The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
Freedom of Speech
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the
freedom of thought which they seldom use.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
Size of the Dog
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
– Mark Twain
Garden Fresh Super Foods
This high vegetable list is like a doctor making house calls
A vegetable garden isn’t just a fun pastime. Vegetable nutrition improves the quality of life. This high vegetable list proves a vegetable garden is like a doctor/clinic/medicine cabinet all wrapped into one. Why? Because expanding your fresh fruit vegetable intake increases disease prevention, improves quality of life, and cures illness.
For example, during World War II, garlic was commonly referred to as the “Russian antibiotic.” An antiviral, people have long used garlic for colds and flu. When supplies were low on manufactured antibiotic, garlic was used. Recent studies show garlic may contain chemicals that destroy cancer cells. It also helps expel parasites. Another powerful food product is vinegar. Hot peppers pickled in vinegar–now, that’s something Grandmas and Grandpas swore by. Vinegar also kills almost all germs and bacteria – you can clean with it.
The Queens Riddle
Barack Obama met with the Queen of England. He asked her, “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there… any tips you can give to me?”
”Well,” said the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.” Obama frowned, and then asked, “But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?”
The Queen took a sip of tea. “Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle.” The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. “Please … See More send Tony Blair in here, would you?”
Tony Blair walked into the room and said, “Yes, Your Majesty?” The Queen smiled and said, “Answer me this please, Tony, your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?”
Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, “That would be me.”
“Yes! Very good,” said the Queen.
Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden, his vice presidential choice the same question. “Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister. Who is it?” “I’m not sure,” said Biden. “Let me get back to you on that one…” He went to his advisors and asked every one, but none could give him an answer.
Finally, he ran into Sarah Palin out eating one night. Biden asked, “Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”
Sarah Palin answered back, “That’s easy, it’s me!”
Biden smiled, and said, “Thanks!” Then, he went back to speak with Obama. “Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It’s Sarah Palin!”
Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, “No! You idiot! It’s Tony Blair!
Laser Towards Milky Ways Center
In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT).
Yepun’s laser beam crosses the southern sky and creates an artificial star at an altitude of 90 km high in the Earth’s mesosphere. The Laser Guide Star (LGS) is part of the VLT’s adaptive optics system and is used as a reference to correct the blurring effect of the atmosphere on images. The colour of the laser is precisely tuned to energise a layer of sodium atoms found in one of the upper layers of the atmosphere — one can recognise the familiar colour of sodium street lamps in the colour of the laser. This layer of sodium atoms is thought to be a leftover from meteorites entering the Earth’s atmosphere. When excited by the light from the laser, the atoms start glowing, forming a small bright spot that can be used as an artificial reference star for the adaptive optics. Using this technique, astronomers can obtain sharper observations. For example, when looking towards the centre of our Milky Way, researchers can better monitor the galactic core, where a central supermassive black hole, surrounded by closely orbiting stars, is swallowing gas and dust.
Taken with a wide angle lens, this photo covers about 180° of the sky.
QUOTE: Success, Emerson
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man was on a beach when he discovered an old lamp in the sand. He rubbed it and a genie popped out. The genie said “I will grant you three wishes. The only condition is that you cannot wish for more wishes.” “Alright,” said the man, “I wish for more genies.”