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  • Teardrops (Protection IV)"Rome ruled that land at the time of Jesus," answered Rosh, "so the Jews lived under Roman law. The Jewish crowd wanted the adulterous woman to be stoned to death according to their law at the time."

    "But if they stoned the woman, they would be prosecuted for murder by the Romans. If they didn't stone her to death, they wouldn't be following their own ancient law."

  • Bald Eagle In Tree"An eagle was sitting on a tree resting," answered Rosh, remembering an old online joke he'd read, "doing nothing."

    "A little rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

  • breaking bread"What possible good can there be?" he whispered.

    "For me? In the destruction of my life's work? My wealth? My confidence?"

  • Are you kidding me?"Absolutely," the voice confirmed, "I'm telling you man, it's going to be the coldest winter on record."

    "How can you be so sure?" the Chief wanted to be positively certain. Even the experts can get it wrong sometimes despite all the technology in use.

  • Push yourself“Involuntarily, she returned his smile but kept her peace. She decided to ignore the cookie hustler, hesitatingly munching away at the bikkie.”

    “But troubles don’t generally go away when we ignore them. They persist or become bolder, until we can ignore them no more.”

  • Le Jour ni l’Heure 6617 : Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, 1850-1913, Le Bon Samaritain, 1878, musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans, Loiret, région Centre, mardi 7 août 2012, 14:47:49Spiritual Story: The Good Samaritan

    Being good is risky. So, what was Jesus’ message in that Christian parable?

    What is the purpose of religion in our lives?

  • envy“Being perfect is a folly, it belittles others. I am not greedy like him. I give others a chance to shine.”

    “Perhaps he can’t help it. Perhaps there is evil in him too, driving him to perfection, because he wants to show us all up.”

  • Ra“Midas was stupid”, Josh voiced his opinion, “why didn’t he just wear gloves? That would have been much safer."

    "He could have had the gold and touched things without turning them into gold.”

    There was pin drop silence for a moment. Then Hosh spoke up.

  • Smile at a stranger“Beer – helping people enjoy sex since about 5,000 BC - is also made of grains. All healthy stuff. Drink more, be healthier. Have sex, be even more healthier."

    "Beer also helps a man show his emotions. Spill one and he'll cry.”

  • peacrow"What a life mate!" our friend crowed, "Zed security. Such fame. And such beauty."

    "People dying to see you. When they see me, they just shoo me away."

    "You must be the happiest bird on the planet."

  • John D. RockefellerInspirational Business Story: The Richest Man Ever

    What one person can do with a big enough vision & mighty action.

    John D. Rockefeller wasn't perfect, but he...

  • I AM LEAVING...BYE"Interpreting the right-to-die within the right-to-life is contentious," said Rosh, "While one can choose not to exercise one's right-to-life (a right explicitly protected in NZ) or choose to commit suicide (which is legal in NZ) etc., one's right-to-life does not extend to allowing someone else to take one's life."

    "Voluntary consent is therefore not a universally valid defence for murder."

  • The old Man and the Sea"Within the current legislature, the UK Court could not justify the right to kill under an individual's private affairs despite voluntary consent, as this would cheapen the right-to-life for others."

    "The protection of all its citizens by State was deemed to be of greater importance than the respect for an individual's autonomy."

  • Anechoic Chamber at Eriksholm"This is also the reason why people drink more in noisy pubs and discoes and then make stupid decisions there. Because their brain gets too overloaded. It simply can't think properly in all that din."

    "And when you drink there, it gets even worse. The dumbest chick starts looking like Aphrodite."

  • The Immortals of Meluha"Who's he?" asked Rosh.

    "Amish is a young author that Forbes India has ranked among the Top 100 celebrities in India two years in a row," Isha replied, "in 2012 and 2013, and he is younger than you." 

  • 'Sniper'Liam O'Flaherty story: The Sniper

    Irish Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war in the 1920s.

    A sniper hunted from a Dublin rooftop on a dark night

  • From PIGs to HOGs the Scout Sniper way [Image 4 of 7]Reflections on Liam O'Flaherty story, The Sniper.

    War makes enemies out of brothers & neighbors.

    In the darkness within & without, do they know who they shoot at or why?

  • Music's Going Down The Tube (On Explore 24th Nov 2013)"Music was traditionally taught and practiced orally. Sounds transmitted the vibrations of existence long before language developed and became capable of conveying conceptions."

    "Language ensured broader and consistent comprehensibility of ideas through a linguistic code, but words, the code, the language - itself became the bottleneck in communication."

  • Birth of a universe - Galaxies“There used to be a saying: No one can hear you scream in space! But NASA says there is sound in the Cosmos."

    "Do you want to hear the sound of Space?" Hosh asked his brother.

  • Engagement rings, ThailandThe Story Of Chhalla

    Rosh translates the lyrics in various versions of ‘Challa’ in context of the lover’s ring, the boatman’s dead son & Punjab’s current issues