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Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Running Bear: The Video And Song

I discovered this video of "Running Bear" on YouTube and it's just beautiful.

It's a real tribute to North American Native Peoples.

I believe Sony James sings the vocal in this one. Below the video is the original Running Bear by Johnny Preston.

The Original Running Bear/Johnny Preston

The Journey To Katimavik, The Sacred Burial Grounds

Posted by qualteam at 10:19 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 8 January 2008 10:27 PM EST
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Starting 2008 Off Right With Some Great Rare Oldies
Mood:  cool

It is very doubtful that you might hear the songs below on an oldies radio station. They come from the lost period of music from 1958 to 1964. Most of the tunes are very romantic but not in the style of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. They move with their own groovy beat.

This is a sample of the young music of the time. Mostly young teenage girls and boys listened to this music.

Nothing like this existed before or after this time. Please enjoy.

  1. Sandy/Larry Hall
  2. Ginny Come Lately/Brian Hyland
  3. The Girl Of My Best Friend/Elvis
  4. Cradle Of Love/Johnny Preston
  5.  Robbin' The Cradle/Tony Bellus
  6.  Dreamy Eyes/Johnny Tillotson
  7.  Cinderella/Paul Anka



Posted by qualteam at 9:49 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 5 August 2009 6:07 PM EDT
Saturday, 5 January 2008
My Comfort Zone Just Shrunk


Here's the dictionary definition of "comfort zone": the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity.

My particular comfort zone on finances just shrunk over the last week.  Part of the reason, is that I'm still invested in both U.S. and Canadian mutual funds/stocks.

Well, what goes down, eventually will go up. I believe most of the negativity is priced into the stock markets already and it has no where to go but up.

On a personal level, there was blow to my "comfort bubble" on finances. I'm not as well off as I was last week. Maybe this is a good thing, because I'll have to extend my comfort zone to other part-time jobs that would raise more money towards a secure retirement. Working harder and smarter goes along with this situation.

Saying a prayer also helps.

I Gotta Be Me/Steve Lawrence

Posted by qualteam at 9:13 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 5 January 2008 10:05 PM EST
Thursday, 3 January 2008
Top Ten Courtroom Cross Examinations

I discovered these courtroom interrogations by accident on . These incidents actually happened with different lawyers who were getting paid by governments or clients.

  1. Attorney: Are you sexually active? Witness: No, I just lie there.
  2. Attorney: So the date of conception of the baby was August 8th?Witness: Yes. Attorney: And what were you doing at that time? Witness: Uh.......
  3. Attorney: All your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? Witness: Oral.
  4. Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? Witness: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
  5. Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? Witness: The autopsy started around 8:30 P.M. Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? Witness: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him.
  6. Attorney: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? Witness: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?" Attorney: And why did that upset you? Witness: My name is Susan.
  7. Attorney: She had three children, right? Witness: Yes. Attorney: How many were boys? Witness: None. Attorney: Were there any girls?
  8. Attorney: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people? Witness: All of my autopsies are performed on dead people.
  9. Attorney: How was your first marriage terminated? Witness: By death? Attorney: And by whose death was it terminated?
  10. Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? Witness: No. Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure? Witness: No. Attorney: Did you check for breathing? Witness: No. Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? Witness: No. Attorney: How can you be so sure, doctor? Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar? Attorney: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? Witness: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Cross Examinations In Court

Why It Is Important



Posted by qualteam at 9:49 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 3 January 2008 9:52 PM EST
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Have A Happy New Year But There's Still Unfinished Business From 2007

Most of us want to see a world at peace with no poverty where mankind can realize its true potential. However, there are problems in the road to these humane goals. Lets review below where divine assistance is most needed.

  1. The unsettled condition in Pakistan where terrorists are threatening to take over a country which has nuclear arms.
  2. The financing of terrorist networds and suicide bombers from the profits of Middle East oil companies.
  3. Other places of violence and tyranny remain a problem to the peacemakers of the world. These include, Somalia, Zimabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Burma and Chechnya.
  4. The after effects of the subprime crisis still haunt the financial institutions of the world.
  5. Global Warming continues as mountains of ice disappear from the Artic and Antarctica.
  6. Alternate energies need to replace fossil fuels to avoid catastrophe in the future.
  7. Education, affordable housing, health care, clean water and nourishing food are needed by much of the population.
  8. There needs to be better leadership on the above issues from Canada and the U.S.

The least, most of us can do is pray the above conditions improve for the better.

Put A Little Love In Your Heart


Posted by qualteam at 4:39 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 January 2008 5:58 PM EST
Sunday, 30 December 2007
The Martyrdom Of Benazir Bhutto

 "I put my life in danger and came here because I feel this country is in danger. People are worried. We will bring the country out of this crisis." Benazir Bhutto


Two years ago, I stated in this blog that the Middle East needed new spiritual recruits in the fight against evil in that area.

It appears that a spirit from Pakistan has joined the ranks of those who earnestly seek peace and justice within the Muslim community and the world.

A spirit will tarry on this planet with unfinished business and definitely the situation in Pakistan is unfinished business.

There is no retreat and no surrender when one is on crusade to end the violence against Muslims, women and humanity on Earth.

It isn't a matter of killing those who killed you and your family/friends. It's incapacitating those wretched beings so they can never harm humans again. Properly done, those beings would not be able to reincarnate after physical death.

No army on Earth is prepared to fight powerful spiritual beings on a higher plane.

Benizir Bhutto was prepared to fight and die for what she believed in. Hopefully, Muslims will look on her as a great example of an inner personal jihad at work.

Posted by qualteam at 10:48 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 30 December 2007 11:04 PM EST
Thursday, 27 December 2007
The Christmas Rush Marathon

During December, I've had one day off to visit my doctor. Most of the time, I've been a dedicated postie elf moving Santa's mail and everyone else's to the proper address.

Right now, I'm one tired postie. I need "Gravy Train" to keep on going.

Some people may take the Polar Express to see Santa, but I take "The Gravy Train". It's slower, but it gets there eventually. I'm still on it.

While you're relaxing enjoying some eggnog, just think of me and thousands of other posties who are still delivering Christmas mail. Fun Wow!!!

Posted by qualteam at 10:20 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 27 December 2007 10:24 PM EST
Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Merry Christmas From Our House To Your House

Christmas is a joyous occasion celebrated in different countries in different ways.

I have my own personal view about this timeless holiday and its myths and symbols.

Here's a Newfoundland song that communicates our feelings for our visitors at this time of the year:

Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours House


Posted by qualteam at 10:05 PM EST
Monday, 24 December 2007
Christmas Wishes For A Better World

1. Coal plants on Earth should be replaced by "solar nano technology", "geotermal technology" and "nuclear technology" as soon as possible.

2. Instead of trapping poor people into subprime mortgages or high interest credit cards, banks and government institutions should raise the skill levels of their customers/citizens with micro financing for education or self employment.

3. The development of green technology should be a priority of governments in the G8 group.

4. In Canada, a large part of the "Employment Insurance Surplus" should go towards increasing the skills of workers who work at minimum wage.

5. Mutual funds, pension funds, and enlightened individuals should invest heavily in alternate energy and green techology on the world stock markets.

6. Prayer forums on "Global Green Stewardship" should be started immediately.

Below Aselin Debison sings "Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World in a small town in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

 Top Ten Christmas Wishes of 2004

A Prayer For A Better Environment

Posted by qualteam at 9:43 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 25 December 2007 10:46 AM EST
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Another Rose Concert: The Rankin Sisters
Mood:  a-ok

I've seen many concerts in my lifetime and "The Rankin Sisters" would rank up with the best of them like "The Eagles", "Roy Oberson" and "Gordon Lightfoot."

Sure their music is highly influenced by traditional Scottish and Irish music, but their harmonies are on the same level as "Abba" and "The Beach Boys."

Last night, they did mostly Christmas songs for an audience of seniors. However, "We Rise Again" got a standing ovation and that doesn't happen very much with a country/folk group.

Needless, to say all the girls were also able step dancers and they did two routines, one during the show and one for an encore. Wow!!! Four Stars.

We Rise Again

Posted by qualteam at 11:07 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 20 December 2007 5:08 PM EST

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