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Polar Bear: I come in peace….

POlar Bear: I come in peace….Unbelievable

Polar Bear: I come in Peace

Norbert Rosing ‘ s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon
Tethered sled dogs in the

Wilds of Canada ‘ s Hudson Bay.

The
Photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the
Polar bear wandered in.

It’s hard to believe that this polar bear only needed to hug someone!

The Polar Bear
Returned every night that week to play with the dogs.

May you
Always have love to share,

Health to spare,

And friends that care

I just loved this…….. ……… ..

AT 120 DEGREES IN AUSTRALIA , IT WAS SO HOT FOR A WEEK THAT KOALAS
WERE ASKING PEOPLE FOR WATER. IT’S NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.


ONE WENT TO A HOUSE TO TRY TO HIDE FROM THE HEAT AND TO GET A BIT OF SHADE AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE OWNER GAVE HIM SOMETHING TO DRINK. IT’S REALLY CUTE.

"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."

93% WON’T FORWARD THIS, WILL YOU?

American Minute – “Mosque of Conquest?”

This e-mail is from a person who was born in Iran and raised as a Muslim.

The individual lived in Iran until age 38, then moved to the U. S. and converted to the Christian faith when age 45.

The difference between Islam and most other religions is that Islam has an emphatic goal of changing the whole worlds population to its "SYSTEM", and deadly force is justified to attain this goal.

This should to be a wake up call to all who value freedom!

Subj: American Minute – "Mosque of Conquest?"

Posted: August 24, 2010
1:00 am Eastern

Muslim groups are proposing a 13-story $100 million mosque in the most prominent spot in America … the heart of downtown New York City near the World Trade Center site.

Is this mosque a sign of America ‘s tolerance, or is it a sign of Muslim conquest?

The past may hold answers:

In 630, Muhammad led 10,000 Muslim soldiers into Mecca and turned the pagans’ most prominent spot, the Ka’aba, into the Masjid al-Haram Mosque.

In 634, Rightly Guided Caliph Umar conquered Syria and turned the Christians’ most prominent spot, the Church of Job, famous for being visited by Saint Silva in the fourth century, into the Mosque of Job.

In 637, Caliph Umar conquered Hebron and turned the second-most prominent spot in Judaism, the Cave of the Patriarchs, into the Ibrahimi Mosque. (This was repeated by Saladin in 1188.)

In 638, Muslim generals Amr ibn al-As and Khalid ibn al-Walid conquered Gaza and turned the prominent fifth-century Byzantine church into the Great Mosque of Gaza .

In 638, Caliph Umar conquered Jerusalem . In 691, Caliph Al-Malik ordered the Dome of the Rock built on the most prominent spot in Judaism, the Temple Mount , followed by Caliph Al-Walid building the Al-Aqsa Mosque there in 705.

In 651, Muslims conquered Persia and turned Zoroastrian temples in Bukhara and Istakhr into mosques.

In 706, after Muslims took Damascus from the Byzantine Empire, Caliph Al-Walid turned the prominent Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist into the Umayyad Mosque.

In 710, Gen. Muhammad bin Qasim conquered Pakistan , defiled the prominent Sun Temple in Multan , which house the great idol "sanam," and erected a mosque.

In 784, after the conquest of Spain , Emir Abd ar-Rahman turned the prominent Visigothic Christian Church of Saint Vincent into the Great Aljama Mosque of Cordoba .

After the conquest of Egypt , Caliphs al-Mamun (813-833) and al-Hakim
(996–1021) turned prominent Coptic Christian churches and Jewish synagogues in Cairo into mosques.

In 831, Muslims conquered Palermo , Sicily , and Asad ibn al-Furat turned the prominent Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption into the Great Mosque of Bal’harm.

In 1193, Muslims conquered Delhi , India , and Qutbuddin Aibak turned the Red Citadel in Dhillika, the most prominent spot of the last Hindu rulers, into the Qutb Minar Mosque.

From 1250-1517, Mamluk Muslims controlled the Golan Heights and used the ancient Synagogue of Katzrin as a mosque.

In 1387, Turkish Muslims conquered Thessaloniki and turned the Katholikon Monastery and the Church of Aghia Sophia , which housed the relics of Saint Gregorios Palamas, into mosques, as Symeon of Thessaloniki recorded:

"The greatest number of the buildings of the churches fell to them, of which the first was the Holy Church of the Savior. … These were trampled underfoot and the infidels rejoiced in them. … Most of the religious buildings in the city were despoiled, while altars were demolished and sacred things profaned."

On May 29, 1453, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople and turned the great Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia, into the Ayasofya Mosque. The largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the church’s four acres of gold mosaics were covered with whitewash and Quran verses.

In 1458, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Athens and turned the Greeks’ most prominent spot, the Parthenon on Acropolis hill, into a mosque. When Venetian Gen. Francesco Morosini drove the Muslims out in 1687, a cannonball hit the gunpowder stored in the mosque, blowing it up.

In the 15th century, Ottoman invaders turned Saint Clement’s Macedonian Orthodox Monastery in Plaosnik, Balkans, into the Imater Mosque.

From 1519-1858, Muslim Mughal rulers gained control of India and turned over 2,000 Hindu temples into mosques, including demolishing the Temple of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Rama, and replacing it with the Babri Mosque.

India’s Mughal Muslim ruler, Jahangir (1605-1627), wrote in Tujuk-i-Jahangiri:

"At the city of Banaras a temple. … I made it my plea for throwing down the temple … and on the spot, with the very same materials, I erected the great mosque."

In 1543, Hayreddin Barbarossa’s 30,000 Muslim troops wintered in Toulon , France , and turned the prominent Toulon Cathedral into a mosque.

In 1570, under Sultan Selim II Khan, Muslims conquered Paphos , Cyprus , and Gov. Mehmet Bey Ebubkir turned the prominent Christian church into the Great Mosque of Paphos.

In 1571, Muslims invaded Famagusta , Cyprus , and turned Saint Nicolas Cathedral, a rare Gothic church, into the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and Saint Sophia Cathedral in Nicosia , constructed in 1228, into the Selimiye Mosque.

In 1588, Sultan Murat III turned the Eastern Orthodox Church of Saint John the Forerunner in Constantinople into the Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque.

In 1781, after having conquered the Old City of Acre , Ottoman Muslims turned the Roman Catholic church built by Crusaders into the Jezzar Ahmet Pasha Mosque, where a hair from Muhammad’s beard is preserved.

In 1923, Muslims expelled Greeks from Turkey and turned Orthodox churches into mosques.

In World War II, Nazis allied with Bosnians and turned the prominent Artists’ Gallery Museum in Zagreb , Croatia , into a mosque.

In the 1950s, Muslims expelled Jews from Arab lands and turned synagogues into mosques.

Algerian Muslims warred against French colonial rule till France pulled out in 1962, after which the Cathedral of St. Philippe was turned into the Ketchaoua Mosque. Violence against Jews caused 30,000 to flee and the Great Synagogue of Oran was turned into the Mosque Abdellah Ben Salem .

In 1974, Turkish Muslims invaded northern Cyprus , and prominent Greek Orthodox churches were turned into mosques.

In 1981, Muslim immigrants to the Netherlands converted Amsterdam ‘s historic Catholic Sint-Ignatiuskerk into the Fatih Mosque, and a synagogue in The Hague into the Aksa Mosque.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim terrorists attacked the most prominent spot in America , the World Trade Center . In less than 10 years, the number of mosques in New York City has skyrocketed to over 140.

In light of history, reasonable citizens have a right to question if the mosque proposed at Ground Zero is a sign of America ‘s tolerance, or a sign of Muslim conquest?

Pencil Sharpener- Incredible

Thought you might enjoy this I think this guy has better eyes than I do.

See text at the end…

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Artist Dalton Ghetti carves artwork from pencils.

Dalton Ghetti does really sharp work – on a tiny scale.

The Bridgeport artist creates impossibly detailed miniature sculptures on the tip of a pencil.

"I’m known as the pencil guy," laughed Ghetti, 49. "I don’t mind that at all."

He shuns a magnifying glass and uses simple tools like razor blades and needles to create delicate little figures – from a tiny, jagged handsaw to a minibust of Elvis in shades.

"It’s like I’m removing specs of dust at a time because the scale is so small," he said. "If there’s a little bit of dust on my table at the end of the day and I didn’t break it – that’s a good day’s work."

Ghetti, who grew up in Brazil, has been carving since he was a schoolboy who sharpened his pencil with a razor or a pocketknife. He started big, with wood and stone, and then moved to carving soap, candles and even broom handles before he found his niche about 25 years ago.

"The pencil has been kind of like a challenge to myself," he said. "I can do anything really big, but the small stuff is really difficult, so I was like, let me see how small I can go."

He works as a carpenter and carves pencils in his free time – often putting in just an hour or so before his eyes get tired. It can take years to finish an especially complicated piece – a linked chain in the middle of a pencil took him two years, and a carefully crafted giraffe even longer.

"When I’m inspired, I can sit down and things just flow," he said. "You can’t force yourself to do those things. I do it just for fun, it’s pretty much like a hobby, a kind of meditation work that I do."

Along with his other projects, Ghetti is slowly carving a tiny, graphite tear for every 9/11 victim, finishing one each morning before he goes to work, and estimates it will take him 10 years to finish and display them together.

Several years ago, he decided to carve the entire alphabet, and created one letter a month until he was done.

The entire work is on display through Aug. 29 at the New Britain Museum of American Art as part of its "Meticulous Masterpieces" show.

He has four pieces in the works, but would not say what they are, in case he ends up jinxing himself into snapping the delicate lead. Ghetti doesn’t sell his creations, and even saves his failed attempts, pinned into a Styrofoam "graveyard."

"I do it from my heart, I do it when I feel like – and I pretty much do it for myself," he said. "It’s my own interest in the small things in life that drove me to call people’s attention to them."

Katrina Pictures

The sky before Katrina Struck


The Sky Before Katrina Struck…

Whoever took these pictures did an awesome job.

And whoever said Katrina was’awesome and terrifying’ is

telling the truth. Wow, take a look at this ….

These pictures were made by a man in Magee , MS where

the eye of the storm passed thru-what an experience.

Magee is 150 miles North of Waveland , Mississippi where

the Hurricanemade landfall. The dance with Katrina, part

of her beauty as she leftdestruction on her exit.They are

remarkably dramatic…

The following picture was taken from the third story balcony

of Saint Stanislaus College located next door to Our Lady

of the Gulf church in Bay Saint Louis , Mississippi on the

morning ofAugust 29th, 2005.This is believed to be the

initial tidal wave from Hurricane Katrina.The tidal wave was

approximately 35 to 40 feet high.When it slammed into the

beach front communities of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland,

Mississippi to completely destroy 99% of every structure

along the beach for 9 miles and over a mile inland.The

destruction only started there.The flooding that continued

inland destroyed the contents of all but 35 homesin these

two communities of approximately 14,000 people.