The Blue Pigeon

1The Mayor of London was very worried about a plague of pigeons in the City Centre.

He could not remove the pigeons from the city. All of London was full of pigeon poop, the people of London could not walk on the pavements, or drive on the roads.

It was costing a fortune to keep the streets and pavements clean.    

One day a man came to the Town Hall and offered the Mayor a proposition: ‘I can rid your beautiful city of its plague of pigeons without any cost to the city. But, you must promise not to ask me any questions. Or, you can pay me one million pounds to ask one question.’

The mayor considered the offer briefly and accepted the free proposition. The next day the man climbed to the top of the Nelson’s Column, opened his coat, and released a blue pigeon. The blue pigeon circled in the air and flew up into the bright blue London sky.

All the pigeons in London saw the blue pigeon and gathered up in the air behind the bird. The London pigeons followed the blue pigeon as she flew eastwards out of the city.

The next day the blue pigeon returned completely alone to the man on top of Nelson’s Column.

The Mayor was very impressed. He felt the man and the blue pigeon had performed a wonderful miraculous service to rid London of the plague of pigeons. Even though the man with the pigeon had charged nothing, the mayor presented him with a cheque for 1 million pounds and told the man that, indeed, he did indeed have a question to ask and even though they had agreed to no fee and the man had rid the city of pigeons, he decided to pay the 1 million just to get to ask ONE question.

The man accepted the money and told the mayor to ask his ONE question.

The mayor asked:

‘Do you have a blue Muslim ??’

10 Easy Ways to Use the Old for New Decor!

Things have a way of coming full circle. What was old yesterday can have new and exciting beauty and function today. The old stuff you have laying about your home could do a lot more for you than just being something you eventually get rid of by throwing it away.

In interior design, using old objects to make new designs is not only a great way to save on money but also a sure fire way to give your living space some personalized touches that really make it your own, and, since you are using old stuff of yours, it also connects with your history.

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A SOCIETY WITHOUT VALUES IS A SOCIETY WITHOUT A FUTURE

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The Greeks fell, the Roman Empire was overrun, the empire Charlemagne forged is no more, the British Empire saw the sun set and America is in disarray and in decline.  There may be those who would challenge that last phrase, but the empirical evidence surely points in that direction.  Today’s disruption and shooting at LAX is simply the latest example of a culture that is failing and lawless because its members have abandoned principles of morality and virtue.

Understandably Americans are worried about manic terrorists.  We should indeed be nervous after the events of the original 9/11, Ft. Hood, Benghazi and the Boston Marathon.  If there is any protection to which we might look it is the universal and equitable enforcement of effective and moral laws.  But when those whose responsibility it is to enforce the laws, fairly and universally, abandon that principle, not only does society suffer but those…

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Hidden From Man – The Last Uncontacted Tribes

Believe it or not, in our rapidly globalizing world there are still some people that remain isolated from modern society. These people are the world\’s last uncontacted tribes that either by choice or circumstance remain cut off from the outside world and maintain their century-old indigenous cultures and languages. Currently, there are about 100 of these uncontacted tribes on record, but it possible that still others have yet to be discovered.

After reading about these 9 uncontacted tribes from around the world, you too will hope that they will remain secluded for many more centuries to come.

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Rainy Landscape Paintings Through Car Windshields

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Gregory Thielker is an American artist currently living in Ewing, New Jersey. An accomplished painter, Thielker received his BA in Art History from Williams College, his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Washington University and has exhibited at numerous galleries across the country.

In a series entitled Under the Unminding Sky, Thielker uses oil on canvas to depict rainy landscape scenes through the front windshield of a car. A slightly distorted view many of us can relate to. As Thielker explains:

These paintings reflect my interest in the way that the road delineates and controls how we experience landscape. From the roadway perspective, we not only travel from one place to another, we see landscape in a varied and complex manner. I use water on the windshield to create a shifting lens for the way we see the environment: it both highlights and obscures our viewing…

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A Miraculous Microscopic World in Full Zoom!

Life is in the details, and these stunning microscopic images prove it! In the recent Nikon Small World Competition, more than 2,000 different images were submitted from 80 different countries, with all of the contenders hoping to win the glorious title of the world\’s best small photographer.

The winner of the competition was Wim van Egmond from the Netherlands who photographed a marine diatom, a colonial plakton organism. Although his image is surely gorgeous, there were many other outstanding images presented to the judges that could have equally one the prize for the most amazing and break-taking small photos.

These photos are sure to enlighten the mind and senses to the beauty of our microscopic world.

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