Friday, December 20, 2013

I knew this. I don't think statins are good for you ... at all

I wish everyone I know would do this..

I wish all my friends who are democrat / liberal leaning or who believe government is any answer to anything or watch MSNBC or believe anything said by them, or who were brought up to think that welfare was best conducted by government would take the few hours to receive from this basic course on economics. I really wish those in our government who supposedly are leading us (Starting in the oval office) would take this course. Few in our government seem to grasp basic economics. Maybe this would be a start?

IT'S FREE. COSTS NOTHING but a few hours of your time over a few weeks. Ignorance is not bliss, it is costing us all everything. This level of basic econ is never taught or if it is taught it is taught badly. I'll admit, economics is a hobby of mine, it has served me well. IF you are poor and can't seem to get out of the hole... this might help you to see the way up and out.

People are perishing for a lack of knowledge.

How Sad this Whole Duck Dynasty is... it is showing who is really lost... among Christians


on "The Duck Commander"

Relearning lessons

I got a guy who owes me a couple thousand dollars. I was compassionate on him. Told him not to worry about it. When he could pay me back, he should. Then he went out and bought a thousand dollar DOG. I need to talk to him. Some people think that when you give them money... it's free. Character is being real about these things. IF you owe money to someone, go to them and say... I can't pay you right now... most of the time they will simply forgive the debt. To assume there is none is bad character and I add people to that list often.

Wise Advice

A blonde driving a car became lost in a snowstorm. She didn't panic however, because she remembered what her dad had once told her. "If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snow plow to come by and follow it."

Sure enough, pretty soon a snow plow came by, and she started to follow it. She followed the plow for about forty-five minutes.

Finally the driver of the truck got out and asked her what she was doing. And she explained that her dad had told her if she ever got stuck in a snow storm, to follow a plow.

The driver nodded and said, "Well, I'm done with the Wal-Mart parking lot, do you want to follow me over to Best Buy now?"

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jesus in the Coffee Shop

A Republican man in a wheelchair entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. He looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?"
The waitress nodded "yes," so the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.

The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked,

"Is that Jesus, over there?"
The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat."

The third patron to come into the restaurant was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about gettin' me a cold mug of Budweiser?" He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that God's boy over there?

The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give him a cold beer.
"On my tab," he said loudly.

As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Republican felt strength come back into his legs, got up, and walked out the door, thankful to Jesus.

Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up, and grateful to the Lord, he raised his hands, praised the Lord, and walked out the door.

Then, Jesus walked towards the Democrat, just smiling.

The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me...I'm collecting disability."

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Why Bitchy and Argumentitive Women get WORSE if you are Compliant men

I heard about this study.  I happen to agree.  If a woman is constantly disagreeable it's because she is so insecure that she needs validation the only way she understands, and that is to be argued with.  If that's withdrawn she doesn't become happier, but angrier and more bitchy.  I know several overly compliant men who are exactly in this situation because they haven't the guts to stand up to their wives.  Tell they they are wrong and set them down.  That will garner respect and quiet the anger.

Psychiatrists say it is because women need love and affection and men need respect.  So it's a strategy to get what both want.   This study is a case in point. Here's how it all went down:

Based on the assumption that men would rather be happy than be right," and so, as part of the test, this guy, "was told to agree with his wife in all cases." No matter what, she was right.  She was not in on it.  The wife had no idea that this was a test, that this was a research project.  "However, based on the assumption that women would rather be right than be happy, the doctors decided not to tell the wife why her husband was suddenly so agreeable," because one day, the husband was agreeing with everything.

Whatever she said, whatever request, whatever command, he did it.  Whatever opinion she expressed, he agreed, and they wanted to find out if that would promote marital harmony.  If the man... Notice upon whom the burden falls here. If the man would simply subordinate what he thinks is right to what his wife thinks is right, the theory is, everybody's be happier.  So they put it to the test.

"Both spouses were asked to rate their quality of life on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the happiest) at the start of the experiment and again on Day 6." They were supposed to rate and record their quality of life on the 1-to-10 scale. "It's not clear how long the experiment was intended to last, but it came to an abrupt halt on Day 12.  'By then the male participant [the husband] found the female participant to be increasingly critical of everything he did,' the researchers reported."

Despite the fact he was agreeing with her every time something came up. He was doing everything she wanted. Every request, from "take out the trash" to "do the dishes" to, "Why don't you do this?" whatever, she was always right, and he agreed with it, and there wasn't one challenge -- and she became increasingly critical of him as time went on. It did not promote the harmony that they all expected.

It did just the act opposite.  She became so disagreeable, so critical, that he "couldn't take it anymore, so he made his wife a cup of tea," and on day 12 he revealed that they were part of a research study that she hadn't been let in on.  "That led the researchers to terminate the study."  The whole thing's blown.  When the wife knows what's going on, the whole research project is blown.

"Over the 12 days of the experiment," spearmint, for those of you in Rio Linda, "the husband's quality of life plummeted from a baseline score of 7 all the way down to 3. The wife started out at 8 and rose to 8.5 by Day 6. She had no desire to share her quality of life with the researchers on Day 12, according to the report."  By day 12, this couple practically hated each other.  The wife had lost all respect for the husband; the husband was miserable.

Remember, the test was he's just to agree with her, 'cause the premise here is if you take a lot of friction out of life, you're happy. Forget about being right, forget about being dominant. Just whatever. Just be bipartisan.  Just try to make the other person like you.  Don't disagree at all.  Don't have any argument. Don't have any bickering.  Whatever the other side wants, agree with them. Compromise!

It led to utter disaster and near divorce in 12 days.

Because the wife, rather than be made happy by a constantly agreeable husband, began to nag him even more.  No matter what he did, it wasn't good enough.  No matter how strenuously he agreed, she didn't believe it.  No matter what was going on, every effort the husband made to remove any friction whatsoever, all it did was add it.  "[T]he team was able to draw some preliminary conclusions. 'It seems that being right, however, is a cause of happiness, and agreeing with what one disagrees with is a cause of unhappiness,' they wrote."

What Kevin is Doing Now

He now has a job working in an upscale restaurant in an upscale mall in Dallas. He is "DOING COFFEE". Very happy for him and here's a photo of him in his native habitat. The name of the place is Green House Market.

Monday, December 16, 2013

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