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   MeiDei  I KNEW IT !!!!

Brains of elderly are slow because they know so much....
By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.

Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline. The human brain works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.
SO THERE!! We Are All Brilliant!
23 hours ago .

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   Gram77  Hot Dog.....wait til I tell my grandkids this!!
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   Gram77  How did those white flags get on the Brooklyn Bridge with no one seeing anyone up there? Why were they left up for so long? Were these flags intended to mean something?
Wednesday at 08:41 EST .

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   Rake King  A white flag is a surrender instrument. With our President's helplessness concerning the downed jet, I think it is obvious what they meant.
Wednesday at 08:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  The scariest part is - if they can get up there undetected - some terrorist could just as easily gain access with a bomb that would cause havoc. The flags were either bleached or spray painted & the people were caught on tape. I fault the news for listing how it was done.
Yesterday at 13:29 EST .

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   Rake King  The news reports empty bleach bottles were found up top. To blank out the lights (while they did their deed ) they placed aluminum pots exactly the right size over the lights. That fact made the NYPD think it was an inside job, or by former contract workers who brought the right size. Video of them is in the hands of police, no further at this time.
Yesterday at 18:36 EST .

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   Linder  I take pride in keeping up with the news but am finding myself being overwhelmed with scandals, revelations, investigations, news alerts, etc. etc.... I may be becoming desensitized. Is this part of the Obama strategy?
Wednesday at 08:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  yes.
Yesterday at 13:31 EST .

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   Bettijo  We have lots of problems, but I think one problem with our country today is that nobody is allowed to fail. Everyone (including individual, banks, and motor car manufacturers ) have the right to fail. We learn more from our failures than from our successes. Students need to experience failure early in life when the ramifications are few and minimal so that they will understand how to handle failure later in life when it has more serious and long-term consequences.

Case in point: Years ago I was teaching an elective course in high school. A student did not turn in all of his assignments and he failed. His mother came to see me to beg me to allow son to complete assignments during exam week. I told her that would not be doing student any favors as he needed to learn the consequences of his actions. He failed. As a senior he retook my course and did well. Several years later I had younger brother in same class. Younger brother was doing A-B work. Mom came to see me again. This time she asked me to fail younger brother. She said that experience has done more to wake-up older brother than anything else. Naturally I refused her request again. I suspect Mon had always bailed her sons out of any difficulty they got into as a result of their poor choices. Young people need to learn that choices do have consequences and there will come a time when Mom cannot bail them out.

Young people are not learning this lesson today and as a result they are growing up to be irresponsible. They have been taught they are “victims,” therefore they are not responsible for their predicaments due to poor choices. We must hold individuals and businesses (not to mention government and elected officials ) responsible before we can turn this great country around.

Just my opinion. Comments welcome.
Tuesday at 11:25 EST .

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   Gerty  I don't believe students 'need' to fail. However, when they do fail (on their own ), they really need responsible adults who can provide the guidance the student will need to learn the proper and productive coping mechanisms. These adults can be teachers, parents, religious leaders, etc.

OTOH Let's not forget the enormous amount of help that is possible from others of their own age!
Wednesday at 06:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  For those who live in the Atlanta Area and enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens there, you might want to plan a visit before October if you haven't been this year. The link is to one picture of what is currently on display. Amazing.
http://twistedsifter.com/2014/05/the-earth-goddess-plant-scu
lpture/
July 21 at 19:46 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  He's got a point!
   July 19 at 23:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Grumpy Kid! : )
July 20 at 01:28 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Little Miss Sarah... And some chocolate...
   July 16 at 22:56 EST .

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   Ynaught  Did she get any chocolate in her? LOL!
July 17 at 09:23 EST .

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   Straitpath  So cute.
July 17 at 22:54 EST .

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   Linder  We girls know all about chocolate being healthy. Don't you love this age!
July 18 at 10:16 EST .

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   Hikergal  What a cutie pie! She knows how to live the good life.
July 18 at 19:11 EST .

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   StormCnter  What chocolate? Johnny ate it.
July 19 at 09:59 EST .

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   Balogreene  20 some-odd years ago I gave my twin nephews a twinkie each. They were about 18 months at the time. Their mother was not happy, but, I am the AUNT. I don't think they had much in their mouths, but it was in their belly-buttons (and they had shirts and pants on ), and noses, and ears, and hair. It was oddly delicious, and they loved it and giggled for a long time as they ate. To me, that was all that mattered.
July 19 at 23:10 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  I too have some memories of my elder daughter Becky's second birthday. She had a cake with creamy icing in front of her, and my brother asked her where her head, her nose, her ears, etc. were. With both hands all sticky, she showed him... It was funny, but my wife wasn't really amused as much as he was amused...
July 20 at 23:17 EST .

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   Ynaught  .
   July 15 at 14:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Jest four US : )
July 15 at 14:55 EST .

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   Gerty  Paging Mrs.Malaprop....Mrs. Malaprop!
July 15 at 16:05 EST .

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   Balogreene  I love it. But, when I was 19 I suffered a bad concussion and to this day (I'm 62 ), if I'm tired, or have too much too drink, or whatever, this is me.
July 15 at 22:31 EST .

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   Olhokie64  Looks great to me. My brain these days.
July 16 at 15:55 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  If you have some free time... Neat pics!

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/cool-optical-illusions-look-twi
ce/
July 15 at 13:49 EST .

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   Ynaught  WISDOM - FROM THE MILITARY MANUAL

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal

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"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed." - U.S. Air Force Manual

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"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons." - General MacArthur

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"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me." - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

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"Tracers work both ways." - U.S. Army Ordnance

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"Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal

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"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once."

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"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." – Unknown Marine Recruit

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"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him." - USAF Ammo Troop

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"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing." - At the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base Kadena, Japan

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"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3." - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot )

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"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

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"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe."

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"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."

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"Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another expensive flying club."

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"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies."

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"Never trade luck for skill."

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The three most common expressions (or famous last words ) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh S...!"

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"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight."

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"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"

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"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."

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"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you." - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot )

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"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime." – Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

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"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

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"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal."

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As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?"

The pilot's reply, "I don't know, I just got here myself!" – Attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot
July 15 at 12:15 EST .

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   Safetydude  Some more aviation related trueisms:
"Yea 'tho I fly through the valley in the shadow of death I will fear no evil because a clean F-4 is a fast SOB".
"In case of a crash keep flying the a/c 'till all the parts have quit moving".
"There are two kinds of pilots; old pilots or bold pilots but there ain't no old, bold pilots".
"The three most useless things you can have in an a/c is: runway behind you, fuel in the fuel truck and altitiude above you".
"Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. If the a/c can still be used it's a great landing".
"Your number of landings have to equal your number of take-offs".
And one of my favorites since I started in the AF as an AFSC(AF Speciality Code )462, "Weapons Systems Technician"(aka )Bomb Loader grunt.
Bomb loaders have three rules;
"Never let them see you sweat, never let them see you run and most important; never leave the squadron party 'till all the beer is gone".
July 16 at 00:23 EST .

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