Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Pilot Father's Tough Love...


Most people today think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of 'those moments.'

Since I'm a pilot, one method that I have found very effective is for me to just take the child for a short flight during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behavior.

I don't know whether it's the steady vibration from the engines, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc.

Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results.

I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique...






Should work with grandkids also.



 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012



We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!
; HOW TO STAY YOUNG 
1.. Try everything twice.
On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: "Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"
 



2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)


3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever...
Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!



4. Enjoy the simple things.





5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.


6... The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.


7.. Surround yourself with what you love: whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..
Your home is your refuge. 
8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.


9. Don't take guilt trips..
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
 



10.. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend!
 
11.. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance..



Remember! Lost time can never be found.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Go Dutch



The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.
The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.
A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 06, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people.
In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. 

With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society”.
The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens.
It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands.
The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.
The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner; “It is not the government's job to integrate immigrants." (How bloody true).
The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress.
More specifically, the government will impose a ban on face-covering, Islamic bursas as of January 1, 2013.
Holland has done that whole liberal thing, and realized - maybe too late - that creating a nation of tribes will kill the nation itself. 

The future of Australia, the USA, UK and Canada may well be read here. 

READERS NOTE: Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest "CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF THEIR CULTURE." 

Countries like Holland, Canada, the USA, UK and Australia have an established way of life that actually works, so why embrace the unworkable? If Muslims do not wish to accept another culture, the answer is simple; “STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!" 

This gives a whole new meaning to the term; 'Dutch Courage' - Unfortunately Australia, the USA, UK and Canadian politicians don't have the ... guts to do the same. There's a whole lot of truth here!!!!
Borders: Closed!
Language: English
Culture: English

Thursday, August 23, 2012

You asked for it


 A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet
pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles as passed away." The distressed woman wailed," Are you sure?" "Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead, " replied the vet. "How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might be in a coma or something." The vet rolled his eyes. turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black labrador retriever. As the duck owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately snifffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck." The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$820?" she cried,"$820 just to tell me my duck is dead!" The vet shrugged,"I'm sorry. If you had taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $820." 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SENIOR DRESS CODE.


Many of us 'Old Folks' (over 50) are quite confused today about how we should present ourselves. Feeling 'young', we try to conform to current fashions and present a youthful image.
  

Contrary to what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:
    

1. A nose ring and bifocals  
2. Spiked hair and bald spots


3. A pierced tongue and dentures
  
4. Miniskirts and support hose
  
5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads
  
6. Speedo's and cellulite


7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar
  
8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor
  
9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge
  
10. Bikinis and liver spots
  
11. Miniskirts and varicose veins
  
And, Most importantly
  
At some point you have to give up the 'DAISY DUKE' shorts.