Aug 6, 2009

FW: Scars

Some years ago,
on a hot summer day

in South Florida ,
a little boy decided to go
for a swim in the old swimming
hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into
the cool water,
he ran out the back door,
leaving behind shoes, socks,
and shirt as he went.

He flew into the water,
not realizing that as he swam
toward the middle of the lake,
an alligator was swimming toward the shore.

His father, working in the yard,
saw the two as they got closer and closer together.

In utter fear,
he ran toward the water,
yelling to his son as loudly
as he could.

Hearing his voice,
the little boy became alarmed
and made a U-turn
to swim to his father.
It was too late.
Just as he reached his father,
the alligator reached him.

>From the dock,
the father grabbed his little
boy by the arms
just as the alligator snatched his legs.
That began an incredible
tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father,
but the father was much
too passionate to let go.

A farmer happened to drive by,
heard his screams,
raced from his truck,
took aim and shot the alligator.

Remarkably, after weeks and weeks
in the hospital,
the little boy survived.
His legs were extremely scarred
by the vicious attack
of the animal.
And on his arms,
were deep scratches
where his father's fingernails
dug into his flesh in his effort
to hang on to the son he loved.

The newspaper reporter
who interviewed the boy
after the trauma,

asked if he would
show him his scars.
The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride,
he said to the reporter,
'But look at my arms.
I have great scars
on my arms, too.
I have them because
my Dad wouldn't let go.'

You and I can identify
with that little boy.
We have scars, too.
No, not from an alligator,
but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars
are unsightly and have
caused us deep regret.
But, some wounds,
my friend,
are because God has refused
to let go.
In the midst of your struggle, God's been there
holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that
God loves you.
You are a child of God..
God wants to protect you
and provide for you in every way.
But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life
is filled with peril -
and we forget
that the enemy is waiting
to attack...
That's when the tug-of-war begins
- and if you have
the scars of God's love
on your arms,
be very, very grateful.
God did not and will not ever let you go.

Please pass this on
to those you love.
God has blessed you,
so that you
can be
a blessing to others. You just never know
where a person is in his/her life
and what they are going through..
Never judge another person's scars, because you don't know what they are going through or how they got those scars.
Also, it is so important
that we forward
this message
to someone else.
Right now,
someone needs to know that God
loves them,and you love them,too.-Enough to not let them go

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Aug 5, 2009

FW: URGENT: Ad Campaign Hits Waffling Senators on Big Labor Power Grab

August 5, 2009

Dear Marion:

Imagine Barack Obama, pen in hand, smiling from ear-to-ear for his buddies in the national media as he signs the union bosses’ Card Check Forced Unionism Bill into law.

SEIU President Andy Stern, Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa, and AFL-CIO czar John Sweeney would all be huddled around . . .

. . . champing at the bit to unleash their new-found powers on millions of American workers and small businesses.

I hate to put it so bluntly, but the scenario I just described to you is exactly what you and I are going to see unless we continue turning up the heat on the U.S. Senate now -- before it’s too late.

That’s why it’s vital you act TODAY.

First, by signing the special Mailgram Authorization Form <> I’ve made up for you.

Then, please consider helping the National Right to Work Committee pay for our nationwide media blitz with a special contribution today.

As you’ll see, the Mailgram Authorization Form <> urges your Senators to VOTE AGAINST the “Card Check” Bill or any other similar legislation.

The fact is, with 60 Democrats now in the U.S. Senate, Big Labor’s allies in Congress have enough votes to pass virtually ANYTHING the union bosses can dream up -- if they all vote together.

And “Card Check” and other similar union boss power grabs are right at the top of their agenda.

You see, should “Card Check” pass, union organizers could intimidate workers one-on-one (or three-on-one) into signing so-called “union authorization cards” -- and BINGO, an entire company would be unionized with no vote.

Under this scheme, union militants would know which workers have signed cards and which ones haven’t, so independent-minded workers will stick out like sore thumbs.

And with well over 90,000 recorded instances of union violence on police blotters across the nation just since 1975, you and I both know union organizers will stop at nothing to get a signature.

That’s why your IMMEDIATE help <> is so vital!

You see, to make matters worse, Big Labor had another ticking time bomb inserted into this already dangerous bill.

If the union bosses can drag out negotiations with an employer past 90 days by making outrageous demands, Barack Obama’s handpicked “arbiters” will come in and impose the union bosses’ terms and conditions on the workers!

So you see, not only does Big Labor want to strip workers of the right to a secret ballot, they also want to strip workers of the right to vote on their own contracts as well!

Why are the union bosses so afraid of workers voting in secret, free from intimidation and coercion anyway?

Of course, I’d like to be able to tell you that such an outrageous and economically destructive power grab has no chance of passing in Washington, DC.

Especially now.

Especially considering the volatile stock market, the steady trickle of lost jobs, and general uncertainty plaguing our economy.

But the truth is, I can’t say that.

And as much as it pains me to say it, “Card Check” or a similar bill will pass unless you and I defeat it.

And if we don’t?

Well, I’m afraid America’s fragile economy could end up nose-diving off a cliff.

That’s why it’s vital you sign the Mailgram Authorization Form <> IMMEDIATELY!

And why I’ve prepared an all-out media blitz to help stop Big Labor’s radical scheme.

Right now, we’re already running TV ads in Virginia (you can watch this ad by clicking HERE <> ) and have plans to run them across the country in the coming weeks, if we have the necessary funds.

So today, I’m counting on your help <> now like never before.

I’m sure it goes without saying such a massive program isn’t cheap, but you and I don’t have a choice.

You see, the Big Labor bosses aren’t going away without a massive fight.

In fact, to make doubly sure they get their way, the union bosses have another trick up their sleeves that I haven’t yet mentioned!

That’s a so-called “Plan B” version of the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill that’s supposedly harmless if you believe the laughable stories coming from Big Labor’s mouthpieces in the national media.

But don’t be fooled.

This so-called “Plan B” version is every bit as damaging to American workers, jobs and our fragile economy.

Plain and simple, this is nothing more than a ploy by Big Labor to trick fence-riding Senators into caving in and jumping on board.

In fact, quoted in the People’s Weekly World -- an overtly COMMUNIST publication -- the AFL-CIO’s Director of Legislation said there would be NO CHANGES “that would undermine the basic thrust of the bill.”

Of course, that’s not what they’re saying for “public consumption.”

But you and I know better.

The good news is, I’m confident the media blitz we’ve prepared -- newspaper, radio and hard-hitting TV ads -- could be what’s needed to turn the tide.

As it stands now, I can run these ads for a short period of time, but it won’t be long enough to make the kind of impact that’s necessary to win.

To win, we need to keep these ads on the air.

We need to expand this program to ALL our targeted states.

That’s why I’m calling on you today to sign the Mailgram Authorization Form <> and, hopefully, make a generous contribution <> , as well.

If we’re going to stop “Card Check” -- in whatever form -- from becoming the law of the land, we must have the resources to fight back -- and fight back NOW!

The union bosses have virtually unlimited funds to use to try and sell their forced-unionism agenda to the American people and browbeat Congress into toeing the Big Labor line.

And with potentially billions more at stake should “Card Check” pass, they’re not holding anything back.

That’s why your Committee must have the funds to counter Big Labor’s propaganda with a full-scale media blitz.

So won’t you please agree to sign the Mailgram Authorization Form <> I told you about and make a generous contribution <> of $25, $50, $100 or $250 today?

I know that times are rough, and this is all very expensive.

But let me assure you it’s nowhere near the price we’ll pay if “Card Check” becomes the law of the land.

Please sign the Mailgram Authorization Form <> I told you about right away.

And if you can, please also make a generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or $250 to help pay for the National Right to Work Committee’s all out Media Blitz!


Mark Mix

P.S. Today, the Democrats have 60 votes in the U.S. Senate --enough to break a filibuster if they all vote together.

And believe me, the union bosses would love nothing more than to use that power to ram “Card Check” or a similar Bill into law.

That’s why it’s vital you sign the special Mailgram Authorization Form <> I’ve had made up for you.

And if you can, please agree to make a generous contribution <> of $25, $50, $100 or $250 to help fund the National Right to Work Committee’s all-out media blitz!

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FW: Defining Political Correctness:

Defining Political Correctness:

Sometimes one is encouraged about our country's future when one sees something like this. Specifically, there is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. This year's term was "Political Correctness."

The winner wrote

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

R. J. Wiedemann, LtCol, USMC (Ret.)

Mark Schroeppel
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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Joshua J. Marine

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Aug 4, 2009

FW: Stay Young my Friend

Stay Young My Friend

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!

1. Try everything twice. On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:

"Tried everything twice.loved it both times!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!

3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's !

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, Spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8.. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it.. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, To a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

I love you, my special friend.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.

And if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares?

But do share this with someone.

Remember! Lost time can never be found.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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FW: Clever Ideas (HMMM!!)

Very cool ideas:
I've seen the watermelons before, but not the rest....too bad all ads can't be this clever!!

Clever ideas: Square Watermelons

A round watermelon can take up a lot of room in a refrigerator

And the usually round fruit often sits awkwardly on refrigerator shelves.

Smart Japanese Farmers have forced their watermelons to grow into a

square shape by inserting the melons into square, tempered glass cases

While the fruit is still growing on the vine.

And take a look at this! Made in Japan!



I am sure I would be so distracted I would crash......

I love this one!!!!

As for you....

Have A Great Day...!

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FW: Do not ever feel stupid again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you ever feel a little bit stupid, just dig this up and read it again; you'll begin to think you're a genius.

(On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: 'I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,'
--Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.

'Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry.
I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.'
--Mariah Carey

'Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life,'

-- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.

'I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,'

--Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.

'Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,'

--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , D.C.

'That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it
--A congressional candidate in Texas.

'Half this game is ninety percent mental.'

--Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark

'It isn't pollution that's harming the environment.
It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.'
--Al Gore, Vice President

'I love California .
I practically grew up in Phoenix .'
-- Dan Quayle ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

'We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need ?'

--Lee Iacocca

'The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.'

--Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.


'We don't necessarily discriminate.
We simply exclude certain types of people.'
-- Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instrutor.

'Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away.
May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.'
--Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolina.
'Traditionally, most of Australia 's imports come from overseas.'
--Keppel Enderbery

'If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night.
And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record.'
--Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman
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Feeling smarter yet?

Send it on to your brilliant friends.

I just did!!

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FW: .: 2nd amendment


.: Fwd: 2nd amendment

July 29, 2009

So it starts, your second amendment rights are going to get violated. Health Care has everyones attention and the congress is starting on second amendment rights.

It is up to you - if you do not care, America will be dis-armed.



Subject: 2nd amendment

This is urgent for all people regarding the future of our 2nd Amendment rights!!!

If you know a hunter, shooting enthusiast, or any other responsible gun owners -


Senate Bill SB-2099 will require us to put on our 2009 1040 federal tax form all guns that you have or own. It may require fingerprints and a tax of $50 per gun. This bill was introduced on Feb 24 2009. This bill will become public knowledge 30 days after it is voted into law. This is an amendment to the Internal Revenue Act of 1986. This means that the Finance Committee can pass this without the Senate even voting on it at all. The full text of the proposed amendment is on the U.S. Senate homepage, <> You can find the bill by doing a search by the bill number, SB-2099. You know who to call; I strongly suggest you do. Please send a copy of this e-mail to every gun owner you know.


It has started.

Congress is now starting on the firearms confiscation bill. If it passes, gun owners will become criminals if you don't fully comply.

Important for you to be aware of a new bill HR 45 introduced into the House. This is the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sale Act of 2009.

Even gun shop owners didn't know about this because the government is trying to fly it under the radar.

To find out about this - go to any government website and type in HR 45 or Google HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009. You will get all the information.

Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm - any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:

- It is registered

- You are fingerprinted

- You supply a current Driver's License

- You supply your Social Security #

- You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing

- Each update, change of ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25

- Failure to do so automatically causes you to lose the right to own firearms forever and would make you subject up to a year in jail.

- There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18.

- They (the gov't) would have the right to come and inspect that you are storing your gun safely away from children and it would be punishable for up to
5 yrs. in prison and a fine if you are found to be in violation.

If you think this is a joke - go to the website and take your pick of many options to read this. It is long and lengthy. But, more and more people are becoming aware of this. Pass the word along. Any hunters in your family pass this along.

This is just a "termite" approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have no defense - chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it.

This is one to act on whether you own a gun or not.

If you take my gun, only the criminal will have one to use against me.. HR 45 only makes me/us less safe.




Please... copy and send this out to EVERYONE in the USA , whether you support the Right to Bear Arms or are for gun control. We all should have the right to choose.

If the right to bear arms is taken away from responsible citizens,

then criminals will be the only ones with guns!!!!


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FW: There...........I fixed it !!!

No doubt, there are some great engineering minds out there.....


Car-less painter:

Car air-conditioner:

Windshield defogger:

Motorcycle trailer:

Rooftop carrier:


And the best for last∑..

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