Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Today's Animals



Thanks Bev V.

Strange Lock






Thanks Millie McG.

Too Many Visitors



Thanks Barb H.

Skylines



8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Metro/Urban Population: 1.5 million This is probably the most impressive city worldwide
that has less than 2 million residents. Marvelous
modern buildings reach the sky here, and while the
skyline is not too dense, it does allow buildings to
soar and stand out. Kuala Lumpur has three of the
25 tallest buildings worldwide, including the tallest
twin buildings, the Petronnes Towers (which are
arguably the second and third tallest overall in the
world), as well as the 420 meters Menara Kuala
Lumpur Tower.



Thanks Millie McG.

Stats

Hi Marty,

I saw Millie's email concerning the World Population Clock and how it boggled her mind. Well here are 2 sites that she and others may find of interest.

http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-countries-by-population

http://www.prcdc.org/summaries/uspopperspec/uspopperspec.html

The first is similar to Millie's clock however you can go to the right side of the chart and see the official clock of many individual countries. For those "nay sayers" on Global Warming they can check out the World Population in 1907 by scrolling to the top and clicking on the link.

1907 World population was an estimated 1,700,000,000 people. By 2007, according to the World Clock, it is 6,671,226,000 and counting. An increase of nearly 4 times. Just think of the fossil fuels, industrial waste, residential waste and particulates that we have been emiting into the atmosphere in ever increasing amounts since 1907.

The second is for you and the American People. We are constantly hearing about illegal alians and their affect on the economy well have a look at what the US demographics will be by 2015 and what it will be in 2050.

Of course none of us will be here in 2050 so who cares about Global Warming or world population. So what if we will be a minority. What the hell then we will be getting the government grants and financial assistance to open ethnic businesses..... what a reversal of fortunes Huh......

Enjoy...... or not

Bob H
PS I know, stop harping on Global Warming. I am just worried that if we don't do something now what will happen to our grandkids.

Maybe we should start culling the herds now.

Thanks Bob H.

Queen of Blondes



Thanks Millie McG.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Today's Animals



Thanks Bob H.

Strange Lock






Thanks Millie McG.

Global Hawk



THE AIR FORCE ( GLOBAL HAWK )

THE GLOBAL HAWKThis is a photo of the Global Hawk UAV that returned from the war zone recently under its own power. (Iraq to Edwards AFB in CA) - Not transported via C5 or C17..... Notice the mission paintings on the fuselage. It's actually over 250 missions.... (and I would suppose 25 air medals). That's a long way for a remotely-piloted aircraft. Think of the technology (and the required quality of the data link to fly it remotely). Not only that but the pilot controlled it from a nice warm control panel at Edwards AFB. -really long legs- can stay up for almost 2 days at altitudes above 60k. The Global Hawk was controlled via satellite; it flew missions during OT&E that went from Edwards AFB to upper Alaska and back non-stop. Basically, they come into the fight at high mach # in mil thrust, fire their AMRAAMS, and no one ever sees them or paints with radar. There is practically no radio chatter because all the guys in the flight are tied together electronically, and can see who is targeting who, and they have AWACS direct input and 360?situational awareness from that and other sensors. The aggressors had a morale problem before it was all over. It is to air superiority what the jet engine was to aviation.It can taxi, take off, fly a mission, return, land and taxi on its own. No blackouts, no fatigue, no relief tubes, no ejection seats, and best of all, no dead pilots, no POWs! Pretty cool!
Thanks Millie McG.

Skylines




7. Toronto , Canada
Metro/Urban Population: 5.1 million Toronto is a meeting place, a crossroads of many
cultures and ethnicities. Toronto is downtown
Canada, the biggest city in the country with a
skyline to match. Toronto has 7 structures in its
skyline that stand at over 200 meters, including
the astonishingly tall 553 meters, CNN Tower,
which is often referred to as the tallest freestanding
structure in the world. While mostly untrue
(because there are taller TV masts in the world),
the CNN Tower possesses the world's highest
observation deck, making this city's skyline one
of the most immediately identifiable.


Thanks Millie McG.

Autographs



Marty,

Here is a second group of autographs from my mother's autograph book.
If you
get it in time you can post these with the first group, or wait till
tomorrow. The Annie I believe was my aunt Annie Hineson DeSerres, the
junior
choir director at St. Paul's for many years.

John


Thanks John R.

The Pharmacist

Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully, she explained, "It's the druggist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone. I had to call multiple times before he would even answer the phone." Immediately, the husband drove downtown to confront the druggist and demand an apology. Before he could say more than a word or two, the druggist told him, "Now, just a minute, listen to my side of it.



This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, just to realize that I locked the house with both house and car keys inside and had to break a window to get my keys. Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket. Later, when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire. When I finally got to the store there was a bunch of people waiting for me to open up.



I got the store opened and started waiting on these people, and all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook." He continued, "Then I had to break a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I had to get down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels and the phone was still ringing.



When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it. Half of them hit the floor and broke. Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up, and I finally got back to answer it.



It was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer. And believe me mister, as God is my witness, all I did was tell her!"



Thanks Ellen S.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Today's Animals

Thanks Bob H.


How True






Thanks Millie McG.

1966 Lovell's List

John R. would like to receive any corrections to this list.

Skylines




6. Singapore

Metro/Urban Population: 3.8 million One of the best (urban) planned and cleanliest
metropolitan cities in the world, Singapore looks
like an architectural model city come to life. The
buildings cannot be higher than 280 meters due
to air traffic control restrictions, but that has
added a tall (but not too tall) and consistent
building height and space pattern that makes
this skyline unique: Three buildings are exactly
280 meters tall, and 5 others (8 total) stand at
just over 200 meters. The buildings are mostly
light-colored, and there is a large expanse of
greenery dotted around the city core. This
South-Eastern city is definitely in a league of
its own.

Thanks Millie McG

Autographs



Marty,

Here are some pages from my mother, Edith Hineson's autograph book from

1927-28 when she was 12 or 13 years old. The girlfriends who signed are
like a who's who list from Greenfield Park's past. There will be a lot of
people who read the blog who will recognize relatives or people they've heard about.

I'll sent you a few more tomorrow.

John

Thanks John R.

World Clock

Mind exercise is not the word for this. This is one of the most interesting statistical charts/clocks I've ever seen. I'd like to meet and shake the hands of the people who can, and actually do put things like this together. It is absolutely beyond the realm of my cognitive thinking mind.


Click here: http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf



Thanks Millie McG.

The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.



A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.



When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."



So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl!



When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.



He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work .



The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done ...
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.



And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled. On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.



I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents,you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a"life.."I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.



I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.!I've learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about.I just did.


NOTICE AT THE END, THE DATETHE CANDLE WAS STARTED. GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS.



I am not going to be the one who lets it die. I found it believable --angels have walked beside meall my life--and they still do.

*********************T

his is to all of you who mean something to me, I pray for your happiness.The Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship

()---------

This candle was lit on the15th of September, 1998. Someone who loves you has helpedkeep it alive by sending it to you.Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die! Pass It On To AllOf Your Friends and Everyone You Love!May God richly bless you!Please keep this candle alive Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend


Thanks Ellen S.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Todays's Animals



Thanks Millie McG.

Dutch's New Trailer









Our Neighbor receives his new 43 foot trailer. Dutch and Dee are like little kids with their new toy.....


MN

How True



Thanks Millie McG.

Well I know my Choice

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:



1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved your life.

3 The perfect partner you have been dreaming about. Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?



Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady because she is injured and will die, and thus you should save her first.



Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again. The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.



He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams." Sometimes we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.





Never forget to "Think outside of the box." HOWEVER..



The correct answer is to run the old lady over and put her out of her misery, have sex with the perfect partner on the hood of the car, then drive off with the old friend for a few beers.



God, I just love happy endings....!

Thanks Richard W.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Today's Animals



Thanks Bob H.

Two Moons!!

27th Aug - the day the Whole World is waitingfor...Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night skystarting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug.. 27 when Mars comeswithin 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.



Share this with yourfriends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.


Thanks Millie McG

Bev V.

Hi Folks,



Bev V. is back on the internet and in Canada and she sends her best wishes to everyone. Welcome home Bev.......



Marty

Skylines



5. Tokyo , Japan Metro/Urban Population: 32.0 million Tokyo is the world's most populated city. Its skyline has a
number of unique characteristics that set it apart from
other big city skylines, among them 15 structures at over
200 meters tall (including the Tokyo Tower which changes
colors every night). But because of the density and vast
size of the city, every corner appears to have its own skyline.
With the height restrictions and the required red lights that
flash atop all mid to tall-sized buildings, make the city look
spectacular at night. Tokyo is filled with neon lighting and
unique, contemporary architecture, and like New York
City is also often portrayed in movies for its aesthetic and
eye-catching cityscapes. Interesting fact: Tokyo houses the
world's largest fleet of helicopters to get around town if
traffic gets too crazy.



Thanks Millie McG

How True





Thanks Millie McG.

Phising Scam




Hi Marty,

I rec'd the attached notice this a.m. from what appeared to be RBC Financial Group saying it was a software upgrade. My carrier blocked access , recognizing it as a phishing scam. It was not from RBC.

Maybe you could post it so that others who may receive it can see what is lurking out there.

Thanks Marty
Sandy


Thanks Sandy R.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Today's Animals


Thanks Bob H.

How True





Thanks Millie McG.

Skylines



4. New York City , USAMetro/Urban Population: 21.0 million New York City has one of the densest and most diverse
skylines, with a huge collection of buildings and building
styles.


Thanks to Hollywood's obsession with the city, it is
also the most easily recognizable skyline in the world.
New York City has an amazing 44 buildings over 200 meters
- the most in the world!




Home of the famous, now
destroyed World Trade Center Towers, the Empire State
building, the Statue of Liberty, and the United Nations,
New York City is the financial capital of the western world.
Upon the completion of the new "Freedom Tower" (built
on the old site of the World Trade Centers), it may rank
higher in this list (depending on how good it looks of course).



Thanks Millie McG.

Bob H. is worth $3055.00

This is interesting - find out what your dead body is worth.Check it out.



http://mingle2.com/cadaver-calculator


Thanks Bob H.



I topped out at a little over $5000.00 but I lied......

8mm film to CD's

Hi Marty,

The 8 mm movies can be put on cd's or dvd's at

Zodiac's in St lambert on Victoria--across from Taylor's it's a photo shop-- the guy does everything .

Cheers, Millie

Thanks Millie,



Hi Barb, here is the place you asked about….

Bulgerian Beer Commercial



Thanks Bob H.
I want a case....

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Today's Animal



Thanks Bob H.

St Germain Lodge


This Bar has a unique Sunday afternoon gambling session and my friend's wife won $500.00, I won $300.00 and Jim won $100.00. Not bad for a couple of hours and a few Bloody Mary's
The bar owner has a sense of humor.....