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  • lczarnik 10:58 on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Chinese Innovation 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph
    Date: 23 May 2010 at 06:23
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Chinese Innovation

    Chinese Train that never stops at a station. Read the text first, then look at the 1-minute movie clip.

    An AMAZING Chinese Concept – the train that never stops. Read how it works below, before viewing the video link. A brilliant new Chinese train innovation – get on and off the bullet train without the train stopping. No time is wasted. The bullet train is moving all the time. If there are 30 stations between Beijing and Guangzhou, just stopping and accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time.

    A mere 5 min stop per station (elderly passengers cannot be hurried) will result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey time!

    How it works (read then view the movie – (the commentary is inmandarin though!):

    1. For those who are boarding the train: The passengers at a station embark onto to a connector cabin way before the train even arrives at the station. When the train arrives, it will not stop. It just slows down to pick up the connector cabin which will move with the train on the roof of the train.

    While the train is still moving away from the station, those passengers will board the train from the connector cabin mounted on the train’s roof. After fully unloading all its passengers, the connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof.

    2. For those who are getting off: As stated, after fully unloading all its passengers, the connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to ali ght at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof. When the train arrives at the next station, it will simply drop the whole connector cabin at the station itself and leave it behind at the station. The outgoing passengers can take their own time to disembark at the station while the train has already left. At the same time, the train will pick up the incoming embarking passengers on another connector cabin in the front part of the train’s roof. So the train will always drop one connector cabin at the rear of its roof and pick up a new connector cabin in the front part of the train’s roof at each station.

    3. This is called Innovative thinking: Any wonder that all the jobs are going East!

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgoYVaI_ttkwWnA9EPQ

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  • lczarnik 10:39 on October 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Stop complaining about winter

    Click to see the Wintereinbruch.pps

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgoYTMbK-wWTPqNkuhQ

    From 27/07/2009

     
  • lczarnik 07:47 on October 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Karma 2009 

    Enjoy the powerpoint by clicking link –

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgf5AfQGPDO6IqyxEKQ

    From Aldona in an email 2009MY24

     
  • lczarnik 10:03 on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    3 AMAZING attachments for u to see!!! 

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    From: Luana
    Date: 25 February 2009 at 06:00
    Subject: Fwd: 3 AMAZING attachments for u to see!!!

    Things that make you say –

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgfYfXAYE6M1xKnjSbw

    Late for work –

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgfYejNP9qfxlhKvvkg

    Spectacular_1 –

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgfYgS2RKFejm4xmBzQ

     
  • lczarnik 22:27 on October 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Incredible bridges 

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    From: Luana
    Date: 30 January 2009 at 03:22
    Subject: Fwd: Incredible bridges

    Wondrous marvels of human engineering achievements…

    Pedestrian Bridge, Texas

    This beautiful arched bridge in Lake Austin was a private build by Miro Rivera Architects and is used to connect the client’s main house to the smaller guest house on the other side of the water. The idea was to make the bridge seem as natural as possible within its surroundings and to do this they made the decking and reed-like hand rails as imperfect as possible. The result is a bridge that looks extremely fragile but definitely worth the risk.

    Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, São Paulo, Brazil

    Opened in May of this year, the Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is a stunning x-shaped cable-stayed bridge that crosses the Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo. It’s design is unique in that the 2 curved decks of the bridge cross each other through its x-shaped supporting tower, an illuminated structure that stands 450ft tall and has attached to it 144 steel cables.

    Kintaikyo, Iwakuni , Japan

    The original Kintai Bridge was built in 1673 and didn’t stand very long until it was damaged due to flooding. It was then rebuilt and survived for more than 200 years until a typhoon battered it to death in 1950. The bridge that stands now over the Nishiki River is the 3rd build and looks magnificent, its 5 wooden arches displaying an incredible amount of detail and craftsmanship. Interesting fact: no nails or bolts have been used to build the arches, only clamps and wires.

    Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge , Brasilia , Brazil

    The JK Bridge in Brasilia is a lesson in elegant bridge design. The 3 huge arches diagonally hopping over the deck of the bridge give the structure an amazing visual fluidity and make the whole 1.2km bridge look effortlessly cool. Since being built the bridge has won awards for its design but is still massively under appreciated on a wider scale.

    Rolling Bridge, London , UK

    Thomas Heatherwick’s award-winning rolling bridge is an ingenious addition to the grand union canal system in London and is unique in its design. Unlike regular movable canal bridges, the rolling bridge curls up on itself to form an octagon by way of hydraulics. It’s an amazing sight and a reminder that a fresh perspective can produce great, innovative results, even when dealing with a structure as common as a bridge.

    Beipanjiang River Railroad Bridge, Guizhou , China

    Beipanjiang River Railroad Bridge in Guizhou is an enormous railway bridge that was built as part of the much larger ‘Guizhou-Shuibai Railway Project’. Connecting 2 mountains over a deep ravine, at its highest point the bridge’s deck sits 918ft above the ground (to compare, at its highest point the Millau viaduct’s deck clears the river underneath by 890ft). The bridge has succeeded in connecting 2 of the country’s poorest areas.

    Henderson Waves, Southern Ridges, Singapore

    ‘Henderson Waves’ is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge and can be found at the southern ridges, a beautiful 9km stretch of gardens and parks which has frequently drawn comparisons to New York’s Central Park . The bridge itself is absolutely stunning. The deck is made from thousands of Balau wood slats, perfectly cut and arranged, and along the length of the deck a huge snaking, undulating shell cleverly forms sheltered seating areas on every upward curve.

    Pont Gustave Flaubert, Rouen , France

    This is the incredible, brand new vertical lift bridge in Rouen, France, a beast of a structure whose 2 bridge spans weigh 1200 tons each but can be hoisted 180ft vertically by the bridge’s lifting mechanism in an impressive 12 minutes. Just the angular structures at the top of each tower weigh in at 450 tons each, helping to support the lifting system as cruise ships sail through.

    Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

    Technically, this is a bridge: it’s a structure which spans a gorge. The only difference is, the bridge can’t be used by humans due to the fact that its purpose is to support 2 pipelines – 1 gas, 1 oil – across the extremely high gap in Papua New Guinea . So high in fact that if this were to be officially recognised as a bridge it would rocket to the top of the ‘world’s highest bridge-span’ list at an impressive height of 1290ft. By comparison, the current highest bridge span belongs to the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado , hanging a mere 1053ft above ground level, while Manhattan’s Chrysler Building measures 1047ft.

     
  • lczarnik 14:27 on September 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Things to make you smile 

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    From: Sam
    Date: 19 December 2011 07:46
    Subject: Things to make you smile

    Baby penguin meeting a baby dolphin

    A firefighter giving a kitten oxygen

    This baby owl

    A turtle the size of a grape

    A tiny pygmy hippo eating lettuce

    An embarrassed walrus

    A cat with a permanent top hat

    A baby hedgehog taking a bubblebath

    An otter showing you its baby

    Some things just make your heart smile.

    Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is.

    The way we cope with it is what makes the difference.

    Sam

    "The history of free men is not written by chance, but by choice – their
    choice." Dwight D. Eisenhower

     
  • lczarnik 07:20 on September 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    National Geographic BEST photos! 

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    From: susan b
    Date: 18 February 2009 at 13:14
    Subject: National Geographic BEST photos!

    WOW have you seen these yet?

    These are the National Geographic BEST pictures for the year.


     
  • lczarnik 06:49 on August 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Found these Pictures very interesting ( 51 Rare Historical Pictures) 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 10 August 2017 at 06:18
    Subject: Fwd: Found these Pictures very interesting

    you probably have seen some of these fotos before now

    Rare Historical

    51 Rare Historical Pictures

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gcPeLUIY0wB4bdsS8IH23Afzd5o9X7zPJ2LezrQAMl0/embed?hl=en_GB&size=m&slide=idp5

    Rji7Ewvb8j4PQeskN0sSGwoLGS2pZl8jRRIflHdJ-QaCRjUw7DXjOqBFhnqyS_5O5G_cbQ=w1200-h630-p RareHistoricalPhotos.pps
    docs.google.com
    Music: “Exactly Like You” Click to Advance Slides 50 Rare Historical Photos

    [LC note –  In case any of these links don’t work, you can try this one –

    ]
     
  • lczarnik 08:10 on May 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Friendship 

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    From: Ken W
    Date: 25 May 2017 at 07:29
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Friendship

    It was national friendship week in April. I just received this so consider this friendship day.

    FROM ONE FRIEND TO ANOTHER

    Take two minutes to read these sayings and be sure to read all the way to the bottom:
    http://yoursmilesorg/gsmile/flower1/g40224.gif
    Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words
    Rooney has passed away but used to be on CBS’s 60 Minutes TV show.
    https://i2.wp.com/yoursmiles.org/gsmile/flower1/g40253.gif

    I’ve learned….
    That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

    I’ve learned….
    That when you’re in love, it shows.

    I’ve learned …..
    That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

    I’ve learned….
    That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

    I’ve learned…..
    That being kind is more important than being right.

    I’ve learned….
    That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

    I’ve learned….
    That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other way.

    I’ve learned….
    That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

    I’ve learned….
    That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

    I’ve learned….
    That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
    .

    I’ve learned….
    That money doesn’t buy class.

    I’ve learned….
    That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

    I’ve learned…
    That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

    I’ve learned…..
    That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

    I’ve learned…

    That love, not time, heals all wounds.

    I’ve learned….
    That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am..

    I’ve learned….
    That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

    I’ve learned….
    That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

    I’ve learned…
    That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

    I’ve learned…
    That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones
    you miss.
    .

    I’ve learned….
    That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

    I’ve learned….
    That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

    I’ve learned…
    That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

    I’ve learned…..
    That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, you’re hooked for life. (this happened to me when we went to adopt our daughter)

    I’ve learned….
    That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

    I’ve learned….
    That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

    http://yoursmilesorg/gsmile/flower1/g40096.gif

    To all of you…..
    Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

    It’s National Friendship Week..Show your friends how much you care.

    Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you.

    If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends.

    HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!

    https://i0.wp.com/yoursmiles.org/gsmile/flower1/g40276.gif

    YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!

    Now send this to every friend you have! This was sent to me by a friend.

     
  • lczarnik 11:28 on May 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Talk about unusual photos!! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 5 May 2017 at 04:25
    Subject: Fwd: Talk about unusual photos!!

    OLD PHOTOS WITH CAPTIONS

    New York City Car Parking in 1930...:

    Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930’s.
    Wouldn’t you love to own this group of cars today?!

    Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943:
    Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943

    24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building:
    A worker helping to build the Empire State Building in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression era.
    No safety equipment used here and very dangerous work.

    Paluxy River...Glen Rose,Texas ~ human AND dinosaur footprints:
    In the Paluxy River, in Glen Rose, Texas, they found human AND
    dinosaur footprints in the clay.

    19th Century NYC... how things change!:
    This is what NYC looked like in the late 1800’s. A busy place. I wonder who had the job
    of picking up all the road apples from the horses?

    First aircraft carrier .. USS Ranger:
    The USS Ranger….the first Aircraft Carrier. Just look at the Bi-Planes!

    A Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show in textbooks - Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.:
    A Normandy Beach landing photo they don’t show in textbooks –
    Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.

    Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca. 500 to 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave since the early 11th century.:
    Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books
    and rolls dating from ca. 500 to 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave since the early 11th century.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b8/20/1f/b8201ff826c1acaf1298c1d93b722621.jpg
    "Second Class Saloon…The saloon that Wyatt Earp and wife owned in Nome, Alaska between 1887-1901
    He knew where the money was!

    ooooooo....:
    It took big cajones to be a steel worker during this period, where they weren’t
    required to use any safety lines. I mean BIG!

    Working at high altitudes, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926:
    This crew was working on the Woolworth Bldg., NYC, in 1926. Like I said…BIG ONES!

    Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.:
    Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.

    New Orleans circa 1906.
    New Orleans circa 1906. "Italian headquarters, Madison Street." The streets were still dirt!

    This woman!! She cost many american servicemen theirs lives! Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War. POW handed her pieces of paper with SS# on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!!:
    This woman!! She cost many American servicemen theirs lives! Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country,
    as a protest against the Vietnam War. POW handed her pieces of paper with SS# on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!!

    On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.:
    On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
    You remember 20 mule team Borax’ ?

    Paris, 1928:
    A cool photo of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, in 1928.

    Baptism in the river. From
    Baptism in the river. From "Appalachian Life" photographic study.

    Child soldier - in desperation the Nazi's used many of these children often as fodder for front line diversionary actions. These children didn't have a chance.:
    Child soldier – in desperation the Nazi’s used many of these children often as fodder for
    front line diversionary actions. These children didn’t have a chance.

    No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.:
    No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo’s Sullivan family. The Sullivans
    gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.
    They all were serving on the same ship that was sunk. The Navy changed its policy, after that tragedy, about next of kin serving on the same ship.

    lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.:
    lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.

     
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