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Local Elections

Local Elections

Corruption is holding the reins
Demonstrations take place every day
If the situation stays the same
You have only yourself to blame

Emotions are running high
Lack of service is the cry
Empty promises and lies
Jobs by the thousands you’d supply

Loyalty must pay the price
Withholding your vote will not suffice
You need to demonstrate your rage
By using your vote to make a change

Image: Mail & Guardian (Werner Beukes, Sapa)
©DGA 31.03.2011 03:46


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Sage Advice from Bill Gates

Sage Advice from Bill Gates

I received the following by email recently and would like to share it with you.

This is for my teacher friends and those of you who I think will enjoy it.

Bill Gates

This should be posted in every school or kid’s bedroom. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school.

He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality, and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: They called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were so before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. *Do that on your own time..

Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one..

If you can read this… Thank a Teacher.
If you can read this in English… Thank a Soldier!
And for life and everything else you have… Thank God!!

Now…think about this and smile if you agree and please pass this on…


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The Hungry Girl

Cats and bins Pictures, Images and Photos

The Hungry Girl

Once a week, on a Monday for me,
We put out our refuse bins
For the waste collectors to take.
There are numerous people who pass by
And check through the bins to see
If anything of value to them was being thrown out.
Some have old supermarket trolleys,
Some have rusty old wheelbarrows,
And some only have paper packets.
Paper, cardboard, metal and plastic of all shapes and sizes
Are sort-after prizes.
These scroungers sometimes make quite a mess,
Spilling the bin contents in the street.
I went out of my gate to close the cover
And looked up to see a small girl
Who had suddenly appeared out of the blue.
She could barely see over the top of the bin
Which always contains only garden cuttings
And a black bag of kitchen rubbish.
I asked her what she was looking for
And she said she was hungry.
So I asked her to wait while I fetched her something to eat
As there was no edible food in the bin.
When I came out about ten minutes later,
Sandwiches and cool drink in hand,
There was no sign of her –
And I have looked for her every Monday since then
And wondered who she was and where she came from,
Poor child.

Image: photobucket.com
©DGA 27.03.2011 20:13


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Evening Star

Sidey’s Weekend Theme

Evening Star Pictures, Images and Photos

Evening Star

Venus, goddess of love and beauty
Shining brightly in the evening sky
Masquerade to the human eye

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. The planet is named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. After the Moon, it is the brightest natural object in the night sky, reaching an apparent magnitude of −4.6, bright enough to cast shadows. Because Venus is an inferior planet from Earth, it never appears to venture far from the Sun: its elongation reaches a maximum of 47.8°. Venus reaches its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or shortly after sunset, for which reason it has been known as the Morning Star or Evening Star.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_(planet)

Image: Photobucket.com
©DGA 26.03.2011 06:11


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Silent Night

Starry Night Sky Pictures, Images and Photos

Silent Night

Night dropped down
Gently from the sky,
Covering the town
In a blanket of darkness.

All was still,
Peaceful and quiet,
Then the sound rang out
Of a newborn’s cry.

Softly quietened,
Comforted to sleep,
Till the sky lightened
With the dawn of day.

The Baby, born to set us free,
Who would have thought
That He could be
The centre of such controversy.

Image: Photobucket.com
©DGA 24.03.2011 15:34

A new commandment I bring unto you,
that you love one another as I have loved you,
that you love one another as I have loved you.
By this shall all men know that you are My disciples,
if you love one another as I have loved you.
By this shall all men know that you are My disciples,
if you love one another as I have loved you.

Source (Biblical Reference):
John 13: 34, 35


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The Street Beggar (Repost: 04.06.2010)


The Street Beggar

On a cold wintery morning
Under the weak watery sun
Mother and child shivered together,
On a day barely begun.

They waited on the traffic isle
For the rush of cars to start,
Hoping for some charity
To relieve their starving hearts.

A few cars passed, too fast to see,
Then, bumper to bumper they came and went,
Blinkered people safe and warm,
Snug in their cocoons.

Photo: http://www.photobucket.com
©DGA


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Scary, Scary Night

scary Pictures, Images and Photos

Scary, Scary Night

As the last rays of the sun
Drop below the horizon,
As the dusk turns to dark
Colour fades to different shades
Of black and greys.
Eyes strain to make out alien shapes.
As I brush against the drapes
A heavy fluttering fills the air;
What it is I do not care.
Bats, vampires, bloody ghouls –
And killing tools –
My mind runs riot,
Filling me with a deep disquiet.
Evil men and dastardly deeds –
Rapists with unholy needs –
This is the world of the night,
Where all the innocent take flight.

Image: Photobucket.com
©DGA 19.03.2011 17:04


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This Love’s an Illusion

Control

This Love’s an Illusion

Don’t cause confusion
Our love’s an illusion
And the hurt is too much to bear
I have this pain
And it’s killing me again
And my heart is so sore
I can’t be with you anymore

If this feeling is love
I’m not willing to have
My heart torn asunder in my breast
The pain is too much
And the hurt that your touch
Engenders in my soul
Prevents me from giving you control

Image: Photobucket.com
©DGA 19.03.2011 11:58