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Things My Mother Taught Me

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .

"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.

" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

6. My mother taught me IRONY.

"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

7. My mother taught me about STAMINA.

"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

8. My mother taught me about WEATHER.

"This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it."

9. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

10. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

11. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

12. My mother taught me HUMOR.

"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

13. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

14. My mother taught me GENETICS.

"You're just like your father."

15. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

16. My mother taught me WISDOM.

"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

And my favorite:

17. My mother taught me about JUSTICE .

"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

News Features - Funnies

LED_April_NewsletterLast month I went over how to calculate electrical usage using a basic formula. If you missed the article click HERE to go to last month's article covering the basic calculations.

Now that we all know how to calculate how much it cost to run a piece of equipment, let's move on to the topic of lighting. You all have seen, and probably use, CFL's (Compact Fluorescent Light-bulbs) in your home. But you might not have seen, and probably don't use, the newest technology which are LED's (Light Emitting Diodes).

If you were to replace a traditional 60 watt light bulb with a CFL, it would operate between 13-20 watts. But if you were to replace it with an LED, it would operate between 5-7 watts. There is a huge difference between the three. Even without doing a great deal of math you can see that the cost difference to operate is astronomical, it's almost unfair.

But before you run down to the local hardware store and buy all the LED's, let's breakdown the diffences between the three bulbs.

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News Features - Energy & Tech Blog

PumpjackOklahoma Burglary Goes Awry, Man Dies

by: Rigzone Staff, Monday, March 12, 2012

One person died and another was injured Sunday afternoon during an attempted burglary at an Oklahoma oil field, NewsOK.com reported.

The incident occurred at the Quantum Energy-owned oil field east of Calumet. Authorities with the Canadian County Sheriff's Department said the victims were crushed by a pumpjack at the site as they were attempting to steal copper wire from the facility. Copper wire theft is a common Oklahoma oil field problem.

A nearby property owner called the sheriff after he spotted one of the victims crawling to the county road.

Authorities said the victims claimed to be oil field workers. Quantum Energy representatives said the victims were not employees of the company.

Michael Paul Cradduck, 22, died Sunday afternoon. Steven Ray Cavenee, 30, was hospitalized. Both men had previous burglary charges.

Authorities are searching for a third person that may be driving a blue sport utility vehicle.

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By Pastor Calvary Callender

Have you ever had your love rejected? Her name was Lilly. I met Lilly for the first time when I was in 9th grade. I will never forget the first time she walked through the doors and all the guys stopped to stare and the conversation started about who was going to ask her out first. My methods were subtle but were most often effective.

I befriended Lilly and we became great friends. We did a lot of things together, talked on the phone all the time, hung out and ate together. Finally, one day I decided to ask her to be my girlfriend. I took it as a foregone conclusion that she couldn't say anything but yes. I will never forget the way I felt when she laughed and said, "Silly, we are just friends." Oh how my heart broke.

Truth be told, God had bigger and better plans for my life and brought me and my wife Ceresa together. The best way to say it is that I believe I have punted outside my coverage. But, oh, the pain of rejected love! I think this must have been how Jesus felt sometimes. Luke records Jesus as saying, "Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!" It pains me to think that we have, at times, rejected Jesus' love. Today, Jesus invites you to run under his wings of safety and warmth.

There is a perception in society today that who you've been determines if God loves you or not. This is one of the greatest misconceptions around today. No matter who you are or what you've done, He has never stopped loving you.

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A jointly commissioned survey by Air Energi and OilCareers.com is calling for the oil and gas industry to collaborate more if it is to successfully tackle the skills shortage

Three-quarters of respondents confirmed that their organization offered internal training, although 29 per cent of these admitted that there was not a full selection of training available.

According to the report, The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey 2014, engineers are the scarcest commodity with more than half of participants identifying it as the most in-demand role followed by project manager, drilling, contract administrator and geologist.

Air Energi CEO, Duncan Gregson, said: "The oil and gas industry is powered by a highly mobile and skilled workforce. Experienced professionals are extremely sought after, highly remunerated and are offered excellent benefits. The critical issue for the industry in 2014 will be retaining staff, which is one of the key drivers in budget-overspend and schedule delays. We must, as an industry, look to collaboration as a solution if we are to solve our on-going problems."

Other key findings in the survey include 58 per cent of respondents confirming they expect salaries to rise in 2014 and 50 per cent predicting that hiring rates for both permanent and contract positions will also increase. 69% of those questioned believe that more must be done to promote the opportunities within the industry to younger generations.

OilCareers.com managing director, Mark Guest said: "Furthermore, 2014 must be the year where the industry seriously looks at the investment it is making in securing the future workers for the industry. The millennial generation holds the key to the future success of the oil and gas industry – attracting and retaining them is essential."

Three-quarters of The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey 2014 respondents confirmed that their organization offered internal training, although 29 per cent of these admitted that there was not a full selection of training available.

Mr. Guest added: "Companies don't have a good track record of collaborating with each other when it comes to addressing the root cause of the skills shortage. If we are going to see a real and positive change in the skills gap the industry as a whole must work together on the development of education, training and local content initiatives."

 

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