Monday

Modern Latin!




VENI, VIDI, VISA: 
I came, I saw, I did 
little shopping.

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Professor Howdy said...

"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their
dependence upon the overruling power of God and to
recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures
and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed
whose God is the Lord." --Abraham Lincoln

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"Information? I need the number of the
Caseway Insurance Company."

"Would you spell that, please?"

"Certainly. C as in sea. A as in aye. S as in sea. E as
in eye. W as in why. A as in are. Y as in you."

"Just a minute, sir. I'll connect you with my supervisor."


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TRIVIA:

Snails sleep a lot. In addition to several months of winter
hibernation, they crawl into their shells to get out of the
hot sun, which dries them, or heavy rain, which waterlogs
them. Desert snails may even doze for three or four years.

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The sport with the largest expenses (medical, legal, and
others) due to injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms in
1995 was bicycling, with costs exceeding $4 billion. More
than half a million bicycling injuries were documented. A
huge percentage of those injuries were head injuries,
which could have been prevented had riders worn protective
helmets.

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The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine
bottle is to strengthen the structure of the bottle and to
trap the sediments in the wine.

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SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT

Pecans vary in size, from thirty to ninety nuts per pound. No
nuts are produced until the trees are at least five years old.

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On December 15, 1854, Philadelphia began using the first
street-cleaning machine

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The expression "knuckle down" originated with marbles –
players put knuckles to the ground for their best shots.

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A newborn gray whale calf is an average 16 feet long. For
reasons unknown, all gray whale calves are born in the warm,
shallow lagoons of Baja, California.


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WHAT IS THE ONLY U.S. STATE CAPITAL WITHOUT A MCDONALD'S?

Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without
a McDonald's.

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LOOK OUT EYORE

It has been medically proven that pessimism raises blood
pressure. The more pessimistic a person is, the more likely
he or she is to die earlier than optimistic counterparts.

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WHAT PLANET HAS NO MAGNETIC FIELDS OR SATELLITES?

Venus has no magnetic field, perhaps because of its slow
rotation. It also has no satellites.


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Undoubtedly, many of you have seen the "priceless" credit card commercials.
In these commercials, the viewer is shown several things he or she can
purchase (with the right credit card.) Each of these items is then
followed by the price. But it is the final thing mentioned which provides
the punch line—and the reason for buying all of the previous things. It
is something that you cannot purchase. The comment then, as the
commercial comes to an end is: "Priceless."

I do not claim to know much about the field of marketing, but this
approach strikes me as an incredibly cunning tactic. They convince the
consumer to spend more money by appealing to the heart with the simple
truth that money cannot buy everything! In a consumer driven world, the
reverse psychology is certainly clever, but might it also communicate a
certain awareness?

The fact is, it is hard to argue with the many social observers including
a former Vice President who once noted: "The accumulation of material
goods is at an all-time high, but so is the number of people who feel an
emptiness in their lives." Indeed, it is no longer uncommon to hear the
testimonies—sometimes tragically, of individuals who have made it to the
top, made their million, or the fame they so diligently pursued only to
find there that same sense of inadequacy and loneliness. Perhaps we have
begun to see the bankruptcy of materialism, the fleeting nature of success
and fame, and the weariness that arises within the incessant human desire
for “more.” Perhaps we have begun to see that it is true, as a wise man
once said, that man cannot live by bread alone.

In fact, many lives have wrestled with the truth of that famous phrase
depicted in the Gospel of Matthew. The story explains that after 40 days
of fasting, the famished Jesus is tempted by Satan to turn stones into
bread. But Christ responds, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Footnote 1: Matthew 4)
Can you see the infinite wisdom in denying that temptation? Jesus proclaims
the word of God more vital to life than anything else, more sustaining
than any material thing that can satisfy any of our countless desires and
cravings.

Christ reminds us of what we already know: there are many fleeting things
in this world, including our own cravings. But the Word of God withstands
the test of time. And truly, his words pierce the very heart of our
materially distracted and sensory preoccupied world even today. Through
the prophet Isaiah, God asks, “Why do you spend your money for that which
is not bread, and labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully
to me, and eat what is good… Incline your ear, and come to me; listen so
that you may live.” (Footnote 2: Isaiah 55:2-3)

You see, man cannot live by bread alone, nor by credit card or status
alone because we are not simply creatures whose purpose in life is exacted
by possession or accomplishment. In the wisdom of journalist Malcolm
Muggeridge, the only ultimate disaster that can befall us is to feel at
home here on earth. The word of God urges us to see more: To see a
Kingdom where moth and rust cannot destroy and thieves cannot break in and
steal. The treasure in Christ’s words, “Man shall not live by bread alone
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” is truly priceless,
for his words lead to Life. (Jill Carattini)


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If you stop believing what your professor told you
had to be true and if you start thinking for yourself
you may come to some conclusions you hadn't
expected. You may find the Bible makes more
sense than you thought or were told to think.
Allow yourself to be ruined, ruined with regard
to what you always thought could be true. Can
you believe what you don't understand?You
and I believe everyday what we don't understand
unless it comes to the issue to salvation.
(Dr. Woodrow Kroll)

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An atheist complained to a friend, "Christians have their
special holidays, such as Christmas and Easter; and
Jews celebrate their holidays, such as Passover and Yom
Kippur. EVERY religion has its holidays. But we atheists, "he said,
"have no recognized national holidays. It's an unfair discrimination."
His friend replied, "Well... Why don't you celebrate April first?"


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SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's oldest person, a 113-year-old woman who
witnessed the aftermath of the great San Francisco earthquake, enjoyed junk
food and lived alone until she turned 102, has died.

Born June 12, 1889, in Taunton, Mass., Christian moved with her family to
San Pablo. She was a teenager working at an East Bay chocolate factory when
she watched flames engulf San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake.

Professor Howdy said...

Known as the Queen Of The Skies, the Boeing 747 has been in
commercial service since 1970. It was the first wide-body long-haul
jet, and it is still a mainstay of intercontinental passenger travel.

A fully loaded 747 weighs more than 400 tons (of which 40% is fuel),
and its four engines deliver about 280 million watts of power for a
thrust of about 1,100,000 Newtons (250,000 pounds). On
intercontinental flights it can travel for more than 12 hours nonstop.

Originally, the 747 was intended for cargo flights, but when
supersonic planes never caught on, the 747 became the world's favorite
long-haul jet. A 747-400 (the latest model, which has small winglets
at the wing tips) can carry as many as 524 people across the planet
at almost 90% of the speed of sound.

Professor Howdy said...

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