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Do you have the time? December 13, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Links, Photography, Politics, Videos.

clock.jpgTime is money, don’t waste time, time is on your side. There are lots of expression that have to do with time. It is an interesting topic. Are we fascinated by time? Obsessed with time? As I look around Casa Lobo I realize that I have way too many clocks. My dog and cat don’t care what time it is. They just want another treat. And it is always the right time for a treat as far as they are concerned. I am one of those people who is always on time. Actually I am usually early. It is impossible for me to be friendly with a person who is chronically late. What is your relationship with time?

Hugo Chavez and the rest of Venezuela started to change their clocks yesterday. By Presidential decree, Venezuela changed it’s time zone by 30 minutes. Venezuela can be added to a list of a few countries, including India, Iran, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka that don’t set their time in increments of one hour from Greenwich Mean Time.

– How about China? The big, fat, egocentric seat of power in Beijing decided that the entire country should be on Beijing time. So, if it is 4PM in Beijing it is also 4PM thousands of miles to the West. How crazy is that?

– Are you interested in know what time it is anywhere in the world? Check here:

– Speaking of time: There are just 403 days left until time runs out in this administration filled with thugs, war criminals and liars.

MARK TWAIN said: Time and tide wait for no man.

– Is it time for you to learn more about Mormonism? Check out this history of Mormonism via animation.

– Some of you may remember my diatribe about the Post Office and it’s removal of clocks last year. USPS is on a drive to standardize the look and feel of all 37,000 of its retail locations. And part of that makeover involves removing all the clocks from customer-accessible areas. Instead of making their operations more efficient, they remove the clocks, hoping you won’t notice how long you’re having to wait. As if you didn’t have a watch. My recent visit to the PO found the big dirty clock still on the dirty, stained wall, with the same two clerks trying to help at least forty growling New Yorkers with packages. My PO has 15 stations for clerks and at 10AM on a Monday moring there were two clerks to help everyone. AURGH! Time is a wastin’ at the Post Office.

– Here’s a little time in clock lapse for you:

CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD said: Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.

– Isn’t it time this guy got impeached? The signing-est Presdient ever. Let’s all give him the heave ho sign! Dan Abrams gives his report on the Bush administration’s use of signing statements in order to ignore laws that Congress has passed.

COLETTE said Time spent with cats is never wasted.

– Here’s that old scary Doomsday Clock for those that want to be creeped out:

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

And my very favorite time waster:



1. bonnieluria - December 13, 2007

So many great things to look at and read. Who has the TIME? Another excellent entry into the world of what do you need to know and when do you need to know it!

2. David F - December 13, 2007

Every 15 degrees East/west is equivalent to one hour. In the 1700s the British government posted a 20,000 pound prize for the first person to make a clock that could keep accurate time at sea so sailors would know where they were. It was known as the longitude problem; the prize was eventually collected by a guy named Harrison. In the 21st century clocks are largely ignored; indeed even hidden. People are fond of hiding behind the phrase ” I can’t find the time.” Time is ephemeral; it can’t be found. If one needs time; the only choice is to make it.

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