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Happy Thanksgiving




Reflection




Heaven must have an awesome music scene


George Michael - Father Figure, lyrics



That's all I wanted
Something special, something sacred
In your eyes
For just one moment
To be bold and naked
At your side
Sometimes I think that you'll never
Understand me
Maybe this time is forever
Say it can be

That's all you wanted
Something special, someone sacred
In your life
Just for one moment
To be warm and naked
At my side

Sometimes I think that you'll never
Understand me
But something tells me together
We'd be happy

(Baby)
I will be your father figure
(Oh baby)
Put your tiny hand in mine
(I'd love to)
I will be your preacher teacher
(Be your daddy)
Anything you have in mind
(It would make me)
I will be your father figure
(Very happy)
I have had enough of crime
(Please let me)
I will be the one who loves you
Until the end of time

That's all I wanted
But sometimes love can be mistaken
For a crime
That's all I wanted
Just to see my baby's
Blue eyed shine
This time I think that my lover
Understands me
If we have faith in each other
Then we can be
Strong

CHORUS

If you are the desert
I'll be the sea
If you ever hunger
Hunger for me
Whatever you ask for
That's what I'll be

So when you remember the ones who have lied
Who said that they cared
But then laughed as you cried
Beautiful Darling
Don't think of me

Because all I ever wanted
It's in your eyes baby, baby
And love can't lie, no...
(Greet me with the eyes of a child)
My love is always tell me to...
(Heaven is a kiss and a smile)
Just hold on, hold on
I won't let you go, my baby

chorus

Forever Young

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,

Bob Dylan


The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken

WOW!

The cure for boredom is curiosity.

There is no cure for curiosity.  

Dorothy Parker



Corgi acts like a spud


Potato or not



or both a pota and not a pot, or neither a pota nor not a pot... pot is none other than not pota and not pot is none other than pot. The same can be said of fries, mash, chips and au gratin.

from the spud Sutra

Just butts & boobs





Artist:  by Julia Heffernan

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Good persuasion tactics

There's a thing/book called The One Sentence Persuasion Course.

It explains why people abandon their friends and family to join cults. It explains why people wake up and find themselves in abusive relationships. It explains the majority of advertisements out there. It even explains the current president of the United States. 

Here it is: People will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, assuage their fears, justify their failures, confirm their suspicions, and throw rocks at their enemies. If you get to the core of what that means, and how to do that, there's very few other persuasion tactics you need to know.



A wise person is one who doesn’t exhibit his knowledge, but keeps some things to her/himself. It seems when dealing with people who are very insecure and fearful, but have power, (as in tyrants, authoritarians, and paranoid persons, if in a vulnerable position, best to not thump one’s chest about being smart and perceptive. they just see it as a challenge, and will go about trying to level you (chip you down to size to reduce their fears).

The safest places - some insights

For any human is fundamentally unpredictable, as peace on earth can never be guaranteed.

We should seek our own peace of mind instead — wherever we are.

The only safe place is in your soul. We’re all going to die, early or late, so why spend so much time looking for a place when you know your ticket is marked anyway. Rather live your life in a way that you live as if you are about to die, ie not out of fear!

In terms of the world, and again taking all factors into consideration, San Marino or Liechtenstein are easily the safest places… unless of course Russia decides to invade Europe. So really, if you are looking for safety, you came to the wrong planet.


For political safety I would choose Japan. I was there a month ago and never felt unsafe - even in Tokyo day and night - neither terrorism nor nut cases running around with guns! I would move there if it was easy and affordable.

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As well, the country is so kind, so super well-organized - the highest level of infrastructure, clean (I saw a piece of garbage on the street one day and joked with my wife that I should take a photo of it), clean-enough air, flowers everywhere, strong sense of environmental protection/recycling, and what seems more bicycles than cars, so pretty peaceful/quiet (Buddhist temples everywhere, which likely accounts for their calm, tolerant demeanor).
In the US? Probably a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania. Pretty much no danger from any weather there. Not much crime. Good access to public transportation between cities (less driving = more safe). 
In the world? Probably an upscale section of a medium sized city in Germany, Switzerland, or Austria. Again, no natural disasters, little crime, great safe public transportation, no dangerous wildlife.



From Quora Where is the safest place in the world
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It's Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. 

Pete Hegseth