Labor Day 2015

“Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” ~Ulysses S. Grant

“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.” ~Bette Davis

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~Colin Powell

“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” ~Pope Paul VI

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” ~Booker T. Washington

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” ~Ann Landers

“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” ~Proverbs 13:4

“You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” ~Psalm 128:2

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Random Thoughts 2-15-2015

Valentines1I know it was yesterday, but I still want to say Happy Valentine’s Day to my followers who don’t see my Facebook page.


 

I really can’t understand the big stink about Brian Williams reporting and memory issues when we accept complete fantasies delivered as news on Fox.


 

I’m glad to see that several more states, including very conservative Alaska, are trying tofRANKcORN pass GMO labeling laws. If we can require labels to tell us if there are nuts in the product, ore even if it was made in a factory that processes nuts, there is no reason why we can’t get these labels on GMO junk. I think the real reason the industry is fighting so hard against it is that once we know which products contain GMOs, we will be able to accumulate statistics that will show how much health problems of today are the result of these strange products with scrambled DNA.


 

While looking at news stories online, I saw an add for clothes that change color to adjust to the weather. I’ve thought for some time that a good idea to help us all save on heating and cooling costs would be roofing tiles that change color: white or light color in hot weather and black or dark gray in cold. Continue reading “Random Thoughts 2-15-2015”

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Random Thoughts 1-5-2015

2014 was a big year. A lot happened, even though it may not have seemed so at the time:

  • For us gays, great strides were made with a huge increase in the number of state recognizing same-sex marriage.
  • We lost a number of talented people including Robin Williams and Joan Rivers.
  • Three major plane crashes in Eurasia (one shot down) with one still not found.
  • As a result of the killing of some young blacks, the revolution that I think we all knew was coming seems to have started.
  • In midterm elections, Republicans ruled, but only because they were the only ones who bothered to vote. Sadly, this may not get better as more and more see it pointless to vote when the very wealthy get to buy politicians anyway.
  • Also in gay news, a number of celebrities and a few sports figures and politicians came out.
  • North Korea (if they really were the ones responsible) turned what would have probably been a not very successful movie into a hit by hacking Sony Pictures (please stop saying Sony was hacked, it wasn’t. Sony is in Japan, Sony Pictures, a subsidiary, is in America).
  • The radical Islamic terrorist group known by various acronyms including IS, ISIS, and ISIL made headlines by posting videos of helpless captives being beheaded with the result of getting an international coalition of forces to go after them.
  • President Obama makes a move to ending the fifty-year-old failed effort to end the Castro regime in Cuba by isolating the island nation.
  • Ebola became the boogyman of the year as many warned that allowing someone to enter the country with the disease, or if they were exposed to the disease, or even if the visited any part of Africa, would result in millions dying within weeks. Actual death count in the United States: two.

     

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