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The place where the world comes together in honesty and mirth.
Windmills Tilted, Scared Cows Butchered, Lies Skewered on the Lance of Reality ... or something to that effect.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Proverbial Wisdom

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

~ Chinese Proverb

The bizarre building that thinks it's a pin cushion

Just take a glance at the man in the bottom left-hand corner of the photograph below to gain a measure of the scale of this bizarre structure.

A Chinese worker goes about his chores at the construction of the Seed Cathedral at the Shanghai World Expo site


Another view of the Seed Cathedral in Shanghai

A Slice of Philosophy

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

~ Plato

Health experts criticize 'Biggest Loser'

Health experts criticize 'Biggest Loser'

Critics say the show's focus on setting extreme weight loss records endangers contestants.

And I Quote

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Fan dies after being struck by a tire

Fan dies after being struck by a tire

Flying debris from a crashing dragster strikes and kills a woman at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.

'High on their own hype'

The anti-incumbent feeling in the U.S. will not lead to Democrats losing the House, according to Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
The Democratic senator was quoted as saying anyone who thinks that repugicans could take control of the House is in "la-la land."

Van Hollen: repugicans 'high on their own hype'

They're high on something all right and reality is not it!

So very true ...

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

~ Jonathan Swift

(He couldn't have been referring to the repugicans now could he?)

Venezuela creates militias to protect peasants, raising concerns among ranchers

President Hugo Chavez's government is creating peasant-based militias throughout Venezuela's rural, agricultural-rich regions, raising fears of confrontation among the country's cattle ranchers and landholders.

They had it all

Southeastern U.S. Insurance Inc. had all the trappings of a thriving little Georgia company: millions in business, fancy Atlanta offices, a star-studded advisory board and its own quail-hunting plantation.

Insurer investigated

Words of our Founding Fathers

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

~ George Washington

Woman stunned by $1,600 city water bill

A Minneapolis woman has received a $1,600 water bill, a bill the city believes is accurate even though it's 20 times the woman's usual bill.

Team USA's Olympic hockey stunner

Team USA's Olympic hockey stunner

The U.S. jumps out to a quick lead and holds on to defeat Canada for the first time in 50 years.

Learn Heart Attack Warning Signs

Learn Heart Attack Warning SignsPaying attention to the warning signs of a heart attack may mean you save your heart from potential damage.

Learn Heart Attack Warning Signs

Today is ...

Today is Monday, February 22, the 53rd day of 2010.

There are 312 days left in the year

Today In History February 22

Today's unusual holidays and celebrations are:

Single Tasking Day


World Thinking Day

Our Readers

Some of our readers today have been in:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Amristar, Punjab, India
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Seoul, Kyonggi-Do, Korea
Paris, Ile-De-France, France
Hartpool, England, United Kingdom
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

as well as Russia, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Scotland, and the United States

and some of our Carolina Naturally readers from the Carolinas today have been in:

Thomasville, Candler, Huntersville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Weaverville, Asheville, Durham, in North Carolina and Beaufort, South Carolina

Daily Horoscope

Today's horoscope says:

Just when you thought you'd like nothing better than to gather your friends together and hit the town, you've suddenly decided it might be even more fun to lure them all over to your place for the evening.
And they'd be crazy to argue.
Whether the gang's all out patrolling the town or just sharing a pizza at home, it's always great fun -- as long as you're hosting the party.

Don't I know it!