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March 17, 2017

Afraid yet?

Filed under: Children, Funny Stuff, Gender, Health, News, Transgender news — Scottie @ 10:59

March 15, 2017

What Is Odd About You – an Informal Experiment 

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 18:55

This is a grand post. It has a lot of important information. I had wanted to do this DNA test back some time ago when it was the first version. I was disappointed to find they had stopped it. Now it is back and better than it was. I so glad as I want to do this. I will start saving the money to get mine and Ron’s done. Thanks for a grand post Spiders. Hugs

heretherebespiders

I got to thinking. Scary, I know! What occurred to me is that being able to move your toes independently, curling your tongue, and wiggling your ears are actually primitive abilities.

First, if you can, watch this:

If you can’t or don’t want to watch the video: lie your arms flat, palm up, and touch your thumb to your pinkie finger. If you see this raised thingie in your wrist…


…then you have the unnecessary muscle, palmaris longis, that is only really useful for climbing trees freehand. I have the palmaris longis in both my arms. Hubby does not, in either arm.

Clearly the three Auricularis muscles (ear movers, if you didn’t watch) are more developed in those of use who can wiggle our ears or scalp. From the video, I understand that both of these are traits that quite a few of us have evolved beyond.

I’d like to…

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March 13, 2017

Great read about the United States

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 17:55

A well written piece that says the truth that needs to be proclaimed. Thank you. Hugs

cornfedcontessa

Let’s get rid of a few bits of dreck, for the sake of mental hygiene:

1) Women don’t answer to you, or to the government for having sex, and being forced to have a child is not a fit punishment for what you perceive as promiscuity. Leave other people’s genitals alone.

2) If you are using phrases like “Confronting the culture to advance God’s kingdom,” you’re the American Taliban, a threat to the Republic, and a disgrace to Christianity. I am not only disinterested in your blather, I consider you a serious threat to a well-ordered, peaceful society. If you are pushing this nonsense onto children, you are a moral leper.

3) At this point in the “debate,” if you can’t cite SEVERAL peer-reviewed articles in legitimate scientific journals I’m not interested in your “contrarian” opinion about climate change. The science is as in as science ever is – catastrophic…

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March 12, 2017

The way we treat others matters

Filed under: Ideas, Reason, Stories, Thanks, Things I like — Tags: , — Scottie @ 20:54

I had someone who I really care about send me the following story.   When I read it I had tears in my eyes.   I know for a fact that the way you are treated during the day can change your mood and how you react and deal with others.  This has happened to me some years ago while dealing with the public.  I would start in a good mood, and then encounter someone who was angry or disagreeable.   Then my own mood would sour.  Often if I was in a sour mood I would encounter someone happy and upbeat and I would catch the mood and adopt it also.   Now I try to be the upbeat happy person.  I want to be the one who helps other people have a good day.   I never want to be a stumbling block that prevents anyone having a good day.  I never want to cause anyone to have a bad mood.   I never want to hurt anyone.   I have codes I live my life by, we all do.  I have no desire to ruin someone’s day, so I try to never take my pain or problems out on someone else, I try to always be positive with others, I try to help any I meet that needs assistance if I can.  I treat others with respect.   Please keep this in mind when you read the following story.   Think of the people in your life when you read it.  Be well.  Hugs 

The Story of Kyle

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up, and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him. So I jogged over to him, and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives.” He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before, but we talked all the way home, and I carried his books.

He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes.

We hung out all weekend, and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him. And my friends thought the same of him. Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, “Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!” He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.

On graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him! Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech, so I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. “Thanks,” he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began. “Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach — but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.” I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.”

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can change a person’s life.

50 Days of Trump. – YouTube

Filed under: Funny videos, News, Political — Scottie @ 12:14

March 10, 2017

Micheal Flynn Was What?

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 22:58

Well said. It is scary what is transpiring. Every day we learn of new corruption, new Russian scandals & links, and more ways tRump sold the country out to enrich himself. He said he would make a profit being president and I guess we were warned but he means it. For the good of the country the republicans in congress need to stop looking out for their party and and start to do what is best for the country. Hugs

tooncestales

I thought I heard Donald J. Trump tell us how retired General Micheal Flynn was an honorable man and of how he was a victim of The Bad Bad Media and those Bad Liberals who were out to get him. It was revealed yesterday that Mr. Flynn reported himself as a agent working for the Turkish Government. By reporting himself, he’s officially not a spy but wait; wasn’t he privy to a bunch of high level reports prior to him leaving. When asked, I’m sure the Orange One will say, “He’s no longer on our staff and it’s over. Next question.”

Somehow these weasels (I’m sorry weasels for lumping you in with this scum) think the rules of ethics don’t apply to them. Their legal counsel put out a statement saying, “The Executive Office is not tied to those rules but we will make every effort to follow them.” What?…

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Monday Funnies…

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 22:20

So nights at the end of a long day , you sit and think “is this it, is this all there is to it”? Then you stumble on something that puts the smile back on your face and the joy in your step. You read it and then go to bed happy. Thanks for the giggles. Hugs

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me most days , wonder why people look at me funny. :) Hugs

Filed under: Funny Stuff, meme, News — Scottie @ 22:08

laugh and cackle

March 9, 2017

Aww

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 20:27

Can you ever see a more perfect example of vulnerability and wanting to be held? Wonderful. Hugs

Purrrr Cats

Steph Jones
Grey Cats, Kitty Tongue, Caturday

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The Republican health care bill makes no sense – YouTube

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 14:59

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