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Friday, October 31, 2008

Did you know Senator Stevens had been found guilty.


Did you know that Senator Ted Stevens tor has been found guilty of corruption? Okay congress and the senate is one of the few jobs that you can run for and hold a office after you have been in jail! The nice thing that even if he does resigns his office he still gets $120,000 a year. Now thats the life...

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 31

Did you know was Born today?

1981 Eddie Kaye Thomas - actor

1970 Linn Berggren - singer (Ace of Base)

1967 Vanilla Ice - rapper

1965 Rob Schneider - actor

1965 Annabella Lwin - singer (Bow Wow Wow)

1964 Mikkey Dee - rock drummer (Motorhead)

1963 Johnny Marr - guitarist (The Smiths)

1963 Fred McGriff - baseball player

1961 Larry Mullen - drummer (U2)

1956 Tony Bowers - bassist (Simply Red)

1955 Xavier Roberts - Cabbage Patch doll creator

1952 Bernard Edwards - disco bassist (Chic)

1950 Jane Pauley - TV host, news anchor, married to Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau

1950 John Candy - comedian, actor

1948 Deidre Hall - actress

1948 Mickey Rivers - baseball player

1947 Russ Ballard - singer, guitarist (Argent)

1947 Frank Shorter - Olympic track and field gold medalist, sportscaster

1944 Sally Kirkland - actress

1943 Brian Piccolo - football player (his battle with cancer is portrayed in movie Brian's Song)

1942 David Ogden Stiers - actor

1937 Tom Paxton - singer, songwriter, guitarist

1936 Michael Landon - actor

1931 Dan Rather - CBS-TV news anchor

1931 Michael Collins - Apollo 11 astronaut, author

1927 Lee Grant - actress (Oscar® winner, 1975)

1922 Barbara Bel Geddes - actress

1920 Dick Francis - author

1912 Dale Evans - singer-songwriter, wife of Roy Rogers

1902 Wilbur Shaw - auto racer (three-time Indy 500 winner)

1896 Ethel Waters - actress

1887 Chiang Kai-shek - Republic of China President

1795 John Keats - poet

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Noose around Palin manikin is not a hate crime

webassets/images.jpgDo you know what a hate crime is? A hate  occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership in a certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation.[1]  The reason that I choose to write this article is because they considered a noose around a Palin manikin as a hate crime…I think that the only crime that the young jerks that hung that manikin up is ‘ignorance’!  Now on the other hand I can understand why the noose around a black manikin head indicating that it’s Obama would be considered a hate crime. How quickly conservative’s memory has lapsed… How did they forget about all the lynching committed in the southern states against black people? Are you all that insensitive, did you really forget? Did you know that thousands of black men, women and children have been lynched? Did you know that the racial hatred that was thrust upon the black men and women of the world was done to them simply because some white guys got a royal hair up his ass and wanted to go out and make a point? It disturbs me that a white manikin hanging in the air is considered to be a hate crime. If you reviewed history I don’t think you could find a single case of white men getting drunk then going out and stringing up a white woman for kicks! Some how I just can not imagine that happening. But if we were to look back in time I do believe history could repeat itself with someone attempting a hate crime on Obama… Hint, hint the black manikin hanging in the air! Let’s be realistic, if you had a sure hand which one would you bet your last dollar on? Hatred on Palin or Obama?

Did you know these were the first blacks in Military

Did you know these African-American were the Firsts: Military

Combat pilot: Georgia-born Eugene Jacques Bullard, 1917, denied entry into the U.S. Army Air Corps because of his race, served throughout World War I in the French Flying Corps. He received the Legion of Honor, France's highest honor, among many other decorations.

First Congressional Medal of Honor winner: Sgt. William H. Carney for bravery during the Civil War. He received his Congressional Medal of Honor in 1900.

General: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., 1940–1948.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Colin Powell, 1989–1993

Did you know they police killed another black man?


Did you know that the police killed another black man? Did you know that he had a stick in his hand and thats why he received two bullets in his chest? There are many whites that are totally infuriated that blacks make claims of injustice. Whites think how can blacks have the nerve to say they(whites) are bias against black people... They are proud to tell everyone that blacks should not play the race card? Did you know when these crimes happen to an innocent black man, it was an accident... Why not once be infuriated that this crime of murder happened an understand that it happens too often? Did you know that if you were to count the number of black accidents that happen with police killing blacks, it is not really an oddity? Did you know that if you had a shooting accident one every ten years that would be too many! So now lets look at it from the prospective, what if you had over 10 shootings a year? The key is not that it happens but letting them get off with a slap on the wrist. Now, is that really a good example to set?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 29

Did you know who was born today?

1971 Winona Ryder - actress

1970 Toby Smith - keyboardist (Jamiroquai)

1970 S.A. Martinez - DJ, vocals (311)

1965 Peter Timmins - rock drummer (Cowboy Junkies)

1961 Randy Jackson - singer (The Jackson Five)

1955 Kevin Dubrow - singer (Quiet Riot)

1948 Kate Jackson - actress

1947 Richard Dreyfuss - actor (Oscar® winner, 1977)

1946 Peter Green - guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, solo)

1945 Melba Moore - singer

1944 Denny Laine - guitarist, singer (The Moody Blues, Wings)

1942 Lee Clayton - country singer

1922 Neal Hefti - composer (Batman theme)

1899 Akim Tamiroff - actor

1891 Fanny Brice - actress

1795 John Keats - poet

Did you know these trival facts?

There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.

Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

Scientists have discovered that copper pollution of the atmosphere occurred about 2500 years ago. This was discovered by analyzing ice cores from Greenland. The pollution was attributed to the Romans who used copper for military purposes and to produce coins.

Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass.

In a full grown rye plant, the total length of roots may reach 380 miles (613 km).

In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).

A large sunspot can last for about a week.

If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.

Boron nitride (BN) is the second hardest substance known to man.

The female Tarantula Hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 28

Did you know who was Born today?

1974 Joaquin Phoenix - actor

1967 Julia Roberts - actress

1962 Daphne Zuniga - actress

1961 Bob Melvin - Seattle Mariners manager (2003, 2004 seasons)

1955 Bill Gates - Microsoft founder and CEO

1952 Annie Potts - actress

1949 Bruce Jenner - 1976 Olympic gold medalist, sportscaster

1948 Rick Reynolds - guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948 Telma Hopkins - actress, singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn)

1945 Wayne Fontana - singer (The Mindbenders)

1944 Dennis Franz - actor

1941 Hank Marvin - lead guitarist (The Shadows)

1939 Jane Alexander - actress

1937 Lenny Wilkens - basketball player, coach

1937 Charlie Daniels - singer, guitarist, fiddler

1934 Jim Beatty - first to break the 4-minute mile

1929 Joan Plowright - actress, wife of actor Lawrence Olivier

1926 Bowie Kuhn - baseball commissioner

1914 Jonas Salk - polio vaccine discoverer

1907 Edith Head - costume designer

1902 Elsa Lanchester - actress, wife of actor Charles Laughton

1896 Howard Hanson - composer

1846 Georges Escoffier - gourmet chef

1842 Anna Dickinson - women's rights advocate

Monday, October 27, 2008

Did you know the power of a hand shake?

Did you know who was the first black player to play NHL hockey?

Did you know the first African-American to break the color barrier in Sports?




Major league baseball player: Jackie Robinson, 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers.














Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Jackie Robinson, 1962















NFL quarterback: Willie Thrower, 1953.


















NFL football coach: Fritz Pollard, 1922–1937.


















Golf champion: Tiger Woods, 1997, won the Masters golf tournament.

















NHL hockey player: Willie O'Ree, 1958, Boston


















World cycling champion: Marshall W. "Major" Taylor, 1899.












Tennis champion: Althea Gibson became the first black person to play in and win Wimbledon and the United States national tennis championship. She won both tournaments twice, in 1957and 1958. In all, Gibson won 56 tournaments, including five Grand Slam singles events. The first black male champion was Arthur Ashe who won the 1968 U.S. Open, the 1970 Australian Open, and the 1975 Wimbledon championship.












Heavyweight boxing champion: Jack Johnson, 1908.

















Olympic medalist (Summer games): George Poage, 1904, won two bronze medals in the 200 m hurdles and 400 m hurdles.













Olympic gold medalist (Summer games): John Baxter "Doc" Taylor, 1908, won a gold medal as part of the 4 x 400 m relay team.











Olympic gold medalist (Summer games; individual): DeHart Hubbard, 1924, for the long jump;













The first woman was Alice Coachman, who won the high jump in 1948.














Olympic medalist (Winter games): Debi Thomas, 1988, won the bronze in figure skating.
















Olympic gold medalist (Winter games): Vonetta Flowers, 2002, bobsled.











Olympic gold medalist (Winter games; individual): Shani Davis, 2006, 1,000 m speedskating.













Now if you didn't know, now - you know...










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Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 27

Did you know who was on Oct 27:
1967 Scott Weiland - singer (Stone Temple Pilots)

1958 Simon LeBon - singer (Duran Duran)

1952 Roberto Benigni - actor, director

1951 Jayne Kennedy - TV reporter

1949 Jack Daniels - guitarist, singer (Highway 101)

1942 Lee Greenwood - singer (God Bless the USA)

1939 John Cleese - actor, comedian

1933 Floyd Cramer - pianist

1928 Kyle Rote - football player, sportscaster

1924 Ruby Dee - actress

1922 Ralph Kiner - baseball player

1920 Nanette Fabray - actress

1914 Dylan Thomas - poet, playwright

1910 Fred De Cordova - producer, director

1858 Theodore Roosevelt - 26th US president (1901-09)

1782 Nicolo Paganini - violinist

1728 James Cook - British explorer

Friday, October 24, 2008

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 24?

Did you know who was born today?

1980 Monica - singer

1979 Ben Gillies - drummer (Silverchair)

1962 B.D. Wong - actor

1948 Dale 'Buffin' Griffin - rock drummer (Mott the Hoople)

1947 Kevin Kline - actor (Oscar® winner, 1988)

1946 Jerry Edmonton - drummer (Steppenwolf)

1939 F. Murray Abraham - actor (Oscar® winner, 1984)

1937 Santo Farina - steel guitarist (Santo and Johnny)

1936 Bill Wyman (William George Perks) - bassist (The Rolling Stones)

1936 David Nelson - actor, brother of singer Ricky Nelson

1930 The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) - singer

1923 Denise Levertov - poet

1911 Sonny Terry - singer, harmonica player

1904 Moss Hart - playwright, director

1900 Preston Foster - actor

1891 Molina Trujillo - President of the Dominican Republic

1855 James Sherman - 27th US Vice President (1909-12)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Did you know about zero tolerance

I recentely had a technical problem with a company so I called to resolve the issue. After several minutes of conversation with the customer service representive I found out this person was not able to help me. So I asked her name again and wrote it down and asked to speak to her supervisor. Ofcourse she went own to explain that her supervisor was going to say exactly what she die... I kindly reminded that person that her supervisor does not answer to her but she answers to him... So could I please speak to him. Now the reason that I ask to speak to the supervisor, was because I was following the chain of command. Which is what you should do anytime you have a question comment or concern in regards to a issue or complaint with any company! Now the supervisor came on the phone and was the absoulte rudest person that I had ever talked to in my life, who claimed that she was a Manager. She told me what she was not going to do anything and she did not care... I went on to tell her that if she did not believe nothing else that she should believe that I was going to call to report her because how she acted was not a good representation of that company... She was proud to give me her name and a number to call, saying that she ran her department and no one was over her. So, I called the number and it was the wrong number but they transfered me right back to her same department. So I started explaining the issue to another supervisor that had just happened to field my call. As he listened to me explain my problem he stated that he was very sorry, then he looked at the call log. The next comment that he made surprised me... that person was nothing more than a supervisor like him. He asked me to hold on a minute while he found his manager. Now when the manager came to the phone, he explained that he was briefely brieded on what had happened by the supervisor and he asked me to explain what happen in my own words. So I explained to him in great detail what had happened, he appoligize and helped me reolve the issue that I was having. Now before the manager got off the phone he said that the situation that happened with that supervisor would be taken care of immediately. So now here is where we get to zero tolerance... Because that person was rude to me that was unexceptable and was grounds for termination! The company pulled the call records and listen to the call and immediately fired that person on the spot...

Please always remember that every company has a protocal that they must follow. If you are not happy with the actions of any individual within a company you have a right to follow the chain of command.

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 23?

Did You know who was Born today?

1968 Junior Bryant - fiddler, singer (Ricochet)

1966 David Thomas - R&B singer (Take 6)

1966 Brian Nevin - drummer (Big Head Todd and the Monsters)

1962 Doug Flutie - NFL quarterback

1959 'Weird' Al Yankovic - parody singer

1954 Dwight Yoakam - singer, songwriter

1947 Greg Ridley - bassist (Spooky Tooth)

1942 Michael Crichton - author, film director

1940 Pelé - all-time soccer great

1935 Chi-Chi Rodriguez - golf champ

1925
Johnny Carson - comedian, TV host



1918 James Daly - actor

1906 Gertrude Ederle - first woman to swim English channel

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Did you know there is a secret to buying a car?


I received a question the other day about how to buy a car and get a good price.

So San ask me "How can she get a good price when she buys a car"? So because I used to sell car I will share a few things for the common buyer to know

Did you know that when a car sits on a car lot longer than a month that the dealership has to pay interest on that unit until it is sold?

Did you know that a smaller dealership is less likely to haggle on price.

Did you know that the more elite the car the less likely they will be willing to negotiating the price.

Did you know that a dealership that does a lot of advertising are more willing to work with you as far negotiating a price.

Did you know when dealerships advertise to sell a car at a great price, that they are trying to move that car?

Did you know what every car dealership has a Pack? A pack is what a dealership figures as a added cost to fix minor problems on a car.

Did you know that the price the dealership paid for the car is added with the pack.The price of the car + pack = total price.

Did you know that the Total Price is what most dealership will sell a car for, although if you are really set on your price negotiate to not pay the pack...

Did you know when you purchase a brand new car you loose 25% of what you paid for the car?

Did you know that if you purchased a brand new car drove it off the lot and came back the next day and tried to sell the car you paid $30,000 dollars for that the dealership would offer you about $22,000 dollars for that same car?

Did you know that you can buy a pre-owned car with 5 to 10,000 miles, can save you as much as 8 to 10,000 off the retail price.

Did you know that the absolute best time to buy a car is when the new models are coming out, that is September /October.

What do I need to know when I am ready to buy?

Did you know that you should always do your homework before buying any car... Know the value of your car and the value of the car you interested in. That way they don't steal your trade.

Did you know that stealing a trade is when the dealership offers you less money for your trade, than its actually worth!

Did you know that you should always have a car fax done on any car that you buy?

Did you know that if you buy a car "as is" you are still protected by the Lemon Law?

Did you know to never discuss the trade-in until after you have agreed on a purchase price. Also keep in mind that you may receive more money selling your present car privately than by trading it in.

Did you know to always test drive the car. Make sure you test it on hills, highways, and stop-and-go traffic. Check out its heating, defrosting and air conditioning systems and make sure all electronic features are working well.

Did you know to not sign any agreement with blank spaces. Make sure all items are filled in correctly and that you receive copies of the paperwork.

Did you know that you should always get all agreements for fixing things something broke in writing, without that its your word against theirs!

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 22?


Did you know who was Born today?

1985 Zac Hanson - singer, drummer (Hanson)

1968 Shaggy - reggae singer

1968 Shelby Lynne - country singer

1966 Valeria Golino - actress

1963 Brian Boitano - figure skater (Olympic gold medalist, 1988)

1960 Cris Kirkwood - rock bassist (Meat Puppets)

1953 Patti Davis - author, daughter of US president Ronald Reagan

1952 Jeff Goldblum - actor

1945 Eddie Brigati - singer (The Young Rascals)

1945 Leslie West - singer, guitarist (Mountain)

1943 Bobby Fuller - singer, guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

1943 Catherine Deneuve - actress

1942 Annette Funicello - actress

1939 Tony Roberts - actor

1939 Ray Jones - bassist (Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas)

1938 Christopher Lloyd - actor

1938 Derek Jacobi - actor

1925 Robert Rauschenberg - artist

1920 Timothy Leary - psychologist, 1960's LSD advocate

1920 Mitzi Green - actress

1917 Joan Fontaine - actress (Oscar® winner, 1941)

1907 Jimmie Foxx - baseball Hall of Famer

1844 Sarah Bernhardt - actress

1811 Franz Liszt - composer

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Did you know what the heaviest brain weighed?


The most powerful laser in the world, the Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA, generates a pulse of energy equal to 100,000,000,000,000 watts of power for .000000001 second to a target the size of a grain of sand.

The fastest computer in the world is the CRAY Y-MP C90 supercomputer. It has two gigabytes of central memory and 16 parallel central processor units.

The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.).

The deepest part of the ocean is 35,813 feet (10,916 meters) deep and occurs in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. At that depth the pressure is 18,000 pounds (9172 kilograms) per square inch.

The largest cave in the world (the Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia) is 2,300 feet (701 meters) long, 980 feet (299 meters) wide, and more than 230 feet (70 meters) high.

The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus, with an estimated surface temperature of 864 F (462 C).

The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.

The first electronic digital computer (called ENIAC - the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was developed in 1946 and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes.

The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.

The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Did you know that a dog can not eat?



Did you know that dogs can not eat? Chicken bones, chocolates, nuts such as macadamia, avocadoes, onions and grapes or raisins. AT ALL COSTS, AS IT CAN BE FATAL TO DOGS. Alos avoid pork meat as it causes digestive system to be upset.

Dogs only know one thing and that is if you are eating it they want some of it...

These are some foods that dogs can eat but make sure once you open Pandoras Box that you are prepared to keep feeding that pup what you eat!

These are the kind of foods that dogs can eat,they can eat any kind of white meat such as boiled, unsalted chicken , chicken thighs, breast, stew beef meat, turkey, but make sure to boil well .they can also eat eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, white or brown bread but very rarely only, veggies such as carrots, peas, beans, broccoli, lima beans, fruits such as bannanas, apples are also fine.

Did you know these trival facts?


Did you know these trival facts?

Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.


The Skylab astronauts grew 1.5 - 2.25 inches (3.8 - 5.7 centimeters) due to spinal lengthening and straightening as a result of zero gravity.


An inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain water is equivalent to 15 inches (38.1 centimeters) of dry, powdery snow.


Tremendous erosion at the base of Niagara Falls (USA) undermines the shale cliffs and as a result the falls have receded approximately 7 miles over the last 10,000 years.


40 to 50 percent of body heat can be lost through the head (no hat) as a result of its extensive circulatory network.


A large swarm of desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can consume 20,000 tons (18,160,000 kilograms) of vegetation a day.



The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.


The largest flying animal was the pterosaur which lived 70 million years ago. This reptile had a wing span of 36-39 feet (11-11.9 meters) and weighed 190-250 pounds (86-113.5 kilograms).


Now if you did not know, now - you know...



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Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 20?


Did you know who's was Born today, Oct 20?:

1971 Snoop Dogg - rapper

1964 David Ryan - drummer (Lemonheads)
1964 Jim Sonefeld - drummer (Hootie and The Blowfish)
1958 Mark King - bassist, singer (Level 42)
1953 Tom Petty - singer, guitarist (Traveling Wilburys, solo)
1951 Al Greenwood - keyboardist (Foreigner)
1945 Ric Lee - drummer (Ten Years After)
1942 Earl Hindman - actor (Home Improvement)
1939 Jay Siegel - singer (The Tokens)
1936 Bobby Seale - civil rights activist, Black Panthers cofounder
1935 Jerry Orbach - actor
1932 William Christopher - actor (M*A*S*H)
1931 Mickey Mantle - baseball hall of famer
1928 Dr. Joyce Brothers - psychologist
1925 Art Buchwald - humorist
1922 Herschel Bernardi - actor, voice of Charlie Tuna in TV commercials
1913 Grandpa Jones - country singer
1905 Ellery Queen - mystery author
1888 Bela Lugosi - actor
1859 John Dewey - philosopher
1856 James Mann - US Congressman, author of the Mann Act

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Did you know who were the first African-American in Government?

The first African-American in Government were...



Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio.















State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.
















Mayor of major city: Carl Stokes, Cleveland, Ohio, 1967–1971.












The first black woman to serve as a mayor of a major U.S. city was Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly, Washington, DC, 1991–1995.







Governor (appointed): P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872–Jan. 13, 1873, during impeachment proceedings against the elected governor.
















Governor (elected): L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia, 1990–1994.








The only other elected black governor has been Deval Patrick, Massachusetts, 2007–











U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey became a Congressman from South Carolina in 1870 and was reelected four more times.










The first black female U.S. Representative was Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman from New York, 1969–1983.


















U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels became Senator from Mississippi from Feb. 25, 1870, to March 4, 1871, during Reconstruction.
















Edward Brooke became the first African-American Senator since Reconstruction, 1966–1979.











Carol Mosely Braun became the first black woman Senator serving from 1992–1998 for the state of Illinois.











(There have only been a total of five black senators in U.S. history: the remaining two are Blanche K. Bruce [1875–1881] and







Barack Obama (2005–2008 ).












U.S. cabinet member: Robert C. Weaver, 1966–1968, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Lyndon Johnson;






the first black female cabinet minister was Patricia Harris, 1977, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Jimmy Carter.










U.S. Secretary of State: Gen. Colin Powell, 2001–2004.









The first black female Secretary of State was Condoleezza Rice, 2005–.








Major Party Nominee for President: Sen. Barack Obama, 2008. The Democratic Party selected him as its presidential nominee and he became the first black President 2008

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Did you know that More than 5 billion crayons are produced each year

Did you know that more than 5 billion crayons are produced each year
More than 100 billion crayons have been produced so far. The first crayons consisted of a mixture of charcoal and oil. In the early 1900s, cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith developed a nontoxic wax crayon. Binney's wife, Alice, attached the French word for chalk, craie, with "ola," from oily, to form the Crayola name. Their first box of Crayola crayons were sold for a nickel in 1903.
The first Crayola crayons came in a box of eight colours: black, blue, brown, green, orange, purple, red and yellow. By 1957, 40 new colours were introduced. Today there are more than 120 crayon colours, including Atomic Tangerine, Blizzard Blue, Mango Tango, Outrageous Orange, Laser Lemon, Screamin' Green and Shocking Pink. Over 5 billion crayons are produced each year.

Did you know these facts about the Constitution


Did you know these facts about the Constitution

Established on November 26, 1789, the first national "Thanksgiving Day" was originally created by George Washington as a way of "giving thanks" for the Constitution.

One of the amendments in the original Bill of Rights that the states considered was a requirement that each representative in the House of Representatives only represent 50,000 people. It did not pass and that is a good thing because that would mean today that we would 5,990 representatives! Today we have 435 representatives because that is the number of chairs that will fit in the House chambers in the U.S. Capitol. So every ten years, after the census is taken, Congress divides the population by 435 and decides how many representatives each state gets.

Virginia was the most populous state when the Constitution was ratified and today it is California. Six states have only one representative. Rhode Island, which was the least populated in 1787, now has two representatives.

At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest.

The original Constitution is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, it was moved to Fort Knox for safekeeping.

More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution.

Did you know that these Three Newspapers Endorse Obama

Did you know that these three newspapers endorsed Obama? Many people and corporation like the fact that Obama's appeal transcends racial and party lines.

St. Petersburg Times:
In Clinton, we see the past; in Obama, we see a fresh start. Clinton is a divisive political figure; Obama's appeal transcends racial and party lines. She exudes competence; he radiates optimism. She came to the campaign with a sense of entitlement; he came to it with a sense of possibilities. She can be evasive, even misleading; he can be refreshingly candid about his own shortcomings and his political mistakes. She represents business as usual in politics; he at least offers the hope of something better.

The Gainesville Sun:
As much as any candidate in either party, Obama has electrified audiences, engaged those who normally disdain politics and captured the imagination of younger Americans who need to be more engaged. The biracial candidate who rarely talks about race, he resonates the politics of hope and personifies the politics of change.


The Tuscaloosa News:
[H]e has leadership qualities beyond his years. He is a brilliant and persuasive speaker. He is a unifier who honestly hopes to break the capital's partisan gridlock. And while some of his rivals for the nomination have more years of experience, Obama has quickly learned the territory in his relatively short time in Washington.

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 18?

Hey John did you know who was Born today:
1974 Peter Svensson - guitarist (The Cardigans)
1962 Vincent Spano - actor
1961 Wynton Marsalis - trumpeter, bandleader
1961 Erin Moran - actress
1960 Jean Claude Van Damme - actor
1958 Thomas 'Hit Man' Hearns - boxer
1952 Keith Knudsen - drummer (The Doobie Brothers)
1951 Pam Dawber - actress (Mork & Mindy)
1947 Laura Nyro - singer
1947 Joe Morton - actor
1943 Russ Giguere - guitarist, singer (The Association)
1942 Willie Horton - baseball player
1939 Mike Ditka - football player, coach, sportscaster
1934 Inger Stevens - actress
1933 Forrest Gregg - football player
1933 Peter Boyle - actor
1928 Keith Jackson - sportscaster
1927 George C. Scott - actor (Oscar® winner, 1970)
1926 Chuck Berry - singer, guitarist
1925 Melina Mercouri - actress
1919 Pierre Trudeau - Canadian Prime Minister (1968-79)
1918 Bobby Troup - actor, composer (Emergency!)
1902 Miriam Hopkins - actress

Friday, October 17, 2008

Did you know who's birthday is today, Oct 17?


Did you know who was Born today:



1972 Eminem (Marshall Mathers) - rapper, actor
1972 Wyclef Jean - singer
1971 Chris Kirkpatrick - singer (N Sync)
1968 Ziggy Marley - reggae singer
1963 Norm Macdonald - comedian, actor
1958 Alan Jackson - country singer
1955 Sam Bottoms - actor
1948 George Wendt - actor (Cheers)
1948 Margot Kidder - actress
1947 Michael McKean - actor
1946 Jim Tucker - guitarist (The Turtles)
1942 Gary Puckett - singer (Gary Puckett and The Union Gap)
1941 Alan Howard - bassist (Brian Poole and The Tremeloes)
1940 James Seals - singer, guitarist (Seals and Crofts)
1938 Evel Knievel - motorcycle daredevil
1927 Tom Poston - actor
1926 Beverly Garland - actress
1920 Montgomery Clift - actor

1918 Rita Hayworth - actress
1915 Arthur Miller - playwright
1912 John Paul I (Albino Luciani) - Roman Catholic pope, died 33 days into his term
1909 Cozy Cole - jazz drummer; played with Louis Armstrong
1902 Irene Ryan - actress (The Beverly Hillbillies)
1900 Jean Arthur - actress
1880 Charles Kraft - Kraft Food Company co-founder
1837 Richard Johnson - 9th US Vice President (1837-41)

Did you know there was a convicted felons in Congress




Did you know there was a convicted felon in Congress? Now currently there are no felons in Congress.Upon conviction you get expelled. I had to look it up Larry Craig had a misdeameanor. Jim Traficant was the last member to be expelled after being convicted on 10 felony counts. Interestingly he ran for his old seat while in prison serving an 8 year jail sentance and got 15% of the vote. It seems while you can't be a convicted felon and vote but you can run for office as one. Now W G. Bush has never been convicted of a felony. His convictions were all misdeameanors.
Did you know that the state of Illinois has passed legislation that if any elected official is convicted of a felony, he or she automatically forfeits retirement benefits. Such a law discourages taking kickbacks and bribes.

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