Stages of Life

Lies of My Country

   I watched an old movie --- Quiz Show. It was about a game show that was rigged by the producers of NBC in the 1950s.

   In this election year, you watch pompous politicians elevate themselves to stratospheric nobility. It may have been easy to fool people at an earlier time but in this age of Youtube and sound bites you have evidence they lie to their teeth. Watching liars talk is a study of acting.

   But we are part of the problem. I read somewhere that in order for a lie to become successful the receiver of the lie has to be willing to accept it. Our preconceptions aid liars. When we vote for them they become even better liars.

   But what I am concerned about is not that people want to believe the lies. More frightening is the fact that people don't care anymore. They accept dishonesty as a norm. They've lost the Integrity Battle and have moved on.

   Philippine President Duterte has been admonished by international opinions about his unorthodox sense of justice. Some 3,000 drug pushers are victims of vigilantes in his first 100 days in office. A country that has seen corruption flourish because the rich (with their stronger legal connections) is finally seeing justice administered. 3/4 of the locals approve of his methods. Can you blame them?

   Rather than wait for vigilantes to take over the law here in America, can we be the catalysts for honesty and integrity? Let's leave a positive legacy.

    In Quiz Show, the liar confesses to his father. He thought it was only his reputation that was at stake but his father reminded him: "Your name is mine!"

    TGIF people!

Wisdom from Tom of Pasadena, CAWords of Wisdom

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks
--- Yiddish Proverb

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Tell a LIE once and all your TRUTHS become questionable!


It's not the LIE that bothers me. It's the INSULT to my intelligence that I find offensive.

Stages of Life
Contributed by Don of Kelowna, B.C.

This is so true.

Happy Rosh Hashanah
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Happy Rosh Hashanah. L’ Shana Tova !

According to the Jewish calendar, the year is 5777.

According to the Chinese calendar, the year is 4714.

This means that the Jews went without Chinese food for 1,063 years.

This period was known as the Dark Ages.

Have a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year Everyone!!!

Videos of the week:

Never Too Old to Dance
Norm the Arcadia Accountant

Cute hip puppy

This old man, he played one, he played 2, he played nick nack with his dancing shoe!

I hate to admit it but he dances better than me.

Elvis and Frank
Norm the Arcadia Accountant


If you remember seeing this when it first aired, you know you're a senior citizen. At that time it must have been quite a sight --- the changing of the guards --- from Old-Blue-Eyes crooning music to Elvis-the-Pelvis Rock and Roll.

Future Ninja Warrior
Stephanie of Monrovia, CA


Dad builds an obstacle course for his daughter. Daughter does her thing with her new playground. Spunky little kid!

The Oldies Mashup Dance with Bruno Mars
Joan of Pasadena, CA

Supersonic Plane

Ready for some fun? Someone went through several black and white film and put this wonderful collection dancing with the modern music of Bruno Mars. Music and dance --- timeless!

Marlana: Blind, Autistic, and an Incredible Singer
Francesca of Glendora, CA

Dog Reject

O say can you see, by the sports dome's early light?
For so proudly she wails at the spotlight's first gleaming!

Here's another courageous kid who refuses to let her handicap limit her dreams. TGIF people!

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