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LafaLot

Lafalot
We are so foolish
we laugh alot
We mock the Creator
Because, we think,
He is not Here
He has never been
But His Patience
Near Eternal
Is wearing oh
Wearing oh so thin
A Day, it is
upon us
It stands just
Just around the corner
And we Cannot hide
Earthbound, we think
That's All There Is
Some Comet brought us
That's All There Is
Don't tell me truth!
I don't want to know
I'm lost in pleasures
I DON'T WANT
TO KNOW
But the Day
The Day, it is upon us
The Battle
Of the Ages
Is even now
Upon us
We don't own this
and we can't begin
to Make This
But we mock the One who Can
We mock the One who Did
We have totally
Turned Away
Gone the Other Way
And the blood of Christ
Is the Only Gate
To our Salvation
Do you not feel
The Eternity
Within you
You are NOT
A slave
of mere Days
You Will go beyond
Time, on into
ETERNITY
But
while in Time's embrace
It is up to YOU
to Choose
Where
You
Spend
It
jkk 9/22/15
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Holy Jeans
Holy Jeans
They sit in the back of your class
And all the cool kids laugh and laugh
And mock them in the halls
Their clothes just smell, full of holes
And are stained where they're not torn.
They never speak, or just lash out in their anger,
And sit alone in the cafeteria eating their only meal
For their lonely day.
These, the wounded, walk among you
Wishing that more than your friendship
For just one day
They could live in your home.
jkk 7/25/15
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Bob's Steering Wheel
Bob's Steering Wheel
Upon graduation from high school, still living at home with Mom and my sister and not sure what my next step would be, I was out with some friends from high school.  We were riding around and it was near 1am in the morning.  We had been smoking pot, but it was time to go home.  They were on their way to dropping me off at Mom's.
Meanwhile, my mother, who at this time owned her own bar, had my sister in the middle of the front seat of her Oldsmobile 88 while her current man of the day, Bob, was on the far side. Mother, I was later informed, was trying to get home as quickly as possible before he 'blew up'.
Unfortunately, she didn't make it there before the inevitable explosion.
As my friends turned the corner through the last signal light on the street leading toward my mom's house, I saw the '88 sitting at a 45 degree angle, front end kicked in about a foot or more, and as we pulled past the abandoned car, a hole in the passenger side front windshiel
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This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property.  It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State Of Pennsylvania.  This guy's response is hilarious, but read the State's letter before you get to the response letter.
State of Pennsylvania?s letter to Mr. DeVries:

SUBJECT: DEQ - File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County

Dear Mr. DeVries:

It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property.

You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:  Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond.

A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity.  A review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued.  Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.

The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations.. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted.

The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel.

All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2013.  Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff.

Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action.

We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter.  Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
David L. Price
District Representative and Water
Management Division

Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries:

Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County

Your certified letter dated 11/17/72 has been handed to me.  I am the legal landowner,  but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane, Trout Run, Pennsylvania.

A couple of beavers are in the process of constructing and maintaining two wood 'debris' dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond.  While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of nature's building materials 'debris'.

I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose.  I believe I can safely state there is not way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking.  As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.

My first question to you is:
(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or
(2) Do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?

If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued.  (Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.)

I have several dam concerns.  My first dam concern is, aren't the beavers entitled to legal representation?  The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation, so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer.

The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect.  In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names.

If you want the damed stream 'restored' to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers, but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.

In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream.  They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond.

If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams).

So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now.  Why wait until 1/31/2013?  The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice by then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them.

In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality 'health' problem in the area.  It is the bears!  Bears are actually defecating in our woods!

I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone.   If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your dam step!  The bears are not careful where they dump!

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.

THANK YOU,
RYAN DEVRIES AND THE DAM BEAVERS

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This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property.  It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State Of Pennsylvania.  This guy's response is hilarious, but read the State's letter before you get to the response letter.
State of Pennsylvania?s letter to Mr. DeVries:

SUBJECT: DEQ - File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County

Dear Mr. DeVries:

It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property.

You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:  Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond.

A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity.  A review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued.  Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.

The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations.. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted.

The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel.

All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2013.  Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff.

Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action.

We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter.  Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
David L. Price
District Representative and Water
Management Division

Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries:

Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County

Your certified letter dated 11/17/72 has been handed to me.  I am the legal landowner,  but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane, Trout Run, Pennsylvania.

A couple of beavers are in the process of constructing and maintaining two wood 'debris' dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond.  While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of nature's building materials 'debris'.

I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose.  I believe I can safely state there is not way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking.  As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.

My first question to you is:
(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or
(2) Do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?

If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued.  (Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.)

I have several dam concerns.  My first dam concern is, aren't the beavers entitled to legal representation?  The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation, so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer.

The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect.  In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names.

If you want the damed stream 'restored' to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers, but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.

In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream.  They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond.

If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams).

So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now.  Why wait until 1/31/2013?  The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice by then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them.

In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality 'health' problem in the area.  It is the bears!  Bears are actually defecating in our woods!

I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone.   If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your dam step!  The bears are not careful where they dump!

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.

THANK YOU,
RYAN DEVRIES AND THE DAM BEAVERS

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Hi James, glad you enjoyed the calm and tranquillity of my moonscape...    moon  

A moment in time that needed to be sharedmoonflower ...as were the grey cat and dragonfly
     
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ansdesign Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the faves. :)
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Happy birthday to you and have
a wonderful day !!!
Greetings and hugs from cologne
Ingeline-art ;-)))Pink Flower Heart Emote -Free2Use Pink Flower Heart Emote -Free2Use Pink Flower Heart Emote -Free2Use
This is only for you!!!

Happy birthday wiz2525 by ingeline-art
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wiz2525 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

Hi James, thanks for dropping by to fave  "Do you cross the bridge..."     Flashy deviantART Logo 

Glad you enjoyed it   :happybounce:    Have a good ending to the week...
   

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:D (Big Grin) 
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WorldII Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave.
Rope Bridge by WorldII
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wiz2525 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear, for your beautiful gift! I have been away and away for so long.  I just stepped back in this weekend, and found it and at first was too embarrassed to reply, but as I approach my NEXT bday, at least I got this BEFORE THAT!!! 
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy birthday to you and have
a wonderfukl day!
Greetings and hugs from cologne
Ingeline-art ;-) (Wink)))Beating Heart Heart Of Love Mini Beating Heart
This is only for you!

Happy birthday Wiz 2525 by ingeline-art  
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WorldII Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave.
Heritage Coast by WorldII
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:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: for the fav and have a little glimpse on my gallery  :) joergens-mi.deviantart.com
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HeinztheBlueGiant Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite.:) (Smile) +fav 
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that makes me sooo happy!!!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))Misc Icon - 001 Rose Red Misc Icon - 007 Rose Green Misc Icon - 004 Rose Blue
good for my soul by ingeline-art
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Llama  - Misc Icon - 001 Rose Red Misc Icon - 005 Rose Cyan Misc Icon - 007 Rose Green 
that means so much for me!
Ingeline - art cologne ;-)))
when I bought nice things by ingeline-art
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Kolorita Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Happy Birthday!!
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wiz2525 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!  (you're the only one in dA that apparently noticed!)
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Kolorita Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
N.p!
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Hi James, thank you for faving "Crossword bird..." In case you didn't get it, the answer to the clue was 'Nene' - an alternative name for the Hawaiian goose and the English river as well...  :highfive:
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Thanks for the fave
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Thanks so much for the :+fav::squee:
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Thanks for the faves!
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WorldII Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave.
Bride by WorldII
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Thanks for the :+fav:'s!
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Nameda Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist

:iconthxfavplz:'s  so appreciated :iconsakuraflowerplz1:

I hope you'll enjoy my art in the future too

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