “The broad implication is the cost of health care is important enough that benefits are part of peoples’ life decisions.”

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

Don't forget. Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's is Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
To find a scoop shop near you Go Here. Enjoy!!!

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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

Don't forget. Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's is Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
To find a scoop shop near you Go Here. Enjoy!!!
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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Investigators: Millions in Iraq contracts never finished

Its time to call for the heads of those responsible. It appears firings and some jail time might help insure these practices are stopped.

As taxpayers shouldn't we be demanding accountability?
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Millions of dollars of lucrative Iraq reconstruction contracts were never finished because of excessive delays, poor performance or other factors, including failed projects that are being falsely described by the U.S. government as complete, federal investigators say.
uneven reconstruction effort that has cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion
U.S. Agency for International Development contracted with Bechtel Corp. in 2004 to construct a $50 million children's hospital in Basra, only to "essentially terminate" the project in 2006 because of monthslong delays
But rather than terminate the project, U.S. officials modified the contract to change the scope of the work
when in fact the hospital was only 35 percent complete
"The report paints a depressing picture of money being poured into failed Iraq reconstruction projects - contractors are killed, projects are blown up just before being completed, or the contractor just stops doing the work," she said.
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Skyrocketing Oil: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

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Is Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez about to get his wish—is the world really headed for $200 oil?

Make that $225 in 2012, says CIBC World Markets, a Canadian broker, in a new report arguing that “world oil markets will remain as tight over the next five years as they have over the last two years.”
The main explanation? Fundamentals, not commodity speculators, the report says.
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All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

"The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by his 10th birthday (or 11.4 boxes of 64s). Kids, ages 2-8, spend an average of 28 minutes each day colouring. Combined, children in the US spend 6.3 billion hours colouring annually, almost 10,000 human lifetimes!"

"Crayola crayon colour names rarely change. However, there are exceptions. In 1958, Prussian blue was changed to midnight blue in response to teacher recommendations that children could no longer relate to Prussian history. In 1962, the colour flesh was changed to peach recognizing that not everyone’s flesh is the same shade."


For the last 100 years or so kids have been exploring and creating worlds of color with Crayons. For a lot of us, our life long love affairs with color began with these wax sticks and a blank sheet of paper.

Crowded Crayon Colors
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120 Crayon Names and Color Codes

23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver
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Crayon Color Fun Facts & Photo Inspiration

Rolling Rainbow Crayons

The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.

Crowded Crayon Colors

In the last 98 years, more than 100 billion Crayola crayons have been made.

Crowded Crayon Colors

children in the US spend 6.3 billion hours colouring annually, almost 10,000 human lifetimes!

Rolling Rainbow Crayons

Many crayon names are also borrowed from traditional artists’ paints.

Primary Crayon Colors

The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder Edwin, and a former school teacher.
Crayon Stack
Photo by bookgrl
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My crayon box Crayon Juice

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Crayon Box Renewed Crayon Sharpener

crayons 2.0 crayon of the gods

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Title Photo by davidz

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