Am I dying???
Is it my birthday???
The 1st of May
Of every year in my life …
Am I dying???
Is it my birthday???
The 1st of May
Of every year in my life …
Posted by BeSHeSHeNtRa... at 2:54 PM
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
Smart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
**GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS*
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand
her at all.
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more
Willing to die.
**PROPENSITY TO CHANGE*
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
**HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED*
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and
Cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the
same thing to them at funerals.
Posted by BeSHeSHeNtRa... at 1:28 PM
Most smiles are started by another smile …
Try this .... :0)
Posted by BeSHeSHeNtRa... at 11:27 AM
Captain Harry Colebourn was born in 1887 in Birmingham, England and moved to Canada in 1905. He trained at the Ontario Veterinary College in Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1911. • After graduation Colebourn took a job with the Manitoba Department of Agriculture in Winnipeg. He trained with the militia in his spare time and became a provisional lieutenant in the Veterinary Corps.
With the start of the First World War in August 1914, Colebourn became a member of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps.
The Corps' duty was to care for the thousands of horses the army used to transport artillery, supplies, and the bodies of the dead and wounded.
• On August 23, 1914, Colebourn boarded a troop train that would take him from Winnipeg to a military staging area in Valcartier, Quebec. From there, Canadian servicemen would be sent overseas.
• The following day Colebourn's train stopped in White River, Ontario, a small town between Port Arthur (later Thunder Bay) and Sault Ste. Marie.
• At the train station he met a hunter with an orphaned female bear cub. The hunter had shot and killed the cub's mother, without whom the cub was almost certain to die.
• Colebourn offered the hunter $20 (about $350 in 2004 dollars) for the cub. The hunter gladly made the trade.
Milne his son Christopher Robin Milne
It was a most auspicious start for "a bear of very little brain." On Christmas Eve, 1925, the London Evening News published a short story by writer A.A. Milne. Among its characters was a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. But it wasn't until the 1980s that the story behind the inspiration for the bear came to light. Winnipegger Fred Colebourn explains Winnie's background to CBC's Midday
The "silly old bear" was not pure invention; he was inspired by a real-life bear in the London Zoo. The bear, named "Winnie" (short for Winnipeg), was a donation from Fred Colebourn's father, Harry, a Canadian Army veterinarian in the First World War. Before becoming a star attraction at the zoo, Winnie was the mascot of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade
as Lt. Harry Colebourn
“Every day I got to roll around with little black bears, that’s one of the real privileges of this job - I get to do crazy things.”
as Gen. Hallholland
“[My character is] a nutter --- a great eccentric English nutter. He believes in the old way of doing things and thinks his way is the best. He’s wonderful, off the wall, very in-the-moment and you don’t really know what he’s going to do next.”
Protheroe the Zookeeper
“As I child I had a big collection of bears, and still have some of them. I eagerly read this script when it arrived because it had the word “bear” in the title and I thought it was absolutely delightful.”
Posted by BeSHeSHeNtRa... at 10:12 AM
The great ship, at that time the largest and most luxurious afloat, was designed and built by William Pirrie's Belfast firm Harland and Wolff to service the highly competitive Atlantic Ferry route. It had a double-bottomed hull that was divided into 16 presumably watertight compartments. Because four of these could be flooded without endangering the liner's buoyancy, it was considered unsinkable.Shortly before midnight on April 14, the ship collided with an iceberg; five of its watertight compartments were ruptured, causing the ship to sink at 2:20 AM April 15. Inquiries held in the United States and Great Britain alleged that the Leyland liner Californian, which was less than 20 miles (32 km) away all night, could have aided the stricken vessel had its radio operator been on duty and thereby received the Titanic's distress signals. Only the arrival of the Cunard liner Carpathia 1 hour and 20 minutes after the Titanic went down prevented further loss of life in the icy waters. The 45,000 ton Titanic was 882 1/2 feet (269 meters) long , 92 1/2 feet (28 meters) wide and about 10 stories tall, more with the smoke stacks. She had 24 boilers to power her reciprocating steam engines and turbines which pushed her through the water at as much as 24 knots (27 1/2 miles per hour.) Passengers had their choice of accommodations, ranging from clean but crowded third class to luxurious first class. The small third class cabins had bunk beds enough for a family with room for some luggage under the lower bunks and a sink. First class staterooms were quite large and were decorated with carved paneling and wall paper. First class passengers had comfortable beds, bureaus, tables and chairs couches as well as a sink. First class passengers could choose to have their meals at the first class dining room, at the a la carte (Ritz) restaurant or at the Cafe Parisien. They also had a gym with exercise equipment, a smoking room, Turkish baths, a swimming pool and a lounge. After sea trials, the Titanic loaded passengers at South Hampton England. At noon, Wednesday, April 10, 1912, the Titanic, with Captain Edward Smith in command, let go her mooring lines and maneuvered toward the open sea. As she approached two smaller liners tied to a pier, the mooring lines on one, the New York, snapped and the ship drifted into the path of the departing super-liner. Quick work narrowly avoided a collision. One passenger was overheard saying the near collision was a bad omen. The Titanic stopped at Cherbourg, France and Queenstown Ireland to pickup more passengers. In Queenstown she anchored because there was no dock big enough for the ship; passengers were ferried to the ship by White Star Line boats. She departed in the afternoon Thursday on her maiden voyage to New York. The passengers enjoyed a pleasant journey with fine weather and calm seas. The crew was happy with the performance of the ship's machinery and was expecting to beat the Olympics speed to New York on her maiden voyage.
After years of construction and work, the Titanic was finally ready for her maiden voyage. The beginning of her voyage was to take place on the morning of April 10, of 1912 at approximately 10:00am. The firs of Titanic passengers began to board the ship. Most of these passengers were British residents who had journeyed to Titanic by means of transportation either that a boat train. The real precipitance came when the boat train arrived. People rich or poor were scattered all aver Southampton’s bay, attempting to find their gangway. After the second and third class passengers boarded, the firs class passengers were to be escorted to their cabins. Approximately at 12:00pm Titanic was ready to set sail. After Titanic sets out into the open sea, her water displacement causes mooring ropes of the New York, which was a small ship, to brake. Which causes her stern to swing towards Titanic's mighty bow. Titanic official’s quick actions prevent a catastrophic collision. After hours delayed the Titanic finally sets sail into the open sea headed towards Cherbourg, France. The Titanic lowered her anchor when arrived at Cherbourg, France, at about 5:30pm of the same day.
American air strike on Libya
15 April 1986
Without any declaration of war, the United States launches air strikes against Libya in retaliation for the Libyan sponsorship of terrorism against US troops and citizens. The raid, which began shortly before 02:00 (Libya time = 00:00 UT), involved more than 100 US Air Force and Navy aircraft, and was over within an hour. Five military targets, including the home tent of Libyan leader .
The attacks were mounted by 14 A-6E navy attack jets based in the Mediterranean and 18 FB-111 bombers from bases in England. Numerous other support aircraft were also involved. France refused to allow the F-111s to fly over French territory, which added 2600 total nautical miles to the journey from England and back. Three military barracks were hit, along with the military facilities at Tripoli's main airport and the Benina air base southeast of Benghazi.. The Benina military airfield was hit to preempt Libyan interceptors from taking off and attacking the incoming US bombers.
I was too young to remember that day.
But they all said they were afraid and shocked, and it was a sad, dark long night on the Libyan sky.
Posted by BeSHeSHeNtRa... at 1:53 AM
Millau Viaduct, France
'"It is a dialogue between nature and the man-made,"
Photo, exterior, with Jacques Chirac, Lord Foster, and others ·
Millau Viaduct · Millau, Tarn Valley, France
Posted by BeSHeSHeNtRa... at 1:39 AM