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speaking of bruce almighty

Bruce Nolan is a small-time TV reporter with some big-time expectations. When things begin to go against his expectations in his career, he sees his life rolling down a hill. And there’s no sign of him trying to stop or to get his life back on track. Thus, with great inner force he accuses God as the primary reason of his downfall. He complains to him, he calls him names, and on one occasion he calls him a mean Mighty Smiter.And thus God appears. Dressed as Morgan Freeman, he summons Bruce to his office, and bestows all his powers upon Bruce. He also gives Bruce a very good tip, “that’s the beauty of things: no matter how dirty they get, you can always clean them up”. God is happy, and Bruce is happy – but there is only one catch. Bruce can enjoy all powers, but meanwhile he is required to carry out the responsibilities of God.Can he do it? Can Bruce solve all the problems of the world? Or does he realize that being a God is not as easy as it seems; after all; with great power comes g…

seven blunders of the world

Mohandas Gandhi's list of Seven Blunders of the World that lead to violence was described in the Christian Science Monitor February 1, 1995 (p.14). In his final years, ...the elder Gandhi kept his grandson close at hand and set aside an hour every day to be alone with the boy. I like the image of a gifted world leader devoting so much time to a young person, affirming the fundamental human urge to connect to future generations to teach and, perhaps, to learn.On their final day together, not too long before his assassination, Gandhi gave this important list to his grandson Arun Gandhi. Here is Gandhi's list, including an 8th 'blunder' added by Arun Gandhi. via.Wealth without workPleasure without conscienceKnowledge without characterCommerce without moralityScience without humanityWorship without sacrificePolitics without principleRights without responsibilities [Arun Gandhi]Technorati Tags: ,,,

some very common abbreviations

Here are some very common abbreviations. More often than not, we do not stop to think what they mean.ADAnno Domini – used to mark time that comes after the commonly accepted beginning of the Christian era.
Usage: The ancient city was founded in 125 AD.AIArtificial Intelligence – used for robots, etc.
Usage:Several professors at our university have been researching AI for many years.akaAlso Known As.
Usage: We went to see James Smith aka The Bulldozer wrestle.AMAnte Meridiem – the Latin word which means before noon.
Usage: I always get up at 7:00 AM.DIYDo-It-Yourself
Usage: I went to a DIY store and bought the materials to build a bed.DNADeoxyriboNucleic Acid – the main constituent of the chromosomes of all organisms.
Usage: My university has spent a lot of money in the study of DNA.e.g.Exempli Gratia – the Latin which means for example.
Usage: The company has many factories around the world - e.g. Italy, Mexico, and Korea.ETAEstimated Time of Arrival.
Usage: "W…