This suggestion has been made by various classmates.
With all the internet scam stuff going on you might want to put all of the
email addresses in the BCC (Blind Copy to) address line. Then address
the �TO� to yourself. If you do it this way other addresses won’t show up!
This stops the scammers/spammers from copying all of the addresses.
Ole B-T-B suggested smoke signals but has decided to give in and go
along with the white eyes way of doing things!
( let me know your thoughts? )
5:30 PM on Wednesday February 1st
1609 Highway 1 Rockledge, Fl 636-6430
Are You On This Big List?
1 Glenda Nelson 5 Charlie Black 6 Ty Epling 11 Brenda Graves
14 Brent Parker 15 Ben Young 16 Gerry Heller 19 Dick Nelson
20 Ann Driskill 29 reserved for Leap Year Kids! 30 Elmer Fudd
Feb 2nd Ground Hog’s Day! Lots of Sunshine in Florida! Yea!
Q. What’s green, has 4 legs, & jumps out of its hole on Feb 2nd?
See answer below! 😉
Attached: This picture sent to us by Harvey & Sandy Baker.
See how many classmates you can identify.
Everyone knows Mr. Eschbach! lol
Repeating! Planning meeting for Mosquito Beaters is TODAY
Sunday, Jan 29, 2:00 pm in the �Dixon Room� (in the annex)
of the First Baptist Church of Cocoa. This will be the meeting to get
committee chairs and workers for all parts of the event.
This group of folks do a lot of work keeping the MB event going and
if you have any time to spare. Please come by and help!
There are various committees that need volunteers!
See ya there? I WILL BE THERE! Bill Hardy
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,
I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” – Isaac Asimov
Hummmm I would have a DIFFERENT plan! 😉 – ole Indian
Sent from my i-teepee near the Ground Hog’s Den!
Answer: The Ground Frog! ribbit ribbit! Gotcha! lol
I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation .
Please share with everyone you know .
I’m not usually a Fan Of Palin but do agree with her observations on Dr Paul
Take a look
Shared by Bobby Butler passed along by Greg Moorehead
When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes
all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Is this man truly a genius? Checked out and this is true…it DID happen!
When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Is this man truly a genius? Checked out and this is true…it DID happen!
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and
the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering,
blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them
that socialism would also ultimately fail becausewhen the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great,
but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on)
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them,
and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is
\going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.
on Merritt Island. Fired up the cookin grills and enjoyed
some tasty barbecue, cole slaw, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob,
sweet tea and lots of Texas Toast! Weeelll lemme tell ya pilgrims,
those were some knee slappin, belly rubbin good vittles!
Attendees: Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue, Roy Rogers,
Server: Autumn was very good!
Sent from my i-teepee near the Dairy Queen dessert place M.I. !
( f.g.t. ) = fried green tomatoes lol
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January 25, 2012 7:47 pm
Meddle with the market at your peril
By Alan Greenspan
Controlled experiments are not feasible in economics. But we came close in the competition between East and West Germany after the second world war. Both countries started with the same culture, the same language, the same history and the same value systems. Then for 40 years they competed on opposite sides of a line. The only major difference was their political and economic systems: central planning vs market capitalism.
The experiment came to an abrupt close in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall, exposing the economic ruin of decades of Soviet-bloc economics. Centrally planned East Germany had exhibited productivity levels little better than one-third those of market-oriented West Germany. Much of the then third world, absorbing the tutorial, converted quietly to market capitalism.
ON THIS STORY
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- Martin Wolf The world’s hunger for public goods
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- Otmar Issing Capitalism is only ever the beginning of history
- Qin Xiao China’s reform cannot end here
China, especially, replicated the successful export-orientated economic model of the so-called Asian tigers: fairly well-educated, low-cost workforces, joined with developed-world technology. Functioning in newly opened competitive markets, China and much of the developing world unleashed explosive economic growth. Between 2000 and 2007 the growth rate of real gross domestic product in the developing world was almost double that of the developed world. The International Monetary Fund estimated that in 2005 more than 800m members of the world’s labour force were engaged in export-orientated and therefore competitive markets, an increase of 500m since the fall of the Wall. Additional millions became subject to domestic competitive forces, especially in the former Soviet Union.
Capitalism, since it was spawned in the Enlightenment, has achieved one success after another. Standards and quality of living, following millennia of near stagnation, have risen at an unprecedented rate over large parts of the globe. Poverty has been dramatically reduced and life expectancy has more than doubled. The rise in material well-being – a tenfold increase in global real per capita income over two centuries – has enabled the earth to support a sixfold increase in population.
While central planning may no longer be a credible form of economic organisation, the intellectual battle for its rival – free-market capitalism – is far from won. At issue, the dynamic that defines capitalism, that of unforgiving market competition, clashes with the inbred human desire for stability and, for some, civility. A prominent European politician several years ago best expressed the widely held anti-capitalist ethos when he asked: “What is the market? It is the law of the jungle, the law of nature. And what is civilisation? It is the struggle against nature.” While acknowledging the ability of competition to promote growth, many such observers nonetheless remain concerned that economic actors, to achieve that growth, are required to behave in a manner governed by the law of the jungle. These observers accordingly choose lesser growth for more civility.
But is there a simple trade-off between civil conduct, as defined by those who find raw competitive behaviour deplorable, and the material life most people nonetheless seek? From a longer-term perspective, does such a trade-off exist? During the past century, for example, competitive-market-driven economic growth created resources far in excess of those required to maintain subsistence. That surplus, even in the most aggressively competitive economies such as America’s, has been mainly employed to improve the quality of life: advances in health, greater longevity and pension systems that go with it, a universal system of education and vastly improved conditions of work. We have used much of the substantial increases in wealth generated by our market-driven economies to purchase what most would view as greater civility.
Anti-capitalist virulence appears strongest from those who confuse “crony capitalism” with free markets. Crony capitalism abounds when government leaders, usually in exchange for political support, routinely bestow favours on private-sector individuals or businesses. That is not capitalism. It is called corruption.
The often-assailed greed and avarice associated with capitalism are in fact characteristics of human nature, not of market capitalism, and affect all economic regimes. The legitimate concern of increasing inequality of incomes reflects globalisation and innovation, not capitalism. But an additional contributor to inequality in America is our immigration law, which “protects” many high earners from skilled migrant competitors. The American H1B programme is in effect a subsidy for the wealthy, a policy that is anathema to the supporters of capitalism.
Whatever the imperfections of free-market capitalism, no regime that has been tried as a replacement, from Fabian socialism to Soviet-style communism, has succeeded in meeting the needs of its people. Capitalist practice needs adjustment. I was particularly distressed by the extent to which bankers, previously pillars of capitalist prudence, had allowed their equity buffers to dwindle dangerously as the financial crisis approached. Regulatory capital needs to be increased.
Yet I fear that, in response to the crisis, innumerable “improvements” to the capitalist model will be enacted. I am very doubtful those “improvements”, in retrospect, will appear to have been wise.
The writer is former chairman of the US Federal Reserve
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Have fun watching this video
you probably had no idea what a “music roll” was!!
Hello CREW… 01-22-12
Giddy-up! 🙂 Wear something Western or Cowboy!
visit #6 last visit 8-10-11
5:30 PM Wednesday 01-25-12
310 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, Fl 32953
On the East side of Courtenay Pkwy. (321) 449-9102
Sadly… Larry Marshal CHS Class of 1960 has passed away. No details.
CREW sends condolences to Jean his wife and the family!
True or False? Sunday, Jan 22nd 9PM est. Fox News is going to air an
important documentary about President Barack Obama?
S.E.T.I. satellite. He records the message, the satellite is launched.
One day CNN broadcasts the messages being sent into outer space
from the spacecraft. A huge belly laugh is heard coming from the
northern portion of Arizona. When CNN asks why the people are
laughing, Indian man translates…
Message say, if Alien hear this, to stay quiet, don’t respond…
if white man knows where you aliens live,
they’ll come over for dinner, and end up NEVER going home!”
I’m no fan of Carville. He’s says “They ain’t no way Mitt or Newt can get away with what they’ve been gittin’ away with in the GOP primary race”. Guess what … he’s a fan of Obama. Beloieve it or not he likes and supports Obama’s big government policies. Moreover, think about this!!! How far will a Billion big ones will go to tear apart any chances of Newt or of Mitt beating BO! Yeah! I’d say he’s got a point! If Mitt or Newt go on to take the nomination the GOP has indeed a disaster on their hands.
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