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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Poison is in our minds - Change oneself to change others!

We don't expect the World to change. But if we changed ourselves, we will change the World.
Cheers!

A long time ago in China , a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn't get along with her mother-in-law at all.
Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law's habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.

Days passed, and weeks passed. Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing Li-Li's poor husband great distress.
Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-law's bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it! Li-Li went to see her father's good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs.
She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all.

Mr. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, 'Li-Li, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you.'
Li-Li said, 'Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do 'Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs. He told Li-Li, 'You can't use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body.

Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving. Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspects you, when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. 'Don't argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen.' Li-Li was so happy. She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law. Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper! , obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.
After six months had passed, the whole household had changed.. Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument with her mother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.
The mother-in-law's attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in-law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter. Li-Li's husband was very happy to see what was happening. One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again She said, 'Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep the poison from killing my mother-in-law. She's changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her.'

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. 'Li-Li, there's nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her.'

HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they will treat you?
There is a wise Chinese saying: 'The person who loves others will also be loved in return.'
God might be trying to work in another person's life through you.
Send this to your friends and spread the love..

Remember, if you ignore this message nothing will happen.
No one will die or fall sick. But... if you share this with others you may change their life.
After all you have got nothing to lose but a lot to gain.

'A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one'
  


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Man with no arms and no legs crosses Channel 10 hours ahead of schedule



Sept. 17, 2010: Jim Wood named as USA Swimming acting national team head coach; Ventura Deep Six Relay Team completes first day of 202-mile swim; Philippe Croizon set to become first quadraplegic to cross English Channel; Swimming World to receive award at USAS convention for disability swimming coverage.

Philippe Croizon, who list his limbs in an electrical accident, swam across the English Channel 10 hours faster than expected.


By Peter Allen

Last updated at 11:28 AM on 20th September 2010 - Daily Mail


A man with no arms and no legs was today celebrating becoming the first to swim across the English Channel - arriving a full 10 hours ahead of schedule.

Philippe Croizon, a 42-year-old who lost all of his limbs in a freak accident, achieved the incredible feat using specially designed prosthetic flippers.

The Frenchman set off from Folkestone, Kent, at 8am on Saturday morning and reached Wissant, near Calais, just before 9.30pm.

Philippe Croizon has become the first man with no arms or legs to swim across the English Channel - arriving a full 10 hours ahead of schedule

Philippe Croizon has become the first man with no arms or legs to swim across the English Channel - arriving a full 10 hours ahead of schedule

Croizon, 42, achieved his remarkable feat using specially designed prosthetic flippers

Croizon, 42, achieved his remarkable feat using specially designed prosthetic flippers

'I did it! It's mad!' were Philippe's first words on arrival, saying he wanted to become 'a representative of someone overcoming his restrictions.

'I've done this for myself, for my family, and for all those who have suffered tragedy and lost their taste for life,' added the father-of-two.

He swam at a constant 2mph - only slightly slower than an able bodies swimmer -  in relatively good weather, and was accompanied by dolphins for part of the crossing.

Philippe had been expected to take some 24 hours to finish the 21 mile swim, but in fact did it in just over 13 hours.

On arrival he was telephoned by Nadine Morano, France's families minister, who praised his 'exceptional athletic performance'.

Croizon lost his limbs in 1994 after he was hit by a 20,000 volt charge during his work as an electrician

Croizon lost his limbs in 1994 after he was hit by a 20,000 volt charge during his work as an electrician

She said: 'This heroic act proves that nothing is impossible when you believe in man.'

In 1994 Croizon was working as an electrician when he was hit by a 20,000 volt charge from a power line as when he tried to take a TV  aerial off the roof of a house.

Medics had to amputate all of his limbs, but as lay in his hospital bed he saw a documentary about Channel swimming and was inspired.

Croizon trained for around 30 hours a week for more than two years, mainly on France's Atlantic coast.

Philippe's special fins which allowed him to swim were attached to his leg stumps.

He also wore attachments on his arm stumps, but these solely allowed him to balance, and to make sure he headed in the right direction. They also helped stop him getting sea sick.

Philippe will now join a pantheon of heroes who have made their names swimming the Channel in exceptional circumstances.

The first ever monitored swim across Strait of Dover was by Englishman Matthew Webb in 1875 and took 21 hours and 45 minutes.

In 2005 German swimmer Christof Wandratsch broke the Dover-Calais record, trimming 14 minutes off the previous record from 1994.

Wandratsch swam approximately 21 miles across the Channel in seven hours and three minutes.

The amputeee trained for 30 hours a week for more than two years ahead of his record-breaking swim

The amputeee trained for 30 hours a week for more than two years ahead of his record-breaking swim



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UnWelcome Doormats



Saturday, September 25, 2010

Super Sexy CPR!



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Friday, September 24, 2010

Steve Bridges Impersonates Arnold Schwarzenegger



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Steve Bridges as George Bush



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South Australia's version of Lady Gaga's Meat Dress



Steve Bridges as Obama - Comedy Impression - Pt 1



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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Could Kelly Slater be the best athlete ever? No seriously?

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Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:31pm PDT

Could Kelly Slater be the best athlete ever? No seriously?

By: Chris Mauro, GrindTV.com

Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater won the Hurley Pro Saturday at Lower Trestles, the same San Clemente, Calif. venue where he won his maiden victory as a pro nearly 20 years ago to the day.

Of course, if and when any mention of his win makes the mainstream sporting press in the U.S. it's likely to be shoehorned between coverage of the latest hot dog-eating contest and a brawl between college mascots.

Yet this win in particular should be acknowledged because it marks a milestone in sports that's rarely -- if ever -- reached. I'm biased, of course, so I'll ask you to shoot my theory down by answering the following question off the top of your head: Please name an athlete -- any athlete -- who's been the dominant force in their respective sport for a span of two decades?

Mind you, I'm not talking about somebody who's hung around the top level for 20 years with a single title or two to show for it. Sports history is rich and thick with lovable legends who've endured like Brett Favre, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, even George Foreman. Yet there's a large chasm between enduring and dominating -- as in being the primary gravitational force that others must orbit around. Favre, Ryan, Ripken and Foreman were all that force for a time, no doubt, but for 20 years? Nope.

Find me somebody who, let's say, holds the record for being the youngest and oldest world champion. Whose career win percentage over two decades was near 80% and climbing. Who 20 years after his debut win as a pro, recaptured a lead in the race for yet another world title, maybe a 10th? Somebody who's owned the top slot in their sport's All-Star voting 15 times, and year-after-year humbles a fresh set of young rookies -- even those less than half his age -- who are allegedly coming to dethrone him. Yep, those are just a few of Slater's stats.

I've been racking my brain to trying to come up with somebody else. I even asked my buddies deep inside Y!Sports and ESPN for help. Surely they'd know someone? "A bowler? poker player? billiard champion?" In their defense, they were buried in NFL and MLB drama and had little time for such silliness from an Action Sports guy. Nevertheless, they politely threw me some meat just to appease me, Jordan, Armstrong, Navratilova and Bonds. I didn't want to rile them by telling them Slater's stats trump all of the above.

I dug deeper, only to find that most athletes who rule for two full decades come from sedentary sports, like golfing, curling, angling or lawn darts. Or they spend their careers in idle positions that are highly specialized, like pitching, punting or goal keeper.

Arnold Palmer and the Golden Bear are good examples of golfers who enjoyed marathon careers. Jack won his first championship in his early 20s, and The Masters when he was 46. Yet, even according to Golf Magazine, the 70s was the only decade he owned, while Palmer ran the show in the 60s.

Tiger Woods is the obvious man-to-beat now. And though Woods (the first golfer to ever hit the gym?) is four years younger than Slater, and just 14 years into his pro career, his reign will undoubtedly surpass all comers. But that's still TBD for now, especially since Woods is slumping after his recent foray into public relations hell.

Mariano Rivera is arguably right there with Tiger. He's been baseball's dominant closer for 15 solid years. And he stands a decent chance of going five more years since, well, he only throws a handful of pitches per week.

Admittedly, I'm operating under a completely deranged definition of an athlete, especially compared to the contemporary excuse for one. I weigh all of them against an ancient Roman scale that involves lions, tigers and The Colosseum -- an imaginary venue where today's sedentary athletes would become breakfast, brunch or lunch at best.

I know this sounds like an absurd notion. There's simply no way a surfer can enter the conv


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Australia please please be Careful



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'Islamization' of Paris a Warning to the West



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A hidden camera shows streets blocked by huge crowds of Muslim worshippers and enforced by a private security force.
This is all illegal in France: the public worship, the blocked streets, and the private security. But the police have been ordered not to intervene.
It shows that even though some in the French government want to get tough with Muslims and ban the burqa, other parts of the French government continue to give Islam a privileged status.

How To Get Permission To Play Golf...

Four married gentlemen happily went golfing...

During the 4th hole, the following conversations took place:

First Guy:
You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out golfing this weekend...I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in
the house next weekend.

Second Guy:
That's nothing; I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool.

Third Guy:
Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her.

They continue to play the hole when they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word. So they ask him : 'You haven't said anything
about what you had to do to be able to come golfing this weekend.
What's the deal?'

Fourth guy:
I just set my alarm for 5 am. When it went off, I gave the wife a slap on her ass and said: 'Golf course or intercourse? '
She said: 'Wear
sun-block."

Reasons To Only Show Your Face!



If you're going to be dumb you better be real tough!



Sunday, September 19, 2010

Superb wildlife photography



China's Got Talent - Peacock Dance [with English Subtitles]



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Very moving story. Be patient and watch the video till the end for a surprise.

A VERY SIMPLE MAN WITH LOVELY THOUGHTS AND EXCELLENT VALUES!

Exactly, that's what men should do!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dog (Pls forward to as many people as possible. HELP THEM!!!)

Humans are cruel animals

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