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First Squirt

May have been a little over ambitious attempting a Dragon's head as a test print, but then jumping in the deep end is kinda my thing.

Hard to argue with this:

The same logic can be applied to Corporate America, Government, and Racism.

For evil to triumph, good men do nothing.

Those who do not learn from history are apt to repeat it.

A German’s View on Islam
Hard to argue with this:

The author of this text is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis , the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care.. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.'

'My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

'We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.'

'The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march.. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.'

'The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.'

'The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

'History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.'

'Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.'

'Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and yes, in Ottawa, too, while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.'

'In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation's shores.'

'In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of "no-go" zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.'

'As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts - the fanatics who threaten our way of life.'

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand..
Extend yourself a bit and send this on.
Let us hope that thousands world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it's too late, and we are silenced because we were silent!!!

French Onion Soup Recipe

French onion soup (Soupe à l'oignon) is a type of soup usually based on meat stock, and often served gratinéed with croutons and cheese on top. Although ancient in origin, the dish underwent a resurgence of popularity in the 1960s in the United States due to a greater interest in French cuisine. French onion soup is usually served as a starter.

Ingredient:
Serves a bunch.

Concentrate

  • 9 lbs Onions
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons chopped Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopper Ginger
  • 3 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3-5 dried Porcini Mushrooms - ground
  • Soy Sauce
  • 2 Bay leaves

Stock

  • Stock
  • Stock cubes, Beef, Chicken, and Vegetable

Topping

  • Stale bread
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Baby Swiss cheese

Preparation:
Combine Porcini Mushrooms with equal part water and then Soy Sauce.
Make stock concentrate with 4 cups water plus one each Beef, Chicken and Vegetable stock cubes.
Instructions:
In large pan, add Olive oil over low heat.
Peel, halve and slice Onions, and add to pan.
Add teaspoon of Garlic after each 3lb bag of Onions.
Add Ginger.
Slow to med heat, stirring occasionally, until onions caramelize.
Add Porcini mix, concentrated stock, and bay leaves.
Simmer for 1 hour(?)

At this point freeze in individual containers. Use the concentrate to make French onion soup, onion gravy or cook with Pork.

Concentrate to Soup:
Combine portion of defrosted concentrate with addition stock (to you personal taste) and heat.

Serving:
Add broken up stale bread to bowl, top with cheeses and either bake in oven or grill under broiler. Enjoy with sliced French loaf.

Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?

Short answer: No

Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?

Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays,

While sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%.
It's more important that you choose "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, meaning it protects against both UVB and UVA rays.

Sunbathers also need to apply a generous amount of sunscreen in order to get the full benefit of the SPF.

Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?

Short answer: Yes

Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?

The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda.

A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those who consumed less than one of these beverages per month.

Do cough syrups work?

Short answer: No

Do cough syrups work?

In 2006, the nation's chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don't actually work.

These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs.

That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp.

Does olive oil prevent heart disease?

Short answer: Yes

Does olive oil prevent heart disease?

The health benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers.
But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh "extra-virgin" olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content.
Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenols associated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.

Libre Office

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Internet Defense League - Cat power

Link: http://internetdefenseleague.org/

Hey there,

I just joined something called the Internet Defense League -- and I'm hoping you will, too. I joined because it's important to stand up against the powerful industries that are tyring hard to lock down the net. Remember SOPA and PIPA? The people who wrote them are working on more bills to censor the internet, spy on users, chill innovation and generally wreak havoc with the web.

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United Kingdom Paypal account

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Graco Project Painter Video

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

  1. No Tenure / No Pension.
    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
  2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
  3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  5. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

Global Revolution 3.0 - 2 years on and still building

The link to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that over the past 30 years the gap between the very rich and everyone else has more than tripled. The question is "at what point does everyone else say enough is enough".
The recent downgrade of the US from AAA to AA+ should have resulted in an increase in interest rates, which is what, I would have thought, the very rich (enemy) would have wanted, after deliberately taking the world economies to the brink and back. Of course, the US Government has promised to keep the rates low to help the economy. How long can they hold out? A week ? A month ? Certainly not til 2013.

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Second note the FBI needs help with

The second scrap of paper:


The colored marks are not from the original.
Green - numbers
Blue - occurrence of NCBE.
Red - possible date format Day, Weekday/day of week, month and Year.
Khaki - occurrences of SE

FBI need our help?

Link: http://www.kmbc.com/news/27371040/detail.html

Can you decrypt this message? The FBI cannot.

The colored marks are not from the original.
Green - occurrences of TFR or TRX.
Red - occurrences of NE or SE (could be directions?)
Blue - occurrences of NCBE
Khaki - numbers

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self-confidence

When we wish and seek to help others, our attitude is more positive and relationships become easier. We are less afraid and have less anxiety. Otherwise we remain shy and hesitant, and feel the need to take a thousand precautions before we approach people. When our intentions are good, we have greater self-confidence and are stronger. This is how we learn to understand how precious and valuable kindness is.

inner peace

It is clear that inner peace is the principal cause of happiness. We can observe this in our daily lives. On days when we are calm and happy, even if difficulties arise or we fall victim to a mishap, we take it well, it doesn’t bother us unduly. But on days when we feel sad or have lost our usual calmness, the least little annoyance will take on enormous proportions and be deeply upsetting to us.

moral education

Whatever the intellectual quality of the education given our children, it is vital that it include elements of love and compassion, for nothing guarantees that knowledge alone will be truly useful to human beings. Among the major troublemakers society has known, many were well-educated and had great knowledge, but they lacked a moral education in qualities such as compassion, wisdom and clarity of vision.

genuine happiness

The key to genuine happiness is in our hands. To think this way is to discover the essential values of kindness, brotherly love and altruism. The more clearly we see the benefits of these values, the more we will seek to reject anything that opposes them; in this way we will be able to bring about inner transformation.

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