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MAY 5th – A SAD HOLIDAY IN MEXICO

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Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 120,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we all know….the great ship did not make it to New York.

The ship hit an iceberg and sank….and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, they declared a National Day of Mourning which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th, and is known….of course. as …

“Sinko” de Mayo Day….

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The real holiday “Cinco de Mayo” facts: The occasion marks Mexico’s victory against invading French military forces March 5, 1862. It is celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico.

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THE WHEELS OF LIFE

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OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES

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THIS SHOULD GET YOU MOVING AND SHAKING YOUR BOOTY

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BENNY HILL “HOW TO PICK UP GIRLS”

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A BIT OF AMERICAN HISTORY

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When Thomas Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels they were repulsed by armed soldiers.

It didn’t take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone.

English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel.

Why the Marine Hymn contains the verse, “To the Shores of Tripoli “.

This is very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points out where we may be heading.

Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!

At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary Pirates”) were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic .

They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their governments and families to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.

These extortionists of the high seas represented the North African Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis , Morocco , and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic .

Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain . When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France.

However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.

Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in 1784, 17 years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France. That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.

In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Dye of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments.

Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran that all nations who would not acknowledge their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages.

The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.

Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming.

That changed everything.

Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States.

Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.

Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but, having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.

He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify”.

When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the right to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli.

The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as “leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.

Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply.

America had a tradition of religious tolerance. In fact Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen.

A religion based on supremacy, whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers, was unacceptable to him.

His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States .

This should concern every American. That Muslims have brought about women-only classes and swimming times in America at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah; public schools are pulling pork from their menus; on and on and on and on..

It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America. By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Islamists adapt to our culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to further the Islamists’ agenda.

Sadly, it appears that today America’s leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!

IF YOU DO NOT REMEMBER THE PAST, YOU ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!

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JINX YEO, CHINESE COMEDIAN TALKS ABOUT THE BRITS

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YOUR TONE OF VOICE TELLS ALL ~ IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S THE WAY THAT YOU SAY IT

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Gain greater awareness of the “tone of voice” of other people. Listen to the way people speak when they are joyous, when they are cheerful, when they are upbeat. Listen to the way people speak when they are calm and relaxed. And listen to the ways people speak when they are impatient or angry.

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No matter what or how much you say, your tone of voice, facial expression and eye contact will broadcast so much more.

In person, look at the other person when you speak, not at the conference table or the wall. On the phone, smile — it will make your voice sound warmer. It’s not just what you say, but how you say it, that will help others connect with you.

Let every positive tone of voice serve as a reminder for you to speak with a pleasant tone of voice to others. Let every negative tone of voice serve as a reminder for you not to speak that way to others.

Some people can even say the innocuous greeting “good morning” and their tone of voice tells you they hate you.

Source: Jewish Spirituality – Rabbi Pliskin’s Daily Lift

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AUDIENCES LOVED THESE MOVIES THAT FEATURED DANCING

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I AM GOING TO STOP ARGUING WITH MY WIFE

Arguing With Your Spouse Harms Your Heart Health

Arguing father and daughter

Researchers asked couples to discuss a sore subject that would trigger a fight for six minutes while being filmed. After tapes of those conversations and comments were reviewed and evaluated, patients were given CT scans to determine how coronary artery calcification affected their health, if at all.

Domineering behavior increased the risk of clogged arteries by 150 percent for men. Women who were hostile had double or more the number of cardiovascular blockages.

The men whose bodies showed the least amount of atherosclerosis were those in relationships in which both spouses could discuss a problem without being controlling.
To read the full article: USATODAY.com – Arguing hurts the heart in more ways than one

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NO MORE BOLEROS by GERARD JOLING

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SEX TALK BY CHINESE COMEDIAN

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AMUSING STATUARY LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

By Harvey Tobkes

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There are two forces in this world that will always triumph over all else. No world leader, no army, nobody and nothing can win if they go against these two unassailable powers.

Any doctrine, or would be conqueror, tyrant, demagogue or dictator that opposes these two unconquerables, will go down in defeat. Witness what has happened in modern times. Fascism, Communism are both gone. Hitler and Stalin are both gone. What was their nemesis? What two things are absolutely unbeatable?

Religion and Public Opinion, alone or together, they cannot be subdued or overthrown. And the greater the number of acolytes and adherents, the stronger they become. Sometimes though, two opposing forces of equal number can compete with each other.

Arab-womanThe peoples of Islam make up one of the most numerous religious groups. One of every five human beings is a Muslim (20% of the world). There is almost no country on earth without some followers of Islam, and in such countries as Pakistan, Afghanistan, or Saudi Arabia, the population is almost totally Muslim. Keep in mind the growth rate of Muslims is very high, so no matter if we like it or not, they will continue to grow and be a powerful force, if only because of their numbers.

As for Christianity – sources say that 1 out of 3 people are of the Christian religion around the globe.


Beware the power of faith in an idea, a cause or a religion, it can be an instrument of political mobilization that can transform itself into into a worldwide Tsunami.

Rodin - Thinking Man

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SECRETS – HOW TO LIVE TO 100

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By JEFF DOUGLAS

Five neighbors at a central Missouri retirement community who are all centenarians get asked all the time: “How did you live to be 100?

If you want to live to 100 or more, this rare group of five golden girls says the key to longevity is working hard at a job you love and taking care of your body while you’re at it. Even though an estimated 70,000 people in the country are currently at the century mark or beyond in age; to find five 100-year-olds living in one place is unusual.

The average life span of Americans is about two or three years short of an 80th birthday party. And most people don’t want to cut out coffee, soda, alcohol, cigarettes and eat healthy.

“People tell me all the time, ‘I don’t want to live to be 100,'” said Mildred Leaver, who turned 100 in June.

Her four centenarian friends at the Rolla Presbyterian Manor retirement community shook their primped gray heads in agreement. They hear it too: “Who wants to live to 100?”

When centenarian Mildred Leaver was asked that queston …she replied, “A person that’s 99.”

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A PUBLIC SERVICE FOR MEN

What you see below are not see-thru skirts.
They are actually prints on the skirts to make it look as if the panties are visible. These are all the rage in Japan among girls and young women.

Hospitals are reporting a 100% increase in neck injuries as a result of men doing a quick double-take.

I forward this as a public service, so you won’t have a neck injury or even a heart attack when the rage reaches here.

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RESTAURANT WHERE LADY NEEDS TO EAT…HER WORDS

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WHAT’S IN EVERY WOMAN’S PURSE? SO TRUE!

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WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES AT THE COMPUTER BUT THIS GUY GETS MY SYMPATHY BECAUSE NO ONE WILL EVER FIND WHAT HE HAS DELETED

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AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

Couple dancingWork like you don’t need money,

Love like you’ve never been hurt,

And dance like no one’s watching.

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