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Quotes of the Day

“I finally met the perfect woman, a fact I can’t ignore, she’s deaf and dumb and over sexed, and owns a liquor store.”

“Take good care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.”

“Courtesy and Tolerance………Courtesy begets Tolerance and Tolerance begets Courtesy.”

“A man’s got to know his limitations.” Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry

“Never put your motorcycle where your brain hasn’t already been.”

“Remember people……It’s just your opinion.”

Then, “Atlas Shrugged…”
In the world of Atlas Shrugged, society stagnates when independent productive achievers began to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments, even though society had been far more healthy and prosperous by allowing, encouraging and rewarding self-reliance and individual achievement. Independence and personal happiness flourished to the extent that people were free, and achievement was rewarded to the extent that individual ownership of private property was strictly respected. The hero, John Galt, lives a life of laissez-faire capitalism as the only way to live consistent with his beliefs.

“I didn’t say I wouldn’t go fishin’ with the man”.

 “Lord thy sea is so great, my ship is so small.”

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.” Churchill

“All women are beautiful, and some are more beautiful than others.”

“Live for today, plan for the weekend……….”

“Life is a Journey. Enjoy it. You only get one.”

“A person 20 years old who is not a liberal has no heart, a person 40 years old who is not a conservative has no brain.”

“The toss doesn’t matter if you can’t see both sides of the coin.”

“get your motor running / head out on the highway / lookin’ for adventure / in whatever comes our way.”
“Born to Be Wild”

“The Biological purpose of pain is to prevent the recurrence of Stupidity.”

“blue jean baby LA lady she married a music man Ballerina you must have seen her dancing in the sand”- Elton John

“Karma is a beautiful thing.”

“If it’s got gears, electronics, or ****…it’s GONNA give guys problems.”

“There’s such a fine line between clever and stupid.”

“How hard can it be?” What people usually say before they do something really, really stupid.

“Annoy a liberal…..be prosperous and happy.”

“Broke but Stress-Free.”

“WHO AM I, WHERE AM I, AND WHAT’S MY PURPOSE FOR BEING HERE ?”

“I’m proud to say, I AM an American and a Christian. Born and bred Texan!!!
True to God, and the Red, White, and Blue!!!”

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart……..

Where else can you:
Work for a Jewish man ?
Drive an American made car/truck (heco en Mexico)?
Work with an African American ?
Ride a Japanese bike ?
Eat at a Italian restaurant ?
Shoot Belgian guns at Canadian birds ?
Buy gas from an Arab ?
Press 2 for Spanish ?
Drink Russian vodka ?
Marry a fine German woman ? What a great country we do live in.

“So young, so angry…”

“America is not perfect…and never has been. Still, I challenge you to find a better nation on Earth.”

“PBR = Pabst Blue Ribbon beer… It has been getting ugly people laid for years in the USA.”

“Talking to you is like talking to my ex wife. So focused on trying to get your point across that you don’t listen to a voice of reason.”

“Education is not a substitute for common sense and leadership abilities.”

“Tolerance is the virtue of a man without principles.” G. K. Chesterson

“Quit playing games. Forget about it and move on.”

“Why is common sense not so common?”

“Do not throw sticks at the three legged dog. It will think you are playing.”

“Sorry for being so brutal, but you needed a slap back into reality.”

“There’s a fine line between enjoying the scenery and the road.”

“I’m much better looking on-line.”

“Looks like it’s… Showtime!”

“There’s nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.” Goethe

“You’re excused. I see where you’re from.”

“Stop drinkin” the Koolaid! You’re freakin’ me out!”

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December 3, 2008 Posted by | Quotes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhodesia used to be the breadbasket of Africa…what happened?

Zimbabweans in remote area eat termites to survive

 Children use sticks to get termites to eat out of a mound near Murehwa, Zimbabwe, on Sunday. A child holds up a jar of termites to be eaten as Zimbabwe's food crisis deepens.

Children use sticks to get termites to eat out of a mound near Murehwa, Zimbabwe, on Sunday.

A child holds up a jar of termites to be eaten as Zimbabwe’s food crisis deepens.

MHANGURA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Katy Phiri, who is in her 70s, picks up single corn kernels spilled from trucks that ferry the harvest to market. She says she hasn’t eaten for three days. Rebecca Chipika, a child of 9, prods a stick into a termite mound to draw out insects. She sweeps them into a bag for her family’s evening meal. These scenes from a food catastrophe are unfolding in Doma, a district of rural Zimbabwe where journalists rarely venture. It’s a stronghold of President Robert Mugabe’s party and his enforcers and informants are everywhere. At a school for villagers visited by The Associated Press, enrollment is down to four pupils from 20. The teachers still willing to work in this once thriving farming and mining district 160 miles (250 kilometers) northeast of Harare, the capital, say parents pay them in corn, cooking oil, goats or chickens. One trip by bus to the nearest bank to draw their government salaries costs more than teachers earn in a month. Meanwhile, the country is in political paralysis following disputed elections in March. A power-sharing deal signed two months ago has stalled over the allocation of ministries between Mugabe‘s party and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change. Shingirayi Chiyamite is a trader from Harare who brings household goods to the countryside to barter for crops. He says a 12-inch bar of laundry soap exchanges for 22 pounds of corn. He crisscrosses the land in search of the few villages that have corn to spare, hauls his purchases to the highway and hitchhikes back to the city. Some of the corn will feed his family, the rest he sells. He is constantly on the move. “If you rest, you starve,” he says.

Information is almost as scarce as food. Survival is the obsession. Cell phones operate only sporadically. State radio has not been received since the district relay beacon broke down eight months ago. Mhangura, a town of about 3,000 people, has had no running water for months. Power outages happen daily because of a lack of cash to maintain utilities. People walk about three miles to a dam to fill pails or gasoline cans. Some of the scarce water is used to embalm the dead in wet sand, a centuries-old African tradition to preserve a body until family members gather for the burial. “There’s nothing here. People are dying of illness and hunger. Burial parties are going out every day,” said Michael Zava, a trader in Mhangura. The hospital that serves the district is closed, and so is its small morgue, so there’s no way of telling how many are dying, Zava said. Children’s hair is discoloring, a sign of malnutrition. Adults are wizened and dressed in rags — they have no cash for new clothes. Zava said he has seen villagers plucking undigested corn kernels from cow dung to wash and eat. A slaughtered goat is eaten down to everything but hooves, bones and teeth. Crickets, cicadas and beetles also can make a meal.

The food crisis began after 2000, when Mugabe launched an often violent campaign to seize white-owned farms and give them to veterans of his guerrilla war against white rule over the former British colony.

Officials from Mugabe’s party toured the Doma district recently and told the new farm owners that the government could not supply their needs. People were advised to make do with what seed they had left, and with animal manure for fertilizer. Ordinarily, after harvest the cotton fields are burned to protect the next year’s crop from disease. Not this year. People couldn’t afford to buy new seeds, and were hoping to get another season out of last year’s crop. Instead, the crops came up diseased. Pasture has been burned by poachers to scare rabbits and rodents into traps. Deer are being hunted for food, and lions from remote parts of the Doma region and Chenanga nature reserve are killing cattle, donkeys and goats, villagers said. Jackals, baboons and goats compete with villagers for roots and wild fruits. The wild guava season is over and matamba, a hard orange-like fruit, cannot safely be eaten until ripe. Villagers pick the fruit and cover it with donkey or cow dung, leaving it in the sun to hasten ripening. Katy Phiri, the grandmother collecting corn kernels, said she put her trust in God. “There’s nothing else I can do,” she said. “I have never gone this hungry before.”

November 19, 2008 Posted by | Bad Ideas/Moves | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment