On this day in history, December 10, 1967, Otis Redding and all but one member of the Bar Kays lost their lives when the plane they were travelling in crashed into Lake Monona just outside of
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice. Meister Eckhart
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. Frank A. Clark
None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. Estonian Poverb
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced, discharged and used up in order to exist at all. William Faulkner
Thanksgiving after all, is a word of action. W.J. Cameron
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. Unknown
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. Johannes A. Gaertner
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. Cicero
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. Izaak Walton
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. William Shakespeare
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. Unknown
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" William A. Ward
Known for writing in unconventional time signatures, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was/is widely regarded as the last and likely best of the "Cool Jazz" groups.
No words necessary.
Which of course is no surprise as how the hell can anyone possibly like anything having to do with such a gutless attack on innocent people.
Also as expected, my email account got real busy with video from our friends who suspect we aren't getting the whole truth about this thing, but are a little afraid to be labelled as nuts.
We have no such fears here as we cheerfully admit to being at best a little nuts, and we don't trust what our government has to say on any issue one inch further than we are able pick up the Washington Monument and throw it.
Which brings us to this particular post which we started well over a year ago, and left on the shelf as we explored those explanations offered at the many, many 9/11 conspiracy theory debunking sites that can be found all over the internet, the best of which we link to once again here.
The following is the series of videos that first caused us to muse as follows.
And then ...
All right then, the video below is a compilation of footage from about every angle imaginable of the collapse of Building 7 of the World Trade Center.
At 46 seconds take note of the dark rectangle at the second and third stories from the top of Building 7 and the older brick and stone skinned structure in the lower right hand corner of the shot that enable you to clearly identify Building 7 and its location.
Now check out the video below where you are being told by the BBC of the collapse of Building 7, "the Salomon Brothers Building" as it is/was known.
At 1:17 Jane Standley steps out of the shot saying, "As you can see behind me ..."
Look in the upper right hand corner.
IT'S STILL STANDING.
Now, here's some footage from the ground.
You have your basic New York City cop moving people back from the site while clearly telling them "The building is about to blow up"
I'll agree with anyone that this particular bit of footage isn't evidence of much, but to say "blow up" rather than "fall down" gets my attention.
Finally, you get this site.
It's my opinion that these guys probably aren't knuckleheads.
Thanks to Elizabeth K for pointing us at this whole thing.
Having recently become the first King of Israel, Saul was beginning his first tentative steps to end the oppression of Israel by the Philistines.
But there was a problem.
19 Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.” 20 But all the Israelites would go down to the Philistines to sharpen each man’s plowshare, his mattock, his ax, and his sickle; 21 and the charge for a sharpening was a pim for the plowshares, the mattocks, the forks, and the axes, and to set the points of the goads. 22 So it came about, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Saul and Jonathan .....
To quote Aristotle on this very subject.
And it is manifest that tyranny has the evils of both democracy and oligarchy; it copies oligarchy in making wealth its object（for inevitably that is the only way in which the tyrant's body-guard and his luxury can be kept up）and in putting no trust in the multitude （which is why they resort to the measure of stripping the people of arms, ..... ).
Click on either quote for a trip to its respective source, I would never lie about the Bible ..... or Aristotle.
This "Gun Control" thing, evidently, has been going on for quite some time.