Have you ever seen a Muslim hospital?
Have you heard a Muslim orchestra?
Have you seen a Muslim band march in a parade?
Have you witnessed a Muslim charity?
Have you shaken hands with a Muslim Girl Scout?
The answer is no, you have not. Just ask yourself WHY ???
Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said: “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America ‘s history.”
AN AMERICAN CITIZEN’S RESPONSE:
Dear Mr. Obama:
Can you show me one Muslim signature on the…
United States Constitution?
Declaration of Independence ?
Bill of Rights?
Didn’t think so.
Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England ? No.
Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America ? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?
Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Nope, not present.
There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.
Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?
Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi’s in killing Jews.
Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001?
If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news network’s that day. Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims whose asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
And that, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America …
Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslims.
And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan .
Also, don’t forget the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15.2013 was done by 2 Muslim Brothers. That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America.
Imagine that you had won the following PRIZE in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules:
THE SET OF RULES:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,“Game Over!”. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL …
Shocked ??? YES!
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it.
THE PRIZE IS TIME:
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…
What will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
Take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending”….
Warning: If you are adventurous and decide to take this tour,
be sure to bring a change of underwear along with you on the bus.
Leaving with us this musical treasure, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, the giant man with the little ukulele and an angelic voice, passed away on June 26, 1997. This YouTube video presentation honors the man and his music. Aloha!
Abe’s wife was screaming at him: “Leave! Get the hell out of this house!” she ordered.
As he was walking out the door she yelled, “I hope you die a slow and painful death!”
He turned around and replied “Oh! So now you’re asking me to stay?”
————————–”Iz” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole—————— -
Translation: “The Fearless Eyed”; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Bruddah Iz (Brother Iz), was a Hawaiian musician.
His voice became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials.
Throughout his life, Kamakawiwo?ole was morbidly obese and at one point weighed 767 pounds (348 kg; 54.8 st) standing 6-foot-2-inch (1.88 m) tall (Body Mass Index = 99). He endured several hospitalizations because of health problems caused by his weight. Beset with respiratory, heart and other medical problems, he died at the age of 38 in Queen’s Medical Center at 12:18 a.m. on June 26, 1997.Kamakawiwo?ole was survived by his wife, Marlene Kamakawiwo?ole, and their daughter, Ceslie-Ann “Wehi”.
The Hawaii state flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of Kamakawiwo’ole’s funeral. His koa wood coffin lay in state at the state capitol building in Honolulu. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be awarded this honor, and the only one who was not a government official. Approximately ten thousand people attended the funeral. Thousands of fans gathered as his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at M’kua Beach on July 12, 1997. The funeral and the scattering of Kamakawiwo’ole’s ashes were featured in the official music video of “Over the Rainbow” released posthumously by the Mountain Apple Company; as of July 2014, the video as featured on YouTube has gained over 110 million views.
On September 20, 2003, hundreds paid tribute to Kamakawiwo’ole as a bronze bust of the revered singer was unveiled at the Waianae Neighborhood Community Center on O’ahu.
A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
A place where women curl up and dye.
Someone who is fed up with people.
The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
Mud with the juice squeezed out.
Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
An insect that makes you like flies better.
Grape with a sunburn.
Something you tell to one person at a time.
A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
The pain that drives you to extraction.
One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
An honest opinion openly expressed.
Something other people have.
You have character lines.
Decoding restaurant menu descriptions in search of healthier fare can require some serious detective skills. Here’s a helpful glossary of words to steer clear of when you’re trying to avoid heavy, high-cal dishes while dining out.
Au Gratin: Baked side dish (using potatoes, cauliflower, or another vegetable) typically made with cream or whole milk, butter, and cheese and topped with buttery bread crumbs
Hollandaise: Heavy, classic French sauce made with butter and egg yolks
Scalloped: Baked side dish (usually potatoes) made with heavy cream and/or whole milk
Creamed: Cooked with cream (as in creamed spinach)
Smothered: Usually covered in some sort of heavy sauce or gravy
ITALIAN-AMERICAN RESTAURANT MENUS
Parmigiana: Coated in a mixture of bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese and fried
Alfredo: Heavy sauce made with butter, cream, and grated cheese
Scampi: Sauce often served with shrimp or other seafood that’s typically made with lots of butter
Fritto (Fried): Fried in oil (*Some restaurants in all cuisines have gotten more savvy in an effort to sound healthier and now refer to deep-fried foods as “lightly fried” or “crispy” on their menus. Don’t be fooled; if you have any doubts ask the waiter to explain the preparation.)
Breaded: Coated with bread crumbs and then typically deep-fried in oil (where it can soak up lots of calories, especially if not fried at the proper temperature)
Carbonara: Pasta sauce made from bacon, whole eggs, cheese, and sometimes cream
MEXICAN/TEX-MEX RESTAURANT MENUS
Con Queso: Topped with cheese
Refried: Fried, often in lard
Deep-Fried/Crispy: Fried in oil
Loaded/Supreme/Grande: Often used in reference to nachos, quesadillas, or burritos; this indicates that a dish is served with ALL the toppings, including cheese, sour cream, refried beans, and sometimes meat
Chimichanga: Burrito stuffed with meat and fillings, then deep-fried
CHINESE TAKEOUT MENUS
Egg Rolls: Vegetables and meats wrapped in dough and deep-fried in oil
Fried: Fried rice, dumplings, meats, seafood, and more soak up excess oil which adds more calories to your plate
Chow: “Chow” indicates that a dish has been stir-fried, typically in liberal amounts of oil; chow mein and chow fun (or chow foon) are both dishes made with pan-fried noodles
Egg Foo Young: Egg dish (similar to an omelet) made with whole eggs, pan-fried, and usually smothered in salty brown gravy
Sweet and Sour: A sugary, syrupy sauce that’s very calorie-dense
Source: Article written by Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. Posted on Yahoo Health
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912, the Technion is the oldest university in Israel and was the first technical university in the Ottoman Empire. Wikipedia
So you think you’re having a bad day…then you step outside of your house and look up into the beautiful blue sky…
“Man! That’s a big-ass balloon!
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These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, (available at Amazon.com) and are things people actually said in court testimony, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh….are you qualified to ask that question?
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney: Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh,uh hmmm…. I was gett’in laid!
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to rephrase that?
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, do you understand? OK.. What school did you go to?
Are You Telling Me I’m not going to die?
LONDON – A British man who went on a wild spending spree after doctors said he only had a short time to live wants compensation because the diagnosis was wrong and he is now healthy — but broke.
John Brandrick, 62, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago and told that he would probably die within a year. He quit his job, sold or gave away nearly all his possessions, stopped paying his mortgage and spent his savings dining out and going on holiday. Brandrick was left with little more than the black suit, white shirt and red tie that he had planned to be buried in when it emerged a year later that his suspected “tumor” was no more than a non-life threatening inflammation of the pancreas. “When they tell you you’ve got a limited time and everything, you do enjoy life,” Brandrick, from Cornwall in the west of England, told Sky television, “I’m really pleased that I’ve got a second chance in life… but if you haven’t got no money after all this, which is my fault — I spent it all — they should pay something back.” If he can’t get compensation, he is considering selling his house or suing the hospital that diagnosed him. The hospital has said that while it sympathizes with Brandrick, a review of his case showed no different diagnosis would have been made.
Source: Not Going to Die?
John Brandrick, 62, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago and told that he would probably die within a year. He quit his job, sold or gave away nearly all his possessions, stopped paying his mortgage and spent his savings dining out and going on holiday. Brandrick was left with little more than the black suit, white shirt and red tie that he had planned to be buried in when it emerged a year later that his suspected “tumor” was no more than a non-life threatening inflammation of the pancreas.
“When they tell you you’ve got a limited time and everything, you do enjoy life,” Brandrick, from Cornwall in the west of England, told Sky television, “I’m really pleased that I’ve got a second chance in life… but if you haven’t got no money after all this, which is my fault — I spent it all — they should pay something back.”
If he can’t get compensation, he is considering selling his house or suing the hospital that diagnosed him. The hospital has said that while it sympathizes with Brandrick, a review of his case showed no different diagnosis would have been made.
MONA LISA’S JEWISH MOTHER:
“After all the money your father and I spent on braces, this you call a smile?”
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’ JEWISH MOTHER:
“I don’t care what you’ve discovered, you didn’t call, you didn’t write.”
MICHELANGELO’S JEWISH MOTHER:
“A ceiling you paint? Not good enough for you the walls, like the other children?
Do you know how hard it is to get that schmutz off the ceiling?”
NAPOLEON’S JEWISH MOTHER:
“You’re not hiding your report card? Show me!
Take your hand out of your jacket and show me!”
ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S JEWISH MOTHER:
“Again with that hat! Why can’t you wear a baseball cap like the other kids?”
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S JEWISH MOTHER:
“Next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac ,
you can kiss your allowance good-bye!”
ALBERT EINSTEIN’S JEWISH MOTHER:
“Your senior photograph and you couldn’t have done something with your hair?”
MOSES’ JEWISH MOTHER:
“Desert, schmesert! Where have you really been for the last forty years?”
BILL GATES’ JEWISH MOTHER:
“It would have killed you to become a doctor?”
We all recognize the tired clichés such as: — life is short so live for today, don’t sweat the small stuff, the present is a gift you never know what’s going to happen in life, you can get killed just crossing the street.
They all say the same thing in a different way, all are very fine philosophy, but when adversity strikes, do we live by those words or do we carry our problems as a burden and become depressed, discombobulated, aggravated, worried?
More likely, the latter is true for most of us because life is like a football game and we are scorekeepers and the referees, both. We keep score by remembering the good and the bad. We are the referees because we decide what was very good and what was terribly bad. Of course, the bad is penalized in our minds in the form of overriding the good. In fact, in football they score 6 points for a touchdown and 1 point for kicking the ball through the goal posts after the touchdown. Unfortunately, most of us score 6 points for the bad and 1 point for the good. So, when it’s time to look back at the game of life, some of us will find that the bad out-pointed the good. That’s bad!
It may take a little work for your brain cells to zoom in on what was positive in your personal history, recounting it all and totaling up the whole package, but if you make the effort, the picture starts to lose its fuzz and comes into sharp focus.
You will find, in retrospect, that your life was probably much sweeter than you imagined and you are a winner. So, when it’s time to get off the field and head for your eternal home, hopefully, you will raise your glass, and toast a life well spent.
Remember yesterday and dream about tomorrow; but you better live for today.
Why? Have a look at how quickly the years pass …
By Harvey Tobkes
Looking back over the years, I would say there is nothing to compare to reading a good book. It entertains and delights, calms the mind, enriches knowledge, exercises your brain, gives vicarious thrills, allows you to see places and things in your imagination that you never dreamed of.
What else can give you all that and more?
That’s why I urge you all to encourage your children to read. And since most children look to their parents as role models, becoming an avid reader would certainly encourage their interest in books.
Help your kids! Find books for them that are appropriate and that you think they will love. The right selection is very important, because if they are bored by a story they will drop it and lose interest in the project.
This happened many years ago: My wife was reading…The Physician by Noah Gordon and she mentioned how much she was enjoying it. I decided to browse the pages, and after that I was hooked like a flounder. It became almost routine for me to read 1 book a week and the best part is the Public Library is my source, and it’s all FREE!
Many thanks to Julie Saginor of Parkland, Florida for sending the puzzle and the answers.
A Pill For The Winter Blues?
By Harvey Tobkes
An anti-depressant won federal approval Monday as the first drug to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, (I kid you not…that’s the name). Never heard of that disease? What is it, you ask… it’s the wintertime blues that can strike when the days grow short. Wellbutrin XL can be used in the prevention of major depressive episodes in patients with a history of seasonal disorder named SAD, the Food and Drug Administration said. SAD is characterized by recurrent major depressive episodes during the fall and winter.
I ask you, is this ridiculous, or what? And just below the above story in the news, there was an article warning, Anti-Depressants May Cause Diabetes. Don’t people realize that every drug has side effects that are sometimes worse than what ails them?
I guess they think it was cutesie-clever to call the drug SAD. I think it’s very clever, because it’s sad that researchers are coming up with medications for illnesses that are in our daydreams.
Next thing you know there will be a pill for when your mother-in-law is coming for a visit. They’ll probably call it…MAD — Mother-in-law Arriving Disorder.