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  • lczarnik 00:33 on July 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Very interesting – I didn’t know this…. 

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    Date: 24 July 2012 22:42
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     Very interesting – I truly didn't know this….


     

    I TRULY DID NOT KNOW THIS! 
       

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    Las Vegas Churches accept gambling chips


    THIS MAY COME AS A SURPRISE TO THOSE OF YOU NOT LIVING IN
    LAS VEGAS , BUT  THERE  ARE  MORE  CATHOLIC  CHURCHE
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    NOT SURPRISINGLY, SOME WORSHIPERS AT SUNDAY SERVICES WILL GIVE CASINO CHIPS RATHER THAN CASH WHEN THE BASKET IS PASSED.

     



    SINCE THEY GET CHIPS FROM MANY DIFFERENT CASINOS, THE CHURCHES HAVE DEVISED A METHOD TO COLLECT THE OFFERINGS..


    THE CHURCHES SEND ALL THEIR COLLECTED CHIPS TO A NEARBY FRANCISCAN MONASTERY FOR SORTING AND THEN THE CHIPS ARE TAKEN TO THE CASINOS OF ORIGIN AND CASHED IN.

     


    THIS IS DONE BY THE CHIP MONKS
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    YOU DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT COMING, DID YOU? —


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  • lczarnik 23:36 on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Dalai Lama Saying 

    Simple but VERY true.  Hopefully we can all find a balance.

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 23 July 2012 06:45
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  • lczarnik 23:37 on July 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    THE GRAND CANYON…… AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE 

    Even if you have been to the Grand Canyon, you would never see some of the scenes in these pictures!

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 16 July 2012 07:57
    Subject: FW: THE GRAND CANYON…… AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

     

    The Grand Canyon –as you've NEVER seen it before!


     

    http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/03/grand-canyon-proof-that-nature-rocks-35-pics/

    4 U.S. Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II fighters from the 58th Tactical Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona (USA), flying in an echelon left formation over the Grand Canyon .

    Photo #1 by Camera Operator: TSgt Bob Simons, USAF

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Ancestral-Puebloan-granaries-high-above-the-Colorado-River-at-Nankoweap-Creek-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Ancestral Puebloan granaries high above the Colorado River at Nankoweap Creek, Grand Canyon .

    Photo #2 by Drenaline

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-Horse-Shoe-Bend.jpg

    Grand Canyon Horse Shoe Bend .

    Photo #3 by Christian Mehlführer

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-Walls-HD.jpg

    Grand Canyon Walls HD.

    Photo #4 by WallpaperWeb

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-Colors-of-the-Earth.jpg

    Grand Canyon Colors of the Earth.

    Photo #5 by OilBac

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Devils-Corkscrew-Bright-Angel-Trail-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Devil’s Corkscrew – Bright Angel Trail – Grand Canyon .

    Photo #6 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Little-red-dot-against-the-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Little red dot against the Grand Canyon .

    Photo #7 by Eva Prokop

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Grand Canyon Arizona .

    Photo #8 by Ignacio Izquierdo

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Cheyava-Falls-upper-cascade-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Cheyava Falls upper cascade – Grand Canyon .

    Photo #9 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Full-Moon-over-the-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Full Moon over the Grand Canyon ..

    Photo #10 by Matthew Hunt

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Beginning-a-new-day-rafting-the-Colorado-River-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Beginning a new day rafting the Colorado River – Grand Canyon .

    Photo #11 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Ooh-Aah-Point-view-storm-clouds-gathering.jpg

    Ooh-Aah Point view – storm clouds gathering.

    Photo #12 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/View-to-southeast-from-Clear-Creek-Camp-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    View to southeast from Clear Creek Camp – Grand Canyon .

    Photo #13 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-39.jpg

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-USA.jpg

    Grand Canyon – USA .

    Photo #15 by Tenji

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Photographed-by-Doug-Dolde-at-Grand-Canyon-National-Park-in-March-2009.jpg

    Photographed by Doug Dolde at Grand Canyon National Park .

    Photo #16 by Doug Dolde

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Mountain-goat-Bighorn-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Mountain goat – Bighorn, Grand Canyon .

    Photo #17 by Marcin Wichary from San Francisco, U.S.A.

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Upper-Beaver-Falls-from-trail-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Upper Beaver Falls from trail – Grand Canyon .

    Photo #18 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Comanche-Point-on-the-South-Rim-of-the-Grand-Canyon-above-the-Colorado-River.jpg

    Comanche Point, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, above the Colorado River .

    Photo #19 by Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, USA

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-behind-Ribbon-Falls.jpg

    Grand Canyon – behind Ribbon Falls .

    Photo #20 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-view-from-Hermits-Rest.jpg

    Grand Canyon view from Hermit’s Rest.

    Photo #21 by chensiyuan

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-taken-from-Bright-Angel.jpg

    Grand Canyon taken from Bright Angel.

    Photo #22 by Tomas Castelazo

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Mount-Hayden-storm-Grand-Canyon-North-Rim.jpg

    Mount Hayden and storm – Grand Canyon North Rim.

    Photo #23 by Al_HikesAZ

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-West-Guano-Point.jpg

    Grand Canyon West – Guano Point.

    Photo #24 by Bbarnucz

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Colorado-River.jpg

    Colorado River – Grand Canyon .

    Photo #25 by Wolfgang Staudt

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/muddy-whitewater-rafting-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Muddy Whitewater rafting Grand Canyon .

    Photo #26 by MolallaRiverCowboy

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Colorado-River-Marble-Canyon.jpg

    Colorado River, Marble Canyon marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon .

    Photo #27 by Joshua M.

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-North-Rim-Panorama.jpg

    https://i0.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Mount-Hayden-North-Rim-Grand-Canyon.jpg

    Mount Hayden , North Rim Grand Canyon .

    Photo #29 by James Marvin Phelps from USA

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-National-Park-Arizona.jpg

    Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona .

    Photo #30 by Poco a poco

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-landscape.jpg

    Grand Canyon landscape.

    Photo #31 by High Contrast

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-in-Winter.jpg

    Grand Canyon in Winter.

    Photo #32 by Pescaiolo

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Grand-Canyon-in-Arizona-United-States.jpg

    Grand Canyon in Arizona , United States .

    Photo #33 by TFCforever

    https://i2.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Skywalk_grand_canyon.jpg

    Skywalk at the Grand Canyon .

    Photo #34 by Purple

    https://i1.wp.com/www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Havasu-Falls.jpg

    Havasu Falls – a waterfall located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Grand Canyon .

    Photo #35 by Photography Match

     

     
  • lczarnik 23:34 on July 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Great Escape 

    Some things are amazing but this is just – words can't describe – 

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 15 July 2012 05:10
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    Wow.
     

    THE GREAT ESCAPE
     
     Untouched for almost seven decades, the tunnel  used in the Great Escape has finally been unearthed.
    The 111-yard passage nicknamed ‘Harry’ by Allied  prisoners was sealed by the Germans after the audacious break-out from the PoW camp Stalag Luft III in western Poland. Despite huge interest in the subject, encouraged by the film starring Steve McQueen, the tunnel remained undisturbed over the decades because it was behind the  Iron Curtain and the Soviet authorities had no interest in its significance.
     

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    But at last British archaeologists have excavated it, and discovered its remarkable secrets.
    Many of the bed boards which had been joined  together to stop it collapsing were still in position.
    And the ventilation shaft, ingeniously crafted from used  powdered milk containers known as Klim Tins, remained in  working order. Scattered throughout the tunnel, which is 30ft below ground, were bits of old metal buckets, hammers and crowbars which were used to hollow out the route. A total of 600 prisoners worked on three tunnels at the same time. They were nicknamed Tom, Dick and Harry and were just 2 ft square for most of their length.


    It was on the night of March 24 and 25, 1944, that 76 Allied airmen escaped through Harry. Barely a third of the 200 prisoners – many in fake German uniforms and civilian outfits and carrying false identity papers – who were meant to slip away managed to leave before the alarm was raised when escapee number 77 was spotted.

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    Tunnel  vision: A tunnel reconstruction showing the trolley system.
     
    Only three made it back to Britain. Another 50 were executed by firing squad on the orders of Adolf Hitler, who was furious after learning of the breach of security. In all, 90 boards from bunk beds, 62 tables, 34 chairs and 76 benches, as well as thousands of items including knives, spoons,

    forks, towels and blankets, were squirrelled away by the Allied prisoners to aid the escape plan under the noses of their captors.


    Although the Hollywood movie suggested otherwise, NO Americans were involved in the operation.
    Most were British, and the others were from Canada, (all the tunnellers were Canadian personnel with backgrounds in mining.) Poland, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.

     

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    The site of the tunnel, recently  excavated by British archaeologists
     
    The latest dig, over three weeks in August, located the entrance to Harry, which was originally concealed under a stove in Hut 104. The team also found another tunnel, called George, whose exact position had not been charted. It was never used as the 2,000 prisoners were forced to march to other camps as the Red Army approached in January 1945.

     
    Watching the excavation was Gordie King, 91, an RAF radio operator, who was 140th in line to use Harry and therefore missed out. ‘This brings back such bitter-sweet memories,’ he said as he wiped away tears. ‘I'm amazed by what they've found.’

     

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    Bitter-sweet memories: Gordie King, 91, made an emotional return to Stalag Luft III.
     

     
  • lczarnik 08:30 on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    For all retired Husbands 

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    From: Basil 
    Date: 12 July 2012 17:54
    Subject: For all retired Husbands

    ADVICE FROM JOHN – A RETIRED HUSBAND

    It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are over-sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.

    My name is John. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Patricia to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work.

    Although she knows how hungry I am, she says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club, so eating out is unreasonable. I'm ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door. She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner.

    I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

    Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think.For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, Boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

    When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She had to take a break when she was only half-finished mowing the lawn.

     
    I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too.

    I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support my wife. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, Guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.

    EDITOR'S NOTE:
    John, died suddenly on January 31 of a perforated rectum. The police report says he was found with a Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing, and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that John, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

     
  • lczarnik 21:49 on July 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    REALLY INCREDIBLE PICTURES 

    Incredible or amazing just don't seem to be enough do they?

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    From: Ralph & BA 
    Date: 11 July 2012 22:27
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    Truly a mind boggling collection from many different sources.  It would be interesting if they were in categories as there seem to be general subject areas among the mix.  And as usual, I do suspect some photoshopping has been done.  Enjoy!

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  • lczarnik 00:04 on July 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    What really died in AUSCHWITZ 

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    Date: 10 July 2012 23:16
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    Here's an interesting viewpoint..   The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on January 15, 2011.   It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.  

     
    THIS WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER:

     
    "EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ "

     
    By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez

     
    "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz …   We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.   In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent.   We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

     
    These are the people we burned.

     
    And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.  

     
    They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.   Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

     
    And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.   We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

     
    What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe ..

     
    A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.   Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.   It is not removed as yet.   However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

     
    It is now more than sixty years after the Second World War in Europe ended.   This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated.'   Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth', it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

     
    This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people.   Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

     
    How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?   If our Judeo-Christian heritage is offensive to Muslims, they should pack up and move to Iran , Iraq , or some other Muslim country.

     
    Please do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along.   We must wake up America before it's too late.

     
  • lczarnik 00:02 on July 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Baptist Church…you will love this! 

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    Date: 10 July 2012 22:56
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    Fun to see the span of years.  BA

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  • lczarnik 12:07 on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Polish Catholic WWII hero honoured in Melbourne concert 

    This is an amazing tribute to an amazing lady.  And for the tribute to be in Australia is amazing in it's own right.

    If you want to know more about the concert and some of her life, read the 2nd link below  For more on the life of the lady, the 3rd link.

    How can you even begin to close with anything but – Amazing and Thought Provoking.
     
  • lczarnik 04:03 on July 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Another interesting one …the Bridge over the River Kwai 

     

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    From: BRIAN J
     Date: 21 June 2012 12:30
    Subject: Fw: Another interesting one …the Bridge over the River Kwai

     

    Subject: Another interesting one …the Bridge over the River Kwai

    The Bridge over the River Kwai

    As per attached powerpoint file.

    Good to see that the memorials are being kept in superb order…

     

     
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