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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"The Weeding Invitation"

Strange my wife said we're not going! One of the first I ever wanted to go to. :-)!

Now the rest of the story! Afit of Passion du Brasil collection during Bucharest Fashion Week in Bucharest November 27, 2006. model presents a bridal outREUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA)

Now that I have you're attention;

Cocoa Beach was cold but good to get away far a while.

Best friend and I at World golf Village. Standing next to Old Tom.

St. Augustin Fl.

My wife and I at Daytona Beach. Cold and windy!

All of us at the Old Light House, Daytona Beach

Old Light House

View from our sixth floor condo

In front of The Resort on Cocoa Beach

That's all folks I spared you the golf course pics. and the beach. We had fun saw a movie or two every day, to darn cold to do much else! LOL!

Friday, November 17, 2006

"Life's expectations Or What to Do While I'm Away"

Come in and sit a spell let me tickle your funny bone. By now you have heard I'm going to Cocoa Beach Florida for a week of fun and sun and of course golf, golf, golf! While I'm there I may not be on line so here are a few little jesters to keep you smiling till I return all relaxed and tanned!

First off we have all dreamed of a second chance in life well with our advances in high technology you now have your chance...

By Grace Wong
Special to CNN

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NEW YORK (CNN) -- The classroom of the future isn't on a college campus. It's in the virtual world of "Second Life."
In "Second Life," virtual residents -- cartoonish-looking characters controlled via keyboard and mouse -- create anything their hearts desire.
Also known as avatars, the residents start up businesses, stage their own concerts, sell real estate and design fashion lines. Reuters news agency even has a correspondent based in the cyber community.
A growing number of educators are getting caught up in the wave. More than 60 schools and educational organizations have set up shop in the virtual world and are exploring ways it can be used to promote learning.
The three-dimensional virtual world makes it possible for students taking a distance course to develop a real sense of community, said Rebecca Nesson, who leads a class jointly offered by Harvard Law School and Harvard Extension School in the world of "Second Life."
Read the full story hereā€¦

Hum... who would you like to be? Check out the life like virtual reality.

Moving along I had to put an add in the paper it seams I have mis placed something...

Oh well, I couldn't go to the beach with out her! :-)

We have all heard that LOVE makes the world go around! Here are some of my favorite quotes...

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
~ Mother Teresa

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
~ Henry Drummond

Treasure the love you receive above all.
It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
~ Og Mandino

Of course there are some strings attached to our Longing for LOVE ...

When I fell in love my hole WORLD CHANGED! ...

I can't figure out what changed other than this...

Life is good I love all you guys! I wish you Peace, LOVE, and Joy hey that almost sounds like the soul TRAIN!

See you on the flip side me Darlings!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"We Are But Dust On the Shore Of Time"

Like life on Earth, galaxies can "eat" each other and evolve over time. The Milky Way's neighbor, Andromeda, is currently dining on one of its satellites. More than a dozen star clusters are scattered throughout Andromeda, the cosmic remains of past meals. The image above is from a simulation of Andromeda and our galaxy colliding, an event that will take place in about 3 billion years.

Two days to Cocoa Beach! :-)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

One giant step for home entertainment?
Last updated at 15:57pm on 16th October 2006

Is this the way we will all be 'enjoying' our television programs and computer games in the future?

In this astonishing photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience a full 360-degree view on a 40 centimeter dome-shaped screen.

But, looking more like the helmet from Neil Armstrong's space suit than the next must-have gizmo, this three kilo full-faced helmet might make it a little tricky to relax with a drink in front of the football...

Three days to Cocoa Beach and counting!

Monday, November 13, 2006

You thought you had problems!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! It has turned cold here, 32* this morning, Cocoa Beach sunny 75*! :-) I'm packing!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Subject: Muslim Religion

Interesting and well stated.

Rick is the founder of Mission Gate Prison Ministry.

Living in the Detroit area I can concur with this, we have more muslims in our neighborhood monthly and they are very active in the schools preaching all the time about their "rights" and how tolerant we should be of their faith. However toleration is a one way street with them. We are to learn about Ramadan, etc. but they are not to learn about Easter or Christmas. What is below is very true. "In God We Trust"

The Basics of Islam

This is a must read -- it's short but Very informative!

The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races!

Allah or Jesus? by Rick Mathes

Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prison security clearance.

During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their beliefs.

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say.

The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.

When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked:"Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world. And, that by killing an infidel, which is a command to all Muslims, they are assured of a place in heaven. If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?"

There was no disagreement with my statements and without hesitation, he replied,


I responded, "So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can go to Heaven. Is that correct?"

The _expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of a little boy who had just gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

He sheepishly replied, "Yes."

I then stated, "Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope John Paul commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering Protestants to do the same in order to go to Heaven!"

The Imam was speechless.

I continued, "I also have a problem with being your friend when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me. Let me ask you a question. Would you rather have your Allah who tells you to kill me in order to go to Heaven or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to Heaven and He wants you to be with me?"

You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head. Chuck Colson once told me something that has sustained me these 20 years of prison ministry. He said to me, "Rick, remember that the truth will prevail."
And it will!

Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the "Diversification" training seminar were not happy with Rick's way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslim's beliefs.

I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the liberal justice system, liberal media, and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized. Please pass this on to all your e-mail contacts. This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known leader in prison ministry.

How much longer will the silent Majority stay silent?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I'm told that there is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It's quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock. I thought the flag was draped over the rock, but it's not. It's actually painted on the rock too.

Here's the artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen.

AWESOME Work, RAY...Thank you!

"God Bless America"

Pass it on.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I'll have Two Pounds of Regular Please

November 06, 2006, 10:02 AM PST
Your future fuel tank
Posted by: Wayne Cunningham

Quantum's ultra-light fuel tank handles 10,000psi.
Quantum's ultra-light fuel tank handles 10,000psi.
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We reported earlier on GM's new Equinox fuel cell car that it plans to put on the road next year. Green Car Congress has a story about GM signing up Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide as its hydrogen fuel tank supplier. GM's 100 planned Equinoxes will get Quantum's tanks, which are made of lightweight materials and can hold 10,000 psi of pressure. The tanks come with valves that monitor pressure and have safety cut-offs, which would be activated if a crash is detected. Each Equinox will have three tanks, holding nine and a quarter lbs. of hydrogen. That's right, in the future we'll be measuring our fuel by the pound, not by the gallon.

Cutting edge Electronics

Samsung is experimenting with ways to drop the cost and increase the performance of LCD TVs by adding carbon nanotubes.

The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the laboratory arm of the South Korean industrial giant, has come up with a 15-inch prototype LCD (liquid-crystal display) screen that employs an array of carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes replace more-conventional light sources, such as bulbs or light-emitting diodes, to illuminate images on the screen, said Jin Taek Han, a senior researcher at the lab.

The prototype essentially represents the marriage of two separate avenues of TV technology and could help dramatically lower the cost of LCD TVs in the future. Samsung has already been experimenting with carbon nanotube TVs called field-emitter displays, or FEDs.

Additionally, the nanotubes could lower energy consumption and improve picture quality, he said. It takes a traditional LCD 15 milliseconds to render a picture. It takes the LCD with carbon nanotubes as a backlight just four milliseconds to do so.

Samsung's goal is to create an LCD with a carbon backlight that lasts 30,000 hours and puts out 60 to 70 lumens per watt, about the same as for a traditional tube TV.

Han added that the work is in the initial stages. For all of their unusual properties, carbon nanotubes remain difficult to mass-manufacture. Tubes grown in the same batch will have different electrical properties, for instance. The Samsung lab, which has an annual budget of $300 million and employs about 1,000 researchers, is also looking into how the properties of nanotubes can be enhanced or controlled with different dopants--elements added to a semiconductor to modify its electrical conductivity. And in the end, these types of screens might be best suited for small formats, such as cell phone screens.

Ok all you Firefox lovers look what's around the corner!

Adobe will donate software to run JavaScript programs in the Firefox Web browser, the largest code contribution yet to the open-source Mozilla Foundation.

On Tuesday, Adobe is expected to announce the donation in conjunction with the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. The code will form the basis for a new open-source project called Tamarin, which will be governed and manned by developers from Adobe and Mozilla.

Adobe will provide the same software, called the ActionScript Virtual Machine, which it uses to run script code in the Adobe Flash Player 9.

This virtual machine is expected to be built into future versions of the Firefox browser by the first half of 2008, said Frank Hecker, the executive director of the Mozilla Foundation.

The scripting language for Adobe's Flash Player virtual machine runs programs written in ActionScript, which is based on an Ecma International standard called ECMAScript Edition 4. Widely used JavaScript and Microsoft JScript also comply with that standard, said Kevin Lynch, chief software architect at Adobe.

The latest version of Adobe's script "engine," released in June this year with Flash Player 9, uses a just-in-time compiler to run programs ten times faster than previous versions, he said.

Lynch said the deal with Mozilla is the biggest Adobe has done with open source. The move furthers the company's plan to allow developers to mix and match programming technologies, including AJAX-style Web development and Flash for media and animation, he said.

"We can bring together the broader HTML and Flash developer communities around this common language implementation," Lynch said. "Using the same language engine is a huge step."

Hecker said that having a high-quality script engine is "extremely important" to its open-source projects, which include both the FireFox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client. Much of Firefox and many extensions are written in JavaScript, he noted.

The Tamarin project code will form the basis for the next generation of SpiderMonkey, the existing JavaScript in the Firefox browser, Hecker said.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"There is a reason and a Season for Everything"


I am sending this to you to see how many actually read their e-mail. Your response will be interesting. Pay attention to what you read. After you have finished reading it, you will know the reason it wa s sent to you. Here goes.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconv enient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

I hope everyone has a great week! I go to the beach in two weeks! Yahoo!