Monday, November 12, 2018

Why Has America Become So Divided?

MQTlogoa1500x500 Maybe the better question is; “Can the United States Become More United.”

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“We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been.”

— Senator John McCain (2018)

“Four reasons the United States doesn’t seem so united anymore” READ ARTICLE  Joe Pierre M.D. from Psychology Today…. Worth the read..

JOETODDSAYS210 Some of “My Friends” both Democrats and Republicans on Facebook  have made very disparaging exaggerated and untrue statements concerning each other. The attack ads for the most recent election gave me the idea I shouldn’t vote for either candidate. I think this “win at all costs mentality” is very divisive for for our country. The article from Psychology Today adds some much needed perspective. Thanks for stopping by and have a Great Day…… (For my own part, I will be more careful about what I post/comment)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

War & More George S. Patton Jr. Born: 11-11 1885

MQTlogoa1500x500 My thoughts on a sad situation at bottom of post…..

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george_pattondone George S. Patton Jr. Born: 11-11 1885

George Smith Patton Jr. was a General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Wikipedia

A. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

B. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

C. “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”

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John McCrae’s ‘In Flanders Fields’

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

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My thoughts on a sad situation:: There was a mass shooting in a popular bar in Thousand Oaks, California.  Twelve are dead.  The killer was a local ex-Marine.  For his final act, he killed himself.

A. Gun control ( right or wrong ) isn’t going to happen anytime soon. ( just a fact ).

B. ( PTSD ) “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, sexual assault, physical abuse, or a bad accident.PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. Read More ( MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE)

C. The U.S. Dept. of veteran affairs & our military need to do more. PTSD: National Center for PTSD

Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255

D. Alcohol and Drug addiction is a major cause of all crime/deaths in the U.S.A. PREVENTION/TREATMENT IS THE ANSWER. SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

E. In our world today we all need to be more vigilant and aware of our surroundings/situation. If you hear/see something that needs to be reported do it.

F. Prayers are probably doing much more than we realize. KEEP IT UP… In particular I use:: “YOUR will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (pretty much covers everything)

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AND BE VIGILANT & SAFE……

Friday, November 09, 2018

Hard To Believe These Two Share The Same Birthday…

MQTlogoa1500x500 A. “Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” B. “I’m proud of my invention, but I’m sad that it is used by terrorists.”

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Martin Luther & Mikhail Kalashnikov…..

Martin Luther: Born: November 10, 1483, Eisleben, Germany.. was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the Catholic view on indulgences. Wikipedia

Mikhail Kalashnikov: Born: November 10, 1919.. Lieutenant-General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was a Russian general, inventor, military engineer and small arms designer. He is most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle

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“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”

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“I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though.

I made it to protect the motherland.

I was probably born with some designing abilities.”

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abbott-and-costelloDONE- Just A Few Laughsbolt

I was talking to a young woman in the VFW last night.

She said, "If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you'd look all right.”

I said, “If I did that, I'd be talking to your friends over there instead of you.”

Cost me a fat lip, but...

When you’re seventy..............who cares?

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00f/39/koal/14828/08 On Politics::: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” 

Joe Todd Says, “Have a great day…………..

Robert Sargent Shriver Jr November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011)

MQTlogoa1500x500 Shriver was the driving force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, and founded the Job Corps, Head Start, and other programs as the "architect" of the 1960s "War on Poverty." He was the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1972 presidential election.

SEDONA “Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.”

“The most important thing that I know about living is love. Nothing surpasses the benefits received by a human being who makes compassion and love the objective of his or her life. For it is only by compassion and love that anyone fulfills successfully their own life’s journey. Nothing equals love.”

"It is not what you get out of life that counts. It's what you give and what is given from the heart."

"It is well to be prepared for life as it is, but it is better to be prepared to make life better than it is."

"Serve, serve, serve. Because in the end, it will be the servants who save us all."

― Sargent Shriver

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TRUE OR NOT TRUE OR NOT TRUE OR NOT TRUE OR KNOT TRUE OR NOT

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donald That’s All Folks… Thanks for stopping by….


Thursday, November 08, 2018

The Midterm Election Of 2018 Is Over……………

MQTlogoa1500x500 AND NOW WE KNOW::::

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A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consults his portable GPS and replies, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolls her eyes and says, "You must be a Republican!"

"I am," replies the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answers the balloonist, "everything you tell me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you're not much help to me."

The man smiles and responds, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am, replies the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," says the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."

JUST FOR FUN JUST FOR FUN JUST FOR FUN JUST FOR FUN JUST FOR FUN

SNOWFLAKE  Have A Great Day…….

deplorable  Making America Great One Joke At A Time……………………………………………..

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Senior Citizen and His Corvette

MQTlogoa1500x500 A “Quality Time” joke and more……

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A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little gray hair he had left. "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-94, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a state trooper behind him, lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, "What am I doing? I'm too old for this," and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival. Pulling in behind him, the trooper walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch, and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."
The old gentleman paused. Then he said, "Years ago, my wife
ran off with a State trooper. I thought you were bringing her back."

"Have a good day, sir," replied the trooper.

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    “Not many of us are living at our best. We linger in the lowlands because we are afraid to climb the mountains. The steepness and ruggedness dismay us, and so we stay in the misty valleys and do not learn the mystery of the hills. We do not know what we loose in our self-indulgence, what glory awaits us if only we had the courage for the mountain climb, what blessing we should find if only we would move to the uplands of God.”

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DSC_0041 Have a great day and always take the path less taken. (Photos from Cades Cove)

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