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    I found this & the story very funny actually.

    "We could spend hours looking at this and not get bored. Self-described professional linguist and Christian missionary Rick Aschmann spent years creating this painstakingly detailed map of regional American and Canadian dialects." - Web site

    Shouldn't that also mean Most Responsible for Caring for Others? It's a blessing to have wealth - a blessing and a responsibility.

    Democrats also represent 36 of the 39 poorest districts in the U. S. -- 14 of the top 20 richest and 36 of the 39 poorest. Hmm.

    Democrats represent 14 of the top 20 richest congressional districts in the U.S. -- located primarily on the east or west coasts.

    WHERE ARE YOUR TAX DOLLARS GOING? -- Over $4 Billion in U.S. tax dollars was sent in 2013 to foreign companies and governments UNfriendly to the U.S. Hard-working Americans are backing these loans and American small businesses are losing out on those profits. Export-Import Bank on This Map

    Obamacare in Pictures 2014 -- Premiums for individuals Aged 27 will see premiums double or more.

    "Today (20 March 2014) is the equinox. The Sun crosses the celestial equator heading north at 16:57 UT, marking the northern hemisphere's first day of spring. To celebrate, consider this remarkable image following the Sun's yearly trek through planet Earth's sky."

    Watch as 1000 years of European borders change

    Love this!

    "when ALL God's children will be able to sing ... 'Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'" ~::~ How sad that so many people who quote Dr. King have no idea what true freedom is nor the payment required for that Almighty God to provide it. The 15 best quotes from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech | Deseret News

    "The Cost of Raising a Child" Infographic.

    Death and Taxes Poster 2014

    ‘Terminator’-Style Contact Lens Projects Info Before Your Eyes |

    22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently from Each Other -- Map 7: "Y'all" -- This is the deepest and most obvious linguistic divide in America. It's also an example of how everyone in south Florida pronounces things in the northern U.S. style.

    10 Tools Every Kid Should Learn to Use - from Popular Mechanics :: "Don't let the potential hazards of hand and power tools keep your child from discovering the rewards of DIY competence." -- Definitely an important set of skills.

    "The Soul Nebula" in the constellation Cassiopeia, "usually imaged next to its celestial neighbor the Heart Nebula." Red in this photo "due to the emission of a specific color of light emitted by excited hydrogen gas." -- Red, the Soul and the Heart, Cassiopeia : there's some significant corollaries going on there.

    Amazing power - yet still firmly under control.

    "Sat through a full day of testimony at the Kermitt Gosnell trial today. It is beyond the most morbid Hollywood horror. It will change you." -- So why is there a media blackout on the story? This article asks that question.

    Map of American English Dialects -- Another interesting attempt to quantify patterns and verbal distinctives. "...lowest prestige ... highest prestige - For this reason, schools try to rid children of the local dialects they learned from their family and friends in favor of a more prestigious one." -::- I, for one, am fascinated by the plethora of dialectical differences and the history, the community they imply. Only when we won't trust outside our own do they become impediments.

    Amazingly intricate.

    Waterfalls, Auroras, and a comet - SW Iceland, Mar 2013

    What do you call a big flock of bald eagles? Hungry! :: On the Rock River at Lake Erie, Jan 2013.