Saturday, August 12, 2017

With Money:

You can buy a house, but not a home.
You can buy a clock, but not time.
You can buy a bed, but not sleep.
You can buy a book, but not knowledge.
You can get a position, but not respect.
You can buy blood, but not life.
So find your happiness inside you.

I Love Mountains

Dear Joe,

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has proposed a Consent Order with Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the chemical spill discovered onJanuary 9th that contaminated the drinking water of more than 300,000 West Virginians.

Unfortunately, the Consent Order only goes so far as to outline deadlines for the removal of chemicals and storage tanks from Freedom Industries’ Elk River sites, and asks that the company complies with existing laws. The order contains NO monetary penalty.

The protection of clean drinking water and the health of West Virginia’s citizens must come before the interests of corporations.

West Virginia’s drinking water is too important to sacrifice. Please take action today, the deadline for public comment on the Consent Order is March 1st.

For the Mountains,
Matt Wasson

Life according to Anthony Hopkins...i'm lovin' it!

Happy Within

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Science and You


Behavior is just a shell. To understand people, we have to look inside them to find the cause.
Don’t react to people’s reaction. Be proactive and ask yourself what could be happening inside that’s making this person behave this way. 
Relationships deepen when your consciousness deepens. Our understanding of others helps us to better understand ourselves.

Gone but Never Forgotten

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Say less and mean more.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

For Better or Worse...

Every decision you have made, for better or worse, has led to who you are today, a person who is wiser, stronger and more evolved than yesterday. 
Don’t be ashamed of your past. Be grateful for it. It’s what taught you and brought you to the present.

Why English is so much fun...

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I Love Mountains

Dear Joe,

Last month, we wrote to ask you to send a comment to the EPA, and to tell them to stand firm on proposed new rules that would protect our nation's streams from the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.
In just two weeks, more than 8,200 comments were submitted to the EPA -- an amazing show of strength that will have a critical impact on the EPA's final decision.
It's responses like that, from people like you, that have made 2010 a pivotal year in the movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining.

Every time we've asked, you and more than 47,000 people like you have taken action -- spreading the word among friends, speaking up to Congress, sending in comments to regulatory agencies, and making sure the world knows that the days of destroying mountains for cheap coal are numbered.
That support has made a tremendous difference. In the past year:
  • We've grown our ranks by more than 20%.
  • We've sent more than 160,000 letters to Congress, the Senate, and Executive agencies.
  • Thousands of ordinary citizens have traveled to Washington or visited with their representatives during in-district visits.
And all that effort paid off:
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has taken unprecedented steps towards protecting waterways impacted by mountaintop removal.
  • The Army Corp of Engineers has discontinued its Nationwide Permit 21, which allowed for fast-track approval of mountaintop removal valley fill permits.
  • And we end the 111th Congress with a record 173 cosponsors for the Clean Water Protection Act, which would help keep mining waste out of our streams.
None of this would have been possible without your continued support.
Thank you for doing everything you can to help end mountaintop removal coal mining.
Matt Wasson

Monkey Sense

"Technology, in common with many other activities, tends to avoidance of risk by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. Capital investment follows this rule, since most people generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our universe can throw the dice."--Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Gladys' Puzzle

A little silver haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come over here and help
me. I have a great new jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started."
Her neighbor asks, "What's it supposed to be when it's finished Gladys?" The little silver
haired lady says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster." Her neighbor
decided to go over and help her with the puzzle.
She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies
the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to Gladys and says,
"First of all, no matter what we do, we're never going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster." He takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of coffee, and then," he says with a deep sigh...
"Let's put all the cornflakes back in the box."


It was an honor to take his picture! Truly, he was a thinker! Please take care of all the creatures we share this planet with.
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Forced Perspective

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"Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly."--Voltaire

Simply can't resist blonde jokes...HA!

1. She sent me a fax with a stamp on it! 2. She thought a quarterback was a refund! 3. She tripped over a cordless phone. 4. At the bottom of an application where it said "sign here"...she put Sagittarius! 5. When she found out that 90% of all crime was committed around the home, she moved! 6. She stood at the fridge staring at the orange juice because it said "concentrate"! 7. She thinks Taco Bell is the mexican phone company! 8. She asked me to meet her at the corner of walk and don't walk! 9. She was on her way to the airport when she saw a sign that said "Airport Left", she turned around and went home! 10. She looked into a box of Cheerio's and said, "Oh Look Honey, Donut Seeds!"
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Monday, August 07, 2017

Who Matters?

"Say what you feel, those who mind don't matter; and those who matter don't mind!"--Dr. Seuss

Send in the...

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KiwiMagic a FunFilm by Joe Maggard

New Zealand! Give it a go! I'm Lovin it!

Please Support St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Every time I drive over the big muddy into Memphis I'm always inspired and smile when I see St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The motto here is: NO CHILD WILL EVER BE TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THEIR INABILITY TO PAY. No other words I could possibly say can express the spirit of St. Jude's better than that simple line. I support them and hope you will too! My Very Best, Ronald

Fishin'...i'm lovin' it!

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Breaking News:

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Challenges come to teach us something, to make us stronger, or to shatter our belief system about what we can and can’t overcome. Once we understand the real purpose of whatever challenge we face, we will see the truth: 
There are no obstacles. Only opportunities to grow.


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El Presidente', Junior Class NBHS, circa 1973

 North Brunswick High School, Leland NC
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