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« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2015, 12:55:31 AM »
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  • Not many of us can say we've been doing the same job for 69 years. That's probably because the vast majority of us won't live to be 100 years old.

    Derrell Alexander, a Chevrolet salesman at White's Mountain Motors in Casper, Wyo., celebrated his own centenary on March 17th, bringing his employment with the dealership to 53 years spanning four separate ownerships regimes. He started selling cars in 1946 at another dealership in Douglas, Wyo., some 50 miles away.

    "Sixty-year-old ladies remember him selling their parents cars," new car manager Marco Castillo told Automotive News. "Rarely will there be somebody who he doesn't remember what car they had or something about them."

    It's this connection with multiple generations of customers that drives Alexander to come into work each day more than 30 years after someone would typically retire. He still arrives at 8 a.m. every morning, Monday through Saturday, and doesn't take vacations.

    “The bible says on the seventh day, you rest,” he told the Casper (Wy.) Journal

    Alexander only sells between six and 10 cars a year these days compared to 30 a month in the '50s and '60s, but that doesn't hinder his desire to aggressively chasing each sale. Like a true salesman, his tactic is simple: "Stay with them until they buy or die."

    https://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/100-year-old-car-salesman-still-knows-how-to-close-a-deal-132909457.html

    Would you buy a car from this man?

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    « Reply #46 on: May 24, 2015, 11:24:17 PM »
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  • A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life.

    "There's nothing I can do about it," Jeralean Talley of Inkster said ahead of her birthday weekend.

    Talley will celebrate her birthday twice, including a party on Sunday at her church, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist. The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records, followed by Susannah Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who turns 116 in July.

    "You're more likely to win the lottery than to reach this age," said Robert Young of Gerontology Research.

    Talley bowled until she was 104 and still likes to catch fish. A daughter, Thelma Holloway, tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1F2Ez2k ) that her mother still has a sharp mind.

    She was born in Montrose, Georgia, in 1899 and moved to Michigan in the 1930s. Talley's husband died in 1988 at age 95.

    "Her No. 1 rule is to treat people how you want to be treated," said godson Tyler Kinloch, 21, who fishes with her. "I definitely carry that with me every single day."

    Talley received $116 — a dollar for every year — at an event Thursday at a local office of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The attendees included U.S. Rep. John Conyers. The Democrat is the longest-serving member in the House, but even at 86 he's three decades younger than Talley, who lives in his district.

    "I thank you very, very, very, very much," Talley told the crowd.

    http://news.yahoo.com/just-another-birthday-detroit-area-woman-her-116th-164853914.html


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    « Reply #47 on: May 25, 2015, 01:27:13 AM »
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  • No wonder you have 7700+ posts.

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    « Reply #48 on: May 25, 2015, 08:12:00 AM »
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  • Indeed. Thank you CNN, I mean, poche. It's been a blast reading through this.
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    « Reply #49 on: May 25, 2015, 10:41:31 AM »
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  • Paul VI is about 118 now.


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    « Reply #50 on: May 27, 2015, 01:03:05 PM »
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    No wonder you have 7700+ posts.



    And 13, 640 views for this thread(!). Truly, this is Poche's magnum opus of Yahoo News human interest fluff piece copy-and-pastery.

    Also, Poche has 10,519 posts on FE (not to mention a much more receptive audience),  1,904 on SD, and a measly 331 on CAF.

    20,000+ posts across (at least) four forums. That's ten times what I've managed to churn out in nearly the same amount of time (and, believe me, I think I post far more frequently than I should).

    And people think I'm joking when I suggest that Poche is either independently wealthy, or else he is paid to post on internet forums...

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    « Reply #51 on: May 30, 2015, 01:33:50 AM »
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    And 13, 640 views for this thread(!). Truly, this is Poche's magnum opus of Yahoo News human interest fluff piece copy-and-pastery.

    Also, Poche has 10,519 posts on FE (not to mention a much more receptive audience),  1,904 on SD, and a measly 331 on CAF.

    20,000+ posts across (at least) four forums. That's ten times what I've managed to churn out in nearly the same amount of time (and, believe me, I think I post far more frequently than I should).

    And people think I'm joking when I suggest that Poche is either independently wealthy, or else he is paid to post on internet forums...

    You left off jeunecatholiquesdetradition, cite.catholique, the saints discussion forum, and mi ca el.

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    « Reply #52 on: May 30, 2015, 01:35:51 AM »
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    No wonder you have 7700+ posts.



    And 13, 640 views for this thread(!). Truly, this is Poche's magnum opus of Yahoo News human interest fluff piece copy-and-pastery.

    Also, Poche has 10,519 posts on FE (not to mention a much more receptive audience),  1,904 on SD, and a measly 331 on CAF.

    20,000+ posts across (at least) four forums. That's ten times what I've managed to churn out in nearly the same amount of time (and, believe me, I think I post far more frequently than I should).

    And people think I'm joking when I suggest that Poche is either independently wealthy, or else he is paid to post on internet forums...

    You left off jeunecatholiquesdetradition, cite.catholique, the saints discussion forum, and mi ca el.

    Also the katakisma thread has over 40,000 views


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    « Reply #53 on: June 02, 2015, 03:12:01 PM »
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    No wonder you have 7700+ posts.



    And 13, 640 views for this thread(!). Truly, this is Poche's magnum opus of Yahoo News human interest fluff piece copy-and-pastery.

    Also, Poche has 10,519 posts on FE (not to mention a much more receptive audience),  1,904 on SD, and a measly 331 on CAF.

    20,000+ posts across (at least) four forums. That's ten times what I've managed to churn out in nearly the same amount of time (and, believe me, I think I post far more frequently than I should).

    And people think I'm joking when I suggest that Poche is either independently wealthy, or else he is paid to post on internet forums...

    You left off jeunecatholiquesdetradition, cite.catholique, the saints discussion forum, and mi ca el.


    That I did.

    So how much are you being paid to do this?

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    « Reply #54 on: June 02, 2015, 03:16:32 PM »
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    And 13, 640 views for this thread(!). Truly, this is Poche's magnum opus of Yahoo News human interest fluff piece copy-and-pastery.

    Also, Poche has 10,519 posts on FE (not to mention a much more receptive audience),  1,904 on SD, and a measly 331 on CAF.

    20,000+ posts across (at least) four forums. That's ten times what I've managed to churn out in nearly the same amount of time (and, believe me, I think I post far more frequently than I should).

    And people think I'm joking when I suggest that Poche is either independently wealthy, or else he is paid to post on internet forums...

    You left off jeunecatholiquesdetradition, cite.catholique, the saints discussion forum, and mi ca el.

    Also the katakisma thread has over 40,000 views


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    « Reply #55 on: June 02, 2015, 10:55:33 PM »
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    And 13, 640 views for this thread(!). Truly, this is Poche's magnum opus of Yahoo News human interest fluff piece copy-and-pastery.

    Also, Poche has 10,519 posts on FE (not to mention a much more receptive audience),  1,904 on SD, and a measly 331 on CAF.

    20,000+ posts across (at least) four forums. That's ten times what I've managed to churn out in nearly the same amount of time (and, believe me, I think I post far more frequently than I should).

    And people think I'm joking when I suggest that Poche is either independently wealthy, or else he is paid to post on internet forums...

    You left off jeunecatholiquesdetradition, cite.catholique, the saints discussion forum, and mi ca el.


    That I did.

    So how much are you being paid to do this?

    I ask God for a merciful judgement when I die.


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    « Reply #56 on: August 04, 2015, 12:22:55 AM »
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  • If you want to know the trick to living a long life, look no further than Agnes Fenton, a New Jersey woman who just celebrated her 110th birthday. So what’s her secret? Eating well? Psh. An exercise routine? Nah. It turns out the real keys to health and prosperity are Johnnie Walker and Miller High Life. Yes, you read that right.

    Fenton is one of an estimated 600 people in the world who are 110 or older — also known as “supercentenarians” — making her about 1 in 10 million. Talk about good odds.

    Born on August 1, 1905, Fenton, who has no children, has become a small-town celebrity, receiving birthday greetings from President Obama and New Jersey governor Chris Christie. August 1 was even declared “Agnes Fenton Day” in the city of Englewood, N.J. — an honor bestowed on her 100 th birthday.

    In an ABC World News interview around her 105th birthday, Fenton shared the surprising possible secrets to her long life: whiskey and beer.

    According to Fenton, following a run-in with a benign tumor years ago, a doctor told her, “Agnes, you must drink three Miller High Lifes a day.” Agnes followed that advice, and then some, adding a shot of scotch to her daily drinking regimen. In case you’re wondering, her go-to brand is Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

    However, all good things must come to an end, and Fenton, who is now cared for full-time by a staff of caregivers, is no longer allowed her daily dose of booze, opting for favorite foods like chicken wings, green beans, and sweet potatoes instead.

    Unfortunately, no hard science can back up Fenton’s miracle cure. It’s more likely, researchers say, that a steady routine, avoidance of stress, and genetics are the keys to super-longevity.

    According to Dr. Kenneth Wasserman, Fenton’s physician of nearly 20 years, “The few things she’s had wrong with her have disappeared in ways they should not have. Her health has been phenomenal…. She’s completely, thoroughly amazing.”

    So, maybe it is, in fact, good genes that have kept Fenton kicking for so long… but hey, it couldn’t hurt to drink a High Life from time-to-time, just in case.

    https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-secrets-to-living-to-110-might-be-whiskey-and-125763572876.html

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    « Reply #57 on: August 04, 2015, 01:03:56 AM »
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  • A herb harvested from Shepton Mallet increases health and life span. An ancient esoteric learned people from that broader land tried to keep it for themselves. Their trickster ways continues today.

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    « Reply #58 on: August 04, 2015, 02:05:06 AM »
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    A herb harvested from Shepton Mallet increases health and life span. An ancient esoteric learned people from that broader land tried to keep it for themselves. Their trickster ways continues today.


    "Trickster ways," Glaston?

    Come, now. Kettles and pots and glass houses and all that.

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    « Reply #59 on: August 04, 2015, 05:15:31 AM »
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  • Ecclesiasticus 3:7
    He that honoureth his father shall enjoy a long life: and he that obeyeth the father, shall be a comfort to his mother.
       

    Deuteronomy 5:16
    Honour thy father and mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thou mayst live a long time, and it may be well with thee in the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee.
    I say that it is licit to resist the Roman Pontiff by not doing what he orders and by impeding the execution of his will; it is not licit, however, to judge, punish or depose him, since these are acts proper to a superior." St. Robert Bellarmine

     

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