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  • lczarnik 14:26 on June 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Explanation of God 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 29 June 2016 at 09:25
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Explanation of God

    Out of the mouths of the Babes–

    I certainly don’t think an adult could explain this more beautifully!


    It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, California. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to ‘explain God.’

    I wonder if any of us could have done as well?

    ‘One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grownups; just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn’t have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.’

    ‘God’s second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn’t have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.’

    ‘God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn’t go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad’s head asking for something they said you couldn’t have.’

    ‘Atheists are people who don’t believe in God. I don’t think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren’t any who come to our church.’

    ‘Jesus is God’s Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn’t want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.’

    ‘His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn’t have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.’

    ‘You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.’

    ‘You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s God!’

    ‘Don’t skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.’

    ‘If you don’t believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He’s around you when you’re scared, in the dark or when you can’t swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.’

    ‘But…you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.’

    ‘And … that’s why I believe in God.’

    (If you believe in God, please pass this on, and may God bless you too.)

    Have an awesome day, and know that someone has thought about you!

  • lczarnik 11:00 on June 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    You’ll Love these! MAXINE ‘s Political Humor 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 28 June 2016 at 20:36
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: You’ll Love these! MAXINE ‘s Political Humor

    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

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    Shangrala's Maxine Humor

  • lczarnik 10:27 on June 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Unpaid Baby Sitters 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 June 2016 at 10:00
    Subject: Fw: Unpaid Baby Sitters

    These are so cute I thought you would enjoy them

    UnPaid Baby Sitters



  • lczarnik 10:17 on June 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Now they tell us 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 30 June 2016 at 09:29
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Now they tell us

    Wow, good info

    Who would have guessed? Now, they tell us . . . . .












    You mean that you didn’t know that
    "Ink Cartridges" had a reset button?

  • lczarnik 01:14 on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Will 20 Questions Explained 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 28 June 2016 at 00:50
    Subject: Fw: : Will 20 Questions Explained

    Here is the latest on rumors about food. These were the basis of many of the conversations that I had with patients 50 years ago. The one glaring omission is the question regarding oleo. There’s no question that butter is healthier than oleo.

    20 Questions Explained

    Does olive oil prevent heart disease?

    Short answer: Yes

    The health benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants
    That reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers.
    But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh "extra-virgin" olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content. Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenols associated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.

    Do cough syrups work?

    Short answer: No

    In 2006, the nation’s chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don’t actually work.
    These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
    Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs.
    That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp.

    Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?

    Short answer: Yes

    The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those who consumed less than one of these beverages per month.

    Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?

    Short answer: No

    Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays,
    While sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%.
    It’s more important that you choose "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, meaning it protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
    Sunbathers also need to apply a generous amount of sunscreen in order to get the full benefit of the SPF.

    Is the MSG in Chinese likely to give you a headache?

    Short answer: No

    A review of 40 years of clinical trials, published in the journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2006,
    found that all previous research "failed to identify a consistenlationship between the consumption of MSG and the constellation of symptoms that comprise the syndrome," including headaches and asthma attacks.
    The misconception spawned from several poorly-done small studies in the 1960’s that seemed to connect MSG with a variety of maladies that people experienced after eating at Chinese restaurants.

    Learn more about the MSG myth here »

    Do nuts make you fat?

    Short answer: No

    As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat.
    The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size.
    Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They’re also a good source of protein and fiber.
    One study even found that whole almonds have 20% less calories than previously thought because
    A lot of the fat is excreted from the body.

    Is walking as effective as running?

    Short answer: Yes

    Studies have shown that how long you exercise — and thus how many calories you burn — is more important <
    Than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you.
    A six-year study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in April found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.

    Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?

    Short answer: No

    Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit.
    That’s because when you liquefy fruit, stripping away the peel and dumping the pulp, many ingredients like
    Fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and other antioxidants are lost.
    For comparison, a five-ounce glass of orange juice that contains 69 calories has ..3 grams of dietary fiber and 16 milligrams of calcium, whereas an orange with the same number of calories packs 3.1 grams of fiber and 60 milligrams of calcium.

    Are all wheat breads better for you than white bread?

    Short answer: No

    Not all wheat breads are created equal. Wheat breads that contain all parts of the grain kernel,
    Including the nutrient-rich germ and fiber-dense bran, must be labeled "whole grain" or "whole wheat."
    Some wheat breads are just white bread with a little bit of caramel coloring to make the bread appear healthier,
    According to Reader’s Digest.

    Can a hot tub make me sick?

    Short answer: Yes

    Hot tubs — especially ones in spas, hotels, and gyms — are perfect breeding grounds for germs.
    The water is not hot enough to kill bacteria, but is just the right temperature to make microbes grow even faster.
    Even though hot tubs are treated with chlorine, the heat causes the disinfectant to break down faster
    than it would in regular pools.
    The most common hot tub infection is pseudomonas folliculitis, which causes red, itchy bumps.
    A more dangerous side-effect of soaking in a dirty Jacuzzi is a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease.
    This is what reportedly sickened more than 100 people at the Playboy Mansion back in 2011.

    Does coffee cause cancer?

    Short answer: No

    Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980’s when a study linked drinking coffee to pancreatic cancer.
    The preliminary report was later debunked.
    More recently, health studies have swung in favor of the caffeinated beverage.
    Coffee has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, and even suicide.

    Do eggs raise cholesterol levels?

    Short answer: No

    Although egg yolks are a major source of cholesterol — a waxy substance thaat resembles fat — researchers have learned that saturated fat has more of an impact on cholesterol in your blood than eating foods that contain cholesterol.
    "Healthy individuals with normal blood cholesterol levels should now feel free to enjoy foods like eggs in their diet every day," the lead researcher from a 25-year University of Arizona study on cholesterol concluded.

    Can you drink too much water?

    Short answer: Yes

    It is very rare for someone to die from drinking too much water, but it can happen.
    Over-hydrating is most common among elite athletes. Drinking an excess of water, called water intoxication, dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood leading to a condition known as hyponatremia.
    The symptoms of hyponatremia can range from nausea and confusion to seizures and even death in severe cases.
    To avoid this, drink fluids with electrolytes during extreme exercise events.

    Can yogurt ease digestive problems?

    Short answer: Yes

    Our digestive tract is filled with microorganisms — some good and some bad. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, generically called probiotics, that helps maintain a healthy balance.
    Probiotics can relieve several gastrointestinal problems, including constipation and diarrhea.
    Certain brands of yogurts, like Activa by Dannon

    , are marketed exclusively to treat tummy issues.

    Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes?

    Short answer: No

    Whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make
    your teeth appear whiter by removing stains. Unlike at-home whitening strips and gels that contain bleach,
    these toothpastes do not actually change the color of your teeth.

    Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?

    Short answer: Yes

    But the plastic container should display the words "microwave safe."
    This means that the Food and Drug Administration has tested the container to make sure no chemicals used to make the plastic leech into foods during microwaving.
    If chemicals do seep out into food, the amounts are tiny and not dangerous to our health.
    As a general guideline, plastic grocery bags as well as most plastic tubs that hold margarine, yogurt, cream cheese,
    and condiments are not microwave safe.

    Can watching TV ruin your eyesight?

    Short answer: No

    Watching TV will not destroy your rods and cones as the outdated myth suggests. Before the 1950’s,
    TVs emitted radiation that could increase an individual’s risk of eye problems after excessive TV viewing.
    Modern TVs have special shielding that blocks these harmful emissions.

    Is red wine better for you than white wine?

    Short answer: Yes

    Red wine contains much more resveratrol than white wine, an antioxidant found in the skin of grapes
    that has been shown to fight off diseases associated with aging.

    Is bottled water better for you than tap water?

    Short answer: No

    Bottled water is no safer or purer than tap water, although it is substantially more expensive.
    A recent study by Glasgow University in the U.K. found that bottled water is actually
    more likely to be contaminated than water from your faucet because it is less well-regulated.
    Bottled water and tap water typically come from the same sources — natural springs, lakes, and aquifers.
    While public water supplies are tested for contaminants every day, makers of bottled water are only required
    to test for specific contaminants every week, month, or year

  • lczarnik 08:48 on June 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 27 June 2016 at 07:56

    Nice pictures…..

    ice, the
    result of snow
    falling on a
    glacier and
    Amazing aspects of the world
    not a branch:
    a mammoth tusk
    is unearthed
    from the
    Amazing aspects of the world
    Legoland: a
    complex in San
    Amazing aspects of the world
    looks like a
    piece of art,
    but it’s a
    Amazing aspects of the world
    infrared photo
    of a garden.
    This is how a
    bee sees.
    Amazing aspects of the world
    giant cactus ,
    native to
    Mexico and
    Amazing aspects of the world
    This is
    what smoking
    does to your
    Amazing aspects of the world
    octopus, one
    the most
    marine animals
    out there.
    Amazing aspects of the world
    homeless man
    sets up a
    abode in Los
    Amazing aspects of the world
    Iraqi Marshes:
    an aquatic
    landscape in a
    Amazing aspects of the world
    year-old hand
    discovered on
    the rocks of
    an Indonesian
    Amazing aspects of the world
    looks like a
    tattoo. Scars
    left after
    being struck
    by lightning.
    Amazing aspects of the world
    get creative:
    a floating
    bridge made
    out of
    Amazing aspects of the world
    What a
    difference a
    century makes:
    the daily
    commute, then
    and now.
    Amazing aspects of the world
    ebony and
    lavender and
    wheat fields
    grow side by
    side in
    Amazing aspects of the world
    This is
    ili pika, a
    shy mountain
    animal from
    China, who was
    spotted for
    the first time
    in 20 years.
    A rare
    sight: a
    sunset and
    eclipse at the
    same time.
    Amazing aspects of the world
    An ice
    cave formed by
    volcanic hot
    Amazing aspects of the world
    Amazing aspects of the world
    something you
    see everyday:
    lightning and
    a rainbow.
    Amazing aspects of the world
    A cloud
    above the lake

    State Park,

    Amazing aspects of the world
    A bird’s
    eye view of
    Amazing aspects of the world
    To get an
    idea of how
    large the
    is it has been
    rendered next
    to a city.
  • lczarnik 15:48 on June 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Non-political funny stuff 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 June 2016 at 09:58
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Non-political funny stuff

  • lczarnik 09:10 on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Prayer request 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 23 June 2016 at 22:17
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Prayer request

    It’s time for everyone to be praying.

    A "prayer chain" is a request to pass the article on to friends/family…(at least one other person) so as to NOT break the chain. It will travel many, many miles around the country, maybe the world, depending on who sends it to "wherever"… Please take time to do this and not break the chain on this important prayer… after reading this prayer, be sure to THANK GOD for listening and trust in HIS WILL to be done. BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. Psalms 46:10

    Dear Beloved God in Heaven,

    Please give us a president that loves this country and everything it stands for.

    Please give us a president who respects you as the one true God.

    Please give us a president who will, with your help, restore this nation to its former glory, the way you created her.

    Please help us to respect what you have given to us and not take anything for granted ever again.

    Please God, weaken the evil and strengthen the good, both within and without.

    May our eyes be opened.

    In Jesus’ name, Amen

    As never before in the history of this country has this plea been so necessary….
    In God We Trust and we pray that GOD WILL BLESS AMERICA!!!!

  • lczarnik 10:01 on June 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Mountain Goats 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph Rays ate: 9 May 2010 at 11:05
    Subject: Fw: Mountain Goats

    Some of these look like the Daile(sp.) sheep that we saw in Alaska. BA

    mountaingoat.pps — Shared securely with Kloudless

  • lczarnik 15:38 on June 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Blonde in church 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 22 June 2016 at 09:38
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Blonde in church

    Blonde in Church…
    An Alabama pastor said to his congregation, "Someone in this congregation has spread a rumor that I belong to the Ku Klux Klan. This is a horrible lie and one which a Christian community cannot tolerate.I am embarrassed and do not intend to accept this. Now, I want the party who said this to stand and ask forgiveness from God and this Christian family."

    No one moved. The preacher continued, "Do you have the nerve to face me and admit this is a falsehood? Remember, you will be forgiven and in your heart you will feel glory. Now stand and confess your transgression."
    Again, all was quiet.

    Then, slowly, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with a body that would stop a runaway train rose from the third pew. Her head was bowed and her voice
    quivered as she spoke, "Reverend, there has been a terrible misunderstanding.
    I never said you were a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I simply told a couple of my friends that you were a wizard under the sheets."

    The preacher fell to his knees, his wife fainted, and the congregation roared.

    Life is short, smile ……. while you still have teeth, and …… Give me an "Amen"!

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