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  • lczarnik 09:44 on January 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    *Canadian Speed Control! 

    Forwarded message
    From: Terry
    Date: 9 January 2018 at 06:55
    Subject: Fwd: *Canadian Speed Control!

    Dear All,

    A smily moment for a busy day! Enjoy! I have no idea if this is true, or just an ironic joke, but it is clever!

    Please remove my friends’ details before forwarding to anyone else.

    Best wishes

    Subject: FW: *Canadian Speed Control!
    Canadian Speed Control!

    Speed control being used in Canada .
    How’s this for effective speed control?

    I don’t know about you, but
    this would certainly slow me down!
    People slow down and actually
    try to "straddle" the hole.


    This is an actual speed control
    device that is currently in use.
    It is MUCH cheaper than speed bumps,
    cameras, radar guns, police officers, etc.


    Pretty clever — especially when they move them around every day.

    Isn’t Art Wonderful?

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  • lczarnik 15:32 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    3rd Grade Drop out – Short Motivational Speech 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 14 October 2017 at 03:19
    Subject: Fwd: 3rd Grade Drop out – Short Motivational Speech

    Do not miss watching this video.

    This is absolutely inspiring and it may bring a tear to your eye.

    This was so good, I wanted to pass it along. For some of you, good to
    share with your kids and grandkids. This guy is a great motivational
    speaker. His name is Dr. Rick Rigsby, and he spoke at the Cal
    Maritime Commencement Ceremony this past 2017. I believe he taught at
    Texas A&M for 20 years and was their football team’s preacher. Now I
    think he is just a motivational speaker that travels all around the
    country giving short motivational talks for various universities and
    groups. The speech below is called "3rd Grade Dropout" it appears to
    be something that he may have put together through his "Making an
    Impact" organization, since it has photos of his childhood and family
    in it. I am sure that if you put his name into the YouTube.com search
    box, you will actually see the original speech, where the president of
    the university introduces him. I won’t ruin it for you by telling you
    any more, and just let you watch it. Try the YouTube search first
    and if that does not work See the Link below. If it doesn’t work by
    clicking on it, just cut and paste the address into your browser.

    Rick Rigsby – 3rd Grade Dropout.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0b3rvNeVGw

     
  • lczarnik 15:24 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 17 November 2017 at 05:44
    Subject: Fwd: Fw: Fw: Fwd: Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read

    Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read

    I believe this is the BEST FORWARD I have ever sent!!!

    Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially
    memorable.

    On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima
    memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history — that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II

    Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the
    statue, and as I got closer he asked, ‘Where are you guys
    from?’

    I told him that we were from Wisconsin. ‘Hey, I’m a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.’

    (It was James Bradley who just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when
    he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in Washington
    ,
    DC, but it is quite another to get the kind of insight we received that
    night.)


    When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his words that night.)


    ‘My name is James Bradley and I’m from Antigo, Wisconsin
    .

    My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called ‘Flags of Our Fathers’. It is the story of the six boys you see behind me.

    ‘Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called ‘War.’ But it
    didn’t turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don’t say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima
    were 17, 18, and 19 years old – and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about
    it.


    (He pointed to the statue) ‘You see this next guy? That’s Rene Gagnon fromNew Hampshire
    If you took Rene’s helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that
    helmet, you would find a photograph…a photograph of his girlfriend Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the
    battle of Iwo Jima. Boys. Not old
    men.

    ‘The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank. Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys.They called him the ‘old man’ because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn’t say, ‘Let’s go kill some Japanese’ or ‘Let’s die for our country’ He knew he was talking to little boys.. Instead he would say, ‘You do what I say, and I’ll get you
    home to your mothers.’

    ‘The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona. Ira Hayes was one of them who lived to walk off Iwo Jima. He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, ‘You’re a hero’ He told reporters, ‘How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off
    alive?’

    So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a
    very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).

    ‘The next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky. A fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, ‘Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn’t get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night.’ Yes, he was a fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop General Store.

    A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother’s farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into
    the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.

    ‘The next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews.
    When Walter Cronkite’s
    producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids to say ‘No, I’m sorry, sir, my dad’s not here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is no phone there, sir. No, we don’t know when he is coming back.’ My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his Campbell’s soup.. But we had to tell the press that he was out fishing. He didn’t want to talk to the press.

    ‘You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn’t see himself as a hero. Everyone thinks these guys are heroes, ’cause they are in a photo and on a monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.

    ‘When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said, ‘I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come back.’

    ‘So that’s the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo
    Jima, and three came back as national heroes.. Overall, 7,000
    boys died on Iwo Jima in the
    worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.’

    Suddenly, the monument wasn’t just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero.. Maybe not a hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero nonetheless.

    One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is not mentioned here is . . that if you look at the statue very closely and count the number of ‘hands’ raising the flag, there are 13. When the man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said the13th hand was the hand of God.

    Great story – worth your time – worth every American’s time. Please pass it on.

     
  • lczarnik 15:22 on January 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    I thought you will enjoy this 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 21 November 2017 at 06:11
    Subject: Fwd: I thought you will enjoy this

    INTERVIEW

    Outstanding Photography . . . Incredible Scenes and Wonderful Words OF WISDOM.

    Just click below!

    INTERVIEW
    WITH GOD

     
  • 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

     
  • 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!!! 

    Forwarded message
    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 

    Forwarded message
    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 

    Forwarded message
    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

     
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