Planet just like Earth is out there !!

WASHINGTON — European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.

It is the type of planet they’ve been searching for across the Milky Way galaxy and they found it circling a star right next door – 25 trillion miles away.

Unfortunately there one catch  :   The surface of the planet is 2,200 degrees.

It is rumored that several people from North Dakota would still like to give living there a shot……..

That was until they heard that there was no internet on the planet, and then no one was interested.  Advantages of living on the new Earth like planet include no need for clothing, space heaters, outdoor grills, microwaves, and snow removal equipment.  The downside is your skin melts right off your bones and you are dead in a second.  I do hear there are plenty of parking spots though…….. Might want to check this new place out.

 

Inspiration on a Tuesday

The Law of Attraction – Part 1

By giving you receive. But to receive is to accept, not to get.
It is impossible not to have, but it is possible not to know you have.

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I done read this 5 times over and the bestest I can come down wit is a headache.

Let’s see,  I just gave something so by doing so I have also received it.  So did I get something or not ?  And if it is impossible not to have, then I must already have everything in which case I would no longer have to get it ?   I am in double negative hell……..

 

Things could be worse !

You could be arrested for abusing a Manatee !!

Manatee-Riding Woman Hands Herself In

A woman who was seen riding a manatee claims she did not know she was breaking the law.  

A woman who was spotted riding a manatee off the Florida coast has handed herself in to the authorities.  Officials at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office had been trying to track down Ana Gutierrez since Sunday afternoon, when she was seen in the water with the marine mammal. Gutierrez was observed touching and climbing on top of the creature at Fort De Soto Park, near the city of St Petersburg. Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to reports of a woman riding a manatee in the waterway just north of the Gulf Pier.   When they arrived on the scene, they could not locate the woman and asked for the public’s assistance in identifying her.  Witnesses in the area were able to give the deputies a description, including photos, of the suspect and where she was last seen.

Gutierrez later called the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center to say she wanted to turn herself in. Deputies met her at her home, where she admitted the offense, claiming she was new to the area and did not realize it was against the law to touch or harass manatees. The deputies explained the law to her regarding manatees and the possible penalties for violating such laws. They explained to her that charges would be forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Interfering with the mammal is regarded as a second degree misdemeanor under the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.  The Act states it is “unlawful for any person at any time, by any means, or in any manner intentionally or negligently to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass, or disturb any manatee”.  The offense could result in a maximum prison sentence of 60 days, but the manatee is not believed to have been harmed.

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Ok, where to begin.. In her defense I do not think I would be aware of such a law.  I doubt the manatee knew either, and who knows, maybe he was looking to be molested. While I do tend to leave such large creatures of the ocean alone, if I was begin sought for this, I’d be leaving for Mexico immediately.  Perhaps there I could find a Mexican hairless dog to fondle…..just kidding, fans of PETA   !!!

Remember, no matter how bad your day is going,  Things could be Worse !!!

 

Another Parable for 2012

The Obstacle in our Path

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

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The true lesson in this is that it pays to be a vegetarian.  Unfortunately the king then taxed the peasant 30% for the gold coins, pissing him off and forcing him to take a job moving rocks off the road.  But he does have a very nice purse, so that is good.

Parable for 2012

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Beginner’s Mind
Once, a professor went to a Zen Master. He asked him to explain the meaning of Zen. The Master quietly poured a cup of tea. The cup was full but he continued to pour. The professor could not stand this any longer, so he questioned the Master impatiently, “Why do you keep pouring when the cup is full?” “I want to point out to you,” the Master said, “that you are similarly attempting to understand Zen while your mind is full. First, empty your mind of preconceptions before you attempt to understand Zen.”
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The professor then sued the Zen master for getting hot tea all over his pants and was awarded a million dollars in a class action suit.   He still does not understand Zen, but no longer gives a fuck….