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Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma from Turandot with flyby of Italian Air Force exhibition team
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The year was 1918. This will boggle your mind.
The year is 1918. “One hundred years ago.”
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1918:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.
A dentist $2,500 per year
A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.
And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza.
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write.
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!” (Shocking?)
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!
I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself. From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a matter of seconds!
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
Looking for a good job in Florida?
Sally Mulligan of Coral Springs, Florida, decided to take one of the jobs most Americans are not willing to do. Sally applied for a job in a Florida lemon grove and seemed to be far too qualified for the job. She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan and had worked as a social worker and a school teacher. The foreman frowned and said, “I have to ask you, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?” Well, as a matter of fact, I have,” she said. “I’ve been divorced three times, owned two Chryslers, voted twice for Obama, and once for Hillary.” She starts in the morning.
Bible Leson of the Day
In the Beginning, G-d Created Balance
G-d was missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael the archangel, found him resting on the seventh and he inquired, “Where have you been, G-d?”
G-d smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.”
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, “What is it?”
“It’s a planet,” replied G-d, “and I’ve put life on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a place to test ‘Balance.'”
“Balance?” inquired Michael, “I’m still confused.”
G-d explained, pointing to different parts of Earth.
“For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I’ve placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things…”
G-d continued pointing to different countries. “This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.”
The Archangel, impressed by G-d’s work, then pointed to a land area and said, “What’s that one?”
“That’s Texas, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful trees and gardens, a beautiful river, and days filled with sunshine. The people from Texas are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be, extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things.”
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, “But what about balance, G-d? You said there would be ‘balance.'”
G-d smiled, “I will create California. Wait till you see the idiots I’ll put there.”
The man who gets to work in a flying machine
The man who gets to work in a flying machine. Phil Clarke-HillTom Prideaux-Brune uses an engine-powered paraglider to get to work in Wiltshire, England.
A Must Read: Largest Insane Asylum in the World !
LARGEST INSANE ASYLUM IN THE WORLD
Interesting that the LA Times did this. All the others are staying away from it.
Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, this should be of great interest to you!
Just One State – be sure and read the last part… Try for 3 times.
This is only one State.. If this doesn’t open your eyes, nothing will!
From the LA. Times:
1 . 40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card. (Donald Trump was right)
2. 95%of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in LA are Spanish-speaking.
10. In LA County, 5.1 million people speak English; 3.9 million, speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people, in LA County.
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
Over 70% of the United States’ annual population growth, and over 90% (of California, Florida, and New York), results from immigration.
Also, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
We are fools for letting this continue.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Send copies of this letter, to at least two other people.To 100, would be even better.
This is only one State…If this doesn’t open your eyes nothing will, and you wonder why NANCY PELOSI wants them to become voters!
IF YOU DON’T AGREE, JUST DELETE — IF YOU DO PASS IT ON!
WHERE DO WE GET THESE MORONS?
Windfall Tax on Retirement Income .. Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people “you’re so darn stupid that we’re going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you”. Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. In other words, tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren’t going to believe this.
Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds)!
Alas, it is true – all to help the 12 Million (only 12 million?) Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!
This woman is frightening. She quotes.. ‘We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn’t Marx say something like this?) in our country; and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.
When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied: We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as Americans.
(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.) ‘Lower your retirement; give it to others who have not worked, as you have’ for your money.
Send this on to your friends.
This woman is out of her mind!!!
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I think all sports fans will get a kick out of this letter written to the Chicago Tribune. No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this is funny. This guy is hilarious…
Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins: Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly jilted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.
Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive.
Gone. It’s offensive to us white folk. The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives. I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names.
Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.
Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.
The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic.
Wrong message to our children. The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.
The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.
So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.
As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California.
Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???
I always love your articles and I generally agree with them.
As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the “Foreskins” to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Washington DC.
The Italian Fidelity Test
I was a very happy man. My wonderful Italian girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me. It was her beautiful younger sister. My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight mini skirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate because she never did it when she was near anyone else. One day her ‘little’ sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome. She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister. Well, I was in total shock, and couldn’t say a word. She said, “I’m going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.” I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door, opened the door and headed straight towards my car. Lo and behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping! With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law to be put down his shotgun, and hugged me and said, “We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn’t ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.” The moral of this story: Always keep your condoms in your car!
Taking art to the people. . .
|BRILLIANT! “Night Watch” by Rembrandt (brought to life) |
The Rijksmuseum museum in Holland had an idea: ‘Let’s bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more – at the museum.’
They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, “Night Watch” and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself!
BEFORE YOU CLICK on the link below…take a good look at the painting above, then click to enjoy the video.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/ a6W2ZMpsxhg?feature=player_ embedded
How the world came to run on coffee How the world came to run on coffee – BBC Reel
How the world came to run on coffee – BBC ReelIn just a few centuries, the world has developed a two-billion-cups-a-day habit. Made On Earth – a new series …
On the first day after his divorce, he sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.
On the second day, he had the movers come and collect his things.
On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, a bottle of spring-water, 3 cans of sardines.
When he’d finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar, and some sardines into the hollow center of the curtain rods.
He then cleaned up the kitchen and left.
On the fourth day, the wife came back with her new boyfriend, and at first all was bliss.
Then, slowly, the house began to smell.
They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.
Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!…People stopped coming over to visit.
Repairmen refused to work in the house…The maid quit.
Finally, they couldn’t take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later – even though they’d cut their price in half – they couldn’t find a buyer for such a stinky house.
Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.
Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.
Then the ex called the woman and asked how things were going. She told him the saga of the rotting house. He listened politely and said that he missed his old home terribly and would be willing to reduce his divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.
Knowing he could have no idea how bad the smell really was, she agreed on a price that was only 1/10 nth of what the house had been worth … but only if he would sign the papers that very day.
He agreed, and within two hours her lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.
A week later the woman and her boyfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home and to spite the ex-husband…….they even took the curtain rods! I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING, DON’T YOU?
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No knees taken here. KC Chiefs playing the Raiders. After military flyovers were eliminated at large events, a group of guys in Kansas City who do some formation flying in their own planes decided they’d volunteer to pick up the slack. They invited a couple of other groups to join them and before they knew it they had 48 guys with their own airplanes signing up to join in. If they had more time, they probably would have gotten an even larger group as people kept joining and a 49th was added near the event. One additional feature of the flyover was the use of pink smoke for cancer awareness. The folks from the Guinness Book were there and are expected to confirm it as the largest formation flight ever. And to top it off, the crowd set the record for the loudest gathering at a football stadium.
Sound up, click link, watch full screen to view one superb flyover – – –
THE YEAR WAS 1956...
Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging7 cents just to mail a letter?
If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.
When I first started driving, who would havethought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.
Did you see where some baseball player just signeda contract for$50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the President.
I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.
It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I seewhere a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.
It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
I‘m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.
The fast food restaurant isconvenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.
There is no sense going on short trips any morefor a weekend. It costs $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.
No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it’s too rich for my blood.
If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
Know any friends who would get a kick out of these,pass this on! Be sure and send it to yourkids and grand kids, too!
The year was 1956 – That’s 64 years ago!
This is the breed of dog that went into the cave after the ISIS terrorist leader Baghdadi . . . The Belgian Malinois
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TED Talk about Trees
“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard.
Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances.
Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
A Canadian researcher specializing in “tree communication” gives cogent reasons for us humans to save species before it’s too late.
This TED talk (about 16 minutes) will fascinate you.
Native Indian tribes worldwide have expressed their belief that some trees communicate with each other.
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Sixty years of life in 5 minutes . . . here today, gone tomorrow.
Gas prices in 1939
Men protesting prohibition, 1925
In 1918, you could buy a home from a Sears catalog for under $1300
A man promoting himself during The Great Depression, 1930s
1958 Plymouth model and price chart
In 1898, Bayer begins mass production of heroin as a remedy for coughs and colds
Unknown man during the Great Depression. (1932)
No Beatle Haircuts (1965)
Instructions on How to Open a New Book.
Jewish people protesting in Ellis Island against their deportation back to Germany. (1936)
Marriage Broker advertisement, 1889
Mister Merry’s play lighter toy with bubble gum cigarettes from the 1960s
The cost of living in 1938
Vintage Swanson ad featuring a variety of frozen dinners you can eat while watching TV.
Harley Davidson Mobile Booking Cage, 1920
They didn’t mince words on this anti-smoking sign in Illinois from 1915!
Sale on men’s suits in 1920
Just Divorced in 1934
Lucy and Desi in a Philip Morris cigarette ad, 1952
How babies traveled on airplanes in the 1960s
Inventor C.H. Gaunt wears a gas mask and tests his patented gas-proof pet shelter on a small dog in 1940
Doctors use an x-ray machine to aid in inserting a catheter into the large blood vessel of the patient’s heart, 1947
Posing in front of Mark Twain the 1,341 years old, 331 ft tall giant Sequoia, California, 1892
The first drive-in theater in the state of California opened in Los Angeles, 1935
General Electric television ad from 1951
This 1904 Car was a Joint Venture Between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce
The Steam-Powered Stanley “Steamer”