Saturday, August 21, 2010

545- Again, QUESTION with DIGNITY!...MAINTAINING A BIT OF SKEPTICAL NATURE...AND A SAVVY SENSE OF KNOWLEDGE of the FACTS!...

A) Do not take anything on face value, unless it is YOUR choice. At least pause for a moment or three to surround the facts thrown towards you.
B) Ask thinking-style questions...ponderables...WHY?...WHY NOT?
C) Asking savvy and curious questions is a sign of natural intelligence! You'll catch on to this neat process quickly for the rest of your life.
D) Watch a child when they ask lots of questions of a parent....or a teacher....
I CRINGE whenever I witness a parent or "adult" telling a child to 'SHUT UP'...or worse yet, slap them!
E) But observe a child when a parent is loving, patient and caring with a child....the child will, most assuredly, develop and grow into one unique, questioning adult if not sooner.
F) I pause and marvel at how this little guy, moi, back when, made it without being put through a sieve or three. Think it must have been pure fortitude!!

G) Example: went to a local 'Walls-Mart' to order a new pair of reading glasses. On a Sunday, closing time was 5pm. When I got there at the 'glasses section', they were close...4:45pm...lights off.
I saw an empoyee walking around the darkened area, with ropes up, and politely asked what was the correct time...my watch must be wrong! She was very apologetic, explaing how they the "big" management at Walmart would NOT pay overtime, especially if a customer was standing there filling out papers to buy glasses. Therefore, the employees were forced to close earlier than the listed time for Sunday in front!!!! I realized that the employee was not the one at fault and asked to speak to THE main Walmart manager.....well, now.....
H) This past weekend: looked at a huge sign painted on the wall in front of a local CVS and their digital print cost. Sign announced that one-hour digital prints made on their machine at CVS was 19-cents each. When I used the machine to print out a batch, and sent to pay, the price had suddenly switched to 19-cents ONLY IF you printed 50 or more! Nowhere was that printed out for the general customer public.
I used my own "Customer Critique" form back home, copied it for records, and mailed. Explained the "bait and switch" scheme and politely gave that CVS five days to change the wall ad or the BBB would be contacted to begin a case. Also, sent a letter and e-mail to the national CVS headquarters explaing the "bait and switch" scheme with the same expectation. Beforehand, did look up NAMES and addresses of corporate and local officers ti hone right in on who was responsible.
H) Being SKEPTICAL can be a good "thang", for symbolic reasons.
I) This ponderer has gotten, years ago, tired of being taken advantage of by "ignorant" persons, meaning someone who doesn't understand, know or want to know the facts, with their own selfish reasons, in all walks of life.....hope this inspires you to do the same.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

544- What Do YOU BELIEVE IN?...REALLY BELIEVE IN?.....

You're invited to ponder this poser for a spell. "I BELIEVE IN......"

A) I believe in myself...I like myself!!
B) I believe in "life" after life?
C) I believe in the sanctity of commitment in any form to a person. I believe in causes, like returning my America back to a freaking non-socialistic path!!!!!
D) I believe in 'education' as a primary goal?
E) I believe in KARMA?
F) I believe that my country, in general, is THE bestest in so many ways than ANY has ever been in the history of our planet!....I believe it! I will make NO apologies, like our current White House, to any other country!
G) I believe that I AM special as an individual and have a definite DESTINY....like some of you do!
H) I believe that I HAVE terrific talents, that I will develop them and use them to the fullest extent of my learned skills!
I) I believe in the philosophy of "pay it forward"...that it IS vital in our society to share at least something back, unannounced. For example: stood and opened the door at the local Wawa on Richmond Road, instead of flying thru and letting it bounce back into someone's face! Everyone actually said "thank you"...I returned with a "U R welcome!" This guy had almost given up on recognizing any appearance of social manners out and about!!
J) I believe in speaking up and out, even if my actions mean me standing out in left field by myself!
K) I believe, NOW, in exercising my bod, which in turn exercizes my MIND on!
L) I believe that: "Tell me what's wrong with me, and I'll listen to the end of nose; but tell me what's right with me, and I'll listen to the end of my---mind!!"
M) I believe in falling "IN LIKE" before romantically loving someone!
N) I believe in not giving up, not quitting...instead, figuring out and taking a chance, a risk, on another direction!...that "failure is success turned inside out...."
O) I believe that someone can....."turn scars into stars!"  Sure, it will take time and plenty of personal strength!
P) ....more......

Monday, August 16, 2010

543- MEET...DAMON DUNN!!!.........

***You're going to like and admire this guy who grew up in a rundown Texas trailer and hunted, fished to actually provide FOOD for the table!....ready?
A) Now, he lives in California, and this single parent son is running for his state's Secretary of State position this year!
B) Damon Dunn is campaigning for the California Secretary of State. Even though much of his formitable early life was spent in his natice Texas--high school honor student...Texas All-State football...valuing hard work--he earned a scholarship to Stanford University where he ran track, played football (quite well) and earned a handful of academic awards along the way! Yes, he remained in California, also "paying forward" in so many ways, mentoring and tutoring young Hispanics, Blacks and ANYONE locally, all without fanfare. He even found time to share his time at soup kitchens, too. Oh, he is now an associate pastor at Saddleback Baptist Church...heard of this church?
C) Damon, as a child back in his home State of Texas, knew what it was like to go to bed...hungry. But he also knew that he also had a duty to pay back, HAD to INSPIRE other youth! He likes, now, speaking to and with all types of listeners.

D) So....what do YOU think of Damon Dunn? You're invited to 'google' him to discover more.
When you do? You'll discover another neat surr-prise that you need to know about Damon Dunn...wait and see!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

542- AND NOW THERE ARE EIGT (8) squire BLOGS!....http: //SquiresPonderables.blogspot.com/.....

A) Thanks for checking on all seven (7) blogs!

B) http:  //TheSquiresPoliticalViews.blogspot.com/
C) http:  //TheVirginiaCollegiateScene.blogspot.com/
D) http:  //TheSquiresMtTales.blogspot.com/
E) http:  //thesquiresview.blogspot.com/
F) http:  //SquiresPonderables.blogspot.com/
G) http:  //VisionarySurr-prises-Epiphanies.blogspot.com/
H) http:  //theSquiresSATIRESHumor.blogspot.com/
I) http:  //I-Can-Imagine-It.blogspot.com/

(They are posted around our Amer-i-ca and into 50+ countries!!)

541- BRIAN CARDARELLI....HE was one of the GOOD GUYS!...

Brian Cardarelli...grad last year from James Madison University...25-years-young...and doing so much good for the real people of Afghanistan....
Brian was one of 10 civilians murdered in an attack in the backcountry in the "land of Afghans." Another one was a dentist, Dr. Tom, volunteering to bring dental health for the first time to the children and their families.
Brian was a videographer for the expedition, recording the GOOD DEEDS of his fellow mankind. His family lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia...we are with you, Cardarelli family and friends!

Friday, August 6, 2010

540- "HONOR MURDERS"...Social Commentary....

A) Islam "honor killings" within our Amerian society. I will not label them as 'honor killings.'
B) Shari'a...suggest you look up this term, soon...it's coming closer to a country near you...you need to read and ponder.
C) Latest is the story of two beautiful, highly intelligent sisters here in America.....
D) New Year's Day 2008...the mother and two Texas sisters left the house to escape...the 'father' then persuaded the mother that he just wanted to take the girls (17 and 18) out to eat. Later, the two sisters, VERY close in their relationship over the years, were found bloodily murdered to in that taxi! Sarah lived long enough to call 9-11 and, in her dying words, said that her father had shot them!!!!
E) Even as a Sociology and American government educator, this guy WILL NOT use the term "allegedly", instead declaring that the father MURDERED the two sisters!!
F) At his house, the FBI uncovered hundreds of secret video tapes taken of the two. He is originally from Egypt and a Muslim. The mother has claimed that he regularly beat his wife for years.....
G) And, originally, the FBI, on the wanted poster, declared that the dastardly murders were "honor killings." Mysteriously, and quietly, the term "honor killings" was removed from the FBI poster.........
H) Latest?....he immediately disappeared that day and has not been seen in any way since.....! The FBI...cannot find him??????????

Thursday, August 5, 2010

539- MY "ORIGINAL, EXCITING TV COMMERCIALS" AWARDS...WATCH For MARY!!....

A) Kleenex....yes, the Kleenex "BaBoom-Snaps-Shield" TV commericial is absolutely one that sticks in your, my, thinking mind!! The children, in a classroom, are singing and performing this catchy song of "BaBoom...." You have to pay attention because it moves quickly from there to down a looooong hall, all in sync! All in sync so well done that it's unbelievable in scope!!!! Don't forget...before you know it, it's over...need to pay attention.
***Can go to...http: //Kleenex.com/backtoschool/kit.html...scroll to last page with the song outlined!
B) Hey, think back to last year, please. That GEICO "pothole" girl. Absolutely original, clever and memorable. Wish the rest of GEICO's TV commercials could do likewise, instead of 'irrigating' the heck out of us...HIT THAT "MUTE" button!
C) Add that GEICO commercial from earlier this year, with the little girl on the phone with her grandmother, asking a GEICO Rep how to tell her gramma, in Spanish, how to do something. This sweet little bi-lingual little girl, MARY IS HER NAME, was absolutely, totally precious!
D)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

538- And AMERICA'S ABSOLUTELY M-O-S-T "IRRIGATING" TV COMMERCIALS ARE.....?

#1) LaQuinta...sooo BAD, very BAD! Makes fun of vintage movie clips by inserting in stupid-to-the-max dialogue. And the images of "new" room decor look exacly like the early, cheap '50s.
#2) TaxMasters....this spokesman's(?) face NEVER moves a fraction of his, uh, face and is so frightening in his demeanor. He did, over the past year, grow a beard, now making him, uh, wooly! By the way, did GOOGLE to the company to check out pros and cons....guess what? Major ethical problems with TaxMasters! DON'T even think about asking them for help....
#3) GEICO's nearly entire series centering around a spokesman introducing it and then switching to....."the pig we-weeing all the way home!"..."the analysis and the 'poor' guy on the couch!"..."the snowball battle!"  Don't believe me?  See one!  Makes you want to watch and pay for "premium TV" forever!!
++++(Don't forget, though, that fresh, creative GEICO commerical with the 'talking pothole'....good!!)