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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

THIS IS NOT A FUNNY POST, BUT IT WAS NOT A FUNNY TIME





These photos & all the text are from DISTRACTIFY.  I have not included all the pictures, due to space limitations.  

This is how future generations will remember us as people of the early 21st century. Take a moment with me to reflect on the conflicts, triumphs, and world changing moments all of us have witnessed together in the past 14 years. We chose this list of 100 photos to capture the most iconic moments so far.
The world welcomes in the new millennium. [2000]

 Steve Jobs introduces the first iPod [2001]

President Bush's reaction to news of a second plane striking the Twin Towers. He was reading to children at a Florida elementary school. [2001]

Firefighters raise the American flag on the ruins on the World Trade Centers [2001]

Archaeologists discover some of the oldest artworks known to man in Dordogne, France - over 12,000 years old. [2001]

A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law. [2001]

People gather water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat. More than 1 billion people still lack access to clean drinking water. [2003]
New York City is plunged into darkness after a power failure [2003]
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight [2003]
The Columbia Space Shuttle breaks apart during reentry [2003]
The first waves of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which killed over 200,000 people, hit the shore.
Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moscovitz in 2004, after they had just launched FaceBook.
The Hubble Telescope takes a picture of what the universe looked like 13 billion years ago [2004]
The Christian world mourns the passing of Pope John Paul II [2005]

Isabelle Dinoire after receiving the world's first partial face transplant [2005]

Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. who lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq. [2005]

Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans. [2005]

The Tribute in Lights shines on the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York. [2006]

Michael Phelps celebrates after winning his 14th gold medal, setting the all-time record for most Olympic gold medals. [2008]

Barack Obama wins the 2008 election, becoming the first African American President.

US Airways Flight 1549 floats on the Hudson river after crash landing, miraculously, everyone survived [2009]

Kiki, age 7, is pulled from the ruins left by the Haiti earthquake and into the arms of his mother. [2010]

Elite runner Jaqueline Kiplimo helps a disabled Chinese athlete drink during the 2010 Zheng-Kai marathon. She stayed with him for several miles, costing her the 1st place finish and the $10,000 prize. [2010

Phyllis Siegel, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, are finally able to get married in New York. In the past decade, 17 US States, alongside 15 countries have legalized gay marriage. [2011]

San Francisco comes together to help batkid save the city - and to grant the wish of an ill child. [2013]

Markiyan Matsekh plays piano for police during the Ukranian revoloution. [2014]

To see the entire article, click here.  I urge you to see it; there is SO much more!!

Life is not always funny, but it CAN be beautiful----fishducky

 





Monday, October 27, 2014

PRESENTING AUNTY ACID...

...As a post--not just a closing!!



Aunty Acid is Facebook's answer to Maxine.  She's a pretty feisty old lady, as you can see.  Like Maxine, she has a comment on just about every subject, especially her body!!  Following is a small selection.

On moods:



On cooking & housekeeping:




On memory:


On men:



On succeeding in the marketplace:

On wine:



On technology:

On anger:







Of course, on health & aging:









Some general observations:





I know this one is in twice, but I don't give a crap!!


As always, I'll let her say goodbye for me----fishducky