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For my Biker friends ... My Harley
Real Redneck ... Turtle Hunter
What a burger ... Waffle Burger
This is a friend of mine from KY.... We work out at the same Gym as you can see. :-) Carl Hurley
Neat .... Amazing Parking Lot
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Other neat stuff
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True Map of Florida
Finally, a true map of Florida that explains this weird, but wonderful state.
Survey on Accidents
A recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that 23% of traffic accidents are alcohol related.
This means that the remaining 77% are caused by assholes who just drink coffee, carbonated drinks, juices, yogurts, and shit like that.
Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three times as many accidents.
This message is sent by someone who worries about your well being.
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CLOROX VERSUS PEROXIDE
Clorox vs peroxide
VERY interesting and inexpensive. This was written by Becky Ransey of
Indiana (a doctor's Wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over
recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my
toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me. 'I would like to tell
you of the benefits of that Plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you
can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost?
The Power of a Badge......
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86 year old man
4 year olds mind
A farmer was
helping one of his cows give birth when he noticed his
4-year-old son standing wide-eyed at the fence, soaking
in the whole event.
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I have always said, you should learn something
new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we
learn today, we forget tomorrow.
More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen
In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, Algeria, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years. Technically though, the driest place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years.
Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any
country. Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. This ice
also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As
strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert; the
average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ' Big Village '.
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
Los Angeles' full name is: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula -- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
The term 'The Big Apple' was coined by touring jazz musicians of the
1930s who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city.
There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy
in 133 B.C.
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign
Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M). It is located in the city of Rome,
Italy, has an area of two tennis courts and, as of 2001, has a
population of 80 -- 20 less people than the Vatican.
Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits'.
St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally called Pig's Eye after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant who set up the first business there.
Chances that a road is unpaved: in the U.S.A. = 1%; in Canada = .75%
The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Super deep Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming from the hole was boiling with it.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five
must be straight.
The water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls .
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Q. What's the Cuban National Anthem?
Cell phone for seniors
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A Look at the Future ...
Whether these changes are good or bad depends, in part, on how we adapt to them.
But, ready or not, here they come ... or should I say ... here they are already!
The Post Office
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office.
They are so deeply in financial trouble, that there is probably no way to sustain it long term.
Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive.
Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.
Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018.
-It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks.
Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check.
-This plays right into the death of the post office.
If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail,
the post office would absolutely go out of business.
The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper.
They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition.
That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man.
As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it.
The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance.
They have met with Apple, Amazon and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.
You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages.
I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes.
I wanted my hard copy CD, but I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music.
The same thing will happen with books.
You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy.
And the price is less than half that of a real book.
Think of the convenience!
Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story,
can't wait to see what happens next and you forget that you're holding a gadget instead of a book.
The Land Line Telephone
Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don't need it anymore.
-Most people keep it simply because they're always had it.
But, you are paying double charges for that extra service.
All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider
for no charge against your minutes.
This is one of the saddest parts of the change story.
The music industry is dying a slow death.
Not just because of illegal downloading.
It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it.
-Greed and corruption is the problem.
The record labels and the radio conglomerates: simply, self-destruction.
-Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalog items,"
meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with ... Older, established artists.
-This is also true on the live concert circuit.
Revenues to the networks are down dramatically.
Not just because of the economy.
People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers and they're playing games and doing lots of other thingsthat take up the time that used to be spent watching TV.
Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator.
Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
I say 'good riddance' to most of it.
It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery.
Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.
The "Things" That You Own
Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future.
They may simply reside in "the cloud."
Today, your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents.
Your software is on a CD or DVD and you can always re-install it if need be.
But all of that is changing.
Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services."
That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system.
So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet.
-If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud.
If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.
And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.
In this virtual world,
you can access your music or your books, or your whatever, from any laptop or handheld device.
-That's the good news.
But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big "Poof?"
Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical?
It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf,
or open up a CD case and pull out the insert!
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy.
It's been gone for a long time anyway.
There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings and even built into your computer and cell phone.
-You can be sure that, 24/7, 'They' know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View.
If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles and your ads will change to reflect those habits.
-And 'They' will try to get you to buy something else ... Again and again and again.
All we will have, that can't be changed, are Memories.