Coincidence?Married Couple In The Same Photo But As Children
Young newly weds Alex and Donna Voutsinas were looking through some of Donna's old photos from when she was a child and came across one of her at Disney World. Nothing too unusual about this, you may say.
Donna is at the front of the photo, see above, with one of the Disney characters and then Alex spotted something - his dad!
Yes, it's his dad in the background of the photo pushing a stroller (pushchair) and, of course, in the stroller is Alex.
A remarkable coincidence because the families didn't know each other back then and, to make it even more remarkable, at the time of the photo Alex lived in Canada and Donna in Florida.
It looks like their lives touched upon each other when they were young ready for the big romance in later years. Fate? Kismet? Who knows.
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
If you think that this whole Chickfila boycott has anything to do with the First Amendment, you are ignorant. The reason people are boycotting is because of the millions of dollars that this company gives to anti-gay groups. I will not give any money to any company that donates to any hate group.
Dan Cathy is free to have and talk about any beliefs that he wants to.
“If you're offended by any word in any language, it’s probably because your parents were unfit to raise a child. They were too stupid, they should have been neutered, because all it is is a sound you can make with your mouth! It’s not a weakness that you have naturally. When you come out of that pink ugly hole onto this planet, you're nothing but a gooey, shrinking, wrinkled ball of weakness. That’s all you are: you're weak, you're nothing but weak, and your parents look at that, and they think, “Not weak enough! We can make this thing even weaker by training it to react poorly to different sounds that you can make with your mouth.” We'll list them out, this is the worst thing, if anyone ever says this sound: [unintelligible gibberish], that’s the worst thing they can call you, so make sure to recoil and cry, and be hurt and devastated, and eat ice cream on a couch for days, and then write a song about it. You wouldn't do that otherwise, you'd just be happy if your parents didn't fuck it up. You'd just be a happier person...." — Doug Stanhope
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"The quicker we all realize that we've been taught how to live life by people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn't value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity." - Joe Rogan
Q: "What do you think is the most positive thing someone can realistically do to change the world?"
A: "I think the best thing we can do to change the world is to inspire young people. The more people realize that the key to happiness in life is to surround yourself with good friends, to be a good friend, to challenge yourself in honest ways, to not take short cuts but rather to rise to the challenge and grow from the struggle. To not be jealous of each other's success but rather be inspired by it. The more we realize that the key to happiness doesn't lay in numbers in a bank account but in the way we make others feel and the way they make us feel. The values of true community. Although these values are massively important and resonate with every honest person when they're discussing "meaning" and "happiness" in life, they're not taught in school. We learn the building blocks of mathematics, the fundamentals of language, the facts of history - but we never learn how to manage our minds. We never learn how to live by a code and to surround yourself with like-minded people and to inspire and encourage each other. Occasionally we're fed clumsy, abstract shit like "think positive!" but no one ever gives us a clear path of what the fuck that means. No one ever tells you that all the success in the world will leave you a miserable wreck of a person if you stab your brothers and sisters in the back in your attempt to reach victory. No one ever tells you that all the money in the world ain't worth shit if no one gives a fuck about you and you have no friends. The quicker we all realize that we've been taught how to live life by people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn't value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity. People can still make money and still find success while doing it all ethically. We live in a time where we're seeing corporations acting as remorseless, profit seeking monsters with each human part required to keep it moving feeling free of guilt because of the diffusion of responsibility that comes with being a single piece in a huge machine. Too many people have the attitude that this is the only way to do big business. That's a pile of weak bullshit, and this generation may be one of the first generations that has the information available to make that distinction and stop that flawed model from being acceptable. The more people require the highest level of friendship and love of themselves the more other people will be inspired by them. If that sounds like some hippy, Utopian bullshit... it's because it is. It also might be the only way people are ever really going to change. One person inspiring another, each committing to upholding a higher standard until it becomes the norm. Humanity has changed drastically over the past few thousand years. It used to be when people you didn't know showed up in town they were there to rape and murder. Now, they're tourists and they're welcomed with open arms as a valuable part of the global economy. One day I believe that if we don't blow ourselves up, or poison ourselves with pollution, or get wiped out by a super-bug or an asteroid impact we'll slowly come to the understanding that we really are just one species, and that the only way to truly be happy is if everyone around you is happy as well." #joerogan#joeroganexperience
I have a few suggestions for you Papa John Schnatter, first just shut up and add .15 to the price of each pizza to pay for your employee's healthcare. And second, you could use those millions of unwanted Romney Ryan 2012 yard signs to make your pizza crust out of...it might actually improve the taste.
Oh I've seen this one before. This is the one where everybody gets outraged, cries out for something to be done, stops caring about it a week later, nothing changes, then there's the next mass shooting, everybody gets outraged, cries out for something to be done, stops caring a week later, then there's the next mass shooting...
I'm so proud of my daughter +Kaitlin Gaspar She is advancing on to The North Carolina State Science Fair at Meredith College in Raleigh next month. Today at the district competition in Salisbury, she also won a Gold Medal, Project of Distinction, and the Positive Impact award, along with $45.00 in prize money and her state registration fee is being paid for by Horizons Unlimited.