Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lincoln and Kennedy

Here's a little part of history that is interesting.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson who succeeded Kennedy was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Both, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1838
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Importance of Drinking Water.

This is why you should drink water daily. I am also guilty of not drinking enough water.

1. 75 % of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters , a study conducted at the Univ. of Washington.
5. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of suffers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

This is amazing what not drinking water can do to the human body. Water is essential for all life to exist, as it makes up more than 70% of most living things. While a humans can live a week without food but a person will die within a few days without water. Water helps the body maintain a constant temperature by acting as a thermostat.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

EPA==Our Precious Air

Clean air?
Sky Factory photo by Taras Kalapun

This month, we mark the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act, a law whose positive impacts on our enviroment--and our health--has been enormous and far reaching.

But instead of celebrating, we face a big fight to defend the Clean Air Act from a dangerous coalition of tea party radicals, big polluters, and their big money corporate lobbyists who are intent on gutting the landmark law and stripping the EPA of its authority to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution.

Senators from both sides of the aisle have proposed legislation to do just that and votes could come as early as this Thursday We must stand together now and stop this assault. Last year, the EPA announced that it would begin reducing global warming and automobiles and large power plants using its authority to regulate polluter Air Act.

While these steps do not diminish the need for a national climate law, EPA action will keep fighting for national climate energy legislation. Make no mistake--this fight is much bigger than global warming. It is about eliminating other important air pollution standards and letting the big polluters off the hook.

If the polluters win here, they have already sign their intent to go after other pollution standards, some have even openly called for getting rid of the EPA altogether. We can't let the radicals and big polluters win, not when the health of our kid's and grand kid's is on the line.

The Clean Air Act has saved the lives of thousands of Americans, reduced the acid rain crisis that was decimating our forests and helped our economy by reducing hospitalizations and sickness and increasing productivity. This is a LEGACY worth defending, please join the fight any way you can.

This came to my attention through an email from Sam Parry, Environmental Defense Actior. Sorry this was a long post but I believe in the EPA.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wings In The Morning

Johnny Cash

I came across this song on YouTube, it was written by Johnny Cash. He is my favorite country singer. Johnny Cash was born in 1932 and passed away in 2003, four months after his wife June died. You can read a really nice autobiography about him here.

Wings in the Morning
by Johnny Cash

My Grandfather lived by the book all his life.
On rich bottomed land with twelve kids and a wife.
He never saw TV nor rode on a jet airplane.
But he knew that Heaven was holding his claim.
Wings in the morning and license to fly
Straight to the portals of nevermore die
Nevermore pain in them old aching bones
Wings in the morning to carry us home.

The salt of the earth yet with faith in the Lord
They all got together in that one accord
Ane what could be greater than God's guarantee
That man could have heaven for eternity.
Sing CHORUS again
Rocks in the road and we stumble and fall
Lights getting low so we can't see at all
But I promise you on that gettin up day
Wings in the morning and we'll fly away.
Sing CHORUS again.

You can find this song on YouTube, Johnny Cash videos. I just love to go to YouTube music videos, I find all the singers and my favorite old songs and you can down load them. Hope you are enjoying our nice cool weather, it makes us energetic.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our Flag

Our Flag

I am writing a post about our American flag. I saw "again" on TV the burning of our flag, this makes me so mad. It is in those third world countries and usually we are in their countries helping to rebuild or supporting them some how.

Our American flag is the most recognized symbol of the United States. I am going to just touch on some of the facts that go along with the flag.

The flag maybe decorated with fringe surrounding only the perimeter, as long as it does not deface the flag proper.. The flag is usually flown on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day and Independence Day. Here are a list of days to fly the flag; Jan. 1st, Feb. 12th, in May the 3rd Saturday, June 14th., July 4th., Labor Day in Sept., in Oct. the second Monday, and Veterans Day Nov. 11th. Some places display the American flag constantly.

The flag should never touch the ground and if flown at night it must be illuminated. When it becomes tattered you may repair it or replace it. If your flag is to tattered to repair, destroy it in a dignified manner or burn it. The American Legion and other organizations regularly conduct flag burning cermonies, often on flag day, which is June 14th. The flag should not be used in advertising, wearing apparel, bedding or for drapes. I have seen the flag used in all of these situations.

If you have to fly the flag at half mask in respect or mourning do it this way. Hoist it briskly to the top of the pole and slowly lower it three quarters of the height of the pole.

The flag did not appear on postage stamps until 1926 and it was "Betsy Ross" flag with its circle of 13 stars. The 48 stars appeared in 1931 and the first stamp to show the flag by itself was in 1957. our flag has been changed 28 times since the 13 Union adopted it. One more thing, the flag if you fold it should be folded in a triangle shape.

I enjoyed finding out about "old Glory", she has been through a lot, from burning, shot to pieces and can we ever forget :"The Pledge of Allegiance"which is being saved for another post. You can check out Wikipedia to learn more and they show the different changes our flag has gone through. May God continue to bless America.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Living Soul

Do we have a soul? The nature of a "living soul" is about what man is., the word "soul" denotes something that is immortal and conscious after death.

Cultures down through the ages felt there is some sort of spiritual essence in us that goes beyond the physical body and mind, the spiritual essence is usually called the soul. Most people believe we have individual spirits or souls, others believe we are part of a larger universal soul, the larger force or spirit is usually called God.

The concept of our soul is different in many religions. Is a soul created for us at birth or is it possible that a person exists as a spirit before the soul is assigned us. We often wonder where our soul is located in us. I like WikiAnswer the best.
WikiAnswers===Your soul is our conscience, it is energy which has no form or location. This energy is part of the whole universe. The meaning of life is so evolved in your conscience to a higher consciousness which is the source of all existence.

This was fun to post, I know everyone thinks of their soul through out their life at one time or other. I for one believe we have a soul and I think this is what is called upon on judgment day.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What's In Your Bucket List??

1. You want to look better=to lose weight or tone your body.
2. You want to learn something new, that will make your life better.
3. Go skydiving, the most incredible ride of a lifetime.
4. Climb the great Pyramids of Egypt and marvel at an engineering masterpiece.
5. Visit the Great Wall of China and be amazed.
6. Take an African Safari, one of the coolest vacations you can take.
7. You want to save money for your retirement.
8. You want to save time, work less, spend time with loved ones.
9. You want to see world peace, no wars and less disasters.
10.Take a ride to edge of space on a supersonic jet
11. Quit smoking and less drinking.
12. See more illness have cures.
13. See the Seven Wonders of the world.
14. See America from shore to shore.

I thought this was a good list to start with, so feel free to add some to the list you would like to see happen. I never saw the movie but hear it is good.