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Chocolate Yum! And Cakes! People are Talented!


You can eat the box after you finish eating the chocolate

Another form of art…….. These are cakes!!!

Hard to believe they are …… Cakes.
Yes, everything you see is a cake with the frosting.
The sewing machine and other items look so real it

Looks like they are the real thing – but,
They are all just cake and frosting.

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Black Bear Quints

Subject: Black Bear Quints

Bear Quints – once in a lifetime photo
Black bears typically have two cubs; rarely, one or three. In 2007, in northern New
Hampshire , a black bear sow gave birth to five
healthy young. There were two or three reports of sows with as many as 4
cubs, but five was, and is, very extraordinary. The photographer learned
of them shortly after they emerged from their den and set a goal of
photographing all five cubs with their mom – no matter how much time and
effort was involved. He knew the trail they followed on a fairly regular
basis, usually shortly before dark. After spending nearly four hours a
day, seven days a week, for more than six weeks, he had that
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and photographed them. He used the
equivalent of a very fast film speed on his digital camera. The print is
properly focused and well exposed, with all six bears posing as if they
were in a studio for a family portrait.

The photographer stayed in touch with other people who saw the bears during
the summer and into the fall hunting season. All six bears continued to
thrive. As time for hibernation approached, he found still more folks
who had seen them, and everything remained OK. The photographer stayed
away from the bears because he was concerned that they might become
habituated to him, or to people in general, and treat them as
approachable friends. This could easily become dangerous for both man
and animal.

After Halloween, no further reports and could only hope the bears survived
until they hibernated. This spring, just before the snow disappeared,
all six bears came out of their den and wandered all over the same
familiar territory they trekked in the spring of 2007.

The photographer saw them before mid-April and dreamed nightly of taking
another family portrait, a highly improbable second once-in-a-lifetime

On 25 April 2008, he achieved his dream.

When something as magical as this happens between man and animal, Native
Americans say, "We have walked together in the shadow of a rainbow." And
so it is with humility and great pleasure that I share these exhilarating photos with you.
Do pass them on!

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Think For A Moment….

Think For A Moment….

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call as soon as possible, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled, “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled and said, “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work.”

“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily

The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came and to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace.”

“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy,” murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy.

“Thank goodness! Your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”

NEVER JUDGE ANYONE BECAUSE You never know how their life is or as to what is happening or what they’re going through.

Just think ABOUT this moment.

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You just can’t fix stupid

I think I know some of these people.


Did we elect these people??

Civil War planes? Let me know how that works out.
I bet this one is a Government grant.

I’m saying GREAT paint job.

"We had no idea anyone was buried there."

I didn’t know we could choose.

This one says it all.

What are the odds of that?

I would have guessed after age 19.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits."~Albert Einstein.

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This is really interesting, did you ever think why a certain food is the shape that it is? Hope you enjoy it.

EAT LOTS OF SWEET POTATOES It’s been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… All before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We’re such slow learners…

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body! God’s Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body’s cells. Today’s research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

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F 16 dead stick landing

You may have seen this one. one well trained and cool
pilot……….reminds me of the STARS program I used to read behind the
dark curtain in the computer room. runway film similar to this . a lot
easier to read than this one. of course there was no audio. just me
clicking on the runway lights for normal landings.

Here’s the F-16 dead stick into Elizabeth City, NC: A fairly short RWY for
jets, (about 6,000 ft long), but qualifies for an "Emergency landing field"
in the grand scheme of US aviation.

You’ll probably have to watch the video several times to appreciate how
intense the situation and how busy the pilot was all the way to stopping on
the runway. Very apparently, the pilot was one-of-four F-16s in a flight
returning to their base, (most probably from the Navy Dare bombing range
south of Manteo), and the F-16 in question had already reported a
"Ruff-Running Engine" to his flight leader before the start of the video.

A few comments not readily apparent are:

-The whole episode, from start-to-finish only takes about 3 1/2 minutes!

– The video begins as the flight is being followed on radar. The flight
leader asks for the Elizabeth City tower UHF freq which is repeated as
355.6 and the entire flight switches to that freq: Just one-more-task for
the pilot to execute in the cockpit as he reports that his engine has QUIT.
He has to activate the Emergency Unit (EPU) to maintain electric and
hydraulic power. This unit is powered by Hydrazine: (the caustic fuel that
Germany created in WW II to power their V-2 Rockets and their ME-163 rocket
fighters among others.) Thus, the last call about requesting fire support
after the jet is safe on deck, and pilot breathing easy.

– Meanwhile, back in the cockpit, the pilot is busily attempting to
"Re-light" his engine: (Unsuccessfully, of course) while tending to
everything else.

– The video is taken using the Head-Up-Display (HUD) camera which also has a
voice recorder.

– The HUD is a very busy instrument, but among things to notice are the
‘circle’ in the middle which represents the nose of the aircraft and where
it is ‘pointed’: "The velocity Vector".

– The flight leader reports they are 7-miles out from the airport and at
9,000 ft altitude. Since the weather is clear and the airport is in sight,
this allows for adequate "Gliding distance" to reach a runway with the
engine OFF. Rest assured, jet fighters glide sorta like a rock. They don’t
enjoy the higher lift design of an airliner like that which allowed
Sullenburger to land in the NY river.

– Coming down 9,000 ft in only 7-miles requires a helluva rate of descent,
so the pilot’s nose remains well below the "Horizon" until just prior to
touching down on the runway. The HUD horizon is a solid, lateral bar, and
below the horizon, the horizontal lines appear as dashes. You’ll see a "10"
on the second dashed line below the horizon which = 10-degrees nose low.

– Radio chatter includes the flight leader calling the tower and the tower
stating runway 10 with wind 070@5MPH + altimeter setting of 30.13: yet
another step for the pilot to consider.

– The flight leader calls for the pilot to jettison his external fuel tanks
and asks another pilot in the flight to "Mark" where they dropped.. The
tower later tells the pilot to land on any rwy he chooses.

– Pilot reports "Three in the green" indicating all three gear indicate down
and locked which the fligh t leader acknowledges.

– You will hear the computer voice of "Bitchin’-Betty" calling out
"Warnings". More confusing chatter when none is welcome or even necessary.
(That’s "Hi-Tech" for ya.)

– The pilot has only ONE CHANCE to get this right and must also slow to an
acceptable landing speed in order to stop on the short runway.
You’ll see Black rubber on the rwy where "The rubber meets the road" in the
touchdown area. Note that during rollout, he gets all the way to the far
end which you can see by all the black skid marks where planes have landed
heading in the opposite direction.

OK: That’s more than you probably wanted to know, but you have to appreciate
the fine job this guy did in calmly managing this emergency situation. He
is a "USAF Reserve" pilot and those guys generally have plenty of
experience. That really pays off.

The pilot just saved about $20+m at his own risk…….Great job!

Note the breathing rate on the hot mic.

See if you can keep all of the radio transmissions straight.

Probably the coolest sounding voice in the whole mix is the pilot of the
engine out aircraft.

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Beautiful pictures of an active volcano

The ‘Puyehue’ Volcano

Incredible photographs. There have been many other volcanic eruptions over the ages, but views like
this are totally new to me and most of us as well.

On some pictures it looks like the arrival of the mother ship in the UFO movie thriller "Encounters
of the third kind."

However it is also a demonstration of the power that drives the universe and how small we the
humanoid species are in the overall scheme of things. Yet it is we who can reason, understand
and appreciate. This is truly spectacular and something to be beholden and revered as
divine nature itself.

A cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern Chile , 870 km south of Santiago ,
on June 5, 2011. Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century on June 4, 2011, prompting evacuations for 3,500 people as it sent a cloud of ash that reached Argentina . The National Service of
Geology and Mining said the explosion that sparked the eruption also produced a column of gas 10
kilometers (six miles) high, hours after warning of strong seismic activity in the area. AFP PHOTO/

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osborn
SOCIETY June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades,
erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as
winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate
several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Plume of ash, estimated six miles (10km) high and three mile wide is seen after a volcano
erupted in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of
the capital city, Santiago. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado ( CHILE – Tags: ENVIRONMENT

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city
June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted
in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds
fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate
several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado ( CHILE – Tags:

Lightning is seen amid a cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern
|Chile, 870 km south of Santiago , on June 5, 2011. Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time
n half a century on June 4, 2011, prompting evacuations for 3,500 people as it sent a cloud of
ash that reached Argentina . The National Service of Geology and Mining said the explosion
that sparked the eruption also produced a column of gas 10 kilometers (six miles) high, hours
after warning of strong seismic activity in the area. AFP PHOTO/CLAUDIO SANTANA

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NURSE’S HEART ATTACK describes what women feel when having one!

I’ve never read an account of a woman’s heart attack quite like this one, so I thought I’d forward it to all of you. I’m all in favor of staying in tune with our bodies! Be safe!

NURSE’S HEART ATTACK describes what women feel when having one! Please read Ladies

I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I’ve ever read.

Women and heart attacks (Myocardial infarction).. Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing heart attack.. you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story of one woman’s experience with a heart attack.

‘I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, ‘A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you’ve been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you’ve swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn’t have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach.

This was my initial sensation–the only trouble was that I hadn’t taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. ‘AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening — we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven’t we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn’t be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else… but, on the other hand, if I don’t, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics… I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn’t feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor ( I was told never to lay down…but sit up in a chair..F ) where they could see me when they came in.

I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don’t remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like ‘Have you taken any medications?’) but I couldn’t make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stints.

Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men’s symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn’t know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they’ll feel better in the morning when they wake up… which doesn’t happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you’ve not felt before. It is better to have a ‘false alarm’ visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

2. Note that I said ‘Call the Paramedics.’ And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER – you are a hazard to others on the road.

Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what’s happening with you instead of the road.

Do NOT call your doctor — he doesn’t know where you live and if it’s at night you won’t reach him anyway, and if it’s daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn’t carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr will be notified later.

3. Don’t assume it couldn’t be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it’s unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

*Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends (male & female) who you care about!*

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Only sent to those who will comprehend…

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

Well, for example, the other day, Marilyn my wife and I went downtown and visited a shop. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and I said, ‘Come on, man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?’

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him an asshole . He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires. So Marilyn called him a shit head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.

Then he started writing more tickets. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home.

We try to have a little fun each day now that we’re retired.

It’s important at our age.