Since: Oct 08
#633 Feb 13, 2009
(a late Yr.'2007 article.):
New snack coats chips with caffeine
BIRMINGHAM - For a genera-Lion already buzzing on energy
drinks, here's a new snack potato
chips coated with caffeine.
NRG Phoenix Fury Potato Chips taste Like extra-spicy barbecue chips, but they come with o caution label: not recommended For pregnant or nursing women, young children or anyone who is sensitive to caffeine,
The largest bag of Phoenix Fury
chips weighs 3 ½ ounces, and the chip maker says downing the whole thing would be the caffeine equivalent of drinking 3 /12 big cups of brewed coffee.
The chips won't, yellow your teeth like a mug of Colombian, but. they will turn your fingertips bright orange.
Birmingham-based Golden Flake Snack Foods Inc. is distributing the chips in 10 Southeastern states, and if plans to introduce another flavor
in the fall. The company is particularly interested in the grub-and-go buyers who stop for a drink and purchase a snack to go with it.
"Energy drinks are the No. 1 growth item in convenience stores and supermarkets. As we looked at it, the people buying those are the same customers we have," said Golden Flake spokeswoman Julie McLaughlin.
Energy drinks loaded with caffeine and sugar have come under fire from nutritionists, and an
ex-pert at John Hopkins University said excessive amounts of caffeine can lead to dizziness, nausea «id even heart problems.
"Caffeine really is a drug, and it's important for people to recognize that and use it accordingly," said Poland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology.
But aside from any potential health threats, Griffiths questioned why anyone would want caffeinated potato chips.
"I seems a little weird," he said.
Since: Oct 08
#634 Feb 13, 2009
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?
Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand .
And "lollipop"is the longest word typed with your right hand.(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".?(Are you doubting this?)
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.(Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?) Wow, this is really true!!!
The words 'racecar,''kayak' and level are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).(Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.(You're not doubting this, are you?)
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.(All you typists are going to test this out)
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.(Some days that's about what my memory span is.)
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.(I know some people that could do this too!)
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the of reproduction.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.(Talk about a gas guzzler)
The microxave was inbented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.(Good thing he did that.)
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Now you know more than you did before!
Since: Oct 08
#635 Feb 13, 2009
Center of the Bible
Q: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalms 117
Q: What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalms 119
Q: What chapter is in the center of the Bible?
A: Psalm 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118
Add these numbers up and you get 1188.
Q: What is the center verse of the Bible?
A: Psalms 118:8
Q: Does this verse say something significant about Gods perfect will for our lives?
The next time someone says they would like to find Gods perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word!
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Now isnt that odd how this worked out (or was God in the center of it)?
#636 Feb 17, 2009
IF you are really lonely... join a soup kitchen.. great way to fill your lonely days. i promise.. you meet wonderful people. and you give a gift to those that are needy and lonely as you are. just do it.
#637 Feb 20, 2009
WOW! I completely abandoned this thread and forgot about it.
I've been lonely a little lately. I did have a little time where I wasn't lonely. Went and did some silly things, but I don't really care if I'm lonely forever no more.
Since: Feb 09
#638 Feb 21, 2009
you have to work very hard to be a loner,
i'm a loner by choice,so much better without
people....they think they are something special.
just jump out into space go in your mind about 50 million light years look back at earth,does it make a difference if you die today,or a blade of grass......none
man is here for one thing ,that is to reproduce
#639 Feb 21, 2009
hi - I have been loneley during periods of my life. i too have a hard time making friends. those that i do make, i overwhelm them with needy behavior till it drives them away. i had lots of friends through college, then after i got married i kind of balled up into myself
i have been on anti depressants for 4 years. they have helped me a lot, but the lord has helped me the most.
i try not to put so much pressure on people these days, and to give myself a break occasionlly. Be nice to yourself, and not so tough on others. Things will come around for you
#640 Feb 21, 2009
hang in there bud. you sound like an ok guy. don't be so hard on yourself.
#641 Feb 21, 2009
thats awesome !
Since: Oct 08
#642 Feb 28, 2009
An email that I received that made me chew on it...
Wow. WHAT A WAKEUP!
Dear God: Why didn't you save the school children at ?.
Moses Lake, Washington 2/2/96 --- Bethel, Alaska 2/19/97 --- Pearl Mississippi 10/1/97 --- WestPaducah, Kentucky 12/1/97 --- Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97 --- Jonesboro, Arkansas 3/24/98 --- Edinboro, Pennsylvania 4/24/98 --- Fayetteville, Tennessee 5/19/98 --- Springfield, Oregon 5/21/98 --- Richmond, Virginia 6/15/98 --- Littleton, Colorado 4/20/99 --- Taber, Alberta, Canada 5/28/99 --- Conyers, Georgia 5/20/99 --- Deming, New Mexico 11/19/99 --- Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 12/6/99 --- Santee, California 3/ 5/01 --- El Cajon, California 3/22/01 & Blacksburg, VA 4/16/07 ?
Reply: Dear Concerned Student: Sorry, I am not allowed in schools.
How did this get started?...
Let's see, I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare complained she didn't want any prayer in our schools. And we said, OK.
Then, someone said you better not: read the Bible in school; the Bible that says
"Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, and to love your neighbors as yourself,"
And we said, OK...
Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehaved because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.
And we said, OK
An expert should know what he's talking about so we won't spank them anymore..
Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave.
And the school administrators said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don't want any bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued.
And we accepted their reasoning...
Then someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won't even have to tell their parents. And we said, that's a grand idea.
Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they're going to do it anyway,
lets give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the fun they desire, and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.
And we said, that's another great idea...
Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs. And we said, it doesn't matter what anybody, including the President, does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good.
And someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then stepped further still by making them available on the Internet.
And we said, everyone's entitled to free speech....
And the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence and illicit sex... And let's record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes.
And we said, it's just entertainment and it has no adverse effect and nobody takes it seriously anyway,
So go right ahead.
Now we're asking ourselves
Why our children have no conscience,
Why they don't know right from wrong,
And why it doesn't bother them to
kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.
Undoubtedly, If we thought about it long and hard enough, we could figure it out.
I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...
"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW
Pass it on
If you think it has merit!
If not then just discard it...
But if you discard this thought process,
Then don't you dare sit back and complain about what bad shape this country is in!!
Why is it our children can not read a Bible in school, but can in Prison.
Since: Oct 08
#643 Feb 28, 2009
I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. "I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap," I thought.
Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. "Where are you headed?" I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.
"Chicago - to Great Lakes Base. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Iraq ."
After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached Chicago, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time.
As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. "No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to Chicago."
His friend agreed.
I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. "Take a lunch to all those soldiers." She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. "My son was a soldier in Iraq; it's almost like you are doing it for him."
Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, "Which do you like best - beef or chicken?"
"Chicken," I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. "This is your thanks."
After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. "I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this." He handed me twenty-five dollars.
Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, an said, "I want to shake your hand."
Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, "I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot." I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.
Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.
When we landed in Chicago I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word.
Another twenty-five dollars!
Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. "It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You."
Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals.
It seemed so little...
Since: Dec 07
#644 Mar 7, 2009
#645 Mar 7, 2009
Edited for space:
It all starts at home. If you want God in your kids life teach him at home or send him to a Parochial school. If you dont want your kids having sex teach them self respect, teach them the birds and the bees and show them through your own relationship what respect is for others. If you dont like whtas on tv moniter it and encourage reading, and using time more constructivley. Blaming how your child turns out on someone else is the height of irresponsibility.
#646 Mar 7, 2009
“The Indestructible Mooze”
Since: Feb 09
#647 Mar 9, 2009
OK, so we all know now what Collard Greens' problem is ... He was clearly molested by strong women & raised by sexually perverted
priests ... Now he is suffering from the delusional dementia "Molestus projectus", which causes the delusion that everyone else on this planet must have been molested as children or raised by weak women ... Although we know that this is an incurable mental disease, we should all meditate on behalf of poor Collard Greens', to hope that he does not suffer to much ...
#648 Mar 9, 2009
This from a guy who uses logic (ROFLMAO) to understand the bible. Did you read the post I addressed that too? If you think that post made any sense or had any credence, your absolutely nuts.
#649 Mar 9, 2009
Which is it Whatadunce? Strong women or weak women?
Are you pissed caused I called you out on the Catholic thread?
#650 Mar 9, 2009
There is nothing wrong in lighting ones self on fire to protest the Vietnam war
Since: Oct 08
#652 Mar 9, 2009
A Woman and a Fork
There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things in order, she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.
She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.
Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.Theres one more thing, she said excitedly.Whats that? came the Pastors reply.This is very important, the young woman continued.I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.
The pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say. That surprises you, doesnt it? the young woman asked.Well, to be honest, Im puzzled by the request, said the Pastor.
The young woman explained.My grandmother once told me a story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say,Keep your fork. It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!
So, I just wanted people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder Whats with the fork? Then I want you to tell them:Keep your fork the best is yet to come.
The pastors eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge.
She KNEW that something better was coming. At the funeral people were walking by the young womans casket and they saw the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the pastor heard the question Whats with the fork? And over and over he smiled.
During his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to either.
He was right.
So the next time we reach down for our forks let it remind us, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make us smile and encourage us. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show our friends how much we care. For we never know when it may be time to Keep ones fork. Cherish the time we have, and the memories we share... Lets send this to everyone we consider a FRIEND even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to us.
And lets keep our forks.
Since: Oct 08
#653 Mar 9, 2009
F A M I L Y
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.
He said,'Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you.'
We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told, How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal, My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken. I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
'While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor, You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.'
By this time, I felt very small, And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed; 'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said.
'Are these the flowers you picked for me?' He smiled,'I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.'
I said,'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.' He said,'Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway.'
I said,'Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.'
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY =(F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I)(L)OVE (Y)OU
Pass this message to other people.... God bless
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