Respect & Team Work

Filed under: Uncategorized — tkm March 27, 2006 @ 15:0 pm

A video clip I know you all will appreciate–I know I did!!!!!!!

CLICK:  McElway

DOUBLE STANDARDS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

Filed under: MARTING,PDT,Uncategorized — tkm March 15, 2006 @ 21:0 pm

PDT letter to the editor
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 1:12 PM EST

I was hoping someone else would have commented on the Marting’s article by Jeff Barron titled “Clock ticking for city” on March 5.

John Berry, a Marting’s Foundation attorney, was quoted as stating the city will be required to deal with the foundation as if the foundation were a bank: That is, the city will have to meet various “common steps” regarding planning, and then seek approval of such plans by the “lending agent” – which is when the foundation will supposedly grant its entirely taxpayer-paid funds back to the city.

It is unfortunate for city taxpayers that these “common steps” were ignored by the foundation when it “sold” the Marting’s building to the city. No bank would ever have accepted an appraisal from an uncertified and unqualified appraiser. And no bank would have dealt with a governmental entity without having its own qualified legal counsel ensure that the governmental entity followed all legally required and standard operating procedures: such as public notification, public open meetings and the three readings requirement. So we have moved from lackadaisical standards to banking standards. I call that a double standard.As for consequences, the word “Marting’s” is no longer just a noun. To numerous individuals around Portsmouth, it has now become an adverb, adjective and/or a verb. To do a “Marting” is to do a quick and questionable transaction. To have been “Martinged” is to have been taken to the cleaners.I don’t think any of this is quite how Albert Marting and his family ever imagined they would be remembered.

Kevin W. Johnson
Portsmouth
 

 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!

Filed under: POEM,Uncategorized — tkm March 5, 2006 @ 11:0 am

The most destructive habit………………………….Worry
The greatest Joy………………………………Giving
The greatest loss…………….Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work………………..Helping others
The ugliest personality trait…..Selfishness
The most endangered species………………Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource……..Our youth
The greatest “shot in the arm”…………….Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome………..Fear
The most effective sleeping pill……………..Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease………………Excuses
The most powerful force in life………………Love
The most dangerous pariah……………A gossiper
The world’s most incredible computer………….The brain
The worst thing to be without…. …………Hope
The deadliest weapon……………..The tongue
The two most power-filled words……………”I Can”
The greatest asset! ………………….Faith
The most worthless emotion……..Self-pity
The most beautiful attire………………………….SMILE!
The most prized possession………………… Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication…………Prayer
The most contagious spirit……………………..Enthusiasm

posted by tkm 3-5-06