I was surfing You Tube and found a video that explains the solution for energy. A perpetual motion machine has been constructed. Enjoy this video which makes it very easy to understand.
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Yesterday evening, the report that radio news broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey had passed away in Arizona came across the wire. I felt almost as if a relative had passed. You see, my dad has always been a news junkie, and there was nobody better at getting out the news and comment on AM radio than Harvey. I remember my dad’s radio dial on both his old flatbed truck and the Datsun B210 set to the AM channel where Harvey came on. Specifically I remember hearing Harvey in the afternoon when my dad would pick me up from school at Sarasota’s South Side Elementary when I was in kindergarten. His signature phrase “Stand by for the news” let you know that you were about to receive the current happenings that were news worthy without any bias. “Page 1”, then “Page 2”, and so on, each piece of news compiled in concise factual fashion. He did use personal comment but it was only after the factual pieces of news had been presented. Following the news, he would always tell a story of victory, redemption, hard work, against the odds success, or character development. Many times it was a story about a person, company, or organization you already knew, but with an element or piece of historical fact that you did not know. As he told the story, somewhere in the middle, you already had a picture of the wonderful triumph or determination the individual or group had, but he would leave you with a cliff hanger, unaware about whom he was talking. Then when he would come back to his last radio segment, he would give you “The rest of the story” and all mystery was revealed.
His familiar voice which was absolutely perfect for the radio will be missed. At the time of his passing, he was 90 years old and still active as a broadcaster. I am a little sad today thinking that I will never hear another new broadcast by Paul Harvey.
-For 5 months, overtime has been virtually non existent for me. I have worked 2 days of OT since September.
-New graduating classes, rough job market (people are hanging on to the job they have), and projects closing out combined to turn 5-10 overtime slots into 3 or more extra personnel every day, more or less.
-The only way to get overtime was to wake up on your off day at 4 AM and call in to see if the shift was running short from call outs or new projects that popped up.
-Today will is the third day of OT for me in the past 3 weeks. It’s very helpful considering that I am going on vacation.
-Today also marks a raise for me, which is going to be amplified by my OT.
-I interviewed on Monday for operations. I have been told that 40 people are fighting for 15 job openings. In all, I feel my chances are pretty slim this go around, but if this door is shut then I trust God.
-Hind sight is 20/20. I have learned so much from all my mistakes and even successes. God is so good even when (especially when) I don’t deserve it.
-This year is about 18% over. It seems like we just celebrated New Year’s Day. Wow!
-I can’t wait to get my $13 extra each week in my paycheck. This is what Democrats call a substantive tax cut.
-What’s up with Pelosi dancing around like a giddy school girl during Obama’s address to the congress? How did she get where she is?
–What is the website number to track porkulus spending?
- Mayhem, madness, chaos, and pandemonium could have been the words to describe the technical aspects of today’s service, the last before the new year begins. I say could have because those words do not describe the service this morning because of the excellent work of Mike, Alex, Jesse, and Ritz.
- The lights, sound system, and other technical equipment were out of whack before service started, but Alex, Mike, and Ritz jumped on it and fixed the situation.
- We were short on microphones because Zech had a problem getting to church today while we all thought Zech had the equipment with him. Alex decided to mic the bass drum, and provide Jesse and Reina with mics. We had to scrap “It Is You” and replace it with another song.
- Mike B was on the drums, Jesse on rhythm guitar, and I was on bass, while Jesse led vocals and Reina sang back up.
- We sang “Point of Difference”, “Say So”, “Holy is the Lord”, and “Mighty To Save”. For the meet/greet, Jesse did his best Darius Rucker impression while singing “Time” to welcome the new year. It was pretty cool, except at the end we didn’t really get it down in either service. De-d-deh deh.
- During the message, Travis reminded us of some of the memories over the past year that were interesting, funny, touching, exciting, and wonderful. Overall, it was just a great Sunday morning.
- It was also cool to have some of my cousins in the second service and to go to lunch with them. That was a treat.
For another persepective on the Sunday morning at Life Pointe in Homestead, be sure to check out these quality bloggers and their Sunday wraps when they’re posted:
Chris Day gives his Sunday Morning Tossed Salad
Ritz writes a Goosfaba
Trav has a Wrap Up
Kelly makes a Chick Kabob
Jesse sometimes writes From the Stage
I know it’s Christmas Eve, but I had to use this opportunity to post today’s quotable which comes from the dialogue Republic by Plato.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Necessity gave birth to this beauty below. We were at practice last night and we needed a microphone stand but all we had was a projector stand. So Jesse and Zech found a way to make a mic stand out of it.
Christmas day is almost here so Marcela and I wanted to get a Christmas picture of jolly ole St. Max for the blog today, especially for Ela. Marcela had a little flashing hat. The funny thing is that he didn’t even try to take the hat off.
Aside: The pictures are taken with my new Curve, which for some reason takes better pictures than the old one.
- As of last Friday, it is Christmas season. I always consider the Christmas season starting as soon as Thanksgiving day is over.
- Marcela has already packaged and wrapped presents and put up a couple Christmas trees. Max even had a Santa hat on last night. He didn’t like it very much.
- I finished the last of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey today. I made turkey salad and in the words of cousin Eddy, “it was gooo-ooood.”
- We watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer clay-mation show two nights ago. We plan on watching Santa Claus is Coming to Town this weekend. Those are two of my favorite Christmas specials.
- My all time favorite Christmas movies are:
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- A Christmas Story (what kid wouldn’t want a Red Rider BB Gun?)
- Home Alone
- Sean Avery of the NHL’s Dallas Stars was suspended indefinitely for calling his ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert of 24 his “sloppy seconds” because she is now dating another NHL player. Many people are crying “FREE SPEECH VIOLATION!” For those who are constitutionally challenged, this is no 1st Amendment violation.
- While I do not agree with a harsh suspension due to the lack of even-handedness across the NHL to players who have said much worse, it is the discretion of the NHL to determine what language reflects poorly on them concerning his player conduct clause in his $15.5 million 4-year contract. The Standard Player Contract he signed specifically states that his conduct reflects on the NHL on and off the rink and “must be held to the highest standard of honesty, morality, fair play, and sportsmanship, and to refrain from conduct detrimental to the best interest of the Club, the League or professional hockey.”
- My disagreement is not that the NHL does not have the right to do such, but that they are coming down hard on this idiot for insulting his Ex while they have done little more than a slap on the wrist for some players who have made racist comments, physically attacked players on the ice unprovoked, and have committed felonies off the rink. The NHL got this one wrong, but so did Avery. Maybe he will learn to keep his mouth shut.
- I got my Curve in the mail yesterday. It is set up and running smoothly. My old BlackBerry has been spotty, signal was degrading, camera stopped working, and battery was fading. I had about 5 days left on my Warranty when I called to see about a new phone. That saved me hundreds of dollars.
- Originally, I had the charcoal colored Curve, and they sent me the red Curve in the mail. I like the red one better!
- Our fantasy football league is winding down with one more regular season game followed by the two game playoffs. Right now, Mark Similey and I are the only two who have wrapped up our playoff spot. Ritz, after starting 6-1 has lost 4 of his last 5 and really needs to win his last game to make the playoffs. Jesse who also started 6-1 has lost 4 of his last 5 and needs to win this week to ensure that he makes the playoffs.
- This has been a super competitive league. 3 teams are stilly vying for 2 playoff spots in the final week. No teams had clinched until the second to last week of the season. I have never seen a league with so much parity. I have also only been in a league one other time with Trav when he did not make the playoffs. That was the year that the commish cheated and we both set the earth on fire before being kicked out of the league.
- Marcela and I purchased bicycles on Black Friday. I got a cool little mountain bike for all the mountains here in FL, and Marcela got a multi-speed hybrid.
- I have to go, Max just did something bad!
As you can see, the current models are pretty much in agreement that the storm will either hit Cuba, go between Cuba and the Keys, or hit the lower Keys directly. We are anything but out of the woods yet, but I feel better this evening than I did this morning.