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Friday, January 31, 2020

Cherokee Legend

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee youth's rite of passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm.

The wind blows the grass and earth, and shakes his stump, but he sits stoically, never removing the blindfold. It is the only way he can become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun rays warm him and he removes his blindfold. It is then that he discovers his father sitting on the stump next to him. He has been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

Cherokee Father and Son
Cherokee father and son

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, our Heavenly Father is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When troublecomes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Norman: Eco-Warrior.

In 7 countries, homosexuality = The death penalty

"Death by Homosexuality," by Cam Cardow
93 nations in the world still legally punish homosexuality. In 7 of these - Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Nigeria, Mauritania - gays and lesbians are punished with the death penalty.

Is this the Twenty-First Century or the Dark Ages? Sometimes I really can't tell.

What's Your Number?

The Wizard is a "3"...

Let the sender know your number. Once you have discovered your Birth Number, forward this post address (http://othersiderainbow.blogspot.ca/2005/02/whats-your-number.html) to the rest of your friends, including the one who sent this to you. Put your nickname and "number" in the comments! Have fun!

Your birth date describes who we are, what we are good at and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing.

To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the birth date together, like in the example, until there is only one digit. A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be: it will just colour your choice differently and give you a little insight.

Example March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2

Keep going until you end up with a single digit number. 2 is the Birth Number to read for the birth date in the example.


#1 THE ORIGINATOR
#2 THE PEACEMAKER
#3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
#4 THE CONSERVATIVE
#5 THE NONCONFORMIST
#6 THE ROMANTIC
#7 THE INTELLECTUAL
#8 THE BIG SHOT
#9 THE PERFORMER

# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR

1's are originals. Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another trait that gets them as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson: to learn Others' ideas might be just as good or better and to stay open minded.

Famous 1's: Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch.

#2 - THE PEACEMAKER

2's are the born diplomats. They are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead them to be successful in life, but on the other hand they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy they should learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize the moment and not put things off.

Famous 2's: President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopee Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

3's are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things, but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view.

Famous 3's Alan Alder, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Salvador Dali, Jodi Foster

# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE

4's are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they are expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to themselves.

Famous 4's: Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey

# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST

5's are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions.

Famous 5's: Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller, and Mark Hail.

# 6 - THE ROMANTIC

6's are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers. They like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. 6's should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot.

Famous 6's: Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn

#7 - THE INTELLECTUAL

7's are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start, and their motto is slow and steady wins the race. They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what's not in the world at large.

Famous 7's William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson , Joan Baez, Princess Diana

# 8 - THE BIG SHOT

8's are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people. They view people objectively. They let you know in no uncertain terms that they are the boss. They should learn to exude their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want.

Famous 8's Edgar Cayce, Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostrodamus, and Ron Connolly

#9 - THE PERFORMER

9's are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation.

Famous 9's Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley.

The Winter of your life


You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was a young guy, just married and embarking on my new life with my wife and son.

And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all...  And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams...

But, here it is...the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well...seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like...

But, here it is...separated...out of the closet and I move slower and I see an older man now. I'm overweight...but, I see the great change...

Not the one that was once married who was dark and young and strong... others, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things.

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...This I hope, that when it's over...we have a loving Savior who has a plan for us  and we are assured salvation if we place our faith in Him .   

So, if your not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!

For remember that scripture?...our life is but a vapor, it vanished away...So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so, live for God today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...

How to Cruise a Guy on the Street

So you're out and about. All summer those hot men are on the street. Where did they disappear to? Winter is coming! The question is after you spot the rare one still out there, how do you get him home?

  • Go to a place where you're likely to find other gay men.


  • Start walking.


  • When an attractive guy passes by you, attempt to make eye contact.


  • If you make eye contact, don't stop. Walk three more steps.


  • Turn and look over your shoulder. If he's interested, he'll do the same.


  • Face forward a walk three more steps.


  • Turn and look again. If he's looking at you too -- bingo!


  • Go up and introduce yourself.


  • Repeat as necessary.


  • This technique can also be used in shopping malls, airports, or anywhere there are large numbers of people and room to walk...

    Heck, this may even work for you STR8 folks...
    HYUK!

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Spidey can dance!

    Call Me?

    I Just Love This!
    Call Me?

    Road Rage Karma

    CARNATION MILK* Your LOL for the day

    A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farm since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation.

    When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores back in the 1940's, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of all...."

    She thought to herself, I know all about milk and dairy farms. I can do this!

    She sent in her entry, and a bout a week later, a black limo drove up in front of her house. A man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are here to award you $1000, even though we will not be able to use it."

    Here is her entry:
    *proven wrong at snopes.com

    I call no trump!


    Why Are You So Lazy?

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    MEMO:

    Dear Employee,

    As a result of the reduction of money budgeted for all department areas, we are forced to cut down on our number of personnel.

    Under this plan, older employees will be asked to take early retirement, thus permitting the retention of younger people who represent our future.

    Therefore, a program to phase out older personnel by the end of the next fiscal year, via retirement, will be placed into effect immediately.

    This program will be known as SLAP (Severance of Late-Aged Personnel).

    Employees who are SLAPPED will be given the opportunity to look for jobs outside the company.

    SLAPPED employees can request a review of their employment records before actual retirement takes place. This review phase of the program will be called SCREW.

    SCREW (Survey of Capabilities of Retired Elderly Workers).

    All employees who have been SLAPPED and SCREWED may file an appeal with upper management.

    This appeal is called SHAFT (Study by Higher Authority Following Termination).

    Under the terms of the new policy, an employee may be SLAPPED once, SCREWED twice, but may be SHAFTED as many times as the company deems appropriate.

    If an employee follows the above procedure, he/she will be entitled to get:

    HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel's Early Severance) or CLAP (Combined Lump sum Assistance Payment).

    As HERPES and CLAP are considered benefit plans, any employee who has received HERPES or CLAP will no longer be SLAPPED or SCREWED by the company.

    Management wishes to assure the younger employees who remain on board that the company will continue its policy of training employees through our: Special High Intensity Training (SHIT).

    We take pride in the amount of SHIT our employees receive. We have given our employees more SHIT than any company in this area. If any employee feels they do not receive enough SHIT on the job, see your immediate supervisor.

    Your supervisor is specially trained to make sure you receive all the SHIT you can stand.

    And, once again, thanks for all your years of service with us!


    Human Resources

    Daddy's Little Girl

    1910 Ford

    Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.
    This has only been 110 years ago… Amazing

    1910 Ford
    1910 Ford

    Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

    The year is 1910, just over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!

    Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

    ************ ********* ************

    The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

    Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

    Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

    Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

    There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

    The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

    The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !

    The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

    The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

    A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

    More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

    Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

    Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'

    Sugar cost four cents a pound.

    Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

    Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

    Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

    Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

    The Five leading causes of death were:
    1. Pneumonia and influenza
    2. Tuberculosis
    3. Diarrhea
    4. Heart disease
    5. Stroke

    The American flag had 45 stars.

    The population of Las Vegas , Nevada was only 30!

    Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

    There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

    Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

    Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.


    Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,
    Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'

    Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

    There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

    I posted this without typing it myself.

    From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!
    Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

    Bad day

    While walking through the trails in Stanley Park, a man came upon another man hugging a tree with his ear firmly against the tree.

    Seeing this he inquired, "Just out of curiosity, what the heck are you doing?"

    "I'm listening to the music of the tree," the other man replied.

    "You gotta be kiddin' me."

    "No, would you like to give it a try?"

    Understandably curious, the man says, "Well, OK..." So he wrapped his arms around the tree and pressed his ear up against it.

    With this, the other guy slapped a pair of handcuffs on him, took his wallet, jewelry, car keys, then stripped him naked and left.

    Two hours later another nature lover strolled by, saw this guy handcuffed to the tree stark naked, and asked, "What the heck happened to you?"

    He told the guy the whole terrible story about how he got there.

    When he finished telling his story, the other guy shook his head in sympathy, walked around behind him, kissed him gently behind the ear and said, "This just ain't gonna be your day, cupcake..."

    Flu Prevention Tips

    Your earworm for today...

    You're welcome! :-)

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    Stereotypes

    stereotypes
    Stereotypes

    The Candy With The Little Hole

    LIFE SAVERS
    At school, the children began to identify the flavors by their colour:

    Red....................Cherry
    Yellow.................Lemon
    Green.................Lime
    Orange ............... Orange

    Finally the teacher gave them all HONEY lifesavers. None of the children could identify the taste.

    The teacher said, "I will give you all a clue. It's what your mother may sometimes call your father."

    One little girl looked up in horror, spit her lifesaver out and yelled, "Oh my God! They're ass-holes!"

    All-sky Aurora above Great Slave Lake, Canada

    Crystal Meth

    Dealing with Teenage Methamphetamine Use

    Identifying and dealing with teenage drug use is a frightening prospect for any parent. But we live in a world where teens have so many opportunities for losing their way. They have the time and money for vices and less supervision at home. And drugs today are even more powerful and addictive than ever.
    Methamphetamine (known on the street as "speed," "meth," "crank," "crystal-meth") is a central nervous system stimulant that is among the most dangerous drugs available. Like cocaine, it is a powerful "upper" that produces alertness and feelings of elation, along with a variety of adverse reactions. Methamphetamine is sometimes called the "poor man’s cocaine," because it costs nearly the same as cocaine with much longer lasting effects.

    Methamphetamine can be swallowed, smoked, snorted, or injected. Under the influence of the drug, users often become agitated and "wired." Their behaviour becomes unpredictable: friendly and calm one moment, angry and terrified the next. Once users become too tired to continue using or run out of meth, they will begin to "crash." Initially, the crash is marked by agitated depression, which soon gives way to lethargy, followed by a long deep sleep. Once the user awakens, the depression returns and may last for days. This is the time when the potential for suicide is high.




    With prolonged high-dose use or long binges, stimulant psychosis may develop. User may feel intensely paranoid, hear voices, and experience bizarre delusions (such as thinking that people are talking about and/or following them). Methamphetamine-induced panic and psychosis can be extremely dangerous and may result in incidents of extreme violence.

    Dangers and consequences of meth use include:
    • sleeplessness
    • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
    • skin ulceration and infection, the result of picking at imaginary bugs
    • paranoia, anxiety, irritability
    • depression
    • increased blood pressure due to the constriction of blood vessels (may produce headaches, chest pain, or irregular heartbeat and lead to stroke or heart attack)
    • seizures
    • permanent brain cell damage
    • for intravenous (IV) users: AIDS, hepatitis, infections and sores at the injection site, and infection of the heart lining and valves (endocarditis)

    If you are a parent concerned that your teenager may be using meth, there are symptoms you should look for. You may notice a striking degeneration of your child's attitude, school attendance and marks, dress, personal hygiene, complexion and skin condition, along with increased mood swings, weight loss, and irregular sleeping patterns such as long waking and sleeping periods (days). A change of friends, secrecy, missing monies and valuables, dropping out of extra curriculum activities, and verbal aggression and/or the threat of physical aggression are also warning signs. If you suspect your child of drug use, contact a professional or counselor to help guide you through the process of acknowledging, confronting, and dealing with this problem. Professionals, non-profits, and faith-based organizations are available throughout Saskatchewan to help you and your family through this difficult time. Teen Challenge Saskatchewan Phone: 306-664-4673

    Click above for more info

    So, you think bagpipes are boring?

    Facts about the human body

    It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.


    One human hair can support 6.6 pounds.


    The average man's penis is two times the length of his thumb.


    Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.


    A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.


    There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.


    Women blink twice as often as men.


    The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.


    Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.


    If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.


    Women: will be finished reading this by now.


    Men: are still busy checking their thumbs.

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    I believe

    I Believe...
    That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
    And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.

    I Believe...
    That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.


    I Believe....
    That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you, every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

    I Believe.....
    That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
    Same goes for true love.

    I Believe...
    That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.


    I Believe....
    That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

    I Believe...
    That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.
    It may be the last time you see them.


    I Believe....
    That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

    I Believe....
    That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

    I Believe...
    That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

    I Believe....
    That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

    I Believe....
    That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time..

    I Believe....
    That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

    I Believe...
    That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

    I Believe...
    That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

    I Believe.....
    That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
    Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

    I Believe...
    That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

    I Believe....
    That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but,
    We are responsible for who we become.

    I Believe...
    That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.
    It could change your life forever.

    I Believe....
    Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

    I Believe...
    That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

    I Believe...
    That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.


    I Believe...
    That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

    I Believe...
    That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

    I Believe...
    That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in.
    I just did.


    The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    They just make the most of everything they have.

    The Blonde

    The body builder takes off his shirt and the blonde says, "What a Great chest you have!'

    He tells her, 'That's 100 lbs. of dynamite, Baby.'

    He takes off his pants and the blonde says,' "What massive calves you have!'

    The body builder tells her, 'That's 100 lbs. of dynamite, Baby.'

    He then removes his underwear and the blonde goes running out of the apartment screaming in fear.

    The body builder puts his clothes back on and chases after her. He catches up to her and asks why she ran out of the apartment like that.

    The blonde replies, 'I was afraid to be around all that dynamite after I saw how short the fuse was!'

    How to separate an egg

    Watch and see how easy it is to separate an egg yolk from the egg white !!

    The movie is in Japanese, but you can see how it's done........It's ingenious!

    Thought provoking

    Thoughts...

    thoughts

    thoughts

    thoughts

    thoughts

    thoughts

    thoughts

    thoughts

    No escape from phones...

    Sunday, January 26, 2020

    Kobe Bryant dead at 41

    Kobe Bryant among those killed in
    California helicopter crash, reports say
    1978 - 2020

    RuPaul

    In The Wizard's opinion she rocks!
    "What other people think of me is not my business. What I do is what I do. How people see me doesn't change what I decide to do. I don't choose projects so people don't see me as one thing or another. I choose projects that excite me. I think the problem is that people refuse to understand what drag is outside of their own belief system."

    --RuPaul

    RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City club scenes during the 1980s and early 90s. RuPaul has on occasion performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles. RuPaul is noted among famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable. "You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don't care! Just as long as you call me." She hosted a short-running talk show on VH1, and currently hosts reality television shows RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag U. Rupaul is also known for his hit song "Call me Starrbooty".

    RuPaul was born in San Diego, California. His name was given to him by his mother, a Louisiana native. The "Ru" came from roux, an ingredient used in gumbo. RuPaul struggled as a musician and filmmaker in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s. He participated in underground cinema, helping create the low-budget film Star Booty, and an album by the same name. In Atlanta, RuPaul often performed at the Celebrity Club (managed by Larry Tee) as a bar dancer or with his band, Wee Wee Pole, which included the late Todd Butler. RuPaul's first prominent national exposure came with a featured role dancing in the video for "Love Shack" by The B-52's.

    In the early 1990s, RuPaul worked the Georgia club scene and was known by his full birth name. Initially participating in genderfuck-style performances, RuPaul performed solo and in collaboration with other bands at several New York nightclubs, most notably the Pyramid Club. He appeared for many years at the annual Wigstock drag festival and appeared in the documentary Wigstock: The Movie. In the '90s, RuPaul was known in the UK for his appearances on the Channel 4 series Manhattan Cable, a weekly series produced by World of Wonder and presented by American Laurie Pike about New York's wild and wacky public-access television system.

    RuPaul is currentley seen on his show, "RuPaul's Drag Race" on OutTv


    *Wikipedia

    Homosexuality Facts

    Rainbow Flag
    The Rainbow Flag

    I have added this page on homosexuality facts, because, when learning of your child or loved one's sexuality difference, there are a lot of concerns you need clarified. This is a normal procedure that we as parents need to go through.

    This page about homosexuality facts will hopefully clear up some of the queries you may have and help educate you also.

    I have already listed a page of FAQ's and now I will clear up some of the myths with some facts.

    Myth.

    * Most Lesbians Or Gays Regard Themselves As Members Of The Opposite Sex.

    Fact.

    The majority, if not all gays and lesbians are very happy with their gender. In many ways, their sexual identity is seen as a celebration and an affirmation of their gender, not rejection of it.

    People often confuse homosexuality with transsexuality and or transvestism. Transsexual people feel as if they were born into the wrong body and should be the opposite gender. Transvestites are people who often dress in the clothing of the opposite sex. Most transvestites are heterosexual.

    Myth.

    * Homosexuality Is A Form Of Mental Illness And Can Be Cured.

    Fact.

    The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of official mental illnesses in 1973. The American Psychological Association followed suit in 1974. And so have most Psychiatric and psychological associations around the world.

    Myth.

    * All Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender People Can Be Identified By Certain Mannerisms Or Physical Characteristics.

    Fact.

    Only a very small percentage of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have stereotypical mannerisms and characteristics.

    As with heterosexuals, homosexuals and transgender people come in many shapes, sizes and different colors. It is fair to say that some heterosexuals portray a variety of the so-called gay stereo typical characteristics.

    Myth.

    * Lesbians And Gays Could Be Cured By Having "Good Sex" With A Member Of The Opposite Gender.

    Fact.

    Remember, you cannot cure homosexuality. Many gays and lesbians have had satisfying heterosexual sex in their life time, but most gays and lesbians would never choose to be sexually active with members of the opposite sex and would resent and challenge the idea that heterosexuals have a corner on the market of "good sex".

    Myth.

    * You Are Either Heterosexual Or Homosexual. Very Few Are Bisexual.

    Fact.

    The studies of Dr Alfred Kinsey and his associates are most frequently cited on this question.

    Their data suggests that, in fact, few people are predominately heterosexual or homosexual. Most people fall somewhere along the continuum between these two ends of the scale, and therefore have the capacity to experience both affection and sexual feelings for members of both sexes.

    Myth.

    * Gay, Lesbian And Bisexual People Should Not Be Teachers Because They Will Try To Convert Their Students To Their Life Style.

    Fact.

    It is impossible to convert heterosexuals to become homosexuals as it is just as impossible the other way around. Based on what is known about sexual attraction, this is simply not possible.

    Myth.

    * The Majority Of Child Molesters Are Gay Men And Women.

    Fact.

    Statistics have shown that paedophelia or child molestation is perpetrated by mainly heterosexuals. In fact, over 90% of all reported molestation are carried out by heterosexual males.

    Myth.

    * No One Knows What Causes Homosexuality.

    Fact.

    This is a complicated and controversial issue. To date there has been no real conclusive research that shows the causes of either homosexuality, bisexuality or for that matter, heterosexuality. Some believe it is predetermined genetically or hormonally. Others believe that we are all predisposed to all variations of sexual and affectionate behaviour and learn our sexual orientation.

    Myth.

    * In A Homosexual Relationship, One Partner Usually Plays The Role Of The Husband And The Other Plays The Role Of The Wife.

    Fact.

    This is not necessarily so. Most gay and lesbian couples work to develop relationships based on principles of equality and mutuality where they are loved for who they are and not for the roles they play.

    This comes back to stereotypical role play. They are usually just two men sharing roles and two women sharing roles.

    Myth.

    * One Homosexual Experience As An Adolescent Will Play A Large Part In Determining Whether A Person Will Be Homosexuality Orientated As An Adult.

    Fact.

    Many gay and lesbian people have had early heterosexual experiences but identify as gay or lesbian. This can be said the same for many heterosexual people who have had sexual experiences with a person of the same sex but continue to define themselves as heterosexual.

    Sexual orientation for most people goes well beyond just sexual acts.

    Myth.

    * Homosexuality Does Not Exist In Nature, Therefore It Is Not Natural.

    Fact.

    Historians tell us that homosexuality has existed since the earliest of human societies. Anthropologists report that homosexuals have been a part of every culture.

    One study of non-western cultures, reported that 64% of the respondents considered homosexuality as "normal and socially acceptable".

    It is also a well known fact that same sex behaviour is "natural" between animals.

    Myth.

    * All Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender People Choose To Be That Way.

    Fact.

    The only place where choice seems to come into play is when they decide how they will acknowledge their identity. Choosing if and how to 'come out' and choosing who to tell.

    I hope these facts have been helpful.
    *Originally published by Debbie on GayFamilySupport.com

    Dean and Jerry...

    Martin and LewisDean and Jerry were riding a train across the west. Jerry looked out the window and saw a whole lot of buffalo roaming the range.

    Jerry: Look at that big bunch of buffalo!

    Dean: Don’t say bunch say herd.

    Jerry: Heard what.

    Dean: Herd of buffalo.

    Jerry: Sure I’ve heard of buffalo.

    Dean: No... you don’t understand, a buffalo herd.

    Jerry: I don’t care what a buffalo heard! I ain”t said nothing that I’m ashamed of.

    Have you ever wondered what idiots looks like?

    ...and then sometimes, we need Darwinism to step in.



    YES THAT IS A POWER CORD FLOATING ON FLIP FLOPS..

    --Note: The validity of the photo cannot be verified

    Isn't it I R O N I C ?

    isn't it ironic?
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    WoW!

    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Am I a Fireman yet?

    Billy

    In Phoenix AZ, a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia.

    Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination.
    Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible.. The leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son's dream to come true.

    She took her son's hand and asked, 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up?
    Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?'

    Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up..'

    Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can make your wish come true.'

    Later that day she went to her local fire Department in Phoenix, where she met Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as Arizona

    She explained her son's final wish and Asked if it might be possible to give her 6 year-old son a ridearound the block on a fire engine.
    Fireman Bob said, 'Look, we can dobetter than that. If you'll have your son ready at seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him an honorary Fireman for the whole day..
    He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards!

    And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform
    For him, with a real fire hat - not a toy - one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, and a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.'

    'They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix   , so we can get them fast.'


    Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his uniform and escorted him from his hospital bed to the waiting hook and ladder truck.

    Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to the fire station. He was in heaven.
    There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls.

    He rode in the different fire engines,the Paramedic's' van, and even the fire chief's car.
    He was also videotaped for the local news program.
    Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy, that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.
    One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed
    In the hospice concept - that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.
    Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.

    The chief replied, 'We can do better than that. We'll be there in five minutes.. Will you please do me a favor?

    When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce over the PA system that there is not a ire?'
    'It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time. And will you open the window to his room?'
    About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window-------- 16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room
    With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him.With His dying breath, Billy looked up at the fire chief and said, 'Chief, am I really a fireman now?'

    'Billy, you are, and The Head Chief, Jesus, is holding your hand,' the chief said With those words, Billy smiled and said, 'I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and The angels have been Singing..'
    He closed his eyes one last time.

    This is a true story

    Giggles, Guffaws, and Groaners

    A man is about to jump off London Bridge when he hears a voice behind him. It's Santa Claus.
    "Why do this? It's Christmas Eve?" Santa says.
    "Because I've lost my job, " the man answered, " my wife has left me, and I have no presents for the kids."
    "Ah, I can grant you 3 wishes, " replied Santa, "So when you get up tomorrow your job will be there, your wife will be waiting for you, and there'll be presents for the children."
    "Oh Santa - however can I repay you?" gasped the man.
    "Well - not a lot of people know this, " came the reply, "But old Santa is gay, you could bend over for me, the elves aren't much good at it."
    "Dunno 'bout that, " the man said.
    "Oh, go on, " Santa urged, "After all - I granted you 3 wishes, don't be so ungrateful."
    "Ok, " the man sighed, as he unzipped his trousers.
    Santa did the biz and when he finished the man pulled his trousers back up.
    Santa looks at the man and asks "How old are you?"
    "47, " came the reply.
    "What? And you still believe in Santa Claus?"

    HYUK!

    A guy decides that maybe he'd like to have a pet and goes to a pet shop.

    After looking around he spots a parrot sitting on a little perch; it doesn't have any feet or legs. The guy says out loud, "Geez, I wonder what happened to this parrot?"

    "I was born this way," says the parrot. "I'm a defective parrot."

    "Ha, ha," the guy laughs. "It sounded like this parrot actually understood what I said and answered me."

    "I understand every word," says the parrot. "I am a highly intelligent and thoroughly educated bird."

    "Yeah?" the guy asks. "Then answer this: how do you hang onto your perch without any feet?"

    "Well," the parrot says, "this is a little embarrassing, but since you asked, I will tell you. I wrap my little parrot penis around this wooden bar, kind of like a little hook. You can't see it because of my feathers."

    "Wow," says the guy, "you really can understand and answer; can't you?"

    "Of course. I speak both Spanish and English. I can converse with reasonable competence on almost any subject: politics, religion, sports, physics, philosophy. And I am especially good at ornithology. You should buy me; I am a great companion."

    The guy looks at the $200.00 price tag. He says. "I can't afford that."

    "Pssst," the parrot hisses, motioning the guy over with one wing. "Nobody wants me because I don't have any feet. You can get me for $20.00; just make an offer."

    The guy offers twenty dollars and walks out with the parrot. Weeks go by and the parrot is sensational. He's funny; he's interesting; he's a great pal, he understands everything, sympathizes, and gives good advice. The guy is delighted.

    One day the guy comes home from work and the parrot says, "Pssst," and motions him over with one wing. The guy goes up close to the cage. "I don't know if I should tell you this or not," says the parrot, "but it's about your lover and the mailman."

    "What?" asks the guy.

    "Well," the parrot says, "when the mailman came to the door today, your lover greeted him in a pair of briefs that showed everything and kissed him on the mouth."

    "What happened then?" asks the guy.

    "Then the mailman came into the house and put his hand on your lovers crotch and began petting him all over," reports the parrot.

    "My God!" the guy says. "Then what?"

    "Then he pulled down the briefs, got down on his knees and began to lick him, starting with his chest, slowly going down and down." The parrot pauses for a long time...

    "What happened? What happened?" says the frantic guy.

    "That's what pisses me off. I don't know." said the parrott. "I got a hard-on, and fell off my fucking perch."

    HYUK!

    Three friends -- two straight guys and a gay guy -- and their significant others were on a cruise. A tidal wave came up and swamped the ship; they all drowned, and next thing you know, they're standing before St. Peter.

    First came one of the straight guys and his wife. St. Peter shook his head sadly. "I can't let you in. You loved money too much. You loved it so much, you even married a woman named Penny."

    Then came the second straight guy. "Sorry, can't let you in, either. You loved food too much. You loved to eat so much, you even married a woman named Candy!"

    The gay guy turned to his boyfriend and whispered nervously, "It doesn't look good, Dick."

    HYUK!

    There was this man who walked into a bar and says to the bartender 10 shots of whiskey.

    The bartender asks, "What's the matter?"

    The man says, "I found out my brother is gay and marrying my best friend."

    The next day the same man comes in and orders 12 shots of whiskey.

    The bartenders asks, "What's wrong this time?"

    The man says, "I found out that my son is gay."

    The next day the same man comes in the bar and orders 15 shots of whiskey.

    Then the bartender asks, "Doesn't anyone in your family like women?"

    The man looks up and says, "Apprently my wife does."



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