Friday, February 15, 2008

FW: Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, theTongue.

thanks carissa

I will continue to forward
this every time it comes around!

STROKE: Remember
The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.
I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone
that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .....she said she had
just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared
a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken
to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke
at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps
Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless,
hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours
he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said
the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting
the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read
and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately,
the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe
brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple

S * Ask the individual

T * Ask the person

(i.e. It is sunny out today)

R * Ask him or

If he or she has trouble with
ANY ONE of these tasks,
call 999/911 immediately and describe the
symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out
his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the
other , that
is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to
10 people; you can
bet that at least one life will be saved.

FW: Win Two Tickets to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing


To participate is very easy, just view the attached photo, correctly

answer the following questions and send your answers to:

International Olympic Committee, Private Bag, Lausanne , Switzerland

1. Which student seems to appear tired / sleepy?

2. Which ones are male twins?

3. Which ones are the female twins?

4. How many women are in the group?

5. Which one is the teacher?

Good Luck!

I guess you are not going either.

Fwd: Fw: February 5, 2008 - Give Life With Your Words - Daily Devotional

thanks sean...


Give Life With Your Words
by Jon Walker

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose. (Proverbs 18:21 MSG)

You have the power to kill or give life.

Yes, you, gentle reader – a follower of Christ – are capable of murder, and so am I. We can speak death with our words, or we can speak life.

Perhaps you’ve been on the other side of the killing kind of messages: “You’re not smart enough. You’re not thin enough. You’re not fast enough. You’re not good enough. A real Christian wouldn’t think such a thing.”

In a world where people are beat up and put down, God gives you superhero power to punch through the negativity. You speak life to others when you say: “You matter to me. I like you just the way you are. You’re human, anyone could think that. Your life counts. You were created for a purpose. God loves you, and you’re incredibly valuable to him.”

Your words may be the only encouraging thing some people hear in a day, or a week, or a month. You – yes, you – can become the voice of God’s grace in the lives of others, supporting, loving, helping, and encouraging with the words that flow from your mouth. (Romans 14:19b)

In the New Testament, the word ‘encouragement’ often means “to come alongside.” We’re to come alongside one another, “building each other up,” just as the Holy Encourager comes alongside us to teach us and remind us of the way of Jesus. (John 14:26)

We become encouragers when we stop looking down and start looking up (Colossians 3:2) – the need and opportunity for encouragement is everywhere. “Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us,” (Romans 15:2a MSG) and this “will build them up.” (Romans 15:2b NLT)

So, how about it? Will you become today a consistent source of encouragement to those around you? It’s a choice on your part. You can lift a person’s spirit, change the atmosphere of your office, or lighten the burden of someone in your small group. The Bible says we should “look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15b MSG)

What does this mean?

· Commit to encouragement – Make a choice to build up the people around you. Fill your conversations with phrases like: “I believe in you,” “I’m grateful for you,” “I see God using you,” “I appreciate you,” and “I’m glad you’re in my life.” The Bible says we should “encourage one another and build each other up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)

· Value others – An encourager works hard at bringing the best out in others. Value people by understanding they are valuable to God. He encourages you in spite of the failings in your past; he believes in you in spite of those annoying, little things you excuse in yourself but criticize in others. J (Quite honestly, this thought compels me to give grace to others.)

· Be encouraged – Encourage yourself, for “there is good news of great joy for all people, and his name is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:8-10)

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Thursday, February 14, 2008


thanks chantelle


A friend who is a computer expert received the following directly
from a system administrator for a corporate system. It is an excellent
message that ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send e-mails. Please read
the short letter below, even if you're sure you already follow proper procedures..

Do you really know how to forward e-mails? 50% of us do; 50% DO NOT .

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it?

Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from
people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses
names. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses

builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor
to get a virus, and his or her computer can send that virus to every

e-mail address that has come across his or her computer. Or, someone
take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them
the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents
each hit. That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!

How do you stop it? Well, there are several easy steps:

(1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses
appear in the body of the message (at the top ). ! That's right,
them. Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them,
it is you know how to do. It only takes a second You MUST click the

'Forward' button first and then you will have full editing
against the body and headers of the message. ! If you don't click on

'Forward' first , you won't be able to edit the message at all.

(2) Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use
To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mai! l ad dresses. Always use the BCC
(blind carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses. This is
way the people you send to will only see their own e-mail address.
you don't see your BCC: option click on where it says To: and your

address list will appear. Highlight the address and choose BCC: and
that's it, &l t; I>it's that easy. When you send to BCC: your
will automatically say 'Undisclosed Recipients' in the 'TO:' field!
the people who receive it.

(3) Remove any 'FW :' in the subject line. You can rename the subject
you wish or even fix spelling.

(4) ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are

reading. Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to
the one page with the information on it? By Forwarding from the
page you wish someone to view, you s! top them from having to open
e-mails just to see what you sent.

(5) Have you ever gotten an e-mail that is a petition? It states a

position and asks you to add your name and address and to forward it
10 or 15 people or your entire address book. The e-mail can be
on and on and can collect thousands of names and e-mail addresses. A

FACT: The completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks to a

professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and e-mail

addresses contained therein. If you want to support the petition,
it as your own personal letter to the intended recipient. Your
may carry more weight as a personal letter than a laundry list of
and e-mail address on a petition. (Actually, if you think about it,

who's supposed to send the petition in to whatever cause it supports?

And don't believe the ones that say that the e-mail is being traced,
just ain't so!)

(6) One of the main ones I hate is the ones that say that something
'Send this e-mail to 10 people and you'll see something great run
your screen.' Or, sometimes they'll just tease you by saying
really cute will happen IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN! (Trust me, I'm still

seeing some of the same ones that I waited on 10 years ago!) I don't
the bad luck ones scare me either, they get trashed. (Could be why I

haven't won the lottery??)

(7) Before you forward an Amber Alert, or a Virus Alert, or some of
other ones floating around nowadays, check them out before you foward

them. Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the net for
Just about everything you receive in an e-mail that is in question
can be
checked out at Snopes. Just go to

Its really easy to find out if it's real or not. If it's not, please

don't pass it on.

So please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and the viruses.

Finally, here's an idea! Let's send this to everyone we know (but
strip my address off first, please). This is something that SHOULD be forwarded.

Self-acceptance quote

"Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory."
~J. Donald Walters Author, Lecturer and Playwright

FW: if you are REALLY LUCKY

thanks grossed me out!!!

Imagine that you go out one night to a really nice bar with your friends and have a few cocktails.

They taste so good, so you have a few more and then the DJ plays your favorite oldie -- 'I Will Survive,' so you're off to the dance floor.

After an hour or so of shakin' your goodies, the DJ plays that irritating head-banging music , so you rejoin the group for a rest and another cocktail, or three !!!

You notice a group of men standing nearby and one of them is looking at you. You look back at him and there is tangible chemistry between the two of you.
YOU buy him a drink.
He likes a woman who is not afraid to buy a man a drink. He approaches you to chat and you get along really well.
When the time seems perfect for both of you, he leans over and kisses you .
You have never been kissed like this before, an electric kiss and a tingle shudders through your entire body and you don't want it to stop.
"I don't usually do this sort of thing," you hear yourself saying, "but I've never felt like this before.
Do you want to come back to my place?"
You wake up the next morning, and you roll out of bed, half-asleep , to go to the toilet , last night's memories slightly blurred
You look at yourself in the mirror , make an "urgh" sound. .
As you're sitting there, vivid flashes of what would seem like a marathon sex session flicker back into your head and you remember that you fell in love last night .
With a smile on your face , you stand up and walk back to the bedroom
and see...


You instantly sober up, dial animal control, and vow to never ever drink again!

fwd: Wise Words


Smart man + smart woman = romance

Smart man + dumb woman = affair

Dumb man + smart woman = marriage

Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy


Smart boss + smart employee = profit

Smart boss + dumb employee = production

Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion

Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime


A man will pay £2 for a £1 item he needs.

A woman will pay £1 for a £2 item that she doesn't need.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.

To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Married men live longer than single men, but married men are a lot more willing to die.


Any married man should forget his mistakes, there's no use in two people remembering the same thing.


Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


A woman has the last word in any argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


There are 2 times when a man doesn't understand a woman - before marriage and after marriage.


Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals

fwd: 34 rules...this time for MEN

The Rules.....This time by Men.

We always hear "the rules" from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side. These are our rules:

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us bitching about you leaving it down

2. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present yet again! Sometimes we are not thinking about you. Live with it.

3. Don't cut your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then you're stuck with her.

4. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

5. Crying is blackmail

6. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

7. We don't remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.

8. Most guys own three pairs of shoes tops. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

9. Yes, and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question

10. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.

11. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

12. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor

13. Check your oil! Please

14. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

15. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.

16. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. We refuse to answer

17. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

18. Let us ogle. We are going to look anyway, it's genetic.

19. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS ONE!........You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it damn yourself.

20. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

21. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we. OK he did need directions because he hit the wrong continent, but look what the result was. Give him credit for that

22. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months were going out. Get over it. And quit whining to your girlfriends

23. ALL men see in only 16 colours, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a colour. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

24. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that

25. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.

26. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

27. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

28. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.

29. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks.

30. You have enough clothes. You have too many shoes

31. Foreign films are best left to foreigners. (Unless it's Bruce Lee or some war flick where it doesn't really matter what they're saying anyway.

32. It is neither in your best interest or ours to take the quiz together. It doesn't matter which quiz.

33. BEER is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.

34. I'm in shape. ROUND is a shape.

Thank you for reading this; Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know we really don't mind that, it's like camping.


Ku Klux Klan Endorses Obama
February 7th, 2008
by James R. Crowe

KENTUCKY - USA - Imperial Wizard, Ronald Edwards has stated that, "anything is better than Hillary Clinton."

White Christian Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States of America.

Speaking from his Kentucky office in Dawson Springs, the Imperial Wizard exclaimed that anything or anyone is better than having that "crazy ass bitch" as President.

This is the first time in Klan history that any member of the KKK has ever publicly supported an African American candidate for the presidency.

KKK lodges all over America have been gathering and holding rallies supporting the black presidential candidate.

KKK members in Tennessee rally against Hillary Clinton and support Barack Obama

Grand Turk Cletus Monroe has also been very vocal about the election and has donated thousands of dollars to Obama's election fund.

"The boy's gonna do it. My Klan group has donated up to $250,000 to the Obama fund. Anything is better than Hillary Clinton. Hell I'll even adopt a black kid from Africa before I vote for Hillary."

"A few years back we were lynching negroes. Now we're gonna vote for one to be president of the US of motherfu**ing A, damn it! Anyone or anything is better than Hillary Clinton - anything!!

"Placards for Barack Obama have been put up around the Klan's Headquarters and the KKK have announced a television ad campaign to support the African American candidate.

RESULT: although we really don't know...I think this is false

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fwd: Support Ms. Wade by harrassing Ms Haschak


As we prepare to move on Friday, April 11th to protest the injustice regarding the daughter of Ms. Bernadine Wade (youtube: bernadine wade/fox news), it is important that the local policy makers understand our intent as well as our dedication to this issue.

In this light, I want to encourage everyone to send a letter of invitation, support, and good cheer to Ms. Cheryl Haschak. She is the Jackson County Local Schools Superintendent. She is also the person who has had little to no comment regarding Ms. Wade's daughter. I plan to personally invite her to come address the crowd that will be gathered at 1pm - 4pm (roughly) outside of the school house.

Others of you may simply want to ask her some very specific questions regarding her inability or unwillingness to support Ms. Wade and her daughter in a more humane and just manner.

Whatever your concerns, comments, questions, or complaints may be, just say something!

If you dont have any, call me and I will give you some of mine. Remember: repetition is the mother of memorization.

Ms. Cheryl Haschak can be contacted through her secretary:

OR for a good old fashioned stamped mail addressed envelope:

District Offices
7984 Fulton Dr.
Massillon, OH 44646

OR for a more personal touch, you can call her @:


As a matter of fact, if everyone did all three just once, that's even better.

If anyone has any questions, call me @: 419-508-8968

love and wisdom to all of you and yours,

Delma Jackson III

Fwd: Check out 15 y/o gets 60 years in prison « NATIVE SON

thanks sean

check out the story... from Native Son

fwd: very interesting stuff

Thanks, Kerry

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.


Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.


Coca-Cola was originally green.


It is impossible to lick your elbow.


The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
$ 16,400

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'

Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!


Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?


1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Go on, forward this to your friends. You know you want to!

Zig Ziglar Quote

The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for.

~Zig Ziglar

Vince Lombardi Quote

"It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it."

~Vince Lombardi 1913-1970, American Football Coach
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This is hilarious! Be sure to read the warning at the bottom. I didn't change a word! I'm not messing with the Sex Fairy!

1. Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.

2. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.

3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.

4. Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It's more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don't need special sneakers!

5. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.

6. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!

7 . Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.

8. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.

9. Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain. 10. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

This message has been sent to you for good luck in sex. The original is in a room in the basement of the Dwight House Pub. It has been sent around the world nine times.

Now sex has been sent to you.

The 'Hot Sex Fairy' will visit you within four days of receiving this message, provided you, in turn, send it on. If you don't, then you will never receive good sex again for the rest of your life. You will eventually become celibate, and your genitals will rot and fall off. This is no joke! Send copies to people you think need sex (who doesn't?). Don't send money, as the fate of your genitals has no price.

Do not keep this message. This message must leave your e-mail in 5 hours. Please send ten copies and see what happens in four days.

just another forward

this is a forward...but I'ma sucker for them every now and then...

Sorry, guys, it's quick and for a kid's school project! (And you are the ones I thought might follow through - either because you have kids, you like kids, or you're just plain nice.) This is for a science fair project. If you could do this I would appreciate it! DON'T ASK, JUST PLAY! Copy and paste this entire letter into a new e-mail (PLEASE do NOT hit FORWARD), then read the list of names below. If your name is on the list put a star* next to it. If not, then add your name (in alphabetical order), and do not put in a star. Send it to ten people and send it back to the person who sent it to you. Put your name in the subject box! You'll see what happens... It's kind of cool! Please keep this going. Don't mess it up, please:

Aaron, Adam, Aileen, Alastair, Alison, Allison, Amy*, Andrea*, Andy, Angie*, Ange la, Ann,Annada, Anne*, Anona, Ashley, Astin, Astrid, Austin, Barbara***, Barton, Peter, Belynda, Betsey, Becky, Beth***, Bettina, Beverly*, Bill*, Bonnie*, Brenda, Brian, Bruce, Candy, Carli, Carola, Carolyn*, Cary, Cathie, Cathy*, Celine, Cheryl,Christa, Christina, Ciara*, Cindy*, Claire*, Cordell, Carol*, Chris****,Coleen, Colette, Connie, Cortney, Courtney, Charlene Daphne,DARRELL David*, Dawn**, Deb**, Denise, Diana*, Diane, Dixie, Don, Donna*****, Doreen *, Dotty, Ed*, Eleni, Elizabeth*, Ellen, Elma, Emma, Erin*, Ev, Eva, Evelyn, Faye, Faith, Felecia,Fiona,Frances,Francine,Gaspar, Gayle,Gregory, Gina, Ginny, Hadley, Heidi,Helen Iryna, Jack, Jill, Jaime, Jamie, Jan, Janet, Janice*, Jason , Jayne, Jean***, Jeanna, Jenifer, Jennifer**, Jeremy*, Jessica**, Jill, Jim*, Joann, John**, Joy, Joyce, Julie*, June, Kate*, Katie**, Kathy*****, Karen******, Kelly*, Kerry, Kim*, Kisha, Kiyona Krista, Kris! ten, Kr istina, Kristine*,Krystal* Kylie, L auren, L! aurie, Leigh*, Le lia, Leo, Leslie, Lillian, Linda*****, Lisa**,* Liz*, Lori **, LuAnn, Lynette Malissa, Malcolm, Mandy, Margaret*, Maria, Marianne**, Marcy,Marilyn, Martin, Martine, Marva, Mary***, Mary Ann, Mary Beth*, MaryLou*, Mara, Maura, Megan, Melissa**, Mellisa, Michael***, Michele, Michelle*, Missey, Mitchell, Molly, Monica, Nancy ***, Nic, Nicola, Nina, Noel Pam**, Pat**, Paul**, Paula***, Penny, Peter, Patricia* *(Patti,Tricia), Ralph, Rebecca*, Rebekah, Renee*, Robert, Rod, Ron, Rosie, Roberta, Ryan, Sabrina Sally, Sandy**, Sara***,Sarah**, Selina, Shawn*, Shay, Shelley*, Shradha, Stacy, Stephanie*,Sue*,Susan, Tammy,Tanis,Tiffany,Tom Barton, Tracey, Vickie, Valencia

Fwd: Re: Don't forget where you came from

Never forget the price paid for where you stand today.

This was once our resumes....

None of us has had to experience the pain of separation or live with the disgrace and humiliation that comes with not being free. When you cast your vote for who will run our country, never forget your history and keep this bill of sale in mind. When we allow ourselves to forget our not so distant past, then we are destined to repeat these actions in our future. Stand for those who came before us and those who could not stand up for themselves. VOTE!
I encourage you to share this with everyone you know.

Fw: Barack Obama's Records More Than Hillary Clinton Suggests

Barack Obama's Record's More Than Hillary Clinton Suggests
By Christopher Wills, The Associated Press
Article Last Updated: 01/17/2008 12:32:18 AM PST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - By some measures, Barack Obama has a thin record. He's a Senate newcomer who has never worked in the White House, governed a state or run a business.
Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton points to his résumé as evidence that Obama is not ready for the White House. "He was a part-time state senator for a few years, and then he came to the Senate and immediately started running for president," she says dismissively.

Obama's accomplishments are more substantial and varied than Clinton suggests. And he has a longer record in elected office than she does, as a second-term New York senator.
Obama was a community organizer and led a voter-registration effort in Chicago that added tens of thousands of people to the rolls. He was a civil-rights attorney and taught at one of the nation's premier universities. He helped pass complicated measures in the Illinois Legislature on the death penalty, racial profiling, health care and more. In Washington, he has worked with Republicans on nuclear proliferation, government waste and global warming, amassing a record that speaks to a fast start while lacking the heft of years of service.

The Illinois Democrat likes to quote something Bill Clinton once said: "The truth is, you can have the right kind of experience and the wrong kind of experience. Mine is rooted in the real lives of real people, and it will bring real results if we have the courage to change."
After college, Obama moved to Chicago for a low-paying job as a community organizer. He worked with poor families on the South Side to get improvements in public housing, particularly the removal of asbestos.

"Nobody else running for president has jumped off the career track for three or four years to help people," said Jerry Kellman, who first hired Obama as a community organizer.
Obama also fought for student summer jobs and a program to keep at-risk children from dropping out of school. More importantly, say those who worked with Obama, he showed people how to organize and confront powerful interests.

"He had to train residents to stand up for their own rights," said former organizer Loretta Augustine-Herron, who was part of Obama's Developing Communities Project.
Obama left that job to get a law degree. Afterward, he returned to Chicago and ran Project VOTE. The organization recruited hundreds of registrars to sign up new voters, particularly within the city's black population. Registration jumped nearly 15 points between the 1992 primary and the general election.

The registration wave was credited with making Carol Moseley Braun the first black female senator and helping Bill Clinton carry Illinois in his first presidential race. It also got insiders talking about Obama as a political candidate.

Obama then spent several years focusing on the law, both as an attorney at a small firm specializing in civil rights and as a lecturer on constitutional law at the University of Chicago.
Obama was elected to the Illinois state Senate in 1996, when Democrats were in the minority. He proposed hundreds of new laws, including universal health care, tougher gun control and expanded welfare, but saw most of them spiked by Republican leadership.

He did have some successes, though - particularly in passing legislation sharply restricting the gifts that Illinois politicians could accept from lobbyists. Illinois has notoriously weak government ethics laws, and the Gift Ban Act was the first major new restriction since the Watergate era.
Obama also helped set up Illinois' "KidCare" program that provided health care to children in families that did not qualify for Medicaid.

Obama was generally regarded as an effective and practical, although decidedly liberal, state lawmaker. One of his Republican colleagues was so wowed that he has appeared in an Obama campaign ad, but others aren't impressed by his legislative record.

Obama was a part-time state senator in that he served in the Illinois Legislature at the same time he practiced law. He became a state lawmaker in 1997, four years ahead of Hillary Clinton's entrance into elected office, as U.S. senator.

When Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, he said he wished to get things done rather than grab headlines, and cited Hillary Clinton as the sort of workhorse he wanted to be.
And he shared billing with a Republican presidential hopeful when he joined Arizona Sen. John McCain in sponsoring legislation that called for sharp, mandatory cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions. The effort failed.
end of article
Vote Obama- A man of the people who always stands for the people - all people!!!!

Fwd: Sunday Afternoon Quickie - Best Email Joke I've seen in a LONG time

Sunday Afternoon Quickie

The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with their
8-year-old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a popsicle
and tell him to report on all the neighborhood activities. He began his
commentary as his parents put their plan into operation.

"There's a car being towed from the parking lot," he shouted. A few
moments passed.

"An ambulance just drove by."

A few moments later, "Looks like the Anderson's have company," he called
out. "Matt's riding a new bike."

A few moments later, "Looks like the Sanders are moving." "Jason is on
his skate board."

A few more moments, "The Coopers are having sex."

Startled, his mother and dad shot up in bed. Dad cautiously called out,
"How do you know they are having sex?"

"Jimmy Cooper is standing on his balcony with a popsicle too."

FW: Court Order

Subject: Court Order

Court Order

You have been accused of accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and bombarding God with prayers!

You are hereby sentenced to Everlasting Life

No bail, No Appeal.

You have been labeled
Blessed and hereby detained in

God's custody forever,

You have been destined to make it and you shall surely achieve all your goals.

If you believe send it to all your friends including me that sent it to you.

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but FAITH looks up.

Lord, grant me patience to endure my blessing...... When the devil comes knocking at your door, simply say...

"Jesus, could you get that for me please"?


Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.

This information arrived this morning, Direct from both Microsoft and Norton.

Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet.

You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail with a Power Point
presentation ' Life is Beautiful'
delete it immediately.

If you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying:
'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'

Subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, And the person who
sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and password.

This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroying it.

The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.

And ask them to


Fwd: FW: FW: 10 year old gives birth to mother's boyfriend's baby

This is sicking... What is our world coming to???

For those of us who have little girls, please read this.

The baby's birth at University Hospital on Nov. 4 was routine.

What wasn't routine was the fact the infant's mother was just 10, impregnated by her mother's boyfriend.

Now, social workers are trying to figure out how to unravel the mess involving one of the youngest children ever to give birth in Greater Cincinnati.
Prosecutors were in court Wednesday to discuss what to do with both children, the newborn and her now 11-year-old mom.
The court session in Hamilton County Dependency Court on Wednesday was primarily a status session on how both the baby and young mother are doing.
At the same time Wednesday, Lockland police were in Columbus talking to a convict whose DNA shows he's the baby girl's father.
Michael Chaffer, 40, is accused of impregnating his girlfriend's 10-year-old daughter, according to Hamilton County prosecutors.
The baby's birth set off an investigation by the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services and stunned social workers because the baby's mother is so young.
The baby has been taken from her mother and put in a foster home while the child-mother is now being taken care of by a relative. Her mother is not allowed to see the baby and can only see her daughter when supervised by social workers.
Lawyers jammed the courtroom Wednesday, representing the prosecutor's office and all three generations of the family.
The girl's mother was warned not to let any adult men in her Lockland home while caseworkers tried to track down the infant's father.
Paternity was not determined until Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors say the girl's mother ignored that order to keep adult men away from her child, and when a caseworker made a surprise visit to her Lockland home Jan. 4, they found Chaffer.
Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Lee Slocum said Chaffer faces criminal charges for impregnating and sexually molesting a girl under the age of 13.
Lockland Police Chief James Toles said two officers were interviewing Chaffer on Wednesday in a Columbus prison, where he is serving a one-year sentence on an unrelated charge.

Sex with a child under 13 is considered statutory rape, a crime punishable with a life prison term.
As JFS investigated the case, several relatives of the 11-year-old girl contacted the agency saying Chaffer sexually abused the girl for a "period of time."
The 11-year-old girl's mother is also under investigation, Slocum said, for allowing her daughter to be abused.
Job and Family Services workers can't remember a case in which a girl so young gave birth.
"Unfortunately, sexual abuse is pretty common in the cases we see," said JFS Director Moira Weir. "But it is highly unusual and extremely sad to see a case where a 10-year-old becomes pregnant.
"This is an example of why everyone in the community needs to be extremely vigilant about watching for the signs of abuse and notifying us through our 241-KIDS hotline," she added. "The sooner we can intervene, the sooner we can make sure the child is in a safe situation."
Hamilton County prosecutors want a court designation that the 11-year-old girl was abused. They allege the 11-year-old's mother failed to care for her by allowing Chaffer near her.
Prosecutors also want to take the infant away from the mother because the sixth-grade student is too young to care for the baby.
As she waited for the hearing to start, the child, who was wearing faded jeans and a T-shirt hoody with her hair tied into a ponytail, sat next to her mother. She chatted about school, music and Disney video games.
During the hearing, as prosecutors and attorneys discussed the case and the possibility that the 11-year-old could lose her baby, she wiped away tears with the palms of her hands.
At Wednesday's hearing, Magistrate Charles Milazzo determined the girl could visit her baby at least twice a week.
But he said the 11-year-old girl's mother may see her only if social workers can supervise the visits, and that she may not see the baby.
Authorities became aware of the birth after the 11-year-old girl delivered the baby at University Hospital . Hospital officials notified JFS because the mother was so young.
The 11-year-old girl and the infant were allowed to remain in the mother's home while JFS investigated the case. Two other men were eliminated as the baby's father before Chaffer's DNA was tested.
When the caseworker found Chaffer in the home Jan. 4 - a violation of JFS' order that no men be in the home - they arrested him on a charge of obstruction of official business.

Court records show Chaffer slammed the door on the officer and refused to open it.
Chaffer pleaded guilty to that charge the next day, which violated his probation on an earlier drug charge. As a result he was sent to prison for one year.

JFS immediately took the 11-year-old girl and infant from the home.

Fwd: Fw: Fwd: how well do u know me?

Okay, this one is different - this is funny. YOU fill in the
blanks about ME and send it back to ME. But FIRST, send a blank one
out to all of YOUR friends, including me, so we can return the favor to
you. Be honest. They're really SCARY to get back. It only takes a
few minutes, so just Do it! First send (forward) this survey to
everyone you know to see how well he or she knows you. Second, hit
'reply' and fill this survey out about the person who sent it to you
and send it back to them.

1. Where did we meet?

2. Take a stab at my middle name:

3. Do I smoke?

4. Color of my eyes:

5. Do I have any siblings?

6. What's one of my favorite things to do?

7. What's my favorite type of music?

8. Am I shy or outgoing?

9. Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules?

10. Any special talents:

11. What am I most adamant about?

12. How many children do I have?

13. Thought or memory when hearing my name:

14. If you and I were stranded on a desert island, what is one thing
that I would bring?


This is a good one...I don't know if it is true or not, but it is worth taking a look at...


36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 repeat

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and

8 have been arrested for drunk driving
within the last year

Can you guess which organization this is? NBA? NFL?

Give up?

Scroll down

Neither. It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.

The same group who crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep US in line.

gotta pass this one on!

Are we in trouble or what?

Fwd: Orthopedic Bed for Men

Someone has finally made an orthopedic bed just for MEN ...

Available only at Butts, Boobs and Beyond

Fwd: FW: Oriental Eye Exam

This is cool...try it

FW: Friends

There are friends who pretend to be friends; but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense".

~Robert Green Ingersoll~

Think about this for a minute.....

If I happened to show up on your door step crying,
Would you Care?

If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something Happened ,
Would you come?

If I had one day left, to live my life;
Would you be part of That last day?

If I needed a shoulder to cry on,
Would you give me Yours?

This is a test to see who your real friends are or
If you are just some one to talk to you when they are bored . . .

Send this to Everybody on your list including the person who sent it to you.
I just Did.....because you are my friend.

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together, they move together, they cry together,
They see things together and they sleep together,
BUT THEY NEVER SEE EACH OTHER... that's what friendship is.

Your aspiration is your motivation, your motivation is your belief,
Your belief is your peace, your peace is your target,
Your target is heaven, and life is like hell without FRIENDS.

It's 'world best friends week'.
Who is your best friend?
Send this to all Your good friends.
Even me, if I am one of them.

See how many you get back.

Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth...AMEN

FW: Southern Style Sweet Tea - remark towards Bl@cks

Pretty soon a blackman like me ain't going to be able to drink or eat anything...everything is racist...LOL ...get this I love arizona one in the fridge right now...and I am about to go drink to celebrate the march and protest of arizona...I am protested out...I should protest this email!

thanks me a sellout...but I am sick of it

For the Tea Drinkers....something to think about. Please read!

Southern Style Sweet Tea - remark towards Blacks

Read this as a proud Black person and forward this to every black person you know!

My name is LaMar McGowan and today was the first day of my life where I felt like less of a Black Man! When did Slavery become marketable? I'm calling for a nation wide Boycott on a drink company named " Arizona ", which has a variety of flavors. I myself have bought a number of their
drinks, but on 11/30 I bought my last one. There is someone in the Marketing Dept. who told someone on the board that "We can degrade Black People and make money at the same time" and the board member agreed!

Every Black person from the south knows how good it felt on those hot southern days to have a tall glass of sweet tea. "< st="on">Arizona" has a flavor known as "Southern Style Sweet Tea" but if you look closely on the front of the can there is a picture of a Plantation! Yes,I said a Plantation ,
with a white couple on the porch and a Black woman dressed like Aunt Jamama walking away from the house. When did Slavery become marketable?

My Grandfather was 100 years old before he passed in 2004 and that picture reminds me of his painful stories, not a hot southern day with a cool refreshing glass of sweet tea. So stop buying any drinks from this company! Stand up and let your voice be heard and overload their lines.

Tax rebate checks are coming!

I got this one today...but it is like 7 years old...LOL

booooooooooooooo to my sister on this one...LOL

but really they are in the mail and chances are you have already cashed them...LOL

The check is in the mail

Last 2 digits of your SSN
Receive your check by week of

00 - 09
July 23

10 - 19
July 30

20 - 29
August 6

30 - 39
August 13

40 - 49
August 20

50 - 59
August 27

60 - 69
Sept. 3

70 - 79
Sept. 10

80 - 89
Sept. 17

90 - 99
Sept. 24
For married taxpayers who filed a joint return, the first Social
Security Number on the return determines the mailing date.Source: Internal
Revenue Service

Fwd: FW: 40 Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!

this one is a good started out 1/30/08 and it is from one of my HS classmate mia...thanks

1) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to________ today.'

5) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6) Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.

7) Always pray and make time to exercise.

8) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of Six.

9) Dream more while you are awake.

10) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in

11) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds
& walnuts.

12) Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13) Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative
thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15) Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class....but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19) Life is too sho rt to waste time hating anyone.

20) Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

23) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Everyday is special.

25) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

27.) Forgive everyone for everything.

28) What other people think of you is none of your business.

29) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!

30) However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31) Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.

32) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

33) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. God provides remember?!

34) The best is yet to come. (in Heaven)

35) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36) Do the right thing!

37) Call your family often.

38) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: 'I am thankful for __________.' Today I accomplished _________.

39) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast
pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

Fw: [Fwd: FW: Ghetto mess]

Now some of these you guys, have seen before. But some of these are new. This is to let you know, that there is still some HOT GHETTO MESS out there still posing for pictures, looking like, AGAIN.....A HOT GHETTO MESS.

Thanks for coming through...forward this to someone else!

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