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How April 1st Hoax’s Began!

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 at 12:02 am

“The hoax of the century”
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
April 1st hoax’s began from a 1938 Radio Show!
Two things combined to create mass panic, firstly many listeners did not hear the start of the program, which introduced Orson Wells as reading from the H.G.Wells book, ‘The War of the Worlds’.  Secondly, there was no chance of switching on CNN news for corroboration, just the mesmeric effect of the radio.

Here is a verbatim script of what listeners heard when they tuned in about 10 minutes after the program started.

ANNOUNCER A

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. From the Meridian Room in the Park Plaza Hotel in New York City, we bring you the music of Ramón Raquello and his orchestra. With a touch of the Spanish, Ramón Raquello leads off with ‘ La Cumparsita.’

(‘ LA CUMPARSITA’ STARTS PLAYING, THEN QUICKLY FADES OUT)

ANNOUNCER B

Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity.

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell’s observation, and describes the phenomenon as, quote, ‘like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun, ‘unquote.

We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York.
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War of the Worlds, Orson Welles, And The Invasion from Mars.The ability to confuse audiences en masse may have first become obvious as a result of one of the most infamous mistakes in history. It happened the day before Halloween, on Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of Americans tuned in to a popular radio program that featured plays directed by, and often starring, Orson Welles. The performance that evening was an adaptation of the science fiction novel The War of the Worlds, about a Martian invasion of the earth. But in adapting the book for a radio play, Welles made an important change: under his direction the play was written and performed so it would sound like a news broadcast about an invasion from Mars, a technique that, presumably, was intended to heighten the dramatic effect. As the play unfolded, dance music was interrupted a number of times by fake news bulletins reporting that a “huge flaming object” had dropped on a farm near Grovers Mill, New Jersey. As members of the audience sat on the edge of their collective seat, actors playing news announcers, officials and other roles one would expect to hear in a news report, described the landing of an invasion force from Mars and the destruction of the United States. The broadcast also contained a number of explanations that it was all a radio play, but if members of the audience missed a brief explanation at the beginning, the next one didn’t arrive until 40 minutes into the program. At one point in the broadcast, an actor in a studio, playing a newscaster in the field, described the emergence of one of the aliens from its spacecraft. “Good heavens, something’s wriggling out of the shadow like a gray snake,” he said, in an appropriately dramatic tone of voice. “Now it’s another one, and another. They look like tentacles to me. There, I can see the thing’s body. It’s large as a bear and it glistens like wet leather. But that face. It…it’s indescribable. I can hardly force myself to keep looking at it. The eyes are black and gleam like a serpent. The mouth is V-shaped with saliva dripping from its rimless lips that seem to quiver and pulsate….The thing is raising up. The crowd falls back. They’ve seen enough. This is the most extraordinary experience. I can’t find words. I’m pulling this microphone with me as I talk. I’ll have to stop the description until I’ve taken a new position. Hold on, will you please, I’ll be back in a minute.”As it listened to this simulation of a news broadcast, created with voice acting and sound effects, a portion of the audience concluded that it was hearing an actual news account of an invasion from Mars. People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, in an attempt to defend themselves against aliens, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play. Not unlike Stanislaw Lem’s deluded populace, people were stuck in a kind of virtual world in which fiction was confused for fact. News of the panic (which was conveyed via genuine news reports) quickly generated a national scandal. There were calls, which never went anywhere, for government regulations of broadcasting to ensure that a similar incident wouldn’t happen again. The victims were also subjected to ridicule, a reaction that can commonly be found, today, when people are taken in by simulations. A cartoon in the New York World-Telegram, for example, portrayed a character who confuses the simulations of the entertainment industry with reality. In one box, the character is shown trying to stick his hand into the radio to shake hands with Amos n’ Andy. In another, he reports to a police officer that there is “Black magic!!! There’s a little wooden man — Charlie McCarthy — and he’s actually talking!”In a prescient column, in the New York Tribune, Dorothy Thompson foresaw that the broadcast revealed the way politicians could use the power of mass communications to create theatrical illusions, to manipulate the public.”All unwittingly, Mr. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air have made one of the most fascinating and important demonstrations of all time,” she wrote. “They have proved that a few effective voices, accompanied by sound effects, can convince masses of people of a totally unreasonable, completely fantastic proposition as to create a nation-wide panic.”They have demonstrated more potently than any argument, demonstrated beyond a question of a doubt, the appalling dangers and enormous effectiveness of popular and theatrical demagoguery….”Hitler managed to scare all of Europe to its knees a month ago, but he at least had an army and an air force to back up his shrieking words.”But Mr. Welles scared thousands into demoralization with nothing at all.”In the 1950s, America had another taste of the power that simulations have, to draw people into a world of delusional fantasy, when paired with mass communications. This time it was revealed that a number of television game shows were simulations, in which contestants who knew the answers ahead of time were pretending to guess at their responses. But unlike the invasion from Mars, here the fakery was unambiguously intentional; it was the work of producers who had concluded they could create fictional game shows that would be more exciting than the real thing. Once again, there was a shocked reaction from the public. Once again, those involved became objects of public anger. And, as happened with the Orson Welles broadcast, an effort was made to ensure that such manipulations wouldn’t recur. But in 1990, it happened again. Audiences around the world discovered that they were taken in by the ultimate Hollywood illusion in which two performers faked their own talent, lip-syncing, to create the impression they were singing. What millions of fans had believed were two talented singers was actually a composite, another seamless interweaving of sensory simulations in which two people provided the visuals, while vocalists provided the audio. As in the previous two instances, there was a stunned response. But unlike the experience of 1938 or even the 1950s, the social context was different because simulations had become commonplace, and attempts to use them to trick the public were the rule rather than the exception. Also by this time, a global culture had developed, which meant that tens of millions of people around the world were drawn into the same illusion. One might say that War of the Worlds and the game show scandal foreshadowed the age of simulation that was still to come. Allowing for a little poetic overstatement, the Milli Vanilli scandal served as a rite of passage or symbolic marker, making clear that we now live in an age of simulation confusion in which our tendency to mistake fakes for what they imitate has become one of the characteristic problems of the age. More to the point, we live in a time in which the ability to create deceptive simulations, especially for television, has become essential to the exercise of power. And the inability to see through these deceptions has become a form of powerlessness. Those who let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics, news, advertising and public relations, are doomed, like the more gullible members of the radio audience in 1938, to play a role in other people’s dramas, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.

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I give credit to:The main information for this blog was found  @ http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/urban-myth/hoax_alien.htm

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Crabby old man!-Not me!

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Crabby old men

When an old man died in the geniatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte,

Nebraska, it was believed that he had nothing of value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this

poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and

distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Missouri. The

old man’s sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition of

the News Magazine of the St, Louis Association for Mental Health. A  slide

presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this little old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of

this ‘anonymous’ poem winging across the internet. Remember this poem when you

next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young

soul within.

“Crabby old Man”

What do you see nurses?…..What do you see?

What are you thinking…..when you’re looking at me?

A crabby old man…..not very wise,

Uncertain of habit…..with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food…..and makes no reply.

When you say in a loud voice…..’I do wish you’d try!’

Who seems not to notice…..the things that you do.

And forever is losing…..A sock or a shoe?

Who, resisting or not…..lets you do as you will,

With bathing and feeding…..The long day to fill?

Is that what you’re thinking…..Is that what you see?

Then open your eyes, nurse…..you’re not looking at me.

I’ll tell you who I am…..As I sit here so still,

As I do at your bidding,…..as I eat at your will.

I’m a small child of ten…..with a father and mother,

Brothers and sisters…..who love one another.

A young boy of sixteen…..with wings on his feet.

Dreaming that soon now…..a lover he’ll meet.

A groom soon at Twenty…..my heart gives a leap.

Remembering, the vows…..that I promised to keep.

At Twenty-Five, now…..I have young of my own.

Who need me to guide…..And a secure happy home.

A man of Thirty…..My young now growing fast,

Bound to each other…..With ties that should last.

At forty, my young sons…..have grown and are gone,

But my women’s beside me…..to see I don’t mourn.

At fifty, once more…..babies play ’round my knee,

Again we know children…..My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me…..my wife is now dead.

I look at the future…..shudder with dread.

For my young are all rearing…..young of their own.

And I think of the years…..and the love that I’ve known.

I’m now an old man…..and nature is cruel

Tis jest to make old age…..look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles…..grace and vigor, depart.

There is now a stone…..where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass…..a young guy still sits

And now and again…..my battered heart swells.

I remember the joys…..I remember the pain.

And I’m loving and living…..life all over again.

I think of the years, all too few…..gone too fast.

And accept the stark fact…..that nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people…..open and see.

Not a crabby old man…..Look closer…see ME!!

Make this a SMILE Day!

In Humor on March 25, 2011 at 9:42 am

Over the past several years I have been saving good jokes and stories that tickle my funny bone. I read the “raunchy”jokes for my own amusement, but I do not save them and I would never(or hardly ever), publish them. Of course there is always a question as to what is “raunchy”, and if you should happen to read one of my Blogs and you are offended by any of my jokes, send me a comment to that fact and let me know!

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(There’ve been times when it felt like my WHOLE village was burning)

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions. One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames,with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, ‘God! How could you do this to me?’

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! ‘How did you know I was here?’ asked the weary man of his rescuers. ‘We saw your smoke signal,’ they replied.
The Moral of This Story:It’s easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.
P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today.

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My Quality Control Dept.

Final Quality Control Inspectors !

After a church service on Sunday morning, a young boy suddenly announced to his mother, “MOM, I’ve decided to become a minster when I grow up.”
“Thats okay with us, but what made you decide that?”
“Well,” said the little boy, “I have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figured it will be more fun to stand up and yell, than to sit and listen.”
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A 6-year-old was overheard reciting the Lord’s Prayerat a church service, “And forgive us our trash passes,as we forgive those who passed trash against us.”
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A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon.”How do you know what to say?” he asked.’Why, God tells?””Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?”
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A  little girl became restless as the preacher’s sermom dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered,’Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?”

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After the christening of his baby brother in church, little Johnny sobbed all the way home in the backseat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, “That priest said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I want to stay with you guys!”

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Terri asked her Sunday School class to draw pictures of their favorite Bible stories. She was puzzeled by Kyle’s picture, which showed four people on an airplane, so she asked him which story that was meant to represent.”The flight to Egypt,” was his reply. Pointing at each figure, Ms.Terri said,” That must be Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. But whos’s the fourth person?” “Oh, that’s Pontius the pilot!”  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
A college drama group presented a play in which one character would stand on a trap door and announce, ” I descend into hell!” A stagehand below would pull a rope, the trapdoor would spring, and the actor would drop from view.The play was well received. When the actor playingthe part became ill, another actor, who was quite overweight took his place, When the new actor announced, “I descend into hell ! ” the stagehand pulled the rope, and the actor began his plunge, but became hopelessly stuck. No amount of tugging onthe rope could make him desend. One student in the balcony jumped up and yelled:”Hallelujah! Hell is full!’ ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach upto touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternatelystroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, “Grandpa, did God make you?””Yes, sweetheart,” he answered,”God made me along time ago.””Oh,” she paused, “grandpa, did God make me too?””Yes, indeed, honey,” he said, “God made you just a little while ago.”Feeling their respective faces again, she observed,”God’s getting better at it, isn’t he?”

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There was a knock on the door of a very “Elite” House of Ill-Repute. The lady of the home answered the door and saw a rather dignified, well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties or early fifties.” May I help you?’ she asked. “I  want to see Valerie,” the man replied.”‘Sir, Valerie is one of our most expensive ladies. Perhaps you would prefer someone else,”said the madam. ‘No, I must see Valerie,” he replied, Just then, Valerie appeared and announced to the man that she charged $5,000 a visit. Without hesitation, the man pulled out five thousand dollars and gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour , the man calmly left.

The next night,  the same man appeared again, once more demanding to see Valerie. Valerie explained  that no one had ever come back two nights in a row-too expensive and there were no discounts. The price was still $5,000. Again the man pulled out the money, gave it to Valerie, and again they went upstairs. After an hour, he left. The following night the man returned there yet again. Everyone was astounded that he had come for a third consecutive night, but he paid Valerie and they went upstairs.

After their session, Valerie questioned the man.’No one has ever been with me three nights in a row. Where are you from?” she asked.The man replied, “‘South Carolina.”  “really”, she said. “I have family in South Carolina”.  “I know,” the man said. “your father died, and I am your sister’s attorney. She asked me to give you  your $15,000 inheritance.”

The moral of the story is that three things in life are certain: 1- Death , 2-Taxes , 3-Being screwed by a lawyer.

(And you thought that this was going be cut from the way it started!)

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On their wedding night, the young bride approached her new husband and asked for $20.00 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state, her husband readily agreed. This scenario was repeated each time they made love, for more than 30 years, with him thinking that it was a cute way for her to afford new clothes and other incidentals that she needed.

Arriving home around noon one day, she was surprised to find her husband in a very drunken state. During the next few minutes, he explained that his employer was going through a process of corporate down-sizing, and he had been let go. It was unlikely that, at the age of 59, he’d be able to find another position that paid anywhere near what he had been earning, and therefore, they were financially ruined.

Calmly, his wife handed him a bank book which showed more than thirty years of steady deposits and interest totaling nearly $1 million dollars.Then she showed him certificates of deposits issued by the bank worth over $2 million dollars, and she informed him that they were one of the largest depositors in the bank. She explained that for the more than three decades that she had charged him for sex, these holdings had multiplied and that these were the results of her savings and investments.

Faced with evidence of cash and investments worth over $3 million dollars, her husband was so astounded he could barely speak, but finally he found his voice and blurted out,” if I had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you all my business!”

That’s when she shot him….You know, sometimes, men just don’t know when to keep their mouths shut.

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Pull them by the hair or they fill up!

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A brief history of the “CAT”.
On the first day of creation, God created the cat….On the second day, God created man to serve the cat….On the third day, God created all the animals of the earth to serve aspotential food for the cat….
On the fourth day, God created honest toil so that man could laborfor the good of the cat….On the fifth day, God created the sparkle ball so that the cat mightor might not play with it….On the sixth day, God created veterinary science to keep the cathealthy and the man broke….On the seventh day, God tried to rest, but He had to scoop the litterbox….
Yes, it’s a cat’s world after all. Amen!

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Gotta Love 1st Graders

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class.   She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.   It’s hard to believe these were actually done by first graders.   Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

1. Don’t change horses–

until they stop running.

2. Strike while the–

bug is close.

3. It’s always darkest before–

Daylight Saving Time.

4. Never underestimate the power of–

termites.

5. You can lead a horse to water but–

How?

6. Don’t bite the hand that–

looks dirty.

7. No news is–

impossible

8. A miss is as good as a–

Mr.

9. You can’t teach an old dog new–

Math

10. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll–

stink in the morning.

11. Love all, trust–

Me.

12. The pen is mightier than the–

pigs.

13. An idle mind is–

the best way to relax

14. Where there’s smoke there’s–

pollution.

15. Happy the bride who–

gets all the presents.

16. A penny saved is–

not much.

17. Two’s company, three’s–

the Musketeers.

18. Don’t put off till tomorrow what–

you put on to go to bed.

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and–

You have to blow your nose.

20. There are none so blind as–

Stevie Wonder.

21. Children should be seen and not–

spanked or grounded.

22. If at first you don’t succeed–

get new batteries.

23. You get out of something only what you–

See in the picture on the box

24. When the blind lead the blind–

get out of the way.

25. A bird in the hand–

is going to poop on you.

And the WINNER and last one!

26. Better late than–

Pregnant.

Rambo Granny-Just Reward !!

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Rambo Granny !!!

DEPORT HER TO AMERICA ! Please !!

The Rambo Granny of Melbourne , Australia

Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when

two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the

unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off  their testicles.

“The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and,

when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special

way,”   said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp.

Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station,   laid the

gun on the sergeant’s desk and told him as calm as could be:

“Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God.”

Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost

both his penis and his testicles   when outraged Ava

opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former

prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.

The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas’ testicles to kingdom

come,   but doctors managed to save his

mangled penis, police said.  ” The one

guy, Thomas, didn’t lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said

he won’t be using it the way he used to,” Detective Delp told

reporters. “Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think

they’re just happy to be alive after what they’ve been through.”

The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her

granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two

knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row.

“When I saw the look on my Debbie’s face that night in

the hospital,   I decided I was

going to go out and get those bastards myself ’cause I figured the Law

would go easy on them,”‘ recalled the retired library worker.

”  And I wasn’t scared of them, either – because I’ve got

me a gun and I’ve been shootin’ all my life.       And I

wasn’t dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one.”

So, using a police artist’s sketch of the suspects and

Debbie’s description of the sicko’s, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days

prowling the wino-infested neighborhood where the crime took place   till she

spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.

“I knew it was them the minute I saw ’em, but I shot a

picture of ’em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as

hell, it was them,” the oldster recalled…

“So I went back to that hotel and found their room and

knocked on the door,   and the minute the

big one opened the door, I shot ’em right square between the legs,

right where it would really hurt ’em most, you know. Then I went in and

shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him.

Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.”

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to

deal with the vigilante granny. “What she did was wrong, and she

broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in

prison,” Det. Delp said, “especially when 3 million people in

the city want to nominate her for Mayor.”

(DEPORT HER TO AMERICA – WE NEED HER !)

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Australian Gun Law Update !

Here’s a thought to warm some of your hearts….

From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia.

Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real

figures from Down Under.

It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were

forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to

be destroyed by   our own government, a program costing Australia

taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.

The first year results are now in:

Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,

Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;

Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

In the state of Victoria

alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.   (Note that

while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not

and criminals still possess their guns!)

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady

decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically

upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed

that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and

assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.

Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public

safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was

expended in ‘successfully ridding Australian society of guns….’ You

won’t see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or

members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.

The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the

hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control

laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note Americans, before it’s too late!

Will you be one of the “sheeple” to turn yours in?

WHY?….. You will need it !

RVing-Casino/Campgrounds (3,4)

In Information-Usefull, postaweek2011, RVing on March 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

(Notice from the author – I must confess that most, if not all of the information that I used for  these gambling campground posts,  I got from my favorite magazine “Trailer Life”. (I Checked on”copyright protection” to be sure that I didn’t committed any copyright violations). These were  good articles on great campgrounds.

Circus Circus Casino/KOA Circusland RV Park ( Las Vegas,Nevada

Circus Circus Casino Camping



Ah, to be a kid again. The kind of kid who can gamble and imbibe legally, of course. On the famous Las Vegas Stripe, Circus Circus Casino captures much of the showy frivolity that P.T.Barnum did yet surrounds its arcade games  and circus acts with games of chance. Adults can flip cards or toss dice while children or grandchildren vie for stuffed animals, and everyone will gasp or smile at the various circus acts that are free. for viewing.

Circus Circus Camping Pool

The truest family-friendly option on property is the adjacent Adventuredome, in which roller-coasters and other rides tempt kids of all ages. Even though the rides cost money, if the  travelers’ luck is running cold in the casino, they can pay for the rides and actually feel as though they’re saving money.

Circus Circus Casino Adventuredome

In the shadow of the 3,767-room hotel, KOA Circusland RV Park is the only RV Park on the Strip and delivers location-location-location to the RVers who stay in its 399 full-hookup sites. More than 101,000 square feet of gaming area are within an eye-blink of the park’s swimming pool, spa, arcade, convenience store and pet run.

Circus Circus Casino Las Vegas, (702) 734-0410 http://www.circuscircus.com: Las Vegas/KOA Circus Circus, (702) 733-9707, http://www.koa.com

Silverton Casino Lodge/Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort (Las Vegas,Nevada)

Just hanging out


If RVers enjoy the convenience, dining options and recreational pursuits that  a megalopolis such as Las Vegas provides but loathe  trying to negotiate the  Stripe, they can accomplish a win-win by staying at the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort, then taking the shuttle to the Silverton Casino. The latter provides the requisite slots, table games, poker room, keno  and sports book but also delivers the unexpected:  a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium that has been the best free attraction in Las Vegas and a 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops on-site.

Silverton beautiful neat sites

Across I-15 from the Silverton and three miles south of  Mandalay Bay, Oasis  Las Vegas  RV Resort provides a tranquil base in which RVers can relax. A beach front family pool , waterfalls and an adult pool and spa contribute to the accuracy, of the resorts aquatic name. A natural-grass 18-hole putting course, horseshoe pits and a fitness center provide ample ways to unwind , and a pet park and seven separate pet runs allow four-legged guests to perambulate.  Standard deluxe and premium sites, including pull-throughs, deliver 20, 30 and 50 amps, and all sites offer free cable and telephone access.

We stayed two weeks at this campground and can tell you that it is as good as they say it is! We also took in three shows, that were great!

Silverton Casino,(866) 722-4608, http://www.silvertoncasino.com:Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort,(800) 566-4707,www.oasislasvegasrvresort.com

The chuckle for today!

A True Car Story – Allegedly
A man goes to a party and has too much to drink. His friends plead with him to let them take him home. He says no – he only lives a mile away.
About five blocks from the party the police pull him over for weaving all over the road, ask him to get out of the car and take the breathalyser test. Just as he is about to blow into the bag, the police radio informs the policemen of a robbery taking place in a house a short distance away.
The police tell the partygoer to remain where he is, they will be right back; and they run down the street to the robbery.
The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home. When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has ‘flu and has been in bed all day.
A few hours later the police knock on the door. They ask if Mr. X lives there and his wife says yes. They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with ‘flu and has been there all day. However, the police have his driver’s license. They ask to see his car, and she asks why. They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage and opens the door where they find the police car, lights still flashing.


I am proud of my Heritage

In Information-Usefull, postaweek2011, Uncategorized on March 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I recall in my youth, all the time that I spent as a Cub Scout, anxiously waiting until I was old enough to finally join the “big” guys in the Boy Scouts. I don’t remember the day that I finally got to join the Boy Scouts but I do know that my pesky kid brother had to wait another year while I proudly marched with my fellow Scouts in the 4th of July Parade down main street. I had on my Boy Scout shirt, hat & neckerchief, which was all that my family could afford, but that didn’t matter. At the end of the parade, we all got a free ice cream at the VFW building. Boy Scouts was a fun time.. We got to go to summer camp for a week each year, if we earned the $10.00 ourselves. One of the things that I learned to do was to join with another Scout and take a canoe out to deep (over our heads) water and swamp it. Then the fun started. We had to somehow splash  enough water out of the canoe so we could pull ourselves back into it, splash out some more water and paddle back to shore. Being a Boy Scout was a happy time in my life. We had a great Scout Master who kept us on the “Straight & Narrow”path. We put a lot of time on earning our merit badges.Those are what I consider the “Good Old Days”.

Does any one remember the Boy Scout Oath?

Following is the  Boy Scout Oath and The Meaning of the Boy Scout Oath.

Excerpted from page 45-46, Boy Scout Handbook, 11th ed,

(#33105), copyright 1998 by BSA, ISBN 0-8395-3105-2

and from page 420-421, Webelos Scout Book, 1998 edition,

(#33108), copyright 1998 by BSA, ISBN 0-8395-3108-7

Before you pledge yourself to any oath or promise, you must know what it means. The paragraphs that follow will help you understand the meaning of the Scout Oath.

On my honor . . .

By giving your word, you are promising to be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath.

. . . I will do my best . . .

Try hard to live up to the points of the Scout Oath. Measure your achievements against your own high standards and don’t be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do.

. . . To do my duty to God . . .

Your family and religious leaders teach you about God and the ways you can serve. You do your duty to God by following the wisdom of those teachings every day and by respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs.

. . . and my country . . .

Help keep the United States a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government and your responsibilities as a citizen and future voter.

America is made up of countless families and communities. When you work to improve your community and your home, you are serving your country. Natural resources are another important part of America’s heritage worthy of your efforts to understand, protect, and use wisely. What you do can make a real difference.

. . . and to obey the Scout Law; . . .

The twelve points of the Scout Law are guidelines that can lead you toward wise choices. When you obey the Scout Law, other people will respect you for the way you live, and you will respect yourself.

. . . To help other people at all times; . . .

There are many people who need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease the burden of many who need assistance. By helping out whenever possible, you are doing your part to make this a better world.

. . . To keep myself physically strong, . . .

Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an entire lifetime. That means eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly to build strength and endurance. it also means avoiding harmful drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that can harm your health.

. . . mentally awake, . . .

Develop your mind both in the classroom and outside of school. Be curious about everything around you, and work hard to make the most of your abilities. With an inquiring attitude and the willingness to ask questions, you can learn much about the exciting world around you and your role in it.

. . . and morally straight.

To be a person of strong character, your relationships with others should be honest and open. You should respect and defend the rights of all people. Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.

Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises.  Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses.  The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:

Duty to God and country,

Duty to other people, and

Duty to self

DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your FAMILY and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God.

Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country’s good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points.

DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you’re needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.

DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.

I wonder if any of our congressmen were ever Boy Scouts.

If they ever were, it certainly is being covered up like a great big secret.

Thats too bad. We need some congressmen who were  good Scouts, to step out and lead us, while we still have a Country and Democracy to lead!

Nat’l Parks Passports–Best Bargain Going

In Information-Usefull, National Parks, postaweek2011, RVing on March 12, 2011 at 2:45 am

My friends, If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance that you are interested in some thing related to National Parks, Monuments or Campgrounds. That is great, you have come to the right place. There  are so many National Parks and Monuments located throughout these United States that it would be a shame to bring your children up without introducing them to the natural beauty that nature has put right here in our great nation. Get yourself motivated and plan to take your family to at least one National Park or Monument this year. Try it, you may like it. Go on the internet, if you possibly can  first, and look up the State that you wish to visit or to your own State and look up “National Park and Monuments”. Pick one that you would like to visit and look up the history of it so you will know what to look for when you get there.

Buy the “Golden Eagle” passport,  which is good for one year for $50.00.The pass includes every one in your vehicle or if in a group, you and your immediate family.

Great Smoky Mountains

If you are over 62 you can buy the “Golden Age Passport” good for life for $10.00.  Also, in addition to entrance to Parks and Monuments, You can get a 50% discount at the National Forest and the Army Corps of Engineering campgrounds. The Golden Access Passport is for any person who is blind or permanently disabled. It is free of charge and gives you the same benefits as the Golden Age pass.

Acadia-Maine

The government has established the Golden Eagle,GOLDEN AGE and GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT that when obtained allow the public to enter fee areas without additional charge. This is very convenient when traveling to several areas that charge an entrance fee…..Please note that the passports are non-transferable.They can not be loaned to someone else.The pass belongs to the person who signs it.

Zion

Golden Eagle Passport–This is an entrance pass to those national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas and national wild life refuges that charge an entrance fee. The golden Eagle passport costs $50 and is valid for one year from date of purchase. You may purchase a Golden Eagle Passport at any NPS entrance fee area or by mail send a $50 check or money order (do not send cash) to: National Park Service 1100 Ohio Drive, SW Room 138 , Washington, DC 20242, Attention: Golden Eagle   Passport

Canyonland

The Golden Eagle Passport admits the passholder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.Where entry is not by private vehicle,the passport admits the passholder, spouse, children, and parents.

The Golden Eagle Passport does not cover or reduce use fees, such as for swimming, camping parking,boat launching,or cave tours. It is valid for entrance fees only.

Mesa Verde

Golden Age Passport–This is a life time entrance pass for those 62 years or older. The Golden Age passport has a one time processing charge of $10.You must purchase a Golden Age Passport in person (it is not available by mail or telephone). This can be done,  at any NPS entrance fee area. At time of purchase you must show proof of age (be 62 years or older) and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

The golden Age Passport admits the passholder and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not in a private vehicle, the passport admits the passholder, spouse, children, and parents.

The Golden Age Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as for camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, or cave tours. It does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Golden Access Passport–This is a free lifetime entrance pass for persons who are blind or permanently disabled. It is available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States, regardless of age, who have been blind or permanently disabled. You may obtain a Golden Access Passport at any entrance fee area by showing proof of medically determined disability and eligibility for reciving benefits under the federal law.

The Golden Access Passport admits the passholder and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.Where entry is not in a private vehicle, the passport admits the passholder ,  spouse, children, and parents.

Carlsbad canyon-New Mexio

The Golden Access Passport also provides  a 50% discount for facilities and services such as for camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, or cave tours. It does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged.

There you are, my friends, an opportunity of a lifetime. A chance to visit our National Monuments and National Parks throughout this great country of ours, with a small  priced annual  pass-port. There are many National Parks and Army Corps of Engineers areas that have wonderful campgrounds available at a reasonable cost. (Citizens 62 years old and disabled persons get a 50% discount) The majority, if not all Nat’l Parks have a tenting  area. (Most of the A.C.E. campgrounds are on or close to lakes for boating etc).

You only have your children with you for such a short period of time in your lifetime. Don’t blow it. Get out and do things with them while you can. Take plenty of pictures to remind you of what they looked like and the fun you had, when you all get older. You will be glad that you did !

Happy Trails, My Friends, Happy Trails

Something that might amuse you!

In Humor, Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 at 1:11 am

Subject: Word meanings -Male & Female

Subject:  Word meanings -Male & Female

Eight Words with two Meanings

1. THINGY (thing-ee) n.

Female….. Any part under a car’s hood.

Male…. The strap fastener on a woman’s bra.

2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj.

Female…. Fully opening up one’s self emotionally to another.

Male…. Playing football without a cup.

3. COMMUNICATION (ko-myoo-ni-kay-shon) n.

Female… The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one’s partner.

Male… Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys.

4.. COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n.

Female… A desire to get married and raise a family.

Male…… Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one.

5. ENTERTAINMENT (en-ter-tayn-ment) n.

Female…. A good movie, concert, play or book.

Male…… Anything that can be done while drinking beer.

6. FLATULENCE (flach-u-lens) n.

Female… An embarrassing byproduct of indigestion.

Male…… A source of entertainment, self-expression, male bonding.

7 MAKING LOVE (may-king luv) n.

Female…… The greatest expression of intimacy a couple can achieve.

Male.. Call it whatever you want, just as long as we do it.

8. REMOTE CONTROL (ri-moht kon-trohl) n.

Female…. A device for changing from one TV channel to another.

Male… A device for scann ing through all 375 channels every 5 minutes.

AND;

He said . . . I don’t know why you wear a bra; you’ve got nothing to put in it.

She said . . . You wear pants don’t you?

He said . .. What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?

She said . Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

He said . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?

She said . . We don’t know; it has never happened.

He said . Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking?

She said . . They already have boyfriends.

He said…What do you call a women who knows where her husband is every night?

She said . . . A widow.

He said . . Why are married women heavier than single women?

She said . . Single women come home, see what’s in the fridge and go to

bed.  Married women come home, see what’s in the bed and go to the fridge

A guy is driving around the back woods of

Tennessee and he sees a sign in front of a

broken down shanty-style house:

“Talking Dog for Sale .”

He rings the bell and the owner appears

and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking

labrador retriever sitting there.

“You talk?” he asks.

“Yep,” the lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says “So, what’s your story?”

The Lab looks up and says, “Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young.  I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services …the

United States Marines ..you know one of their nicknames is “The Devil Dogs”.  In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.  I was one of their most valuable spies for  eight years running, but the jetting around really tired me out and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger.  So, I decided to settle down.  I retired from the Corps

(8 dog years  is 56 Corps years) and signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.”

“I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.  I got married, had  a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.”

The guy is amazed.  He goes  back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

“Ten dollars,” the guy says.

“Ten dollars?  This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?”

“Because he’s a liar.  He never did any of that stuff.

He was in the Air Force.

Damn it America-China is kicking our butts!!

In Information-Interesting, postaweek2011, Uncategorized on March 11, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The information that I used for this blog was from a blog by John on 09/18/2010 titled “The Decline of a Super Power- Chinese Takeout and Takeover”, (Posted on e-Forwards.com/category/politics/)

He ends his blog with;

This message, if any, surely deserves forwarding, doesn’t it?

I agree with John. This is my version of  his blog with my own comments thrown in.

Here’s a HUGE reason why there is a slowdown and unemployment is so high:

E m m a   M a e r s k

The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line chartered to Wal Mart, is shown in these photos . What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China ‘ is displacing North American made goods big time.This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012..

These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff from China . They hold an incredible 15,000 cartons and have a 207 foot deck beam!!  The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier (which has a crew of 5,000). With it’s 207′ beam it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals ..It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.

The goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China -to- California  run. 91% of Wal-mart products are made in China . So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.

The ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously unloading the entire ship in less than two hours.

Additional info:

Country of origin  Denmark.

Length – 1,302 ft

Width – 207 ft

Net cargo – 123,200 tons

Engine – 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)

Cruise Speed – 31 knots

Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU—- (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)

Crew – 13 people !

First Trip – Sept. 08, 2006

Construction cost – US $145,000,000+

Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.

Editorial Comment!

A recent documentary in late March, 2010 on the History Channel noted that all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY. Yep, that’s right. We send nothing back on these ships. What does that tell you about the current financial state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money.

Now do you wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job) in the U.S. and Canada  might be????

Here are a couple of photos of “The Emma Maersk” being used by China.

I know that everything looks bad here and it is bad. Remember back in the old days when founder, Sam Walton was running the Wal-Marts company.Everything was made here in the good old U.S.A. No imports were allowed in his stores.(This is what I have heard for years so I just have to assume that it was true). Now it is about 90% imports. Quality is down, but the price is right. I can’t be to0 critical because I too shop a lot at Wal-Marts

Of the 535 members of congress, 237 of them are millionaires.I doubt if you see any of them in a Wal Mart Store.

And another thing to think about, is this! Those 237 millionaires that are in congress right now were NOT put there by millionaires. They only financed them…They were VOTED into congress by all 0f us “Wal- Mart people”. How about them apples?? We voted in the millionaires and so far, it seems, the only thing that they have done is to keep their top 2% income tax deduction alive and not much else!

Now, how do the millionaires fit into this blog? Well, they really don’t. They just have me so irritated in general that I wanted to pick on them.