An excellent read and Some Zen teachings.

Hi There,


73 and I'm Tired

An Excellent short read - pass it on!I can really relate to this one.......
By Robert A. Hall

I'm 73 Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers;" of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery;" of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari’a law tells them to.

I'm tired of being told that, out of "tolerance for other cultures," we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America and Canada , while no American nor Canadian group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off?

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 73.. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughters and grandson.

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
This is your chance to make a difference.
"I'm 73 and I'm tired." If you don't forward this you are part of the problem."Never complain about growing old, far too many people have been denied that privilege."


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'ALTERNATIVE' ZEN TEACHINGS

1.
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow.. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.

2.
Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.

3.
No one is listening until you fart.

4.
Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.

5.
Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

6.
If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.

7.
Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

8..
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

9.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

10.
If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.


11.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

12.
Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree.

13.
Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.

14.
Good judgment comes from bad experience ... and most of that comes from bad judgment.

15.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16.
There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.

17.
Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

18.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

19.
We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our arse - then things just keep getting worse.

and lastly number 20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

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Have a look at this and try not to laugh - Impossible!

He must be a very well trained dog as it would be darn near impossible for a dog to think that a statue could be alive and able to toss something for him to catch ...... Dogs work purely on smells and I doubt if the statue was giving off any aromas that would make him think that the statue would or could want him to play catch ......






Cheers, Kate xxx.