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Michele Weslander Quaid
Working to make a positive difference in the lives of others around the world.
Working to make a positive difference in the lives of others around the world.


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"Sometimes you achieve more than you thought you could, because someone who believes in you thought you could."
- Michele Weslander Quaid


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#Moorise over the #SantaBarbara #Courthouse for Las Noches De Ronda during #OldSpanishDays - #VivaLaFiesta !

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Eden nearly drowned as a child. Eden’s brain damage was reversed after two and a half months of oxygen therapy by stimulating the genes that regrow tissue and suppressing the genes that cause inflammation and cell death.
#healthcare #medical #innovation #miracle

"PIN DROP" -- these are worth reading (thanks to Jill for sharing!)

Once upon a time when our [USA] politicians did not tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our great country.
These are good...

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when
De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO.
De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of
France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,
"Does that include those who are buried here?"
De Gaulle did not respond.
You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England , at a fairly large conference,
Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury
if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.
He answered by saying,
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for
freedom beyond our borders.
The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return
is enough to bury those that did not return."
You could have heard a pin drop.
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There was a conference in France
where a number of international engineers were taking part,
including French and American.
During a break, one of the French engineers came back into
the room saying,
"Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done?
He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia
to help the tsunami victims.
What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:
"Our carriers have three hospitals on board
that can treat several hundred people;
they are nuclear powered and can supply
emergency electrical power to shore facilities;
they have three cafeterias with
the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day,
they can produce several thousand gallons of
fresh water from sea water each day,
and they carry half a dozen helicopters for
use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck.
We have eleven such ships;
how many does France have?"
You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference
that included Admirals from the
U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies
At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with
a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks,
but a French admiral suddenly complained that,
whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.
He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in
these conferences rather than speaking French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied,
"Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans
arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."
You could have heard a pin drop.
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Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83,
arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs,
he took a few minutes to locate his passport in
his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?"
the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France
previously. "Then you should know enough
to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here,
I didn't have to show it." "Impossible..
Americans always have to show their passports on
arrival in France !"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look.
Then, he quietly explained,
''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on,
D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country,
I couldn't find a single Frenchman
to show a passport to."

You could have heard a pin drop.

#USA #Patriot #Courage #Sacrifice #Bravery #Freedom #Military

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Is it a #fruit or a #vegetable -- read to find out, including this interesting bit...

The fruit vs. vegetable debate can sometimes reach such a fever pitch that the law must step in. In the 1893 United States Supreme Court case Nix. v. Hedden, the court rule unanimously that an imported tomato should be taxed as a vegetable, rather than as a (less taxed) fruit. The court acknowledged that a tomato is a botanical fruit, but went with what they called the "ordinary" definitions of fruit and vegetable — the ones used in the kitchen.

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Great advice on making powerful presentations with more images and fewer words.
#presentation #style #impact
The next time you have to give a presentation you might just want to remember these tips to make your presentation more powerful and memorable! #Google #Speaking #Presentation

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Google Street View sighting in Santa Barbara, CA!
#Google #StreetView #SantaBarbara #California

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This is a must-read article if you care about your #health

#Vegan #PlantBasedDiet #Milk #Cheese #Casein #Cholesterol

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An #inspirational  story... Be #inspired  to change the world!

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NASA's announcement of the discovery of a new solar system including seven exoplanets that resemble earth is the subject of today's Google Doodle...

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