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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - June 29, 1999
Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?"
Expedience asks the question, "Is it political?"
Vanity asks, "Is it popular?"
But conscience asks the question, "Is it right?"
There comes a time when one must take a position that's neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must make it because his conscience tells him that it's right.
By Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior
This quote comes from his last Sunday morning sermon, delivered on March 31, 1968, Passion Sunday, at the National Cathedral (Episcopal) in Washington, DC. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1998.
(E-zine: THE FUNNIES Mailto:Andychap@aol.com)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I said a prayer for you today
and know God must have heard;
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke not a word.
I didn't ask for wealth or fame,
I knew you wouldn't mind,
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind.
I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day,
To grant you health and blessings,
And friends to share your way.
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small -
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all.
- Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN TEXAS WHEN. . .
+ You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water. . .
+ You can say 110 degrees without fainting. . .
+ You eat hot chili to cool your mouth off. . .
+ You can make sun tea instantly. . .
+ You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron. . .
+ You discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car. . .
+ You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance. . .
+ Hotter water comes from the cold water tap. . .
+ It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out in the streets. . .
+ You actually burn your hand opening the car door. . .
+ No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car.
+ Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and lay on the pavement and cook to death"?
+ You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
(E-zine: FAST EDDIE'S FUNNIES http://recommend-it.com/l.z.e?s=154533)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Little Johnny watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face.
"Why do you do that, mommy?" he asked.
"To make myself beautiful," she replied as she began to remove the cream with a tissue.
"What's the matter," asked little Johnny. "Giving up?"
(E- zine: JOKE OF THE DAY http://www.joke-of-the-day.com)
In 1964 the freighter Al Kuwait which was carrying 6,000 live sheep capsized and sank in Kuwait's harbor. The sunken ship with its decomposing cargo was presenting a serious threat to the country's water supply through its desalination processing plant.
To overcome the problem the ship had to be raised and moved to a safe place without falling apart and dumping its poisonous contents into the nation's water supply.
Karl Kroyer, a Danish engineer working in Kuwait came up with a novel idea. He pumped 27 million ping-pong balls into the freighter's hull which slowly raised it to the surface.
And where did he get this idea? From a Donald Duck comic book. Somebody sank Donald's boat and he and his feathered friends raised it by filling it with ping-pong balls!
(E-zine: DAILY ENCOUNTER http://www.actsweb.org/encounter.htm)
How can the ocean's temperature be measured with sound? . . . Answer tomorrow.