Archive for April 4th, 2012


Snowy Owl

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The heart of the matter

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Margherite nella nebbia

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viola

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Neige en folie au marais...!!!

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explorer

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Solo

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Marchikoma 2012

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✿ Spring time ✿

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Thank you for 2,500,000 views !

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Huey Gunship

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Maggie

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Mibu-dera: Hondo II

Mibu-dera: Hondo II (Photo credit: jpellgen)

Mibu-dera: Hondo

Mibu-dera: Hondo (Photo credit: jpellgen)

The legal drinking age

The legal drinking age (Photo credit: kyle.webb)

Legal Drinking Ages Around the World

Legal Drinking Ages Around the World (Photo credit: columnfive)

Where the Internet is stored

Where the Internet is stored (Photo credit: debs)

Internet Bubble - McCarran Int'l Airport, NV  USA

Internet Bubble - McCarran Int'l Airport, NV USA (Photo credit: gTarded)

Dutch language distribution in the United States.

Dutch language distribution in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spanish language distribution in the United St...

Spanish language distribution in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas (Photo credit: alex drennan)

Once upon a time, she was known as a "coe...

Once upon a time, she was known as a "coed" (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)

...American Mailboxes .. America's biggest tea...

...American Mailboxes .. America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal unfolds in Atlanta (July 05, 2011) .... (Photo credit: marsmet462)

Governors Island

Governors Island (Photo credit: http2007)

James  (Jim) F. Albaugh Boeing President and C...

James (Jim) F. Albaugh Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

James  (Jim) F. Albaugh Boeing President and C...

James (Jim) F. Albaugh Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

A Camel Cigarette Smoking Room in an airport a...

A Camel Cigarette Smoking Room in an airport at Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

De Cito Eindtoets Basisonderwijs.

De Cito Eindtoets Basisonderwijs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Current distribution of the Italian language i...

Current distribution of the Italian language in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

David Suzuki at a rally for the Global Day of ...

David Suzuki at a rally for the Global Day of Action on Climate Change, Vancouver, BC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Toda working on the roof

Toda working on the roof (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web

united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web (Photo credit: kevindean)

United (States) Parcel Service.

United (States) Parcel Service. (Photo credit: matt.hintsa)

Toda house building

Toda house building (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Toda almost complete house

Toda almost complete house (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Toda house blessing

Toda house blessing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smoking any tobacco product, %, Females

Smoking any tobacco product, %, Females (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Česky: Hořící cigareta English: Cigarette smoking

Česky: Hořící cigareta English: Cigarette smoking (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Expensive cigarette surrogate used to give up ...

Expensive cigarette surrogate used to give up smoking. Without tobacco, without nicotine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Expensive cigarette surrogate used to give up ...

Expensive cigarette surrogate used to give up smoking. Without tobacco, without nicotine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Expensive cigarette surrogate used to give up ...

Expensive cigarette surrogate used to give up smoking. Without tobacco, without nicotine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man

Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cigarettelight

Cigarettelight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This time series, based on satellite data, sho...

This time series, based on satellite data, shows the annual Arctic sea ice minimum since 1979. The September 2010 extent was the third lowest in the satellite record. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Global climate change 2000-2009 and 1950-1980/...

Global climate change 2000-2009 and 1950-1980/ Русский: Изменение средних температур за периоды 2000-2009 и 1950-1980. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Day 136: Preparing for Testing Tomorrow

Day 136: Preparing for Testing Tomorrow (Photo credit: Old Shoe Woman)

Standardized Test

Standardized Test (Photo credit: biologycorner)

Brooklyn

Brooklyn (Photo credit: http2007)

  1. Is global climate change man-made
  2.  Is the death penalty effective?
  3.  Is our election process fair?

    4. Do colleges put too much stock in standardized test scores?

    5. Is torture ever acceptable?

    6. Should men get paternity leave from work?

    7. Is a lottery a good idea?

    8. Do we have a fair taxation system?

    9. Do curfews keep teens out of trouble?

    10. Is  cheating out of control?

    11. Are we too dependent on computers?

    12. Are parents clueless about child predators on the Internet?

    13. Should animals be used for research?

    14. Should cigarette smoking be banned?

    15. Are cell phones dangerous?

    16. Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?

    17. Are test scores a good indication of a school’s competency?

    18. Do we have a throw-away society?

    19. Is child behavior better or worse than it was years ago?

    20. Should companies market to children?

    21. Should the government have a say in our diets?

    22. Does access to condoms prevent teen pregnancy?

    23. Does access to condoms lead to irresponsible, dangerous, or bad behavior?

    24. Are actors and professional athletes paid too much?

    25. Are CEOs paid too much?

    26. Do violent video games cause behavior problems?

    27. Should creationism be taught in public schools?

    28. Are beauty pageants exploitive?

    29. Should English be the official language in the United States?

    30. Should the racing industry be forced to use biofuels?

    31. When should parents let teens make their own decisions?

    33. Should the military be allowed to recruit at high schools?

    34. Should the alcoholic drinking age be increased or decreased?

    35. Does age matter in relationships?

    36. What age is appropriate for dating?

    37. Should gay couples be able to marry?

    38. Are there benefits to attending a single-sex school?

    39. Does boredom lead to trouble?

    40. Does participation in sports keep teens out of trouble?

    41. Is competition good?

    42. Does religion cause war?

    43. Should the government provide health care?

    44. Should girls ask boys out?

    45. Is fashion important?

    46. Are girls too mean to each other?

    47. Is homework harmful or helpful?

    48. Should students be allowed to grade their teachers?

    49. Is the cost of college too high?

    50. Is college admission too competitive?

Quotes that change life


Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling (Photo credit: Oregon State University)

pεrsıstεncε oƒ wındow▲mırrorεd conatus . .

pεrsıstεncε oƒ wındow▲mırrorεd conatus . . (Photo credit: jef safi (writing))

Connection chaordics

Connection chaordics (Photo credit: dgray_xplane)

Technology Changes Learning

Technology Changes Learning (Photo credit: hbusinessn)

Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The picture wa...

Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The picture was taken at Ehrenfest's home in Leiden, the occasion was most likely the 50th anniversary of Hendrik Lorentz' doctorate (December 11, 1925). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

at the age of three years. This is believed to...

at the age of three years. This is believed to be the oldest known photograph of Einstein. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Elbert Hubbard Quote" Do nothing

Elbert Hubbard Quote" Do nothing (Photo credit: BostonPhotoSphere)

Leonardo Prieto Vial en 1965

Leonardo Prieto Vial en 1965 (Photo credit: leo.prie.to)

Lily Tomlin Oscar rehearsal

Lily Tomlin Oscar rehearsal (Photo credit: Alan Light)

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing (Photo credit: E_Journeys)

Vaclav Havel's Curtain Call  11/17/06

Vaclav Havel's Curtain Call 11/17/06 (Photo credit: geminicollisionworks)

Will Rogers State Historic Park - Will Rogers'...

Will Rogers State Historic Park - Will Rogers' House (Photo credit: Al_HikesAZ)

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

James Fenimore Cooper statue in Cooperstown, NY.

James Fenimore Cooper statue in Cooperstown, NY. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: MusMs)

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein, official 1921 Nobel Prize in ...

Albert Einstein, official 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics photograph. Français : Albert Einstein, photographie officielle du Prix Nobel de Physique 1921. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

157.ConservatoireDu9eme

157.ConservatoireDu9eme (Photo credit: evymoon)

Vinci

Vinci (Photo credit: Eric Perrone)

A photograph of the plaque outside of the Ausc...

A photograph of the plaque outside of the Auschwitz concentration camp reading: "KTO NIE PAMIẸTA HISTORII SKAZANY / JEST NA JEJ PONOWNE PRZEŻYCIE" / GEORGE SANTAYANA / "THE ONE WHO DOES NOT REMEMBER / HISTORY IS BOUND TO LIVE THROUGH IT / AGAIN" / GEORGE SANTAYANA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photograph of Albert Einstein in his office at...

Photograph of Albert Einstein in his office at the University of Berlin, published in the USA in 1920. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ralph Waldo Emerson Deutsch: Ralph Waldo Emers...

Ralph Waldo Emerson Deutsch: Ralph Waldo Emerson English: Ralph Waldo Emerson Español: Ralph Waldo Emerson. Français : Ralph Waldo Emerson Italiano: Ralph Waldo Emerson Nederlands: Fotogravure van Ralph Waldo Emerson Português: Ralph Waldo Emerson Русский: Ральф Уолдо Эмерсон Svenska: Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Author: Anonymous Date: 1893 Source: http://fa...

Author: Anonymous Date: 1893 Source: http://faculty.randolphcollege.edu/tmichalik/einstein.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein Français : portrait d'Albert E...

Albert Einstein Français : portrait d'Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein Français : portrait d'Albert E...

Albert Einstein Français : portrait d'Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

receiving from Judge his certificate of Americ...

receiving from Judge his certificate of American citizenship. Deutsch: erhält von Richter Phillip Forman seine Bescheinigung über die amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft. Português: recebendo do juiz seu certificado de cidadão americano. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signature of Albert Einstein from Princeton in...

Signature of Albert Einstein from Princeton in 1934 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Santayana, a Spanish American philosoph...

George Santayana, a Spanish American philosopher and writer. Español: George Santayana, un filósofo y escritor hispano americano. Français : George Santayana, un philosophe et écrivain espagnol-américain. Русский: Джордж Сантаяна, американский философ и писатель испанского происхождения. Suomi: George Santayana, Espanjan-Yhdysvaltain kirjailija ja filosofi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d'Albert E...

Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d'Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

"Celebrate any progress. Don't wait to ge...

"Celebrate any progress. Don't wait to get perfect." Ann McGee Cooper (Photo credit: Mindful Captures)

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: MusMs)

Spanish-American philosopher and writer G. San...

Spanish-American philosopher and writer G. Santayana, early in his career (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of our great men.” –Captain J.A. Hatfield

“Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.” – David Kekich

“Time is the quality of nature that keeps events from happening all at once. Lately, it doesn’t seem to be working.” – Anonymous

“We can never really be prepared from that which is wholly new. We have to adjust ourselves, and every radical adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem: we undergo a test, we have to prove ourselves. It needs subordinate self-confidence to face drastic change without inner trembling.” – Eric Hoffer

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” – Anonymous

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” – Edward Gibbon

“Life is defined by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.” – Nadia Boulanger

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.” – Shunryu Suzuki

“There is one thing we can do, and the happiest people are those who can do it to the limit of their ability. We can be completely present. We can be all here. We can… give all our attention to the opportunity before us.” – Mark Van Doren

“Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought.” – Henry Bergson

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This constant, unproductive preoccupation with all the things we have to do is the single largest consumer of time and energy.” –Kerry Gleeson

“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace

“The beginning is half of every action.” – Greek proverb

“Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs.” – Vaclav Havel

“It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” – Sally Kempton

“The knowledge that we consider knowledge proves itself in action. What we now mean by knowledge is information in action, information focused on results.” – Peter F. Drucker

“Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are the most active.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” –Michael McGriffy, M.D.

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world.” – James Fenimore Cooper

“You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” –Alvin Toffer

“Don’t just do something. Stand there.” – Rochelle Myer

“Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.” – George Santayana

“Celebrate any progress. Don’t wait to get perfect.” – Ann McGee Cooper

“Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.” – Dee Hock

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Your automatic creative mechanism is teleological. That is, it operates in terms of goals and end results. Once you give it a definite goal to achieve, you can depend upon its automatic guidance system to take you to that goal much better than ‘you’ ever could by conscious thought. ‘You’ supply the goal by thinking in terms of end results. Your automatic mechanism then supplies the means whereby.” – Maxwell Maltz

“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

“The best way to get a good idea is to get lots of ideas.” – Linus Pauling

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.” – Emile Chartier

“Only he who handles his ideas lightly is master of his ideas, and only he who is master of his ideas is not enslaved by them.” – Lin Yutang

“Plans get you into things but you’ve got to work your way out.” –Will Rogers

“It is easier to act yourself into a better way of feeling than to feel yourself into a better way of action.” – O.H. Mowrer

“I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I want to do, but I don’t know where to begin.” – Stephen Bayne

“I got it all together, but I forgot where I put it.” – Anonymous

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“We must strive to reach the simplicity that lies beyond sophistication.” – John Gardner

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.” – Jean de la Bruysre

“What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” –Aristotle

“To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect.” – Peter F. Drucker

“‘Point of view’ is that quintessentially human solution to information overload, an intuitive process of reducing things to an essential relevant and manageable minimum… In a world of hyperabundant content, point of view will become the scarcest of resources.” – Paul Saffo

“Thinking is the very essence of, and the most difficult thing to do in, business and in life. Empire builders spend hour-after-hour on mental work… while others party. If you’re not consciously aware of putting forth the effort to exert self-guided integrated thinking… then you’re giving in to laziness and no longer control your life.” – David Kekich

“We all have times when we think more effectively, and times when we should not be thinking at all.” – Daniel Cohen

“To ignore the unexpected (even if it were possible) would be to live without opportunity, spontaneity, and the rich moments of which ‘life’ is made.” – Stephen Covey

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

“The best place to succeed is where you are with what you have.” –Charles Schwab

“The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.” –Rosabeth Moss Cantor

“Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.” – Ovid

“How do I know what to think, until I hear what I say?” – E.M. Forster

“Let your advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill

“Out of the strain of the doing, into the peace of the done.” – Julia Louis Woodruff

“It is the act of forgiveness that opens up the only possible way to think creatively about the future at all.” – Father Desmond Wilson

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting with the first one.” – Mark Twain

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain

“No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of confusion by taking one little step toward solution. Do something.” –George F. Nordenholt

“You can only cure retail but you can prevent wholesale.” – Brock Chisolm

“Talk does not cook rice.” – Chinese proverb

“There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” –John F. Kennedy

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, they make them.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson

“An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.” –Sidney J. Harris

“A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, a vision and a task is the hope of the world.” – From a church in Sussex, England, ca. 1730


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