Pennies and $Billions

This YouTube video has apparently existed for over a year and has been viewed over 1.2 million times, but I saw it for the first time yesterday.  It gives an excellent visual perspective of how much (or little) $100 million in proposed budget cuts really is when compared to the federal budget as a whole.

Now, please tell me once again, who is going to pay for all the pennies on the right of the blue line?

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Stephanie Nielson: My New Life

Please take a few minutes from your busy life to watch and ponder this touching video where Stephanie Nielson, a young mother who lived across the street from us in Mesa, AZ, tells her own story of courage and faith following a near-fatal airplane crash.

 

Stephanie continues to recount her “new life” experiences in her widely read blog, NieNie Dialogues.

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Floral Flag

Thanks to my friend Grant Palmer for leading me to this beautiful flag.

This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; Each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers. You can drive by this flag on V Street south of Ocean Ave. in Lompoc, CA.”

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“The 2002 Floral Flag is 740 feet wide and 390 feet high and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834.”

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson