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If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today ... it's already tomorrow in New Zealand!
Trust me ... They'll let me know and I'll tell you ASAP. Admittedly, I'm starting to wonder!

I Think We Are All Fed Up
Five parrots have been removed from public view at a British wildlife park after they started swearing at customers.
The foul-mouthed birds were split up after they launched a number of different expletives at visitors and staff just days after being donated to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in eastern England.
"It just went ballistic, they were all swearing," the venue's chief executive Steve Nichols told CNN. "We were a little concerned about the children."

This Report on NZ Biased News Reporting Pretty Much Says It All - Link
And believe me, it is much worse now.

Speaking of biased reporting: NZ media will never report this:
Joe, Monday 12 Oct 2020: "You know, we have to come together. That's why I'm running. I'm running as a proud Democrat for the Senate ..."

This isn't the first time Biden accidentally told supporters that he was running for the Senate. Back in February, at a Democrat event in South Carolina, he misspoke about which office he was seeking.

"You're the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here: I'm here to ask you for your help," Biden pleaded to Democrat voters. "Where I come from, you don't go very far unless you ask. My name's Joe Biden. I'm a Democratic candidate for the United State's Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, OK?"

Trouble In Paradise Is It - Link

I'm one of them:
The "silent generation" are those born from 1925 to 1945 - so called because they were raised during a period of war and economic depression. ... The label reflected the counterculture of a rebellious generation, distrustful of the establishment and keen to find their own voice.
We were, and still are, a lot more than that.

Auckland to Alert Level 1 at 11:59PM on Wednesday 7 Oct. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

And now for what appears to be OLD NEWS:
NZ Plans to establish Virus-free travel bubble to Cook Islands - Link

Awww - Nike Inc. shares fell 3% in pre-market trade awhile back, after the sporting goods maker swung to a fourth-quarter loss and total sales dropped 38%. By the way, did you know that the United States is a core market for Nike, with the company generating approximately 41 percent of their overall revenue there in 2019.
Couldn't happen to nicer people. Bought my last Nike product long time ago, won't be making that mistake again. Get Woke - Go Broke
PS - Starbucks too! But they are saying it's all due to the pandemic. Sure
Updated! Published Aug 3 - Nike, after disclosing a rare money-losing quarter in June, announced layoffs that will eliminate at least 500 jobs at the company's world headquarters in Oregon, according to the state of Oregon's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification web site.

Tell them what you think in the voting booth
A new Cato national survey finds that self censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds, 62% of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.

These fears cross partisan lines. Majorities of Democrats (52%), independents (59%) and Republicans (77%) all agree they have political opinions they are afraid to share.

Media - Including NZ TV and Print News - ups the ante on negative coverage of Trump - Link

To get Factual Information (or at least an educated guess) about the COVID-19, Link Below:
World Dashboard Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center - Link

At Midnight on Wednesday, 24 March 2020, New Zealand went into Alert Level 4
At 11.59 pm on Monday 27 April Level 4 to Alert Level 3
Thursday, 14 May New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 - Much of lock down ends w/ restrictions
11:59pm on Monday 8 June New Zealand moved to Covid-19 Alert Level 1
New Zealand is still at this alert level.

Scary Fact:
The US has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers!

Not So Scary
Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman.

All Too True
... Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. So as you go about your daily life, just be ready. Because you're going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you're going to be asked to endorse them. You're going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.
Vice President Mike Pence in Commencement speech at Liberty University, Class of 2019

Need Proof?
Rugby Australia sacked Israel Folau, the land's most popular star, after he included homosexuality in a social-media post on sin, hell and the Bible.

That social media post, which Folau has refused to take down, quoted the fifth chapter of St. Paul's epistle to the Galatians:

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

A quote from former Wallabies coach Alan Jones, aimed at national rugby leaders: "They've destroyed his employment and internationally destroyed his name for quoting a passage from the bible for God's sake."

So quoting the bible is now Hate Speech. Saying what you believe to be true is apparently not covered by Freedom of Speech ... if it is a Christian belief.
Updated!Update on this story:
Former Wallabies star Israel Folau reportedly received a staggering A$8 million settlement from Rugby Australia.
The Daily Telegraph reports the payout is believed to be $8 million. The Australian reports it was "several million dollars". Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle described the reports as "wildly inaccurate."

Rugby Australia and Folau issued a joint statement on Wednesday after reaching a confidential settlement, with both parties apologizing for their actions.
Does it matter? He had to suffer hell and take them to court.

It is not Maureen Dowd at the NY Times, it's her brother - Link

Cops Grieve the Loss of Donuts - Link

Drug That Can Stop a Dozen 'Untreatable' Cancers Gets Approval - Link

Public Service Announcement?
Headline from New Zealand Herald 7 April: Focus: Men with big penises may have to cut back on sex this month due to a condom shortage

Straight talk from a politician - Wow - Link

Wife arrested - Husband forgot anniversary - Link

Alzheimer's Disease is Completely Reversed by Removing Just One Enzyme, Says New Study - Link

Police car in front of a school usually not good news - except this time - Link to Good News

End of Times? Head for New Zealand - Link

Man steals car - calls owner for help in starting it - I'm not kidding - Link

Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year for 5th year running - Link

Kiwi man wins lotto, gives half away - Link

True Comedy - The Way We Were - Link

This is also who we are - Link

Definition - Hypocrites - Link

Thief shoots self in wiener robbing hot dog stand - I am not kidding - Link

A Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks God He is an American

Check out Freedom Camping in New Zealand - Link

But there are rules and they must be obeyed - Link.

I'm just going to report this the way I found it.
By Melissa Reid Fox 8 News Reporter
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - There is a banana at large in Strongsville.

Police say that someone dressed up as a banana and attacked the Wireless Center's mascot, a gorilla, last week.
"I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla," said Brandon Parham, the manager. "The kid just speared our gorilla."

Parham and another employee witnessed the attack. "The kid was in mid-air, flying. He just looked like a Spartan from that movie '300,' except he was a banana," added Parham.

The Wireless Center uses the gorilla as an advertising tool on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

"After he got tackled, the gorilla just got back up and adjusted his head. He kept on waving his sign around," said Parham.

Police say the person dressed up as a banana split and headed south on Pearl Road.
According to Parham, the person who was wearing the gorilla costume will recover.

"This is just bizarre. It's really not normal of the food chain. That's not really how this works. The gorilla should have won," said Parham.

Police were unable to locate the banana. They believe it was prank.

Samuel Adams:

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men."

Investigators say a Massachusetts woman who was trying to perform repairs on her house ended up blowing it up instead.

The homeowner, identified as 52-year-old Laurie Beliveau of Taunton, got out of the house before the Sunday afternoon explosion and fire and no one was hurt.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said Monday that the woman was trying to repair her gas-fueled hot water heater and inadvertently removed the gas shut-off valve. This allowed gas to pour into the basement, where it ignited.

The blaze destroyed the single-family home after firefighters arrived.
(Of course what happened before they arrived helped)

Check out South Pacific wind patterns - Where New Zealand stands - Link

Makes Sense To Me - The Girls on Fox News - Link

Barstow California Bids To Host The Olympics - Link

- Click here for newspapers around the US, possibly your home town

- Click here for Weather Map of USA - Place cursor anywhere and see local weather

Car-jacker nabbed after senior-moment - A 64-year-old man in Geelong, Australia was arrested after the owner of the car he tried to steal called police. The ride stealing wannabe couldn't make a fast getaway because it took too much time to load his walker into the car! I'm not kidding.

"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that the government wants every citizen to prove that they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens."

Gas or Petrol
'Petrol' is used in most of the Commonwealth Countries while the term 'Gasoline is basically used in North American Countries. Etymology of petrol is also quite interesting. The word 'gasolene' first came into existence in 1865 which was modified to the modern spelling 'gasoline' in 1871. Initially any other fuel other than diesel or liquefied gas which could be used in engines was termed as gasoline. The word 'petrol' came into existence in early 1892. Carless-Capel & Leonard, a German wholesaler, was the first company to register 'petrol' as a trade name.
Source: The Origin Of - Link here

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Mr and Mrs W-W

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Barbara Kreusch Chrisman said:

I've read your story about your mother 'Goodbye Mom' (and selling your sailboat to make the last trip to see her) before, and I love it. Glad you included it for Mother's Day. Especially pleased to see you credit our loving heavenly father, God, for providing you the impetus to make the trip.
In Christ's love,
Nurse Barb


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