MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
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#85595 Feb 8, 2013
Nite all fine folks.... Here's to my topix family..
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
#85596 Feb 9, 2013
Ah, coffee and memories of a childhood Grade School poem nudged on by your query....(Incidentally, it was a faded shade of green)
I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.(first penned in 1895).
So can anyone else remember the Grade School tabloid known as "The Weekly Reader"? I can't remember anything we read other than the back bage always had a cartoon about an elephant and a monkey. I believe it was "Dumbo and Peanuts".
And we trudged through the snow about 3/4 mile from here at the Homestead to the end of the road (up hill both ways, of course LOL) and stood out in the cold waiting on the school bus for that vast wealth of knowledge?
#85597 Feb 9, 2013
Oh, the exciting day when the engine fell out of that old jalopy they called a "school bus" and plowed into the ground and lifted the front of the bus off the ground, and we were all tardy.
Or the day we all learned about the Miracle of Life when we went down to the school's 6-hole outhouse and looked over the fence at Homer's old sow and watched it give birth to a litter of piglets.
“It was only just a song”
Since: Jan 13
#85598 Feb 9, 2013
Good morn , AW and all... So many fond memories keep me going daily. Some I guess I should forget, but some will always warm my heart, even those that broke it , I guess. Hope we can all save at least one..
An old man was walking along the beach, when he came upon a part of the sand where thousands of starfish had washed ashore. A little further down the beach he saw a young woman, who was picking up the starfish one at a time and tossing them back into the ocean. "Oh you silly girl," he exclaimed. "You can't possibly save all of these starfish. There's too many." The woman smiled and said, "I know. But I can save this one, " and she tossed another into the ocean, "and this one", toss, "and this one..."
#85599 Feb 9, 2013
Good mornin Friends. I read the posts from People wishing me well in some of the situations I am currently in.. I would like to say Thank You.
I have freed myself of one of them. Another seems intent on keeping me tore up for a while.
"She" has been quite a mess in my life. It was my bad decision to get involved. I came to my senses a few monthes ago and tried to end the situation. It's a difficult thing to do. I still have my weaknesses. She knows how to play on them. A lonesome 51 y/o man whose mind and body still work like they did when he was in his 20's can become quite painfully entangled with a 30 y/o woman.
My intent has always been to help her out of the totally messed up life she leads. I was convinced that's what she wanted.. Now it's clear she intends to continue down the same old path. While I am going the opposite direction, she takes a little piece of my heart with her.
#85600 Feb 9, 2013
I really like your post.
#85601 Feb 9, 2013
Good morning bird threaders, I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Glad we are not getting up to snow. Brrrrrr
Enjoy your day!
#85602 Feb 9, 2013
Good Morning Blueminer, and all. I have found that for me personally that the best way to maintain Peace on my Life's trail, is to focus on the Blessings I have had in the past and the one's I have today and the hopes for future new ones and not so much on the bad or what is missing even though it is a piece of my heart.
Let the bad times stay in the shadows until they eventually fade away. That may or may not work for everyone, but it has been my source of comfort. Have a Good Day everyone. I think if I dress warmly, I should be able to get outside to enjoy today's blessings. I don't do so well indoors as outdoors.
#85603 Feb 9, 2013
Catching up on the news of the day and interesting articles...and a little bit of history!
Louisville Home Of Thomas Edison Celebrates Inventor's 166th Birthday
Edison lived in Butchertown house from 1866 to 1867
LOUISVILLE - The inventor of the lightbulb would turn 166 this weekend and you can celebrate and see his Louisville connections.
The Thomas Edison House in Butchertown is offering visitors a chance to see where Edison lived in 1866 and 1867. Edison worked as a telgraph operator during that time at the Western Union office at Main and Second Street.
Edison was fired from that job for experimenting with a battery and spilling sulphuric acid through the floorboards onto the desk of his boss below.
The Edison House is offering half price admission from 10 to 3 Saturday and kids under 12 are free. There will also be a lightbulb shaped birthday cake served.
Read more: http://www.whas.com/cc-common/news/sections/n...
#85604 Feb 9, 2013
EMP Threat from solar flares:
'Earth will have 15 minutes to protect electronics'
Scientists say there will be short notice of destructive plasma cloud from solar superstorm.
WASHINGTON – Scientists around the globe are joining those in the United States in becoming alarmed at the possibility of a plasma cloud from a solar superstorm that could wipe out vast electronics networks, because they say Earth would have only a notice of about 15 minutes.
U.S. space scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrator and the National Aeronautic Space Administration’s Goddard Space Flight Center have been expressing concern over what is fast becoming a “solar storm maximum.”
Unless the nation is adequately protected, the sheer impact alone from such anticipated solar storms will result in the loss of critical U.S. electrical infrastructures that could send the country back into an early 19th century agrarian society. Back then, such an event would have had no effect, since there was no electricity and most people had farms and grew their own food.
Experts have warned that such a major solar storm occurrence actually could be worse than back in the 19th century due to the considerable increase in population and the total reliance by society on electricity and technology for life-sustaining needs. Besides all that, most people today don’t grow their own food.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/earth-will-have-15...
#85605 Feb 9, 2013
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: "Look, she's finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? " The husband replies, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows." And so it is with life... What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.
Cute story about judging that book by it's cover..
#85606 Feb 9, 2013
THIS IS VERY INTERESTING THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT.
Good thing to know!
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!
Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.
Answer from my Cardiac Doctor -
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
#85607 Feb 9, 2013
Another PSA before I get off to make some french toast and get my second cup of coffee. Guess everyone went back to bed or off to start their day. Hope it is a good one.
Subject: Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - PASS IT ON
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years,(when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks -
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up.
However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards:- Call 911.- Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.
- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.- Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ....DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
"Life is a one time gift"
Get out and enjoy it while you have it.:)
Since: Mar 11
#85608 Feb 9, 2013
Actually, black is the absence of color, and white is a merging of all colors of the spectrum, if you care to get into the physics of color.
Since: Mar 11
#85609 Feb 9, 2013
Good morning, everyone. Hubby just took the little guy to his karate class, so I can get the computer for awhile. Hubby has been watching the snowstorm in New England. I swear that there is something wrong with that man. We grew up there, and winter after winter, he grumbled about snow, clearing our driveway, and slick roads. Now that we are safely in Ky., he's acting like he misses the excitement of a big snow storm. Can you imagine???LOL If I could magically transport him there for 1 day, he
would be begging to get back to KY. Go figure.
#85610 Feb 9, 2013
Good morning lala, that is funny and so like men. They tend to miss what they hate if only for a moment. I would think he would be watching it just to remind himself why he is in Kentucky. haha I have been watching it to. Have family in New York. They were looking forward to the snow as they are military and most places they have been they have missed it. They are so funny. I do feel bad for those affected by Hurricane Sandy to have to deal with yet another natural disaster for them.
The sun is shining bright in my part of the state with a slight chill of 28 degrees right now. Glad it will get to almost 50 today. I will definitely get out around noon and do some running around, shopping and then stopping by my sister's down Betty's way. They are having a little get together to say goodbye and good luck to an extended family member being deployed. It is a shame they have to do so many tours in a war zone. It is a crime they don't get paid their worth yet sports stars get millions.
I think that is great your little guy is taking karate. It really builds up self-esteem, strength, makes new friends, as well as a self defense skill.
#85611 Feb 9, 2013
@Lala.. Maybe you are just missing Hubby's reasons for watching the snow storm. I quite often look at tornadoes and hurricanes to count my blessings on having survived. It is sort of similar to enjoying going to a High School reunion and being Thankful for all the ugly, fat, and mouthy ones that got away. LOL
I am out making sure my emergency firewood is stashed and dry just in case. I won't burn my wood stove anymore unless I really need it.
#85612 Feb 9, 2013
You can never help somebody who won't help themselves. My brother most often gets the wrong woman. I met partner at work. The next morning he comes over to visit. I will always say if it's meant to be, it will be. We might not always agree but he puts a fire in me that I know will never burn out. Sometimes older women have their priorities in order. It'll make you sick trying to figure out how to fix something sometimes that keeps falling apart. And remember if someone is playing with your emotions, you deserve better, true happiness not pretensions of a good life. Best wishes in all your endeavors. Love is not something we often find; it usually just come our way. Like a blown leaf;)
#85613 Feb 9, 2013
You say so much with so few words. I remember as a child the smell of pine trees.I like you enjoy nature and the landscape. It gives me far greater peace than a book or a game. I agree with your perspective .
#85614 Feb 9, 2013
The longest place-name still is: Taumatawhakangihangakoauauotam ateaturipukakapikimaungahoronu kupokaiwe-naukitnatahu,New Zealand Hill
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