Tuesday, August 31, 2010

City Made of Toothpicks ! Absolutely mind boggling.and comments about Jews

There's an old Jewish saying that "If one person calls you a donkey, ignore him. If two people call you a donkey ... buy a saddle!"
 With all the negative comments about Israel and Jews one sees and hears in the media, one might start to wonder if he should buy a
saddle. Abba Eban, former Foreign Minister of Israel, once commented regarding the ludicracy of world opinion: "If Algeria introduced
 a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions."

It is important to know that historically there are many people who have a far more positive perception, understanding and

appreciation of the Jewish people. They are individuals who are more intelligent, perceptive and honest than the

current "nattering nabobs of negativity". So that you don't get saddled with the wrong impression, here are a few choice quotes:

"Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most

formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world."
--  Winston Churchill

* * *

"The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire, and has illuminated with it the entire world.

He is the religious source, spring, and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs

and their religions."
Leo Tolstoy

* * *

"(The Jews') contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse

learning are also way out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages

; and has done it with his hands tied behind him."
--  Mark Twain

* * *

"They (the Jewish people) are the most glorious Nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their Empire were but a

bauble in comparison of the Jews. They have given religion to three-quarters of the Globe and have influenced the affairs

of Mankind more, and more happily than any other Nation, ancient or modern."
--  John Adams, 2nd President of the USA

* * *

"The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for humanity, both divine and man made. The Jews, therefore,

stand at the center of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose."
--  Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews

* * *

"As long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people

who had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest."
--  Matthew Arnold, Literature and Dogma

* * *

"If there is any honor in all the world that I should like, it would be to be an honorary Jewish citizen."
--  A.L Rowse, historian and poet

* * *

"The Jew is the emblem of eternity. He whom neither slaughter nor torture of thousands of years could destroy, he whom

neither fire nor sword nor Inquisition was able to wipe off the face of the earth, he who was the first to produce the oracles of God,

he who has been for so long the guardian of prophecy, and who transmitted it to the rest of the world – such a nation cannot be destroyed. The Jew is as everlasting as is eternity itself."
--  Leo Tolstoy

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Nice Hotel ... Where do you think it is ? and what is free will?

GOOD MORNING! How do you get the most out of your life and make the most of your life? It all depends on setting priorities and goals, making decisions and following through. In essence, using your free will.

What does the Bible teach regarding free will? The Almighty says, "See, I have put before you, life and good, death and evil ... choose life so that you may live..." (Deuteronomy 30:19).

Why are we instructed to choose "life" so that you may live rather than choose "good"? To choose life is to

choose to live in reality and to accept the pain of living in reality rather than seeking comfort, indulgence, escape.

If a person wants to live in reality and to strengthen his free will, what can he do? Here is a 5 point mini-course in strengthening your free will!

1) Be aware. We are making decisions all of the time. Once you become sensitive to the fact that you are constantly making choices, then you can monitor your choices. At this point, you'll be using your free will actively and not passively. Don't let your decisions just happen. Take control. Ask yourself: Is this the decision that I want to be making? If it isn't, then change it.

2) Be your own person. Don't accept society's assumptions as your own unless you've thought them through and agree with them. Take responsibility for your decisions. It's amazing that during the Civil War in the United States virtually everyone

north of the Mason-Dixon line was against slavery and virtually everyone south of the Line was pro-slavery.

What happened? Did all of the "evil" people gravitate to the South like to a magnet (or like snowbirds to the sun)?

We are all products of our society.

Likewise, don't be a slave to a past decision; just because you once thought that you couldn't do something, doesn't mean that the decision still applies. Start each day anew. Constantly reevaluate where you are in life in order to be sure that

what you chose then is what you would still choose now. Make sure it's you who is guiding your decisions, not your decisions that are guiding you.

3) Understand that the battle is between the desires of the body and the aspirations of the soul. There are times when you

know objectively that something is good for you, but your physical desires get in the way and distort your outlook. The ultimate desire of the body is to take it easy - to escape and exist in perpetual comfort rather than make the effort to

confront life head-on. The ultimate desire of the soul is to live fully, vibrantly with every fiber of your being to do what's meaningful, what's right, what's productive.

4) Identify with your soul. Your soul is the real you! Therefore, if you can identify with the desires of the soul, it will satisfy the needs of the real you. Your task is to train the body and coax it to reflect the reality of the soul. Use the same strategy that the body uses on you! The body says "Just one bite of cake." You respond, "Sure! In just 10 minutes" and then you push it off another 10 minutes. Don't say, "I am hungry" - say "My body is hungry." Identify with your soul and make your body a reflection of your soul. If you do that, you'll have real inner peace.

5) Ask "What does G-d want?" You are using your power of choice to merge with the most meaningful and powerful Force in the universe: the transcendental!

The ultimate form of living is eternity, that is, life without any semblance of death. Therefore, attaching yourself to God is attaching to the highest and purest form of life itself: Eternity. That is the ultimate use of our free will. That's what God means when He says in our Torah, "Choose life." Choose to make His will your will. If you do, you'll be a little less than God Himself. Partners in perfecting the world!

Love Yehuda

Wonder what kind of money and clothes you have to have to go to this place?

Nice hotel.........

Do you like it? 

Where do you think it is? 
Enjoy the pictures and I'll tell you at the end.














This is the newly opened MARDAN PALACE Hotel in Teheran.


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cowboy Bull Hauler and watch your words, they create life--No bull

Watch Your Words: They Create Your Life

The words you speak program and condition your mind. When you speak words of gratitude, you are programming and conditioning

your brain and mind to experience more and more gratitude.

Speaking words of negativity and ingratitude program and condition your brain and mind to experience less and less gratitude and more and more misery.

You create your habits and your habits create you. By speaking words of gratitude regularly, you are developing the habit of speaking words of gratitude.

The more you keep up this habit, the easier it becomes to say even more words of gratitude.

As you continue to speak words of gratitude, thoughts of gratitude are integrated into your mind and you will spontaneously think and speak this way.

Catch yourself whenever what you say is an expression of a lack of gratitude.

Instead of being upset with yourself for still lacking as much gratitude as you would wish, be grateful that you are becoming more aware of your lapses.

This awareness will enable you to be more careful from now on.

It would be a good idea, to resolve that whenever you hear yourself saying something that is ungrateful, you immediately make five statements of gratitude.

Love Yehuda

     Cowboy bull hauler Or Who needs a trailer?


If I'd seen this, I don't think I could drive because I would be laughing too hard.

I notice that this old boy stuck to two lane and gravel roads. For all you yokels, what does  NHD mean? No harm done?

He bought the bull in Kansas and headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Even Ripley might have trouble believing this one.

You Have a Nice Day Now, You Hear?



At's a lot a bull, folks.  Seems rather tame, though not quite housebroken!



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Friday, August 27, 2010

9/11 NEVER SEEN BEFORE and Chief Rabbi Kook on 8/27/10 this Friday

75 Years Without Rabbi Kook: Selected Quotes

  • by Hillel Fendel 

Friday, the 3rd of Elul, 5770 (August 13, 2010) marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, arguably the most influential and revered rabbi of the 20th century.

The first Chief Rabbi of the Holy Land in modern times, Rabbi Kook's breadth of thought, knowledge, leadership and piety were unmatched. Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, who headed the hareidi-religious Council of Torah Sages, once said to the famous sage Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky of Vilna, "We are considered Torah giants only up until the point that we reach the door of Rabbi Kook's room."

Rabbi Kook was born in 1865 in a village in Latvia. When he was 19, he both received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yechiel Michal HaLevy Epstein, the author of the Arukh HaShulchan, and became engaged to the daughter of the Aderet, Rabbi Eliyahu David Rabinowitz-Teomim. She gave birth to a daughter, but died just a few years later. Thereafter, Rabbi Kook married her first cousin, daughter of the Aderet's twin brother; she bore him two daughters and a son, the famed Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook.

He served as Rabbi in Zeimel (Lithuania) and Boisk (Latvia) before being offered the position of "Rabbi of Jaffa and the Farming Villages." He arrived in the Holy Land in 1904, and served in this position for ten years – until he departed for Europe in 1914 to take part in the Agudat Yisrael convention, and found himself trapped by World War I. He became the rabbi in London's largest synagogue, having set a condition that he would return to Jaffa as soon as feasible.

After he returned, he was appointed Rabbi of Jerusalem, and shortly afterward established the Chief Rabbinate. Rabbi Kook became Chief Rabbi of the Holy Land in 1921, with Rabbi Yaakov Meir chosen to serve as the Chief Sephardic Rabbi.

In 1924, Rabbi Kook founded the Central Universal Yeshiva, known even today as Merkaz HaRav, the flagship yeshiva of the religious-Zionist public. He formulated its objectives as "a yeshiva to which the best students will stream from all over the world, outstanding in talent, inspiration, idealism… to return the crown to its former glory, and to become expert in the Torah of the Land of Israel and in the revival of sanctity in the Holy Land."

Rabbi Kook was the officiating rabbi at the weddings of many future rabbis, including the contemporary Torah giant Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv, as well as the late Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.

Rabbi Kook died in 1935, and no funeral in Israel was larger than his for decades afterwards; approximately one-fourth of the entire Jewish population in the country was there.

"It is unbelievable," writes a modern-day student of Rabbi Kook, Har Bracha's Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, "how so many varied talents could be integrated into one soul. His knowledge encompassed every field of Torah study and philosophy, his memory was phenomenal, his piety was unrivaled, he was courageous and a man of truth who paid a high personal price for standing up for truth, he was friendly, charming and fascinating, he was both intellectual and poetic, and he was very active spiritually and publicly on behalf of the Torah, the nation and the land…"

His vision of national and personal redemption led him to love and view the entire world in both its macro and micro formats.

Quotes from his writings:

"The truly righteous [lit., the pure righteous ones] do not complain about evil, but rather add justice; they do not complain about heresy, but rather add faith; they do not complain about ignorance, but rather add wisdom."

"The great love that we feel for our nation will not blind us from seeing its faults – but even after the most wide-ranging critical review, [we know that] it is free from all faults."

"The thought of a happiness that comes from outside the person, brings him sadness. But the recognition in the value of one's will and the freedom granted by its uplifting, brings great joy."

"One whose soul does not wander in the expanses, one who does not seek the light of truth and goodness with all his heart, does not suffer spiritual ruins – but he will also not have his own self-based constructions. Instead, he takes shelter in the shadow of the natural constructions, like rabbits under boulders. But one who has a human soul cannot take shelter in anything other than constructions that he builds with his own spiritual toil…"

"When one looks truly at the good side of everyone, others come to love him very naturally, and he does not need even a speck of flattery."

"There are free men with the spirit of a slave, and slaves whose spirit is full of freedom. He who is true to his inner self is a free man, while he whose entire life is merely a stage for what is good and beautiful in the eyes of others, is a slave."

"We [Israel] are great, and our foibles are great, and therefore our troubles are great – but our consolations will also be great."

"The desire to be good to all with no restrictions - not in the quantity of those to whom we are good nor in the quality of the good we perform – that is the inner nucleus of the essence of the soul of Israel."

Love Yehuda

Amazing Photography.



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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Springtime in Japan and upgrade your courage

Upgrade Your Courage

Every time you upgrade your brain with courage in any context, you can create an automatic upgrade of courage in all contexts. This general principle is true for all attributes and states. It is especially important to realize this when it comes to courage.

There is a powerful slogan to help us remember this valuable principle: "This, too, will upgrade my courage."

The more courage something takes, the more courage you have available for the rest of your life.

Love Yehuda

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Great Works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance."
~ Samuel Johnson





 When I was a kid, I couldn't understand why Eisenhower was so popular.  Maybe this will explain why.
General Eisenhower Warned Us.
It is a matter of history  that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:

'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'

This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet.. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while many in the world looked the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center  

because it offends some Muslim???

Do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along.



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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tenors at the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam and banish negative thougs

Banish Negative Thoughts

One of the great Sages of the 20th century, Rabbi Yeruchem Levovitz, observed: "People become so used to being unhappy that they are unaware of the needless misery they cause themselves. They imprison themselves by filling their minds with thoughts of resentment, hatred, and envy. It is amazing how they tolerate living such a life. The only reason they do tolerate it is because they have become so used to living with these thoughts that they feel it's normal. They think it's impossible for life to be any different!"

Be totally resolved to free your mind from thoughts of resentment, hatred, and envy. If your brain focuses on thoughts that needlessly cause you emotional distress, say a loud, "NEXT!" Then begin to focus on something else that will be more worthwhile. You have the ability to make yourself happy!

Love Yehuda

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Monday, August 23, 2010

The World's Most Spectacular Pools and ignore insults

Ignore Insults

We have an obligation to be extremely careful not to do or say anything that will constitute even a minor slight to the honor and respect due another person. However, if someone insults us, we should tolerate what they say and still strive to be kind to that person.

Of course, this is not an easy level to reach. It takes much hard work and effort to train yourself to ignore the insults of others. If a person identifies himself as a body, it is truly difficult to develop these antithetical positions.

By realizing that you are a soul, however, you will be aware of having been created in the image of the Almighty. Why is this important? Because tolerating insults is part of the commandment to emulate the Almighty - Who bestows life upon us even when we do things that are against His will!

Today, if someone insults you, focus on the following thought: Other people's insults do not really cause you harm.

love Yehuda

I saw this blog post on Yahoo! Shine and thought that you might be interested.

The World's Most Spectacular Pools on Shine

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Funny and choose a wise self-image

Choose A Wise Self-Image

Self-image is how you view yourself.

In reality it is easy to view yourself the way others view you. But ultimately it is you who selects which view you will accept. Some people access the view of negative individuals and make it their own. This is not a wise choice.

Select the views of those who realize you are created in the Almighty's image, you are a child of the Creator, and the world was created for you. Why settle for anything less?

And make certain that the one individual whose opinion makes the most difference in your life views you in this way. That person is you.

Love Yehuda

A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sits down in the aisle seat and puts his black Labrador in the middle seat next to the man...

The first man looks very quizzically at the dog and asks why the dog is allowed on the plane.

The second man explains that he is a Drug Enforcement Agency officer and the dog is a 'Sniffer dog'. 'His name is Smithy and he's the best there is. I'll show you once we get airborne, when I put him to work.'

The plane takes off, and once it has leveled, the agent says: Watch this.' He tells Smithy to 'search'.

Smithy jumps down, walks along the aisle, and finally sits very purposefully next to a woman for several seconds Smithy then returns to his seat and puts one paw on the agent's arm.

The agent says, 'Good boy', and he turns to the man and says: 'That woman is in possession of marijuana, so I'm making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land.'

'Say, that's pretty neat,' replies the first man.

Once again, the agent sends Smithy to search the aisles. The Lab sniffs about, sits down beside a man for a few seconds, returns to his seat and this time, he places TWO paws on the agent's arm.

The agent says, that man is carrying cocaine, so again, I'm making note of his seat number for the police.' I like it!' says his seat mate.

The agent then tells Smithy to 'search' again.

Smithy walks up and down the aisles for a little while, sits down for a moment and then comes racing back to the agent, jumps into the middle seat and proceeds to makes  all over the place.

The first man is really amazed by this behavior and can't figure out how or why a well-trained dog would behave like this, so he asks the agent 'What's going on?'

The agent nervously replies,

'He just found a bomb.'

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Friday, August 20, 2010

The ultimate spin! and showing off Knowledge

Showing Off Knowledge

A person who wants to show off his knowledge will get upset if others fail to recognize what he knows. But a person who has humility will not demand recognition, and will not be bothered if others are unaware of what he knows (unless there is some practical difference involved). An example of when it effects you is when the other person who is wrong, insists it is done their way, and you have to live with a bad result. It is not showing off to want to live without errors in your life. If you are in control of yourself, you can speak up for yourself. As it says in "ethics of the fathers", If you are not for yourself, who will be?

Ask yourself, "What actual difference does it make if this person is or is not aware of what I know?"

Love Yehuda

You've got to admire the political "spin" politicians can put on the facts.

  No matter what side of the AISLE you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling!   
 It just all depends on how you look at some things...
Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in   Montana  in 1889.  Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.
 The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows  in   Montana  territory: 

 On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.' 
 So Judy recently e-mailed Congressman Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle. 
 Harry Reid: 
 Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:
"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed." 
NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks! That's real POLITICAL SPIN    


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

You are beautiful! and the highest level of charity!!

Enjoy the sweet video and learn about charity
The Rambam, Maimonides, one of the great codifiers of Jewish law set out an eight point hierarchy for giving: They go in order of spirituality from top to bottom.  All charity is good, but some is more spiritually aware than others.

The word Jew is short for Just a Spiritual Seeker, so it is not enough just to follow the rules, one must always look for the way to do things in the highest spiritual way, this is how we get close to G-d.

1)Giving a present, lending money, taking as a partner or finding work for someone before he needs to ask for charity.

2)Giving charity to the poor when both the donor and the recipient are unaware of each others identity.

3)The donor knows the recipient's identity, but the recipient does not know the donor.

4)The recipient knows the donor's identity, but the donor does not know the recipient.

5)The donor gives charity even before he is asked.

6)The donor gives to the poor person after being asked for charity.

7)The donor gives less than he should, but gives in a pleasant manner.

8)The donor gives charity grudgingly (he feels displeasure, but doesn't show it).

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Smart or not so smart and feeling follows action

Feeling Follows Action

Those who have internalized a "kindness consciousness" are fortunate. They act and feel in ways that enhance their life and the lives of others.

But what about those who don't yet feel "kind?" They should repeatedly do kind acts. Every kind act strengthens one's sense of being a kind person.

Love Yehuda

When it says you only have 8 seconds to answer the questionthey aren't kidding!.

Re-taking the test mixes up the questions so you can't gain anything there. 


This is VERY FAST , so be prepared.  

You only have 8 seconds for each question.

Click on the Smartorstoopid and have fun. 




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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Obituary printed in the London Times and work on your traits

Work On Your Traits

Overcoming negative character traits is the essence and purpose of life. Therefore, we need to continuously strengthen ourselves. If you do not work on overcoming your traits, what is the purpose of your life?

Today, which two negative character traits would you like most to change? Imagine a miracle happened and you woke up tomorrow with the positive traits that are the polar opposites of those traits. In what ways would your life be different?

Love Yehuda

    Interesting and sadly true.
   Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
   He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
   - Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
   - Why the early bird gets the worm;
   - Life isn't always fair;and maybe it was my fault.
   Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
   His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
   Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
   Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
   Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot... She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
   He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers:
   I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.
   Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

The LANDSCAPE IS BREATHTAKING and defuse your anger messages

Defuse Your Anger Messages

Simply telling yourself, "I should not be angry right now," will usually not calm you. Moreover, if you lose your temper and tell yourself you shouldn't be angry, you are apt to feel excessive anxiety and guilt in addition to the anger.

Rather, try to be aware of what specifically is making you angry. (For example, "It's awful that he is talking to me this way.") Once you give up those anger-causing self-statements, you will feel less anger.

Challenge your self-statements that lead to anger. ("Why is it so awful if he talks to me this way? I might not enjoy it, but I will not take it to heart.")

Once you perceive someone's behavior or words in a positive or even neutral light, you will not be angry. ("He's speaking to me that way because he cares about me and wants me to improve." Or, "He's talking this way because he is personally upset.")

Love Yehuda





Lexiaguo - southwest of Kunming in Yunnan

It is located in the southwestern part of Kunming, 2600 ft. above sea level, a remote area.
Because of its lack of infrastructure and inadequate transportation and lodging, 
most travel agencies would not think of going there.

But for those who have seen the pictures of the Red land, no one can resist being attracted to its beautiful scenery! 


In these mountains and hills every inch of land is cultivated to the maximum causing unwanted damage to the place through erosion. 

That's why returning to forestry is being advocated.

Dongchuan Red Land represents Yunnan mountain valley's most attractive colors.



Multicolor Waves ---- so magnificent.


Crops on the Red Land such as potatoes, oats, corn, oil flower vegetables. 

Different colored crops, so arranged that when looking from afar, it seems 

God has painted a cloth of gorgeous colors.


Because each family owns different sizes and shapes of land and each plants its own 

preference of crops, this beautiful tableau is produced. During harvest time, 

the soil is turned over and exposes this unusually red color.



In September , white-colored oil flowers are in bloom on the whole mountain. 

It is a pity they cover up the beautiful red color. 

The best time for sightseeing tour is middle of  November .


Early in the morning, donkey-ridden carts full of harvest transporting to the town,
while children are walking in the opposite direction to school.


Different seasons, different time, different sunlight, produce different colors


 The most dazzling color is just before the sun sets.

Bad tempered donkey did not want to work with the bull ...

Different animals have different temperaments, they were used together to control each other.
If one of them refused to move, the other one would force it . 

Child helping to harvest vegetables.

Clear sky with a rainbow after the rain.

This hallowed place is the most distinct part of the land. 

Later, in order to promote tourism it was named Lexiaguo, 

meaning--- the place where beautiful colors set.

A town in Lexiaguo.

Lexiaguo is full of crop fields whose curves and lines add beauty to the scenery.

The curve-like crops' lines are enhanced by the red soil.


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