There were many toy wagon manufacturers in the late 1800's but the first company to take the lead in the category was Radio Flyer when they had a booth at the 1933 Chicago World Fair. They started the company in 1917. After over 100 years the company is still going strong with various products.
I love The Shark Tank and Mr. Wonderful (Kevin O' Leary). He always has words of wisdom like: "Happiness won't buy you money." :)
Foreigner has an awesome song titled: "I Want to Know What Love Is." I wish more young people had an answer to this question before stepping out into the real world.
Not saying I'm right, just some opinions at this point:
1) If the virus will spike now if we get things moving again, what stops it from spiking a month or two from now if we wait; the whole time watching businesses go under.
2) If we want to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, all we have to do is quarantine because the Coronavirus isn't the only one killing people. We could stop almost all the deaths each year from the common flu. So why don't we do this? Because it would be outrageous. People would lose their cars, homes, etc. Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs says it all. Without economic stability, the virus isn't going to really matter. Some people would welcome death.
3) This might sound mean but there's always collateral damage. It was always a guessing game by each country around the world as to how many people would die. Every single country is trying to figure out how far they can push shutdowns before they'll experience an economic collapse. Economists aren't agreeing on the timeframe, it's once again a guess.
4) It's easy for people who aren't living paycheck to paycheck to sit back and want a longer quarantine period and say it's selfish for others to want to get back to a "normal," life. All the retail and restaurant employees who are now out of work, still have to pay car loans, rent, utilities, etc. Do we have the right to bury them financially? Seems like we'd be taking away their pursuit of happiness.
5) Telling restaurants they can re-open at 50% capacity will bankrupt some of them. They need to fill as many tables as possible over the weekend to stay afloat. Some stores in the mall will close down because their rent is extremely high and they can't survive without solid traffic. Only allowing customers to trickle back into the malls won't work.
6) We're all going to suffer much more than what we think at this point. What our government did to "protect," us from the virus is going to have a horrific impact in our local economies. The dominoes are falling and we have no where to hide.
A blackhole is the most powerful object in the universe even though we don't know much about them. Pretty much the only reason we know they're there is that scientists around the world have noticed things around a particular spot in space get dragged to it and then they disappear. If a moon/satellite dropped into this space they wouldn't have a clue where it ended up. A complete mystery.
Do you have any blackholes in your life? People who seem to suck the life out of everything around them? People who you invest time in but at the end of the day make no difference because they are who they are and they're going to do what they want to do regardless of your insight?
The good news on earth is that we can control blackholes in our personal universes. They don't have to exist. If we stay clear of their gravitational pull, we'll have nothing to worry about. It can sometimes feel bad to let go of these blackholes because it makes us feel like we're not a good friend, but at the end of the day the best we can do for ourselves and those in our inner-circle, is to pursue being mentally healthy and quite frankly we should let go of some people who negatively impact just that. Don't allow black holes in our universe.
Contrary to what some people believe, the Holy Grail is just a myth and not the chalice that Jesus passed around to his disciples during the Last Supper. What's interesting is that a non-finished fictional manuscript/novel was found around 1190 A.D. where the object was first mentioned whereas it was part of many stories relating to the Christian Crusade which occurred hundreds of years before. At the time it was more of a symbol (not unlike The Fountain of Youth), for eternal youth and happiness. It was sometimes symbolized as a chalice to be hunted like treasure.
A couple of hundred years later it became part of a book (Perceval, the Store of the Grail),about the Fisher King who was responsible for the protection of the Holy Grail. It's funny that so many stories take on a life of their own. More than likely if you were to ask people about the Grail you'd probably hear that they think it's real. Got to love story tellers!
The most expense painting ever sold was in 2017 by someone in Russia to someone in Saudi Arabia who bought "Salvator Mundi," (Jesus), by Leonardo DiVinci for $470 million dollars. Art experts state that if the Mona Lisa, also Leonardo, ever went up for auction that it would be sold for around $830 million. Around one billion for a painting...mind blowing.
Forgive me for name dropping, but I know God and he's awesome.
Well, my wife Maggie is mad at me again and I don't think I deserve it. All I said when she was complaining that I wasn't listening to her, is that I'd do a better job listening if her stories were better and shorter. :)
How things would've been different should Jesus have shown up now versus 2,000 years ago. 1) All the loaves and fishes would have had to have been individually wrapped and labeled for safety reasons. 2) Jesus couldn't use the word "sinner," because it would be called hate speech. 3) Jesus would've been hit with a lawsuit after turning water into wine for unfair trade practices. 4) The disciples would've missed the miracles because they would've been glued to their smart phones. 5) Judas would've been given a participatory trophy even though he quit the team. :)
Author: John Mann