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  • #501107
    supergold
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    Member since: May 9, 2009
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    supergold

    I received the following email today and just had to share it…

    To realize
    The value of a sister/brother
    Ask someone
    Who doesn’t have one.

    To realize
    The value of ten years:
    Ask a newly
    Divorced couple.

    To realize
    The value of four years:
    Ask a graduate.

    To realize
    The value of one year:
    Ask a student who
    Has failed a final exam.

    To realize
    The value of nine months:
    Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

    To realize
    The value of one month:
    Ask a mother
    Who has given birth to
    A premature baby.

    To realize
    The value of one week:
    Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

    To realize
    The value of one minute:
    Ask a person
    Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

    To realize
    The value of one-second:
    Ask a person
    Who has survived an accident.

    Time waits for no one.
    Treasure every moment you have.
    You will treasure it even more when
    You can share it with someone special.

    To realize the value of a friend or family member:
    LOSE ONE.

    Remember…
    Hold on tight to the ones you love!

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #501109
    Emelle
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    Emelle

    Thank you Supergold-that is really thoughtful,and we can identify with it in our own way.

    #501111
    supergold
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    supergold

    Quote of the day..

    Needing someone
    is like needing a parachute

    If he isnt there the first time
    Chances are you won’t need him again

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #501113
    supergold
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    Member since: May 9, 2009
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    supergold

    It’s easy to remember the good old days and to overlook the bad,
    but the peace that we earn and the lessons we learn,
    are from the mixture of life that we had.
    For how would we know what happiness is
    if we never had sadness to bear,
    and how would we know we were needed
    if we never had someone to care.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #501115
    supergold
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    supergold

    Good friends are like stars.
    You don’t always see them but you always know they are there.

    Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who let in the light!

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper…The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #501117
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes

    #501119
    supergold
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    supergold

    SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

    You may have heard of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison barb. Well….there’s MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

    Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

    The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who’d like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

    The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

    The prisoners get the benefit of about $0..28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals..

    I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand.

    He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 – $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later… We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

    Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.
    Now he’s in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn’t doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He’s kind of a ‘Git-R Dun’ kind of Sheriff.

    TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO

    HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ) who created the ‘ Tent City Jail’:
    He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

    He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but ‘G’ movies.

    He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

    Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn’t Get
    Sued For Discrimination.

    He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

    When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It’s Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.

    He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value.

    When the inmates complained, he told them, ‘This Isn’t The Ritz/Carlton……If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Come Back.’

    More On The Arizona Sheriff:

    With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports:
    About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued
    Pink Boxer Shorts.

    On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.

    Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

    ‘It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,’ Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. ‘It’s Inhumane.’

    Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: ‘It’s 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear,
    But They Didn’t Commit Any Crimes,So Shut Your Mouths!’

    Way To Go, Sheriff!

    Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes – not live in luxury until it’s time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can’t afford to have for themselves.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #501121
    cameo
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    Member since: October 11, 2006
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    cameo

    Delete.

    #501123
    benny
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    benny

    Cameo

    ________________________________WHY___________________________

    #501125
    supergold
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    Member since: May 9, 2009
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    supergold

    MOTHERS

    Real Mothers don’t eat quiche;
    They don’t have time to make it.

    Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
    Are probably in the sandbox.

    Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
    Filthy ovens and happy kids.

    Real Mothers know that dried play dough
    Doesn’t come out of carpets.

    Real Mothers don’t want to know what
    The vacuum just sucked up…

    Real Mothers sometimes ask ‘Why me?’
    And get their answer when a little
    Voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’

    Real Mothers know that a child’s growth
    Is not measured by height or years or grade…
    It is marked by the progression of Mummy to Mum to Mother…..

    The Images of Mother

    4 YEARS OF AGE – My Mummy can do anything!

    8 YEARS OF AGE – My Mum knows a lot! A whole lot!

    12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother doesn’t know everything!

    14 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue.
    .
    16 YEARS OF AGE – Mother? She’s so five minutes ago.

    18 YEARS OF AGE – That old woman? She’s way out of date!

    25 YEARS OF AGE – Well, she might know a little bit about it!

    35 YEARS OF AGE – Before we decide, let’s get Mum’s opinion.

    45 YEARS OF AGE – Wonder what Mum would have thought about it?

    65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mum.

    The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

    The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
    Because that is the doorway to her heart,
    The place where love resides.
    The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
    But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
    It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
    Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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