Friday, June 27, 2008
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."
"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
BE BLESSED & BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS !!!!!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Putting aside the moral and financial issues revolving around giving computers to children, selecting a laptop computer for anyone of any age can be a difficult task. You can see laptops advertised for as little as $400 (after rebates) to as high as $3000 and more. It is tempting to take the cheap approach, thinking that if they ruin it in a few weeks then you are out only $400 vs. $2000. However, as soon as you mention the word GAMING, it can change the entire scenario depending on the type of game. It would be similar to walking into a car dealer and asking for a car that gets ok mileage, can keep up with traffic on the expressway, is easy to park and primarily used to commute to work… and then adding, I would also like to take it to the track on weekends and race it. The big question is what kind of GAMING. There is one level of gaming like Solitaire, Scrabble and Free Cell which any computer can play and then there are the high end games such as Counter Strike, F.E.A.R and Quake, which can require higher end computers with faster processors, more memory and better video cards. If your children start getting into the higher end games, the type of computer you choose can make a big difference in what they can do and how fast they can do it. Playing some of these games is one thing but actually competing is another.
If you start with the basic laptop for about $500 you typically get a 14.1 or 15.4” screen, low end processor (Celeron or equiv), 1 gig of ram, mid to small mechanical hard drive, Windows Vista Basic and a total weight of about 6 lbs. Now that you have this basic $500 laptop the price starts to increase as you start changing the size and quality of the screen, the overall weight, battery life and the individual components such as Processor, Memory, Video Processor and hard drive. You generally pay extra for either smaller lighter weight models as well as larger screen models. So go ahead and select the best, you will see that laptops are the best investment as of date.
1 litre warm water
1/4 teaspoon household bleach
11/2 tablespoons sugar
10 millilitres of vinegar or squeeze a lemon
Dissolve the sugar in the warm water, than add bleach and vinegar. Chill the mixture before use. The sugar serves as an energy source, the vinegar as an acidifier to lower the pH of the water and prevent blockages in the stem, and the bleach works as a bactericide to destroy microscopic bacteria.
Monday, June 23, 2008
She was expecting something like this............
But her husband presented her with something very different...
No prizes for guessing what happened to the husband!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
1 Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2 hard at work at his desk. He works independently, without
3 wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
4 thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and always
5 finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
6 measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7 breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8 vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9 knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
10 classed as an asset employee, the type which cannot be
11 dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
12 promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13 executed as soon as possible.
Addendum: That idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only the odd numbered lines!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Although this looks like a scene from a Hollywood movie this is in fact a real photo taken near the South African coast during a military exercise by the British navy. It had be nominated by National Geographic as 'photo of the year'
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
* Check the website's privac policy. Some may allow unrestricted access to posted contents. As much as possible restrict access to ur contents.
* Seriously consider omitting ur full name, address, phone number or details that may allude to ur password.
* The Internet is open to public so post only those contents wich u dont mind strangers from knowing. After all u cant take it back.
* Be aware that personal photos can be altered.
* Don't believe everything u read online. report anything that u find suspicious to the local police or to ur website.
Once I asked my friend, "What is the secret behind your happy married life?"
He replied, "You should share responsibilities with due love and respect to each other. Then absolutely there will be no problems."
I dint understand how and so i asked him to explain. And this was his reply, "In my house, I take decisions on bigger issues where as my wife decides on smaller issues. We do not interfere in each other's decisions."
Still not convinced, I asked him for some examples.
He said," Smaller issues like which car we should buy, how much amount to save, when to visit home town, which Sofa, air conditioner, refrigerator to buy, monthly expenses,what to eat,when to cook,whether to keep a maid or not etc are decided by my wife. I just agree to it"
I was curious."Then what is your role?"
To that he replied," My decisions are only for very big issues. Like whether America is justified in attacking Iran, whether Britain should lift sanction over Zimbabwe, whether to widen African economy,should L.K.Advani lead the NDA,Weather Elections should be held in Karnataka during may or november, whether Sachin Tendulkar should retire etc etc. "Do you know one thing? My wife NEVER objects to any of these decisions".
Over the weekend, I filled up my car's fuel tank, and I thought fuel has become really expensive after the recent price hike.But then I compared it with other common liquids and did some quickcalculations, and I felt a little better.
To know why, see the results below - you'll be surprised at how outrageous some other prices are !
Diesel (regular) in Mumbai : Rs.36.08 per litre
Petrol (speed) in Mumbai : Rs.52 per litre
Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre
Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre
Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre
Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre
Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre
Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre
Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre
Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre Rs. 500 for a litre of WATER???!!!
And the buyers don't even know thesource (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre
Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre
Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre
And this is the REAL KICKER...
HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!
Now you know why computer printers are so cheap ? So they have you hookedfor the ink !
So, the next time you're at the pump, don't curse our honorable Petroleum Minister - just be glad your car doesn't run on cough syrup, after shave,coffee, or God forbid, printer ink !
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Researchers at the University of Florida asked subjects to exercise on a static bike underwater for 45 minutes, first in water at 20degrees C, then in water at 33 degrees C. They also spent 45 minutes just resting. After each session they spent an hour in a room full of food, without being told that their calorie intake would be monitored.
After exercising in cold water the subjects ate 44% more calories than after the warm-water exercise and 41% more than after just resting. It seems that body temperatures affects post-appetite, which may explain a previous study that found women who swam lost less weight than those who ran or cycled.
Monday, June 16, 2008
John Grisham, was born in
In 1984 at the
The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. That second book, The Firm, became the 7th bestselling novel of 1991. Grisham then went on to produce at least one work a year, most of them widely popular bestsellers. He is the only person to author a number-one bestselling novel of the year for seven consecutive years (1994–2000).
Grisham returned briefly to the courtroom in 1996 after a five-year hiatus. According to his official website, he "was honoring a commitment he made before he had retired from the law...representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars...Grisham successfully argued his clients' case, earning them a jury award of $683,500" Another tie to the legal community that he continues to hold is his seat on the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent through DNA testing after they have been convicted.
He has become very famous in
· A Time to Kill
· The Firm
· The Pelican Brief
· The Client
· The Chamber
· The Rainmaker
· The Runaway Jury
· The Partner
· The Street Lawyer
· The Testament
· The Brethren
· The Summons
· The King of Torts
· The Last Juror
· The Broker
· The Appeal
The Indian man said to the American, You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely girl from a village whom I haven't even met once. We call this arranged marriage. I don't want to marry a woman whom I don't love...I told them that openly and now have a hell lot of family problems."
The American said, "Talking about love Marriages...I'll tell you my story. I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated for 3 years.
"After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father's father-in-law.
My daughter is my mother and my wife my grandmother.
More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father's brother and so he my uncle. Situations turned worse when my father had a son.
Now my father's son i.e. my brother is my grandson.
Ultimately, I have become my own grand father and I am my own grandson.
And you say you have family problems..Gimme a break!!"
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Teaching your dog to come to you every time is a skill to train like any other. The best way to do this is to start up close. Three times a day, for about two weeks, stand one metre away from your dog and say “Princess, come.” Use a cheerful voice and give her a treat when she gets to you. Make sure you’re close enough that she’s guaranteed to be successful every time. Gradually add distance and distractions. Your call should always mean treats, fun and attention.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
there will always be sunshine, after the rain ....
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall,
But God's always ready,To answer your call ...
He knows every heartache, sees every tear,
A word from His lips, can calm every fear ...
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, in dawn's early light ...
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
To give you His grace,and send you His love...
Whatever your cross,whatever your pain,
"God always sends rainbows .... after the rain ... "
To get out of difficulty, one must usually go through it !
The final verdict: The judge ruled that it was for situations like these that the remote was invented and threw the case off the court.
** Get your puppy a crate for sleep, travel and housebreaking.
** Choose a vet immediately. Ask friends for recommendation.
** Bring a dog to obedience class right away.
** introduce him to lots of people and animals early on. Get him used to sounds (vacuum cleaners) and experiences (car rides).
** Adopt 2 cats-if you can. They do well with a friend.
** If a kitty circles as if she’s looking for something, or races to a corner of the room, show her the litter box. She’ll learn where it is fast.
** Keep an eye on kids and other pets until kitty adjusts.
•The first thing is to listen to the name. We’re often so pre-occupied that we don’t actually hear it.
•After hearing the name, spell it in your head, repeating it a few times to ingrain it on your brain.
•If you hear an unusual name, inquire about its origins. The extra info will help make it more unforgettable.
•Repeat the name during your conversation.
•Change the name to something that sounds like it but conjures up an image. The sillier it is, the better it works.
Please note. These are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
->Subtle hints do not work!
->Strong hints do not work!
->Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Interestingly few people practice yoga vigorously enough to burn many calories doing it. The study speculates that yoga instead makes you more “body aware” and perhaps teaches you discipline that you can apply in other areas of life. Here are a few tips you need to consider when starting out in your mystic journey:
-> Find an edge where you are challenged but not overwhelmed.
-> Pay more attention to the internal experience than outer performance.
->Try to become more aware of even your small movements.
->Note what you are saying to yourself as you practice.
->Communicate effectively to ensure the job is done properly first time round.
->Finish one task before you go on to the next.
->Stop thinking that it takes too long to delegate responsibility-it will pay off over time, especially if the task needs to be done many times.
->Recognize when you have more energy and do the tougher jobs then.
-> A short walk away from the office at lunchtime will improve productivity.
->Avoid very tight schedules: factor in time for unexpected delays.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Love Vs Addiction: Don’t confuse a genuine love of work with an addiction. Work addicts suffer withdrawal symptoms if detached form their job and find that work alone defines and controls their self-esteem, public image and well-being.
Family Vs Work: Workaholics are detached form the emotional concerns of the rest of the family. While critical of every detail of housekeeping, they are reluctant to help with the chores, because it takes them away from their ‘real’ work.
Health Hazards: These sincere people are often stressed out plodders, perpetually swamped in paperwork and routine chores. They are sitting candidates for heart disease and other physical and psychological problems.
The Cure: If your organization forces you to be a workaholic, get out while you can. Return to the hobbies of your youth. Renew old friendships and make new ones.
Be realistic: If you equate relaxation with idleness, a drastic change of pace will be hard at first. Ease yourself into a new lifestyle. Slow down everything. Take up something that doesn’t immediately seem productive like meditating and bird watching.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Dark circles under the eyes?---Use concealer with a suitable pink, peachy or yellow undertone to neutralize the blue and green in circles- ad avoid plum, purple and red shades of shadow.
Pimples?---Rub on a paste of baking soda and water at night to dry it out by morning.
Dull complexion?---Wet a washcloth with warm water and squeeze lime juice. Press onto your face for a few minutes; repeat three times to make your skin glow.
Chapped lips?---To exfoliate lips apply petroleum jelly or a face scrub to a soft toothbrush and gently rub on lips. Apply lip balm.
Monday, June 9, 2008
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Friday, June 6, 2008
Sweet marjoram and lemon balm are said to be good for cheering you up.
Mint is cleansing and invigorating.
Lavender is a soothing addition to the bath or pillow.
Camomile and fennel are good for aiding digestion and a restful night’s sleep, as an infusion or in a herb pillow.
To infuse use whole leaves, fresh or dried, and brew as you would for a pot of tea for five minutes. Sweeten with honey if desired. Have a life devoid of stress and also enjoy the lush greenery within your house.
•It could make you thinner. It is seen that the less sleep you get, the higher is the body mass index.
•It could boost your memory. Sleep plays a key role in making new memories stick in the brain. Research showed that people who were shown a complex finger movement like a paino scale recalled them better after 12 hours’ sleep than 12 hours’ wakefulness.
•It can fight colds, ulcers, even cancer. Good sleep boosts the immune system. A study of elderly people suffering depression showed that those with disturbed sleep had fewer disease fighting cells in their blood.
•It can slow down aging. Persistent sleep debt has been shown to affect carbohydrate metabolism and hormone function in a way that may increase the severity of age related chronic disorders.
•It could keep you on the straight and narrow. If you’re a child that is. The depression and low self-esteem often associated with just being a teenager actually correlates with sleep shortage. And young kids who sleep poorly are more likely to take to drink and drugs in adolescence.