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Things Learned From Being A Foster Parent

Posted by Mark on February 25, 2008

In doing some research for a client, I came across some life lessons. Being a foster parent is a special calling. Not everyone can do it, and those that can seldom do it for long.  All 19 can easily apply to one’s own children as well…

1. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing transformer underwear and a superman cape.   
2. It is strong enough, however, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 by 20 foot room.   
3. When you hear the toilet flush and the words, “Uh-oh,” it’s already too late.   
4. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.   
5. A six year old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36 year old man says they can only do it in the movies.   
6. If you use a waterbed as home plate while wearing baseball shoes it does not leak – it explodes.   
7. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq foot house 4 inches deep.   
8. Some things will pass through the digestive tract of a four year old that you’d imagine would remain in him or her.   
9. Super glue is forever.   
10. TV and Videos can teach us many things we don’t want to know.   
11. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.   
12. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.   
13. DVD players do not eject peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.   
14. Always look in the oven before you turn it on.   
15. The fire department has at least a 5 minute response time.   
16. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.   
17. It will however make cats dizzy.   
18. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.   
19. The average dog can eat at least 20 homework assignments in a school year per child.

From Foster Parenting Training. com

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And the Cost is…

Posted by Mark on February 25, 2008

Free!  A look at how the psychology of Abundance is changing the web, and our lives, forever.

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Victim Mentality Will Never Die

Posted by redsatellite on February 25, 2008

If I read one more article about how George Bush has abandoned blacks, I’m going to scream. And no, it won’t be in Spanish or Ebonics.

In a cramped guard booth on the edge of a community of luxury townhouses, the sense of helplessness that has become so familiar to Gregory Sam since Hurricane Katrina uprooted him from his home town of New Orleans can become all-consuming.“I’m struggling,” said Sam, 29, a college graduate who took an $8-an-hour post as a security guard after more than 20 job interviews led to nothing. “I feel like I’m isolated in the country somewhere . . . in a time warp.” For the nearly quarter-million people such as Sam who were evacuated to Texas after the hurricane and its floodwaters left New Orleans devastated in 2005, powerlessness has been a constant theme, exacerbated by their reliance on goodwill and the government for help in starting over again.

Angry at the Bush administration for failing them both before and after Katrina, many view the March 4 Democratic presidential primary as a chance to exert some control over their futures.

Angry at Dubya for failing you BEFORE AND AFTER Katrina? Are you kidding me?Why aren’t you angry at yourself…for being just a WEE BIT shortsighted– and not getting out of New Orleans when you had the chance? You had LOCAL government (see Mayor Chocolate Nagin), you had STATE government (see Kathleen ‘My Mind is a’ Blanco ) to help you. Why is it the Federal government’s responsibility to bail you out of a natural disaster that took days and days to arrive?

“The big thing is rebuilding,” said Martin Jones, an evangelical pastor who lost his home and church on the edge of the French Quarter and has settled in Houston. His former parishioners, Jones said, “are looking for a solution, for restoration. People are looking for some semblance of life again. How are [these candidates] going to benefit the folk who lived there?”

How are they going to BENEFIT you? Here’s a better question: How are you going to benefit society? Here’s a solution: shut up and get a job. Be a good citizen. Be a good parent. Lead by example and don’t expect a handout.


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