INTERESTING: Long-lasting marriages

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/number-of-long-lasting-marriages-in
-us-has-risen-census-bureau-reports/2011/05/18/AFO8dW6G_story.html?hpid=z4

Number of long-lasting marriages in U.S. has risen, Census Bureau reports
By Carol Morello, Published: May 18

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Americans may be postponing marriage, and fewer are wedding at all. But what about the people who do get married? They’re staying together longer than they have in years.

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I’d wager the economy is having multiple effects: (1) one household is cheaper than two; (2) single mom with kids is in poverty for decades; (3) the lack of money means less opportunity for “extravagance”; and (4) the condensation of “extended families” (i.e., parents and children need help).

The gray hair generation is realizing the value of family.

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RANT: Hasn’t BHO44 seen the movie “Exodus”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_mideast_palestinians;_ylt=AkQk_BMuazVyGzvpGN0
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Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders
– 18 mins ago

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians’ demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, in a move that will likely infuriate Israel. Israel says the borders of a Palestinian state have to be determined through negotiations.

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So, there’s just a “dozy over” for the ’67 war?

If I was an Israeli, then I’d have a few profanities for the American President.

It can only happen if hell freezes over.

Wonder how all those liberal American Jews, who routinely support the Democrats, feel about this?

Hope Dick Morris can put that into a poll, quick.

BHO44 may have just incinerated his reelection bid faster than Newt did?

The USA should be like Switzerland and MYOB.

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INSPIRATIONAL: You know not the day nor the hour

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/First-Communion-girl-dies-in-bouncy-castle-tragedy-121881129.html

First Communion girl dies in bouncy castle tragedy
Family devastated after freak gust of wind accident
By CATHAL DERVAN , IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:23 AMUpdated Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:49 AM

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Little Amy Byrne’s big day ended in tragedy when the eight-year-old died from head injuries after she was thrown from a bouncy castle at the family farm.

Parents Paul and Lorraine Byrne are being comforted by family and friends after the tragic loss of their daughter when a gust of wind threw the bouncy castle into the air.

The little girl lost her footing when the wind caught the castle shortly after 6pm on Saturday and sustained serious head injuries as she landed on the ground after she was thrown out of the castle.

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It’s hard to imagine a worse day for the parents.

Donna Nobis Pacem

Carpe Diem

Stories like this teach us a lesson to easily forgotten.

Especially when after the lesson, it’s too late to do it over.

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