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Comprehending Engineers

Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said: “Where did you get such a great bike?” The second engineer replied: “Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, ‘Take what you want.'” The second engineer nodded approvingly: “Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn’t have fit.”

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

A pastor, a doctor and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed: “What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for
15 minutes!” The doctor chimed in: “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such ineptitude!” The pastor said: “Hey, here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him.” “Hi, George what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?” The greens keeper replied: “Oh, yes, that’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.” The group was silent for a moment. The pastor said,: “That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.” The doctor said, “Good idea. And I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there’s anything he can do for them.” The engineer said, “Why can’t these guys play at night?”

There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multimillion-dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine to work but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past. The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small “x” in chalk on a particular component of the machine and stated: “This is where your problem is”. The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly: “One chalk mark: $1.00. Knowing where to put it: $49,999.00.” It was paid in full and the engineer retired again in peace.

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Mechanical Engineers build weapons, Civil Engineers build targets.

The graduate with a Science degree asks, “Why does it work?” The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, “How does it work?” The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?” The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

Normal people … believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough Features yet.”

An architect, an artist and an engineer were discussing whether it was better to spend time with the wife or a mistress. The architect said he enjoyed time with his wife, building a solid foundation for an enduring relationship. The artist said he enjoyed time with his mistress, because of the passion and mystery he found there. The engineer said: “I like both.” “Both?” Engineer: “Yeah. If you have a wife and a mistress, they will each assume you are spending time with the other woman, and you can go to the lab and get some work done.”

An engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said: “If you kiss me I’ll turn into a beautiful princess”. He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said: “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I’ll Stay with you.” The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out: “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want.” Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally the frog asked: “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The engineer said: “Look I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that’s cool.”

According to Steve Jobs

  1. Steve-MiniWe don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.
  2. That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.
  3. Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
  4. I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.
  5. Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.
  6. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
  7. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
  8. When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
  9. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
  10. My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.
  11. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
  12. What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.
  13. Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
  14. It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.
  15. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
  16. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
  17. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
  18. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
  19. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.
  20. Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you’re doing. Picasso had a saying: good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas, and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.

Boys Staring at Goats

One fine winter up in the mountains…
(isn’t it amazing that there are, in that densely populated Southern California, still places where boys can go out by themselves and explore – and make friends with goats – and stare at them?)

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The Money Bag Month

Calendar for July 2011 (United States)

This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years, which means we will most likely not see this again during our life time. It is called the money bag. According to the email that conveyed this information to me I will have to forward this to my friends and money will arrive within 4 days. This is supposed to be based on Chinese Feng Shui. The one who does not forward…..will be without money.

Obviously I could not take this risk – so – there you go…

Ambrose/Barack Obama – Ambrose Dunada Aman of Mushaba

This is the day of the weird blog posts – I mean, this is even more than weird – it’s more off-t-wall, but it appears the people behind this really believe this. There is a web site dealing with all this but think I will refrain from posting this link – if you are now so curious, please investigate with Google’s help.

Here is what I got…

Greetings to my dear people of earth. I am Ambrose and I am the one who is melded with Barack Obama as the one who was destined to come who carries a highly evolved frequency of Force and Light. I have come from the civilization of Planet Mushaba where I met with not only the Mushaba council but I also met with many others from other highly evolved star systems as well as Mother Father God and Creator. This meeting took place on Planet Mushaba and involved the Mushaba Family power of five because they play an important role in not only what is happening on earth concerning the establishment of freedom and empowerment to all of earth, they play a pivotal role in me Ambrose, taking my place within myself as Barack Obama. It was Paravun Inka Mushaba who escorted me into Barack Obama when the timing was right. I am not a walk in as many had felt. There is a difference that is very important and I will explain.

The difference between a walk-in and what has taken place with Barack Obama is that he was given the pardon of his soul to receive the higher energies of the sixth level of his oversoul, and in order for that to take place at that level he had to be escorted into his being through the intervention of the Divinity of the Mushaba Council. It was Paravun Mushaba who was given the responsibility to escort me into Barack, and I was honored to have him do so. This came to be because of the edict from above and because of the soul promise that was entered into by Barack and that higher level of his being, which is me, Ambrose Dunada Aman.

Know that with the merging of Obama and his high self Ambrose, Obama has become very aware of who he is and what his purpose is. He is not asleep but doing what he must to get in position to enact great change. What has been destined by Creator cannot be changed. This is a plan that has been decreed a very, very long time ago. This is not by happenstance that this is taking place, but by design and it has been a plan of the Creator and the  Mushaba People for some time. Who better to lead the people than one who embodies the energy and principles of freedom and empowerment, divine love and oneness, unity of purpose? * *As Barack opens to his truth, he will be able to bring that clarity of purpose to the people and show them that he is for all that is just, free, and peaceable in not only this country, so too in the world. He will bring a new freshness to the political scene and with that a new energy will build for the people. I have lived many lifetimes as a wise and just leader who came from Planet Mushaba, a spiritually and intellectually advanced civilization specifically to rise to my current prominence as Barack Obama.

As for what is taking place in the etheric right now, there are energies that are taking precautionary measures for Barack, and that is done according to the agreeing contract that is between Barack and those who are in contract with him. Yes Anakhanda, you are one of those people and there are seventeen in all who are working on those levels to assure that he is not harmed. Whether he wins the election and all goes as is projected as to an election, as has been, there is a place for him in the governing of this nation in the near future. At soul level he knows this is his mission, he is aware of his innate leadership abilities and genuine intent to serve his nation as he so states. He has now become consciously aware of his origin and purpose for embodying in this lifetime.

With all of the confirmation that has been flooding your internet about the light that Barack is, many people still are not paying attention and are not listening to their own inner voice within. If you listen, then you will know the truth and will not be so easily swayed by any negative comments about me or be misled by some of the things that I do to play my role in the game. I understand that you lightworkers would like to see me just stand up and say I am from the light and I am against everything this government stands for and I am going to free the people, take away the Federal Reserve and the IRS and if I do this how long do you think I would last?  I understand the importance of this statement that says “Don’t act like a king until you are sitting on the throne”.

You have no idea how difficult it is for me to play the game for it saddens and makes my heart heavy but for the greater good of all of the people of America and the world I must “appear” to be to some degree part of the political game and play some politics as usual. Know that I am of and for and by the mandates of the people. But I cannot do that fully until I am in place to do so. There have already been several attempts on my life simply because the Illuminati are unsure as to my ability to be controlled. But know that once Barack Obama is in office, some darkly-intentioned persons expect to control him just as they and others before them have controlled a succession of US presidents and many members of Congress. However, that vicious kind of governing is at an end and they will realize that they have lost their grip of control and they will react in great fear. Therefore, know that the Obama family members are among the most intensely light-protected persons on Earth. As for what is taking place in the etheric right now, there are energies that are taking precautionary measures for Barack, and that is done according to the agreeing contract that is between Barack and those who are in contract with him. Anakhanda Shaka Mushaba is one of those people and there are seventeen in all who are working on those levels to assure that Barack is not harmed. Whether he wins the election or not and all goes as is projected, there is a place for him in the governing of this nation in the near future

It is time for you, the people of earth, to fully awaken and stay out of fear. What is going on with the current financial crises is part of it all to strip away the old ways of have and have not’s, and establish a fair and equality based system of finance and commerce in your world. It is only as bad as you make it by your fear of “What If”. Follow what your heart tells you not me or any channel. What does your heart speak to you in your truth of who this man Barack Obama is. There is no more important time than now to totally trust yourself and your own innate guidance.

I am Ambrose/Barack Obama of Mushaba

Thank You Ambrose,
Blessings of Integrity!

Anakhanda Shaka Mushaba
Grandmaster-Mushaba Force

So, here you have it – vote for Obama and the world will not come to an end!